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>> good morning and thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> the lot of people are up. they want to know what is going on. we have a light snow last night. rain and snow out there now. a double continue through the morning hours. in enjoy less in accumulation. the key to everything being a case is the temperature. we are at or above freezing in most spots. the roads will be ok. . 34 at the airport. light snow or rain this morning. we will get a break this afternoon. the winds will become a story
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tonight. we will call sleekit additional spell accumulation later. a -- we will probably get additional snow accumulation later. >> it does not take a whole lots to cause accidents because it is what out there. -- wet out there. all lanes closed in the northbound direction involving a tractor-trailer on 95. everyone is diverted off at mountain road. take pulaski highway as your alternate. 56 on the j.f.x.. overall, we are doing well on the beltway system. we are dealing with the leas.
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a tractor-trailer accidents delaying things. hefty delays at sandy point. the bay bridge is open now. back to you. >> the coastal storm is making its way up the coast and many officials say they are ready to take on whatever they bring. >> our reporter is live with more on what is going on in reisterstown. >> this guy is having a great time. this is the kind of snow that is not stressful.
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this is some of the new snow that has accumulated over night. it is laying on the other snow like little tiny pillows which is very pretty. state highway tells us of rhode temperatures are too warm to create trouble spots. about 39 degrees out there. many feel like the mayor when it comes to this snowstorm. >> many people would be happy if they never saw snow again. i probably fallen to that category. we are ready. >> i am standing with the owner. what do you think of the latest snow? >> it got me up to early. i have to see if they want me their early. >> thank goodness it did not
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snow too much. wbal-tv. >> as the storm began, it has not generated enough power to have an impact on local school districts. that is good news as there is already controversy over missed days due to the blizzard of 2010. tim tooten has the latest. >> you talk about this controversy. the systems have five days in waivers. that is good. they should be little to no excuse for the buses not to roll today. what we are doing right now is we have one delay in baltimore county opening at 9:00. get ready and get set and let
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go. tim tooten, live in the news room. >> game marriages will be recognized in the state of maryland. the opinion is intended to be used as a guide in the maryland judicial system. if it does not allow list -- it does not allow same-sex marriages to be performed in the staid but it will recognize those that have been performed in other states. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of the attorney general's decision to recognize other states' same sex marriages? email your response to >> the drive to tighten at its roles in baltimore city government has hit a roadblock. they are trying to give a clear
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definition of the phrase, doing business with the city. there were not enough members present in the meeting last night to vote. and helen holton will resume a leadership position on the council despite her criminal charges. she was removed from her position as chair because of the charges. the new president has named her chair of a committee. young has a different view than the mayor. >> and former baltimore mayor sheila dixon was seen in public at an event yesterday. our reporter caught up with her to ask her about her life as a private citizen. >> don is the expense of staff,
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pr and on to russia -- gone is the expensive staff, p r and entourage that she had when she was mayor. >> i have been taking it easy. >> she is monitoring the way her successor has steered the city from back-to-back blizzards. >> there are things you need to do, and i think we did part of it. there were things i would have recommended that we do differently. >> inside the event, she joined panelists including a former police commissioner. >> we have made great strides in the last three years. >> she was not as willing to discuss the recurring question,
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is she sorry for her role in the corruption scandal. >> are you sorry for your actions? >> she expressed gratitude for the support she received when she accepted a plea deal and saved her pension. she has not began the community service mandated by her plea deal. wbal-tv. >> still ahead, a frightening and tragic scene in orlando with a trainer at sea world is killed moments
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it is not one to be a big deal. the snow is tapering off in some of the northern and western suburbs. heavy snow going on in the southern part of new jersey. we will miss the heavy part of the storm for now. take a look at the temperatures. they are above freezing. 34 at the airport. light rain and snow showers will continue often on through this morning. high temperature near 38 degrees. we are not done with the storm. the wins will pick up tonight and tomorrow. back to you. >> there are conflicting reports surrounding the tragic death of a trainer at sea world. she was killed after a deadly encounter with a killer whale.
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the orlando county sheriff's office says she fell into the tank with the killer whale. witnesses say the animal shot in the air, grabbed her and thrashed her around. there are reports that the whale was moved to an unfamiliar pull due to renovations. the same whale was involved in a couple of other deaths. coming up, property owners who decorate could get some money. >> depositing a check could get easier.
