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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 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday march sixth. here's what we're following. >> we are timing out when the snow arrives as utility crews rush to restore power before this next powerful nor'easter hits. >> also developing this morning, a bizarre ride in the point breeze neighborhood. the roof of a tractor-trailer is ripped off by an overpass but that does not slow down the driver who drags it behind him for miles. >> unhappily ever after. a shocking end to the "bachelor" season finale. hear why arie had a change of heart.
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>> your heart breaks for her. things happen to people but you don't want them to happen to you on tv. let's go to matt and karen to look at your accuweather and traffic. >> life is so hard and it's about to get harder for all of us. >> it is going to get a little tougher around here right. we're giving you a break. your morning and evening commute are mostly dry. dry conditions now. we can see that precipitation building out and it's light to start out to the west. precipitation doesn't begin until late this evening or tonight. ahead of that we have a cold start but we've got sunshine this morning. 24 degrees in allentown and reading. below freezing along the i-95 corridor, upper 20's. down to 26 right now in millville. so, the wind chill won't be as much of a factor today. it's 29. dry at lunchtime low 40's but increasing clouds. even at 3 o'clock kids are coming home, no problems. 7 o'clock, 42. between 7 o'clock and 10 o'clock is when we expect the precipitation to begin. it's going to be light at first and we are watching for
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that snowfall north and west of the city. it will be light rain elsewhere tonight. and then tomorrow morning it's light snow north and west and rain and a mix south and east. the real issue is late wednesday morning into the afternoon and evening, that's when the heaviest snow comes down. it's windy with heavy wet snow. we'll talk totals and show you what future tracker6 looks like. i think that's a good way to kind of plan your day and how bad it's going to be in your area. i've got that lined up for you in just a minute matt. >> fun, fun. first brake popping of the morning. just beginning to slow approaching the schuylkill expressway but overall things look pretty good on most of the highways this morning but just like the last few days on the secondaries kind of a different story. we've had some tidal flooding here by penn's landing. columbus boulevard northbound side close to the ben franklin bridge the water is starting to recede. so now we are seeing some cars getting by on the left side of the roadway, not rolling through a lot of water but you may still want to stick with 95 instead of columbus
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boulevard. schuylkill looks fine this morning. we'll talk about all the storm damage coming up in just a few minutes but nor now back to the tidal flooding because we also had some at the old brooklawn circle, 130 southbound and a vehicle got stuck in that high water. we're hearing it's been pulled out. everything is reopened there but watch out for the flooding near the brooklawn diner this morning. mansfield township still have emergency construction along 130 northbound approaching kinkora road. right lane out of commission there. in delaware overnight construction on 95 southbound has cleared but now there's a crash on the northbound off ramp to airport road. speeds just in the teens there as you come up from christiana. might want to stay up on route two kirkwood highway instead on this tuesday morning, matt. >> thanks, matt. the race is on right now for power crews to get the lights and the heat back on so thousands of people still without power. last week's nor'easter brought down trees and power lines and now the area is bracing for that second nor'easter arriving later on tonight. now, some people in montgomery and parts of delaware county
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have been without power since friday. peco crews were busy working along gypsy lane in upper merion where a massive tree came down on friday smashing an infiniti vehicle and taking the power lines with it. the action cam was also at the home depot in king of prussia last night where people were rushing to buy generators. peco continues to make progress on outages. as of this morning about 25,000 people are still without power. most of them in delaware and montgomery counties. this was the scene at high tide at north wildwood at second avenue and john f. kennedy beach drive. you can see the waves crashing over the seawall and water flowing into the street at around 11:00 last night. despite the spillover authorities tell us this is not causing any flooding issues in that area right now. >> it is 6:04. and it was a wild ride through the city's point breeze neighborhood. the driver of a semi truck tried to go under an underpass that was too low.
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didn't work. the top of his tractor-trailer almost came completely apart like it had been peeled off with a can opener. yet he kept going dragging that mess behind him for miles. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live at 21st and reed streets with more on how this unfolded. jeanette you have video and it's hard to imagine what he was thinking. >> reporter: yeah, it's also hard to imagine what could have been going on inside of the cab of this truck as the driver traveled more than 3 miles with this behind him, 50 feet, more than 50 feet of debris attached to the back of the truck, even the back door was pulled off and this driver went across intersections and through narrow roads as witnesses watched in shock and confusion. take a look at this viewer video here. it was shot at 21st and christian streets showing this truck as the driver traveled more than 3 miles with the entire roof dragging behind it. that loud sound of the metal scraping the asphalt waking up dozens of people in the process.
