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>> a pleasant good morning to you it is 50:00 a.m., january, 6, i'm gray hall along with alicia vitarelli. >> we're glad to have you back, gray hall.
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cold enough for you, could have warmed it up a bit on your first day back. >> the arctic blast is hitting new records this weekend that's bad news for businesses, not so much for others, a closer look ahead. frantic moments on the tarmac, clip each other, take a look at the video in toronto setting off a fire and panic by passengers. >> 5:01 a.m., we begin with breaking news in west philadelphia a gas leak briefly forced people in 19 row homes out into the dangerous cold. pgw crews have been working on the 100 block of north hobarth street. families are back in their homes, but some still have no neat. the repairs are expected to be made shortly. the accuweather alert, the dangerous cold is still hanging around, meteorologist chris sowers here with a look at the
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exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, chris, come on, man, i'm back, it's cold. >> reporter: it's actually going to get worse as we get into tomorrow morning, for as cold as it is right now it gets worse tomorrow morning. i'll show you that in a moment. the windchill advisory remains in effect for the entire viewing area, the poconos could see windchills 30 below over the next 24 hours. these are actual air temperatures. 7 in millville. 13 in cape may. you factor in the winds it feels like 23 below in the poconos, 11 below in philadelphia and 9 below in millville. forecast for today we issued the accuweather alert, 16 degrees that's the forecasted high with the frigid wind we could see gusts as high as 30 miles per
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hour. decent amount of sunshine that will do very little to help. windchills that range from zero to ten below. we'll talk about the air temperatures dropping below zero in philadelphia for the first time in 24 years. i'll have that part of the story in just a few minutes. >> the movie groundhog day is what it feels like with the cold weather, seems like we wake up to the repeat. unlike the movie, the repeat no laughing matter, businesses are taking notice, jeff chirico takes a closer look. >> it's usually 3, 4, deep during the week, especially on friday. but on this night, happy hour at tism to in center city is an -- tito is an intimate affair. >> next-door, business is down
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40%. >> the first frost of the winter, you get a dip in the business and people get over it. this time around it's lasting a little bit longer. >> reporter: that's because some like dan don't want to be outside more than they have to. >> we would go out to lunch, but we've been brown bagging it, because we don't want to be out in the restaurants. >> reporter: it's not just restaurants. >> business have been down a lot. >> reporter: sophisticatedsignmh her -- ten customers. >> a nice break. >> reporter: the dip in temperature is boosting the delivery business for the pizza parlor on south street and 6 delivery guys. >> i got a break 3:30 p.m. for
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like 3 minutes. >> reporter: this person likes the cold. >> they say stay warm, honestly it's not the cold, it's the winds, and the ice that make it more dangerous, to be on a bike especially. >> reporter: and this is what jp is talking about, these snow piles that can be dangerous for delivery men and women on bike if you're driving give them extra room. if you're planning ordering in this weekend world to the wise be patient it could take a while. jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." >> and of course, along with keep keeping the roads in the area clear, penndot is working to take down the dangerous icicles from the underpasses. front end loaders were removing
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ice in hunting park. penndot crews have been doing this on other major roads all week long. we'll check conditions at the jersey shore, some people there digging out from 20 inches of snow and it is not going anywhere fast because of the deep freeze. of course it's a good time to remind you of our download recently designed 6abc app to get your forecaster from our meteorologists and temperatures to help you plan your weekend. smoke and sparks flew from a stale of a plane and forced passengers to make an emergency evacuations into the cold. one plane arrived from cancun mexico when it was clipped by a sun wing plane. 168 people had the exit the west jet plane. toronto is under an extreme cold
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morning with temperatures dropping to 21 degrees below. him one person was treated for injuries the incident is under investigation. dr. jay had to be checked out by doctors. he got i will after ringing the bell at the wells fargo center before last night's game. he was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. he was expected to be discharged from the hospital overnight. the sixers say the situation it was not serious, they did not clarify what the diagnosis was. he is 67 years old. new this morning, a ticket sold in florida struck it big in 450 million-dollar mega million jackpot. 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and 10.
