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>> cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". and we've got our eye on the storm this morning generally quiet right now as we take live look at storm scan3, we did get some light snow this morning, in some areas. just a tease of what's to come. major nor'easter is on the way that could dump inches of snow on the philadelphia area, and even more in parts of new jersey. hi, good morning everyone, glad you're with us, monday, january 26. i'm ukee washington. >> i'm erica von tiehl. as you might imagine schools already are closed for today or plan to send the student home early because of the snow. philadelphia public and archdioces schools are closing at noon today. in case your student goes there, might need to pick them up early. full list of the bottom of your screen, cbsphilly.com. now we do have team of reporters for you all across the field katie fehlinger carol ericson weaver jessica here keeping our eye on the roads, people everywhere watching us. >> we do. let's tart this thing offer katie. good morning. >> good morning, nor'easter has yet to form, but the combination of it, are certainly out there. and this is going to be a whallop by the time it actually develops, into the monster that we expect it to develop into. now, let's start things off just by taking/to the to the live neighborhood network couple of camera shots kutztown area middle school fresh powder on the soccer fields palmyra cove nature park gently at this point real low clouds over the center city skyline. in the distance see the skyscrapers, can't at this point, down at the area shore
points, it is just quiet and dry actually at this point in rehoboth. do you have some stronger surf, the choppy waves beginning to move in here. winds in a second. but as we go back out to storm scan, there are places where you're finding little bit after lull. now one zoom out shows that you there is more moisture on tap here. specially through central pennsylvania, and then down into virginia and portions every maryland, see the heavier rain, rain, still warm enough for it down that way as well as the snow starting to pack up. so that's going to help this storm, you know, gather it moisture energize, means we'll have much more to deal with even as early as we hit the noon hour, things will start to begin to deteriorate here with winter weather advisories hot pink indicating winter storm warnings, philadelphia included there blizzards warnings at noon for ocean monmouth county. your current win speeds are out of the northeast we'll keep the win pick one time. how much are we talking? well, this is general look at the impact, the brunt of the storm tonight, into early tomorrow morning but will all be tapering through the day. we will be dealing with six to 12 inches, in philadelphia, higher through east central new jersey, gusty winds that will potentially create white out conditions, poor visibility, at or under a quarter after mile. and snow covered roads to definitely slow you down. so, you know we'll say it again. if you can manage to do it, it is a good idea to just stay home, once this really starts to pick up. but, so far it, hasn't been as bad. for more information on how
things are looking on the roads right now we want to send things out to meteorologist carol erickson, actually we send things to ever jessica, how are the roads looking? >> i can tell you actually not doing too bad. just at clock 03, doesn't have ton of volume to speak of. knock steady falling at the current team. you can see right on route one past ridge, everything still moving along great. north or southbound, over on the ben franklin bridge, same story, all lanes open. you can see visibility, seems to be doing okay, and since all lanes are open headed westbound into the city no problems there no problems heading into new jersey as well. there are a few accident though, because even though there is not steady snowfall everywhere, there are some slippery spots. out in conshohocken, on easel many at fayette accident pushed over to the right hands shoulder towamenson, sumneytown pike, near towamenson avenue, another crash there. now, problems for the philadelphia international airport, of course. we do have some delays and concellations do you want to check with your airline to see if you're affected by. that will speed restrictions as well due to reported icing conditions on 495 southbound, right around 95. drop the speeds down to 45 miles per hour. but, mass transit is a perfect, perfect way to go today. everything is running on time so far with no delays for patco, new jersey transit and dart. ukee back over to you. >> thank you. off initials south jersey say they are ready for the storm but they're not seeing any snow as of yet. >> our eye on the storm coverage continues right now with cleve bryan in pennsauken, last time we checked with you not much happening. now seeing i think couple of
flakes there, good morning. >> good morning, yes, the snow start today come down much more steadily before just kind of swirling around very sporadic quite a bit more than the last half hour, so matter of fact right along the sidewalk here, just the first combination of some accumulation slightly slick but as i rub my foot across the concrete little while ago still had great traction, this is the merger between 38 and 70 headed into philadelphia. so it has been good commute so far for those headed into the city. we do know that a lot of work has been done, in preparation to make sure that the roadways are in the best possible conditions. crews, from the state level, the county level out all day sunday and overnight looking the treatment stays for the much bigger system coming our way. many longer we can hole off on the moisture, better off the roads will be for the next rounds. reporting live in pennsauken cleve bryan. >> thank you clever. time to check the roads on the other side of the delaware river. >> "eyewitness news" reporter jan carabeo joins us now in warminster, bucks county, january, good morning. >> roads are wet, could be some slick spots this morning and doing just fine. coming to you live from county line road york road here in warminster bucks county. you can see the traffic moving through this intersection, pretty smoothly this morning. that intersection watts actually covered with snow when we first arrived but so many salt trucks have moved through this area.