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now, the second viewer runs -- is running as the person is going alongside the truck while recording. police say this all started around 10 o'clock last night at 12th and callowhill streets when the driver crashed into this overpass which peeled off the roof of the trailer and ripped off the back door. that truck finally came to a stop at 21st and point breeze where the truck enforcement department fined the driver. no charges have been filed and it is unclear if that truck driver was under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any substance for that matter. we have not yet seen that driver, though, even though we have attempted to get ahold of him. now, police meanwhile are looking along that 3-mile trek to see what damage has been done to cars along the way. it would be surprising if no cars were damaged. in fact, we're looking to confirm a couple of images that we've received but in the meantime, again, this driver has not been charged. he has been fined, however, for this bizarre incident that happened last night. reporting live in point breeze, jeanette reyes, channel6 "action news."
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matt. >> quite a story. thank you jeanette. investigator say this man 18-year-old nasir reed struck and killed a gas station attendant in mercer county, new jersey. the crash happened in the parking lot of a quick check in lawrence township last month. the attendant charles nevius was trying to stop a driver after striking an suv in the parking lot. reed is charged with death by auto and leaving the scene of a deadly motor vehicle accident. >> entertainer bill cosby will be back in a montgomery county courthouse today for another pretrial hearing. the prosecution wants the judge to allow 19 women to testify that cosby drugged them and assaulted them as is also contended by the woman at the heart of this case. however, cosby's lawyers will argue that some of the allegations date back to the 1960's and will be impossible to defend. jury selection will begin for his retrial on march 29th. >> you know what, we should just start telling you which industries amazon is not planning on getting into. the online retailer has its sights set on banking now.
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erin real is in for maribel aber. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's a very good point matt. what aren't they doing? amazon may offer a product similar to checking accounts for customers that don't have bank accounts. "wall street journal" reports amazon is talking to big banks about developing the product. and it would be aimed at people without a bank account or a credit card. now, those consumers use cash making online buying pretty difficult. another audience would be younger consumers who prefer not to own a credit card. strong rally for stocks as investors shook off fears of a trade war. right now futures point to a higher open and a report and factory orders is due out later today. matt back to you. >> all right, erin thanks so much. the home of the flyers and the sixers will be getting a quarter billion dollars makeover. the renovations at the wells fargo center will start this summer and will focus on the mezzanine level. here's a look at what it was and what it will be. the well will have more open stays with screens showing the game, menu boards, plus there
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will be more expansive food and beverage offerings. the renovation will include brand new lounges additional seating and a complete replacement of the arena's sound system. the $250 million makeover will be complete in -- completed in three phases to be finished by 2021. >> looks really pretty. and that looks really pretty, too. it is 6:09. you're taking a live look there from sky6 out across our horizon. nice and clear today. enjoy that while you can. it is 6:09, 29 degrees. >> karen rogers, a nor'easter is coming. >> yes, and it's a beautiful start to the day. we'll see clouds increase today. some light precipitation arrives tonight but it's really tomorrow that is the big impact with this nor'easter. the winds not as strong as the last nor'easter. we're talking 40, 45 miles an hour winds. it is more of a snow impact, though. the heaviest snow will be tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. so right after the morning commute into the early evening hours and the potential for some additional power outages because you have
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such a heavy wet snow in addition to some gusty winds even if the winds aren't quite as bad. i want to show you this new model run that just came in. this is just one particular model but i think it gives you an idea of what we expect. look at the darker area of blue that's now through philadelphia and north and west. that corresponds with the six to 12-inches of snow that we're expecting. we could even see locally some higher amounts. the lighter area of blue is three to six. this is a new model run of the euro giving you an idea of what we expect. we'll talk about snow totals for our region and then what happens next, another storm on the horizon so just get through this morning while you can matt pelman. >> what happens next? nothing good. thanks karen rogers. speeds i've got for you on the highway in delaware. it's i-95 northbound side, they're just in the teens approaching an accident scene on the off-ramp to airport road there by the salt box. so coming up from christiana really slow go along 95 northbound. want to stay up on route two kirkwood highway instead.
