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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it is 6 o'clock on this tuesday february 14th. here's what's happening. >> some developing news out of washington. overnight michael flynn resigned his post as national security adviser less than a month on the job as controversy surrounds the reason why. >> a bedridden woman is killed when fire breaks out inside her philadelphia home.
>> also college basketball coach with ties to the delaware valley is celebrating a big win this morning. uconn women's basketball got its own 100th straight win. >> first up, weather and traffic on this valentine's day with david and karen much good morning. >> good morning, everybody. we're off to a rather chilly start. take a look at satellite. we've got some high thin cloud cover that's beginning to push over the region and it looks like that will be with us through most of the morning, no the that wnot that we can't e sun. later this afternoon it will get brighter. temperatures currently 29 trees in philadelphia, 27 in wilmington, 24 in allentown. one nice change as you look at these cold morning numbers, the winds aren't nearly as strong. they're in the single digits across the region so that strong wind problem we had yesterday no longer an issue today. here's where numbers are going. 28 degrees by 7 o'clock. by noon, 40. and by 3 o'clock, 46 degrees. that's going to your high today, several degrees better than yesterday and with less wind it will be a lot more comfortable. notice how we break out some
sunshine in the afternoon, too. by 5 o'clock 42. if you have plans to head out tonight maybe on a date 7 o'clock temperature 39 so you will want coats and maybe some extra gear there. karen rogers, we fluctuate with those temperatures over the next couple days but still looking at a nice weekend warmup. details on that coming up from accuweather. your roads are looking okay. >> yeah, we're off to a pretty good start. i mean they're dry and clear, no weather related problems. we're starting to see a little more volume, though. this is i-95 at allegheny. that's your southbound traffic headed towards center city starting to get a little slow from allegheny to girard. as you look at the travel times you can tell it's no big delay just yet. let's take a look at the vine street expressway. a little heavier volume at times westbound as you head towards the schuylkill expressway. no overnight construction last night but crews will return again wednesday night and thursday night. those are the nights they're scheduled to shut the vine down so watch for that one. on the big picture a couple of issues here. in south philadelphia we've got this water main break. traffic just kind of squeezing by on 20th street at oregon
avenue and also still the downed tree and wires in lower merion wynnewood road at city avenue. it's blocked. stick to lancaster avenue as your alternate for that one and that shot is not looking too good on the garden state parkway. you did have an accident there so watch for that one in egg harbor township on the parkway northbound. we've got an accident blocking a lane. meanwhile 42 is looking pretty good with no delay just yet. matt and tam. >> oh, thank you, karen. developing news. resigned overnight amid concerns he had improper contact with the russian ambassador and was not truthful with vice president mike pence about it. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live now in our satellite center with what flynn is saying about this resignation. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning tam l he said he gave vice president mike pence incomplete information about his calls with russia's ambassador to the united states. the now for former national security adviser said he did not discuss sanctions with the
russian envoy but later said the issue may have come up. thlast week the justice department warned the white house flynn could be in a compromised position after intelligence officials picked up recordings of conversations as part of routine monitoring and claimed they knew it to be true that flynn had discussed sanctions. president trump named retired lieutenant general keith kellogg as acting national security adviser in the interim. now reactions are coming out of russia. in fact the chairman of russia's senate foreign affairs commission is calling this anti-russian paranoia. as for other and possible replacements president trump is also considering former cia director david petraeus and also vice admiral robert harward who is a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. for now reporting live in the satellite center annie mccormick channel6 "action news." matt and tam, back to you. >> annie thank you for that. president trump and governor chris christie set to meet for lunch today. christie who has less than a
year left as governor has dodged the question of whether he would serve in the trump administration after his term is up if he was asked. the governor has said he will not speculate and plans to work in the private sector. the nature of the meeting between the two men has not been made public but this does come in the middle of lots of reports that more changes could be coming among east wing staff. >> a bedridden woman was killed in a house fire in philadelphia's frankford section. the flames broke out on the 5300 block of akron street yesterday afternoon. flames were shooting from the second floor when firefighters arrived. a grandmother in her 60's never made it out alive. >> it was a fire coming out from the mother-in-law's room so i came out of the house, ran around and the husband, the wife and the son made it out. >> no one else was hurt in this fire. the fbi and philadelphia police are looking for three men who took over a beneficial bank at gunpoint. this happened at the branch in
germantown yesterday morning. the robbers threatened employees and took off with a fourth person who was not captured on surveillance. no one was hurt in this robbery. police recovered a gun at pemberton high school in burlington county yesterday. the weapon was discovered inside a student's backpack shortly after lunchtime. the superintendent says no live ammunition was found and there was no immediate threat. police have not said why the student had the gun or if charges will be filed. >> where is the love? trends suggest if you think you're getting something from your sweety today, well, maybe you should keep your expectations low. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square. maribel i'm sure your sweety will shower you with the appropriate gifts. >> reporter: i'lgifts. >> reporter: spending on valentine's dame expected to drop. consumers expected to spend $136.50 down from last year's record high of $146.34.