again wet need to be careful for the most part people aren't wore bid this morning morning -- aren't wore bid getting into work this morning, they're worried about getting home. private plow drivers urge to you keep something in mind, take a listen. >> stay out of the way take a day off. >> this hasn't been too bad. but, it doesn't, doesn't look promising for tonight. >> "eyewitness"eyewitness news" on the "cw" fill. >> i hey, if you're flying out today, or tomorrow, listen up. you really want to call your carrier to see if you're still able to fly, so many flights have been canceled, we're told hundreds of flights in and out of philadelphia already canceled for today or delayed. and united airlines, they plan to cancel every single flight in philadelphia tomorrow when the worse of this storm hits. now because of this storm several airlines are waiving their flight change fees, if you're flying out maybe this afternoon or tomorrow, may just want to go and change your flight for easier day to get out. >> we want to see how the storm sim packing your neighborhood. use the hashtag cbs-3 snow or you can use our cbs philly weather app. you can see the snow pictures right here on "eyewitness news". and, speaking that far weather app, if you don't have it yet now is the time to download t
stay ahead of the storm, with the updated forecast, from our team of meteorologists, also, don't forget you can check the radar, too. download the app on i tune and google play. >> now, in other news this morning, the white house is on lock-down after a suspicious device was found on the grounds, spokesperson, now confirms, that device is a drone, and does not pose a threat to anyone in the building. the president and the first lady on a trip to india by the way but again, drone discovered on the grounds of the white house more information is still coming in to us, more updates as the morning goes on. all right right now 7:09. and while our area prepares for significant amount of snow, we are really not going to get the brunt of this. >> for sure. that will come to areas farther northeast, like new york. and boston, coming up next, though, we will take a look at how new england is bracing for a potentially history making event. >> ♪ ♪ >> we want you to stay with us, stay while we cover our stormment katie tracking it, jessica has an eye on the roads, and we have team reporters all around the area. we'll let you know what you can expect. >> this is sooting. >> it is. good zen place before the snow arrives. we'll be right back. >> ♪ ♪ ring ring!... progresso! it's
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despite efforts to pre-treat roads and also get the plows ready, more than 3,000 flights have already been canceled, across the country and many more could follow when the heavy snow arrives they've been saying all morning flying out today tomorrow, want to call your carrier just to make sure your flight is still a go. right now 7:13, want to check in with katie and get the latest on the storm. >> true, you know, it is sort of still in clipper mode out there right now. we say clipper all we're talking about is one of the quick little systems originates in canada, sipping across the usa typically come through with light ac laying cents of snow and then you wipe your hands clean of them and done. this is much different story because, there is few factors that come into play here, here's the clipper itself, beginning to gather some moisture, there is an atmospheric roadblock, you can see some of the clouds far off to the northeast our storm from the weekends, still messing with us, inadvertently because setting up traffic jam of the rest of the atmosphere, so this storm will get stuck gather some warm energy, you can see more snow falling right now through wisconsin that will dive in. join up with this, help this storm to energize itself and become a monster nor'easter. so by later on today headed into tonight especially, you start to see thump snow, strong gusty winds could lead out to white oust conditions. it is still warm enough through southern delaware even south most new jersey cape may county, that you are even finding some light rain showers, winter alerts, posted up and down the new england coastline, we've got winter weather advisories as you head further inland, but generally philly, southern new jersey,
