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we have breaking news, a major accident on i-95, within the hour, a tractor trailer, and a fire truck, crashed. this is a live look at the wreckage we know several fire fighters have been hurt, justin finch is there and we have a live report. other top story is weather today and what we are watching for this weekend, storm scan three shows system creating morning showers but katie is tracking the path of tropical storm hermine. today is thursday, and friday eve, september 1st, a lot of big things, happening about today good morning aim brooke thomas. i'm joe holden in for jim donovan. we will get started with a check of weather and traffic with katie and meisha. >> good morning.
it is busy. i-95 south and columbus boulevard, what a helps. we have people literally turning around and driving opposite direction trying on get out on have that. messy roadways, all together. >> and then on top of that rain coming down. thankfully it is not a super heavy rain every where. couple pockets where it is heavier then others and we can see that with tighter zoom, on storm scan three. heaviest rain is off shore or the at least over across portions of maryland but that will be rolling into portions of delaware as the morning progresses. morning drive most affect by this system. you can see back edge of our front. thousand with that said we will zoom out and take a look at tropics off the coast of florida there. there is tropical storm hermine and that is expect to potentially mess with our holiday weekend. let me show you latest updated track here for you on hermine. what will happies this storm will try to cut out to the coast but it may be too close
for comfort. looking at timing here it looks like sunday may be the day of impact where we have a possibility of rain, at least some wind, this is just coming right in now too close for any kind of comfort for our area. so with that said it is something we will keep a close watch on for you here we will do that. 74 degrees, at philadelphia international. we had a very muggy 75 in atlantic city and mid 60's continue to be the theme in mount pocono. the as day progresses we are expecting skies to start brightening up around the region. watch for these scattered showers to be popping up and eventually with time, skies will start to clear. we are in for some really nice days coming up, but all eyes it seems on hermine and that is something we will continue to update you on throughout not just morning but rest of the week too. >> all right, katie, thank you very much. what you are looking at behind me is had we were just talking about, justin will have more coming up but i want to give how this shot as well, two
separate accidents, i-95 south and vine and what i want you to see is how people are backing up and getting on the vine. with that being said, because we have this going on where people are turning around or backing up and trying to take the vine just keep in mind that the vine street expressway is closed for overnight construction. this is probably going to pose some problems for that even. vine is closed for overnight construction moving this is the west and eastbound side, westbound side might just be opening. eastbound side, good alternate, may be possiblely for that accident try to take the vine to broad street to the vine, or take the schuylkill. either way to get around that you certainly can but i can tell you it is a mess in that area. we have speed restrictions in place because of weather, 35 miles an hour on the ben franklin and walt whitman bridge this morning, brooke, over to you. thanks, meisha. breaking news on i-95 a tractor trailer and fire truck crashed overnight.
under the market street overpass. >> to this is what we have been talking about for the last few minutes, several fire fighters were hurt in this crash, "eyewitness news" reporter justin finch is live on the scene with the very latest information, justin, what have you learned. >> reporter: good morning. we are right here in the middle of i-95 south here north of chestnut the street here and behind me you can see the scene we are looking at right now one that has traffic backed up for several miles north. that is a white tractor trailer jackknifed underneath this chestnut street overpass. it happened, right on the right side of the wall behind that trailer there. we are told that this tractor trailer may have collided with a fire truck, of some kind here. that is this is the truck we were seeing here right now but they collided at this time. we do know of five transport toss presbyterian and also hahnemann hospitals, perhaps at least two of those transported are fire fighters. the results here now is a multi agency response to city
police and state troopers inn and also the philadelphia fire department are also here on the scene. this has resulted in a tremendous, backup here, going north, several cars here, extending north up 95. many of them telling us they have been here an hour and a half and two hours waiting to move. we are told at the time of this collision there was not any rain but the road here are still pretty slick, from the rain overnight, and no word if that contributed to this accident here. we are told by drivers here on the highway it appears that this trailer, may have actually hit the brakes and skidded, lost control and hit that fire truck and collided in the wall as you can see here right now. we have no word at this time of the severity of the injuries of those transported, however when you are trying to move apparatus like this it will take a while before traffic get moving here on i-95 south again. the in the meantime you want to avoid this stretch of interstate. we are live on i-95 south, justin finch for cbs-3
"eyewitness news". back inside to you. of course we will check with you all morning. tropical storm hermine is gaining strength and taking aim at florida's gulf coast. >> people started to leaving there yesterday as storm brought rain and already some flooding to the area. florida governor rick scott has declared a state of of emergency in more than 50 counties, project to be in the storm's path. hurricane madeline was downgraded to a tropical storm as it slammed into hawaii. hawaii island public schools were closed to day in anticipation of the storm, and flash flood warnings have been issued on the big island and maui county. people have been encouraged to stay inside. madeline has not stopped president obama from visiting hawaii. the president arrived overnight for an environmental conference, he spoke to several hundred people at pacific islands conference of leaders where he discussed climate change. this weekend the president will leave for his final trip to asia. republican presidential nominee donald trump delivered his much anticipated speech on
