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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's interstates and primary roads are mostly clear of snow and ice but highway officials say secondary routes are still treacherous. The Virginia Department of Transportation said Monday that much of the snow on secondary roads has changed to ice or become packed because of traffic and warmer temperatures.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The runways are clear at airports in the Washington region, but there are still a lot of frustrated travelers after the weekend storm. At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, people who arrived hours before their flights Monday ended up missing them while they waited in long lines to check their luggage.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) A former Virginia Tech student accused of decapitating another student at a campus eatery has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Haiyang Zhu pleaded guilty Monday morning and now faces up to life in prison.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) After a weekend of canceled flights, service at Richmond International Airport is back to normal. On Saturday, nearly 100 flights about two-thirds of those scheduled were canceled due to the winter storm that swept through Friday evening.

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