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Coming up on News Seven at six the victim of a carjacking wants a Roanoke judge to give the robber a lighter sentence.

DENISE-HEAD


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Snow is blanketing most of the state and there's more to come. WX-Head
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Snow continues falling throughout the region tonight--
We could see as much as two to three feet before this winter storm is over.
We'll have all the details coming up.

Sports-Head


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In sports, Virginia gets its first win in the A-C-C U-Mass remains undefeated and the Steelers advance with a win over the Buffalo Bills.
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Video-Open


ANCHOR=Ron
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(go to Denise live shot)
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SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Snow, snow and more snow-- its falling thoughout the state.
About a foot of snow has fallen already in parts of western Virginia and the storm is moving northeast across the commonwealth.
V-DOT crews have begun around-the-clock efforts to help keep roads safe.
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Snow-Today


ANCHOR=Ron
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Good Evening.
This is News 7 at 6.
I'm Ron Jones.
The winter weather blanketing the state has prompted Governor George Allen to declare A state of emergency in the Commonwealth.
The governor implemented the state emergency operations plan because significant snowfall is expected for the entire state.
The Virginia National Guard is on standby.
The Department of Transportation, State Police and the Department of Emergency Services have been monitoring the storm for days.
In our viewing area we are expecting anywhere from 10 inches to three feet.
DOUBLE BOXES=Ron/Denise/Microwave


Denise Allen has been making her way through the snow all day.
Denise, what are the conditions out there?
Ron, the snow started falling earlier than expected this morning.
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And it's been falling steadily ever since.
There have been no major accidents but the roads are slick.
So far the department of transportation has been able to stay ahead in the game. Roll cue: stay ahead in the game
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SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT; :09
SUPER=07-Joe Vaughn; :44
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SUPER=01-Doug Basham/Brambleton Hardware; :59
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(( If winter precipitation is in the forecast V-DOT officials would rather see snow than ice.
So far crews have been able to keep the main roads passable. ((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT: WE ARE AT FULL CREWS IN MOST OF OUR LOCATIONS IN OUR 12 COUNTY AREA. PEOPLE ARE AVAILABLE TO WORK THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT AS NEEDED.))
V-DOT officials are also preparing for tomorrow.
Weather forecasters are predicting more snow and high winds. ((ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE DOING IS PREPARING OUR SNOW BLOWERS. WE HAVE SEVEN SNOW BLOWERS THAT ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT OUR AREA TO GO TO STRATEGIC LOCATIONS IF WE NEED TO REMOVE A LOT OF SNOW.))
Shoppers hit the stores early for winter needs, such as snow shovels, rock salt and of course sleds. ((JOE VAUGHN: I HAD TO GO OUT FOR THE SLEDS. THE KIDS WERE YELLING FOR SLEDS SINCE LAST NIGHT. I THOUGHT I'D GET OUT EARLY AND FIND SOME.)) ((CHAD WHEELING/AUTO ZONE: LOTS AND LOTS OF TIRE CHAINS, DE-ICERS, SCRAPERS AND YOUR USUAL CAR PARTS.)) ((DOUG BASHAM/BRAMBLETON HARDWARE: LOOKS LIKE THE WEATHER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ON TARGET THIS TIME AND THEY'RE PREPARING FOR IT BETTER THIS TIME, NOT AS MUCH PANIC AS IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF IT WAS A WORK DAY.))
In just two hours Auto Zone did 16-hundred dollars worth of business--most of that was tire chain sales.
It seems bad weather is big business. ((WHEELING: I WISH WE COULD BE LIKE THIS EVERYDAY. I'M NOT SURE WHAT THEY'RE CALLING FOR ON SNOW, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE CALLING FOR A LOT.))))
Talent=Denise/Live Full
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And we ARE getting a lot.
V-DOT officials want to remind everyone that their main focus is on the primary roads--such as 81, 5-81 and route 4-60.
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To check on road conditions you can call the highway helpline number.
It's 1-800-367-ROAD.
That's 1-800-367-ROAD.
DOUBLE BOXES=Ron/Denise
(Q/A: Denise do you have any winter weather tips for tonight?)


Of course don't go out if you don't have to and remember to check your elderly friends.
Also Laura Bullock suggests you move your cars off the streets.
This will help V-DOT crews when they go to clear the secondary roads.

