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doing okay, 2 minutes eastbound from valley forge to route 1. the right lane is closed on the westbound side between delaware valley and bensalem. no delays because of that right now. there's also an accident in franconia on allentown road and wambold road. watch for that. now to decision 2016 and election day is here. it's been a long road but we are now less than 90 minutes away from the first polls opening in our region. voters in new jersey will be the first to cast their ballot starting at 6:00 this morning. an hour later, polls open in pennsylvania and delaware. polls at all three states close at 8:00 tonight. donald trump and hillary clinton are officially done campaigning. >> today they will each vote and wait with the nation to learn who will be the next president of the united states. rosemary connors is here and what the two candidates will do. >> they have big parties planned for their supporters tonight. that means plenty of security.
a heavy police presence has taken over new york city. there's a massive security sweep happening in manhattan as police look for threats to the candidates. streets are closed around the javid center and around the hilton midtown, donald trump will be watching the return. clinton wrapped up her last night of cam paning in north carolina. before that she made one last stop in philadelphia. supporters packed independence mall to listen to the democratic nominee tell them that in this election, their core values are being tested. now, meantime, donald trump of course was in michigan last night. both candidates will be voting in new york today in their home bases. trump will vote in manhattan. clinton will be in chappaqua. i'm rosemary connors, nbc 10 news. rosemary, thank you. voters in new jersey and delaware will decide important issues today. let's begin in the garden state. voters have two questions to answer. question one is whether to allow casinos in two additional counties other than atlantic
county. question two decides where the money from the gas tax should go. vote yes and you want to designate the money for the transportation fund, vote no. you think the money can be used for other things. to delaware where voters will be choosing a governor to succeed jack markell. carnie is the republican and benigni is the democrat in the race. democrat lisa blunt rochester is running against republican hans regal. if rochester wins she would be the first woman and first african-american from delaware elected to congress. remember if you have a problem casting a ballot today we want to hearç from you. nbc 10 has a hot line number for problems atle the polls. call us at 877-nbc-wcau, 877-622-9 28. you can also find the number on
the nbc 10 app. turn to nbc 10 and the nbc 10 app this election day. our live team coverage begins this afternoon beginning at 4:00 p.m. that's followed at 7:00 p.m. by comprehensi comprehensive noich news, election and analysis. while polling places are expected to be busy, a lot of people have voted using absentee ballots. >> there's an ongoing issue in montgomery county. hear about thousands of ball olts missing in action. 4:33. also bank on it. villanova men basketball team did more than just become national champions. ahead, hear about a campus endorsement deal. who attributed a reporter's questions to her
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get and board their trains. that's good news for this morning with the septa strike being over. everything back in business. you might see some small minor delays this morning but for the most part, everything should be back to normal, the buses, trolleys and subways, dealing with no delays and no problems for the regional rails which was all week -- or most commuters alternate. we were seeing massive delays there. everything looks great. 295 in hamilton township in sloan avenue, no big problems or delays. both directions look okay. there's an accident in franconia come back and we'll check in with more of your majors in new jersey. now your nbc 10 first alert weather. >> coming up on 4:37. lots of temperatures in the 30s
this morning. philadelphia international, one of the warm spots. some suburbs, some of the neighborhoods in philadelphia are in the 30s this morning. it's going to stay chilly through 8:00. once the sun is up we'll start the warming process and a quick warmup, middle 50s by 10:00. here come the 60s this afternoon. sunny skies, 63 degrees at lunch time. even warmer at 2:00. those westerly winds at 6 miles an hour will be staying with us into the late afternoon. so will the sunshine and those mild temperatures. the sun is down just before 5:00. but we'll still be in the middle 60s as those temperatures start to fall this evening with the sunset. the temperatures are falling more so in the suburbs this morning. 39 degrees now. 30s will disappear as we warm into the 40s. 63 degrees at lunch time, middle 60s this afternoon for the suburbs. a cold morning in the lehigh valley. 32 degrees right now. but skies are clear. it's cleared the way for a sunny and warm election day.
61 degrees at noon. 64 at 2:00 and still in the 60s late this afternoon at 4:00. new jersey, you'll see sunshine, too. it's below freezing and interior new jersey right now. look at the quick warmup from 30 degrees now to 42 at 8:00. into the 50s, then the 60s, into the middle 60s this afternoon. with nothing but sunshine during the day today. and for the shore, you'll see the nice warmup, too. 38 degrees right now. blasting through the 40s and 50s and into the 60s this afternoon with sunshine. it's going to feel like it is much warmer. that will be bright sunshine. 62 degrees at 2:00 and delaware it will be a bit warmer after a cold morning, 33 degrees right now. this number is still falling. it still could come down a bit more. once the sun is up, we will see those temperatures move up rapidly. 55 grows at 10:00. 63 at noontime and 65 degrees this afternoon. you'll need your sunglasses today but come tomorrow, it is umbrellas that will be going up. i'll show you why when i come
back for the 10 day on 10 in less than ten minutes. >> thanks, bill. 4:38.ç missing in action all across montgomery county. >> as people head to the polls today, the search is on for thousands of absentee ballots. up next, see what the nbc 10 investigators have learned. also, we do it every year. each state has slightly different rules. call it voting 101. up next what you need to remember before you step into the voting booth today. katie: my mom was a restaurant hostess at a neighborhood favorite - a place for a good, family meal. she juggled customers, cooks,
