tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 9, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
hour on a deadly head-on train collision in germany. and road cam 7 is on patrol, watching for any issues on the roads after another dusting of snow overnight. and good morning. i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it is tuesday, february 9th, and you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic, beginning with meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast >> well clouds right at the tops of the build, flurries around, some cold numbers too. your 6:00 temperature going to be 27 degrees to start the day in the five boroughs. low 20s in some spots too. 24 hauppauge, 24 northport and mass week wa. 19 around monticello, 30 to 32 down the jersey shore. winter weather advisory for several inches of snow through noon tomorrow. that's with the snow coming tonight, coming tonight which we'll talk about. glad warning for the high tide cycle of jersey shore. that's for the high tide, the new moon and all that. there's nothing on the radar right now burks there will be
not a big accumulator until we get to tonight. we could have several inches of snow overnight tonight, higher amounts in southern jersey. we talk about that next. weather then heather every seven minutes. got some subway stuff going? >>reporter: no, actually, subways are okay. no major problems to report. we'll keep our fingers cross thad it stays this way. subway service is running on or close to schedule. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. we still have this problem in copiague. mallory hoff will give us more information about this. sunrise highway great neck road an accident. all lanes closed down. bqe northeast the ramp to the brooklyn bridge, unauthorized tractor-trailer, the brooklyn bridge inbound at least two lanes are closed down with construction. hopefully they will get that cleared away very shortly. but then farther northeast on the bqe, the ramp to the eastbound side of the l.i.e. we have a separated tractor- trailer. that's on the ramp so we have all lanes subject to closure. we could take a look at a webcam and show you the scene. the cab that is still out there, and this is being cleared away.
tow truck and here is that cab. we have our street cleaning rules in effect for today. lori, over to you. >> all right, heather, thank you. now more on that breaking news in suffolk county. eastbound sunrise highway shut down in copiague because of a serious crash overnight. eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff is live on the scene. she's been there all morning. she just tweet out this photo just a minute ago. she is live now in copiague with more details for us. mallory. >>reporter: lori, good morning. really a devastating situation this morning. i do want to get you straight to the scene, though. as you can see behind me, right now this road remains blocked off. that pickup truck still sitting where it came to a stop this morning. right now investigators gathered around, trying to get to the bottom of what happened here. take a look at this video. this is how the scene looked just following the crash. after 3:00 a.m. suffolk police got a call about a vehicle swerving and driving erratically. police arrived on sunrise highway near great neck road. that's where they found a pickup truck that had crashed into a pole.
struck the center divide that went across the eastbound lanes before crashing into that pole. the fire chief on scene says when crews arrived, they found three people on the road. the chief says one of the victims was hit by a car after being ejected from the pickup. that person was taken by helicopter to stoneybrook university hospital. the other two victims were take tone good samaritan hospital. at this hour still no word on their conditions. back out here live at the scene, investigators continuing their work as they try to get to the bottom of this, trying to determine exactly what happened around 3:00 this morning. in the meantime this road remains blocked off. live in suffolk county, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory, thank you. 6:03. we have breaking news out of germany. rescue crews are pulling people out of a deadly double train wreck. the head-on crash involved two regional trains. that happened this morning in a remote of ba varia. about 40 miles outside of the city of munich. rescue crews have resorted to
a nearby river to speed up the evacuation of the injured. in the last hour we learned at killed. more than 150 people were hurt, 50 with severe injuries. the force of the crash crushed the fronts of both trains together. most of the passengers aboard a casino tour bus that overturned in connecticut are back in new york city this morning. that bus was headed to the mohegan sun casino when it rolled over on a snowy interstate 95 in madison. about 30 of the 70 people on board were injured. several of them were take tone hospitals in connecticut. that bus had departed flushing yesterday afternoon. the very first votes are in in the nation's first primary contest, as they have for the past century, voters in new hampshire selected their candidates for the presidential election just after midnight. as the votes were counted, people in the tiny town of dixville notch celebrated as they always do with a first-in- the-nation cake. kenneth moten is live in
