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40s and upper 30s later in the week. >> thank you. "good morning america" is coming up next but we'll follow the latest updates. good morning, america. happening now -- the blizzard of 2016, one for the record books. three major cities paralyzed. in new york city, the travel ban. the orders -- stay off the streets. >> you should not be on the road. >> even new york's governor pitching in. and look at this. philly, the car crashes. crews working round the clock and the major pile-ups on this highway in pennsylvania. 500 vehicles stranded.
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truck for 13 1/2 hours. and in our nation's capital, one of the largest storms in history. d.c., socked in. the plowing, nonstop. this morning, the jersey shore. icebergs floating in the street. frigid water rushing straight through town. the heavy snow caving in roofs. buildings and barns collapsed. the misery factor so high this morning, as some struggle to dig out. others, ready to dive in. >> oh, my gosh. i was not tempted to do that yesterday, not even slightly. but she was and she looked good doing it. >> she's braver than all of us at this table >> absolutely. good morning, everyone. we're coming to you from a crippled new york city, literally shut down after one of the biggest snowfalls ever. >> and new york by no means the only target of this blizzard.
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flooded jersey shore. remember, this is just three years after superstorm sandy. more troubles for that region. and we want you to check out this video -- dump trucks ready to pitch in and clean up all that snow, ready to move in. washington, d.c., along with philadelphia as well, all paralyzed this morning. >> look at this. this is time-lapsed imagery out of virginia. this gives you a sense of how fast and furious the snowfall was on saturday. it was coming down in some places at two inches an hour. >> and it looks benign. but it wasn't necessarily so benign. we can't forget that the storm while beautiful and awe-inspiring, it was also very dangerous. at least 16 dead across 8 states from this system and more than 80,000 customers are without power from the carolinas all of the way to new york. >> the blizzard creating travel havoc as well. more than 11,000 flights canceled since friday.
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this morning of the blizzard 2016. we kick it off with rob in new york city. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, paula. this was a generational storm, one that you will tell your kids and your grandkids. it's multifaceted. and the breadth of this, across the states, you were impacted. but new york city bearing the brunt. this morning, a deadly winter storm for the record books. the city that never sleeps, looking like a frozen tundra. >> i was at a loss. i mean, i was in complete panic mode. >> reporter: new york city caught right in the bull's-eye of a blizzard of epic proportions. the nation's largest city, burying it underneath 26 inches of snow. falling at a rate of 4 inches per hour. violent winds making for whiteout conditions. vehicles spinning, skidding and sliding. >> travel is now banned. unless it is truly an emergency,
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>> reporter: a citywide ban on travel crippling new yorkers for nearly 17 hours. the roads although empty nearly impassable. police cars, even ambulances, no match for this monster storm. >> i thought i should do what i could to get it out. >> reporter: the governor even getting out of his car to help a stranded motorist on the highway. buses are shut down, subways only operating in the areas below ground. >> lay low, certainly don't travel if you don't need to. there's lot of cleanup to do. >> reporter: manhattan enlisting a convoy of nearly 1800 snowplows to help dig this city out. >> just give us time. >> reporter: and they're doing a pretty good job of that. we're at cornerstone of the upper west side. the roadways at least are starting to clear out. we broke a record for the
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but for a storm total we're .1 away, dan, from an all-time record. just an incredibly amount of snow falling here in new york. quite honestly, much more than we forecast. let's say that we nailed the forecast down south and d.c. but in this area, new york city, this one overachieved, to say the least. dan. >> the atmosphere can always surprise us, no question about that. the roads are remarkably clear given the amount of snow we received. rob, great job out there. we'll come back to you in just a minute. we do want to move on now to the nation's capital. the blizzard blasting the beltway, roadways and major monuments covered. dangerous snow, so deep in washington, even fire trucks and ambulances needed help. and abc's david kerley joining us right now. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is digout day. look at this army of trucks here in washington, d.c., to head out in the next couple of minutes to
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roads. historic feet of snow to move and remove. overnight, the plows didn't stop working as the snowfall came to an end. the great digout well under way. the highways, the side streets -- this was one for the record books. >> think of it as a hurricane but with snow and cold weather. >> reporter: an historic storm. in washington, more than 17 inches according to the weather service, making it the fourth largest storm in history. in baltimore, a new all-time record, more than 29 inches. and now, the chore of clearing all that snow. reopening cities. here on capitol hill, you can see that the trucks are already coming. in fact, they're lining up, filled with snow and then the loaders are taking all this snow and moving it over here, they're creating snow hills, which will be snow mountains. because there's so much to remove.