this is according to the national retail federation's annual serving. spending on valentine's day had been on the rise for the last decade. stocks closed at record highs for the third straight session as and investors continue to buy on optimism for corporate tax reform and more pro growth policies out of washington. futures pointing to a lower open. index of producer prices due out today and janet yellen will testify on monetary policy on capitol hill. apple moves a step closer to wireless charging for iphones. they've joined the wireless power consortium a industry group pushing a wireless charging standard. the move fueled speculation that the next model of iphone could include wireless charging. samsung already offers wireless charging on some premium hand sets. matt and tam i feel like i'm always charging my phone. >> that would be a lot easier. i think i dollar it like three times a day. >> a lot of people would like it. >> a lot of people going to like a change in the weather today. less wind. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us that we're dry.
as we take a look outside we have much more tranquil conditions out there, the camera is not shaking as we focus on the airport as winds are much lighter. it is cold this morning, though. so, you will want the coat stepping outside. 29 degrees in philadelphia to start out. 27 degrees in wilmington. 27 in trenton, 24 in allentown, 25 in reading, 23 in millville and phil cape may. again, winds running in the single digits this morning, big change there. we are looking at some high cloud cover streaking in right now and it looks like that will be with us through the morning and perhaps into the early afternoon before we break out the full sunshine again. but there's a possibility that the sun gets through those high clouds a little bit even through the morning. up in the lehigh valley we'll say sun, some clouds overall. less wind and a.m. milder high of 43 degrees so feeling a lot more comfortable up in the lehigh valley today. same story at the shore. less wind, sun mixing with some occasional clouds a milder high of 48 and then in philadelphia we'll take yesterday's windy high of 42, throw it in the trash can and how about 46 degrees with less wind today? it will feel a
lot more comfortable, sun, some clouds, winds only running about seven to 14 miles per hour. if you are headed out for a valentine's night, maybe for dinner and dinner an movie, 44 y 4 o'clock, 40 by 6 o'clock. in the evening hours we spend it in the 30. not windy tonight but cold and you'll want coats and a little extra gear. 37 by 8 o'clock and down to 34 degrees by midnight tonight. overnight tonight we sit on about 34 degrees increasing clouds overnight. winds out of the south very light at five to 10 miles per hour. tomorrow we're splitting the difference between a couple of storm systems. one will miss us to the north the other pretty much misses us to the south. we'll start out with some clouds in the morning and maybe the shore gets caught with a little sprinkle briefly early but then sun reemerges in the afternoon as these systems move away from us. it's breezy but a little bit milder with a high of 49. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast shows a high this afternoon of 46. sun, a few occasional clouds, probably a little brighter later today. and then clouds to sun on wednesday, a high of 49. now behind those systems that
depart with that cloud cover on wednesday afternoon, on thursday, we will see the temperatures drop. 39 is the high and it will be pretty windy again, not as bad as yesterday but pretty blustery on thursday with wind chills in the 20's. on friday though mostly sunny, getting better, 44 degrees. and we're still looking at that nice mild bounceback for the weekend. on saturday, we'll go 57 degrees, 60 on sunday and not too far below that on monday, president's day, any kids who have the three day weekend off, boy, it's going to feel like a couple of months ago. >> what did the ground hog say again, do you remember. >> yeah, six more weeks of something. >> six more weeks of spring at this rate. >> 6:10 now. state of emergency. we have an update on a damaged spillway in california that has forced nearly 200,000 people from their homes. >> new this morning a new jersey woman delivers a message to the man who rescued her from that icy pond. karen. >> we've got a big new accident just in. fire crews have pulled up to the scene. this is the vine street expressway westbound near the ben franklin parkway. we'll have more on this and