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95 elsewhere here near port richmond just starting to slow in the southbound lanes passing allegheny avenue into girard. we are getting reports of a pretty big pothole along 95 southbound in the work zone by girard avenue so watch out for that. kelly drive traffic lights not working. still have lots of downed trees germantown rittenhouse street is blocked. east falls queen lane remains closed this morning. >> 6:11. up next scare on the slopes. a little girl holds on for dear life when she slips from a ski lift out left. >> a "bachelor" bombshell. we'll recap one of the most shocking finales in reality show's history. >> ♪
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>> dramatic video here shows the moment a five-year-old girl dangling from a chair lift at a california ski resort before falling onto a safety tarp below. the girl's parents say she slipped from the chair lift on saturday morning when it started moving. the girl's ski instructor was able to grab her hoodie. the instructor held onto the little girl who became unconscious from being choked by her helmet and hoodie. the girl's father calls the instructor a hero for being able to keep the girl from being seriously injured and falling offer the lift. the... off the lift. the girl did have some bruising but is okay. >> three illinois day care workers face charges for how they got children to go down for nap time. they gave the children gummy bears laced way sleep aid. the police say the three women were giving two and three-year-olds candy containing melatonin before
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nap time in order to make them wind down. they told police they didn't think it was a problem since melatonin is available over the counter though it's usually taken by adults. no children were sickened. >> if you don't know that's wrong you probably shouldn't be working with kids. >> no, you should not. >> weather also -- >> let's do the weather. >> i have some things in there but i'm not letting them out. >> that's new. >> i hear you. storm tracker6 live double scan showing us right now we're dry through the area. you're dry until late this evening, so today is not a real trouble with this nor'easter. it's tonight and tomorrow. let's go on outside and show you what it looks like on sky6 looking live at philadelphia international airport and we're going to see bright sunshine to start off your day today. to finish, that's another story. here's a wide look at satellite and radar. we've got mostly clear skies in philadelphia. we'll see the clouds increase and this is the precipitation that's kind of knocking at our
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door. this is the first area of low pressure. draws near, transfers its energy to a second low that forms along the coast. that's second lohan formed yet but it's going to produce a wallop of snow for us and that's late tonight and into tomorrow. let's look at the day ahead. we start with sunshine. it's just a cold start. low 30's at 8:00 a.m., upper 30's at 10:00. lunchtime running around doing your errands no problems. it's dry, we just see increasing clouds, chilly a high today of 47 degrees. even at 6 o'clock tonight, you're dry. and then by 8 o'clock, that's when you start to see some precipitation come down. let's walk you through it here with future tracker. this is a look at 10 o'clock tonight. so, 10 o'clock tonight we see the lehigh valley has snow, a little mix i-95, could be a little tricky and rain south and east. we watch in the overnight hours, this is 7 o'clock in the morning when a lot of you are getting ready, what would normally be a morning commute, lehigh valley it's still snowing, so that's going to be tricky. across the philadelphia area, it's a little bit of a rain and a mix. you may wake up and think,
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well its raining, it's a little mix, i can go to work. the trouble is what happens after the morning commute. so, that's 7 o'clock. we advance this through the afternoon hours. this is a look at 4:30 and you see that heavy wet snow. so it's been all snow in the lehigh valley and the poconos but through the afternoon and evening you see how it's snow in philadelphia and parts of interior south jersey as well pushing out of here late thursday -- wednesday night. let's look at how much we're expecting with this. not a whole lot down by the coast, one to three. three to 6 inches of snow, the area in white through atlantic city, millville, lancaster and then we're looking at a general six to 12 in the area you see in pink. but there are going to be some isolated bands where you're seeing up to 16. not everybody is going to see them but there are going to be a few spots that set up that really get a good amount of snow. but a general six to 12 through the interior south jersey and philadelphia and the lehigh valley. so, good amount of snow that comes wednesday and again the
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heaviest is about 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on wednesday. so, today it's kind of the quiet before the storm. it's turning cloudy, precipitation arrives tonight, though, so watch for that. the end of the evening commute it's going to start light, 47. tomorrow is the heavy wet snow, not necessarily in the morning unless you're in the lehigh valley but late morning into the afternoon and evening is the heavy wet snow and the winds, about 40 miles an hour. it shuts off wednesday night. thursday maybe you get a few lingering snow showers in the lehigh valley early on but then you're dry the rest of the day. some sun returns and 42. friday is brisk and chilly, 43. saturday mostly sunny skies and 46. you set the clocks forward saturday night. on sunday we're watching the coast for the next storm. and it looks like it doesn't happen until sunday night into monday. some snow is possible on monday, so a little too early to say if that snow or rain mix but we'll keep track of that one for you. one storm at a time. >> we'll just prepare for the
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worse. >> have an oreo. >> that will help. >> let's head outside. 422 eastbound side now busy from the saint gabe's curve through this point at trooper road and 23. westbound side getting used to that new traffic pattern around trooper road as they shifted the traffic to the new bridge over the weekend. in tell company getting word that gulph creek road is closed this morning. downed trees there. darby paoli road remains blocked. you can use 320, though. that is opened this morning. and in chestnut hill still some downed trees blocking bells mill and cresheim valley drive. matt. >> time for take two, matt. sixers will take on the hornets tonight this time in charlotte. sixers defeated the hornets 110 to 99 in philadelphia on friday night. eagles fans can relive the team's super bowl championship game and the entire season over and over again. nfl films is releasing the official commemorative film to celebrate the eagles' first super bowl title today. espn is reporting that the team has received several trade offers for quarterback nick foles but the birds are asking for a steep price.