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>> two early-morning accidents. rain or the thought that it may be icy. it makes people drive differently. if you can take it slow this morning, you should be fine. northbound 95 in harford county at mountain road, all lanes are closed. it involves a tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle. it will be a while before they are able to clear it completely. we will give a live view of that in a moment. travel pulaski highway to avoid it altogether. everything else is moving pretty well.
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11 minutes is your drive time on the outer loop east side. s live view of traffic in harford county. the accident scene is north of this. traffic is forced off their at mountain road. some delays on eastbound 50 approaching bay bridge. that is the latest. now the latest on the buses and the trains. >> we are looking pretty good out there. allow your bus extra time to get to where it is going. no major delays or diversions to report at this time. metro subway is on time in both directions. no delays on the brent declines
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or camden -- brunswick lines or camden lines. >> things will be quiet on the way to work or school this morning. the roads will be ok despite some snow sightings. hd doppler showing the snow tapering off for a baltimore city. we have steady snow in cecil county and towards the eastern shore. rain mixing in at times. that will be the basic story of this event. we are safely above freezing in most spots. there could be icy spots with the pennsylvania line. 33 in the rock hall. there are two parts of this
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system. an area of low pressure near ohio. this storm will pass to cover north and gets pulled back into the course -- coast later tonight and tomorrow. that is when we will get the second part of the storm. light snow or rain this morning. it major layout -- it may try out this afternoon. tomorrow, the winds will gust over 30 miles per hour and may become a huge problem. it will get colder and snow gear as we head into friday. -- snow we'rier as we head into
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friday. the winds may be a bigger story than the snow. one-3 inches of accumulation is what i am expecting from to night into friday. in harford and cecil counties, there could be higher amounts such as 5 inches. when you get to new jersey, they will get over 1 foot of snow. some places make it 3 feet of snow in new england for instance. some accumulating snow late today and friday. highs will be ose to 40 degrees on saturday and sunday. >> more cities are pushing
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programs that allow home and business owners to wait to pay back loans when they go green. they can borrow money for upgrades and pay it back over 20 years or so. it removes the initial hurdles of a glowing green especially for solar panels that can take years to recoup in lower energy bills. a new application will allow users to snap a picture of a check they want to deposit and the technology takes over on the iphone. chase, bank of america and citibank are planning to release their similar applications this year. you have to have a steady hand. he may have to bank the old fashion way. >> we have a look at the
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bloomberg business report. >> stock futures are pointing to a slightly lower start to things today. we have credit agencies saying they may downgrade the debt of greece again. we had a pretty good day yesterday. the economy still requires low interest rates. ben bernanke will speak to the senate committee later this morning. the president of toyota will stay put. some executives have resigned following the scandal of the recalls. akio toyoda is the only person that can save toyota. he said the as a personal commitment to restore the trust of customers.
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blockbuster is closing at least 500 doors. it is looking for ways to restructure almost $1 billion of debt. consumers are turning to netflix and red box. back to you. >> thanks. >> coming up, in the look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> the hockey venue at the olympics turned into stars on ice. see if team usa stays in contention for its first gold medal hopes. we will show you
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>> the u.s. hockey team has not won a gold medal since in 1980. in vancouver, team usa men's hockey are a couple of wins away from a gold medal with a win over switzerland. the score is tied. the goal is waved off. time runs out by a 10th of a second. into the third period. the u.s. has a 10-0 lead over switzerland. usa advances to the semifinals on friday with a win over switzerland. in canada, the match.
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canada put it away. rick nash with the goal. and scorn for the sake of statistics in the second period. and simon cho finished second in his qualifying heat last night in the 5 cm speeding event. he will go after his first olympic medal on friday. and disappointing run by lindsey vonn, she crashed and suffered a broken pinkie finger. she remains undecided if she will compete in the friday
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downhill event. her crash also impacted a teammate mancuso. her run was interrupted because of the crash. she had to restart in finished 18th. here is a look at the medal count. canada moves past russia into fourth place. here is hoping you have a fantastic day. >> thanks. coming up in the next half-hour of 11 news today. >> snow flurries in reisterstown. nothing sticking to the road. a stress free commute. the tells ahead. >> we have more in the forecast for tomorrow. the winds will kick up.
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we will talk about that coming up. >> some progress to report on the 95 c
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