immigration. during remarks, in phoenix last night trump told supporters all immigrants in the united states illegally will be subject to deportation and there will be no am necessarity. >> they will will have one route and one route only, to return home and apply for reentry like everybody else. >> speech follows trump's visit to mexico where he met with the country's president. he said two discussed building that wall, trump says mexico doesn't know it yet, but they will pay for the wall, however, on twitter the president on mexico said he made it clear in their conversation, they will not. answer his visit the south of the border trump tweeted great trip to mexico today. wonderful leadership and high quality people. look forward to our next meeting. democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton commented on the meeting. she tweeted, trump just failed
his first foreign test. diplomacy isn't as easy as it looks. while campaigning in cincinnati, clinton called it a photo op that doesn't make up for a year of insults. >> you don't build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon you do it by putting in the slow, hard work of building relationships. >> have of course, clinton has been out of the public eye to focus on fun raising. new poll shows 56 percent of americans have an unfavorable impression of clinton. trump's is worse at 63 percent. but with the latest national the poll shows trump is gaining ground on clinton. hillary clinton's running mate tim kaine wrapped up his two day swing in pennsylvania wednesday. virginia senator rallied with supporters in hanover township northampton county. kaine will return to the commonwealth soon, he will be in pittsburgh for a labor day
parade, monday. we are now just 68 days away from election day, stay with "eyewitness news" for continuing coverage of campaign 2016. philadelphia police closed in on the hit and run driver who killed a motorcyclist in feltonville. fifty-eight year-old raul perez was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a gmc, this happened at whittaker and loudon street in the feltonville section of the city. victim's girlfriend said he had just left her before the crash. police say owner of the car was located, but is not the driver in the hit and run. if you have any information you are asked to call police. happening today septa and company repairing that silver liner five railcars will provide a update. septa tested some silver liner five cars earlier this month but we are told they were necessary because of the faulty design, that led to cracks on beams in more than 120 regional railcars. nfl is expected to announce this morning that philadelphia will host the
next nfl draft. league is expected to release details today at noon with mayor jim kenney, eagles brass and other city officials. the news comes on the heels of the bird taking carson wentz in an exciting draft earlier this summer. fans say they are excited and business owners say it is a plus. >> dnc, pope came here, obviously this is where a city is happening. it is just fitting that the nfl draft will be here. >> great shot in the arm for all businesses in philadelphia. great consumer, greg gary just consume hours eat, drink and go out. that is what football is all about. >> chicago hosted draft past two years. temple university study shows 2015 draft pumped 81 million-dollar in that cities economy. still ahead we will show you why a pennsylvania town is buzzing. check it the out. city hall, police station and more, covered in these, hear from the mayor has an offer for bee keepers.
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honey, your rump roast just broke the internet!!!! as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother because she needs more followers. ok. welcome back to "eyewitness news" where we are keeping tabs on this significant crash that is blocking lanes on i-95, a tractor trailer and fire truck have collided, this is video from just a few moments ago, at least five fire fighters were rushed to area hospitals. i-95 south at columbus boulevard is closed right now, justin finch is there and will have a live report coming up in about 15 minutes. pennsylvania town city hall is buzzing for all of the wrong reasons. >> bees have taken over in carbondale lackawana county it is home to police and government offices and small museum. home bees are swarming that the police temporarily moved their offices to protect people, the marries hoping
that someone will help. >> so we're working with other agencies and groups if anyone is a bee keeper and wants bees they are free, we have them available. that is easiest way to get rid of the majority but if we don't get queen bee they may not immediately evacuate the area. >> free bees, foulke, they are free. bee keepers have saved about 500, they are work go to keep out future colonies. the time is 4:44. >> katie is here with another check of the forecast. >> it sound like they are really buzzing about that story there. free bees there. >> you win this one, joe. >> if to have you here, buddy. what we're dealing with here today, and, continues to cross through the area. behind that very nice weather and then we have to look ahead to what is now, finally upgraded to hermine. and that at the this point is
looking like the track may end up messing with part of our labor day holiday weekend. all is quiet, it is damp outside, left over showers here and there. maybe leading to spray on the roadways here for you here but it is not the a soaking rain. it is not the just enough for causing a nuisance headache. 74 degrees. that is what it feels like. it is pretty muggy outside. here's the system. but it is just left over showers at this point. it is a very clear, well defined back edge to this and really just through the rest of the morning we will deal with those showers and left over this afternoon but generally happening right now. the lets look at the tropical satellite. gaston no worries. still well out to sea. that is what is causing rip current wrist income recent days. we have remnants of tropical depression number eight north of bermuda and then there she is tropical storm hermine expect to bring heavy rain to