morning. >> hearts might be breaking on whatever road you're looking at karen. >> yeah, we've got a big accident here. you can see the flashing lights. fire crews on the scene with this. it's blocking the right lane as well as the off ramp of the vine street expressway. this is westbound right at the ben franklin parkway so as you head towards the schuylkill you're dealing with a big accident here. looks like a couple of crews out here, fire crews on the scene. we've got police on the scene and you see the flashing lights even up ahead as well so blocking the right lane, blocking the off-ramp. accident just happened a few minutes ago. we're watching live right now as some of the fire crews leave the scene. westbound on the vine street expressway here and that's near the ben franklin parkway. you want to watch for that. we're already jammed because of this westbound from eighth street to the ben franklin parkway. meanwhile on the big picture other issues going around. we have this water main break that's causing a problem in south philadelphia. twentieth street at oregon avenue, traffic's kind of squeezing by but they've already society up the barricades out there. so watch for that. some slowing on i-95 looking at now 36 miles an hour
southbound near girard. that's about the only slowing on the map right now. let's go back here to our camera view. this is what it looks like in bensalem in bucks county. this is route one at the pennsylvania turnpike. we've been seeing a lot of extra volume here on route one because of the closure of the pennsylvania-new jersey turnpike connector bridge so you're really watching this in bucks county. you've been dealing with it and you're going to deal with it again today. egg harbor township we had a.m. accident on the garden state parkway northbound approaching route 30. it just cleared a second ago. it's only 29 degrees. it's colder than yesterday. 29 currently in philadelphia so it's chilly out there, a high of 46 today. it will be bright this afternoon, just some clouds and less wind than yesterday, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. still no word this morning on when nearly 200,000 people will be able to go back home in northern california. they were evacuated this weekend over concerns the oroville dam could breach. the dam currently remains intact but the emergency spillway is eroding so
helicopters are continuing to drop more rocks into the damaged spillway this morning o the governor of california has declared a state of emergency. >> a north jersey woman had a heart felt reunion with the passerby who helped rescue her from an icy pond. she was on her way top work on sunday morning when she hit a patch of ice and plunged into this pond in hawthorne passaic county. done mcewen took off his boots and coat and jumped into the frigid water. a police officer also jumped in broke a car window's glass with his baton and together they pulled her out. >> i came out with not even a scratch. i'm just so thankful like it's just god, that's all i can say 'cause i don't know how else i came out of that. >> she says mcewen's comforting words helped keep her calm. >> ♪ >> happening today, the double murder case against former new england patriot player aaron hernandez is set to get under way. hernandez is charged with
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>> ♪ >> happy valentine's day everybody. it's shoshana vitale with "action news"'s fitness tips. on this day of love i've got a move that's going to tone those love handles. come down to the floor with me on notice those knees extending that right leg nice and straight pulling the belly in hips forward. reaching the arms all the way up. i want you to take the body all the way to the left, leaning engaging that right oblique and then pulling the body up and in as you lift. coming back down for three sets of 15. then on that very last rep, that 15th rep i want you to hold it. this will intensify it pulling the belly in, toning that entire right side.
