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nbc 10 news starts now. right now on "nbc 10 news today," investigators have been working through the night to get the tracks ready for the morning commute after a deadly train
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derailment yesterday. nearly 24 hours later we're still working to learn more about the two people who were killed and why they were on the tracks. marching to victory. villanova competes for the national title tonight. we're live in houston, talking excitement, what to watch for in tonight's game and how you can get involved right here at home. and look closely. your eyes are not deceiving you. that is spring snow in the poconos and not manmade as vai so nicely pointed out as well as bill henley. a live look from our camera at camelback mountain. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today," i'm katy zachry. >> i'm vai sikahema. we have snow there. we have rain later this afternoon. we have pamela osborne who's at the ballpark. >> right, right. >> good thing they're on the road. bill henley is here with the forecast. what do you make of it? >> we have rain coming in this afternoon, even though we're starting to see breaks in the
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clouds. as we're getting closer to sunrise, we're seeing a sliver of the moon. the clouds will break. the sunshine will not last all day. we're tracking a few sprinkles in some of the suburbs with some showers, scattered light showers for the reading area and allentown and farther to the north. the snow not looking impressive. that is snow in northeastern pennsylvania and northern new jersey. that will keep heading east. cold in the mountains but well above freezing for allentown, reading and pottstown. 42 degrees in philadelphia. that's our starting point. we're see a big warmup before the heavier, steadier rainfall arrives during the day today. a scattered shower first thing this morning. by 11:00, 60 degrees as southwesterly winds develop and we'll be in the middle 60s at 2:00 on the verge of some rain moving into philadelphia. we'll go through the forecast neighborhood by neighborhood when i'm back in ten minutes to show you when that rainç will moving into your area. jessica boyington right now is watching your first alert
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traffic. >> we're doing a quick update on the roosevelt boulevard, these cameras around 9th street. the accident cleared out of the way. on the northbound side we had an accident in outer lanes. they are clear again. to newark service for septa is running again on a regular weekday schedule. but we are dealing with at least 30-minute delays headed inbound, also partially because amtrak and septa are sharing tracks. tracks two and three are out of that service this morning. no outbound service from darby station to highland station and outbound trains will operate from 30th to university and express to marcus hook. a few minutes after 6:00 a.m. this morning, the train involved in the deadly derailment has been moved from the tracks. >> the train hit a piece of construction equipment yesterday morning, killing two amtrak workers and hurting others that were on the train. nbc 10's monique braxton is live for us in trainer, delaware county this morning with the latest. monique, what can you tell us?
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>> reporter: in the past two hours we've been watching activity on the tracks in trainer. we have seen three amtrak trains come through. we've also seen two septa trains passing by. we've been watching the repairs overnight. the goal is to lessen the disruptions in the morning commute. >> we now have our second d.o.a. located at the impact sight of the backhoe. >> reporter: a sad announcement yesterday with, learning two people were killed and more than 30 injured when amtrak's pal metmet toe train 89 slammed into a backhoe. 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.
