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university. our best are the best a the team coverage begins at 4:00 with the accuweather team and the team of meteorologist. guys you nailed this in term of timing and totals today. double digits in the area with more than 10 inched of snow for areas northern and east of philadelphia. ts lnd frnd sf you got to get where y stormtracker 6 live double scan shows this nor'easter the beast of the storm now just to the east of long beach island heading into long island itself is. really cutting off northern and west and now it's new england's problem as it is quitting our region and we take a look at stormtracker 6 live double scan live closer here there we can penn's landing. see ending to the west and what little traffic there is that is the good thing is moving center city philadelphia and all of delaware and fortescue and the western suburbs of chester that is not the case everywhere. more coverage of this beautiful county. as well as parts of montgomery disaster when we come back. county. we have the extreme bright band of purple here, near hammonton and the atlantic city expressway and medford lakes and browns
at the hotel last night and heard the slow rumble of thunder and thunderstorms are typically a summer and spring phenomenon but when you get a rapidly developing nor'easter it creates lift and convection and produces thunder and lightning and producing the thundersnow. we had quite a bit of it from the 4:30 now with an noon until 3:00. during the time when the storm accuweather alert. was intensifying. live from the camera at temple we had reports of 100 strikes university the flakes are and i-95 corridor and east. tapering off after hours of moved in from the ocean towards hours of wet snowfall. philadelphia. this is when we had the tremendous rates of snowfall. there may only be 12 days left 2 to 3 inches per hour producing the near whiteout conditions and i kept saying on the air and on until spring begins. she will not give up.
facebook if you hear the thunder we have live coverage but we you need to get inside and it want to begin with meteorologist, adam joseph. has an update now on the comes with lightning. we have reports from ocean system which got off to a slow county a person and house struck start as you said it would, but made up for lost time. by lightning and this shows the >> a lot of people on twitter strength of the storm system. saying where is the storm? if you look at the temperatures you can tell the storm is over. i said have patience and have faith in me. we had dynamic cool and the it ramped up late morning into heavy snow pulls down cooler air the afternoon. stormtracker 6 live double scan will show that the center of the from high in the aatmosphere. storm is south of long here, and and places like lan kaster where there is a vd in the temperatures bumped up at 40 what is the eye so to speak of the nor'easter, mainly a new degrees and philadelphia 32 england storm at this point. degree the last hour and trenton but still getting blasted in 33 and millville 34 and atlantic city airport 34 degrees. parts of north jersey. and west of philadelphia this looking atker 6 live storm is done, visibility is not doub scan closer here everything is shut off philadelphia off to the west and bad in philadelphia 3 miles medford lakes and rights town right now. and trenton reporting a third a and the split of 70 to 72 and mile visibility. the garden state parkway to and a band of snow a half mile. atlantic city. we are dealing with the blinding the storm system is moving out of here about 35 miles per hour. snow right now and it is areas moving quickly and snow will be the shore getting a quick
completely done by 6:00. coating of snow as it passes by and already over west of here, but they are 2 to 3 inches philadelphia. and temperatures dropping below an hour so that is blinding snow as it continues to lift away freezing and a wet fluffy snow from parts of south jersey. and you want to shovel it before improvement south of mays temperatures drop and icy spots landing but getting hit hard in developing overnight. burlington and ocean county. more details of what is to come getting a lot of pictures in on over the weekend if the full the social media pages here. accuweather forecast. delran, new jersey, with the >> thank you cecily. march nor'easter you see how great work. lets go to "action news" heavy the snow is. the weight of that snow breaking reporter walter perez in this tree apart here and over bethlehem. the sidewalk so seeing the dang you have your umbrella so things and power outages and that tapering off a bit here frmg i continues as the weight of the was bemoaning the fact that i snow kind of sits here it weighs forgot. right now the snow kicks back in down on the limbs and we watch of course because it stopped a few minutes ago and a little bit that going into the overnight hours. of good news, pennsylvania state as we look at snowfall totals, police shut down eastbound i-78 so far northeast philadelphia 9 because of a multivehicle crash inches of snow and montgomery county 9.5 inches and wayne, by the route 412 exit in delaware county 7 inches and hellertown and the accident is clifton heights 8.1 and cape may cleared and that has been reopened. 3 inches of snow on the back no word now as far as injuries
