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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. it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday january 2nd. >> we are following some breaking news. a water main break is causing a big mess in a northeast philadelphia neighborhood right now. >> a shooting near temple university overnight sends a 24-year-old man to the hospital. >> the deep freeze continues this morning as most people have to finally shake off the holidays and head back to work and school. like the four of us. >> yes. >> bounds to happen. >> we're all here inside nice and warm but other people going to have to go outside at some point. >> and that stinks, let's just face it. it's too cold out there, mr. murphy. >> yesterday was very, very raw. today -- >> i stayed in my pj's all day. >> good for you, karen, that was right in keeping with that accuweather forecast. a lot of you who went to the mummers did bundle up and you'll want to do it again today. take a look at the weather center. sunshine on the way, cloud
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cover off the coast more clouds off to the west probably fall apart before we get here. the story is the temperature and the wind chill and right now your numbers are not kind. 10 degrees in allentown currently, 11 degrees on the thermometer in trenton, 13 degrees in philadelphia, just 12 in wilmington. 11 in reading. 12 in millville. cape may 16. not much better there. and winds are beginning to build and probably get a little bit stronger after sunrise, even now we've got a wind chill making it feel like it's 3 degrees below zero in philadelphia and trenton and allentown. four below in reading. seven below in lancaster. zero in wilmington and negative two in millville, new jersey. temperatures across the rest of the afternoon staying pretty chilly. little better than yesterday when we stopped at a high of 20. today model has us up to about 24. i actually think we're going to get to about 26 by, say, 3 o'clock or so. lots of sunshine today but enough of a wind running west eight to 16 miles per hour where those wind chills will remain in the single digits up until about lunchtime and hold on or about 12 through the afternoon. very raw out there.
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you'll want to bundle up and cover up once again. karen we'll be back with the latest on that potential nor'easter coming in wednesday in it through thursday. >> vacation is over. time to tune back in. a lot of weather going on and we expect to see a lot of track as well. looking outside live here i-95 at the betsy ross bridge we've had a disabled vehicle southbound. you want to watch for that as you're traveling. camera shaking a little bit in those winds and you got to turn that heater on. make sure you're ready for your car to be stopped, too. we've seen a number of problems with disabled vehicles. carry that blanket blanket and extra cell phone charger. vine street expressway approaching the schuylkill, it's quiet on the vine. no overnight construction last week and nonscheduled this week. so, you should be good to go on the vine street expressway. on the big picture don't forget in roxborough that water main break from yesterday we've seen a lot of those, this one's still causing an issue here and that's jamestown avenue at henry avenue. to avoid it stick to walnut lane as your alternate. and that new water main break we have been talking about jeanette reyes has been on the
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scene in northeast philadelphia a residential area, an icy area on minden road at medford road. if you're here, you want to stick to lester road and dunk's ferry to get around that. i told you about this trashy problem on the turnpike. we had some trash on the road and cars kind of swerving around it but they cleared it up. you're good to go now westbound on the pennsylvania turnpike past willow grove, seeing those speeds and that green traffic flow for now, matt. >> thank you, karen. from the trash back to the icy water. that water main break you mentioned is breaking right now. it created an icy mess in a northeast philadelphia neighborhood. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live at the scene on minden street. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i just got off the phone with the water department. they're telling me they're barely keeping up with all of these calls of broken water mains. take a live look behind me. they did shut the water off, that's what the overnight crew does. however, repairs won't start until 9:30 and you can see the road is an icy mess made worse after hundreds of gallons of water came pouring onto minden road. take a look at this video here
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that we were able to get. hopefully you're seeing where one of the homes -- there are three homes impacted and by impacted i mean water in the basement, in the garage and one of the homes you can see the water is pretty leveled off. this is in a driveway that dips down quite a few feet. so, the homeowners, we tried talking to them, they are understandably pretty upset about this. they are looking at quite a bit of damage as a result. so, now, numbers that rye got from the water department, at this point we know 125 homes don't have service until this is fixed. that will start at 9:30. that is what the day crew does. at 9:30 they'll get down into the ground, they'll repair this water main which i'm told is 8-inches. it's not nearly as bad as it could be but certainly quite an inconvenience for these residents. at this point we know age is usually a factor but more than anything, the temperatures, these frigid temperatures are quite a big contributing factor. we are going to see these cold temperatures for days to come