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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 with amtrak. questions this morning, what happened? what caused the train carrying 348 crew members and passengers to collide with the backhoe on the tracks? 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, an accident, it does showroom for concern. >> we were sleeping and we woke up to a big boom and smoke. >> it really felt like an earthquake. >> reporter: passengers told us they saw smoke and debris flying. an ntsb investigator says the data recorder and videotape from the locomotive that's considered valuable in this investigation have been recovered. chester city's mayor plans to hold a press conference in just
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a few hours this morning. coming up next, in the next 30 minutes, we'll have details about what he's offering and what he wants to know. live for now in trainer, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. we'll see you then. we have continuing coverage on the nbc 10 app. click on the story when you open the app for more pictures, video and amtrak and train schedule. now another accident involving amtrak sent one person to the hospital last night inç bucks county. officials say a person was hit by a train near the cornwall heights station in bensalem. amtrak says the train was heading from harrisburg to new york when the person was hit around 7:30 sunday night. no word on the victim's condition or why that person was on the tracks. amtrak says service has resumed through that area. it is 6:06 on your monday. victory within reach. villanova players and fans can almost taste it. >> the wildcats hit the hardwood to take the national title for
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the first time since 1985. nbc 10's matt delucia is live in houston, texas this morning. they won 34 games this year so far. the next one is the most important. >> it is the most important, vai and katy. one more game. that is it. villanova's been considered the underdog by many and consider this, something to think about, north carolina has beaten villanova five out of six meetings in the ncaa tournament. what a time to turn that around, right? so how do the fans respond to that? well, they go to church. take a look here. this is one of the events where fans and alumni have been able to meet up. a mass was held yesterday morning at the team hotel just a few hours after that big win against oklahoma on saturday. some of the fans that i've been speaking with say it's all about believing in the possibility. a lot of people wrote off the wildcats in recent days, not expecting them to pull off the wins they did. now there's only one opponent left. >> the team's attitude is we're
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not done yet. they really aren't. i think they've kind of shocked everybody. after the last two years of losing within the first few rounds, it's exciting that kind of shocking everybody's brackets, breaking them. >> a lot of busted brackets. how about this, espn's bracket challenge people submit online march madness brackets only 6.5% picked villanova to advance to the championship game. 1.6 predicted tonight would be a matchup between villanova and north carolina and 2.6% of brackets have villanova as the national champion. we will see what happens later tonight. as you've heard, some of the their faith to get them through this time. live in houston this morning, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. all right, matt, thank you. don't forget to show us your nova nation pride. share your pictures with us on twitter, instagram and facebook. tag us and we'll share your picture. use the #nova nation.
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>> there you go right there. >> yes. >> we're making it easy for you on how to show your team spirit. head over to the nbc 10 app where you can download and prn this the full-size villanova sign. all right there. >> i need one, too. at the end of the show we'll both have one. we're getting ready for tonight's game with an hour-long "march to victory" special with john clark, keith jones and matt delucia, all live in houston. that's right here, 7:00, right here on nbc 10. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> i've got signs, too, signs of cold weather. i'm tracking snow showers to start with today. but before the real cold arrives in philadelphia, we'll see a warmup today with rain showers. tonight, though, the cold blast comes in. temperatures plummet overnight tonight. right now, 40 degrees. light rain falling in reading. philadelphia, clouds, breaks in the clouds. cape may is at 50 degrees.
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and aájtt warmup during the day. clouds in the distance, the view from the comcast center. we'll get sunshine to start with in philadelphia. tracking scattered light showers. there's the rain falling in the reading area. snow showers they're to the north but heading to the east. almost done for the pocono mountains. northern new jersey seeing some steadier snow showers and to the west, that's the rain that's going to be arriving during the morning for some areas but not a lot of rain. 11:00 this morning, scattered showers north and west. 60 degrees in philadelphia. the temperatures with winds kicking in will warm into the middle 60s for philadelphia. rain will keep temperatures cooler north and west. the rain showers drop the temperatures in the philadelphia area just in time for the evening commute. that's when the rain will be falling. it will keep moving. in fact, it will move out of here tonight and by tomorrow morning, the temperatures will plunge from the 30s into the 20s and low 30s to start with. i'll track that colder weather
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with the seven day when i'm back in ten minutes. all right, bill, thank you. jessica boyington joins us with a look at 95 at this hour. >> jessica, what are you seeing out there. >> we're actually doing okay. we're starting to see some of that volume increase heading towards the center city area. you can see the drive times in total. haven't really increased yet. a 16-minute trip southbound from the woodhaven road to the vine street expressway. i imagine in the next 15 minutes better. construction on route 70 eastbound around main street. that jug handle is also closed, vai. >> thank you, jessica. five villanova seniors, 22 hours on the road, all inside one rv. can't smell good. >> this is pretty gross but it's a lot of fun.