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clearing sidewalks. you already shoveled this sidewalk four times? >> around ten times. >> reporter: ten times? >> yeah. >> reporter: will clear them again today. he met with the emergency crews working around the clock, they expect to be removing snow well into the week. the governor telling residents to give those crews a chance. >> this is the critical part, it's going to be a lot of snow and people are going to feel, i have to get outside. but don't go out in your cars. >> reporter: buildings buckled under the weight of the snow. a barn in maryland. last night in downington, pennsylvania, a 64-foot hole as five feet of snow collapses through the roof. along with all the work on highways, airports are scrambling to clear runways and taxiways. flights not expected to return to washington until tomorrow. the washington airports shut
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up and down the east coast, a similar story, as they try to bring the planes back and these trucks, of course, have to clear the roads to the airports. already for tomorrow, 600 fights have been canceled. it's going to take a couple of days to get all of these systems running again, paula. >> they have done already a great job. and people on the jersey shore, fearing a repeat of hurricane sandy. suffered a one-two-three punch. the blizzard, snow, powerful winds and surging sea water left entire towns flooded. our team coverage continues with abc'slinzie janis. who's in ocean city for us this morning. hi, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, paula, the misery is not over yet for the jersey shore, here in ocean city, where rushing floodwaters were several feet deep, carrying those icebergs down the street. and you can see the water has receded quite a bit. but high tide is on its way. their going to rise again very quickly. this morning, the jersey shore bracing for another round of
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out at sea, the massive nor'easter ripping up waves more than 25 feet high. our new york station, wabc, was there as the storm's high tide rushed in, submerging entire communities in up 8 feet of water. >> lot of wires, lot of obstacles along the highway. >> reporter: the town hardest hit by superstorm sandy in 2012, bearing the brunt once again. chunks of ice floating down this street in ocean city. seawaters causes coastal highways. stranding hundreds of residents who had to wait for emergency crews to evacuate them. it's low tide. look at the water just coming in to this home, and when we show what happened at high side when the water was waist high, it just carried that picnic table into the center of the street.
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almost completely submerged and this plow trying to tackle this snow, stuck in the floodwaters. winds gusting up to 72 miles per hour, downing power lines, leaving more than 60,000 homes and businesses across new jersey in the dark. this empty ferris wheel spinning by the wind's power allow. -- alone. this has been the worst storm to hit the jersey shore since superstorm sandy. for most areas it wasn't near as bad. but to the south, in cape may, new jersey, they had record tide levels, over 9 feet, that was worst than sandy. the current coming in, the high tide coming in once again. dan. >> sandy was such a disaster for that area. we're thinking of them this morning. we want to move to the third major american city paralyzed this morning, philadelphia, blanketed under 22 inches of snow. abc's eva pilgrim is live on the road. good morning to you.
