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1st PLACE SPOT NEWS: Heather Rousseau, Roanoke Times—Ashley Hill, 24, of Roanoke and John Joplin, 74, of Rocky Mount, make calls from their cars while waiting to be rescued from a Roanoke Fire-EMS swift water rescue team on Tuesday Sept. 29 on Bennington Street SE. Police and rescue personnel set up traffic barriers on hundreds of flooded or dangerous roads in Southwest Virginia on Tuesday, but that did not stop many people from going around them. “It was my own stupid fault,Ó said Joplin who thought he could make it to the convenience store, so he weaved around the orange traffic barricades.

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