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temperatures this morning and the but full day ahead with meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> it is a bill cooler. the humidity is so low, the wind light. with clear skies, the temperatures are still falling right now. sun's coming up just after 6:00. now the temperatures have fallen into the 50s, pottstown, doylestown, millville, tom's rivers at 54. atlantic city at the airport is 59 degrees, holding at 60 in wilmington, 62 in northeast philadelphia, 69 in south philadelphia. roxborough could see 50s this morning. warmup by 10:00 in the morning, 79 degrees and middle 80s by 1:00 and still climbing. it will be climbing into the weekend as well. your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. right now, let's take a look at your first alert traffic with brittney shipp. >> good morning. things are moving along nicely. 95 near caster street. you can see the volume is picking up out there on the
roadways and as we head into the rest of today, things look pretty good, especially if you take the pa turnpike eastbound between ft. washington and bensalem. the good news is, the lane restrictions we saw earlier have now been lifted. that should help you get to work faster. some of your drive times for 95 northbound, 476 to 676, the average speed is about 68 miles per hour. that drive will take you 13 minutes. 95 northbound, 676 to aramingo avenue, that will take you five minutes and on 95 northbound, 676, cottman avenue, that's taking you eight minutes this time of the morning. chris? >> we're following breaking news rather unexpected out of new jersey. within the past hour, a small earthquake hit in somerset county, just north of bernardsville, 70 miles from philadelphia. we just learned you could feel it in four neighboring counties. it registered a magnitude 2.5. that's a small one. there are no reports of damage.
we'll continue to follow this breaking news and bring you relevant information as soon as we get it. on to this now. tight security and a traffic lockout with less than six weeks until the pope's visit to philadelphia, we learned a lot more yesterday about exactly what it will be like to try and get around in the city. >> it's notç just when the pop is here, it's even prior to that. traffic and security screenings will begin 6:00 a.m. on friday, september 25th. pope doesn't come in until saturday. city government will offer essential services from thursday until monday. courts will be closed from wednesday until the following tuesday. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on the ben franklin parkway. matt, it's not going to be easy to get around, get where you're going. >> reporter: not easy at all. might be a good idea to stay put if you can or just watch it on tv. that might be a better option altogether. now, yesterday the mayor's office did release more detailed plans of the areas that will be closed off. of course you have this area here where we are right now by the art museum, the ben franklin
parkway here. this is going to be heavily restricted as you might imagine. now, part of this will involve a fence. first we heard about the traffic box. now we'll have two security zones which will offer very limited access during the papal visit. these security perimeters will go into effect the night of thursday, september 24th. we did learn this fence will have entry points where people will walk through a metal detector and there will be no zone. the second and wider perimeter will be in place to protect the fence zone. vehicles will have to be removed in any vehicle that needs to go back in will have to be screened. now as far as city government from thursday the 24th through monday the 28th, the city will be operating essential services only. a lot of city offices will be closed and the mayor says that if you have any critical business to do, if you have to pick up groceries or prescriptions, get that done before the weekend.
