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breaking news, more than a dozen people are dead this morning after explosions in brussels. four explosions at the airport, several more at a nearby metro station. we've been following this breaking news for 2 1/2 hours now. we continue to get new information and pictures into our newsroom. >> i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. we have complete coverage of the breaking news that we've been following. first, we'll get a quick check of weather and traffic. let's check in with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> it's a cold start. you want the jacket, maybe the heavy coat. 20s on map still, 25 in pottstown, 28 in allentown, 35 philadelphia. 24 in millville, 32 wilmington and dover at the moment. we'll stay cold like this until the sun comes up. once the sun comes up, temperatures start to climb. 9:00 a.m., low 40s. by lunch time, closer to 50 degrees. we'll take a look at the afternoon forecast plus a bigger
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warmup, coming up. let's get a check of the roads with jessica boyington. >> a lot of the majors are not seeing annan crease in drive times. this is cottman avenue. 15 minutes from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. average speeds dropping into the 50s. everything moving along nicely. checking in with the philadelphia international airport, there are some flights canceled because of the explosions at brussels airport. american airlines flight 751 arriving into philadelphia from brussels is canceled today. back to that breakingç new a terror attack in belgium, explosions send passengers running from the airport early this morning. >> there are reports of more then a dozen people dead. first there were explosions at the airport, then came explosions at a nearby metro station. >> katy zachry is live in the digital operations center. katy, what's the latest? >> i just checked in and nbc news is confirming at least 13 people dead in these explosions
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throughout the city. let's just get right to new video we have for you that we've obtained from outside the airport morning, soon after 8:00 a.m. brussels time. this is the scene outside the airport. the brussels international airport. you can see smoke pouring out of the building and people running in panic. some clutching their luggage. an airport spokesperson says many were instructed to go to the tarmac area where first aid teams met them there and treated them. inside the airport, let's go to these pictures, really shows a gruesome scene. we've blurred out what appears to be several victims lying on the ground there. structures are toppled over, heavy rubble and debris strewn everywhere. we're told this happened in the airport's departure area around 8:00 a.m. brussels time. soon after this happened there was an explosion reported at a brussels train station. we're hearing the city's entire metro system has shut down. we're getting into the newsroom
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pictures of passengers rushing out of the metro station through the dark and smoky train tunnels. we're also getting new video of patients being treated outside of one of the metro stations that was hit. that coming up at 6:30. reporting live from the digital operations center, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. >> we are watching new developments out of brussels and will bring you updates throughout the morning. also head to the nbc 10 app for any breaking information. at 6:04, we have new information about a story we first brought you last night at 11:00 as breaking news. a plane from philadelphia was diverted to boston because of a passenger with a medical condition. it was supposed to be going to dublin. first report said the plane was diverted for an unruly passenger. that was not the case. the woman was suffering from a medical condition. she was taken to the hospital for treatment. she faces no charges. the airline is working to get those stranded passengers to their destination that dublin. teachers wanted. the philadelphia school district
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is looking to hire 800 new teachers and today the superintendent plans to talk to possible candidates. school superintendent william hite will host a career information session at school district headquarters this offia noon. the district plans to hire new teachers, counselors and nurses. the early deadline to apply is this friday. for more information, tap the nbc 10 app for a link to the school district's website.ç and a group of chester county parents are calling for the leaders of the coatesville area school district to step down. they gathered at a coatesville church last night. they say the school district is in crisis because of an increase in violence, failing grades and a mass exodus of teachers. they want the superintendent and assistant superintendent to resign. >> our sole purpose is to feel why we feel what we feel and do what we can to convince the school board she's not the proper fit for this community. >> the board of directioners
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tells nbc 10 they firmly stand behind the superintendent and her team. doctors are treating a second case of bacterial meningitis in our area. the rutgers university student attends the new brunswick campus. they are notifying anyone who had close contact with the student so they can get started on antibiotics. they urge anyone with symptoms like a stiff neck or vomiting to see a doctor right away. now, you may recall a philadelphia high school student, jonathan briggs was a freshman at george washington carver high school of engineering and science. it's the city's first meningitis death this year. president obama met face to face with president raul castro on cuban soil yesterday. the president said there are serious differences between the countries on democracy and human rights but he pledged to move
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forward with normalizing relations. >> for more than half a century, the sight of a u.s. president here in havana would have been unimaginable. but this is a new day. this is a neuva day between our two countries. >> president obama will address the cuban people during a speech on state-run television a little later today. and carnival cruise lines will start sailing to cuba on may 1st. agreements were signed yesterday approving the plan. this is just start part of the changes coming to the island as it starts to become a tourist destination. this marks the first time in more than oo years a cruise ship will pull into a cuban port. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, it is cold this morning. grab the jacket before you head out. feels like winter outside right now. so a cold start to your tuesday.