certainly the lehigh valley and west -- northwestern portions of the garden state included in the winter storm warn, and then blizzard warnings that start in ocean go to up monmouth, right up the coastline as we expect to see some really strong winds kicking in in that zone. what is a blizzard? it is a specific definition. it is defined as a large amount of snow or blowing snow, with winds that are either sustained at 35 miles per hour, or frequent gusts that continue to exceed that future winds gust, sustained winds ten 15, out to say 25, further inland, but as we look ahead to this evening see how things are starting to pick up here 40, 45 miles per hour gusts, the model pegging, at the shore line here. it is pretty gusty as well inland but it will be as strong regardless, light fluffy snow, that can accumulate quickly for one thing, but could also blow and drift and really reduce your visibility. so that said, i have a feeling we'll have a lot of school closing tomorrow. through tomorrow night, it is still quite breezy but the storm will be pulling away thankfully meantime you have high tide psych they will will come in, so coastal flood warnings take effect, at 11:00 and they'll be including the entire new jersey and delaware shore lines here for tidal flooding. not the thing you think about when talking about nor'easter and snowfall totals. but regardless, here is our updated and exclusive eyewitness weather snowfall map. six to 12 easily we're going to flirt with 12 inches here in philadelphia, further
inland go, four to 8 inches, still significant but that's your lightest total of snow. and then east-central new jersey burlington, ocean portions of western monmouth then into mercer counties, you could even lower bucks, could pick up up to a foot and a half worth of snow. now, if you go close enough to the shore line, ocean monmouth county that's where could you even have 2 feet by the time this is all said and done. so we are sedgley dodging the worse hard to believe but the brunt of this storm as we saw from mayor de blasio up in new york definitely going up to the big apple. snow timing, through midday today, light snow. you may have some lulls in the action, but will be there. heavy snow, and wind, the strongest of it, coming through tonight and early tomorrow morning. but i do think that the evening rush will be impacted, that's when you start to really see these conditions begin to dramatically deteriorate, so, you know, this morning's drive isn't ideal either. but it is the bert of the two typical rush hours. by tomorrow, still snowing still windy but gradually tapering, and then by later tomorrow night thankfully done with the storm. but boy are we going to have clean to up do on wednesday. basically the one and only guaranteed sunny day of the forecast. but it will be a messy day and then by thursday night maybe more snow. >> more. >> i'm thinking two 4 inches, the general expectation right now for that event. but, we saw this one change too. >> let's get it out the way. >> hey, young lady, good morning. >> now actually not doing too bad. there is snow falling some places but nothing real that i bad. little bit of slippery spots
we go outside, show you what we're talking becomes first out on the schuylkill expressway, where roadways seem to be generally dry. not whole lot of volume really, in either direction see just little shiny this is the schuylkill right around 202, headlights are headed eastbound, into the city. no problems there westbound lanes you can see little brake lights starting to happen there. but everything still moving along just fine. now, over on the ben franklin bridge, you can see tiny bit of reduced visibility here, headed on into the city all lanes open, westbound reports of the burlington bristol bridge scheduled for opening in the next 15 minute or so, expect residual delays around the area accident germantown, over to the shoulder currently some delays and concellations of the philadelphia international airport so you definitely want to check with our lines to see if you are affected by that. great alternate so far for the morning, as the patco speed line, new jersey transit and dart and everything joining on time with no reported delays, ukee, back over to you. >> jess, thank you. between today and tomorrow, as you know we're in for big snowstorm. >> tough couple every days for penndot. joined on the phone by penndot charlie metzger to talk more about the work they've already done, heard such great things from the crews on the road, charlie, roads really are ready. good morning. >> morning, how are you? >> doing well. so what exactly has penndot done up until this point to make sure that the roads are clear for all of the folks going on them today? >> we started yesterday where we had our salt brine operation in full swing. we had 393 trucks in, and that was during the overnight hours. we were brining during yesterday.
