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In May, 2012 Erin Brookshier joined the WSLS 10 team as a news producer, but she is no stranger to the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Erin grew up in Salem, attending Glenvar High School. Following graduation in 2008, she headed to Blacksburg, where she continued to pursue her dream to work in television. Erin graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in Communication and minors in English and Political Science. Go Hokies!

During her time in college, Erin interned at several television stations including WCSC in Charleston, S.C. and right here at WSLS. Following a spring internship with WSLS in 2012, Erin began a full time position as a news producer, working on the weekend and 5 p.m. newscasts. One year later, she began working as a Digital Journalist for WSLS in June 2013.  

Erin could not be more excited to be reporting in her hometown, close to the friends, family and community that she loves.

If you have a story idea or question, you can e-mail Erin at ebrookshier@wsls.com.

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  • I581 Elm Avenue overnight closures and traffic pattern changes

    I581 Elm Avenue overnight closures and traffic pattern changes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:15 GMT
    Parts of I581 near Elm Avenue are beginning to reopen after an overnight closure in the region.Tuesday night marked the first of four nights of overnight work needed to put a traffic switch in place on northbound and southbound I-581 at Elm Avenue.Overnight, the off-ramp leading from southbound I581 to Elm Avenue was closed-- that has since reopened with new pavement markings in place this morning.Starting today, the right lane of 581 southbound will open to traffic after being closed for mon...
    Parts of I581 near Elm Avenue are beginning to reopen after an overnight closure in the region.Tuesday night marked the first of four nights of overnight work needed to put a traffic switch in place on northbound and southbound I-581 at Elm Avenue.Overnight, the off-ramp leading from southbound I581 to Elm Avenue was closed-- that has since reopened with new pavement markings in place this morning.Starting today, the right lane of 581 southbound will open to traffic after being closed for mon...
  • Friday, May 16: Flood related road closures

    Friday, May 16: Flood related road closures

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:29:00 GMT
    Happy Friday!With all of the rain we've seen over the past several days, here's a look at some roads VDOT has reported could be facing some flooding this morning.Roanoke County: Route 622 near Bradshaw RoadRoute 623 at Verndale Drive (passable with care)Montgomery County:Route 622 near Alltree Trl; Bendemeer Rd; Bradshaw Rd; Carterdell Rd; Jensen Pl; Kidder Ln; Old Catawba Rd; Timer Rd; Travis Trl; Rt. 864N/SBotetourt County:
    Happy Friday!With all of the rain we've seen over the past several days, here's a look at some roads VDOT has reported could be facing some flooding this morning.Roanoke County: Route 622 near Bradshaw RoadRoute 623 at Verndale Drive (passable with care)Montgomery County:Route 622 near Alltree Trl; Bendemeer Rd; Bradshaw Rd; Carterdell Rd; Jensen Pl; Kidder Ln; Old Catawba Rd; Timer Rd; Travis Trl; Rt. 864N/SBotetourt County:
  • Lansal Inc. hummus and dip recall

    Lansal Inc. hummus and dip recall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:25 GMT
    Prepared foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc. announced a recall Thursday of 14, 860 lbs. of humus and other dip products from stores that include Target and Trader Joe's, due to a threat of a Listeria contamination. The company says the recall is only a precaution.Recalled products include:Target Archer Farms Traditional Humus 10 oz. -- UPC 85239233405 (Use by date of June 11, 2014) Target Archer Farms Traditional Humus...
    Prepared foods manufacturer, Lansal, Inc. announced a recall Thursday of 14, 860 lbs. of humus and other dip products from stores that include Target and Trader Joe's, due to a threat of a Listeria contamination. The company says the recall is only a precaution.Recalled products include:Target Archer Farms Traditional Humus 10 oz. -- UPC 85239233405 (Use by date of June 11, 2014) Target Archer Farms Traditional Humus...
  • Update: Giles County Memorial Day Rt 460 single-vehicle crash kills one

    Update: Giles County Memorial Day Rt 460 single-vehicle crash kills one

    Update: Giles County Memorial Day Rt 460 single-vehicle crash kills one

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:28:09 GMT
    State police say the crash killed two people. They tell us that just after 11:30 Monday night a Jeep Wrangler was heading west on Route 460 in Giles County when the driver, 32-year-old Linda Hilton lost control and ran off the road.
    State police say the crash killed two people. They tell us that just after 11:30 Monday night a Jeep Wrangler was heading west on Route 460 in Giles County when the driver, 32-year-old Linda Hilton lost control and ran off the road.
  • Natural gas leak cleared, Radford University buildings reopen

    Natural gas leak cleared, Radford University buildings reopen

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:27:38 GMT
    A natural gas leak on the Radford University campus has led to evacuations this morning.University officials say the leak is between Curie-Reed and Preston Hall. Everyone is being asked to evacuate and avoid Preston-Martin, Curie-Reed, McConnell, Lucas and Muse Hall as well as Parking Lots B and C until further notice.WSLS will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as it comes into our newsroom.
    A natural gas leak on the Radford University campus has led to evacuations this morning.University officials say the leak is between Curie-Reed and Preston Hall. Everyone is being asked to evacuate and avoid Preston-Martin, Curie-Reed, McConnell, Lucas and Muse Hall as well as Parking Lots B and C until further notice.WSLS will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as it comes into our newsroom.
  • Downtown Roanoke Church Avenue closure