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and the water department will try their best to keep up. as soon as we get some more information we'll be sure to pass it right along but as karen has been saying, minden and medford roads, if you can avoid it, do your best to do that. reporting live in northeast philadelphia, jeanette reyes, channel6 "action news." tam. >> good advice. thank you jeanette. and also breaking this morning, gunfire left a man critically wounded in north philadelphia. temple university police and philadelphia police responded to the 1800 block of west norris street at 2:00 this morning. the 24-year-old victim was slot in the thigh and rushed to the... shot in the thigh and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. so far no word on suspects or a motive. also overnight a man is fighting for his life shot twice in the head in north philadelphia. this happened on the 2200 block of north 23rd street late last night. police rushed the victim to the hospital where he's now in very critical condition. and again, there's no word on who shot him or why. >> a germantown family is waiting for the heat to come back on in their home. victoria collins says she noticed something was wrong
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yesterday morning. >> i went, you know, to turn the water on and realized we didn't have any water so the fact that we have our water boiler or heater that was a big concern, i figured maybe the pipes had frozen. >> collins says she called several plumbers but was told it would be days before she could get service. the philadelphia water department says internal pipes are the homeowner's responsibility. they do have a list of tips on what to do to prevent pipes from freezing or what to do if you think your pipes are frozen. i've shared a link to that page on my twitter feed. very important to keep the pipes at least above freezing temperatures. >> yeah. >> all right. talking about just how cold it is out there, like your face just kind of freezes. >> going to be impossible to keep us above freezing if you're outside today so do plan on bundling up. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us we're dry and sky6, clear skies over
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philadelphia and elsewhere across the region. that would include that river rink. you think they could light those trees up in red or something just to give you the illusion of it being somewhat mild down there but it is very cold and i guess those white and blue lights are pretty appropriate this morning. 13 degrees as you step outside in philadelphia right now. 10 degrees in allentown. 11 in reading and trenton. 12 in wilmington. 16 in cape may. and again the wedges in wind chills in most neighborhoods making it feel like it's below freezing. very sim la are -- similar to yesterday. you'll need your shades behind the wheel. lots of sunshine expected on the highways and byways. out to the west of us there's some cloud cover but most of that probably falls apart before it gets here. in the lehigh valley mostly sunny, still bitter cold today with a high of 24. wind chills in the single digits all the way. down the shore, lots of sun but bitter cold. 27 degrees. wind chills getting up into the low double digits and in philadelphia, plenty of sun, brisk and cold, a high of just 26 degrees. again, wind chills probably in
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the low double digits later this afternoon with that wind building out of the west at eight to 16 miles per hour. and future tracker6 shows you we move from below zero wind chills right now up to about zero in the poconos by noon and maybe 11 in philadelphia. 3 o'clock when the kids are coming home in from school these are the wind chills they'll be dealing with. extra gears. a lot of them are like mine i-just want to wear a sweatshirt. put on something better than that. lots of layers and the gloves. 6 o'clock and beyond we're still looking at those severe wind chills. that's going to be the story from start to finish today. overnight winds die down a little bit, mainly clear but it's still bitter. 14 the overnight low in philadelphia and some outlying suburbs getting down to eight. we are looking at a nor'easter then for wednesday night into thursday. this is going to develop on the weak side down to our south but really start to blossom as it gets up close to our latitude. most models having this storm far enough off our coast to give us more of a minor impact but there are a couple of scenarios. one would be a little closer
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and that would give much of the region several inches of snow. the second track would be farther off the coast and in that case only areas right down by the coast would see snow. having said that, the model projections are still varying somewhat. future tracker6 showing you that the arrival time is probably after about 8, 9 o'clock at the shore and then by 5:00 a.m. thursday, possibly spreading to the west of philadelphia depending on which model bears out. european model, though, only also has from about philadelphia to the shore one to 3 inches and maybe one or less on the northern and western suburbs. having said that i do want to quickly show you that as usual, there is a wide variety in model projections. these are projections for philadelphia. we're thinking somewhere in the .2 up to 1.1 or maybe 3-inch range is probably most likely with a higher amounts building down toward the shore. but the rpm's a little bit higher, 5-inches and if that storm was to veer a little closer to the coast we could be looking at a more impactful storm. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today's high
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is 26 brisk cold. if you've been hibernating, 31 degrees a little bit better on wednesday. as you saw in the evening and late night, snow sweeps in off the coast and continues for a good portion of the day on thursday. it is a nor'easter. it will be windy and cold with a high of 29. but right now we're leaning toward a one to 3-inch accumulation. keep your eyes on these storms, though, whenever you see them coming in the forecast as they can always veer a little closer and give us more. right now it looks like a fairly minor impact. then an accuweather alert on friday and saturday because behind that storm, yeah, we get another shot of bitter cold air. 16 is the high on friday, 17 on saturday. overnight lows in the low single digits could both be close to records and then on sunday, it's still pretty cold with a high of 23. finally monday we get back into the upper 30's although that day a clipper could bring us a little mix of snow, wet snow and maybe some ice. >> don't know if you can get a break there. >> no. >> thank you david. 5:10 now. we're following new developments on the unrest in