we were getting our trucks loaded up with salt, getting our plows on getting them ready to hit the roadways as soon as the snow started to fall. >> explain to everyone the brining process, what's it do, why put it down before all of the activity happens? >> solar salt, and water and we are able to apply it through spray bars off our trucks first level of salt our first layer of defense that prevent snow and ice from bonding to the roadways. >> we want to give all of these trucks room. you don't want to be too close to them when driving behind them? >> you want to stay at least six car lent behind the snow plow. because you'll have salt coming offer the back of the truck, and never try to pass the snow plow. because the blade can be wider than the truck. and you might not be able to see it. so the safest place for you to be is behind the plow by six car lengths. >> we appreciate what you and all of your colleagues do for us around the region, thank you so much, my friends. >> thank you. >> faulty theater to blame for carbon monoxide scare in the northeast that left family of five hospitalized. "eyewitness news" on the 800 block of east sanger street over in lawncrest. three adult and two children, were sickened by the colorless odorless gas just after midnight. utility workers turned off the heater and opened doors and windows to help air out that house. >> philadelphia police investigating a stabbing in hunting park, investigators say a man bumped a woman's car after she left the 7-eleven on
mascher street. after she stopped, a man with a ski mask took her purse and stabbed her after the stabbing she drove to friends home on wyoming avenue, we're told that woman is in stable condition. >> 7:21, award season is rolling on. >> coming up next, looking at the winners, losers and the surprises from last night's sag awards. >> first what's coming upton on the "cw philly". be right back. ♪ good morning, usher! hey! did you know bees communicate through dance? me too... we're practically twins! thank you, cable for the slower internet upload speeds. for fewer video on demand titles. thank you cable, because if we never had you... ...we wouldn't know the incredible difference verizon fios makes. in customer satisfaction studies, fios is rated #1 in internet speed and reliability - 8 years running. plus, fios has the fastest wi-fi available from any provider. period. see the difference for yourself. get a fios triple play online at an amazing price guaranteed for two full years! plus, get a $300 bonus with a two-year agreement. >> thank you, ultimate team support, what we do for a living. >> the sag wins sends the
films oscar hopes soaring, as you can imagine nearly every member of bird man winning team, seven in all to turn up the microphone, got to talk. bird man up against boyhood grand feud pest hotel and theory of everything. so this is just the middle of awards season. see who else comes on top. >> oscars not far away. i think upset during the oscars. >> that's what you're expecting? apply favorite movies weren't even nominated. i loved the judge steve vincent, two favorites for the year. >> i'm hoping selma does well. >> we'll see. >> slotter break, watching "eyewitness news" on the "cw philly". more to talk about on the other side. >> lots to talk about with this storm coming? >> we continue to track our system, actually still just in clipper mode eventually it will gather some moisture, gather more energy. and then just get stuck into a classic nor'easter set up, where it end up just dumping snow by later on tonight so, while there are even still some breaks in the precipitation, see some of the heavier moisture pent up through portions of virginia, marl almost, actually now starting to over spread southern delaware. but whether we see this all turn over to snow, we're going to end up with here as the storm pulls away through the day tomorrow with six to 12 inches, in philadelphia, that's where you'll have winter storm warnings, in addition 12-18 inches the expectation for burlington, portions of ocean monmouth counties mercer, lower bucks but bulls eye definitely goes into new york city and point north and east of that.
so the general expectation gusty wind will below and drift the snow tonight evening drive will start to deteriorate big time. poor visibility, snow covered roads, travel will be a mess, through the day tomorrow, it is all beginning to dramatically diminish, but not really completely out of the woods until about late day tomorrow at the earliest, jess. >> thanks, katie yes currently seeing some slight snowflakes here on the vine street expressway, every once in a while on the camera see couple flow nation around 24th street. right now looks like it is just doing okay, though. headed westbound toward the schuylkill expressway, toward 95, still moving along just fine though, so far and out in new jersey, starting to see a lot of volume here in the northbound lanes roadways look particularly dry though, headed northbound toward the bridges, 295 looking okay speaking of 295 an accident on 295 northbound right before road 70 pushed over into the right hand lane. ukee, back to you. >> thanks so much. let's check on the roads now in south jersey where the snow is starting to fall. we saw last time we checked in our eye on snow coverage with cleve bryan in pennsauken, cleve? >> good morning, ukee, we are getting baby flakes right now. little tiny ones, that pelt you in the face, but they're starting to accumulate, just little bit on the sidewalks here. you see dusting, but over on the roadways, which have been treated, it looks a lot better. it is clear here, at route 38 and 70 headed into philadelphia so far. it's been very good morning commute. just slight slickness to the road, but really overall in very good condition. we know a lot of hard work put
