Governor Terry McAuliffe delivered his first State of the Commonwealth speech Monday night, and health care–including Medicaid expansion–was at the top of his list.
“There must be no higher priority than health care coverage for more of our citizens,” the governor told a joint session of the Virginia General Assembly. WFIR’s Starr Anderson reports:
VDOT reports no major incidents as of 8:30 am. Most roads and highways are listed in “minor” condition, which means they are generally wet but may have some slick spots. Click here for the latest VDOT traffic information.
As of 8:30 am, Roanoke Regional Airport reported 1 canceled flight and 1 delayed flight. If you have flight plans, you are urged to check with your airline before heading out. Click here for the latest airport information.
As 8:35 am, Appalachian Power reports about 7,371 power outages. Click here for the latest Apco information.
Several schools closed for the day or delayed.
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It’s Winter Preparedness Week, and the State Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Transportation encourage you and your family to be prepared for winter weather. A VDOT spokesperson says the first thing you should do is create an emergency kit with plenty of food and water. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more.
The 17-year-old driver in the deadly accident on Merriman Road that killed two others has been released from the hospital and is facing charges. Dominique Young is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unauthorized use of a vehicle because of the November 11th accident. Young was driving a car when police say he lost control because he was going too fast. The accident killed the two men in the back seat of the car, 20-year-old Danial Buckner and 18-year-old Cody Elliot. Young is being detained at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center.