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>> we'll introduce you to the self-proclaimed rv cats. play ball. it's opening day and we're live at citizens bank park giving you a preview of the phillies upcoming season.
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welcome back pap 6:15. in the last few hours, the train involved in a deadly derailment in delaware county has been removed from the tracks. two experienced amtrak workers on a backhoe were killed when the train hit them yesterday morning. federal investigators are looking at a data recorder and two cameras for clues about what went wrong. ple amtrak is on its normal schedule today. there could be residual delays on the acela express and
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northeast regional lines. septa resumed service on its newark/wilmington line but says those travelers can expect up to 30-minute delays this morning. turning down to decision 2016. nbc news has learned the presidential campaigns of both donald trump and ted cruz are working on the same thing. >> 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. polls show cruz leading trump. in the democratic race, front-runner hillary clinton will campaign in philadelphia on wednesday, just a few weeks before the pennsylvania primary on april 26th. be sure you have the nbc 10 app. we have an entire section devoted solely to decision 2016, including the updated delegate count and news about each of the candidates. 6:16.
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fortunately things are warming up out there on the weather front. jessica will give us an update on the road conditions, right? >> what are you seeing ouvç there, i-76, schuylkill. >> yes, the schuylkill expressway right now, doing okay. we're starting to see delays around the conshohocken curve area. you can see all traffic moving along, even though this area usually jams up first because it is two lanes eastbound from the blue route to the vine street expressway is a 16-minute trip, average speeds starting to go down, though. we are into the 40s now. again, it was the conshohocken curve. it's slower headed towards center city. also on route 73 in berlin, new jersey, not any problems in sight, right around taughten avenue. tracks two and three are out of service. with one and four only operating, we are seeing delays.
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outbound trains from center city will operate to center city and then express to marcus hook. now your first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 22 minutes before sunrise. we'll see some sunshine in the city to start with. delaware, south jersey will also get sunshine. you can see scattered clouds. this is the view from here at the nbc 10 studios. those clouds will bring us rain later in the day for philadelphia. the temperatures will be warmer by then. right now, 42 degrees, but the winds will kick in out of the southwest. we'll warm in the 60s today. different story in the pocono mountains. those are snowflakes falling. light snowfall at camel back. a dusting on the roof there. the snow will be heading out. temperatures in the pocono mountains will be warming, too. 27 degrees in mount pocono, well above freezing for allentown, pottstown and reading. the snow showers starting the morning off in the pocono mountains pushing to the east.
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so the south, that's rain in berks county, moving into upper montgomery and bucks county, a light shower, most likely this morning north and west. while sunshine breaks through the clouds for delaware and south jersey to start with. eventually rain arrives for everyone. that happens this afternoon in philadelphia. a breezy day and it's the winds that will warm us up before the rain moves in. we'll be in the 60s today. nowhere near it tomorrow. cold to start with and windy, too. 31 degrees will feel like it's in the 20s to start with. 47 in the afternoon. partly sunny, warmer on wednesday and warmer, though we'll get rain on thursday. high of 61 degrees. but don't get used to that milder temperature. temperatures going right back down as we're heading into the weekend with cold winds blowing saturday into send. >> thank you, bill. strong thunderstorms may be to blame for the fire that destroyed a historic church in cumberland county. skyforce 10 was over the mt. pleasant united methodist church in millville. high winds yesterday morning
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knocked down a tree which brought down power lines that may have sparked that fire. nbc 10 was also at ground level as firefighters put out some hot spots. we're told fire cruise were able to save the church's social hall. no one was hurt. investigators are looking for the official cause of the fire. it is 6:20 and 49 degrees in atlantic city. new at 6:00, a fire that rekindled overnight at newark's liberty airport, forced hundreds of people to evacuate the terminal for a second time in just three hours. the port authority says the first fire broke out in a boiler room just after 1:00 this morning. about 200 people headed inside for safety. that fire was put under control but a short timeç later, flame rekind rekindled, forcing the second evacuation. fortunately, no one was hurt. it is just ten minutes before 6:30 on your monday. 30 years later, villanova is back in the championship game. >> coming up, we're talking ticket prices. the low price we fond tickets
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selling for and how they compare to tickets for other championship games. plus, a live picture from villanova's campus this morning. all is quiet there now but expect that to really change by tonight. it is 40 degrees right now in the delaware county campus.