into this. all day yesterday, and overnight, to make sure that this was good commute. so far it has been, we will continue to keep an eye on it here in pennsauken, but for now, things are looking good. report being live cleve bryan cbs-3, "eyewitness news". >> okay, cleve, we'll check back with you. next update is at clock 55. up next on cbs this morning former vanderbuilt football player accused every sexual assault. you tell us what you want to pay and we help find options to fit your budget. nah, nah, insurance, nah, nah, nah, discount. my name's flo, you want to go out with me? no. uh-huh-huh! good blocker, right now bracing for major snowstorm. this is real a one-two punch of wintery weather, we want to gave you a look at storm scan3 right now and the first round of snow, that's coming in this morning, but really the worse is yet to come. >> all morning really, worse of it still coming our way. >> and the storm has actually not just yet start today develop into what it will be. and i like to equate it to the frankenstein monster. >> okay. >> where it is just like got a mind of its own. >> still -- >> over the weaken see moisture starting to pack up
in here, over the weekends, it is still really looks initially like it was just going to be simple little clipper system that would zip through, dump light snow and be done with it, but atmospheric roadblocks being set up. more energy, and moisture, that this is going to garner with time. and that does mean that we'll start to see things really deteriorate over time too. you can see the steadier, rain and snow, now picking up through delaware, so, you know sends us pictures, let us know what you're seeing, hashtag cbs-3 snow. would love to see it. going through the day we start to see the whole area gotten develop opened once again with more snow, although few little lulls along the way. once it starts, the storm needs to time before it will be over. it is really until tomorrow, afternoon, early evening, at the earliest, that we start to see things really completely depart. now, winter storm warnings, take effect at noon, as do winter weather advisories shade the until the purple. also have blizzard warnings. yep. for the eastern most edge of our viewing area, so, up toward new york sit. the big apple long island, boston, that's where the main brunt of this storm will be confined, but it does include part of our area, too. and you will be dealing with gusts in some of the counties, as high as tropical storm force or greater. and that will easily lead to blizzard conditions where you have got the blowing and the drifting snow. now, timing it out when you're trying to travel in there is the morning drive, as we've been hearing from the field crews hasn't been horrible. it is not perfect, but it is not as bad as it will be, folks. because as we go through the day, it is only going to get progressively worse and worse
with snow and the wind, picking up. >> so start to see the visibility, get reduced start to see that potential for white oust conditions tonight. in the meantime high tide cycle, led to coastal flood warnings, out toward all of the area shore points, and we have a nor'easter on our hands, folks not there yet. but will take shape with time. for heavy snow, gust that is could exceed 40 miles per hour not just at the shore but certainly inland, too and visibilities will be reduced. so hazardous travel is a un statement by the time we hit the brown the. -- brunt of the storm tonight into early tomorrow morning. but, again as i mentioned it, hasn't been ideal out there on the roads so far this morning. for more on it we want to send things out to meteorologist carol erickson, live for us in the mobile weather lab hi, carol. >> well, katie, you know, we've been driving around a lot. and we just stopped in haverford, and got out and very icy on the shoulders of these roads. parking lots, the same deal. unless somebody's been out you can't see it, it is this black ice out there this morning, because we've got temperature of 28 degrees right now, in the mobile weather lab on areas that have not seen the brine or the salt, you're finding that very slick coating of ice. we're on the blue route right now going southbound, ridley township headed to the 95 area, 295, there you may be finding few snow flurries, south enough in jersey finding the rain showers. >> give you an eye ad of the change over that you'll be experiencing through the southeastern counties. in new jersey.
between now and 10:00 the rain that's that has started some spots, should be turning over to some steady showers between say 10:00 and 8:00. the area warm enough for that to be happening. but it doesn't stay that way. as this low pressure system, nor'easter really starts cranking up tonight it starts to pull down colder thayer changes everything over to snow. that general time line is between eight p.m. and midnight. visibilities, of course, in the dark would be reduced anyway. expect to find with the blowing and drifting snow that we will be finding through our new jersey counties and pennsylvania, as well, that you're going to be finding a situation that will be very difficult to navigate. so we're back out here live, we're headed onto 95 at this point, and at this point traffic is moving along just fine. but dow want to caution you that if for any reason you had to get out be really careful on the sides. the brine is pretty much in the running lanes. it doesn't go that far off into the shoulder of the road. and it is a whole different story, the second you get off onto anything that hasn't been treated with the precipitation like it is the moisture that just is hanging in the air and any that far moisture that's fallen or just hanging around, is ready to freeze on any surface that will take it, and that will be a lot of these areas. so we'll continue to follow this for you as we travel on 95 to 295. jess? >> thank you carol. great to see some first-hand accounts, as well, especially because we can see that the roads are doing much better than we previously thought. we know it will get little worse later on, this afternoon, but right now everything is doing just okay.