portions of florida and then just ride up the coast. i want to show you spaghetti plot that takes all of the different models, throw them in like a pot of spaghetti and slap them on a map. this is where they peg the system. some have them headaching it a loop, some way out to sea and totally bypassing it but general it is just getting a little too close to be comfortable promising dry weather on sunday. beach hazard continues into next week with dangerous rip currents, rough surf and of course this is a big holiday weekend for folks at the beach and shore points. if your travels take you there play it safe. pay attention to this stuff. it is serious. it does look like sunday would be the day wet weather would strike us if it does at all. it is looking like a decent chance. and high of 84. we're back in the the more seasonal low 80's right in the weekend, cooler courtesy of the clouds and potential for rain and wind on sunday as we
watch hermine up until that point. >> a lot going on. >> all right, thanks very much. >> what we're talking about and we will have justin coming up with more in a few moments, what we're talking about right now i-95 south between vine and columbus boulevard. what we are looking at is all reek also stuck in between that. we have vehicles trying to turnaround and get on the vine, all lanes are block here because of an accident involving a tractor trailer and fire truck. i can tell you right now this is involving injuries, but what is happening right now is all these vehicles trying to u turn and drive the opposite side of the traffic trying to get on the vine is causing a lot of problems. they were out there directing traffic trying to get you on the vine but then we had vine closure for overnight construction posing problems that way. the good news is for those vehicles stuck in this you are just stuck, unfortunately just stuck, ones lucky enough to escape it, good news is that vine overnight closure is opening. we can see westbound side of the vine is open, eastbound side is following right now.
that will ease tension a little bit, give relief, they are directing traffic from that accident on to the vine. we will see what happens there but just know if you can avoid that area i-95 south between vine and columbus boulevard, you can do so right now. an accident 295 northbound near route 541. joe, over to you. still ahead a young man forget lyrics to the national anthem. >> we will show what you happened next. stay with
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woman in another car had to be cut the from the wreckage as you can see here. there is no word how she is doing. trout is not facing charges. angels played earlier in the the day but trout was given the day off. coming up after the break we will get another check of weather and traffic. >> stay with
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it will be messing with your morning drive and more of a nuisance kind of a way here but there are pockets of steady rain moving through especially off the coast of new jersey, but regardless that is inn we will have skies that will career. we are seeing things change here, listen up, saturday still looks good. we have sunshine, cloud build but sunday courtesy of hermine, win, rain are possible, as that track looks like it is getting too close for comfort, meisha. >> i can tell you in the the traffic center it is very
busy. the just tuning in i will say this, we have an accident involving a tractor trailer and fire truck with injuries 95 south between vine and columbus boulevard. what is happening is there is a dream of vehicles leading up to this and you want to get in there. you cannot go anywhere. all lanes block trying to get on the vine but even that is super congested, over to you. and singing national anthem. >> we forgot word but something amazing happening. ♪ >> well this was at lunch with the washington redskins. the roomful of players came to that man to the rescue helping him finish that song. >> i love that. >> he needed that the at the moment. >> you can get free septa tokens and we will tell you how coming u
breaking news this morning, there has been a crash involving a tractor trailer and a fire truck. we will let you know how many people are in the hospital as well as, had we know, so far about the early morning wreck. and a man is shot dead in west philadelphia and police say his 12 year-old son may have seen it all. where it happened and the moments before. you may want to grab umbrella this morning, some people may be dealing with the wet commute, we will let you know when rain is expect to clear out. today is thursday, september 1st, hello, jim's off i'm joe holden. >> hi there i'm brooke thomas. the katie and meisha are keeping an eye on things this morning. >> good morning you guys. gateway to our weekend is starting off a very rough 1a
lot of times in the morning i don't necessarily feel bad for morning commuters but sometimes things happened. today is within of the the days where i feel bad for on you commuters getting on i-95 southbound. if you there are already you are stuck between vine and columbus boulevard. i may have updates with justin coming up in a bit but it is a mess out there. >> rough way to start it off and wet weather does not help but at least that is clearing out a little bit. very distinct back edge to the wet weather moving through and that is courtesy of the cold front passing through. you can see back edge of the cloud right now. however still left with these showers and some of them are frankly steady and heavy. straight up call it steady rain out there. not everyone is hit, it is still a scattered situation when it comes to this but off to a damp start and muggy start, when it comes to our commute. on top of that all we are going to end up with much nicer weather in the wake of the cold front. it is a front loaded forecast when it comes to the wet wer