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[Sneak peek] Did you dance in today's flash mob at Valley View Mall in #Rke? See how it went down in tmw's paper.

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Early this a.m., a truck wreck closed #I81 NORTH at mm 167.7 near Buchanan. Traffic moving now. PHOTO:

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[Update] Pic of wreck blocking #I81 south at mile marker 143 in #Rke Co, from VDOT cam

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Wow! Check out this amazing photo of a lightning strike in downtown #Rke at about 6:15 p.m. today, submitted by reader William Mahone, of #Rke.

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Reader Melanie Scott snapped this pic today after a gust of wind blew a patio umbrella from El Establo on Williamson Rd up into the power line. She says they eventually got it down with a long stick. Wow!

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Photographer Sam Dean snapped this rainy day picture downtown. Send us yours! Use #swvawx.

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VDOT reports 3-mile backup on I-81 south at mile marker 196 in Rockbridge Co. Left shoulder, left lane, and right lane closed.

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Photo of small plane on fire courtesy of witness Brian Turner, who works nearby #Rke #RkeCrash

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Photo of small plane crash from our reporter on the scene #RkeCrash #Rke

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How's it look outside your window? Tweet a pic and use #swvasnow to share! Here's the view outside our window now.

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VDOT: I-81 at mile marker 116, Christiansburg, 10:40 a.m.

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PHOTO: Larry Hall watches as the Roanoke River swells over the bottom of his back stairs at his home in Elliston.

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Rep. Rick Boucher's town hall-style meeting on health care reform in Dublin draws 1,200 // #hc09

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Would you believe this "Octobull" is made out of Red Bull cans? Roanoke man entered it in energy drink contest.

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Botetourt County Sheriff's Office asks for help identifying this burglary suspect.

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Salem police are asking for help finding this bank robbery suspect.//

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