tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC January 25, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm MST
tonight, the blizzard of 2016. the ripple effect coast-to-coast. 30 people killed, a mother and child in their car as her husband was digging out. tonight, rooftops caving in. thousands of flights cancelled. is there now another storm brewing? and the countdown is on. seven days to iowa. our team out in full force tonight. donald trump, and his comments, about shooting people on fifth avenue. making a point about his popularity. and michael bloomberg, considering a run. hillary clinton responding.
and dangerous, escaping. the american airlines flight hitting turbulence, multiple injuries. and breaking this hour, the warning in the west, going door to door telling people to get buildings on the edge. good evening. on a monday night. during the storm, but tonight, it's still impossible to escape it. even air travel, still paralyzed coast-to-coast. as 80 million americans digging out in the east. records shattered from baltimore to philadelphia to new york. drone footage showing feet of snow. this time lapse showing a the storm has been deadly. a mother and child, among the and the storm, from arkansas to and tonight, we have our eye on another possible storm.
>> reporter: tonight in new york city, even the snowplows, reeling from that record breaking snow. >> we have to finish this job today and get it done. >> reporter: streets in queens still buried two days later. >> i don't know why they forgot about us. >> reporter: the long island railroad employing a snow blower powered by a jet engine to clear those tracks. 80 million people in all impacted by the massive winter storm. baltimore seeing its biggest snowstorm ever. west virginia blasted with 42 in inwhich is. nearby martinsburg, 40 inches. in newark, new jersey, a record breaking 27.9 inches fell. >> this is not right. they're not cleaning the streets or anything. >> reporter: the heavy snow caving in roofs, like this church in chester county, pennsylvania. this apartment complex in virginia. it also claimed at least 31 lives. in new jersey, 23-year-old mother sasha lynn rosa and her 1-year-old son messiah died from
waiting inside their car. the car's tail pipe covered with snow. her 3-year-old daughter survived. >> any snow that covers your tail pipe, you want to shovel out the snow even before you start the vehicle. >> reporter: and in new york city, five people died while shoveling. a warning many are taking seriously tonight. and you stop for rests so you don't get too tired? >> oh, no, not at my age. >> reporter: up and down the east coast, hundreds of accidents since saturday's storm hit. that 85-mile stretch of pennsylvania turnpike, finally reopened tonight, after more than 500 cars got stuck for hours. for the duquesne basketball team, a trip that usually takes four hours, took 22. this church group making do, too. celebrating mass in the snow. and the problem here tonight, david, just take a look. some streets in new york haven't been plowed. many people saying they've never seen is this much snow. david? >> gio, thank you.
washington, d.c. shut down. schools closed today. many cities crippled. look at the jet engine used to remove snow from the tracks of the long island railroad. and here's david kerley on the big dig, the rooftops, and the travel nightmare for thousands tonight. >> reporter: two full days after the blizzard, they're still working to reopen the capital. >> we are still in a snow emergency. >> reporter: washington looking like a ghost town. some highways, single-lane trenches. in the suburbs, officials say it could be wednesday before residents see a plow on their street. >> it's a mess. total mess. the skies, too. more than 1,600 flight cancellations again today, as planes started flying, and passengers begin to return to airports. juan reyes' flight was scheduled for saturday. >> it was cancelled, they re-booked me on sunday, it was cancelled.
being melted at reagan national. this is what it looked like on saturday. a day later, sunshine and heavy machinery. these crews are working to clear a foot and a half of snow from the equivalent of 200 miles of runway. today, runways are clear, but service will be limited for another day or two. it's just been announced that the city government will be open tomorrow, but schools will be closed for another day. and we still haven't heard if the federal government plans to reopen for business tomorrow. david? there were major concerns about the coast going into the storm about the coast, already battered by superstorm sandy. tonight, some of the flooding worse than sandy. linzie janis with the pictures. >> reporter: tonight, the jersey shore clearing out and cleaning
high tides drowning towns. chunks of snow and ice flowing through the streets. these before and after shots show the dramatic tides, rushing in and receding within hours. wpvi chief meteorologist cecily tynan talking about the flooding. >> this major nor'easter caused flooding from delaware to new jersey, hitting cape may county with a surge of more than nine feet. >> reporter: the worst of the flood water came from back bays like this one. the water coming in here, destroying this deck. it was lifted up out of the water and carried into the yard. ken siegfried's home looked like this on saturday. >> you don't realize how heartbreaking it is, knowing this is the house you worked for all your life, realizing it could be washed away. >> reporter: but some towns fared better. david, here's the defense that
this is a retaining wall that was blown out by the water. they're raising to fix it before the next storm. david? >> linzie, thank you. let's get to rob marciano in lower manhattan. where they're trying to get rid of the snow. and you're watching another possible storm system? >> yes, with two feet of snow, in a tight space like manhattan, you literally have to get rid of it. they've been working with the giant snow melters, melting up to 60 tons of snow per hour. not much help from mother nature today. maybe tomorrow, milder air coming in before another cold shot comes later in the week. concerned about black ice then. and we're also concerned about the potential for a late week storm. at the moment, there's the chance of it getting closer to the east coast. but we think the likely track is well offshore. if that happens, light snow for eastern new england, but we'll update you tomorrow and on wednesday. david? >> we prefer the likely track, not the possible one to the
