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>> good morning it is 5:00 a.m., monday, january 15, matt is off, alicia vitarelli is joining us. >> here's what we're following, thousands of people are expected to gather in north philadelphia to honor martin luther king with a day of service. >> a car plunges into the delaware valley killing a passenger. the driver is accused of running away from the scene. the eagles will face the vikings in the nfc championship, birds fans are going out to show their team spirit. >> i had one green dress i wore it yesterday. >> you're excused.
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>> reporter: at least stefon diggs will not have to buy himself a drink in minnesota soon. >> reporter: i was at a friends house, saturday night, they were popping the campaign. >> reporter: intense games this weekend most of them, other than the patriots game they were really close. the weather center, we have satellite and radar, we have a few clouds around, and overall we're expecting a bright start and high clouds move in as the day goes on. we'll be looking at a clipper system out to the west by cincinnati bringing us light snow. 1 in reading, 15 in trenton. 18 in millville. 16 in philadelphia. it's cold as you step outside. dry conditions, but a little bit of a breeze out there, too. a windchill currently of 5 in philadelphia. one degrees in allentown. 4 in wilmington, 4 in trenton. 5 in millville. you get the picture you have to bundle up as you head out to the bus stop and the train station or just to heat up the car.
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19 degrees by 7:00. we'll improve a little bit expecting a high of 32 at 3:00 p.m., you can see how the clouds get thicker as we go into the afternoon. that sets the table for the clipper system that i mentioned will be here tomorrow. windchills by the way today with an 8 to 16-mile an hour will make it feel like the low to mid 20s this afternoon something to keep in mind if you're heading out for volunteer activities on martin luther king day. there's the clipper system here comes the snow, doesn't look like a coastal low will form which means it will scoot through pretty quick and give us small accumulations and be here for the evening commute tomorrow. karen rogers i'll show you that and talk about the impact of the clipper tomorrow coming up. >> reporter: it's cold out there, warming up the car. looking live outside on i-95 the betsy ross bridge, no problems. could be traffic moving toward center city. the on the big picture, speeds
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are reflecting that, i-95, everything is green for the eagles and speeds are in the 50s. let's look over at west chester, chester county. we have roadwork going on after repairs from a water main main break on high street, near east biddle street. slow go in west chester. vine street expressway, no problems, eastbound or westbound, westbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway. we have a couple of cars. we had a huge accident an overturned vehicle blocking all lanes, but all clear is now. >> happening today, the americans will honor the legacy of martin luther king with a day of service, our area is special when it comes to this our area has the largest response around the country. "action news" reporter, jeanette reyes is live at girard, good morning, jennette.
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>> reporter: good morning, tam this is impressive event just to see what they have really every year for the past 23 years, take a live look here behind me, this is the set up, of course it is 5:00 a.m., things will get underway at 8:00 a.m., people will arrive in a couple of hours, about 150,000 people are expected to serve in 2,000 projects. some of activities include workshops, trainings and job opportunity fair in the lower level of girard college and the annual king tribute concert later today in the afternoon. we expect to see local leaders this morning including governor wolf, mayor kenny, bob casey, they will lead volunteers in sorting and packing food that will be distributed to people in need through hundreds of philadelphia area nonprofit observations, all this will highlight the poor people's campaign which was launch by dr. king 350 years ago today, take a listen to what the
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organizer had to say about the timing and relevance of all this today. >> i think we're a dwighted nation that's been compounded in recent times, i think now is perhaps more important than in recent years for us to try to come together find common ground build relationships and realize that in order to solve some of the pressing challenges, not just government's role, it's everyone's role. >> reporter: coming back out live to us, you're seeing the murals that have been painted over the course of 2 years, the most recent ones are up against the wall on my right. it reflects on what's going on in society today. the cecil b. moore philadelphia freedom fighters coming to the area and share their efforts to
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desegregate the college in 1965. dr. king was here in august of 1965. they will be sharing their experience and insights with the younger generation, which the organizer said is the most important part of day ma making sure this is passed along to the younger generation. jeanette reyes channel 6 "action news." >> in the meantime, quakertown school superintendent is responding to criticism that the district is holding classes today the martin luther king holiday. it's been a designated snow makeup day on the calendar. while the district said the calendar has not been changed they ordered all social studieses classes focus on the civil rights leader. it's a lesson in light of the students who made racial slurs about the visiting cheltenham high school during a home game. this was the scene on the
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5100 block of walton at 1:45 a.m. the driver was taken to the hospital with various injuries. she is in stable condition. a woman was killed when the car she was riding in plunged into the delaware river. witnesses say they saw the driver of the car runaway after the crash. place police say the driver was speeding on riverbank road in burlington city when he hit a parked car and then took a nose dive into the delaware river. several people helped pull the driver out of the of the water. >> he just pulled. out anticipate he said my girlfriend is in the car, can you help her, when they turned around to help the girl. he ran away. >> authorities did find the driver a short time later, emergency crews rushed to the woman, she is in the hospital she was pronounced dead later. at this time no charges in the case have been filed. >> burlington county prosecutors are trying to determine if charges will be filed in the crash that sent a
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minivan into a lake killing a husband and wife on route 130 near beverly rancocas road saturday. a car hit the couple's minivan sending it into the lake. robert and janice steve steven son. ice jams have caused flooding and prompted evacuations near rising creeks an. there have been no issues in our immediate area. eagles face the vikings in the nfc championship. i'm sure you were watch this guy last night they scored a jaw-dropping 61-yard touchdown. minnesota wins, 29-24. a nail by ther, eagles fans -- a nail biter. eagles fans are getting pumped.
