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7Snow


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Several schools are closed or opening late today because of winter weather.
Some parts of the state have been blanketed by a couple inches of snow, freezing rain fell on top of that creating icy road conditions.
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Scott Prince is in Salem with the latest.
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7weather


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7schools


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As we mentioned, there are a number of school cancellations and delays today.
Stay tuned to WDBJ, we'll be running school information across your T-V screen throughout the morning.
7BIRTHDAYS! 2/16/97
Sunday:

SUPER=130-7/Kristen Joyce/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-60/Peggy Bumgarner/Lynchburg;



SUPER=130-17/Travis Ratcliff/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-8/Samantha Smith/Roanoke;



(Twins)
SUPER=130-15/Andrew & Angela Brown/Hurt;



SUPER=130-11/Jessica Hanna/Vinton;


Monday:

SUPER=130-2/Jonathan Wood/Danville;



SUPER=130-45/Larry Moore/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-16/Delores Harris/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-2nd/Jeffrey & Cecile Fitzgerald/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-14/Amanda Barnes/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-1st/James & Sarah Arrington/Covington;



SUPER=130-9/Jessica Humphries/Natural Bridge Station;



SUPER=130-12/Marlena Driscoll/Vinton;



SUPER=130-2/Amber O'Brien/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-1/Dylan Via/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Christopher Howell/Roanoke;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Debbie Brown/Monroe;



SUPER=130-/Mike Wilmer/Bluefield WVA;



SUPER=130-/Teri Bradley/Glasgow;



SUPER=130-/Peggy Rush/Wakefield;



SUPER=130-/Sharon Swinney/Ridgeway;



SUPER=130-80/Nina Farmer/Radford;



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55SNOW


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Several schools are closed or opening late today because of winter weather.
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Some parts of the state have been blanketed by a couple inches of snow, freezing rain fell on top of that creating icy road conditions.
Snow plow drivers have been working around the clock clearing the roads and say they are making progress.
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And stay tuned to WDBJ, we'll be running school information across your T-V screen throughout the morning.

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This winter storm has already claimed one life.
Police say Alan Dale Hall was driving through Patrick County when he ran off the road.
His car struck and embankment and overturned.
He was trapped inside the car for about 30 minutes as rescue workers tried to free him.
The 41- year- old was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

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The icy road conditions could put a kink in this Valentine's Day.
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Flowers have been ordered and are set to be delivered today, but there could be a problem with getting them out.
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((WE WORRY ABOUT THIS EVERY YEAR AND THIS IF THE FIRST VALENTINE'S DAY IN ABOUT NINE YEARS THAT IT SNOWED RIGHT AROUND THE VERY DAY))
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Flowers that can NOT be delivered will have to be thrown out.
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Good news -- the Census Bureau's suggest that for every 100 unmarried women under 35, there are about 118 men.

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8SNOW


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Schools are closed or opening late today after a winter storm hit the region yesterday.
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Some parts of the state have been blanketed by a couple inches of snow.
Freezing rain fell on top of that creating icy road conditions.
Snow plow drivers have been working around the clock clearing the roads and say they are making progress.
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And stay tuned to WDBJ, we'll be running school information across your T-V screen throughout the morning.

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Authorities believe alick road conditons contributed to a fatal accident in Patrick County.
Police say Alan Dale Hall was driving through the County when he ran off the road.
His car struck and embankment and overturned.
He was trapped inside the car for about 30 minutes as rescue workers tried to free him.
Hall was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

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In Richmond, a Senate committee has killed a bill that called for a ban on partial-birth abortions.
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The committee had voted to report the bill, but then one Senator e changed her mind and asked for a second vote.
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((SEN. EMILY COURIC/(D) CHARLOTTESVILLE: IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THIS BILL WILL VERY LIKELY BE USED AS A VEHICLE TO SUPPORT OTHER EFFORTS TO WHICH I'M OPPOSED. AND THEREFORE I ASK THAT WE RECONSIDER THE VOTE.))
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((SEN. STEVE MARTIN/(R) CHESTERFIELD: I THINK WE'VE GOT TO COME TO A POINT WHERE WE VOTE ON THE BILLS THAT COME BEFORE US ON THE MERITS OF THOSE BILLS.))
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The bill was then defeated 8-to-7.
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Today is Valentine's Day, a big money making holiday for Florists.
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Nationwide, florists expect to sell 90 MILLION roses.
But the icy road conditions could put a kink in flower deliveries.
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Not only will there be a few disappointed Valentine's but Florists could take a big financial hit.
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Ramsey says this is the first time in 9 years that its snowed the day before Valentine's.

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Lynchburg City Council has filled the council seat of the late Junius Haskins' seat.
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After reviewing ten applications, council unanimously selected Edward Barksdale to fill Haskins' Ward Two seat.
Haskins died of a heart attack last month.
He says substandard housing, youth recreational needs and senior citizen concerns are his top priorities.
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