the early results coming in. good morning to you, kenneth. >>reporter: good morning. here we go. more polls open at 6:00 a.m., the rest will open at 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. more candidates, they are out there because they want to get this vote, they want to get the last minute votes. some of them were in reflection mode last night while others, well, they were on the attack. it's finally here, new hampshire primary day. >> i want this job because i love this country. >> i need your vote. >> at this point it's all about turnout. >>reporter: call it a presidential candidate full court press in the granite state. one campaign event after another, even during a snowstorm. >>reporter: bernie sanders' supporters feeling the burn at a late night concert. >> create what i call a political revolution. >> unbelievable. unbelievable! [ cheers and applause ] >> i want to thank you. >>reporter: overnight gop frontrunner donald trump eager for a win. >> i don't care what happens, no matter what, this has been
my life, and you people made it that way. >>reporter: trump calling his final rally before the primary a love fest. but there was no love between the candidates on the campaign trail. the attacks kept coming. >> donald trump organizes his campaign around disparaging people. >> i think being a progressive means you want to make real progress. the last thing we need is promises that can't be met. >>reporter: this morning three small precincts in new hampshire cast their ballots. the history dixville notch was the first to open the polls to its nine voters. with all three precincts reporting and sanders beating clinton in a three-way gop tie between trump, ted cruz and john kasich who called every dixville notch voter. >> i think people want to know authenticity today more than they ever have. >>reporter: the latest polls have been up and down, but trump and sanders have kept consistent leads here in the state of new hampshire. the candidates have already started to turn their attention to next weekend's south carolina primary.
manchester, new hampshire, kenneth moteon, channel 7 eyewitness news >> thank you, kenneth. and we will keep you updated throughout the day on the new hampshire primary and we will have results tonight at 11:00. political reporter dave evans is in new hampshire. watch for his live reports today here on channel 7. he's also tweeting photos along the campaign stops@daveevansabc7. we're learning new details about death of an 81-year-old woman in jersey city. investigators have ruled her death a homicide, saying that lucia vallejo was stabbed to death inside her home. now, her body was found sunday morning after church friends became worried when she did not show up for mass. no arrests have been made. a teenager wanted for knocking out an elderly man on a street corner in new jersey will surrender to police today. the 17-year-old is accused of punching the victim in the face in paterson back in december. another teenaged boy allegedly recorded the attack. he's already turned himself in. the victim was treated at a hospital and released.
you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans has your exclusive accuweather forecast >> here we go. we take a look from our camera in brooklyn, right across the brooklyn bridge, over toward wall street, clouds are right at the top of one world trade, as we look down wall street, bowling green to the battery. today we'll have these cloudy skies, we'll have flurries off and on, periods of snow. you know, i don't think it possibility of slick spots just to be object the lookout, so you -- on the lookout, so make sure you have the right shoes, be careful when you're traveling, traveling by car, bus, suv, you want to be on the lookout for that. you see the snow showers to our south. those will be moving up during the morning and during the day. another batch to our south and west swings through tonight that will be heavier and will bring some accumulating snows tonight. temperatures are going to be right around freezing, 30 at 10:00, 33 1:00, 34 this afternoon with these light snow showers that build tonight. could be heavy in southern new jersey. so kiddos, after cool, dress warmly. gotta have your snow gear, you
