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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.
  • 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
  • Tractor trailer crash closes I64 westbound in Alleghany County

    Tractor trailer crash closes I64 westbound in Alleghany County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:25:01 GMT
    ALLEGHANY COUNTY (WSLS)-- Both westbound lanes of Interstate 64 have been shut down in Alleghany County due to a tractor trailer accident.The crash took place shortly before 3 a.m. at exit 10 (Callaghan), and may have caused damage to a bridge railing at the exit.Right now, the westbound lanes are expected to remain closed for several hours during the accident response and cleanup, to allow an inspection of the interstate bridge.A detour has been set up for westbound traffic. Drivers will be ...
    ALLEGHANY COUNTY (WSLS)-- Both westbound lanes of Interstate 64 have been shut down in Alleghany County due to a tractor trailer accident.The crash took place shortly before 3 a.m. at exit 10 (Callaghan), and may have caused damage to a bridge railing at the exit.Right now, the westbound lanes are expected to remain closed for several hours during the accident response and cleanup, to allow an inspection of the interstate bridge.A detour has been set up for westbound traffic. Drivers will be ...
  • Turkey truck crash closes I-81 lanes in Botetourt County

    Turkey truck crash closes I-81 lanes in Botetourt County

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:24:55 GMT
    BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS) -- Part of northbound I-81 in Botetourt County is closed this morning after a tractor trailer crash involving a load of turkeys.
    BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS) -- Part of northbound I-81 in Botetourt County is closed this morning after a tractor trailer crash involving a load of turkeys.
  • 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...
  • Train derailment leads to Rt 21 closures in Wytheville

    Train derailment leads to Rt 21 closures in Wytheville

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:57:16 GMT
    WYTHEVILLE (WSLS)-- A train derailment just after 5 p.m. Monday night is still causing lane closures this morning.Route 21 near Old Stage Road is closed in both directions. There are detours in place. Southbound traffic is being rerouted onto Route 667 to Route 665 and back onto Route 21. Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Route 667.Expect delays in the area.
    WYTHEVILLE (WSLS)-- A train derailment just after 5 p.m. Monday night is still causing lane closures this morning.Route 21 near Old Stage Road is closed in both directions. There are detours in place. Southbound traffic is being rerouted onto Route 667 to Route 665 and back onto Route 21. Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Route 667.Expect delays in the area.
  • Failed retaining wall forces Giles Co Rt. 460 lane closures

    Failed retaining wall forces Giles Co Rt. 460 lane closures

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-07-14 09:34:23 GMT
    GILES COUNTY (WSLS)-- A failed retaining wall in Giles County has forced VDOT crews to close lanes on Route 460 between Route 61 and Route 643 (Stateline Road).The left westbound lane and left eastbound lane are closed through the one mile stretch known as "The Bluffs," between Rich Creek and Narrows. Crews are performing repairs on the damaged wall before the lanes can reopen.There's no exact time in place to reopen the lanes, but it is expected to be a long-term closure lasting at least sev...
    GILES COUNTY (WSLS)-- A failed retaining wall in Giles County has forced VDOT crews to close lanes on Route 460 between Route 61 and Route 643 (Stateline Road).The left westbound lane and left eastbound lane are closed through the one mile stretch known as "The Bluffs," between Rich Creek and Narrows. Crews are performing repairs on the damaged wall before the lanes can reopen.There's no exact time in place to reopen the lanes, but it is expected to be a long-term closure lasting at least sev...
  • Rockbridge County roadwork closes portions of Rt 39

    Rockbridge County roadwork closes portions of Rt 39

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-07-14 09:34:10 GMT
    ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WSLS)-- Construction on various portions of Route 39 (Maury River Road) will begin today, Monday, July 14.Route 39 will be closed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various work sites in the Goshen Pass area. The road will be open to two-way traffic during times that crews are not working on the road.Work is expected to take about four weeks, weather permitting.
    ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WSLS)-- Construction on various portions of Route 39 (Maury River Road) will begin today, Monday, July 14.Route 39 will be closed daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at various work sites in the Goshen Pass area. The road will be open to two-way traffic during times that crews are not working on the road.Work is expected to take about four weeks, weather permitting.
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