but, out on 422 you can see some snow covered roadways, shoulders right here, definitely very wet, you can see, a lot of slow going in the eastbound lanes around trooper road, and headed eastbound toward the king of prussia area see most of the delay and back up. over on the ben franklin bridge reduced visibility here just all lanes open, though, so that's good thing. no problems headed into new jersey and some slow going heading into the city westbound, and currently speaking of bridges in the middle of a burlington bristol bridge opening. and the tac-pal will be opening scheduled to be open about 8:15. so take the set is he ross bridge to get on bust those for now. 422 oaks into 202 eastbound really heavy trip there about 15 minutes for. that will 95 woodhaven road into the vine street expressway pretty slow, about 26 minutes, and currently no problems on the pa turnpike eastbound from vale forge into bensalem that will take you 24 minute. currently mass transit perfect alternate, all running on time with no delays, patco speed line, new jersey transit and dart all running just fine. we do have delays and concellations at the philadelphia international airport. so just check with your airlines to see if your @ expected by those delays, ukee back to you. >> jess, thank so much. as you might imagine salt trucks busy all over the area specially in the northwest suburbs trying to keep up with mother nature. >> driving to work you want to be careful. eye on the storm coverage continues right now with jan carabeo out in warminster bucks county to track all morning long for us. hey, jan? >> reporter: erika ukee, good morning. snow's not falling any more right now, that's the good news, because the roads have cleared up quite a bit since we first arrived at our live
location coming to you live today from county line road and york road where the intersection earlier on this morning was covered with snow. >> the track pretty smooth sailing i was able to speak with quite a few people who are making their way she wronger, not concerned about this trip, because they understanded there could be some slick spots but what they're concerned making their way home possibly out to work tomorrow. penndot however has all their crews ready to go, 400 trucks, pre treating the roads yesterday with salt, brine, on stand by and ready to put the plows down should they get plowable snow, very soon as we are expecting, they also have 90 tons of salt to work, with and they're working on 12 hour rotating shift. people, however, are concerned about tomorrow. take a listen. >> i'm headed to work right now, hopefully when i leave work 3:30, won't be crazy. >> you worried about tomorrow though? >> definitely. my wife and kid, i don't think i will gay into tomorrow if it is any casino of craziness. got to take care of the family. >> of course we are expect to go see these conditions just worsen over time. so definitely, keep an eye out on the forecast, and heed the warnings by road crews to give them some space to work. reporting live in warminster, jan carabeo, "eyewitness news" on the "cw" fill. >> i always good advice. >> i like that any kind of craziness. >> got to take care of the family thanks, jan. >> 7:38. let's get a check on business. >> jill wagner joins us from the stock exchange, markets finished mixed. wondering what invest remembers watching this week. what do you think?
>> well, good morning ukee, erika, really big week here on wall street a loft tech companies like facebook, apple, goodel, reporting their earnings, federal reserve will meet for the first time, watching for any includes whether the fed could raise interest rates now at record low levels, and then on friday, the government will release the gdp for the last quarter, so definitely lot on the agenda, ukee, err display. >> jill, commercials are going to cost a lot. superbowl is this sunday, and it is already setting records. tell us about it? >> yes. thirty seconds tv commercials cost $4.5 million each. that's half million dollars more than last year. so what can we expect? definitely see budweiser collide dale's again but car companies like ford are not buying ads this time around, instead smaller tech companies are really trying to make their mark. but definitely my favorite part of the game. ukee erika? >> oh, i'm with you, too only time i purposely record commercials to watch commercials. >> i like the game, commercials, and going over the commercials monday morning. everyone has a favorite. >> thanks, jill, talk to you later. >> for more money tips and information, head to our website cbsphilly.com. hard to believe it is superbowl. >> i know, it is here, show time, last game. nfl season. cbs-3 and the "cw philly" keeping you safer and this winter weather. >> our crews are all across the area right now on the road, want to check in quickly with cleve bryan. hey, cleve? >> reporter: good morning, i'm live in pennsauken, at one of the busiest commuter routes headed into philadelphia. coming up i'll gave you a live report on the road conditions and we'll also hear from the
person who overseas public works for camden county to find out how well prepared they are for this winter weather. okay buddy what's your favorite kind of cheerios? honey nut. but... chocolate is my other favorite... but apple cinnamon is my favorite too... and fruity... oh yeah, and frosted! okay, but...what's you're most favorite of all? hmm... the kind i have with you. me too. >> okay, official pole, who went out and get the milk, the breds, the eggs? a lot of folks out stocking up including getting the favorite smacks. last night, we have the scene here at wegmans in cherry hill, new jersey, if you've not already gotten to the store, katie tell us good few hours before the heavy snow starts falling also, ukee, you mentioned filling up the gas tank? >> a lot of folks at the gas stations yesterday and today i'm sure.