stuff. you're going to need that. i give it an "f" heather. >>reporter: all right >> for freezing. >>reporter: i agree with you. right here it looks like traffic is frozen in place. now, this is down by kent avenue. this delay takes you all the way up into the l.i.e. where we have this problem still being taken care of, this tractor-trailer over here has become separated. so let's go over to our maps, we'll tell you what's happening. bqe northeast, the ramp to the eastbound side of the l.i.e. separated tractor-trailer. that's still being cleared away. that ramp is subject to closure as a result. subway service is running on or close to schedule, long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit all doing okay. copiague, sunrise highway east at great neck road, we still have that accident with us, all lanes remain closed down. street cleaning rules in effect. ken and lori, over to you >> heather, thank you. a sexual assault case rocking the ivy league. today a frat president accused of rape will plead his case in front of a judge. fighting back against the
the volcano roared to life again yesterday morning and the dangerous conditions forced a nearby airport to shut down for two hours while workers cleared ash from the runways. it's one of those active volcanos in all of mex -- one of the most active volcanos in all of mexico and only about 400 miles from mexico city. happening today president obama will ask congress for almost $2 billion in emergency funding to fight the zika virus and the mosquitoes that carry it. the virus is spreading rapidly through central america and the centers for disease control is already at level one. that's the highest state of alert. it has more than 300 specialists working to counter the virus before the mosquito season begins in this country. well, the current cornell university fraternity president accused of sexual assault is due in court today. 21-year-old wolfgang balancen ger will appear before a judge today in ithaca. he's accused of trying to rape a female student inside his
the fraternity is currently on suspension. ballener's father owns webster hall in manhattan. 6:14. time to get a check on your accuweather forecast >> meteorologist bill evans outside our studios on the upper west side. bill. >> well, good morning, everybody. we take a look here on the upper west side. we got cloudy skies, everybody is getting to work this morning, getting going, getting their day under way. make sure you got your warm coat, gloves and stuff, it's kind of chilly. there'll be some flurries too. here we go. we got a morning that start out with low clouds right around the tops of the buildings. we're look eight 27 right now, 78% the humidity and we got a northeast and eight. we're looking at a falling barometer. yesterday's high was 39 degrees, 40 was our normal high, so we're going to be in the low- to mid-30s much of the day today, below normal for this time of the year. 20 around carmel. you see we've got the teens up around monticello and the catskills, 30 around belmar, 32 towards wrightstown. today the wind is not as harsh as yesterday. we had the 20 to 30 miles an
today. precipitation. not much going on -- looking for some precipitation. not much going on now. that's going to swing through the area tonight. we'll have this big upper low over the great lakes and northeast new england, swinging some snow showers through and probably some pretty heavy ones tonight in central and southern new jersey. so we're talking about southern monmouth county, ocean, philly southward, toward camden county. then we got sunshine maybe returning on thursday, but still can't rule ot some flurries. after school, kids, it'll be cold, it'll be cloudy, there'll be some flurries. so dress warmly, getting you home from school on the bus or making the commute home. now, the snow that we're talking about for this evening, about one to three inches of snow. about three around central and northern new jersey, then it tapers off to about one as you get up above i-287, on up i-84 up the hudson river valley there in connecticut and new york state. but we got a pretty good shot at some heavy snow this evening
slip ray up the roads -- ripry -- slippery up the roads tomorrow. we've got those snow showers around, an inch or two, just enough to be a nuisance to kind of slippery up the roads, heavier in central and southern jersey, and then tomorrow it's a cloudy day. temperatures going to get to near 40. we'll still have some flurries popping around tomorrow. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast. friday the sun comes out, but, man, is it cold this weekend. the cold air just squeezes out some flurries friday night into saturday. saturday night's low 7. so if it's 7 in the city and we do like 7 on most occasions, but north and west it'll be below zero for the low temperature saturday night. so some of the -- the coldest air of the season is koup for this weekend -- is coming up for this weekend. you notice i'm missing my friend this morning. he's a little bit under the weather. >> awww. >> not maximus but his owner john. feel better. maximus is serving him chicken soup right now. got the hot water bottle.