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this afternoon we do warm up into the mid-50s. warmer than yesterday afternoon. then a bigger warmup comes tomorrowç and thursday. 70 degree temperatures return. by the end of the week, that's our next rain chance. showers in our friday forecast. i'll show you the easter forecast in a second. upper 20s in the lehigh valley, reading 29 degrees. philadelphia in the mid-30s, 31 glassboro, 32 in wilmington and dover. 24 in millville. it is a very cold start this morning. it will stay cold like this until the sun comes up. once that sun comes up, temperatures start climbing. by lunch time, close to 50 degrees today. this afternoon, topping out in the mid-50s. not as cold as yesterday afternoon and not as gusty. breezy but not nearly as windy. nice and dry. if you look back off towards the west, no rain heading this way. this morning we start off with freezing temperatures. our temperatures really warm up as we go into the next couple of days. by wednesday and thursday, 70
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degree temperatures do come into the forecast. friday the rain is here on friday. that's a springtime shower i was mentioning for the end of the week. it moves through an we clear out for your easter weekend. mild temperatures for your easter and we do look nice and dry for any easter egg hunts in the morning on sunday. today, a mix of sun and clouds, 53 to 56 degrees for the high temperature. that warmup, there it is, 70 degrees tomorrow afternoon. by the way, tomorrow morning we're not going to be cold like it is this morning. we'll be around 47 degrees. thursday 73 for an afternoon high. nice and sunny, really good forecast. friday, there you see the morning rain. over the weekend, not too bad. looking good for easter. >> thank you, sheena. just about ten minutes past 6:00 a.m. let's get a check of traffic. >> jessica boyington has a look at that. >> we're watching 55 over in millville, new jersey right now. this is right around route 49. we don't really any any problems
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in terms of volume. the roads are dry. which is most importantly what we look for, especially on a road like route 55 where there's not a lot of streetlights. two lanes moving through. they are still all open. no construction projects to worry about there as well. that disabled vehicle has cleared out of the way. it was in bridgeport, montgomery county for quite some time on union avenue and coates street. the vine street expressway through center city, not seeing a huge increase in volume right now. you can see headed west, a little bit of brake lights from the schuylkill expressway. no real backups or delays, headed eastbound towards 95. vai? >> 36 degrees throughout philadelphia and suburbs. 6:10 this tuesday morning. we continue to follow breaking news in belgium. >> a terror attack, brussels is on lockdown because of a series ofç explosions first at the airport and then a subway station. witnesses describe the scene as chaotic with pan ek and blood everywhere.
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13 are dead. we're live at philadelphia international talking with passengers there, next.
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6:14. we're following breaking news. a deadly terror attack rocks brussels. nbc news reports at least 13 people are dead, following explosions at brussels international airport. the city's metro system is now shut down. authorities are telling everyone in the city to shelter in place. belgium's terror alert is now at its highest level. there are flights from philadelphia to belgium. all the flights into and out of brussels are now canceled. nbc 10's matt delucia is live at the philadelphia international airport right now. matt, are you noticing increased security there this morning?