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don't bother looking on your ticket, someone has got it. we're waiting to find out who has the rights to all those riches. $570 million ask on the line in the powerball drawing. that's the 5th largest jackpot in the game's history. >> one day. >> if you drive the pennsylvania turnpike prepare to pay more money to use the roadway. a toll hike kicks in tomorrow. drivers will pay a 6% increase for cash and e-z pass, but there is an exception there will be no change for e-z pass customers at the delaware river bridge going westbound in bucks county. the turnpike commission said the increase is needed to meet its financial obligations. >> happening today a final salute will be given to the pioneer in the philadelphia fire department. walter gentry junior worked for
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engine 11 when it was a segregated and all black firehouse. he joined the department in 1950 and one of the first black members to inte -- integrate into the department. he passed away last week a from a long illness. he feels 93 years old. two people were injured following a nasty accident in northeast philadelphia. two vehicles collided one bursting into flames. both drivers were saved from the wreckage on academy road. they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. there is a new twist in the probe of the russian meddling in the u.s. presidential election. president trump had his white
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house counsel to appeal to jeff sessions not to recuse himself from the russian investigation. he did so anyway, special counsel robert mueller will determine if it was obstruction ever justice. fbi investigating the clinton foundation, the investigation has been going on for several months whether they accepted donations in exchange for political favors while hillary clinton was serving as secretary of state. president trump and republicans can be calling on the fbi to look into the corruption of the clinton foundation. three king celebration took place at puerto rican unit for progress in camden yesterday.
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instead of bringing gifts for baby jesus they brought along gifts for children in their community and their families. all the donations came from the police lodge 218. there's much more to come on "action news," saturday morning, 2018 financial game plan, we'll tell you five moves to help you save money. familiar frozen scene you're looking at there, rivers turning into sheets of ice and there is air travel trouble to go along with it chris. >> reporter: unfortunately there's not much relief over the next 24 to 48 hours, look at the numbers this morning, single digits for just about everybody. 7 cease in the lehigh valley. 23469 philadelphia. when we come back in just a few minutes we'll talk about how most of the locations could be below zero at the same time tomorrow morning. stick around we'll be right back.
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skating ring we're almost there in boston, massachusetts. the blizzard left the charles rivera sheet of ice blowing snow that coated the frozen waters along the long fellow bridge. it makes it hard for ships to get into the hudson river in new york city that her breaking up that ice. the winter storm left travelers stranded on both coasts. five thousand flights were cancel yesterday alone. flights have resumed at kennedy airport and bradley airport in connecticut. 5:14 a.m., if you're just waking up us, meteorologist gray hall is tracking the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. i'm glad to be back. >> reporter: we missed you, we are having a pleasant good morning because you're back with us.
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to take your famous line. you're warming our hearts. >> reporter: it does get better we have relief in the seven-day forecast, it's just going to take more time as it goes over to the windchill advisory. windchill values could be as low as get this, 25 to 30 below over the next couple of hours. everybody else we're looking at an advisory in other parts of the viewing area, south jersey, the western suburbs, i-95 corridor, we're looking at windchill values zero to 15 below. frostbite can occur in 25 minutes or less. this is dangerous stuff. it is part of the region we issued the accuweather alert. take a look at where the temperatures stack up to the average. 16 degrees is the forecasted high. 40 is where we normally should be. way below seasonal averages, we're sitting at 9 degrees below
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the seasonal average of 26. minus 2 in the poconos, 7. 7 in allentown. 9 in philadelphia. 8 in millville. 13 in cape may. wilmington, dover, atlantic city, all those locations by the way could set new record lows by tomorrow morning. windchill values are ugly. 23 below in the poconos, 10 below in philadelphia and lancaster and 9 below in millville. it's what we've been dealing with for the last two weeks, bundle up in layers, you need a base layer like long johns and add two, three, four layers, make sure you're wearing hat or scarf, cover the extremities, frostbite occur in 20 minutes here. everybody east of the continental divide, 9 degrees in
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bismarck. it's not too stranding to see those numbers up there. 33 in new orleans. tallahassee, picked up an accumulation, atlanta, 22, cincinnati, 2 above, 79 in philadelphia. even raleigh, north carolina, 14 degrees right now. here's future tracker 6, windchill values later this afternoon, by lunchtime, 3 below in philadelphia, almost ten below in the lehigh valley. through the day today, i don't think we'll get above zero windchill wise. poconos, 22 below. 6:00 p.m., 2 below in philadelphia. 6 below in trenton. overnight tonight, windchill values brutally cold, 6 below tomorrow morning, 12 below the far western suburbs, 2 below in philadelphia. we bump above zero os the -- as the winds die down. 16 in philadelphia. 13 in allentown. 17 in millville. 15 degrees in trenton with the frigid wind whipping. overnight tonight, get a load of
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these numbers, brutally cold, the coldest air we see in 24s years. 4 degrees below zero in allentown. 1 below in philadelphia and trenton. 1 below in atlantic city. zero in wilmington and minus 3 for reading. if we manage the low of minus 4 it will shatter the record low in philadelphia 4 degrees that was set back in 2014. january 19, 1994, that was the last time we were below zero and on that date we reached a low of minus five. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast there's relief take a look at the bottom of the screen, gray hall we have 50s, 16 today, 19 tomorrow. now, monday, i do want to stress this this is a possibility of a light wintry mix, the ground is completely frozen, even if we get to a high of 34, everything will freeze on contact.