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clock is ticking for hundreds of drivers who have been stranded along the pennsylvania turnpike. i just want you to think about this for a minute, being stuck here along the interstate, for two nights in the dangerous, freezing cold, emergency responders are hopeful today's improved conditions will help get traffic moving. dangerous roads leaving drivers this morning, stranded. >> this is horrible. we have been stuck in the truck for 13 1/2 hours. >> reporter: 500 vehicles waking up for the second morning still stuck on a western pennsylvania highway. 86 miles of the pennsylvania turnpike closed. this bus, now a makeshift home to duquesne university men's basketball team, stranded since friday, heading home from a game at george mason. >> it's been up to 16 hours maybe in the same spot. we really don't know when -- if we'll be moving again. >> reporter: in the meantime, travelers getting out of their cars gathering together for a
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>> reporter: this group of high schoolers trying to get back to kentucky after visiting d.c. for the march for life, knowing the storms were coming they left early hoping to beat the blizzard. >> but then we got stopped last night at around 7:30 and now we're stuck. >> reporter: they have been sitting here for more than 30 hours. the state police, national guard and local firefighters working urgently trying to get these drivers on the move. >> we haven't had any food since yesterday. >> reporter: in philadelphia, snow-covered roads made a busy road for roadside assistance teams. cars crashing into each other, even flipping over mostly deserted roads. crews working around the clock trying to clear the way. >> one after another truck
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it's just nonstop. >> reporter: now, any time you head out on the roads during the winter, it's always a great idea to make sure you have some sort of an emergency kit -- a blanket, sleeping bags, plenty of water, snacks really come in handy, something to clean your car off with, a flashlight and just in case -- a shovel, in case you need to dig your car out. this will make having to wait for help so much easier. dan and paula. >> eva, thank you. ron adds he also travels with a st. bernard in his truck. >> yeah. >> which helps how with the snow? >> with a little bit of food. >> okay. thanks, again, eva. we should point out that there's a lighter side to this blizzard. check out this video we spotted. it's going viral right now. >> are you ready? >> ready. >> swimmers, take your mark.
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>> oh, wow. >> oh, my god. >> cold. >> surprise. >> runs in the house. were any of you tempted to go outside at all? >> absolutely not. >> look at this. we got these two guys who actually do it, too. i agree with you, ron. they not only dive, but they swim. >> ron, do you want to race me? >> no. >> that's the west virginia university swimming and diving team right there. look at that form, it's perfect. >> they did it twice. >> i know. >> my favorite moment of the show yesterday when we tossed to ron outside. we asked ron, how are you doing? he said, not well at all. all right, let's get it back out to rob marciano, the question right now is, when will all this stuff melt?
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>> yeah, the answer to that meteorologist amy freeze, 33 degrees high temperature, wind chill this afternoon which makes it feel like single digits to middle teens. the wind chill is 22 degrees. tonight we go down to 22 for the overnight low. slick roads expected overnight. tomorrow more melting. 35. we have a storm to our south on tuesday. that is rain in the high 45. accuweather seven-day forecast calling for temperatures in the upper 30s >> city's beautiful. right after a snowstorm. it's the day or two after that,
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take it easy if you're shoveling. we'll get through this together. dan and paula, back over to you. >> it looks like our city's finest could use some getting their vehicles out behind you, rob. if you want to do that. are you up for that? >> yeah, okay. that guy's going for a jog in this stuff. talk about overachieving. amazing. >> all right, rob, we'll check in with you in a little bit. something not nearly as predictable as the weather, politics. just when the thought the presidential race couldn't get any more bizarre -- surprise. another billionaire michael bloomberg is taking steps toward throwing his name in the ring all of this while donald trump finds a controversial way to boast about the loyalty of his supporters. abc's cecilia vega with the many political angles this morning. hi, cecilia. >> reporter: paula, what is
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it's warmer here in iowa than where you were guys are. you mentioned michael bloomberg, people close to him are telling us he has until march to decide to jump into this race. donald trump, he starts his morning by going to church. just how loyal are donald trump's supporters? >> i could stand in the middle of 5th avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters, okay? it's like incredible. >> reporter: this morning, the gop front-runner under fire for yet another controversial comment. >> i no intention of shooting anybody in this campaign. >> if you shot somebody you probably would be convicted of first-degree felony and sent to prison. >> reporter: he may not be the billionaire in the race for very long. abc news confirmed that former new york city mayor michael bloomberg is contemplating mounting a third-party run. >> he would be, i think, take a lot of votes away from hillary.