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gear is flying off the shelves at modells. we found fans picking up stickers to put on dad's prot threatic leg. tickets for the game go on -- prosthetic leg, kicks go on sale at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. >> reporter: it might rain on the game. it will be milder than last time. i don't think anyone is he stadium cared. >> they were warm by the end. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live showing we're dry as we look outside, sky6 live hd at the airport, it's a cold start with temperatures in the teens and you can see the steam from the refineries in the distance going sideways a little bit, there's about an 8 to 16-mile an hour breeze expected today.
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1 in3 in allentown. 15 in reading, 18 in philadelphia and millville. 18 in in cape may. bundle up if you're heading out for motor motor -- martin luther king ceremonies. we expect a sunny start and eventually we'll get high clouds building in later in the day ahead of the light snow event. in the lehigh valley, cold, 28 degrees, down the shore we'll probably see clouds marching in gradually as the day goes on, high of 34 there. increasing clouds in philadelphia today still cold high around 32. yesterday we got to 27. the wind were stronger. today we'll feel a little more comfortable. wind out northeast at 8 to 16 miles per hour. overnight tonight, cloudy and cold, 27 degrees is the overnight low, not as bad as this morning. we have the clipper system coming in from the west, you can see there's not a lot of snow
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associated with this, there has been a concern that a coastal low develops we're watching that for wednesday. generally speaking most models expect that to swing through quickly. the main snow sometime after 3:00 p.m. in the northern and western suburbs like allentown and berks county. most of it wraps up at 1:00 a.m. we're expecting a coating to 2 inches. the northern areas have the better chance for that. not a lot of snow but enough for slippery travel tuesday evening and wednesday morning. we have a lingering snow shower wednesday morning, i'm not sure that will be there, but we'll keep our eyes on that. up north in allentown, 2 inches or so. one model at 3 inches, down the shore and parts of south jersey, closer to the coast, probably less than an inch that's what most model models have right
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now. we're looking at a high of 32 degrees, sun and clouds, dry for martin luther king. tuesday accuweather alert for light snow somewhere from a coating to a couple of inches and slippery travel once this gets going, 40 degrees is the high with temperatures dropping quickly as the snow arrives. snow ends wednesday morning in the wee hours of the morning before you wake up. 35 degrees is the high there. temperatures start to degrees. chilly under the sun. 43 friday, saturday, sunny and nice conditions with a high up to 46. sunday, 54 in the evening probably dropping into the upper 40s during the game, clouds will increase on sunday, again there's a chance of evening rain we'll see if we get some of that. >> thank you, david. 5:12 a.m., the eagles help the phillies win a bet against the braves. we'll explain. details on the wager coming up. >> we have a close call for
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dozens of passengers who jump into chilly water as their boat wednesday up in flames. >> residents save a man from floodwaters as they consume his truck. >> reporter: we're moving nicely on the pennsylvania turn, roads are dry and we'll take you to exton county and see what's happening there, coming up.