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>> vai and tracy, we have not noticed anything increased at this point. i have calls out to try and find out if there will be increased security or efforts here in the time being. let me step out of the way here. i can show you the international ticketing terminal here. i've been talking with passengers throughout the morning. people who are heading overseas if they are concern. we'll hear from one gentleman in just a moment. first i want to go ahead and show you that the situation here, we aren't seeing any direct impact but what we have heard is that airports throughout the world, they are reacting to this, british airports are increasing security and prime minister david cameron is convening the government's emergency committee. the britain official terrorist threat is severe right now, the second highest level. we also are hearing that in france, the government there is holding an emergency meeting to figure out what to do with the air travel there as well. as i mention, i've been talking
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with folks here at philadelphia international airport. here's what one man had to say a short time ago. >> i think we're fine here. it can happen anywhere. i think we're fine. uáh$ere locally. but there is a flight that goes from before us lgs, belgium to philadelphia. that is canceled along with the other flights in and out of brussels this morning, american airlines flight 751 was scheduled to arrive at 1:30 this afternoon. that has been canceled we're waiting for more information, updates from the airport folks as far as whether or not security is going to be increasing. as i mentioned, i don't see increased security personnel. pretty much business as usual here in the international terminal. of course we'll keep you updated. for now i'm live at philadelphia
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international airport. matt delucia, nbc 10 news. these explosions we're talking about in brussels happening only days after salah abdeslam was arrested in belgium. >> investigators say they found dna belonging to najim laachraoui during recent raids of locations housing explosives. he's a possible accomplice of salah abdeslam who was captured friday after four months on the run. these are some of the images we're gathering from social media. you can see smoke pouring from the airport building and people running from the scene. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage. we'll update you on the nbc 10 app throughout the morning as well. new developments out of brussels. we'll bring you updates all morning. also head to the nbc 10 app for breaking information. let's get you to work at 6:17. let's check route 42. >> jessica boyington has her
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eyes on that. >> we are doing really great all across the board on a lot of the majors. we're starting to see some increases in volume but we don't have major incidents to report right now. here's route 42 around route 41 in deptford, new jersey, the northbound lanes in here, that's what's headed towards the philadelphia area. you can see to the walt whitman bridge, a five-minute trip to 65. no problems in the opposite direction if you're headed down the shore. 422 eastbound, maybe an increase of two minutes or so on the eastbound drive time from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. nothing that's setting anybody back too much. back over into new jersey on route 70, construction wn between 295 and west gait dri-- best westgate drive. some flights are canceled and all arriving and departing
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flights into and out of brussels. american airlines flight ç751 departing from brussels into philadelphia this morning has been canceled. vai and tracy? >> now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> cold start this morning. you'll need the jacket. 30s and 20s. big warmup on the way. over the next couple days we're in the 70s. friday, though, that's our next rain chance. showers moving in before the weekend gets here. 28 degrees in allentown, 29 in reading. 25 in pottstown. freezing in bensalem and west chester and wilmington. philadelphia coming in at 35 degrees. 31 in glassboro. 24 in millville. yes, it is a cold start to the day. it will be a cold start for the bus stop this morning for the kids, make sure they get a heavy coat this morning if you're through the lehigh valley.
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by 7:00 a.m., wee should still be in the upper 20s. philadelphia area by 7:00 a.m., mid-30s. new jersey and delaware, mid-30s. this afternoon at the bus stop, more like the low to mid-50s. improvements, not nearly as windy either. as we get closer to lunch time for the rest of the area, around 50 degrees. for the afternoon, topping out at 56 degrees. a little breeze, not nearly as gusty as it was yesterday. nice and dry on satellite and radar. no rain heading your way until friday. this morning, we'll keep the freezing temperatures in the forecast until the sun comes up. staying cold. then we get that gradual warmup. saturdays return wednesday and thursday. the rain i was mentioning for friday, spring showers for you to end out the week. quickly clearing, though, just in time for your weekend, your easter weekend. by sunday, the mild temperatures return for easter. it does look dry sunday morning for the easter egg hunt. that's great news.