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raking in a coveted endorsement from the des moines register and in a blow to the gop front-runners, the influential paper endorsed marco rubio. ted cruz collecting a big endorsement of his own, conservative media personality glenn beck. >> his word is his bond. >> reporter: this morning, it's a younger cruz's personality on full display in this new clip posted on youtube. the lanky teenager talking about exactly what he wants. >> take over the world, world rich, powerful -- that sort of stuff. >> reporter: just a little world domination. here it is, this is that coveted "des moines register" front page -- rubio and clinton. this wasn't necessary a ringing endorsement of clinton from the paper. she said yesterday she was happy to have it. >> she'll take it. all right, cecilia vega, we
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for more on all of this, let's go to washington and abc's martha raddatz. martha, good morning. first thing, congratulate you on behalf of my comrades other on the weekend desk. you have been named as the co-host of abc's "this week" as your friend and colleague of 15 years, bravo. >> well, thank you. thanks to all of you. i'm very proud and very honored to be a part of that show. >> excellent. so, let's put you to the test then. let me ask you about bloomberg, he has flirted with a presidential run before. how likely do you think he'll jump in? what are the major variables here? >> the billionaire mayor needs two things -- if the republicans nominate donald trump or ted cruz and the democrats nominate democratic socialist bernie sanders or a very wounded hillary clinton dogged by say
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in, dan. >> given that no independent has ever won, he several liberal positions on like gun control, what are his chances of winning if he jumps in? >> it's an uphill battle. given bloomberg's wall street ties, it's hard to see who he steals more votes from. but bloomberg would run as a bipartisan problem solver, according to aides. while there's no historical precedent, what does history know about 2016? everything about this race has been atypical, to say the least, dan. >> yeah, and he's got resources. he said he's willing to spend $1 billion reportedly. he does have that going for him. all right, martha, you passed. you did a really good job of that. a huge congratulations again. martha has a big show this morning. with just a week until the iowa
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8:27, sunday, january 24. i'm michelle charlesworth. the blizzard is over. now we start digging out. the monster winter storm was just a few flakes from becoming the largest storm in new york city city. central park was .1 inches away from the all time high. someone violated the ban. mass transit services slowly getting back to service. mta buses will resume service at some point today. most subways with outdoor stations will begin making stops at nine metro north, crews are
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welcome back to "good morning america" on a big and busy sunday morning. the massive cleanup happening right now, up and down the east coast. we're taking a live look right now at all of the heavy machinery needed to get rid of all of this snow. parts of washington, d.c., slammed with more than 30 inches. the work to remove all that snow is already under way in preparation for the busy workweek. also hit hard the jersey shore, a dangerous mix of snow, high tides and a record storm surge flooded streets with ice and frigid ocean water. it was a one-two-three punch. the area battered during the blizzard.
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superstorm sandy this morning. tens of thousands of people in the storm's path are without power. >> high misery factor for a lot of people this morning. we'll be covering the storm throughout this half-hour. also coming up -- so many people obsessed with the case from the new netflix show "making a murderer," steven avery the convicted killer at the center of the show. he sent a letter from prison to a reporter and what happened. what he told her coming up. but first, digging out from the mountains of snow. >> progress is being made, but there's still a whole lot of work to do. lot of people are worried about getting to work tomorrow. let's get to indra petersons in tenafly, new jersey, with more. we were kind of able to get to work today, but barely. >> reporter: no one said el nino does not bring snow.
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a record of 28 inches of snow. you'll be seeing mounds like this all across new york and new jersey. sure, december was warm. now it's like a winter wonderland out here. that's great for a weekend. but now, people need to get back to work. this is the concern, 2 feet of snow across the area. here's the good news, look outside, it's gorgeous today. city officials said this is the hope they need. they're very hopeful, they'll be able to clear the railroads. but the airports, all three major airports with over 2 feet of snowfall on the ground. 11,000 cancellations in the last three days, possibly another 600 tomorrow. you're going to feel those compounding delays across the entire country for some time. but as you said, here's the good news, this is a historic system that cruised across jersey, new york, d.c., look at the roads right now. they look good. if you're planning on ditching work on monday, i don't think
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>> we weren't able to ditch yesterday or today. >> today would have been the day. >> we had our window of opportunity and we blew it. >> indra, thank you. let's get it back out to rob now for another look of the forecast. hey, rob.