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iran. protesterring have be trying to overrun military bases and police stations. >> american agents will be in investigating the plane crash in costa rica that killed families with ties to our area. >> a former miss america winner and tv news anchor is taking the reigns of the pageant organization. karen. >> i'm excited about that announcement. not so excited for this poor guy. we've had a disabled vehicle that's been stuck. you can kind of see the flashing lights here on the boulevard extension southbound as you head towards the schuylkill here at ridge avenue. that poor guy has been out there awhile. also a dark ride on the boulevard between fox street and ridge with the lights being out. we'll take you to king of prussia, check traffic there next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look there downtown in center city. lone trash truck making its way down the parkway. hope they've got the heaters on. it is 5:14 and yes, you're not seeing things, it is just 13 degrees. >> you know, the trash itself does create heat. >> it does insulate. >> you want to be surrounded by trash, is that what you're saying. >> if that's all you got, karen. >> true. [laughter] >> that's a good point. it's all relative, isn't it? this is 202, we're live here in king of prussia. this is 202 by the schuylkill. we are clear. we are dry. we see traffic moving okay. good shot of the road conditions. no problems there. yes, it's cold but no other weather issues. we're dry today. we're going to see lots of sunshine. it's a new year. we've got new construction here in delaware county. it starts tonight. lasts until about my birthday, mid march in case you were
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wondering. this is 252. thank you, matt. i expect a gift. between reese avenue and mary jane lane and that starts tonight, lasts through about mid march. over here in springfield township, new construction here as well. bridge replacement here beginning today. this will last through april so a couple of long term projects. state road is going to shut down between quarry road and richland town pike so if you're in this area stick to pass erode for the passerby. let's look outside live in cherry hill, route 70 at kings highway, it is clear and dry right here. no big problems in cherry hill. looking pretty good. temperatures showing not so good. it's only 7 degrees in quakertown. eight in coatesville. six in kutztown, 10 in malvern, 13 degrees in center city. we're going to see lots of sunshine and a high of 26 today but it's only 11 in hammonton, 12 in dover and when you factor in a bit of a wind, feels like minus three right now in philadelphia. good morning towel, matt and tam. >> if you say so. [laughter] >> ♪ and we're following new
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developments in the protests in iran. iranian state television says nine more people were killed overnight amid nationwide unrest. that means at least 20 have been killed in the demonstrations that began on thursday over economic issues and corruption. iranian security forces entered into violent clashes with protesters trying to overrun military bases and police stations. >> investigators with the u.s. national transportation safety board are joining the investigation into the tourist plane crash in costa rica. 10 americans were killed including families with ties to our area. university of pennsylvania student william steinberg died in the crash along with his parents and two brothers. they were from scarsdale, new york. authorities say the weiss family of belair, florida, also died. property records show they lived in montgomery county until 2004. their neighbor in florida was overwhelmed by the news. >> you never want it to happen to somebody that you know and they were good, good family. >> nature air is costa rica's
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largest charter carrier. it generally has a good overall safety record since its founding in 1990 but did have a crash last year killing a passenger. costa rican investigators say strong winds or mechanical problems likely caused this latest crash. >> the miss america organization has a new leader this morning and she knows what it means to wear the crown. former fox news anchor gretchen carlson is the new chair woman of the board of directors. the change comes after former ceo sam haskell resigned over leaked e-mails exposing sexist and derogatory comments made by officials about contestants and winners. carlson also has been a public face for taking on harassment and winning. she famously came forward about allegations of sexual harassment at fox news and settled a lawsuit for $20 million. >> the flyers host the pittsburgh penguins tonight. it is the first of four straight games at home in under a week. alabama and georgia won their college football playoff semifinals yesterday. the two teams will meet in the
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national championship on monday of next week in atlanta. the fourth ranked crimson tide smothered clemson 24 to six in the sugar bowl. the third ranked georgia bulldogs won their first -- the first rose bowl that ever went into overtime. the wild finish eliminated the oklahoma sooners. >> it is 5:18. new video shows what happens to a bubble in subzero temperatures. >> i've always wondered. >> now you know. >> 300 hollywood women announce an initiative to fight sexual harassment in the workplace. >> ♪
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>> it is so cold in kansas city, kansas. >> how cold is it? >> that these bubbles turned to ice in just seconds. >> wow. >> it was negative 3 degrees at the time. see? freeze, freeze, frozen. >> wow. >> bubbles. where the bubbles came from i don't know. probably from air and some liquid water.