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a burlington county native is competing on the knockout round of "the voice." he's on team adam. watch "the voice" mondays and tuesdays at 8:00 right here on nbc 10. villanova coach jay wright has new hardware. yesterday he was named the naismith national coach of the year for the second time in his
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career. he'll be looking for a bigger trophy later this evening. there's little doubt villanova university and the main line are ready for a championship evening. watch parties are planned for the pavilion on campus and at local pubs like kelly's tavern in radnor township. kelly's manager expects a packed house just like for the final four. he told us about a little change he's made. >> anybody that does come in with a bag or anything like that will have to be checked for security purposes. >> police made eight arrests on saturday night, mostly for disorderly conduct. tonight university and township police will add more officers and bomb-sniffing canines to help keep the peace, win or lose. don't forget to follow us on instagram, search nbc philadelphia and tag us with your photos that we might repost. hey, everyone, good morning, it's jessica boyington with an update on your first alert
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traffic. we are watching the blue route around the germantown pike on ramp. no real problems or delays. brake lights heading around the curve right there. otherwise we're doing okay. we are starting to see delays in some of our majors. we'll cover those in the next couple of minutes. right now, a check on today's forecast. >> check this out. this is a view from skyforce 10. 34 degrees at 6:26. there are clouds that will be in and out during the morning hours, eventually they take over. let me just say you might need your umbrella later today. we have rain moving in. we'll take you through it hour by hour, just ahead. i'm nbc 10's monique braxton live in trainer. it appears the derailed train has been moved and amtrak, septa and acela service has been restored near the derailment site. we'll update you on the investigation after the break. i'm matt delucia, live in houston. following the villanova wildcats on the march to victory. tonight is the night, one more
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game in that stadium behind me. we're talking with fans, next.
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nbc 10 news starts now. it's 6:30 on a monday morning. you can expect delays. amtrak is operating trains today but as the investigation into a deadly derailment near chester continues, both amtrak and septa are going to be impacted today. we all know this chan the, fight for villanova, fight for victory. a live look at nrg stadium in houston which will be filled with villanova energy later tonight as the wildcats take on the tar heels in the national championship. >> if you don't know it, with you will know it, right, katy? good morning, everyone. if you're waking up in the poconos, you're waking up to spring snow showers.