>> i guess philadelphia doesn't see this a whole lot. overreaction for two days when the pope is here. >> i can understand the security understand is causing some hysteria, which, you know, it needs to be expected. you're enclosing everyone into an area where you can't get in or get out. so it doesn't really make we want to hang around. >> some residents there trying to figure out what they are going to do. the city says the primary goal really is to allow the 1.5 million to 2 million or so people the ability to walk so they can see and hear pope francis when he comes next month. where we are right now, ben franklin parkway right here, it's about five miles from camden. and new jersey has been putting together their own pope plan as well. you've got to be ready to do a whole lot of walking if you are going to be seeing the pope next
month. live at the art museum, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. now, philadelphia public schools will be closed for the extra day they had want for the papal visit. classes are canceled from wednesday, september 23rd through friday, september 25th and the city is still deciding on whether to also cancel classes on the following monday. officials are expected to make that decision closer to the event. these are just a few of the new details released just in the past 24 hours. we have a lot more to tell you at 5:15, how the travel and security restrictions could put a pinch on businesses in philadelphia. at 5:30, the jersey side of the story. what you need to know about road closures and detours if you live in the garden state. 5:05 now. a lot of people scratching their heads over this one. two bucks county boys made a quick trip for candy and soda and came back with guns that they purchased with the change in their pocket.ç
police say this man, reginald cisco sold a gun to the boys. the boys said he approached them in the parking lot and asked them if they like to hunt. >> he offered me two guns for $8. he said, do you like to go hunting? i said, yeah. >> say this was the case. he stored it like this. >> the boy's cousin alerted adults who called police. investigators quickly discovered the rifle had been stolen from a nearby auto repair shop wednesday morning. cisco remains behind bars. in new castle county, elsmere rejected a proposal would have banned carrying guns in county buildings. the mayor wants elsmere to --
a philadelphia man faces sentencing for a crash that killed his girlfriend. a jury found anthony reeder guilty of driving drunk. in 2012 he flipped his suv in north philadelphia, crashing it into the front porch of a home. reeder claims someone else was driving that night. in gloucester conte, rescue crews freed a driver trapped beneath a tractor-trailer on the new jersey turnpike. here's what it looked like around 9:30. it took firefighters a half hour to cut the victim free. the northbound lanes of the turnpike were shut down for about 90 minutes. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane insists that a judge has key information that could clear her name. now that judge has responded. on wednesday, kane called on montgomery county judge william carpenter to lift a court order so she can release e-mails that she calls pornographic and racially offensive. she's accusing judge carpenter
of protecting his friends whose now, in his statement, released yesterday, judge carpenter said kane has not filed with me any petition pleading, motion or other request for court action. accordingly, i will take no official action at this time. kane is charged with leaking grand jury information to a newspaper and then lying about it. she's also facing calls for her resignation from governor tom wolf. she's schedule for a preliminary court hearing august 24th. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> eight minutes after 5:00. we are about one hour away from sunrise. like yesterday, we'll see a lot of sunshine. like yesterday, we're starting off with low humidity. that's giving us a cool start. we'll see a quick warmup today and today is the beginning of a warming trend that's going to head us into the 90s over the weekend. the beginning of what appears to be an extended heat wave for our
area. right now, nice and cool. 59 degrees in reading. cape may down to 61 and philadelphia with clear skies, 67 degrees. nice clear view from the mellon bank building. a sunny day ahead. yes, a warmer day. yesterday's 84 degrees will be topped by 3 or 4 degrees. what we won't see, any activity here. the radar screen is going to be dry for an extended period through the weekend and into next week. ready your sunglasses. 81 for the pocono mountains, 87 in allentown and quakertown, high of 86 this afternoon. brilliant sunshine and low humidity for doylestown, trenton and mount holly. right along the coast, rehoboth beach, the jersey shore into thç low 80s. it goes warmer from vineland up to 88 degrees today. that's where we'll see philadelphia later on. 8 in narberth and 86 for westchester and wilmington. 80s today. the 90s start tomorrow, the seven-day forecast to show you how long that heat lasts when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill, it's about
ten minutes after 5:00 now. not bad for a friday morning on the roads. this is usually a pretty good time to drive anywhere. >> it's early and fridays are usually light. we'll find out. brittney shipp is watching the roads for you. >> no major reports out there that are going to slow you down. u.s. 1 at 17th street, things are moving along nicely, though the volume is starting to pick up as we head into the later morning hours. your drive times for route 202 southbound, 76 to chesterbrook boulevard, three minutes. that's a quick ride. 76 to route 29, the average speed, 60 miles per hour. that will take you seven minutes just as usual and southbound 202, 76 to route 30, that will take you about 11 minutes. we'll switch you over to route 202 northbound. route 30 to 76, same thing, 11 minutes. 29 to 76 will take you seven minutes. the good thing is, chesterbrook boulevard, 276 taking you about three minutes. i did see a few tweets about
some road work happening on the pa turnpike. i'll bring you those reports coming up. 11 minutes past 5:00. pulled from the rubble more than 30 hours after the blast. this morning, the story of survival following yesterday's deadly explosion in china. plus, a school bus crash caught on camera. and a strengthening storm in the pacific could become the strongest on record. the west coast is bracing for the potential of too much rain too fast.
