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>> expect delays on amtrak and septa after a deadly train crash kills two people and leaves dozens of others hurt. we're live in delaware county where investigators are on the tracks this morning searching for answers. >> and the wildcats are getting ready to take on the north carolina tar heels in tonight's ncaa championship game. and nova nation is calling on god for a favor tonight. >> we're waking up to dry morning but we are tracking some showers. we'll get your first alert forecast hour by hour. of course bill henley is standing by. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm katy zachry. thanks for joining us. 5:00 a.m. on your monday. let's get right to meteorologist bill henley in the first alert weather center. chilly out there, right? when so many want to jump into spring. >> it is chilly. in the pocono mountains, it is cold. a live view from camel back and that is snow that is falling right now. you have to look pretty close.
this is kind of dark. that's light snow falling in the pocono mountains and the temperatures have come down into the 20s in the mountains. other spots could see a few snow flakes, just a chance of that but it doesn't look like you're going to see much in the way of accumulation. there you can see the scattered snow showers that are moving into upper berks county and into lehigh county. this is not even reaching the ground. it's falling into dry air. it's evaporating. you're more likely to see snow falling as you saw on the live camera from the pocono mounta s mountains. the cold in the pocono mountains, 28 degrees. allentown, reading, pottstown, huge snow flakes won't be an issue. it's too warm. 42 degrees in wilmington is up to 43 in philadelphia. a chance of a rain shower, then we'll get a break, 56 degrees at 10:00 this morning. by 1:00 this afternoon, clouds are starting to move back in.
but look at the temperature, 64 degrees at 1:00 today with southwesterly winds, 17 miles an hour. those temperatures will take off until the rain moves in this afternoon. don't forget your umbrella. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. katy zachry is doing news this morning. so jessica boyington is handling as usual, traffic. >> that's right. we'll get it one day. thanks, bill. we'll start on 295 around the black horse pike, even through the work zone. no problems even with lane restrictions here, southbound from 38 to this point of the blackç horse pike is a 13-minu trip with average speeds into the 60s. we are moving along nicely there. we're also watching construction in medford township. a utility pole was down. also in new jersey, route 70 eastbound. that jug handle will be closed aol further notice. 30-minute delays inbound for the wilmington/newark line. sharing tracks with amtrak.
two tracks are in service today, two and three are out of service. outbound trains from center city will be operating from 30th street and university and then express to marcus hook and no outbound service from darby station to highland station. expect those 30-minute delays. >> thank you, jessica. this morning, investigators will be looking for what caused an amtrak train to collide with a backhoe in delaware county. >> experts are citing human error as a possible factor. this morning, the train is being moved from the tracks in delaware county. amtrak says it's running a normal schedule for the morning commute. septa riders could see delays on the wilmington/newark line. the train collision killed two veteran amtrak workers and sent dozens of passengers to the hospital. nbc 10's monique braxton was first on the scene of the deadly derailment yesterday morning and has been gathering new information since back on scene early this morning. she joins us now live from trainer, delaware county with the latest. monique? >> reporter: good morning to you both. i should tell you first, just
moments ago we saw an amtrak train heading north proceed through this area, although slower than normal by all appearances. overnight, we have been watching work being done on the tracks as well as that derailed train. it is moving north. the goal is to get it to 30th street station. >> we now have our second d.o.a. located at the impact site of the backhoe. >> reporter: two people were killed and more than 30 injured when amtrak's palmetto train 89 slammed into a backhoe on sunday morning. the identities of those amtrak employees killed in the collision haven't been released. delaware county medical examiner's office plans to release information after performing autopsies today. the ntsb confirmed one of the deceased was the operator of the equipment. and u.s. senator chuck schumer of new york said the other person killed was a supervisor. we're also learning they had
decades of experience. so the question this morning and now is, what happened? what caused the train carrying 348 crew members and passengers to collide with the backhoe? it's a question congressman bob brady wants answered. >> this was a communication, it had to be some type of communication failure. any time there's an issue and a problem, it does show room for concern. >> reporter: the data recorder and videotape from the locomotive that's considered valuable in this investigation have been recovered. we're working to bring you the next step in the investigation in the next half hour. in trainer, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. thank you, monique. for new developments on the deadly derailment, stay with nbc 10 on air and online with the free nbc 10 app. we have a slide show of pictures