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for the rest of us, we will see some rain. i'm vai sikahema. >> i'm katy zachry. 6:30, thanks for joining us on "nbc 10 news today." this is probably one time we all agree rain is a good thing as opposed to the alternative. >> the phillies are out of town, first of all. rain arriving this afternoon shouldn't be a problem. we'll get sunshine before the rain moves into the city. this is a live view from the 3prq&lon bank building in cente city. 41 degrees. and the snow that you showed in the pocono mountains is light snow falling in camelback. you can see it hasn't even covered the roof there. the snow is tapering off and will be ending the snow showers only an issue first thing this morning and really not much of an issue as it's dry air it's following into. rainfall in upper montgomery and bucks county. we've seen it moving through the reading area. dry in philadelphia. that changes as the day goes on. 30s and 40s, we'll warm into the
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50s and 60s this afternoon. hour hour by hour forecast is calling for a few scattered showers, especially north and west at 8:00. 49 degrees. look at the warmup, those winds out of southwest kick in and push us out of the 60s. once it moves in, the temperatures start coming down. neighborhood by neighborhood forecast when i'm back in ten minutes. first, let's check in on jessica boyington, see how the traffic is moving. >> we're watching the 42 freeway in deptford, new jersey around route 41. right here are the northbound lanes. that's what's headed toward the philadelphia area. we still have a five-minute drive time from 55 to the walt whitman bridge. there is a fallen tree in cheltenham champion between new 2nd street and meeting house road. mass transit, running on a regular weekday schedule for the wilmington/newark line for septa but they're sharing tracks with amtrak past the scene. only tracks one and four are in
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service. we're dealing with 30-minute delays. more details in the next ten. vai? 6:33 this morning. that train involved in the deadly derailment has been moved from the tracks. >> also today we're expecting to learn more about the two amtrak workers who were killed when that train hit a piece of construction equipment yesterday. nbc 10's monique braxton is live for us in trainer, delaware county where know neek you've been following this story since it happened first thing yesterday from the overnight hours into now, right? >> that's right. i can tell you we've been monitoring activity here near the derailment site overnight and we have now seen amtrak trains, including the acela and septa trains headed into both directions. the derailed train has been moved north, we're being told it's at 30th street station. >> then it was a fire, then the windows bursted out. some people were cut up. >> reporter: passengers shared the frightening moments when amtrak's palmetto train slammed into a backhoe, killing two and
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injuring 35 sunday morning. delaware county's medical examiner plans to release the identities of the workers after the autopsies today. we have confirmed one of the deceased was the operator of the equipment. the other person killed was a supervisor, both had decades of experience. chester's mayor kirkland will  hold a press conference in a few hours to provide an update on the passengers injured. he will also detail efforts the city of chester will make to assist those affected and highlight city resources that may be used during amtrak and the ntsb's investigation. we ask investigators what caused the train carrying 348 crew members and passengers to collide with the backhoe. >> as part of our investigation we will be looking at the track structure and the work that was performed at the time of the accident. as of now we have recovered the event data recorder. the çforward-facing video and e
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inward-facing video from the locomotive. >> reporter: now, the ntsb says they will examine the event data recorder at the laboratory in washington. they'll also look at how fast the train was going when it passed through trainer. live for now, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. monique, thank you. this is the second deadly amtrak crash in our area in just the past year. you'll remember eight people were killed when this train derailed in philadelphia's port richmond neighborhood. more than 200 people were hurt in that may 12th derailment. amtrak train 188 was traveling at more than twice the posted speed limit when it hit a curve in the tracks and crashed. since then, amtrak installed positive train control along the northeast corridor. it's a system that can automatically slow down a train if it's going too fast. we have continuing coverage on the nbc 10 app. click on the story when you first open the app for more pictures, video and amtrak's train schedule.