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>> fans of the "bachelor" calling it one of the most shocking finales they've ever seen. arie proposed to becca and then in front of millions changed his mind. >> i -- i know i made that commitment to you and i know that this is like -- this is obviously a shock for you. >> you think? arie broke it off with becca because he said he couldn't stop thinking about lauren b the runner up. all three will be united. becca will confront arie face to face for the first time since the breakup. does she punch him? did lauren b take him back? get answers right here on 6abc. the whole point of this arie is thick and thin, good times, bad times, not, ooh, i made a mistake and changed my mind. >> he said he loves them both. that is an issue. >> i think it was all staged.
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>> no, no, it's real. >> okay, it's real. >> i can be a little bit indecisive but i don't know if that's the place and time to be indecisive. >> schuylkill expressway westbound approaching conshohocken crash here but it's on the side. still though slow in those westbound lanes. mass transit no slowing to speak of just yet. just keep in mind the 101 trolley is still shuttle busing between media and woodland avenue because of the storm damage from a few days ago. how about another karen rogers. >> sure, why not. the national weather service already has a winter storm warning. that's the area in pink and you see that through philadelphia, northwest, up through the poconos and that's the general area we're expecting the heaviest snow. it goes into effect at 7 o'clock this evening and lasts through thursday at 3 a.m. so, tomorrow your morning commute we're going to see a mix with some wet snow north and west, a mix and rain in the city. allow for some extra time for sure but it's really the evening commute, afternoon and evening where you're going to see the heavy wet snow and gusty winds and if you do decide to commute tomorrow morning you got to think to
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yourself how. i getting home when i'm traveling through the nasty roads in the afternoon and evening, tam. >> thank you, karen. accuweather may be tracking more snow but in today's fitness tips shoshana is helping us tone up for spring and summer. >> hi everybody it's shoshana at soul beats studio with "action news"'s fitness tip. it is almost tank top season. grab a set of hand weights and a small little bar -- ball. place it in between those forearm. guess what. we are going to tone those arms to get ready for those tank tops. give me a little squat down activating the lower body. i want you to lift and lower. taking it up and down keeping the movements small. keeping those muscles activated. 10 lifts. then 10 squeezes. feel it in that chest muscle. three sets of these and you are going to be getting those arms ready for summer. >> all right. it is 6:26 and developing overnight, a tractor-trailer takes a wild ride through philadelphia. you've got to see the video. >> plus a delivery man's shift gets cut short when he gets
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him. >> good morning everyone. 6:30 on this tuesday march six. david is off. matt pelman is here along with karen rogers and karen, we would like to push the nor'easter back to like thursday. it would be. >> is that a better day for you? at least today is your day to prepare. you're dry today but late tonight and tomorrow that's the effects of the nor'easter. right now satellite and radar showing we're clear. we can start to see the precipitation out to the west that's building in. it will begin as light precipitation later tonight and it's tomorrow that we're really dealing with this storm. ahead of it we've got some cold air. it's only 24 in allentown. 29 in the city. 26 degrees in millville. the wind chill not much of a factor today unlike yesterday. starting it off with sunshine at 7:00 a.m. it's cold. by lunchtime you're dry. you have clouds increasing, temperatures in the low 40's. 3 o'clock kids coming home, no problem, 47 degrees.