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>> welcome back taking a live look is there, the ice rink on the delaware. that's how you will feel you
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will turn into a block of ice when you step outside now. 18 degrees. the cold cuts through you. >> you will wake up as you step outside. >> reporter: it's hard to wake up before you step outside. i didn't want to get out of bed today. route 100 commerce drive, live in exton, chester county. not seeing too many people out just yet. it's early, phoenixville and lionville, route 100, we're dry today, no big problems this morning. we have overnight construction scheduled from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. i-95 northbound from aramingo and bridge and i-95 southbound between allegheny and girard. tonight through friday night. it's monday, i would like to get you set for the week, i-95 they have been stopping all traffic for 15 minutes when they do that, that could be a problem
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all the early morning commuters like me. south street, the vine thursday night eastbound lanes close on the schuylkill expressway. construction on i-95 and the schuylkill expressway, don't you love it. 18 degrees the current temperature right now. 5 in mount poconos. 19 in dover, how does it feel? 5 in philadelphia. 1 in allentown. 8 in atlantic city. it's cold out there, alicia. >> karen, thank you. rising water left a pittsburgh highway under water and a driver stranded on top of his pickup truck. he thought he could make it through what he estimated was two feet of water on saturday. >> i started doing fine, i stopped and my truck died out, the water got into the air filter that was that. emergency crews lowered
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ropes to could corbin he put one vest and a rescue boat reached him a half-hour later and brought him to safety. video shows a passenger plane down the cliff after it went down the runway. the 737 became stuck in the frozen mud heading into the black sea. the plane was trying to lands in turkey. all 16 passengers and crew members were removed safely. >> sixers have the second best record in the eastern conference. >> reporter: phillies tweeted their atlanta counter parts, the
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braves. do you wanted to a wager? they accepted and tweeted chick-fil-a. we wants you to show us your eagles pride post a picture showing off your eagles spirit you may see it on tv. we have tons of great photos from fans, we can't get enough. just post your photo on social media, using the #, -- #6abc action. a hollywood star explains why he believes the me too movement has sparked a bit of a witch hunt. >> a tiny car is racing along a california highway, the video, he is making good time. is up next.
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is new video showing a remote control car speeding down a highway in houston, texas. this little car does an impressive job keeping up with a pickup truck before both
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vehicles exit the roadway. >> where is the operator? >> reporter: clever, right? they seem to do a good job. let's take a live look outside and check the roads for you, we're in southwest philadelphia sitting on the mid span of the platt bridge where traffic is moving nicely here. with mass advance it this just in, new jersey transit on a holiday schedule for mlk day. newark outbound trains will not service churchman's crossing due to a water main break. >> reporter: it's a cold day on the platform and the bus stop. if you're warming up the car we'll be in the upper teens by 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. we're expecting a high of 32 degrees, for the evening commute 29, 30 degrees. winds today only 8 to 16 miles per hour. a little breezy, clouds increasing as the day goes on. on the big board at the airport all green aircraft no major delays. snow in boston and chicago.
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the snow in chicago is a clipper system that's on its way here tomorrow afternoon and evening with light accumulations. >> in "healthcheck," the medical world is buzzing over a new study linking a common food additive to a dangerous bacteria having an influence on cdifff. scientists want more studies to check out the possible link. >> reporter: in "g.m.a." first look, dramatic video off the coast of florida shows a shuttle boat engulfed in flames forcing 50 passengers to jump into the port richie canal and swim to safety. the shuttle was heading to a casino boat 3 miles away in
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international waters. witnesses talked about panic on board when the boat crumpled in the water. >> there were people jumping it engulfed us within a matter of four minutes, the whole boat was gone in flames. >> passengers abandoned ship 100 feet from the shore jump into the ocean water in 43-degree weather was cold enough to cause hyperthermia. we'll have more on the rescue effort coming up on "g.m.a." with your "g.m.a." first look, i'm diane masado. abc new york. increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some children, teens,
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actor liam neeson who was being about being -- interviewed about the me too movement. he said people are being accused of touching a knee or something and being dropped from the program. he cited accusations against garrison keeler. he said the movement encouraging victims to speak up about awe abuse is healthy. >> a live look at the martin luther king day of service at girard college is up next. a driver manages to crash a
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>> now on "action news," honoring a civil rights icon. delaware valley joins in a day
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of service to honor dr. martin luther king. >> win you're in, the eagles play the nfc championship. >> i love that promo. >> bitter cold returns to the region, accuweather is tracking the chance for snow tomorrow good morning, it is 5:30 a.m., monday, january 15. we're on a high. >> it's how you get warm and stay warm. >> i wasn't sure what that was in my house we were doing -- matt is off, have alicia vitarei joins us. let's go over to david murphy and karen rogers good morning. >> reporter: whatever works. >> reporter: exiting football the last couple of weeks, they are talking about how ratings are down for football games, if you missed the games, you missed something. we have cloud cover around this morning, generally speaking we're expecting it to get fairly bright we'll see clouds


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