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an amtrak train was involved in another deadly crash yesterday. >> that train collided with a car in northern illinois and officials say the vehicle drove around the crossing gates and was then hit by the train. one person was killed, none of the passengers or crew on the train were hurt. 6:36. this monday morning, marching to victory. the wildcats are so close to being the national champs. >> we can taste it. >> yes. there's one more game to go, though. >> tonight's game is the first time nova played in the national championship since 1985. nbc 10's matt delucia is live for us in houston, texas this morning. you know that so well and you've been rubbing shoulders with people for the last few days. you know that all too well, right? >> a lot of people have been waiting a long time for this. 31 years since that national championship and that game, the last time they made that appearance there. villanova is a catholic university. of course it doesn't come as any surprise that a lot of the fans,
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students and alumni who are here in houston for the final four went to mass yesterday morning and it was a packed house. take a look at this. this was in the hotel ball room where the team is staying. father peter donahue led the team, their families and everyone in prayer. they all sung the alma mater. one last major gathering before the big night. >> we've all come together and the team and the coaches, they're kind, they're humble. i think they deserve to go all the way. >> are you praying for a win? >> i don't think you're allowed to pray for a win, are you? we all have cute little prayers once in a while. absolutely even though it's probably not what i'm supposed to say. >> reporter: and the fans keep thinking about the possibility that this team will return to villanova as national champions. wildcats and tar heels, later tonight at nrg stadium in houston. reporting live with the wildcats, matt delucia, nbc 10
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news. >> thank you, matt. hate to tell matt write was in 1985. i was a college senior. matt delucia is part of our team we have in houston bringing you the most complete coverage of nova's march to victory. nbc 10's keith jones, an alum. also john clark, he's there as well. make sure you're watching tonight at 7:00. from our jersey shore bureau now, a group of democratic lawmakers say they're ready to vote on a bill that would allow the state to take over atlantic city. several new jersey assembly!o co members sent a letter to speaker vincent prieto urging him to put the bill up for a vote. if it's gnat past, they worry city workers would stop getting paid. atlantic city could also face bankruptcy without a state takeover. prieto opposes the measure because it would allow the state to end collective bargaining agreements. the europe ons have told atlantic city mayor don guardian they will wait four weeks to get
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paid. here's don guardian on a local radio station. >> it amounts to a one-month paycheck instead of a paycheck every two weeks. what that does, is it helps us immediately, next week, with the necessary shut down which does not have to occur. >> guardian says it's not a long-term solution but it will buy them some time to get the funding needed to keep the city running. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. >> 6:39. temperatures in the low 40s in philadelphia. i'm tracking some showers. snow showers in the pocono mountains but rain showers will be due into philadelphia this afternoon. before they get here, dusty winds will warm us up today. then the winds shift and a cold blast coming tonight and tomorrow. 20s in the pocono mountains, light snow there. very light snow, we've been
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watching the scene in the pocono mountains. while in philadelphia, just have breaks in the clouds, a few clouds that are dry. this is the view from here at the nbc 10 studios. eventually the showers will arrive for everyone. so far, it's just spotty light rain showers in berks county and bucks county. the snow to the north, that's going to be moving to the east. even in the pocono mountains we'll get rain. the rain you can see through pennsylvania into ohio may give cincinnati some early afternoon showers but i think it clears out for the phillies game on opening day. 60 degrees right now in philadelphia. that's where we'll be at 11:00 with scattered showers during the day. then here comes the rain as we go into the afternoon hours. that will drop temperatures later today. seven-day forecast with the timing of the cold when i'm back in ten. all right, thank you, bill. 20 minutes before 7:00 this monday morning. looks like three's police activity on 295, jess. >> things are picking up out there, right at this hour? >> we have an accident scene on
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the northbound side of route 95 at 73. you can see a few vehicles involved. a vehicle on the right-hand shoulder, another one up ahead. the accident scene primarily into the left-hand shoulder. police activity on the scene. another vehicle also on the southbound side where we normally see volume approaching the philadelphia area. that's just over into the shoulder. we're seeing more of a gaper delay moving by the scene, including normal morning rush hour volume. medford township, keeping it in new jersey, yew till pole is down causing emergency construction on route 70 eastbound around main street. that jug handle is closed. mass transit dealing with 30-minute delays inbound for the wilmington/newark line for septa. they are running on a regular weekday schedule and sharing tracks with amtrak which is partially why they are seeing big delays. katy. >> jessica, thank you. 6:41 and 49 degrees in
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wilmington, delaware. tonight when villanova and unc take the court for the national championship game,ç it's more than just a game for two players and their parents. >> who else is there to beat than someone in your household. >> a battle of the brothers. you're taking a live look at citizens bank park. baseball is back today where you can celebrate opening day as phillies fans since the game is out of town.