rob, thank you. and now to the race for our political team on it all tonight. donald trump giving voters the hard sell in the final days. over the weekend, saying he could shoot someone on fifth avenue in new york, and people would still stick by him. and with the clock ticking, how trump is now describing ted cruz. ted cruz, fighting back. >> reporter: tonight, the final march into iowa. >> i want to win iowa. >> reporter: trump delivering his closing argument to voters. >> the establishment, the lobbyists, donors, they're all against me. i don't owe anything to them. i only owe it to the american people to do a great job. >> reporter: trump, supremely confident his campaign is bulletproof. >> i could stand in the middle somebody, and i wouldn't lose
>> reporter: but he's still hacking away at ted cruz. >> every other senator thinks he's a whack job. you have to make deals. this is what our founders created. and ted can't get along with anybody. he's a nasty person. >> reporter: for cruz, the clock is ticking. >> 177 hours, that's how long we've got until the iowa caucus. >> reporter: seeing his lead in iowa slip after trump's relentless attacks. >> each day, i learn new and interesting things about myself. i think the people of iowa deserve better, and are not interested in seeing bickering and insults, so i'm not going to do it. >> reporter: now, they're seeing a different side of cruz, a texas teen with big goals. >> take over the world, rule everything. rich, powerful, that kind of stuff. >> reporter: but it's not the
trump's big endorsement from sarah palin, tv gold for tina fey and "snl". >> i'm for all you teachers and farmers and charmers. whether you're a mom or two broke girls or three men and a baby, or a rock and roller, holy roller, pushing stroller. pro bowler with an abscessed molar. >> she's a firecracker. she's a real pistol. she's crazy, isn't she? [ laughter ] >> tom llamas joining us live from iowa. and a late-breaking headline, trump saying he wasn't sure if he would show up at the republican debate this week? >> that's right. he's not 100% sure. he wants to make sure he'll be treated fairly. the reason he said this, one of the co-moderators is megyn kelly, someone he says he
says doesn't care for him. and on the democratic side tonight, polls showing clinton with a slight lead over bernie sanders. sanders going all-out. clinton also focusing on the ground game there, too. and now, what could be a bloomberg bombshell, revealing the former mayor may get in. here's cecilia vega. on the newest billionaire considering a run tonight. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, if bernie sanders and donald trump win the party's nominations, bloomberg may run as an independent, and spend $1 billion on his campaign. but tonight, hillary clinton says he will not have to worry. >> i have the highest respect for him. and i'm going to work hard to get the nomination so he doesn't have to jump into the race. >> reporter: the battle here in
political revolution? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: more than 1,000 people on this college campus turning out to see sanders today. that's more than all of the supporters that showed up for clinton's three campaign stops combined. the grueling pace, seeming to catch up with her today. >> you do talk a lot in this campaign. >> reporter: but all that love that clinton has shown to president obama -- >> i'm proud of the progress we've made. we've got to stand with president obama -- back to her. the president calling her wicked smart. and admitting she worked harder than he did in the 2008 campaign. >> she had to do everything i had to do, except like ginger rogers, backwards and in heels. she had to wake up earlier,
she had to handle all the expectations. >> and cecilia vega joins us live. president obama didn't say he was endorsing her, but it sounded like he came close. how is clinton interpreting it? >> it certainly does sound like he came close. clinton's interpretation saying she believes obama thinks she's the best-prepared candidate for the job. david? >> cecilia vega, thank you. let's bring in jonathan karl. i want to get back to the michael bloomberg headline. considering getting into the race. clinton believes it's only in case she doesn't get the nomination. but bottom line, who would he hurt the most? >> reporter: most would say he'd draw support from democrats. after all, he's a socially liberal new yorker, but bloomberg is also an economic conservative, bringing crime
and he believes he can get the support of republicans who won't vote for trump or cruz. he'll make his decision by the first week of march. >> and trump saying he welcomes bloomberg? >> he sure does. but he doesn't think he'll return. >> jon, thanks. we have major developments out of flint, michigan. the attorney general there now launching a new investigation. and new images of children being tested for lead. the tap water, contaminated. billed for the water. alex perez, back on the case tonight. >> reporter: the michigan attorney general announcing an independent team is now leading an investigation into the mishandling of the water crisis in flint. water, he admits, remains unsafe. >> i would certainly not bathe a newborn child or young infant in this bad water.
smith wishes they would have had sooner. the rash on his face, his mother says, caused by bathing in the lead-contaminated water. over the weekend, these some children in tears, as they lined up with families to get tested for lead poisoning. and the anger only growing as monthly water bills continue to roll in. >> we're paying for this water. and this water is poison. >> reporter: alex perez, abc news, chicago. there's still much more ahead on "world news tonight." the urgent manhunt at this hour. run. the question tonight, did they have help? and where are they? new images coming in of the powerful earthquake rocking the united states. items flying off the shelves of the suv rocking in the garage. and the super showdown is set.
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