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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1968 September

Mrs. Marvin Vaught of Vinton, Va., Explains How Precarious Ruddell Road Is to Children Who Walk on It Everyday to Get to School

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Mrs. Marvin Vaught tells WSLS-TV that Ruddell Road in Vinton, Va., a street frequented by schoolchildren, lacks a sidewalk and is not wide enough for traffic and pedestrians. Those who walk on it must evade oncoming traffic by climbing up the bank on the side of the road. Mrs. Vaught recounts an incident where a boy cut his hand on a metal fence while trying to avoid traffic. Footage shows Ruddell Road and East Vinton Elementary School.
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