edge of it. in the crashes. everyone getting in on some kind meanwhile, in bethlehem. of action with the snow totals fog has changed. and the visibilities at least to over the past couple of hours. this point are improving from a live look here in bethlehem, if you go back to 3:00, 2:00, reading to philadelphia and it's 1:00. all 10 miles to the west and you would have seen the conditions are exactly the same. the snow is coming down and hane textbook is perfect visibility. and trenton less than a half of really stopped but no accumulations, 3 to 4 inches on a mile. mt. pocono and allentown and grassy areas and the roads are this is the band with reduced not icy and slushy and quite visibility. improvement coming in over the passable. next few hours. we spoke way bunch of commuters we'll have the seven that said it's not that bad. >> if you drive comfortably it's not too bad. littbit. some spots are slick here and >> great job thank you. the combined with there. but if you take your time it's wind led to treacherous driving not so bad. >> starting to pick up quite a bit recently here. trying to make her way to and so it seems to be slicker limerick forho limerick forho now than an hour or so before. es from inside of the second person we spoke to the news van. we feel like we are stuck in the afternoon when things got bad and now remains the same and van with her. on the cell signaland from tim slushy. and the irony here in our region
this part of the lehigh valley is expected to get the brunt of get her. there she is inside of the this storm. if you want to see the real brunt of it. van -- give us the latt 12 mile, 20 miles south into update -- bucks county and quakertown and >> reporter: i want to argue this is not a bad signment. doylestown, they got hammered but this part of the lehigh valley just a snowy day in we made major progress since we march. left bala cynwyd at 1:00 this channel 6 "action news." >> all right thank you. while the shore is not afternoon this is 32 westbound. seeing much snow today. the storm is still delivering a we see clear roads and to all. beating there. but i want to talk to the video waves are crashing up on the from earlier today. pier in north wildwood and the we left bala cynwydately hit tr wind is whipping there. and a few people were out looking at the sheer force of mother nature. took us hours -- king of >> from the shore we go to sara prussia -- [ inaudible ] you can bloomquist live in center city on market street. see this car spinning out a plow what is the story there? truck had to come through on the >> reporter: the snow is still shoulder of 76 westbound to move falling there but not as heavy as before and the sky is branchs off the shoulder and brightening and this allowed the plow trains coming through to make for emergency -- [ inaudible ]. get the upper hand and on market >> all right well we said it she street the roads are slushy but is depending on cell and the
overall getting around center control failed us this time. city is not easy. and areas north and east of the morning started off slow way philadelphia a of heavy snow all day and enough to wintry mix and by afternoon the plow in newtown bucks county and big heavy flakes are flying, crews working hard to keep the turning center city streets to sidewalks clear using tools slush and leaving hats and coats available to them. coated in snow. for anyone with now have my feet are soaked and freezing motivation to get to the gym today and if you are one of and leggings on under my pants. those people, congratulations you are a better man than i. it's not the fun fluffy snow and the amount of snow we got today caking to everything. can be a challenge in the best of circumstances and for those >> it's getting slushy everywhere and really gross. that are without power since last week. hotel employees are sweeping the today's storm felt like a cruel sidewalks keeping them clear. the thick heavy snow kept coming joke. "action news" reporter chad and getting into center city is pradelli is live for us now in one thing and getting home ardmore with that part of the another. coming into the city earlier it was cool and not that much. story. >> reporter: may guys we are just rain like a wintry mix. here along the main line, this and now it's hectic. i got off the subway and as you area was hammered last week by the nor'easter where thousands can see it's slush and mushy and of people were without power. stay home. if you don't have to come out if you talk about the radnor don't come out. township and lower merion, the >> looking back live on market customers without power is down
street. to 7,000 and it seems like a that the lowes hotel it must be lot. not nearly the case as last warming up enough that the week. traffic is moving along nicely. chunks of heavy snow and ice are got some slush and actually a falling off the building. moment ago we saw the sun peek the police put up tape to keep people off the sidewalk. out here. the cars are starting to come we are talking about how heavy out and the snow has stopped and the snow is and the chunks the cleanup begins, you see coming down and a pretty people shoveling and look at dangerous situation and trying this parking lot here. to keep people off the sidewalk the plow is out here all in center city. we'll keep an eye on what is afternoon. you can see blacktop fow the concern is to make sewer this happening. channel 6 "action news." doesn't freeze over, overnight. the snow and ice and though the snow is heavy and be careful high elevations always a if you have to shovel out there concern. thank you. today. it's all hands on deck in it's back breaking snow. camden county, nearly 100 pieces but fortunately it seems like things are okay in this immediate area. of equipment are in service and the crews at the lyndonwald salt we have not seen widespread power outages and we have seen crews up and down the roadways yard. when they went out on the roads and they have plenty of salt as they continue to restore power from last week's storm. ready to go, people in mercer we'll keep an eye on the main got a jump start in clearing the snow and for those out on the line. channel 6 "action news." roads visible is low for drivers send it back to you guys. near egerts crossing road and >> thanks for the live report.