care of his owner >> max could pose as a st. bernard with a jug of chicken soup around his neck. >> right. is that what's in that jug, chicken soup? >> we'll go for that. >> heather. >>reporter: you know what else works, mass transit times, long island rl, metro north, new jersey transit all doing okay. the bqe has been giving us a lot of trouble this morning. northeast the ramp to the brooklyn bridge, unauthorized tractor-trailer. and then farther north as you travel northeast on the bqe, the ramp to the eastbound side of the l.i.e., separated tractor-trailer still being cleared away, so we do have that ramp closed down until they can get that clear. in copiague, sunrise highway an accident. all lanes are closed down with this ongoing accident investigation. mallory hoff is on the scene. she'll be back to give us some more information. icing condition and an accident on 684 as you head southbound right near exit 6a so use some caution as you're out traveling this morning. minor delays george washington
lincoln, the holland also a 10 to 15-minute delay. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> thank you very much, heather. 6:18. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a suspected rapist on the run in the bronx. new video of the man who police want to find. also high price pieces of fashion has theft after theft, thief after thief and he's got some help doing it. in today's tech bytes, a highly requested new feature comes to instagram. >> users of the popular photo- sharing app will now be easily able to switch between five accounts. the new feature is part of the latest update tot instagram app for both ios and android devices. >> amazon has announced a new partnership for its echo smart speaker. >> users will be able to request car from uber, order peezs from dominoes and listen
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on the money this morning, wall street starts the day lower again, calling back from even steeper losses earlier. the dow jones opens at 16,027, but had been down about 500 points before closing. nasdaq and s&p 500 begin about 2% lower >> markets in japan took a pounding overnight. the nikkei plunged 5 1/2%. markets in china are closed again for the lunar new year. well, broncos fans are going to get a chance to celebrate with their super bowl- winning team today in denver. the world championship parade will be held this afternoon, honoring the team for their win at super bowl 50 over the carolina panthers. sunday night's game was the
u.s. history with an average of nearly 112 million people tuning in. that number falls short of last year's super bowl and the year before. well, what else do you do after winning the super bowl? you head to disneyland, of course. peyton manning and his kids made the trip down main street yesterday, soaking up some southern california sun alongside micky and minnie and pluto. and this was the bronco's first championship since 1980. disney is the parent company of wabc-tv. >> it was like the '90s or something -- it was in the 90s or something in l.a. the last couple of days? we'll take it. meet otion bill evans, you're never more than -- meteorologist bill evans, you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> no snow showers right now, but some to the south, just south of philly, making their way northward here. and these temperatures are a bit on the chilly side too. we're looking at 33, 34 for the high. but 22, 27 degrees right now, 19, 18 up toward monticello, 27 around laguardia. the good news this morning, the light wind and that is just a
about 10 miles an hour. the wind chills are in the upper teens, and if you're taking the ferry over from staten island, you know, dress warmly. it'll be a little bit of a northeast wind. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. you still got those problems on the bqe? >>reporter: you know what? it looks like the bqe is starting to behave once again. this is harlem river drive up in the 150s. you can see the northbound traffic is fine, southbound traffic doing okay. but as we go over to our maps, i can tell you right near the rfk triborough bridge, that ramp to the rfk triborough bridge, we have an unauthorized truck. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing just fine. subways running on or close to schedule. bqe north that ramp to the brooklyn bridge, unauthorized tractor-trailer. it looks like it has been cleared away. and then farther north it looks as though this problem has finally been cleared away. i'm waiting for confirmation, but the bqe northeast ramp to the eastbound side of the l.i.e. however, you're still going to find some very heavy delays getting up into that spot. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori, over to you.
police release new video this morning. they're after thieves that are very fond of fur. detectives say that at least four people are involved in the thefts which started back in october. two suspects were caught on video. the pattern is to distract the clerk an then walk out of the store with a hidden item. the crooks have gotten away with a mink cape, fur blankets and several fur coats. give police a call if you recognize them. we are closing in on 6:30, and just getting some new details on a breaking story in suffolk county. three people seriously hurt when they get thrown from their truck. what we have just learned about the driver ahead in a live report. also investigators racing to save more victim from a head- on train crash in germany. at least eight people have died and dozens more are injured. and a nightmarish cruise isn't over yet. we're hearing from passengers whose caribbean vacations got turn literally upside down. also road cam 7 is monitoring the streets and the highways with some slick spots
