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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning partly cloudy today and not as cold, with highs in the mid 30s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast for the week, coming up.





[7-Road-Conditions]


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The Virginia Department of Transportation says most secondary roads still have a layer of ice and snow, but warmer temperatures later today should help out.
Crowell's Gap Road between routes 220 and 684 in Roanoke and Franklin Counties is closed due to icy conditions. The same is true for Twelve O-Clock Knob Road between routes 736 and 746 in Roanoke County.
It's unclear when they may be reopened.
VDOT is reporting minor conditions on some primary roads where icy spots remain.
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[TAKE FS VDOT] For more information on conditions in your area, call V-DOT at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[7-I-81-Ax]


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An accident on Interstate 81 is blocking traffic for some drivers this morning. State Police dispatchers say an overturned tractor trailer at exit 153 in Botetourt County is blocking the left side of the southbound lane of I-81. No word on injuries or what caused the accident. Another tractor trailer overturned late last night when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. State police say the truck ran nearly 300 feet down an embankment and overturned at exit 140 on I-81. The driver was charged with reckless driving.

[7-11Roanoke-Shooting]


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Police are still investigating the shooting of a man in Roanoke Saturday night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


Officers responded to this home in the 700-block of Murray Avenue -- just after eight o'clock.
They found a man in his 20's shot twice in the abdomen.
The victim was conscious when he was being transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are not releasing his name or condition.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Officials say he appears to be a Roanoke resident, but did not live at the home where he was shot.

[7-11Rainbow-Forest]


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The future of a community lake in Botetourt County is in question.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Members of Rainbow Forest Recreation Association have been ordered to drain their community lake because the dam holding the water isn't up to state code. The group hired a private engineer to offer suggestions in the project's next step. Four options have been suggested -- ranging in costs from about 178 to 41-thousand dollars. Those options include adding culverts to the existing dam, creating a dam in front of the current structure or ceasing to have a lake and dam altogether.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The amount of community-donated money by the end of March will determine which option is selected.

[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mixture of clouds and sunshine, with a warm- up starting this afternoon and lasting through the work week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, up next.

[55-Road-Conditions]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Warmer temperatures today should help melt some of the ice on secondary roads, but that's not helping the situation this morning.
Dispatchers in Franklin County are reporting that Adney's Gap Road is in bad shape. Crowell's Gap Road between routes 220 and 684 in Roanoke and Franklin Counties is closed due to icy conditions. The same is true for Twelve O-Clock Knob Road between routes 736 and 746 in Roanoke County.
It's unclear when they may be reopened.
VDOT is reporting minor conditions on some primary roads where icy spots remain.
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[TAKE FS VDOT] For more information on conditions in your area, call V-DOT at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[55-11Civil-Rights]


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Virginia's role in the civil rights movement is being highlighted at a new museum in Roanoke.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The History Museum of Western Virginia opened an exhibit this weekend. It showcases important events during the civil rights era and has scenes which focus on events throughout Southwestern Virginia. Films, pictures, and displays portray the struggle to end segregation throughout the south. The exhibit is open to the public through February.
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[55-11Rainbow-Forest]


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Whether or not a community lake in Botetourt County survives depends on how much money can be raised.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Members of Rainbow Forest Recreation Association have been ordered to drain their community lake because the dam holding the water isn't up to state code. The group hired a private engineer to offer suggestions in the project's next step. Four options have been suggested -- ranging in costs from about 178 to 41-thousand dollars. Those options include adding culverts to the existing dam, creating a dam in front of the current structure or ceasing to have a lake and dam altogether.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The amount of community-donated money by the end of March will determine which option is selected.

[55-11Cat-Agility]


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Cat owners in Roanoke got a chance to see the newest type of competition in cat shows.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Cat lovers were out in force to show off their furry friends but not every pet was there to be judged. The International Cat Agility Tournament was on hand to introduce the newest cat agility contest.
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((CAROLYN SHELBURNE:THIS IS ACTUALLY ALMOST AS STRENUOUS SOMETIMES AS DOG AGILITY BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING TO GET ON THE GROUND, MOVE AROUND, GET EXCITED WITH YOUR CAT. YOU ARE LIKE CHEER LEADING THIS CAT ON WHILE YOUR OUT THERE ON THE COURSE.))
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[OUT Q=there on the course.]
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The i-CAT tournament organizers hope the event's popularity will pick up, and prove that a pet feline isn't just a good listener.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
After a bitter cold start, we'll see temperatures climbing into the 30s for highs today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, up next.




[8-Road-Conditions]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]
[ENG#=none]


Warmer temperatures today should help melt some of the ice on secondary roads, but that's not helping the situation this morning.
Dispatchers in Franklin County are reporting that Adney's Gap Road is in bad shape. Crowell's Gap Road between routes 220 and 684 in Roanoke and Franklin Counties is closed due to icy conditions. The same is true for Twelve O-Clock Knob Road between routes 736 and 746 in Roanoke County.
It's unclear when they may be reopened.
VDOT is reporting minor conditions on some primary roads where icy spots remain.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE FS VDOT] For more information on conditions in your area, call V-DOT at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[8-I-81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=dgr]
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[GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident 4364]


An accident on Interstate 81 is blocking traffic for some drivers this morning. State Police dispatchers say an overturned tractor trailer at exit 153 in Botetourt County is blocking the left side of the southbound lane of I-81. No word on injuries or what caused the accident. Another tractor trailer overturned late last night when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. State police say the truck ran nearly 300 feet down an embankment and overturned at exit 140 on I-81. The driver was charged with reckless driving.

[8-11Land-Trust]


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Virginia ranks the very lowest in funding for natural resources, and some conservationist groups are urging state lawmakers to help change that.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Groups like the New River and Western Virginia Land Trusts went to Richmond this past week to press lawmakers. Members say they are grateful the state allocated five-million dollars for the first time ever to land conservation in last year's budget -- but they say it's not enough.
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((ELIZABETH OBENSHAIN: THAT'S ONLY 2.5 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE ENTIRE STATE. YOU CAN'T EVEN BUY A FARM IN RINER A FARM IN RINER..IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY.))
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Members say the state needs to add a lot more money to the pot, if Virginia is to create more easements or buy more land to protect it from development.
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[8-11Rainbow-Forest]


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Some residents in Botetourt County will lose their community lake if they can't raise enough money to make repairs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

Members of Rainbow Forest Recreation Association have been ordered to drain their community lake because the dam holding the water isn't up to state code. The group hired a private engineer to offer suggestions in the project's next step. Four options have been suggested -- ranging in costs from about 178 to 41-thousand dollars. Those options include adding culverts to the existing dam, creating a dam in front of the current structure or ceasing to have a lake and dam altogether.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHICS=None]

The amount of community-donated money by the end of March will determine which option is selected.