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not good for that. >> i suspect he'll try anyway. rob, thank you. great work this morning. go get warm. we appreciate it. we'll switch gears now and talk about the hunt this morning for three inmates, all of them accused of violent crimes, on the run. >> they escaped from the orange county jail in california. we have more from los angeles on how they managed to break out. lauren lyster has more. >> reporter: this morning, a manhunt is under way for three violent criminals who escaped from an orange county jail. >> this was clearly a well-thought-of escape. >> reporter: they're searching for these three men. hossein nayeri, jonathan tieu and bac duong. according to jail officials, the trio disappeared from their group cell after cutting through wire, then they got to an unsecured portion of this roof, rappelling down, escaping on
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all three's escapees are awaiting trial for violent crimes. nayeri charged with torture. 20-year-old jonathan tieu charged with murder. and duong charged with attempted murder. all pleading not guilty. the men were last seen within their holding cell 5:00 friday morning. only noticed missing 16 hours later. shortly after an 8:00 p.m. disturbance in the group's large holding cell, which may have been connected to the inmates' escape. >> if anyone is to see them, we'd ask that you call 911 immediately. >> reporter: authorities are still hunting down any clues that could lead them to the escaped prisoners. the fbi is also offering an reward up to $20,000. >> lauren, thank you. coming up here on "good morning america." the first comments from convicted killer steven avery.
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snowy weekend, you may be binge-watching the popular and controversial new netflix documentary, "making a murderer." dan, i'm trying to catch up with you. i just finished episode 3. >> for the first time since the documentary came out, the man at the convicted murderer steven avery, he's speaking out. this morning, we're going to tell you what he's saying and what i saw when i went to wisconsin to take a look at this station. in a new letter to our abc station in milwaukee, steven avery writes, the real killer is still out there. who is he's stalking now? much of the three-page letter is a response to an interview that avery's ex-girlfriend gave to hln, in which she turns on the man she once defended. >> what do you want people to know? >> the truth. >> which is? >> what a monster he is and he's not innocent. >> we the jury find the
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>> reporter: avery was convicted in 2007 of killing 25-year-old teresa halbach. the documentary raises questions about whether avery may have been framed by local officials who he was suing at the time because they had put him in prison for 18 years for a rape he didn't commit. he was letter exonerated by dna evidence. we're at the avery family salvage yard -- i recently went to wisconsin to investigate the case. i met the former prosecutor who sent avery to prison, ken kratz, who says he's now being bombarded by online threats. >> just examples upon examples as what i refer to as cyber bullying. >> reporter: i also met avery's former defense attorney, whose emotional and eloquent defense. all these years later, do you still believe that the department or members of department framed steven avery? >> i'm still left with real
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>> reporter: one of the local sheriff's deputies, who strang accused of planting evidence, recently spoke out for the first time since the documentary. quote, you know all these allegations against myself and our agency are totally false. be careful what you wish for, if steven avery is ever freed, he may just become your neighbor. i also had a chance to sit down with the two women who made "making a murderer." they tell me prison officials haven't allowed him to see the series. they also said they're recording more conversations with him for a possible sequel. >> and he hasn't been able to speak to anyone outside the prison. >> only to family friends and to these filmmakers. he has very limited communications. >> so fascinating that it's really just captured the attention of america.