>> as the snow prediction grew over the weekend crowds in area hardware stores, cbs-3 at fairmount off 20th street. with folks are grabbing everything from shovels, to salt, to ice melt, all of those things you need when you finally get hit with all of that snow. >> want to head back outside now to south jersey where some light snow starting to fall it seems. >> cleve bryan in pennsauken, cleve? >> reporter: good morning very right snow right now. at the intersection of where 38 and 70 merge headed into philadelphia, very busy commuter route, and i'm joined with iaian leonard freeholder for the county in charge of public works. >> this morning preparing for the day. the real threat isn't this morning, it is tonight where our real concern s we had guys come in, start treating roads with brine solution, and started preparing for the big storm tonight. >> best case question is ann yo? i understand the last precipitation, more the roads remain treated for later. >> that's correct. >> predicting half town inch throughout the day. tonight again real concern depending which model you see. where we get in camden county and surrounding areas. >> last year just brutal storm after storm. what kind of shape are you in right now to be prepared for this one? >> much better shape this year, as you said, last year getting storm a week or two storms a week. this year we're well prepared. you know, salt, salt filled, hasn't have much snow this year so we're prepared for anything like today. >> thank you free holler leonard, we'll continue to be here throughout the morning.
so far it has been a very safe and fairly dry commute, here headed into philadelphia, and pennsauken reporting live cleve bryan cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> cleve, thank you both. >> just wait. >> ya, ya. indeed. >> things will change. >> traffic and weather together and weather watchers, here's kate. >> i exactly right. you know what? we are going to start to see things just conditions start to not only deteriorate with time here, but really just become at one point i would say impassable in some spots because really start to see the snow kick in as time goes on. our eyewitness weather watcher network in full force this morning, many of you sending in temperatures that are below freezing so, atmosphere absolutely ripe for snow. we start you up here in coopers berg pa 22 degrees, with just clouds. >> i says large snowfall, waiting for the larger snowfall, it is on it way given it time. great picture of fresh snow, 1 inch so far. and that is going to add up over time. we take you little further off to the south here, we go in to 26 degrees sent in from phil chaplain he's if philadelphia modest northeasterly breeze for now but that is set to change as well overcast, no snow just yet where he is, just a little trace in terms of how much he's fawn on the gown. one of the gold star weather watchers, tim mitchell, send us report every single morning, tuckerton he's got 31 degrees and clouds, and's he is also got bit more after breeze out there more of, you know northeasterly breeze anywhere from 15 to 20 miles per hour and just few flurries at this hour anyway, where tim is located. dow want to take you out to
storm scan. got to talk about what's going on with the storm. and there is just basically several factors that are going to turn this storm into the monster we expect. this huge nor'easter. so you can already see some of the heavier moisture, starting to build in across virginia, maryland, all moving in, our way and you can actually see too see the heaviest bands of some snow and some rain coming in to kent and sussex county too. so all eventually going to roll our way with time, and the whole delaware valley will gotten compass dollars by the moisturement on ton of it all see the leftovers clouds, doesn't look like much. that's what's left of our past weekend storm. it is setting up its own little roadblock. doesn't want to go anywhere. and as a result, the whole atmosphere is getting into a traffic jam. now, there is additional energy that's going to sort of ride the rim of our trough join up with the clipper already here, and that's how the storm's going to essentially get more energy, and turn itself into this huge storm system. so winter storm advisories across the map here. you have got blizzard warnings in all of the red shaded counties notice, it is essentially here for down east main down into our area, ocean monmouth counties. winter storm warnings in the hot pink, and winter weather advisories as you head further inland. so how much are we really talking here? well, this is our exclusive eyewitness weather snowfall map. we are specking in philadelphia a general six to 12-inch swat. and that goes up to the poconos, down to the shore. now, just through east and central portions of new jersey, a really good shot to see a foot plus, up to foot and a half worth of snowfall, and then the bull's eye goes