    Downtown Roanoke Church Avenue closure

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:13 GMT
    Starting today, Church Avenue will be closed between Market Street and Jefferson Street. Construction crews are currently working on the Hotel/Market Garage Construction Project. The closure will be in place until Friday, June 20.While the closures are in place, the Market Garage will only be accessible from Jefferson Street. No other garages or lots will be affected.
    Starting today, Church Avenue will be closed between Market Street and Jefferson Street. Construction crews are currently working on the Hotel/Market Garage Construction Project. The closure will be in place until Friday, June 20.While the closures are in place, the Market Garage will only be accessible from Jefferson Street. No other garages or lots will be affected.
  • Timesaver Traffic road closure: Tuesday, June 17

    Timesaver Traffic road closure: Tuesday, June 17

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:26:05 GMT
    Happy Tuesday to you-- several new road closures and potential delays to let you know about this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today the left lane will be closed, and tomorrow the right.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take place on Albemarle Avenue fro...
    Happy Tuesday to you-- several new road closures and potential delays to let you know about this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today the left lane will be closed, and tomorrow the right.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take place on Albemarle Avenue fro...
  • Timesaver Traffic closures and delays: Wednesday, June 18

    Timesaver Traffic closures and delays: Wednesday, June 18

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:57 GMT
    Good Wednesday morning-- many of the closures we've been talking about all week due to paving could still be a factor as you head out the door this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today theright lane will be closed.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take pl...
    Good Wednesday morning-- many of the closures we've been talking about all week due to paving could still be a factor as you head out the door this morning.Surveying work on I81 in Botetourt County will have the potential for some delays today and tomorrow. I81 northbound between mile markers 168.7 and 169.7 will have lane closures in place between 5:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Today theright lane will be closed.Expect delays in Roanoke City over the next several days due to paving. Work will take pl...
  • Construction forces weekend road closures on I-81

    Construction forces weekend road closures on I-81

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:46 GMT
    Weather permitting, VDOT is planning a series of lane closures on I 81 this weekend.
    Weather permitting, VDOT is planning a series of lane closures on I 81 this weekend.
  • Downtown Roanoke streets closed for weekend events

    Downtown Roanoke streets closed for weekend events

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:45 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Several streets in Downtown Roanoke will be closed on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for various events in the area.
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Several streets in Downtown Roanoke will be closed on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21 for various events in the area.
  • Tractor trailer fire closes Route 695 in Bedford County

    Tractor trailer fire closes Route 695 in Bedford County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:34:01 GMT
    BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS)-- A tractor trailer fire on Route 695 has all lanes of traffic near Pike Road and Route 617 closed this morning.The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says the call came in just before 7 a.m.All vehicles, including Bedford County School buses are being detoured as the cleanup process continues this morning.
    BEDFORD COUNTY (WSLS)-- A tractor trailer fire on Route 695 has all lanes of traffic near Pike Road and Route 617 closed this morning.The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says the call came in just before 7 a.m.All vehicles, including Bedford County School buses are being detoured as the cleanup process continues this morning.
  • Back to school driving safety tips

    Back to school driving safety tips

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:36 AM EDT2014-08-11 10:36:33 GMT
    (WSLS)-- The end of summer can be a very exciting time of year with many students heading back to class over the next several weeks. As summer vacation ends, traffic begins picking up as people head back to work and school. We want to remind you, there are different driving patterns and rules of the road every driver should be aware of. Here are some things you should be aware of:Respect the school buses. Yield when school bus drivers are attempting to merge. Leave a significant amount of spa...
    (WSLS)-- The end of summer can be a very exciting time of year with many students heading back to class over the next several weeks. As summer vacation ends, traffic begins picking up as people head back to work and school. We want to remind you, there are different driving patterns and rules of the road every driver should be aware of. Here are some things you should be aware of:Respect the school buses. Yield when school bus drivers are attempting to merge. Leave a significant amount of spa...
  • Valley View interchange construction closes I581

    Valley View interchange construction closes I581

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:23 AM EDT2014-07-29 09:23:40 GMT
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda...
    ROANOKE (WSLS)-- Construction on walking platforms along the Valley View interchange bridge will lead to road closures on I581 throughout the week.Two lanes of the three lane section of I581 will be closed during the work from 10 p.m. each night until 6 a.m. the following morning.Northbound closures will be in place Tuesday, July 29 and Friday, August 1. Southbound lane closures will be in place Wednesday and Thursday July 30-31.Shoulder closures may also be in place throughout the week Monda...
  • UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co.

    UPDATE: Crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery Co.

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:09:04 GMT
    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120
    All lanes on I-81 southbound are closed due to a tractor trailer crash near mile marker 120
  • Amherst County construction forces 30 day road closures on Rt 622

    Amherst County construction forces 30 day road closures on Rt 622

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:47 GMT
    AMHERST COUNTY (WSLS)-- Traffic pattern changes are going into effect this morning that could cause some major delays for drivers throughout the month of July.
    AMHERST COUNTY (WSLS)-- Traffic pattern changes are going into effect this morning that could cause some major delays for drivers throughout the month of July.
  • Fire crews battle Tinker Mountain wildfire

    Fire crews battle Tinker Mountain wildfire

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:46 GMT
    BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS)-- The Virginia Department of Forestry is working to fight a wildfire in the Tinker Mountain area of Botetourt County this morning.Forestry officials say they were first alerted about the fire Tuesday night around 7 p.m. Today, two fire crews are still fighting the wildfire and a helicopter is expected to provide backup later this morning.At this point, the wildfire is between one to two acres. It's in an area of the forest near the Appalachian Trail that's difficult fo...
    BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS)-- The Virginia Department of Forestry is working to fight a wildfire in the Tinker Mountain area of Botetourt County this morning.Forestry officials say they were first alerted about the fire Tuesday night around 7 p.m. Today, two fire crews are still fighting the wildfire and a helicopter is expected to provide backup later this morning.At this point, the wildfire is between one to two acres. It's in an area of the forest near the Appalachian Trail that's difficult fo...
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