we have breaking news on long island. this is a live look suffolk county police have lanes shut down right now on sunrise highway because of a terrible crash there that sent three people flying onto the roadway. just moments ago we learned the driver is under arrest. two trains collide head on in germany and a short time ago emergency crews pull the last survivor to safety. new from overnight, mayor bill de blasio and city officials pulling an all- nighter to address the growing homeless population. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. temperatures below freezing at this hour, combined with leftover snow, and you're going to want to take it slowly this morning as you head out there on the roads and also on the sidewalks. >> we have a live picture here from road cam 7 on the garden state parkway. expect slippery driving conditions both today and tomorrow with more snow on the way. 6:29. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and bill. >> well, this morning we have
slick spots. here on the upper west side around our studios things are dry, but flurries have been fly, the temperatures are cold. it is 27 degrees, it's going to be kind of a cold day, kind of damp and cold too with cloudy skies. 23 white plains, 28 jfk. you know, there's a little wind out there, not much. it'll knock a few degrees off that for the real feel. but what we are watching is snow coming in for tonight so winter weather advisory for a few inches of snow is possible. that's until noon tomorrow. that will be tonight and tomorrow. and then a coastal glad warning still in effect south shore of long island, jersey shore, that's for the possibility of coastal flooding with this morning's high tide cycle. 29 by 7:00 with some snow showers, maybe a few flakes later on this afternoon, 34. but then we get some accumulating snows tonight and overnight into tomorrow morning's commute which we'll talk about next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. that's heather o'rourke. what's going on out there? >>reporter: well, that's route 1 right behind me. if you are heading into princeton, you have this delay to deal with getting into harrison street. this san accident that's in the
let's go over to our mass transit, they are all doing just fine. "l" trains switching problems at eighth avenue. so you can expect delays in both directions. bqe northeast the ramp to the brooklyn bridge, we still have that unauthorized tractor- trailer being cleared away. and then farther northeast on the bqe, the ramp to the eastbound side of the l.i.e., that's a separated tractor- trailer that has been finally cleared away. going down the harlem river drive southbound, the ramp to the rfk triborough bridge, we have an unauthorized truck that's in the process of being cleared away. then as you go into copiague, you still have sunrise highway east at great neck road an accident investigation. all lanes are closed down. mallory hoff will have more about that. street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 6:31. we just learned new details on a breaking story we just heard heather talking about it, three people in the hospital right now after being thrown from a truck. this happening in suffolk county. the crash happened a few hours ago at sunrise highway near great neck road.
mallory hoff is live in copiage with the very latest on this story. mallory. >>reporter: ken, good morning. just in the last few minutes detectives here at the scene told me that the driver involved in this crash has been charged with dwi. that person is one of three people now in area hospitals suffering from non-life- threatening, but very serious injuries we're told. i do want you to take a look at the scene right now. you can see investigators here at the scene. that pickup truck remains where it came to a stop this morning right on top of a pole. take a a look at this video. this is how the scene looked following the crash just after 3:00 a.m. suffolk police got a call about a vehicle swerving and driving erratically. investigators arrived here on great neck road. that's where they found a pickup truck that had crashed into a pole. police say it appears the truck struck the center drive and then went across the eastbound lanes before crashing into the poles. the fire chief on scene says when crews arrived they found three people on the road. the chief says one of the
being ejected from that pickup. that person taken by helicopter to stoneybrook university hospital. the other two victims were taken to good samaritan hospital. earlier we spoke with a detective who explained what happened in the moments leading up to this crash. >> it was a call to 911 prior to the crash of the pickup truck involve in the crash driving erratically eastbound on sunrise highway. >>reporter: and back out here live, as you can see right now investigators are actually working around that pickup truck, again, taking pictures, taking measurements, trying to get to the bottom of exactly what happened here this morning. again, we now know the driver involved in this crash has been charged with dwi. right now an investigation is under way and still no word on just how long the road will be closed off here this morning. live in suffolk county, mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory, thank you. now breaking news in germany where rescue crews have