then on that inhale i want you to come up, and exhale at the top. then repeat it on the other side. and you're going feel it, that entire right side as well as the left. happy valentine's day. >> getting you ready. >> i was doing the same thing. you got to put your arms up though. >> i like it. >> i can do this. >> remember you can get an extended version of today's fitness tip on line at 6abc.com and on the "action news" facebook page. >> i love the tips. they seem simple. you think i can do that. let's take a look outside on the roads right now giving you the latest with this accident scene. the fire crews have left. this is the vine street expressway at the ben franklin parkway. now it's just the off-ramp that's blocked here as you head towards the schuylkill expressway. can you see that car is kind of smashed up against the ramp, the wall right there so it's a problem on the vine street expressway westbound. traffic's really backed up as we take a wider look here, you can see slowing down at this
point from eighth street to the ben franklin parkway. but now that the right lanely is back opened, it's moving a little bit better than it was a few minutes ago. mass transit's on time and market frankford line running a little bit better than it had been last week. they don't need the supplemental buses any dave. >> karen on the big board dressing the kids warming with the hat and winter coat. we've got temperatures in the 20's but it's not nearly as windy and this afternoon they can probably tuck the hat in the pocket because it's not going to be as bad. as we take a look good afternoon to get shopping done if you want. 38 degrees by 7 o'clock, 40 by noon, 46 trees by 3 o'clock, that's your high. light winds, sun coming back out from that behind a little morning cloud cover and bicep clock tonight 39 degrees. if you're headed to the airport we've got all green aircraft, no major delays. still seeing some reports of thunderstorm activity around dallas fort worth though. that could be an area that develops delays later on. tam. >> okay, thank you, david. tonight at 11:00 health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman has more on a special kind of new gene therapy. local doctors are hoping it can cure a disease that robs
young people of their vision. here's a preview. >> reporter: for many people it happens in the prime of their lives, one day their vision is 20/20 but then in just a short period of time t-everything goes blurry. >> i guess it just happened overnight because one day i was perfectly fine driving through the streets of town and the next day you know i couldn't see, i couldn't drive anymore and it was kind of hard for me its. >> reporter: it's a rare disease and there's no treatment in the united states but doctors at wills eye hospital respect optimistic about a potential new therapy replacing the abnormal gene with a normal one. >> this is extremely exciting. >> reporter: i'll explain why this works and why this could help treat other diseases as well. it's tonight on channel6 "action news" at 11:00. >> top ranked connecticut women's basketball team celebrating its one lunnth consecutive win. the huskies beat south carolina 65-55 last night. uconn coach jean auriemma has ties to our area.
my dentist recommended pronamel. it can help protect enamel from acid erosion. my mouth feels really fresh and clean and i stuck with it. i really like it. it gives me a lot of confidence. pronamel is all about your enamel. helping to protect your enamel. >> nearly 2800 dogs are in new york city for the 141st westminster dog show. more than 202 breeds are entered into the show at madison square garden. the best in show will be awarded tonight. ribbons went to several furry finalists last night that are moving on to the main event. there's no prize money in this dog show. the payoff will instead come
from breeding rights. >> jimmy kimmel helped host chris harrison reveal the next bachelor rhett last night. if unitly watching the season of the bachelor we want to warn you this is a spoiler. current contestant rachel lindsay about to start filming her own quest for love as the bachelorette. >> i'm ready to find love, find a husband. if you know anybody out there who needs to apply, sign up. >> oh really. >> you're soliciting. >> yes. just a little bit. >> lots of fans really liked her. but many fans took to twitter upset the find out through jimmy kimmel that rachel doesn't get the final rose this season. this season is pretaped and she's still in the running but we now know kind of what happens. but she explained that the show's new season will begin filming in just a couple of weeks so they had to make the reveal now. good luck to her finding her. >> you know core vin going to win. >> corinne is crazy.
>> ♪ >> men like crazy. >> not for a lifetime they don't. >> 6:27. going out on the town? dave murphy has your valentine's day forecast next. >> a pennsylvania man with a fire extinguisher trashes part of the state capitol. we have an update on the damage to the building. >> ♪ what's more heart-pounding than playing cupid's cash... with top prizes of 50 thousand dollars? how about winning... on the spot.