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even at 7 o'clock at night i think most areas are dry. let's go through the timeline with this. it's really from 7:00 p.m. to 10 o'clock tonight when we see the beginning of the precipitation. it will be light rain through much of the area and some wet snow arriving in the lehigh valley especially. then tomorrow morning, it's light snow north and west, light rain south and east. could still be tricky to travel tomorrow morning but the real impact, the worst travel time will be from about 10:00 a.m. tomorrow to 6:00 p.m. especially midday through the afternoon. that's when it's windy and you have that heavy wet snow that could weigh on power lines, gusty winds as well, so it's really a tough storm. we'll talk about it and kind of walk you through it with future track intera few minutes matt. >> all right, karen. at least things are dry here on the vine street expressway albeit a little bit busy in the westbound lanes approaching the schuylkill expressway. that's just normal morning volume kicking in. speaking of that schuylkill expressway on the eastbound side past the boulevard, there is a disabled vehicle there that we're getting word of
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taking out the left lane. meanwhile by penn's landing this is columbus boulevard near summer street. about an hour ago we had a big lake here in the northbound lanes of columbus boulevard. water has receded now but you can see the cones are still set up out here. mostly blocking off the road so if you're coming northbound on columbus boulevard delaware avenue watch out, you don't want to run over those cones. also flooding we were watching in south jersey by the old brooklawn circle and the brooklawn diner. one northbound lane still blocked and there was a vehicle that got stuck in the water on the southbound side. they've removed that vehicle so now it's just the one northbound lane that remains closed. in voorhees township by the chipotle getting word of a new crash along haddonfield-berlin road at white horse road. an accident in delaware this morning. it's the northbound 95 off ramp to airport road there by the salt box. speeds like just 11 miles per hour as you come north of the delaware service area along 95. so, i wouldn't. maybe use 40 and 13 or stay up on route two kirkwood highway.
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95 northbound in delaware is a mess on this tuesday morning. >> oh, matt, trouble, trouble and more trouble to come and with another nor'easter heading our way, peco is running out of time to make repairs from that last storm before we're in for this potential round two. 90 percent of customers are back online but that still means 10 percent of the people are waiting. that translates into 20,000 people still out there in the dark and the cold. and some of the hardest hit areas of montgomery county hotel rooms are booked up with local residents. normandy farm in blue bell says about 40 rooms are filled by people who don't have power and it's still lights out for businesses in king of prussia. shoppers flooding a home depot trying to get their hands on an emergency ship of generators. >> don't want to take that chances again. this is a hot commodity. >> yes, it is, yeah. a lot of stores are out. >> in the lehigh valley, ppl electric has ranked friday's storm as one of the top 10 most damaging weather events that they've ever had to deal
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with. hardware stores near allentown are expecting new shipments of rock salt. this morning all to get ready for another sizable snowfall. >> 6:35 now and breaking overnight, two mobile homes went up in flames in montgomery county. firefighters battled the intense blaze for nearly an hour. a viewer in lower pottsgrove township sent video to "action news" here. the fire broke out in one mobile home on high street at midnight and quickly spread next door. no reports of injuries and no word on what sparked the flames. >> what in the world? that's all you can say when you see this crazy scene. look at you will that. that unfolded in philadelphia overnight. a tractor-trailer driver tried to squeeze under one of those low underpasses. you'll see the sign that says you can't do it if you're taller than this. he tried it. it didn't work out so well. and then he kept going dragging the roof of that truck behind him. the whole thing had peeled off and he just kept going. let's turn to "action news" reporter jeanette reyes. she's live in point breeze for
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more on how this happened and just how much damage was left behind. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, tam. you got to wonder what in the world was going on inside of this cab when this happened. you know, it's one thing to have your roof peeled off by an overpass. that's already shocking enough. but then to keep going for several miles as 50 feet of debris is dragging behind you. that's what happened here and you can see that debris leading all the way up to the truck. even the door was torn off. the driver went across intersections through narrow roads as witnesses watched in shock and confusion. this is video from one of our "action news" viewers at 21st and christian showing this truck as the driver traveled more than 3 miles with the entire roof dragging right behind it. that loud sound of metal scraping the asphalt waking up dozens of people in the process. the second viewer video is this person running and recording alongside of this truck. police say this all started around 10:00 last night at 12th and callowhill streets when the driver crashed into