route 206 in lawrence township. so much kindness being but check out the u.s. postal shown. one neighbor came over and worker like so many out there still getting the job done plowed the driveway. >> such a neighborly time. despite all of that blinding snow. >> thanks to my neighbor. >> you know people still working lets get a check of the roads right now. matt pellman with a friendly today. dedicati dedication. people were encouraged to stay update. >> if only mother nature could off the road. now a check of the "action news" extend the kindness and she is traffic report. first things first. brutal the last few days and did you run to work today? >> i stayed in my car the whole continues this afternoon. time and i wore boots. what a difference about 20 yes so i learned some things minutes makes. check out the schuylkill, the after friday. today was a really challenging travel lanes by conshohocken drive in as well but a different parked for hours because of way from friday. there was much less traffic several stalled stuck vehicles today not as many downed trees up ahead around gulph mills and but the people out today so many getting them pushed to the side of them were getting stuck with and starting to move from wheels spinning and we see that in the traffic cameras, like gladwyne on out. it looks substantially better here langhorne a new trouble and this is port richmond from spot route 1 blocked there by the betsy ross bridge, this is 213 and stuck vehicles and now route 1 at woodhaven road at the woodhaven road close to 13 bucks county border you can't bristol pike and the westbound
see much of the surface the snow lanes are blocked because of is coming down too fast for the plows to keep up with it this this car facing sideways. afternoon. 309 at wells road and english and we had route 1 blocks on the village here a truck stuck in southbound side 213 maple avenue the southbound lanes toward and traffic is just starting to ambler and you can see a bit of the road surf at. move there. and route 1 mostly snow covered this is the schuylkill expressway westbound lanes by and the ben franklin is not. conshohocken are parked for much it's slushy but can you get by of the last two hours and annie on the ben or go with the betsy, mccorkorcoram coramic was comi don't try to head to the burlington bristol bridge. that is closed conditions are through and beyond the blue route and no traffic is getting not good whatsoever. through. and go eight miles farther this and they closed down it's bridge is 422 and what a difference entirely. and the others at this point miles makes it looks better out they have speed restrictions here and the road surface looks don't look too bad. mostly wet at trooper road. live look at 42 and what a if you drive 422 are you not in difference an hour makes, this such bad shape and a different was a white outan hour ago and story on the schuylkill now the travel lanes on the expressway woodhaven road route southbound side heading to 55 1. and because these guys, nj dot hasn't been great crossing over into south jersey, and they just closed the burlington bristol bridge because of conditions there are so bad, they said to crews are taking care of the
roads. more traffic the bridge is and an update on mass transit. shutting down and the turnpike connecter bridge is open. and the scene in camden county trenton line suspended and west trenton resumed and njt buses along 295, travel times are abysmal. are suspended across the board. an hour and 15 minutes on the southbound side. and traffic is getting through we'll check it again in the 5:00 slowly at this point. we'll check it again coming up. hour. lets go to south jersey and >> matt, thank you. "action news" will be on christie aleto live in early tomorrow morning as our pennsauken with the situation area recovers from today's snow. the be sure to join matt, tam, david there. >> reporter: hey there, the snow has stopped and i look like i'm and karen and constant updates standing in shin deep snow and are at your fingertips any t the good news is a live look at route 38 we can see asphalt. there are in areas snow packed slushy porkts portions of this the savings are in full bloom at ross. road and it left a mess and proved to be a headache earlier in the day for drivers that decided to brave the slick and slippery roads. >> my grill came off. >> how did this happen? >> i went right here.