out of a deadly double train wreck near munich. that crash involved two regional trains hitting each other head on. the crash site is surrounded by forest and a river. rescue crews had to use helicopters and boats to take the wounded to the hospital. in the last hour we've also learned that at least eight people have been killed, more than 150 people were hurt, 50 have severe injuries. the force of the crash crushed the front of both trains together. 6:34. new this morning the search is on for the man who raped a woman in a bronx stairwell. take a look at this surveillance video. it was released overnight. police say this man followed a woman into an elevator inside a building at university heights last friday. that's where he attacked her, robbing her and taking her into a stairwell where he's accused of sexually assaulting the woman. the victim being treated at the hospital. another sexual attack, this time in manhattan. surveillance video showing the suspect inside a deli on the upper east side. shortly after the attack, police say he grabbed a woman from behind and assaulted her
and second avenue. he also stole $40 from the 36- year-old victim. new york city is taking a closer look at its homeless population. overnight volunteers fanned out to count the number of people living on the street. this comes as the white house unveils a new financial plan to help the problem. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live now in midtown. good morning, dray. >>reporter: good morning, lori. this is one of the areas mayor de blasio visited earlier this morning, west 31st street near sixth avenue, a known homeless hot spot. right now behind me about a dozen people sleeping on the sidewalk. they were among those who were counted as part of the initiative overnight. here is a picture of mayor de blasio talking to one of the homeless individuals he encountered here on west 31st street. the mayor was among some 3,500 individuals who spread out across the city overnight, counting the number of unsheltered homeless people living in the city. last year the count was 3,182,
be higher this year. >> it's very sad, and it's painful to see people's lives have broken down, and, you know, there but for the grace of god go i. i think we all have to feel that way, that these are people who at some point in their life, maybe not that long ago, had a home, had a more normal situation, and something went wrong. >> it is a sad reality, and we need to be looking at this in a humane way. we have empathy, we need to understand people need support and resources. this is not a situation where out of sight, out of mind. >>reporter: now, some critics have complained that the annual hope count is not a true or real representation of the entire homeless population here in the city because some people may actually not be out on the street, especially when you have freezing cold mornings lining today. and that's why the mayor launched his homestead homeless outreach program where everyday workers will go out on city blocks, monitoring the city's homeless population and trying to maintain a connection or a
homeless men and women who are out here on the streets also everyday. also we should mention h.u.d. secretary julian castro was on the mission this morning. he said that president obama may look into an $11 billion spending plan over the next 10 years to try to get homeless families off the streets and new york city would be receiving some of that money. live this morning in midtown, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news >> thank you, dray. 6:37. and newark police investigating the death of a woman whose body was found between two homes. the discovery made just before 10:00 last night on south 20th investigators saying the woman 30s. suspicious. an accused triple killer newark. 27-year-old jeffrey holland is accused of strangling tiniqua rouse back on january 29th. police say that very next day holland also shot to death ashley jones and scwrairl marshall in their clinton place home. the double murder was committed
though they were left unharmed. well, the polls are open for the nation's first presidential primary in new hampshire. in tiny dixville notch they vote at midnight. bernie sanders won all four democratic votes and ohio governor john kasich sneaked past donald trump 3-2 among republicans. the tiny town near the canadian border has a perfect record of predicting the eventual republican nominee in every election since 1968. well, former mayor michael bloomberg now saying that is in deep thinking of running for president. bloomberg says that he's looking at all the options. he also says that the current crop of candidates and their messages are an outrage and an insult to voters. time now 6:38. attorneys will deliver closing arguments today in the manslaughter trial of an nypd officer. peter liang took the witness stand in his own defense yesterday. he broke down describing the
kye girly in the stairwell of a home project. he claims he accidentally fired his gun. prosecutors are trying to prove he acted recklessly. 6:39 is our time. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans and the accuweather forecast. >> here we go, we take a look at our camera on the roof toward midtown, and you see the lights are on there on the left side right there, rink, kids are skating this morning. school delays this morning up around sullivan county, dutchess county, up to the north here this morning and around connecticut. so just get a look at that at the bottom of the screen or you can go to abc7ny and take a look at that there too. the temperature this morning 27 degrees to start your day, about 19 to 21 to our north and west. there have been some snow showers coming up now from the south, there'll be coming up during the morning commute and around this giant upper level low here snow showers will swing through during the day as well as tonight when there could be heavier amounts of snow.