to eastern ocean and monmouth counties then up into the big apple new york sit that's where we could even see the city get shutdown. that's how bad the worm somebody l we'll right on edge of the real brunt of this storm. but the brunt for us, coming tonight, i would say as early as typical evening rush, we really see conditions go downhill. it is with us all night. starting to taper through the day tomorrow. and then, another chance for snow. if you can believe it by thursday night. we'll keep on top that far too. jess over to you. >> yes, we will. thank you, katie. good morning everybody outside start things off on 95 where fortunately so far we don't really have much to speak of weather wise really, in any of the cameras not a lot of snow falling anywhere. every once in a while see little trickle after snowflake, you can see the roadways little shy. there is some snow but nothing currently falling right around 95 at girard. but the typical morning volume here headed southbound toward the center city area, over in new jersey, starting to see some delays here, on the 42 freeway, headed northbound, into 295 possibly to philadelphia and the surround area bridges, everything moving along just fine, though, over in the southbound lanes. and speaking of bridges the burlington bristol bridge currently open, tac-pal bridge opening at approximately 8:00 czars so plan your trip accordingly for, that take the betsy ross bridge, to get on by for the time being. otherwise, out in new jersey on 295 northbound, right before the entrance at route 70 there, there is an accident pushed over into the shoulder, and a lot of the majors starting to slow up, 422 very snowy out around on 422, as well. from observation into 202 eastbound little heavily about
15 minutes little slow on the schuylkill, currently no problems out on the pa turnpike if you're headed eastbound. erika, back over to you. >> all right thank you jessica. we want to check in on the roads right now in the suburbs, jill melwert from kyw1060 out in mobile three. >> last time he was having weber appetizers, small portions streaming live, driving pictures from wayne delaware county. how is it looking jim? >> 252, just about to turn onto lancaster avenue here, in paoli. and really you can see the roads are just wet at this point. you can see maybe a coating here on the sidewalks where it hasn't been shoveled. really not slowing you down too much. light snow falling here. the thing that you might run into is your washer fluid testifily going to need that today with the salt sprague up off the road. temperatures are in the mid 20's, roads are wet you might see refreezing, but really as i drive around, here, it is mostly just wet roads couple of turn lanes maybe on and off-ramps aren't use that much. might have bit of coating as you get further off 422 for example, westbound from king of prussia, you see little bit more snow. maybe an inch, up to 2 inches, out toward limerick. but as the morning rolls on, things clearing up pretty nice out on the roads so far at least. >> now, jim, you mention the refreezing that possibly will be happening. did you finds any slick spots? have you slid at all while on the roads? >> not from refreezing. there are couple of turn lanes maybe that might be snow covered. you know, just the little coating where they either didn't treat but really few and far between for the most
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new jersey, potential to up 18 inches, philadelphia pegging it to six to 12 invent, it will be finally winding down, through mid-day tomorrow. four to 8:00 the least total that we will find out there that will be again further inland winter storm warnings by the way also taking effect at noon today and blizzard warnings for ocean monmouth county. by tonight jess, real when the brunt is moving through. >> actually good news for us actually for our morning commute. we do finally have some snow though out in the camera here on 95 around route one. you can see little bit of reduced visibility here, southbound lanes everything still moving just fine. but you can see wet roadways, as you can see the light shining off the payment there some snowflakes starting to fall as well. over on the ben franklin bridge, starting to see some delays headed into the city westbound all lanes open fortunately, and everything doing fine there just now. burlington bristol bridge is open currently and the tac-pal is opening at approximately 8:00 czars take the betsy ross to get on by. >> thank you that's "eyewitness news" right now. more for you coming up at 8:25, next on cbs this morning will the northeast blitz area affect your plans? your local news weather and traffic continues nabbed. booked. locked up. case closed? you don't know "aarp." because the aarp fraud watch network means everyone can protect themselves and their families from scams and identity theft. with local alerts, tips from law enforcement and the inside scoop from former con artists. real possibilities to stay ahead of the bad guys. if you don't think beat con men at their own game, when you think aarp, then you don't know "aarp". find more surprising possibilities and get to know us
at aarp.org/possibilities. from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". some light snow in pennsauken camden county, several school closings or early dismissals, including all of philadelphia public and archdioces schools they close today at noon. take a look at the bottom of your screen, for complete list or always go to cbsphilly.com. >> and, storm scan3 showing just how massive this system is. just monster of storm bringing a lot of snow, to the northeast, especially, those north of us, like new york, boston, i mean, they're the ones going to get the brunn of this. katie fehlinger of course standing by tracking how much snow we'll see. >> morning. >> hi, guys, exactly right. you know, if i had to say it, we're actually seeing really almost like we're dodging bullet on this particular