>> michael flynn steps down an short list emerges of who might replace him. >> handcuffed for stealing a kiss. a predator tries to plant one on a septa police officer. >> on this valentine's day in the mood for love. a philadelphia landmark is on the move. today will be your last chance to visit it for awhile. >> good morning, it is 6:30 on
this tuesday valentine's day. karen's got your traffic and david you say this is a great day to head outside and see that statue. >> yeah, absolutely. seeing as how the winds from yesterday are way down and we're just not going to have that same sort of problem. take a look at sat life. we do have a little bit of cloud cover that's managed to push in. it's high and thin and i think we'll get some sunshine mixing with the clouds this morning and then eventually we'll get past that and probably brake out into more of a full sunshine look later this afternoon. 29 degrees on the way out the door so it's definitely winter coat weather this morning. 24 in allentown, 27 in trenton, 25 >> it gets a little bit milder and with less wind overall it will be pretty nice. by 7 o'clock, 28 degrees. by noon 40 with some of those high clouds streaking through. by 3 o'clock bright 46. that's your high before we dip back down to 39 by 7 o'clock tonight. karen, temperatures are growing to go up and down a little bit over the next several days but we're still looking at a nice mild change
for the weekend. i'll have details on that um cannincoming up. you got something going on. >> a big accident on a bad spot. we have an accident blocking the off ramp here. it was also blocking the right lane but fire crews have left. look at what it has replaced it though people that are just trying to wait it out. looks like they think maybe they'll reopen the ramp. penndot zooming in to see what's going object you can see one of the guys walking around trying to deal with this. so, this is the vine street expressway westbound. they've got a tow truck on the scene. the off ramp is that blocked right now. they have a car that's kind of smashed up against the wall so watch for this at the ben franklin parkway, that off-ramp to the parkway blocked and westbound pretty slow from that eighth street to the parkway. it was heavier but now that that fire crew left and the right lane is reopened at times, we see this car is just kind of blocking it at the moment, but big accident there on the vine street expressway. other than that, not too many other issues. in south philadelphia we have that water main break 20th and
oregon so watch for that. traffic just kind of squeezing by. i-95 southbound traffic about 23 miles an hour so starting to slow down now near girard. let's go outside live on the roosevelt boulevard extension. this is your southbound traffic slowing down as you head towards the schuylkill and one more live look. 422 notice a jam eastbound at trooper. jammed approaching trooper to 23, matt. >> thank you, karen. the first big shakeup at the white house comes less than a month into the trump administration. national security adviser michael flynn announced he's stepping down over reports that he made improper contact with the russian ambassador to the u.s. and then misled the vice president about it. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live in the satellite center with what flynn is saying about his resignation. >> reporter: matt, flynn gave that resignation letter late last night. in that letter he said that he gave vice president mike pence incomplete information about his calls with russia's ambassador to the united states. the now former national security adviser initially said he had not discussed sanctions with the russian
envoy but later said the issue may have come up. the administration's account over what flynn said about sanctions in recent weeks kept changing. last month the justice department warned the white house that that flynn could be in a compromised position after intelligence officials picked up recordings of conversations as part of routine monitoring and claimed they knew it to be true that flynn had discussed sanctions. president trump has named retired lieutenant general keith kellogg as acting national security adviser in the interim. now reactions are coming out of russia because of this, the chairman of russia's senate foreign affairs commission is calling this anti-russian paranoia. now as for who could be next, president trump is also considering former cia director david petraeus and also vice admiral robert harward who is a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. for now reporting live in the satellite center annie mccormick channel6 "action news." matt back to you. >> thank you annie. steve mnuchin has been sworn in as secretary of the