this afternoon with a few snow showers, getting heavy tonight which we will talk about. at the bus stop today, well, 34 by after school. we're looking at about 27 to start, so dress warmly, like these kiddos who will be there waiting for you at the bus stop this morning and this afternoon because -- >> no. >>reporter: they're always there. we just change our clothes sometimes. here is a look at route 1 in princeton. you can see some police activity here and a delay coming into that spot. so we'll head over to our maps, we'll explain where this is. route 1 south right near harrison street, it's an accident. there's a fuel spill involved, so you have two lanes closed off as you go through that spot. george washington bridge is minor, the lincoln is 10 to 15, same situation with the holland tunnel. long island rl, metro north, new jersey transit doing just fine. r trains switching problems at eighth avenue. expect delays, and that's in both directions. then as you go up the bqe northeast, the ramp going to the brooklyn bridge, unauthorized tractor-trailer still being cleared away, and
6:44. welcome back. and this morning we have new video of the second person wanted for the brutal beating and robbery of a cab driver. police say this man is one of two people accused of attacking driver ataur rahman on saturday. police say the men were passengers in rahman's cab. they're accused of hitting him in the face with a champagne bottle and stealing his jacket. he suffered a fractured jaw that require 12 stitches. a 16-year-old was arrested sunday morning in the attack. 6:44. and a florida lawmaker is calling for a federal investigation after a royal caribbean cruise ship sailed into a powerful storm off the california coast -- or the carolina coast, excuse me. the anthem of the seas is headed back to new jersey today. it left cape liberty on saturday for the bahamas. over the weekend the ship sailed for 12 hours through hurricane force winds from the same system that brought us snow yesterday.
watching a show when suddenly everyone was ordered back to their cabins. >> there was no warning from the captain. everything was -- you know, it was bumpier than usual. we were held up in our cabins probably from about 3:00 yesterday through this morning. >> well, the ship reversed course instead of sailing to florida. it's now due to arrive in bayonne tomorrow morning. 6:45. primary voting already under way in new hampshire. this is a live picture of one polling booth location in manchester. "good morning america" following all the latest on the race for the white house. amy robach live in times square. good morning to you, amy. >>reporter: that's right, ken. great to be with you on this tuesday morning. coming up on "gma," yes, we are focusing on the race for the white house, voters in narp, as you just said, heading to the polls in the nation's first primary. we'll hear from marco rubio and john kasich for the first votes.
and then we'll have the latest in the virginia tech murder. the father of 13-year-old nickel lovell speaking out for the first time since his daughter's death. how they tried to stop the teen from going down the wrong path. my one on-on one interview with teresa juidice. she's opening up about her 11 months in prison, what her life was really like behind bars and what it's like now that she's back at home, all coming up next on "gma," ken. >> good luck. she wants juidice or juidice. >>reporter: juidice >> memo to self. thank you very much. we'll be watching. >>reporter: sure. 6:46. and let's get a check on your accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans outside our studios on the upper west side. >> got a few flurries that are flying around here this morning and we got cloudy skies and it's chilly. make sure you're dressed warmly. that's warmly, that's a nice shot. there we go. let's take a look outside and show you we've got cloudy skies and a morning where we're starting out with these temperatures that are around 27 to low 20s north and west, a
at five. that's a good sign because yesterday that wind with that low barometer at 29.71 was really crankin' yesterday. you know, we could have these snow showers really through today, could give us another little coating, making for some slippery spots. so really one to three inches of snow tonight, and more south and west. and then a frigid weekend is coming up, bitter cold. 26 when you go over toward passaic an bergen county, and 27, 26, 25 long island, and there's just a little bit -- it's just a little bit colder with the wind out there, so not a harsh wind this morning, although we do have this wind that makes the wind chills in the teens in some spots like 17 around astoria and on over toward flushing, queens and 19 coastal connecticut and long island. now we have this winter weather advisory that's for tonight until noon tomorrow for the snow that i was talking about coming. for the high tide cycle this morning, we still have a shot at what could be some flooding at the coastal sections, south shore long island, jersey shore. middlesex county thrown in there too. see the snow in the south? that's what's going to be
around that snow that's in the ohio valley that. will wheel around some snow for tonight. there is that batch for today that could make for a coating. and then tonight another batch coming in. you see down there around the jersey shore particularly heavy to the south, that swings through, and then we're looking at temperatures tomorrow starting off in the low 20s once again. so we've got after school today 34 with some flurries, kids. so just kind of step lightly to the bus, don't run. but, you know, you want to stay warm is the key. tonight here's the snow that i'm talking about, one to three inches of snow, really about three from central jersey to the city, tapering off to about one to the north. an then you go south of the city and there you see some that might get a half foot of snow between tonight and tomorrow morning. that will slippery up the roads. , we're looking at a -- now, we're looking at a few flurries friday night into saturday. but look at how the weekend is showing up. deuces are wild for the weekend. 22 on sunday. we're looking at 30 for today with some flurries. we have the northeast winds coming in, going southwest
tonight and the aclations pick up tonight too, one to two, the city north, then maybe three, and three six from the city south. then tomorrow it's cloudy around with a flurry and temperature around 40 degrees. here's your accuweather seven- day forecast, the bitter cold starts filtering in thursday night. look at thursday night's low after some flurries, 18 is the low. 29 friday, 22 saturday with a low of 7 saturday night. >> oh! >> like i was talking about earlier, make sure that all that heating equipment you got is working because it's going to get stressed out this weekend. it'll be a real test on your heating stuff, your furnace, electrical heater, you know, check on the cords and all that kind of stuff that's going to keep you warm. you don't want to turn on the oven an turn the burners on. >> no, you don't. >> never, ever. >> we generally like 7, but not in this case. >> maybe when it's two sevens. 77. >> i like seven. doesn't matter.