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today, a mix of sun and clouds, not as cold as yesterday afternoon. 53 to 56 for the high temperature. you see it there, 70 tomorrow. mid-40s for most of the area. by thursday, 73 degrees. nice warm forecast, beautiful conditions. about 20 degrees above normal for this time of the year, too. the showers clearing us out over the weekend. 67 for your easter sunday. rain returns next monday. sheena, thank you. temperatures in the mid-30s at 21 past 6:00. we continue to follow breaking news from brussels, belgium. more then a dozen people are dead. >> brussels on lockdown after first explosions at brussels airport and then on the subway. we just got new information. an employee said the first explosion at the airport happened near a counter where customers pay for overweightç baggage. the second was near a starbucks in the airport. people are being ordered to stay in place. airports across europe are tightening security.
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we continue to follow breaking news out of belgium this morning. terror attacks there, a series of blasts across brussels starting at the airport around 3:30 this morning our time. airport employees are now saying the first explosion took place near a counter where customers pay for overweight baggage. the second blast was near a starbucks. after that, blasts reported at subway stations in brussels. 13 people reported dead. brussels airport has been reported closed. an overnight flight from philadelphia did arrive in brussels early this morning. we will continue to follow this situation in our coverage including what is going on at the philadelphia international airport. we'll have that coming up.
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. we're checking in with an accident scene that just was reported a couple minutes ago on 95. these are our cameras approaching that scene. this is around 452. the accident is just before the commodore barry bridge where we have a few vehicles involved and updated on this scene. we get a check on today's forecast with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> a beautiful start to your day. look at this, the ben franklin bridge. the sun is about to come up here. we're seeing nice conditions this morning. dry but cold. we have 30s and 20s on the map this morning. take your jacket with you and as we go through the next couple of days, you probably won't need it. we take a look at the forecast coming up. i'm katy zachry live in the digital operations center monitoring everything that's happening in brussels right now.
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it's not just the airport and the metro stations that are affected but the entire city of brussels is in lockdown. everyone being told to stay where they are. coming up after the break, more details from inside the metro station and inside the airport. ♪
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nbc 10 breaking news. 6:30 this tuesday morning. 36 degrees outside. breaking news, more than a dozen people are dead after several explosions in brussels. explosions started at the airport around 3:30 this morning our time. in the past three hours there have also been explosions at metro stations in brussels. belgium raised its terror alert to the highest level. new information just in france, it is now stepping up its security at airports, trains and bus stations. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm tracy davidson. we have live team coverage of this terror attack but first we
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want to get you updated on the forecast for today. for that we check with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> you'll want the jacket this morning. areas in the 20s and 30s. 35 philadelphia, 28 in allentown right now. 25 degrees pottstown, 20s in parts of new jersey like millville. freezing in dover and wilmington. so it is a cold start to the day. take a look here. this is future weather, the clock's running. we have no rain in the forecast today. it will be nice, a little warmer than it was yesterday afternoon. by 9:00 a.m., new jersey and delaware, mid-40s, closer to lunch time, near 50 degrees. same thing philadelphia area, close to lunch time, closer to 50 degrees. we'll take a look at a bigger warmup in the forecast coming up. let's look at the roads this morning with jessica boyington. >> we're watching 95 for a multivehicle accident scene. that is approaching northbound from our cameras, the accident
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scene happened right before the commodore barry bridge. big delays block the left-hand lane around the commodore barry bridge with police activity on the scene. checking in with the philadelphia international airport, no major delays at the airport right now. we do have flight cancellations. arriving and departing flights in or out of brussels, american airlines flight destined for philadelphia from brusselss, american airlines flight 751 has been canceled. dozens injured after a series of blast in brussels. >> we've been using every resource at our disposal. septa police tweeted this out, brusselsç attack reinforces th need to look up, speak up and see something, say something. call 911 if you see anything suspicious. nbc 10's katy zachry meanwhile is live for us this morning in the digital operations center.