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it's "weekend download" time. championship sunday, football fans counting down to an epic battle between two definitely hall of famer quarterbacks, new england patriots' tom brady and denver broncos see peyton manning. the winner moves on to super bowl 50, two weeks from today. paula, your choice, who do you like? >> i know that tom brady, the
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three-point favorites. >> in denver, no less. >> in denver. i'm going to say, there was an e-mail tom brady sent about peyton manning. that manning was, quote, in his final chapter of his career. he's going to use that as motivation. the game is in denver. brady may have four rings. i think manning is going to get his second. >> paula, four words. tom brady greatest quarterback ever. bill belichick, one of the greatest coaches. got to go with new england. >> you just deflated this conversation. i'm going to leave. "pop news" is next with sara haines with her football picks. don't forget, arizona is also playing the carolina panthers in the other game today. sara. >> that wasn't four words. and warmth and looking good,
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the common core rollout was a disaster. parents knew it. teachers knew it. and now, governor cuomo's task force is doing what's right. state tests don't unfairly count against students. and test scores won't be used in teacher evaluations. less testing. greater focus on learning. that's a start, but there's more to do. let's work together to support sensible and fair learning standards that help every child -- in every neighborhood -- succeed. "good morning america" is brought to you by benefiber, healthy shape. this you can do. ladies and gentlemen, true
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sara was taking a phone call from her mom. she's like, mom, i got to go. i got to do "pop news." >> no, mom, i have to go. this one is dedicated to to your mom. this one is dedicated to saendy haines. tina fey reprised her sarah palin impression. she absolutely nailed it. as she mocked the endorsement speech the former presidential candidate gave earlier this week of donald trump. throwing in a little dr. seuss. >> what's the big deal? take a chill pill. but we're mad. we have been had and we're not so glad, quote the lorax. >> she sounds like a greeting card from a chinese dollar stone. >> what i love about these
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them so accurate, when you watch the political figures, you start to see the snl characters. >> put her next to sarah palin, i would have a hard time identifying the real sarah palin. >> that's my politics. and the super bowl is just two weeks away and now we're getting a taste of those high-priced commercials. amy schumer and seth rogen, slip into their shapewear to play members of a bud light commercial. in this teaser spot. >> get the elbows. middle of your back. >> there is no middle. >> you know it's going to get even better from here. they look like perfect little candidates. we'll have to see what happens next. those commercials, i know paula and ron watch the full game. i'm there purely for the commercials and the halftime
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>> what's the super bowl? >> i mean, "downton abbey" is on that night. so, it's hard. commercials? >> yes, there are some very clever ones. >> i love everything about the super bowl. >> me, too, actually. i love the super bowl. >> i especially love the food. >> yes. >> the parties. and the big, bad blizzard wasn't stopping a bride-to-be from making that trip to the altar, she held her dress up from the ground. followed by dozens of clearly friends and family. because of travel ban, she had to take the subway in her dress. i'm glad she wasn't dragging it because those subways are a little dirty. and ashley is no stranger to storm. she was born in a snowstorm. she tied the knot with casey in front of 200 guests. after the ceremony, they walked down a blustery new york city avenue to the reception.
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couple. if you start out like that, it's only going to get easier from here. >> they'll remember this so much more. >> they'll weather the storm of marriage. >> paula faris said it here first. on the object of snow, this guy, tian tian, the giant panda is really in his element. having the time of his life. he's an adult male, but he's acting like a little kid. he doesn't have travel ban. so, he can enjoy it. >> as he should. >> he should. >> he's adorable. so is sara. thank you for watching this morning. no way. savor an egg mcmuffin any time you like. a fresh cracked egg, canadian bacon and an english muffin with real butter.
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this is new york's number one news, channel 7 eyewitness news, with michelle charlesworth and rob nelson and amy freeze with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, everyone, 9:00 a.m. snow is everywhere. the tri-state area is digging out from a massive blizzard. most neighborhoods got more snow in one day than we see in an entire winter. >> as the sun comes up and hopefully it will start melting the roads, and rails and buses are getting back on track.
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garden state parkway will not be fully clear for a few more hours. cleanup is the big dig-out. >> yes. pretty now. >> good morning on this cleanup sunday, january 24. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm michelle charlesworth. it was not the biggest snowstorm in new york city but it came close. >> real close. this is how much snow fell in central park, final tally, 26.8 inches as amy has been telling us, of course, that is just shy literally a tenth of an inch of all-time record for the biggest snowstorm in city history. >> the complete shutdown and travel ban in new york city and long island has been lifted. that happened 7:00. cars and trucks are allowed on city streets again. >> here is a look at the rest of
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