from the crash scene, raw video plus a link to amtrak and national train schedule.ç villanova university and the main lynn are ready for a championship evening. watch parties for tonight's title game are planned for the pavilion an campus and kelly's pub in radnor township. he told us about a change that he's made. >> anybody that does come in with a big or anything like that, they will have to be checked for security purposes. >> police made eight arrests saturday night mostly for disorderly conduct. tonight, university and township police will add more officers and bomb-sniffing canines to keep the peace, win or lose. matt delucia is in houston. what are people from the class of 1985 saying about this run for championship? >> they feel the same excitement
they did three decades ago. they are hoping for another big championship win. i've been talking about the class of 1985. some of those members came down here to houston to hopefully relive history and watch that game tonight. charlie donnelly and luke nolan, two of the guys i talked with yesterday, they live in dallas, came down here for the final four. they feel this has become a giant reunion with all classes, something all of them can bound over and enjoy. later tonight they'll gather tonight to watch this team play for the national title. these two say there's something the kids of today keep asking them for. >> they want some of our t-shirts that were built in 1985. they wish they had them. the nostalgia is coming back. >> party like it's 1985, right? >> you have lacrosse gear that has villanova on it that people are dying for it right now. >> i've been looking on ebay for
some of those nostalgic items. i saw a jacket going for $300. a game ticket from that 1985 championship game for villanova/georgetown going for about $350. one wonders what the items of today will sell for 30 years from now. live in houston, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> find out in about 30 years, matt. villanova coach jay wright was named the naismith national coach of the year for the second time. jay wright will be looking for a somewhat bigger trophy tonight. be sure to watch nbc 10 tonight at 7:00 for our one hour villanova special "march to victory." 5:08 on monday morning. more than 8,000 customers across our region are still without power because of extreme weather this morning. this video shows just how powerful the winds were yesterday morning in south jersey. a trailer was actually picked up
and tossed on its side. this happened on the hammonds fair in dennisville, cape may county. several other structures on the property were also damaged. this was a piece of the storms that hit the east coast and midwest yesterday. winds gusted over 50 miles an hour in our area, bringing down trees and leveling thousands. leaving thousands without power. now in massachusetts, two people were killed after a tree fell on their car, trapping them inside. >> i heard a crash. i turned to look. it was already coming down. the lines came down with it and the car was going by. it wasn't goi%g fast, wasn't moving slow. he was just moving along. >> here's more damage from the storm. this car in philadelphia's mayfair neighborhood was crushed by a falling tree. fortunately no one was hurt. that's a really big tree. meteorologist bill henley is here with what we can expect today. >> it's going to be a breezy one
today. nowhere near as windy as what we saw over the weekend. this morning, different element. i'm tracking snow showers for parts of the area. some snow showers to start with, then rain showers due in mainly this afternoon. but there will be a few rain drops this morning, too. tonight, the rain is out of here. the cold returns a blast of cold for tomorrow morning. it will have us below freezing. below freezing in the pocono mountains. there are snow showers, dry in northeast philadelphia, 41 degrees and 47 right now in atlantic city. the wind not too strong just yet. it will be developing. the flag is at rest here, the nbc 10 studios and the clouds overhead, there are a few breaks. we'll see some sunshine, especially in delaware and south jersey. north and west, you can see the rain and snow showers that are starting things off, this very light precipitation, much of it not even reaching the ground is falling on to a warm ground. even if you don't do see snowflakes shouldn't be an issue. the first round of showers starting to move out of
northeastern pennsylvania. that will move out. this will be moving in. rain. we have seen thunderstorms in the punxsutawney area. doesn't look like thunder and lightning but we'll see a steadier rain for this afternoon. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast, calling for a damp day in the pocono mountains. the 20s and 40s later on. look at the warmup for reading and quakertown. upper 50s and low 60s. 62 in trenton with rain due in this afternoon for mount holly and at the shore you'll see some sunshine before the rain arrives. the temperatures will climb into the 60s for cape may, 70 in dover and 66 for vineland and a rainy afternoon for drexel hill, wilmington and philadelphia with readings in the 60s today. seven-day forecast, we'll talk about that cold blast for tomorrow when i'm back in ten. first day of the workweek and also the first full week of the month of april. >> that's right. all of us are anticipating spring and sadly, the weather calendar is not really cooperating with us.