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for us inside citizens bank park with all of those details. hi, pamela. >> good morning. we kind of wanted to give you a preview of what's going on today. first and foremost, you're supposed to wear your phillies hat today. joining me live is michael harris with the phillies. just want to take a moment to point something out. no one has an excuse. everyone has to wear one. this is a phillies/villanova hat right now. >> happy opening day. good morning. >> happy opening day to you as well. tell me a little bit about what we have going on today. >> a lot going on today, the phillies and villanova tonight. there's a league wide, nationwide initiative to encourage baseball fans all across the country to wear a baseball hat in honor of opening day. it's called caps on. if you take a picture of yourself and post it to social media with the #capson, you'll be eligible to win prizes from the phillies and major league baseball.
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there will also be street teams giving away hats. >> talk to me about the xfinity center live event at 3:00 p.m. what can people expect? >> if you can sneak out of work early, we have a great party at xfinity live. we'll be celebrating the game which starts at 4:00. the ball girls will be there, there will be food and drink specials, free gifts, merchandise, free tickets to our home opener, which is a week from today. they have a huge 32-foot screen you can enjoy the game on and it will be a lot of fun. hopefully people can sneak out and enjoy it. >> we certainly look forward to that. thank you so much. see you later. you heard it mentioned, the pregame show on april 11th next week, starts at 2:00 in the afternoon, followed by the first pitch at 3:00, all right here on
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nbc 10. 6:47 and 43 degrees in the philadelphia area. a live look at villanova's campus as the wildcats get ready to march to victory tonight in the championship game. pretty quiet on campus right now. that will change throughout the day, if it's anything like what we saw on saturday leading up to the game. you might think it would cost villanova fans a small fortune to see the game tonight in houston. >> not so much. tickets to the title game were selling on the secondary market for as low as, get this, 52 bucks. according to seat geek. get ahold of those five guys that are down there from nova in the rv. the price is up to 55 bucks. that's still about four times less than the cheapest ticket to last year's championship game. the average ticket costs around $317. it looks like the ultimate road trip. >> yes, it does. some villanova seniors who rolled dunn to houston on sweet
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wheels are still in search of game tickets for tonight's title game. they should search online. >> 55 bucks. >> take a look at that. that was their ride, an rv. that's how they made stops at duke universityç in new orlean on their way ho houto houston. they don't have clean clothes, haven't got much sleep at all. they say, no problem. only problem is they done the have seats for tonight's game. they started an instagram, rv cats. >> we're calling ourselves instagram slebcelebrities. >> the rv cats are hoping a generous nova alum or anyone with an internet connection will heed their call and pitch in to help them get tickets. this is a great story. really one that as parents, how could you choose, right? these kids are childhood friends, turned brothers. >> they'll be squaring off when villanova plays north carolina for the national championship
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tonight. chris jenkins plays for the wildcats, nate britt is on the tar heels. the two met as 10-year-olds playing competitive basketball in the washington, d.c. area. nine years ago, britt's parents became jenkins' legal guardians. jenkins says the whole thing feels like a script out of hollywo hollywood. there's more on the brothers on the nbc 10 app. we're getting you ready for tonight's game with an hour-long victory special. keith jones, john clark and matt delucia are all live in houston. that special begins at 7:00, right here on nbc 10. now your nbc 10 first alert weather with meteorologist bill henley. ten minutes before 6:00. keeping an eye on the wind today. not much to start with but a strong wind will develop to warm things up. really not all that cold. 42 degrees in philadelphia. a chilly start yes but we'll be in the 60s this afternoon before rain moves in. you'll see some sunshine, too. this is the view from
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wilmington, frawley stadium, opening day on thursday. i have my mr. celery hat ready, just in case. rain is due in on thursday, i'm afraid. we will see rain move into our area as these temperatures climb into the 60s today for philadelphia. north and west, though, a little bit cooler. we're already seeing clouds and a few scattered showers. there's been a mix of rain and snow showers to the north. rain showers in reading and light at that. the snow will be moving out. only an issue first thing this morning. it's light in the pocono mountains. the wind boosting our temperatures. stronger at the shore and going stronger during the day today. a big warmup before rain arrives. most of the rain due in this afternoon for philadelphia, delaware and south jersey. areas north and west, we'll see showers this morning. a breezy day. 60s today. don't get used to it. cold tomorrow.