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this overpass here which peeled off the roof of the semi truck and ripped off the back door. the truck finally came to a stop where we are here at 21st and point breeze where the truck enforcement department fined the driver. no charges have been filed and it is unclear whether this truck driver was under the influence of drugs, alcohol or any substance for that matter. we do know that this driver has not been charged and was fined but we have not been able to get ahold that of driver. we've not seen him come to the scene just yet. we do know that police meanwhile are following the trek of the -- the route that this truck followed to see if any damage was done to any cars overnight. we have some images that we're looking to confirm whether or not the damages that we're seeing are as a result of this truck and the debris following closely behind. of course as soon as we get some new info we'll pass it right along. reporting live in point breeze, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." matt. >> thanks, jeanette. delivery man is recovering from a shooting in north
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philadelphia last night. the action cam was there as medics placed the victim in an ambulance. the shooting happened on the 2000 block of west haggard street. the victim told police he didn't realize he had been shot. he's being treated for a neck wound and is expected to survive while police search for who shot him. >> a philadelphia deputy sheriff under arrest accused of indecent assault. detectives say 42-year-old steven postell forced himself on a 43-year-old coworker twice back in may. he was the victim's supervisor at the time. postell has been suspended with intention to dismiss. and the family of murder suspect cosmo din dinardo is now being sued by relatives of his four alleged victims. dean finocchiaro mark sturgis tim patrick. >> from our delaware news room lawmakers have introduced a
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bill to lower the legal limit for drinking and driving in delaware. the blood alcohol threshold would drop from .08 to .05. the bill is already receiving pushback from the american beverage institute which says the law would criminalize moderate responsible drinking. however, the national academies of science urged states to make this exact change months ago arguing it could save thousands of lives each year. it is now 6:39. taking a live look at center city philadelphia. beautiful sunrise coming up lighting those buildings up but later on today we will be dealing with our second nor'easter in this early month of march. >> you know, karen, it looks so beautiful and clear when you look out right now. it's hard to believe just how different things will be in a little bit over 24 hours. >> we just got done with a big nor'easter on friday and comparing the two, the winds with this one will not be quite as strong. last time we got up to 70 miles an hour winds that brought down all those trees. this time it will be 40, 45 miles an hour winds.
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we will see a wider area, though that gets more of a snow impact with this storm. the heaviest time period to travel 10:00 a.m. wednesday to 6:00 p.m. so it's really tomorrow the worst of it, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. that could cause some additional power outages with such heavy wet snow and winds even if they're only 45 miles an hour, that's at least enough of a problem i'm want to show you this look, a new model run of the euro that came in this morning. that gives you an idea of what we expect. you see the darker area of blue through much of philadelphia and north and west? that corresponds with the six to 12-inch range of snowfall and that medium blue right here is three to six. so, much of the area getting a good amount of snow and there will be some isolated spots with up to 16-inches of snow. we'll talk more about totals and walk you through how the timeline of this is going to go in a few minutes, matt. >> all righty, karen. totals on the travel times are starting to rise. is that that our of the morning, about an eight minute delay now in either direction here along the schuylkill expressway. on the westbound side we had a crash right here approaching conshohocken but it just
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cleared out. eastbound side we're getting word of a disabled vehicle just east of the roosevelt boulevard slowing us down there. getting reports of a pothole on 95 and southbound by girard in the work zone. as is normally the case, speeds are just in the teens as you come south of cottman avenue and kelly drive traffic lights still aren't working so be careful as you travel there and round the curves. chestnut hill still some downed trees blocking bells mill road and cresheim valley road. morris road closed because of a downed tree. skippack pike gets you around that. >> thank you, matt. next and new this morning a woman goes berserk with a bat and a violent case of road rage and it's all caught on camera. >> pat, i'd like to solve the puzzle. you don't have to be a whiz at "wheel of fortune" to get this one. >> ♪ sorry. i can't make it.