5:14. preparing for the pope, workers are cleaning up the city ahead of the papal visit. that includes rounding up year because it has special urgency because of the pope. the bikes will be fixed up and donated to local kids. restaurants, bars and other businesses are trying to figure out how they will cope and make it to work. the entire parkway is in a secure perimeter, including city hall. so is this area surrounding independence mall in old city. some employees we talked with says they still don't know how to get to work. many are hoping for the best. >> i'm hoping they have some sort of way to get us in easier as staff members to run the business. >> and if not? >> if not, then we're screwed. >> mayor nutter says he hopes
leaders can clear up any concerns on monday when a business resource center launches on the city's website. 5:15 and new this morning, rescue workers in china found a firefighter still alive more than 31 hours after the disaster in tianjin. video captured the blast yesterday at a con tanner warehouse. at least 50 people were killed, including 17 firefighters. hundreds of people were hurt. look at this wild video of a school bus in north jersey out of control, slamming into a store. the driver told police her brakes failed. the bus ran through an intersection, hit an suv and slammed into the front a liquor store. all 11 kids on board went to the hospital. >> one kid was screaming from his leg. another kid was bleeding from his mouth. i think his tooth broke or something. it was bad. >> thankfully none of the kids' injuries was life-threatening.
the driver of the is okay. police are checking out the bus's brakes. kids in the philadelphia school district have one month of summer left. they are teaming up with organizations to help families get ready to go back to school. today at high school the future on parkside avenue, parents can get information on everything from transportation to lunch programs. uniforms and registrations. while summer isn't quite over just yet, some philadelphia students are already back in school. the global leadership academy charter school in west philadelphia opened yesterday. about five years ago the school abandoned the school district's calendar to avoid what it calls summer brain drain. the academy believe that kids are out of school for a full three months forget material. >> they had packets they had to do when they were away from us. when we come in today, they turn in their packets and get ready
to go. >> i have summer brain drain every summer and i don't even go to school. this could drain your morning drive. a headsç up if you drive throu center city. there's a lane closure on 15th street this morning so crews can repair a sinkhole there. only one southbound lane on 15th street is open between south penn square and chestnut street. the street is expected to be re-opened to two lanes by the close of business today. hopefully in time for the evening rush. let's talk about the morning rush at 5:17. >> here's nbc 10 first alert traffic reporter brittney shipp. >> a good graphic behind me. if you take the pa turnpike eastbound between ft. washington and bensalem, the good news is we have lane restrictions that have been lifted. it's beginning to be an easier ride to work for you this morning. a few more drive times in our major highways. i-95 southbound, woodhaven road to 676 will take you 12 minutes with the average speed over 60 miles per hour. more moderate if you're taking
76 eastbound, turnpike to 676 with the average speed around 40 miles that's going to take you a little over half an hour to get to where you need to go. then 46 northbound, 95 to 76, average speed over 60 miles an hour. that will take you about 15 minutes. i'll continue to update you on traffic issues coming your way to help you get to work. that's all coming up in ten more minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:18 and a cooler start this morning. our skies are nice and clear. now we're getting closer to sunrise. the skies are starting to brighten up. you can see a few, thin clouds on the horizon. this is a live picture from here at the nbc 10 studios. notice the flag at rest. we have light wind this morning, lighter than yesterday. that and low humidity have allowed the temperatures to come down a bit more than yesterday. 67 degrees in philadelphia. that's down by 2 compared to yesterday morning at the same time. clear skies over cape may, sunshine nice and bright.