treasury. he was confirmed by a vote of 53-47 with one democrat west value senator joe manchin joining republicans mnuchin is expected to play a key knoll republicans efforts to overhaul the tax code. a doctor with deep roots in philadelphia became the first unanimous. the senate voted one lunn to zip for that david shulkin. he was the va under secretary during the obama administration. >> now to a bizarre incident involving a septa officer. officials say a policewoman was forcibly assaulted by an aggressive man who kept trying to kiss her. it happened at the 69th street station in upper darby yesterday. man grabbed the transit officer and tried to kiss her. she was able to push the suspect off of her and arrest him. he's now facing several charges. police have not identified the man. jerry sandusky's adult son is in jail this morning charged with child sexual abuse. 41-year-old jeffrey sandusky was arraigned in the same center county courthouse
yesterday where his adoptive father stood trial. authorities say jeffrey sandusky committed crimes involving two under aged girls over a five year period. a psychiatrist that we spoke to says the behavior that you learn at a young age be it right or wrong, can have a significant impact on your behavior as an adult. >> learned behavior, family patterns, you're exposed to this from the time you're a little kid makes it very difficult to get out of the clutches of that kind of mind-set. >> jeffrey sandusky has never made any public allegations of abuse at the hands of his father while another adopted son matt sandusky has accused his father of molesting him when he was younger. >> 6:36 and happening today, a portion of the state capitol building in harrisburg is expected to reopen following an vandalism spree. it happened early sunday morning. police say 27-year-old ryan stump got drunk and then broke into the capitol and sprayed a fire extinguisher in the hallways by the state senate
offices and chambers. stump faces a number of charges including burglary, vandalism and resisting arrest. the capitol preservation committee is checking several historic portraits for possible damage. >> it is valentine's day and it just so happens to be your last chance for love, a certain kind of love outside of philadelphia's city hall. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live now in dillworth park with details on the love statue and where it's going. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. you know what they say absence makes the heart grow fonder so the love statue will be moving tomorrow from its temporary spot at dillworth park but today you still have a chance to come see it. you can grab your valentine, come on down here to dillworth park, maybe take a skate with your sweety at the rothman rink and then come admire the statue and snap a picture before it goes away for a few months. about a year ago the love statue moved to dillworth park from its home in love park. it was a short move but it was a delicate operation. they needed to move the statue
in order for the city to embark on its multi-million dollar renovation of love park. the new park will have more greenery, there's going to be a restaurant in the welcome center, the fountain pool will be gone but the water jet will return and the love statue will take its place slightly away from the fountain but before they put it in place in its new home, the statue will be stripped down, spruced up and restored. so the new love park is expected to open this spring, so if tomorrow somebody asked you baby, berks where did our love go, you can say don't worry it just went to be restored. happy valentine's day. katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> free, free, free set them free. >> if they love them they'll come back. >> it always does. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that the winds have thankfully departed. we've got no precipitation out there. checking the great outdoors and they are a little bit better this morning with less wind. take a look at sky6, for
example. and you can see boy pretty picture with the oranges and the yellows in the sky, we are getting some sunrise this morning. you notice there are some high clouds that have filtered through but as i've been saying this morning i think we'll get some sun through these high thin clouds today. and then most of those high clouds will have a tendency to scoot on out of here a little later in the afternoon. temperature right now is 29 degrees. it is coat weather. the winds only at 6 miles per hour so unlike yesterday when we were talking about look out with the strong blustery winds, you don't have that today. there are the clouds coming in. probably look a little bit worse on this satellite image than what they look from the ground up because they are high and thin and again probably some sunshine breaking through as long as those clouds are around. other part of the story, well, winds down, temperatures up a few degrees, higher than yesterday. so it's a pretty nice afternoon to go out and do stuff. 28 degrees by 8 o'clock, 33 by 10 o'clock, noon 40 and a lot of sun by 3 o'clock with a high of 46 degrees before we slide back to 40 degrees by 6 o'clock. your high temperatures across the region, a little cooler up