coming across the light and i ran right into it. >> as far as i know, coming out this way it was. i'm heading to riverside. >> how are you getting there? >> the train if it's on time. >> i have four-wheel-drive and i just came from trenton, there are cars all over the road off the road, all down 295, route 70 here. it's bad even with four she'll drive. so you know if you don't have to drive don't. back out live are you looking at snowplows from public works from pennsauken township. making the roads passable. this is asphalt on route 38 and that is good news for drivers. but that is what monemergency responders hoped people would
do -- stay off the roads. if you're looking for an incredible selection of the give yourself extra time to get brands you love, this season's newest trends around. channel 6 "action news." for a fraction of what you'd pay at department stores, brian back to you. >> always a welcome sight. christie thank you. the storm has created a mess for air travel as well. even a temporary grown stop in effect at the philadelphia international airport this afternoon. we are joined right now by airport spokesperson mary flanary. thank you for answering our calls once again and joining us live on the air. what is the situation with regard to the ground stop. >> excuse me the ground stop is still in effect but expect it to be lifted very soon now that the snow is tapering off. we have one runway open and another will be open very soon. we expect departures to resume and eventually the arrivals will begin to come in again. >> marion a day like this you
have the grown stops temporarily. what are you looking for the timeline for the rest of the evening for those that may be flying today? what should they expect in the coming evening hours? >> because the snow is tapering off we expect that the flights that are still scheduled to depart and arrive will do so is. there have been a few last minute departure cancellations for various reasons and that is why we tell people to check with their airlines. sometime this afternoon flights got diverted and they are expected to use that plane to take passengers from philadelphia somewhere else, since the incoming flight got diverted. the plane isn't here that is why there are a few cancellations. at the last minute. >> a bit of a chain reaction. >> exactly.
>> a couple is of birds in the image there. beautiful picture. >> pretty soon you'll see the big birds. >> you got it. mary flanary from the airport. thank you. >> thank you. all right constant updates on the nor'easter are at your fingertips including real time views from stormtracker 6 live double scan on your phone or tablet. and remember the 6 abc app a free download for your mobile device. and the coverage of this march nor'easter continues after the break. and adam joseph on the snowfall totals and what is left of the system. >> we want to look at viewer photos you are sending in all day. use #6abcaction. and alicia is coming up with more from the viewers out there when we come back.
the so fascinating right. that was the sound so many of us were talking about today. thundersnow. mark sent us this video before the storm started to ramp up in galloway, new jersey. more viewer video a disconcerting sight in delaware county. that is a massive tree that fell on a home in media. that created a whole lot of damage to that house right individual ta lives on the street says it was just one down on the street. >> from downed trees and thundersnow and we have cute kids and playful parents. our viewers are sending videos since is the flakes were falling. >> alicia vitarelli has the joy of going through the
submissions. >> reporter: joy when we meet friends like abby from northeast philadelphia and mom erica here says she loved catching snowballs, people are calling the snowflakes just that. snowballs coming down so heavy and wet in the area. so yes the pets love it. great day for sledding especially for folks that took off for school and work. we have snow men, and women. and this kids face -- so cute. the snow was coming down in big clumps. people are out there enjoying the weather today. and send issing us your pictures using #6abcaction. and we'll take a look at videos right now. -- >> you see that there nicole brown senthis video from west
grove, p.a. that is 2-year-old chase and in the drivers seat mckenna. mom says they are having fun and helpy daddy at the same time. that is like the kiddy car and they attach the plow to it. it's a win win for everyone. that is super cute and creative. here is what one toddler has to say about the snow. >> you don't think the snow is pretty -- why not? >> because. >> because why? >> because. >> because we can all insert our own feelings about what we think about what we are calling the beautiful mess today. elease james says that 2-year-old leeland has a strong opinion, it's not pretty because. because of this, downed trees and pictures and unfortunately
look like this snow covered branches cracking with the weight of the snow today. we thank you for safely going out there with your cameras and phone and snapping pictures and helping us tell the story using #6abcaction. >> we'll have more coming up later. >> alicia thank you. well, meteorologist, adam joseph, standing by with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast next. but first how about a live look outside. a live look at mobile 6 at a red light currently along the roosevelt boulevard in philadelphia. the road conditions appear to be improving. that is a good sign as we hit green and hit go. when we come back meteorologist, adam joseph with your forecast.