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we'll drop down to 31. it will feel like it's in the 20s thanks to the wind that will be with us through the day on tuesday. warmer after a cold start on wednesday. here comes the rain which may be an issue for opening day in wilmington. 61 degrees thursday, friday the showers come to an end. another round of cold this weekend. >> all right, bill, thank you. a few minutes before 7:00 a.m. on your monday. let's get a check of your morning commute. >> jessica, you have another update on that situation on 295. >> we're seeing more delays on 295 in the opposite direction. so right now we're watching an accident scene headed northbound. a little bit of a delay approaching the scene. traffic moving along nicely by it. we have the left-hand shoulder and the right-hand shoulder blocked with pieces of this accident scene and the southbound side really seeingç gaper delay. this is 295 at church road around route 73. also, a fallen tree in cheltenham township between township line road, new 2nd
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about four minutes before 7:00 a.m. time now to get a check on the stories you need to know about as you start your morning. >> first alert meteorologist bill henley is tracking showers and jessica boyington is watching your commute. >> matt delucia is live in houston where the villanova wildcats are playing in a national championship tonight.
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first, let's start with monique braxton in trainer, delaware county, with an update on the deadly train derailment. >> the derailed train has now been moved to 30th street station. two veteran amtrak employees were killed yesterday morning when the train slammed into their equipment on the track. delaware county's medical examiner plans to release the identities of those workers after the autopsies are performed today. chester's mayor will hold a press conference in just a couple of hours to provide an update on the passengers injured. the ntsb says they will examine the event data recorder. for more information to determine exactly what went wrong. for now in trainer, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. amtrak is back on its normal schedule today. there could be residual delays on the acela express and regional northeast rail lines.
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septa says travelers could expect delays up to 30 minutes today. i'm matt delucia, live in houston, following the villanova wildcats on the march to victory. one more game here tonight at nrg stadium. take a look at how the fans and alumni have been getting ready in houston. they had a prayer session yesterday, a mass. this is villanova's third trip to the national championship game, the first since 1985. some of the alumni from that class are watching all of this, hoping for a lot of victory. only 6% had nova in the championship game. only 2.6% had the wildcats winning it all. we wait and watch. live in houston, matt delucia, nbc 10 news. >> nbc 10 is your home for all things villanova. we are bringing you a win-hour march to victory special tonight starting at 7:00. keith jones, john clark, matt delucia all live in houston with keys to the game and all the excitement in nova nation.
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that's tonight, 7:00 right here on nbc 10. hey, everyone, good morning. one last check on your morning drive. 295 around church road, we're watching it for an accident scene. big delays on the schuylkill right around city avenue. bridges are doing okay but we have a scheduled opening on the burlington bristol for 7:05. we're seeing 30-minute delays for septa and amtrak. tracks two and three are out of service. only two tracks moving along. >> clouds are moving in but look at the sun coming up this morning. the temperatures will come up, too. in fact, we're getting a typical start for this time of year, for early april. 42 degrees right now with an easterly wind at just 3 miles an hour. the wind will really be picking up as the day goes on. that's northeast philadelphia. also at 42 degrees. warmer than yesterday. but don't forget xóur umbrella. rain moving in later this morning and this afternoon. >> unc a slight favorite.
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go, nova. tune in tonight, 7:00 right here. >> didn't realize i wore a blue dress. >> blue dress. >> blue dress p. good luck, nova! a rities investigating why a piece of construction equipment was on an active track when a amtrak train slammed into it and derailed. >> hard thud. >> passengers injuries. wisconsin, wisconsin, wisconsin. the battle in the badger state shaping up to be crucial, especially for the republicans. >> tuesday is a decision

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