Mont-Co


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
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Minor delays were reported on Interstate 64 from Afton Mountain to the West Virginia line.
Interstate 81 from Bristol to Shenandoah County had minor delays with some snow and ice patches and U.S. 58 in Henry County also had some delays.
US 4-60 from Bland County to Roanoke and westward is also battling the snow.
In Montgomery County,
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Interstate 81 and route 4-60 are covered.
Rural roads are also blanketed by the white stuff.
In Blacksburg some skiers took advantage of the covered Sunset Boulevard.
During a heavy snow, roads with the most traffic, interstate and major routes, will receive top priority for snow removal.
Crews will begin working on less priority roads only after the high-priority roads are under control.
Statewide, V-DOT has more than 38-hundred employees ready to operate 35-hundred pieces of snow removal equipment.
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Ron-Toss-Kim
(Ron tosses to Kim in front of chromakey)


Stats-Wx


ANCHOR=Kimberly
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WX-Alert
Doppler

Announcements


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
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The weather has caused some cancellations in our area.
Let's look at the list we have so far. take pinnacle
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Steelers beat the Bills to advance in the National Football League Playoffs.
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And Harold Deane has a big day as the Virginia Cavaliers knock off N.C. State in Charlottesville this afternoon.
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S-UVA


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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Harold Deane found the range today scoring 26 points as the Virginia Cavaliers beat N.C. State 73 to 69 in Charlottesville.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/J-P RAYCOM SPORTS; :


State kept the game close in the first half going to Todd Fuller who hits this jumper the Wolfpack trailed 27 to 24.
But Virginia picked up the pace Deane pulls up and hits the three pointer and the Cavaliers led 36 to 30 at the half.
State rallied at the halfway mark of the second half Fuller's jumper made it 51 to 48 Wolfpack.
The Cavaliers came right back and Curtis Staples nails this three pointer and Virginia went back up by three.
Deane continued to control the game SUPER=33-Virginia/=73/N.C.
State/=69;here he hits another three pointer Virginia led by 4 and the

Cavaliers win it 73 to 69.
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((HAROLD DEANE/SCORED 26 POINTS: THE LEAGUE IS KIND OF EVEN THIS YEAR AND ANYBODY CAN WIN IT, SO IT'S GOOD THAT YOU GOTTA COME OUT HERE AND TRY TO PLAY GOOD, SOLID BALL, AND TRY TO GO OUT THERE AND GET THE WIN ANY WAY YOU CAN.))
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OUT Q=....you can."
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S-Mass


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-22
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Marcus Camby scored a career high 38 points as top ranked Massachusetts beat Dayton 78 to 58.
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U-Mass coach John Calipari giving instructions to his team.
Then on this play Camby goes in and gets the block it starts the fast break and Dana Dingle finished it off with the monster jam and U-Mass took a four point lead.
Dayton came right back going inside to Chris Danard who gets the slam and Dayton took a one point lead.
U-Mass gets out on the break Edgar Padilla with the jam and Dayton fell behind by five at the half.
Camby iced the win in the second
SUPER=33-Massachusetts/=78/Dayton/=58;half with this jumper as Massachusetts

beats Dayton 78 to 58.
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S-Steelers


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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Bam Morris ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns as Pittsburgh beat Buffalo 40 to 21 in the A-F-C divisional playoff game.
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The Steelers struck early John L. Williams takes it in from the one to make it 7 to nothing Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh went up 14 to nothing early in the second quarter when Neil O'Donnell hit Ernie Mills on this 10 yard touchdown strike.
Buffalo rallied in the second half Alex Van Pelt in for Jim Kelly hit tony Cline on the 2 yard touchdown pass to make it 26 to 14.
Kelly returned and He hooked up with Thurman thomas on this 9 yard touchdown pass to make it 26 to 21 Steelers.
But Bam Morris scored twice in the SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/=40/Buffalo/=21;

fourth quarter this one from 13 yards out as Pittsburgh beat Buffalo 40 to 21.
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S-Trucks


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
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If basketball and football aren't enough for you, then you might want to check out the Motor Sports Spectacular over at the Salem Civic Center.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last night; :00


Flying motorcycles filled up the air instead of basketballs as riders from age 5 to over 60 competed for over 30 thousand dollars in prize money spread out over 6 different events.
You can't forget the monster trucks; who's tires are taller than News 7 photographer Mark Hollandsworth!
The fast action continues tonight starting at 7:30 and then Sunday at 2pm.
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((ED BECKLEY/EVENT DIRECTOR:OF COURSE THE MOTORCROSS, PRO MOTORCROSS BIKES, AS WELL AS AMATEUR--WE GOT SOME LITTLE KIDS, AND SOME HOT KIDS, AND SOME OF THE LITTLE KIDS ARE HOT, YOU'LL WATCH 'EM FLY. JEFF YENTZER/MOTORCROSS PRO: YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF TIGHT RACING, IT'S A SHORT TRACK, LOTTA BAR BANGING, LOTS OF GOOD CRASHES, PROBABLY.))
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