north, 43 in allentown, 44-degree readings in trenton and reading. if you're down at the shore a little better, 48 degrees in atlantic city and cape may. if you're headed out this evening for a valentine's day date, dinner, movie something like that 44 degrees in the afternoon at 4 o'clock. as you are dashing to the flower store at the last minute because you forgot to buy flowers and a card guys, and by 6 o'clock 40 degrees and by 8 o'clock 37. do bring a winter coat tonight as we're going to get down to 35 as soon as 10 o'clock. clear skies, no rain, light winds but cold tonight. and then tomorrow we've got a feature to the north, another one to the south and we're caught in between and it's not a bad place to be tomorrow. we're going to miss the precipitation from this one. this guy down here might just clip the shore with an early morning shower. otherwise it's clouds to sun, breezy tomorrow but milder with a high of 49. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today 46, not a bad valentine's day t tomorrow 49 with sun reemerging in the afternoon and then behind those systems as they depart the coast,
windy and colder on thursday a high of 39 degrees with wind chills in the 20's but the winds die down again on friday. we get lots of sun and a high of 44. and that weekend mild spell still looks like it's on track and it still looks like it's going to last at least through maybe four, five days. we're going 57 degrees on saturday, 60 on sunday, 58 on president's day monday. that's a nice three day weekend if your kids have off and tuesday i'm still thinking mid-50's which is well above average. >> okay. thank you david. it is 6:41 and parking panic. a garage fire damages cars and causes some minor injuries at a popular tourist attraction. >> philadelphia eagles are having a ball this valentine's day and you can share the clever cards with your sports loving sweetheart. karen. >> we have an accident on i-95 southbound here. really jammed past cottman avenue to girard. we've got police and a vehicle off to the side and that is actually blocking the right lane. that has been slowing things down as police just leave. now you see traffic starting to move as that accident is in the process of clearing right now but slow on i-95.
>> ♪ >> well, well, well. sky6 giving us quite a treat on this valentine's day. why would you want to spoil the perfection that we are seeing in the skies over the commodore barry bridge. >> wow, that's nature giving us a big smooch karen rogers. >> i love that picture. i hope people will tweet out all their sunrise pictures. let's look outside live at traffic. we've got a bunch of issues. i-95 southbound looking live near the betsy ross bridge we had an accident that just cleared and you see that southbound traffic pretty
heavy past cottman to girard, so i-95 slowing down. we had a big accident on the vine street expressway westbound and it was blocking the off ramp to the ben franklin parkway. it is just cleared so now we could see we're slow on the westbound vine from eighth street to the ben franklin parkway but that accident is cleared so watch for that right now. on the big picture in south philadelphia, we've got this water main break 20th street at oregon avenue and traffic is just kind of squeezing by it so be careful in that area, take you a little longer. here we're seeing those slow speeds on i-95 southbound at times 15 miles an hour that shot i showed you really showed that near bridge street and the schuylkill not too terrible, about 31 miles an hour as you're traveling westbound near bala cynwyd, 38 miles an hour eastbound near girard. let's go check a couple of other issues. we've had a few accidents just pop up. here's one in horsham on county line road at cull and road. another problem in upper pottsgrove township a disabled vehicle on the right lane on the ramp from route 100 hundred northbound to farmington avenue so watch for a lane being blocked there on that
ramp. route 42 not looking too bad coming from deptford or turnersville, just a little slow and you see no weather related problems. we saw that beautiful sunrise. 29 degrees, it is cold out there, though. the afternoon will be nice, rather bright and a high of 46, matt. >> thanks karen. a smoky fire at disneyland's main parking structure burned eight cars and injured seven people. it happened at the mickey and friends parking structure in anaheim, california yesterday. seven disney employees were the ones who were treated for smoke inhalation. hundreds of park visitors and employees were stuck outside the structure for about two hours. authorities have not given a cause for the blaze but they do not suspect foul play. disney is the parent company of 6abc. a funeral home in memphis, tennessee is offering drive through services. visitors can pay their final respects without leaving their vehicles. though it might sound insensitive the owner of r. bernard funeral home insists his intention is the exact opposite. he says he's trying to appeal to families overwhelmed by the painful process of saying