over to heather. >>reporter: so yesterday we were dealing with some flooding or high tide so let's just keep in mind this morning, diget a tweet from someone asking about the staten island ferry. at this point they are not talking delays, but they may have delays because of high tide later. hoboken ferry, new york waterway, they are on or close to schedule. l trains switching problems at eighth avenue. expect delays in both directions. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing okay. in copiague, we still have this accident investigation sunrise highway east at great neck road. all lanes are closed down. the bqe northeast, the ramp to the brooklyn bridge, we still have an unauthorized tractor- trailer. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. 6:50. coming up a cure for jet lag may be easier than you think. and drivers trapped in their cars when the awning of
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breaking news and drivers facing dwi charges after a terrible crash in suffolk county. >> eyewitness news reporter mallory hoff live at the scene in copiague. mallory. >>reporter: ken, lori, good morning. we now know that driver has been charged with dwi. take a look at thissed video. this is how the scene looked just moments after the accident happened this morning. the driver one of three people life-threatening injuries. just after 3:00 a.m., suffolk police got a call about a vehicle swerving and driving erratically. police arrived on sunrise highway near great neck road and found a truck that had crashed into a pole. all three men thrown from that truck, one of them was hit by a car after being ejected from the pickup. back out here live this morning, we now know all three of those men being treated for serious, but non-life- threatening injuries. they are expected to be okay. again, that driver charged with
hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory, thank you. germany. we've also just learned that nine people are now confirmed dead in a head-on train crash there. is an urgent call for blood donations as police pull the last of the injured survivors out of the wreckage. more than 250 people hurt, 50 with severe injuries. because the crash site is surrounded by forest and a river, rescue crews used helicopters and boats to get the wounded to the hospitals. 6:58. yesterday not so bad on the roads, today a different story. >>reporter: yeah. and the bqe has been really troubling this morning. we've had a couple of problems. here's the bqe up by atlantic avenue, and that delay continues up into the area of the williamsburg bridge. so let's go over to our maps. i'll explain to you what's happening on the bqe. northbound ramp to the brooklyn bridge, unauthorized tractor- trailer. then northeast at the williamsburg bridge another accident being cleared. you may find delays on staten island ferry because of the high tides today. hoboken ferry, new york waterway, they're all saying that they're on or close to schedule.
eighth avenue. expect delays. long island railroad, metro north, new jersey transit doing okay. road cam 7 is out, cruising around the streets this. is the garden state parkway right near exit 116. you can see traffic is doing just fine through that spot. >> all right, heather. >>reporter: thanks. >> thanks for mentioning high tide that. could be a problem this morning. taking a look outside, we have clouz on this fat tuesday as the ferry makes its way up the east river underneath the brooklyn bridge. 28 degrees is going to be your 7:00 temperature, a little bit on the chilly side. we'll have some clouds, maybe brightening skies, maybe some flurries today, but snow comes in tonight, one to two to three inches tonight in the city, three to six to our south that. will make for a slippery commute tomorrow. it's fat tuesday tomorrow, ash wednesday. >> lent starts. >> thank you, bill. that's the news for now, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us.