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>> breaking news overseas. north korea says it is open to talks with the united states in an effort to normalize ties according to south korean officials who just met with north korean leader kim jong un. the rogue nation has promised not to use nuclear weapons against south korea saying
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there is no need to keep its nuclear program as long as it does not face any military threat. the news comes after north and south korea agreed to hold a summit next month, their first in more than a decade. >> and new here on "action news" video shows a violent road rage attack in las vegas. a woman used a baseball bat to smash a driver's car and windows while stopped at a light in the middle of the day. the witness who took this video hopes someone will recognize the woman with the bat and contact police. >> a man faces grand theft charges for stealing frances mcdormand's oscar. this is video of that suspect terry bryant. you see him waving around the best actress trophy as he leaves the governor's ball. sunday night he told people he had won the oscar for best producer. bryant even posted about it proudly on social media. but a photographer who didn't recognize bryant as a winner he saw somebody grab the oscar and look at it more closely. he called security and the statue has been returned. >> sounds like you could just put it on your mantle and
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someone is like, hey, what's that. it's an oscar. where did you get it? i don't know. >> it's kind of crazy that he thought that would really fly, right? >> worked for a minute. >> worked formant. let's take a look at this forecast for you. lots going on. it's dry and we've got sunshine. let's see what it looks like right now. what a gorgeous shot. okay, take it in, people. this is a sign. we're going to get through this day tomorrow. it's going to be all right. we're starting off today with sunshine. let's take a look right now at satellite and radar. we've got clear skies in philadelphia. but you can kind of see from this image the clouds are quickly going to increase. area of low pressure, the first low is way out here producing blizzard conditions in the midwest. so that low tracks towards us, transfers its energy to a coastal low and that will form our nor'easter tonight and tomorrow. so, ahead of that we're dry, we've got sunshine in the morning, it's just cold temperatures in the low 30's at 8:00 we really see increasing clouds through the
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afternoon. you see that at 2 o'clock today, 47 degrees. at 4 o'clock, 47. it's still dry at 6 o'clock. but then we see at 8 o'clock some of that precipitation is already in place and we can kind of walk you through that now with future tracker. here's a look at 9:30 tonight. so, between 7:00, 10 o'clock, the precipitation starts. it's pretty light at first. we see it's snow in the lehigh valley right on the border of that with philadelphia. and mostly rain south and east. and then tomorrow morning here's a look at 7 o'clock during your morning commute. we still have rain south and east of the city. kind of a mix along the i-95 corridor with snow continuing in the northwest suburbs, lehigh valley and the poconos. so, that's 7 o'clock tomorrow morning. you might wake up and think, oh, well, i can drive through this maybe depending on where you are but the trouble is it really gets worse after that. we watch kind of like with the last storm, right, as it's pulling away you get that thump of snow with heavy wet snow coming down producing its own cold air and it's starts to accumulate on the roads
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even as temperatures are above freezing so you really have to be careful. this is a look at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. it's been snowing all along in the poconos, northwest suburbs but now snow in philadelphia and parts of south jersey as well. doesn't pull out until thursday night, wednesday night, excuse me. mixing up my days here. one to 3 inches of snow. not a whole lot along the coast. in the area in white, three to 6 inches. that's atlantic city, millville, lancaster. there's a broad area, and this is really a wider range than the last storm, of people who are going to get hit by this heavier snow. the area in pink a general six to 12-inches but i think there will be a couple bands that set up that will be as much as 16 and cecily and adam will be back and monitoring this through the afternoon with the upcoming models to see where those isolated bands will be but a general area in the pink in philadelphia and parts of northern burlington camden gloucester county of six to 12 inches but a couple bands even higher than that in that range. here's your seven-day
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forecast. turning cloudy today, 47. light precipitation begins later tonight. tomorrow it's a heavy wet snow, worst time period about 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 37 degrees. it wraps up wednesday night. thursday some sunshine returns. it's 42. friday brisk and chilly, 43. saturday mostly sunny skies, quiet but still chilly this week, 46. saturday night into sunday, we set the clocks forward. we're watching the coast sunday. it looks like the daytime is dry but sunday night into monday we have another coastal storm that could bring some snow on monday, a high then of 46 degrees. so, tonight and tomorrow, that's when we're watching for the of effects of this nor'easter. thumbs down. >> two thumbs down. >> here you go. sorry karen. >> nice presentation. >> yeah, it was. >> thanks. >> you did it with a smile. >> 42 locked up. a slow go from the black horse pike up to 295. normal stuff. bunch of accidents in south jersey this morning. there's a new one in cherry hill involving a pedestrian
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along deer road at cuthbert road. black horse pike at the new jersey turnpike in run need immediate word avenue crash there. off ramp to airport road pushed off to the side. speeds improving there. >> thanks matt. florida state senate narrowly passed a bill that would create restrictions on rifle sales and allow some teachers to carry guns to school in the state that suffered one of the worst mass school shootings in the nation's history last month. the bill would also raise the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21 years old. and ban bump stocks. the legislation goes to the statehouse later this week where its chances are less than certain. >> a billionaire turned explorer discovered the missing wreck of a world war ii carrier. microsoft cofounder paul allen's research ship found the u.s.s. lexington 500 miles off the eastern coast of australia the lexington was