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>> i was going to suggest bubble maker. >> friends who did the whole pot of water throwing it into the air and it turns to snow. >> yeah. >> that's also fun. >> those are the only fun things about this. [laughter] >> let me just put that out there. you've got it. let's take a look outside. getting up, putting on clothes, headed out the door in this weather, not fun. this is fort washington, 309 at the pennsylvania turnpike. we are clear and dry right now. southbound traffic on your left headed towards flourtown moving nicely right now. no big problems. mass transit back to a normal schedule today. i'm trying to get back to a normal schedule, maybe you are, too. and mass transit already has, david. >> good luck for that karen and me, too. 13 degrees right now in philadelphia. hard to get feeling very normal in these abnormal temperatures. 10 degrees right now in allentown and reading. 12 in millville. and of course the wind chills is going to be the big story all day long. this is what to dress for. feels like it's 3 degrees below zero in philadelphia right now, allentown and trenton more of the same.
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even worse out in reading and lancaster. cape may holding onto a 5-degree wind chill. on the bus stop and the el station platform this morning, do bundle up. we'll be in the teens for the early part of the commute. a high this afternoon of only 26 degrees with wind chills still around 12. and the evening commute back down into the low 20's. and finally at the airport all green aircraft, no major delays. any sign of precipitation in any of our big travel destinations? no. but in chicago right now the temperature is seven below zero, tam. wow. >> oh, my goodes in. stay in the airport and get on a flight somewhere else. health fishes in england launched a campaign to help parents take control of their children's snacking. a recent survey from public health england found children between the ages of four and 10 consumed more than 50 percent of their sugar from unhealthy snacks and juice. they launched a campaign to encourage parents to look for healthier snacks and no more than a hundred calories and even then to limit those to just two a day. a new study finds online tobacco ads may place adolescents at a higher risk
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for tobacco use than traditional marketing methods. nearly 12 percent of adolescents that works out to 2.9 million engage with online tobacco marketing in 2013. teens who watch video online or use social video networking sites viewed tobacco products they were less likely to stop using the products. >> in this morning's "gma" first look, a-list actresses like reese witherspoon nicole kidman and jennifer lawrence joining forces with behind the scenes power players like scandal executive producer shonda rhimes all in an effort to fight sexual misconduct in tinseltown. the coalition of more than 300 women calling itself time's up taking out a full page ad in newspapers across the country including the new york times writing now unlike ever before our access to the media and to the important decision makers has the potential of leading to real accountability and consequences. actress ashley judd a member
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of time's up tells diane sawyer of her alleged experience with disgraced movie producer harvey weinstein. >> the look on my face is terror. i can see it in my eyes. >> we'll have two of the women behind this new movement coming up live at 7:00 a.m. with your "gma" first look, i'm kendis gibson, abc news, new york. yep, we've got a mouth breather. well just put on a breathe right strip and... pow! it instantly opens your nose up to 38more than cold medicine alone so you can breathe... ...and sleep. go to toda to request a free sample.
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>> in the morning buzz a california mom celebrating a rare occurrence twins born in
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two different years. she was originally due with twins later in january but at 11:58 new year's eve two minutes before the start of the new year joaquin was born. doctors say his twin sister was slightly breached and had to be delivered via c-section. that didn't happen until 12:16, 18 minutes after her now big brother so they're technically a year apart. an ice cream shop in harrisburg putting a unique twist on a new year's tradition. a little sour throughout. they say it's the perfect balance of sweet salty and bitter. many people eat a pork and sauerkraut dinner on new year's day to bring good luck all year long. i'm going to stick with the black eyed piece. the ice cream shop says their version is actually a hit with customers, matt. >> they serve a chaser with that. >> i hope so. >> going to need it. thank you tam. 5:27. breaking overnight crews are dealing with the icy mess of a water main break in northeast
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philadelphia. a lie report is up next when "action news" continues. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news," water spills into the streets on a dangerously cold morning. we're live in northeast philadelphia. >> also breaking overnight, a drive by shooting injures two people as they stand outside a corner store. >> it's back to work and school for the first time for many people since the deep freeze has settled over the delaware and lehigh valleys. the wind chills out there are making it feel near zero. >> goodgood morning everyone its 5:30 on this tuesday january 2nd. who wants it to feel more like it was 2017 in, i don't know, late fall? >> yes. >> do we get to vote? is that how it works? >> that's not how it works. matt, yesterday was saying gee i wish it was july and he made the point we would be complaining about heat then. sun coming up, cloud cover offer the coast more clouds coming from the west but the sunshine even though it will be abundant today isn't going to help not with these numbers.


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