it will warm into the 80s on the shore. that's going to be a big crowd on the beach and this wednesday, too. we're looking at calm conditions. the last couple days we had a nice northerly flow that brought in the dry air. we're seeing a bit of that above building level. the cold front that's moving through the midwest that might bring us cooler weather isn't going to make it. we'll see the heat building through the weekend. no sign of any wet weather for us for the next several days. warm up today, by 10:00 this morning, 79 degrees, middle 80s and still climbing at 1:00 this afternoon. we top out at 88 degrees today. it's into the 90s starting tomorrow. humidity won't be bad saturday but you'll notice it goes higher on sunday. it gets steamy on monday. saturday, sunday and monday we'll see temperatures into the
90s, all three days into the 90s and it continues. 94, hot, humid conditions. tuesday, wednesday, up to 92 and still in the 90s on thursday with sunny skies. check out this palm tree that was hit by lightning and caught fire in las vegas. the fire also spread to a nearby house there. no one was hurt, thankfully. this was during a thunderstorm last evening that flooded streets and knocked out power to thousands. the el nino could become one of the strongest on record. it's nicknamed bruce lee. a strong name there. it's already the secondest strongest on record for this time of year. it may bring above average rainfall to california but probably not enough to save the stateç from its current drough sent then stolen. ahead, a mystery of missing mail. we'll tell you where police say someone is swiping letters right out of the box. can you tell me how to get
check out our kitty kam on nbc10.com. this is a live camera right now. it's positioned at the philadelphia animal welfare society, paws. >> it's kind of addictive. >> the cats are awake early like us. they're probably up watching nbc 10. believe it or not -- actually, you will believe it. that kitty kam is the most viewed thing on our website. people are spending four minutes at a time. >>ç mesmerized. >> why did we take this away? we done want to the see this graphic. i guess we do. >> we do. we want to tell people about clear the shelters. >> it's happening on saturday, #cleartheshelters. send us pictures of your pets. i'll post another one of my favorite pet here in a moment. check out the nbc 10 app. kids who want to watch new episodes of "sesame street" will soon need to know the letters
hbo. landon dowdy is here to explain. good morning. >> good morning. that's right. the subset of "sesame street," hbo will be the network of shows before they air on pbs nine months later. it will double the number of episodes it tapes each year from 18 to 35. they will also develop a spinoff. and over on wall street, the market looks to end the week in the green. a drop in oil prices weighed, crude is trading at six-year lows. the dow rising five points, the nasdaq falling ten. >> thanks for that, landon. have a nice weekend. now your nbc 10 first alert weather.
>> a cooler start this morning. it will be warmer afternoon. the weekend, that's a different story. get your neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, just ahead. brittney shipp is watching first alert traffic. >> everything looks clear out there. i'm tracking clear construction projects and also your drive times. what you need to know before you head out the door. that's coming up in my full traffic report.
nbc 10 breaking news. this breaking news, a confirmed earthquake in new jersey. we're making calls to check on damage, find out if anybody was hurt. a long way to walk. this morning we're breaking down all the new information about what it will take to get in to philadelphia from south jersey for the pope's visit. >> and hotter weather on the way. we'll start warming up today. by the weekend, the heat and humidity will be back. just about 5:30. welcome back to nbc 10 news today. i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. the weather has been great the last couple of days. it's beautiful out there this morning. let's start with meteorologist bill henley and his first alert forecast. bill? >> low humanity we're experiencing this morning will stay with us this afternoon. even though it will be warmer this afternoon with clear skies this morning and light wind, we're getting a cooler start this morning. 62 in northeast philadelphia.
look at the 50s for pottstown and doylestown. south jersey and millville is at 57 degrees. blue bell right now is at 55. collegeville, you're at 55 degrees. 55 in gilbertsville while pottstown is at 56. a nice start, cool start. but a warm afternoon. a quick warmup with less wind, bright sunshine. the temperatures will go from 67 at 7:00 to 79 degrees by 10:00. at 1:00 this afternoon, still climbing, 85 degrees. that's warmer than it was yesterday. and we'll top out in the upper 80s this afternoon. weekend is a different story. we're head for the 90s. take you through it neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes. brittney shipp is watching your first alert traffic. >> that's right. things look pretty good out there. we'll start you off right now with i-95 near cottman. you can see traffic is moving along nicely this morning. and reay