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one of the first u.s. aircraft carriers ever built. 216 crew members died when multiple torpedoes and bombs sank that ship on may eight, 1942. >> let's get a preview of "good morning america." >> robin roberts joins us with a preview. i'm going to guess all eyes on yet another round of terrible weather. >> reporter: oh, gosh, yes, another round and people are still digging out from the last round, so we'll talk about that, matt and tam. also coming up on "gma," a former adviser to president trump saying he would refuse to testify in the russia investigation and that he believes the president may have done something wrong during the election. our political team is going to join us this morning with the latest. also ahead i know you guys have been talking about this, that emotional shocking turn of events on the "bachelor." well, we're going to hear exclusively from host chris harrison what he is saying about the episode that had a lot of people talking as we wait to see how it all shakes down tonight. and then matt and tam we'll
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drop some names on you some people that are here live this morning. luke bryan is here live. chelsea clinton is here live. she has a beautiful new children's book. and the fabulous director ava duverney is here live. wrinkle in time coming out soon. >> a lot of people looking forward to that movie. i went back and reread the book. i loved it as a girl. >> you read so many books. you read them twice. >> looking forward to the movie. we'll see you soon, robin. and the philadelphia eagles victory got a little attention on "wheel of fortune." last night the contestants had to solve this puzzle. the letters spelled out the phrase philadelphia eagles are super bowl champions. the saying does not get old. we'll be right back.
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>> sunoco fixing gaping holes in the ground caused by one of its pipe lines in chester county. chopper6 was over the 400 block of lisa drive in west whiteland township. three sinkholes opened up there over the weekend. one crater is estimated to be the size of a swimming pool. sunoco released a statement saying in part "we injected an
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approved liquid concrete mix or sometimes referred to as flowable fill into holes that were created by soil movement. this action has been completed and all areas have been secured ." >> a nine-year-old from new castle county is making sure the homeless have socks during the cold of winter. jamie mitchell of middletown was inspired after visiting the friendship house as part of an mlk service project. she created sammy's sock stampede. sammy set a goal of collecting 1,000 pairs. as of march 20 she's already closed top doubling that amount. sammy says she's going to donate all of the socks to local shelters. >> 6:55 is the time. our top stories are coming up next as we turn to karen and matt. >> it's cold out there this morning but we're starting with bright sunshine. looking at the next six hours, you can see just the upper 20's, then by 9:00 a.m. you're sitting at the freezing mark. by 1:00 p.m. its 43. it's dry today until later tonight. we'll talk about those
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snouffer totals coming up matt. >> karen getting word of a new crash on the northeast extension southbound just past lansdale. luckily it's off to the side and no big delays so far this morning on the regional rails. stick around. top stories coming your way after this break. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> top stories at 6:58. the race is on for power crews to get the lights and the heat back on for thousands of people still without power. peco says it already has a plan in place for our area's second nor'easter which is arriving later tonight. a tractor-trailer smashed into an overpass which ripped the roof off the trailer and then the driver kept going to thatless for another 3 miles through the narrow streets of philadelphia dragging the roof behind. the driver finally stopped in
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the city's point breeze section. >> maybe he didn't knows. i don't know. we're noticing a big delay on 95 and southbound approaching cottman into girard. at least our crash on 95 in delaware on the northbound off ramp to airport road is now off to the side. so delays thinning there. and in delaware county still some storm damage, portions of gulph creek and king of prussia roads remain closed karen. >> cold to start with sunshine. today is a day with increasing driving clouds. precipitation doesn't arrive until between seven and 10 o'clock. light rain through much of the area wet snow especially north and west. tomorrow morning's commute light snow north and west with rain south and east, a little mix in between near the city but the worst time period will be wednesday about 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. that's when you get the heaviest snow. >> keep your eyes on accuweather. they'll give you the latest as it comes in. for matt, david, matt, karen, i'm tam. see you in 30. >> ♪
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good morning, america. winter whiteout. a new nor'easter is on the way. bringing up to a foot of snow no new york city. as a blizzard barrels through the midwest. sparking hundreds of accidents. trucks sliding off roads. and now 21 states are on alert. breaking news. new moves from north korea on nuclear weapons. kim jong-un makes a rare appearance at a high-stakes meeting with south korea. are peace talks with the u.s. on the table? bizarre twist in the russia investigation. former trump aide sam nunberg says he believes trump may have done something wrong on the campaign. and betrayed by "the bachelor." the stuping proposal. >> becca, will you marry me?


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