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katy, you've been watching this all morning. what do we know so far? >> a lot of information, pictures, video coming into our newsroom every few minutes. there are widespread reports that about a dozen people, maybe even more, are dead throughout brussels. let's go to our social media aspect. we'll start with pictures that we pulled from social media. this is actually one from the ap. it shows you inside the airport. and the scene that played out there. we had to blur some of the bloodshed because there were victims who were lie on the floor. this is video showing people in a panic rushing out of the airport that was on fire. two explosions went off at 8:00 a.m. in the airport. scenes from a nearby metro station where at least one explosion was reported after the airport explosions. you can see emergency crews outside that metro station tending to victims. the city of brussels are in lockdown. police are telling people not to leave their homes or offices. with regard to the airport explosions, the ones that
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happened around 8:00 this morning brussels time happened in the departure area where people were getting in, getting their luggage and baggage checked. we heard from witnesses throughout the morning who made it to safety. here's one man describing what he saw. >> it was first with a small explosion. and a few seconds later, a very big explosion. and there was a lot of smoke and completely destroyed, sprinklers spraying and so on. some people laying down. >> as a result of what happened, the brussels international airport is shut down. the airport did issue an alert that operations are canceled until, at the earliest, 6:00 a.m. brussels time tomorrow. another area that is shut down,
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the entire metro system. the french/belgian border is closed as well. reporting live in the digital operations center, katy zachry, nbc 10 news. couldn't on nbc 10 and the nbc 10 app as the situation in brussels continues to develop. we'll let you know on air and online as soon as there are any new developments in brussels this morning and of course throughout the day. >> it's 6:35. now to other news. we have new information in the bill cosby case. more than a half dozen women who are suing the comedian scored a legal victory. a federal judge in philadelphia ruled in their favor aboutç letting them see legal documents from a previous case. that case involved andrea constand. the temple university pro-wempl who sued cosby in 1995. constand settled a civil lawsuit in the case. several women are suing cosby for defamation. from our jersey shore bureau, atlantic city on the brink of bankruptcy plans to shut down city hall from april
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8th to early may. closing city government would mean no pay for employees. city services like trash pickup would grind to a halt. the mayor says vital operations such as police and fire will continue. those personnel will be working for no pay. we spoke to a city volunteer at city hall who told us workers are afraid of missing a paycheck. >> i think three weeks we can take it, but after that, i think it's really bad. >> i'm worried about people who have mortgages, people who pay rent and have children. >> now all employees would get back pay once new tax revenue starts flowing into the city. state lawmakers are offering atlantic city a financial bailout but only if the city agrees to a stay takeover b. 6:36. decision 2016. more contests on tap in the presidential races. >> candidates down in the delegate count are hoping to make up some ground. this maps shows which state has
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primaries today. the democrats caucus in idaho. there's also a republican caucus in american samoa. this election season is leading to party switching by voters. >> yes, pennsylvania voters are changing party affiliations. state election figures show more than 60,000 people switch from democrat to republican since the beginning of the year. that's about twice the number who have gone the other way. we found donald trump is sometimes a motivator in this. two local voters with trump in mind are turning republican for different reasons. >> i like his brashness. i like that he's a successful businessman. i think he'll do great for this country. >> i've been a liberal voter my entire life. and he just suddenly became more terrifying to me than whoever they were nominating on the democratic side. >> independents are also switching to a party affiliation so they can vote in the primary.