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>> we are about to give the handedoff tom "good morning america." >> robin roberts is with us right now. robin you know your crack political team has been working on this story all night and that is the departure of michael flynn as head of the nsa in d.c. good morning. >> reporter: and tam, good morning, matt and tam. yes, they are busy working right now 'cause we're going to continue coverage on that breaking news. president trump's national security adviser resigning overnight misleading vice president pence about his conversations with russia. our full political team is hard at work right now. they'll join us live with the very latest. also ahead new problems for lance armstrong after trying to throw out the u.s. government's $100 million case against him a federal judge has ruled that that that case will now go to trial. what this means for lance armstrong. and that bachelorette
bombshell rachel lindsay a contestant still competing on this season of the bachelor revealed as the first black bachelorette. she'll join us live. anthony anderson's mom is here live doling out love on this valentine's day. >> i'm listening even though i'm married. >> always good to know things. >> reporter: i was about to say matt. >> he's trying stay married, robin. >> yeah, that's why. >> that's right. [laughter] >> reporter:. >> happy wife, happy life. i understood that. let's go to chopper6 live on the scene right now. you got out of that one. here in south philadelphia and check the water main break and you can see traffic is getting by but they've got it all roped off. this will take you a little longer to get around it here in south philadelphia. twentieth street at oregon avenue a water main break. they set up the barricades and you see how traffic is squeezing around that one. be careful as you're headed out. let's go to the maps and some other situations. looking in chester county, looking all right here 30 bypass at 322 rather heavy
past 340 to 113, dave. >> all right, karen, on the big board this morning we are dressing the kids warmly not nearly as much wind as yesterday but we do have temperatures in the 20's. this afternoon it gets a little better and maybe they can ease it back on the gear a little bit. your temperatures right now 28 degrees in wilmington, 24 in allentown, just 25 in reading and lancaster. 29 in philadelphia. and 23 down in millville. here's how it's going to go today. if you have plans to head out to the market maybe you didn't want to do it in the wind yesterday well today is much better. less wind, lots of sun overall a few high clouds through the morning and a high of 46 degrees at 3 o'clock before we slide back into the upper 30's by 7 o'clock. matt. >> thank you david. people living in bristol borough bucks county are asking for your support. the small town is a finalist in the deluxe corporation small business revolution contest. residents gathered for a rally last night to get out the vote. the borough is going up against four other small towns across america. the winner will get $500,000 and will be featured in the series on economic revitalization that includes
was arraigned in center county yesterday. authorities say jeffrey sandusky committed crimes involving two under aged girls over a five year period. a woman was killed in a house fire in philadelphia's frankford section. flames were shooting from the second floor when firefighters go the to the scene yesterday afternoon. no one else was hurt in the fire. and the love statue is moving from its temporary home in dillworth park outside of philadelphia city hall. crews will restore it and then return it to its rightful original home at love park. >> not feeling the love on i-95. stuck in traffic. this is at cottman much that's you were southbound jam approaching cottman to girard and then again approaching allegheny, that accident had cleared at allegheny but nonetheless some very heavy volume, heavier than we've normally seen as of late on i-95. handful of suburb accidents like this one on county line road in horsham, dave. >> satellite karen shows you some high clouds filtering in. we'll get some sun in between these clouds and then later today, most of that cloud cover should shift off to the east and we'll get back into more of a full sunshine. 46 degrees today's high.
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good morning, america. breaking overnight president trump's national security adviser out. general mike flynn resigns after admitting he misled the vice president about those calls to the russian ambassador. warned by the justice department three weeks ago that he may have been vulnerable to blackmail. the turmoil in the white house as they move quickly to replace one of the president's most trusted advisers. high alert. crews debt separately working to fix the nation's tallest dam and helicopters dropping large bags of rocks into the massive holes racing against the clock. nearly 200,000 rushing to evacuated. >> our phones starting going off. >> forced out of their homes for up to two weeks. now, a new set of storms moving in. ♪