>> how are roads, jessica? you have your eye on 76 this morning. >> yes, they are cooperating right now, at least we're early of course, start to see that big backup. this is the schuylkill expressway around montgomery drive. no problems in either direction at least in terms of traffic backup or construction. eastbound from center city to the blue route, vine street expressway, 13-minute trip with speeds well into the 60s right now. we're also still watching an accident scene in montgomery county out in salford on north allentown road and north county line road. out the door on 202 this morning, no problems at all. we're still in the green. as you can see, our drive times haven't budged north or south, ten minutes from route 30 to the schuylkill. updates on mass transit when i'm back in ten. >> 5:12, jessica. play ball. today is opening day for the phillies. they're getting their season started away from home. but in the next half hour, have no fear. we'll show you where you can cheer on with philly fans from throughout the area.
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autopsies will be done today on the two amtrak workers killed on collision. they were on a backhoe working on the tracks when the train hit them. investigators were trying to figure out why the workers were on an active train track. decision 2016, nbc news learned the presidential campaigns of both donald trump and ted cruz are working on the same thing. >> that's right. that's to block rival john kasich from the ballot at the republican national convention. this latest report suggests the two leading gop candidates are preparing for a contested convention in cleveland this july. trump spoke about kasich while campaigning in milwaukee yesterday. >> kasich shouldn't be allowed to continue and the rnc shouldn't allow him to continue. and kasich has moreç of an impt on me than he does cruz. >> as for kasich, he said he hopes there will be a contested republican convention. here's how the republican race stands heading into tomorrow's wisconsin primary.
trump leads the 749 delegates. he's followed by ted cruz with 468. kasich is in third place with 143. now, 1,237 delegates are needed to win the gop nomination. and in the democratic race for the white house, front-runner hillary clinton will campaign in our area in philadelphia on wednesday. >> her visits comes just a few weeks before the pennsylvania primary on april 26th. clinton's opponent bernie sanders told supporters he's the candidate to beat donald trump. >> if democrats want to make sure that a donald trump does not end up in the white house, which would be an unmitigated disaster for our country, you are looking at the strongest democratic candidate. >> sanders repeated his criticism of hillary clinton for not releasing transcripts of her speeches to wall street. checking the delegate count for the democrats, hillary
clinton leeds with nearly 1,700 so far. bernie sanders has just over 1,000. 2,383 delegates are needed to win the democratic nomination. be sure you have the nbc 10 app. of course, we have an entire section devoted to decision 2016 including the updated delegate count and news about each candidate. 5:18 and today the head of nato visits the white house. president obama will host secretary general yen saltonburg. they're expected to discussion the fight against isis and nato's role in handling the refugee crisis in europe. the morning continues in pakistan for the victims of a suicide bombing on easter sunday. hundreds of people held a candle light vigil at a park in the city of lahore last night. the attack in that part killed 75 people. a group linked to the taliban took credit saying it targets christians but muslims were also
killed. health officials are trying to stomp out the zika virus as we quickly approach mosquito season. the new jersey department of health is spearheading a campaign to educate people about the risks of zika. the zap zika campaign heads to cumber lunn couldn cumberland county today. new jersey lawmakers concerned about lead in drinking water will take a closer look at the state's aging infrastructure. the state assembly environmental committee meets this afternoon. officials shut off water fountains in 30 school buildings. a week-long series was aired called "living with lead." on nbc10.com, see what parents need to know about lead in their homes. it is 5:19. first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington is here with a look at the roosevelt boulevard.