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a reminder, pennsylvania and delaware hold presidential primaries on april 26th. new jersey holes theirs on june 7th. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, it is a cold start to the day. you will need the jacket when feels like winter believe it or not. it will be warmer this afternoon than yesterday. after that, a bigger warmup coming tomorrow and even for thursday. temperatures will be running 20 degrees above normal for this time of the year. the next chance of rain will be friday with showers in the forecast. 28 degrees in allentown right now, 29 in reading. west chester coming in at freezing. same thing wilmington. 35 still philadelphia. most of south jersey and delaware around freezing. millville, 24 degrees. it is a cold start there this morning. now as we go through the day today. we'll see just about mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. temperatures by lunch time around 50 degrees and by the afternoon, we're topping out in
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the mid-50s. a little bit warmer than yesterday and not nearly as gusty. a little breezy but not nearly as windy. satellite and radar, try and we'll see like this. nothing heading our way until thelç showers by the end of the week. 70s return as we go into the middle of the week and thursday, then the rain comes. there you see it friday, some showers as we end out the week. don't forget your umbrella on friday. we clear out going into the weekend. easter weekend. temperatures do start to get mild as we go into sunday. it's looking nice and dry for the easter egg hunt. sun and clouds, not as cold. we look at wednesday and thursday, 70 degrees wednesday, 73 on thursday. that's a beautiful forecast. get out and enjoy it. cooler saturday, around 60 degrees. by sunday, 67 for your easter.
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>> thank you, sheena. jessica is giving a lot of love to her peeps in new jersey. now she'll give love to the folks in pennsylvania. >> focus on 95. what are you seeing, jessica? >> not a lot of love on 95 right now. we're seeing big delays. these are cameras around 452. i wanted to show you the delay. the accident scene is just beyond one of our cameras. either way you can see a delay remaining here. headed northbound on 95, the accident is right before the commodore barry bridge over into the left lane. a few lanes blocked there. as for mass transit, we're doing okay so far. no problems or real major delays all across the board for septa, patco, d.a.r.t., new jersey transit and amtrak. route 73 around the new jersey turnpike, the off ramp for the turnpike right in here. starting to see extra traffic around the intersections and stoplights. 20 minutes before 7:00.
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we continue to get new information. the jrdaking news we're following out of brussels where more than a dozen people are dead. >> we'll break down and tell you exactly what we know. multiple explosions at brussels airport. then at metro stations. this all happened this morning. at least a dozen people are dead. and just into the newsroom, brussels police spokesman says there were deaths at a police station near european union headquarters. belgium is calling this a terror attack and it's raised its terror alert to the highest level. a live look from the airport. nbc 10's matt delucia is there talking to passengers. of course you can get the latest information on the nbc 10 app.
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6:45. breaking news. at least 13 people are dead in terror attacks in brussels. nbc news reporting four explosions rocked brussels international airport. another blast at a subway station shut down the city's metro system. authorities are telling everyone in brussels to shelter in place. paris, london and other cities in europe tightened their airport security. this new information right now, two sources are selling nbc news that at least one and possibly multiple suicide bombers were involved in the attack. the attacks apparently include who at the airport, additional attacks at a train station. locally septa's police chief tweeted that passengers should call 911 if they see anything suspicious. and there are also flights from philadelphia to belgium. all flights to and from the brussels airport are now canceled. >> nbc 10's matt delucia is live at philadelphia international airport talking to passengers. matt, what are they telling you?