and hold your breath and wait. >> sometimes you don't go to sleep. new stuff is coming in blah, blah, blah. >> this one played out. >> pretty close. one of those nor'easters have their own minds and what not. so many variables this time of year and late in the season but a lot of us getting whacked today with the snowfall rates that are blinding at times. and getting blinded by sun in the western suburbs. as we look here stormtracker 6 live double scan as we can see here most of the area in the dry at this point. from philadelphia, wilmington down to the south again that is where the sunshine is returning because what is basically happening the storm continues to deepen and push away. and all this rising air in the storm. vertical velocities and what rises sinks and rips the clouds
apart. sometimes with big storms like this you clear the sky out from clouds. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan where we are getting hammered now with heavy snow wrikts town and browns mills and right straight through burlington county and ocean county and parts of atlantic county and garden state county not a good drive now but the band continues to push into long beach island into the next 45 minutes to an hour. this is the heaviest snow the bright purposing here along the garden state parkway south and east of lower bank from the inchange of the atlantic city expressway. this is over 3 inches of snow per hour rates just blinding there. as it heads towards long beach island so a quick blast of snow along the shore before it ends and social media lighting up with photos and videos. and it's great to see because we get that one-on-one with you here. but a lot of times it's not good. what we see in especially new
jersey is a lot of trees coming down because of the weight of the snow. this is from somerdale, new jersey, this is a large tree and all root system up here going across the backyard and the bench there, we see the power outages increase with the weight of the snow starting to do damage on some of those weaker trees. winds they are not horrible. nothing like the last nor'easter but steady winds of 16 miles per hour. and 26 at the boardwalk and 10 miles per hour at the lehigh valley. that is bringing the branches down and creating low windchills only in the 20s across the board. a distinctive chill in the air with the warmest spot mt. pocono matching land caffer at 32 degrees. the storm bringing the thundersnow. we had 50 to 100 lightning strikes with the storm heading into new england. there is that drier air coming in near pittsburgh and energy is
wrapping around this large low, for tonight it's windy and chilly and watch for slick spots. get the slush and snow off the pavement and dipping below freezing into the overnight hours. winds northwest 10 to 20 and low pressure wrapping around us 30 tomorrow with melting snow at 42. and friday a spoke of energy with a morning flurry. still brisk as the low stays to the north and own 43 degrees. we look at the accuweather forecast a snowy start to finish march seven day in the low 40s a degree or two every day and sun for tomorrow. and 43 degrees and turn the locks ahead an hour saturday night and cloudy on sunday, that is not a typo the possibility of another nor'easter sunday night
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all right want to give you a live look at the conditions out here now is there a prettier place in philadelphia than this. rittenhouse square where the trees are coated in heavy white snow and fortunately the roadways are cleared there and folks out now enjoying it. the dog you saw up on two legs got me some shoes and this is the situation in center city philadelphia and the roads are clear for the most part and folks doing their best to shovel and enjoying it now that the worst is behind us.
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. it didn't look like much this morning but that all changed as the hours passed. as accuweather predicted the latest march nor'easter brought the heavy wet snow and treacherous driving conditions to the region. >> here is a look at center city philadelphia and cape may new jersey, right now where you live determined what type of precipitation you had. and how much you got today. folks at the shore mostly got a wintry mix and most of our regions to the north got socked with snow. and continuing coverage of the march nor'easter and the precipitation started to fall late last night and the roads
are covered in snow. >> barely passable in regions. and folks are asked to stay home if they don't have to go out. >> and little by little was the way to tackle this heavy snow. all right mobile 6 driving right now along northbound route 1 headed toward cotman avenue and it looks like the roads are treated and folks are moving along at a decent clip but on the ride hand side not as good. the middle lane is the best one to ride on if you are headed out. and the crews are could having avenue inch of the