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41 monday, tuesday, 37 wednesday, 50 thursday, 52 friday. >> folks your time now, 5:19 a.m., many people trying to find ways to help in the awful winter weather, college students are henning the homeless in this dangerous cold out there. guests can leave their belongings at the shelter during the day and eat a hot meal when they return. it's open from november to april. these folks right here, they won't be going anywhere fast, no digging out from there, a sheet of ice burst into home, oxford circle section, the water froze solid around car tires, that's never fun. we're helping you survive this winter blast at,
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step one, cut the clutter, from your banking to your bills. set up auto pay account online to save yourself time and the late fees in the year ahead. be sure to unsubscribe from e-mails and services you're no longer using. step two, order your free credit report at annual credit you're entitled one a year and now is the time to check it over and know where you stand so nothing is standing in the way of you getting a mortgage or credit card or car loan and pay down the overdue debts. step three turn your phone into a financial advisor, apps like betterment and wealth front set your goals and make recommendations and automatic invest your money in low fee funds. max out the 401k.
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you probably heard it a million times, but if your employer offers a 401 match and you're not taking full advantage you're leaving money on the table. start the year right by setting up automatic contributions. protect your hard earned money with free apps, like bill guard, manage your credit and protect the accounts from fraud and unauthorized transactions. sharrie williams channel 6 "action news." >> so glad you're waking up
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with us on a saturday morning, 50:26 a.m., live look at city hall. that bone-chilling arctic air feeling below zero in spots. guess what not going anywhere soon. meteorologist chris sowers will be back in just a few minutes with a slightly warmer forecast for early next week. flyers face off at home this afternoon against st.
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louis, the puck drops at 1:00 p.m. the sixers have won four in a row, congratulations, ben simmons and joel embiid led the below out, the score, 114-78. the sixers next game is a global event on thursday, that happens in london. a week from today, the eagles open the playoff their opponent will be watching, it will be atlanta, carolina or new orleans. we'll hear from theds 6:25 a.m. we have your playoff pick on 6abc, titans and chiefs in the wild card game. eagles fans will be watching to see if former coach andy reid and the chiefs advance. an ice cream shop in harrisburg put a unique twist on a new year's day tradition.
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sauerkraut with ice cream. it's the perfect balance of sweet, salty and bitter. it was only available to celebrate new year's, many people eatork and sauerkraut on new year's day, to bring luck all yearlong. they threw in a little bit of sauerkraut and left the pork >> not are for me. >> with just a scoop of vanilla.
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6x the cleaning power, even in the quick cycle it's got to be tide 5:30 a.m., saturday morning, sky6 live hd looking live along the benjamin franklin parkway, of course, in philadelphia, another dangerously cold morning out there, the windchills are below zero in many places and several records may be shattered this weekend. >> you know what, taker ago look at the flags whipping in the winds, it tells the story there, at least part of it, because it is bone-chilling outside. a check with accuweather with meteorologist chris sowers, you know i think if you don't have to go outside best to stay in and bundle up. >> reporter: at least in the next several hours, the windchills will be below


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