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>> tracy and vai, some of them have international flights and they're not cancelling their plans. what we can tell you, we have calls out to the folks here at the airport, officials trying to find out if there's going to be increased security as a result of what's happening overseas. so far we have not heard anything back yet. i can tell you that the new york police department, the nypd is telling nbc news they are in the process of ramping up security for mass transit, bridges and tunnelsç as well as city landmarks. as tracy and vai just mentioned there's a flight from brussels to philadelphia, american airlines flight 751. that flight has been canceled as have all the flights in and out of brussels this morning. again, we've been talking with some of the passengers out here, american airlines, though, releasing this statement, first off saying we are aware of an incident at the brussels airport departure hall and are taking care of customers, employees and
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contractors. at this time, all employees and contractors are accounted for with no reported injuries. folks here in philadelphia, though, tell me they aren't too concerned right now. >> all i can say is, i'm glad we have the security that we have, you know. it's a horrible thing. >> i think we're fine here. it can happen anywhere but i think we're fine. >> reporter: as we take a live look at the international ticketing terminal here at the philadelphia international airport, again, we have not seen increased security, nothing apparent at this point. people still going to and from their flights. we do know that brussels officials have released this phone number that you're looking at at at bottom of your screen if you want information about anybody who may be over there in brussels, that number is 3202-506-47-11. again, we are trying to get more
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information from folks here, the philadelphia police department, anything happening locally. everything is business as usual in philadelphia. as soon as we get updates we'll pass them along. live at the airport, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. this is, of course, happening days after the effort of paris terror suspect salah abdeslam. >> and a new manhunt is under way for a suspect who may be linked to the paris terror attacks. investigators say they found dna belonging to najim laachraoui. he's a possible accomplice to salah abdeslam who was captured friday after four months on the run. now, these are some images that we're gathering from social media for you. people are dazed on the sidewalk. smoke coming from the explosion at the metro there in brussels. >> of course we want you to count on nbc 10 and the nbc 10 app as the situation in brussels continues to develop. we'll let you know on air and online as soon as there are any new developments in brussels and
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throughout your day. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist sheena parveen. >> well, a cold start this morning. we still have 20s and 30s on the map to start you off with. you'll want the jacket but we see a lot of sunshine now developing. big warmup in the forecast. 71s over the nes returning. no showers until the end of the week. rain by friday. 28 degrees in allentown, 29 in reading. still mid-20s in pottstown, philadelphia 35 degrees, trenton and bensalem both at freezing. wilmington and dover at 32 degrees this morning, 31 glassboro, 24 in millville this afternoon. they're warmer than yesterday. we should be around the mid-50s. tomorrow and thursday, look at that warmup. 70, 73 degrees. by friday, that's our next rain chance. we'll be dropping back down into the mid-60s. the showers will be here with it, too. for today, by lunch time, temperatures should be right around 50 degrees through the afternoon. we stay nice and dry.
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highs topping out around the mid-50s. a nice day setting up for us. not as gusty as it was yesterday. right now we're nice and dry. we don't expect our next rain chance until the end of the week. for today, though, minimum of sun and clouds, not as cold. 53 to 56 degrees for the high temperature. a breezy wind but again, not as windy as it was yesterday. tomorrow morning, we're not going to be in the 30s or freezing, we'll be around 47 degrees. a nicer start to your wednesday morning. look at the afternoon, 70 and sunny. on thursday, 73 and sunny. by friday, morning showers and into your easter weekend, saturday, a little cool, 60 degrees. by sunday looking nice and dry for the easter egg hunts in the morning, 6 for your easter. >> easter bunny is happy. thanks, sheena. let's get you updated as you're getting ready to head out the door. >> the schuylkill, jessica?
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>> the schuylkill expressway, 95, always start to go first. we are talking the schuylkill expressway first. city avenue, westbound delay towards the king of prussia area. 20 moix trip for the total drive time from the vine street expressway to the blue route. we're watching 95 right now. we're seeing red right here. this is a 17-minute drive time. average drive time is six minutes. we have an accident scene headed northbound around the commodore barry bridge. just before the bridge, we have a multivehicle accident. from naamans road to the blue route, a seven-minute trip. over in montgomery county in norristown, there's an accident scene on west main street and markly street to watch out for. that will cause delays as well. that's scheduled to about 3:30 p.m. later this afternoon. tracy? >> we continue to follow breaking news out of brussels. more than a dozen people are
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dead after suicide bombingsç a the airport and metro stations. >> we're following the latest information. we'll have a live report from nbc 10's katy zachry who's gathering the latest information. also nbc 10's matt delucia live at the airport. we'll have that coming up.