>> what are you seeing out there? >> vai and katy, we spoke too soon. we do have an accident scene on the northbound side on the boulevard right around 9th street. it is far away from our camera position here. you can see all of those flashing lights. the good news is you do see cars moving by the scene right now. there are some lane ç restrictions. we will have all of the details for you as soon as we get them. for now, we just know an accident scene here. police activity on the scene on the northbound side of the boulevard right around 9th street. we're also watching 30-minute delays inbound for the newark wilmington line although they have resumed regular weekday service for this morning and they're sharing tracks with amtrak. tracks two and three are out of service. only two tracks moving today, making those delays 30 minutes. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 5:20 this morning. temperatures have been coming down but still in the 40s in philadelphia with clouds
overhead. dry so far in the city but that is a different story, north and west. 43 degrees at philadelphia international. look at the snow falling, very light snowflakes. the view from camel back. snow showers to the north. they'll be moving out. fortunately the temperatures are above freezing. even if you see a snowflake in pottstown or doylestown, it's not going to last. in camden county, we're mainly in the low 40s, haddonfield dropped to 38 degrees. dropping from the sky, north and west, that's where you can see the wet weather, dry in camden, gloucester counties. these showers eventually will be spreading across the area during the afternoon hours. you'll see spotty, light rainfall in the reading area. it's a rain/snow mix for allentown. you may not see anything on the ground as very dry air it's falling into. it's now starting to break up even in the mountains. the chance of snow will be decreasing rapidly this morning. then the rain to the west, that will be moving in this afternoon.
rain arrives during the day today. mainly this afternoon. breezy, a southwesterly wind with gusts of 30 miles an hour will boost temperatures before the rain starts into the 60s for philadelphia, delaware and south jersey. it stays chillier north and west. here comes the cold. everything clears out tonight. the temperatures plummet and the wind will be blowing. 30 degrees may feel like it's closer to 20 tomorrow morning thanks to the gusty winds. just 47 degrees tomorrow afternoon. what a plunge from the 60s today. then a bit of a rebound for wednesday. 55 into the low 60s with rain due in, again on thursday. then another round of cold, windy on friday. chilly for saturday, 32 in the morning, 46 in the afternoon. even a bit colder sunday morning. >> thank you, bill. 22 minutes past 5:00 a.m. this monday morning. 43 degrees outside. villanova's march to victory goes on. matt delucia is live in houston where the wildcats take on the
news. susan? >> good morning to you, katy. that's right. more flights are arriving on time and airlines are losing fewer bags. but passengers are still complaining about their travel. the department of transportation says complaintses jumped 34% to the highest level in 16 years and their top frustration, cancellations and delays. discount carriers spirit and frontier getting the brunt of the complaints. most complaints are frontier saying that more passengers tend to lodge complaints directly with the airline and those numbers are actually down they say so far. wall street by the way looking to add to last week's gains, futures are pointing higher at this point, the dow, the nasdaq and the s&p rising for six out of the past seven weeks with the dow and the s&p sitting at their highest level of the year. today, looking for data on factory orders and the dow is a recap of friday, rising 107
this is nbc 10 news. and while you were sleeping the train involved in the deadly derailment has been moved. but septa and amtrak riders could still be affected this morning. the villanova wildcats are fighting for the ncaa college basketball title and now it is time to seize the moment and pounce on the tar heels. and a countdown of a different counted is on in atlantic city. we'll tell you why some new jersey democratic lawmakers say they're ready to allow a state takeover in ac. good morning and welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm katy zachry. >> i'm vai sikahema. we're a couple weeks into spring. it sure doesn't feel like spring. >> not at all. >> there's snow in the poconos. is that stuff man-made? ç >> it's real stuff. this is the