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it's the little moments that make the biggest waves. kalahari resorts & conventions the world's coolest indoor wate. for the spring break adventure of a lifetime, visit kalahariresorts.com 5:07. updating breaking news we've been following throughout the morning. a terror attack in brussels has killed multiple people there. sources are saying these were suicide bombings. >> that nugget of information you just laid out, it's brand new into your newsroom, the people possibly behind these
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deadly explosions, sources tell nbc news that at least one, possibly multiple suicide bombers were involved in the attack. the attacks include several explosions at the brussels international airport around 8:00 this morning brussels time. happened in the departure area. there are casualties there at the airport. there was at least one additional explosion at a train station near the airport after the series of airport explosions. a total of 13 people have so far been confirmed dead by nbc news. the belgian prime minister has said very recently, quote, what we feared has happened. there are many dead, many injured. stay with nbc 10 for continuing coverage on this developing story throughout the morning and the rest of the day. reporting live from the digital operations center, katy zachry, nbc 10. nbc 10's matt delucia is talking with passengers at philadelphia international airport. what's their concern? they have to be concerned this morning. >> well, vai and tracy, some of
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them say they are a little bit concerned but are continue on with their travel. i haven't talked with anybody who is cancelling plans as a result of these attacks in brussels. i've been checking in with local agencies throughout the country. septa police tweeted that the brussels attack reinforces the need to look up, speak up and say something. call 911 if you see anything suspicious. something from the d.c. metro, the metro transit, no known specific offer credible threat to the metro at this time. they will be having addi.91 canine sweeps and patrols this morning as a precaution. also in new york, the nypd telling nbc news they are in the process of ramping up security for mass transit, bridges and tunnels as well as city landmarks. as you're looking at philadelphia international airport, again, we have not seen any noticeable signs of increased security. we're working on trying to get official confirmation from anyone here at the airport as to if anything will be stepped up later on today. live at philadelphia international airport, matt delucia, nbc 10 news.
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here's some of the other stories we're following for you today. >> passengers from a diverted flight are getting help to get to dublin, ireland. they left from philadelphia last night but their plan landed in boston after a medical emergency. >> a rutgers university student at the new brunswick campus is being treated for bacterial meningitis. rutgers health officials say they're notifying anyone who had close contact with the student so they can get started on antibiotics. more than a half dozen women who are suing bill cosby for defamation scored a legal victory yesterday. a federal judge in philadelphia ruled the plaintiffs could see legal documents from a previous cosby case. >> atlantic city on the brink of bankruptcy plans to shut down city hall from april 8th to early may. that means no pay for city employees and a halt in services. the mayor says vital operations like police and fire will continue. and president obama continues his history-making trip to cuba. he'll meet with dissidents today an speak on cuban television to
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the public. good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with one last check on your morning drive. we're starting to see some of this clearing out of the way. that accident cleared on 95 approaching the commodore barry bridge. some delays remain, a 16 moirn trip northbound from naamans road to the blue route. also watching an accident on route 1 southbound between wilson drive and oxford valley road. arriving and departing flights in or out of brussels is canceled. american airlines 751 into philadelphia is canceled as well. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> beautiful conditions this morning. it is cold outside. 36 degrees at nbc 10. most of the area around freezing this afternoon. mid-50s, we stay nice and warm over the next couple of days. all right, thank you very much, sheena. get the latest information on the nbc 10 app. of course the "today" show will
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have the situation in brussels. >> live coverage continues now. >> thanks for watching. stations to reset. we'll be back with you in a second. good morning. breaking news. terror in brussels. powerful explosions rocking the airport and the city subway system overnight. reports of at least 15 people killed. dozens more injured. this morning, the chilling images from inside the airport and underground, a passengers are evacuated from train cars through darkened and smokey tunnels. a senior counter-terror official this morning telling nbc news, isis, the terror group, is likely behind the attacks. the hunt for suspects is underway today, tuesday, march 22nd, 2016. good morning, everybody. welcome to this edition of "today" on tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie

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