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democratic katie mcginty. senator toomey began campaigning in north philadelphia. here's what he had to say about his opponent. >> what we're not going to do is we're not going to send another ethically challenged tax-hiking liberal who doesn't take our security seriously. that's who katie mcginty is and she's not going to the united states senate. >> katie mcginty spent part of her day with hillary clinton in pittsburgh, mcginty criticized senator toomey for refusing to take a stand on donald trump. >> that is spineless, no courage, no character. spineless, putting himself before his constituents, his commonwealth and his country. >> the toomey/mcginty race could determine whether republicans keep their senate majority. it is the country's most expensive senate campaign ever. more decision 2016 coverage. thousands of people who voted by absentee ballot in montgomery county are hoping those ballots will show up in time to it be counted. as of yesterday, nearly 9,000 absentee ballots remain
unaccounted for. a county judge extended a friday deadline for tonight for election officials to receive those ballots. the county said a surge in applications, coupled with administrative changes caused the delay in ballots being mailed out. one official resigned this fall spoke to nbc 10 investigators mitch blacher about the uproar in his former office. >> i thought i can't stay here. number one, the writing is on the wall. if they're not utilizing me now, they're going to kick me out as soon as the election is over or two, i'm going to be the scapegoat. >> the deadline it get your absentee ballot into montgomery county is tonight at 8:00 p.m. when the polls close. before you head out to cast your vote, there are important dos and don'ts you ought to note. >> monique braxton is live in center city. walk us through this. >> any t-shirt or clothing showcasing your candidate, political slogans will not be
allowed inside polling places like this one here in university city. election officials say if your attire expresses partiality, you'll be asked to cover it up. just about everyone these days takes selfies. here in pennsylvania, there's no specific law but you're asked to use good judgment and take selfies outside the voting booth or better yet, outside theç polling place after you vote. if you're registered you won't need to show your identification unless it's your first time voting. getting to the polls in philadelphia should not be too challenging. most are just a few blocks from where you live in the city. attracting millennials to the polls has been one goal of both democrats and republicans. here at the university of the sciences, they have added a special attraction for today. we're going to talk about that coming up in the next hour. live for now in university city, monique braxton, nbc 10 news. thank you, monique.
a bank in ohio is putting its financial muscle behind the athletic program at villanova university. the philadelphia business journal reports talk sports which manages nova's market and media dealings brokered a multiyear deal with a bank. it includes promotions, a chance to travel on the road with the defending men's basketball champions. >> how about that? 4:46. 41 degrees outside. let's get you to work with a check of route 73 in south jersey. >> jessica, what are you seeing? >> everything looks great so far. both of our jersey roads and p.a. majors, even into delaware. everything looks quiet right now. route 73 around 295 in mt. laurel. this is what we're looking at here. no problems in either direction. a couple of cars moving around. if you move further down south towards absecon, a traffic signal is down around route 30 westbound around illinois avenue. all lanes are detour.
route 9 would be a good alternate. that's referred to as new road. that could be your alternate. not a lot of traffic through the area right now. here's the blue route. we're okay. 15 minutes in both directions, northbound or southbound from 95 to the schuylkill and speeds into the 60s. bridges look okay as well. heading into philadelphia, over the tacony palmyra, the burlington bristol, not dealing with any scheduled openings right now. also the walt whitman and the ben are okay moving from new jersey into the city. more updates when i come back. we'll check in with mass transit as well. >> see you in a little bit. 4:47. cool out there. you even have your heater on under here. >> yes, 30s and 40s. bill says no worry, a big temperature turnaround. >> the temperatures soar during the day. skies are clear. this is a live view from center city. the temperatures are still falling right now. many neighborhoods are seeing readings that are even lower than yesterday morning. we're seeing lots of 30s around while center city, right along ben franklin parkway, it's in the very low 40s to start with.
philadelphia international 41 degrees. look at south jersey, just below freezing at 31. even at the shore getting cold temperatures. it's dropped into the low 30s right at freezing for the lehigh valley. not much warmer in delaware and in the suburbs. that 34 degrees, that's one spot. look at exton at 32. malvern is 39 degrees. chadds ford, you're below freezing this morning and unionville down to 32 degrees. right at 30 for north wales. ft. washington and new hope both in the 20s this morning while bedminster is 30. it's a cold start. we will see sunny skies today.ç the autumn chill this morning is going to quickly disappear. it's hard to remember a better looking election day than this one weatherwise. temperatures are in the 30s this morning and low 40s. look at the quick warmup. by noontime, 63 degrees in philadelphia. low 60s for the suburbs, the lehigh valley, south jersey and 62 degrees at the shore and for delaware, too.
warming into the upper 60s. it will feel warmer, like it's in the 70s because of the bright sunshine. this evening, the temperatures start to cool down. by the time polls are closing, it will still be mild, 59 degrees, that's the normal high temperature for philadelphia. we'll blow past that this afternoon. nice and clear. this is why we're getting a cold start with dry air in place and very little wind right now. but there are clouds on the way. that's going to keep things warmer tonight. the first clouds, you can see them moving into the ohio valley, indiana and michigan getting those clouds. these won't reach our area until this evening. and the rain isn't going to reach us until tomorrow morning. in fact, this time tomorrow morning we'll be watching the first rain drops, just moving in to berks county and the lehigh valley. that's at 5:00 tomorrow morning. the rain just light rain that's going to be swinging through the area. by 7:00 in the morning when you're hitting the road, a light rainfall for wilmington, west chester, pottstown, doylestown, just a little bit of rain on the
roadway. those rain showers will quickly move through. by 10:00 in the morning, the rain moves on to trenton, burlington, voorhees, dover will see light rain. spotty showers at that hour, that's at 10:00. the winds pick up, blow those clouds right out of here. by tomorrow afternoon we're clearing out quickly with just a little bit of rain. less than a tenth of an inch for most locations. there are other chances for rainfall but they won't come until next week. today, enjoy that. 68 degrees. i wouldn't be surprised to see some people in shorts at the voting booth today. 68 the high temperature today with bright sunshine. tomorrow you'll need your umbrella and not so warm. not as coal in the morning. 48 degrees and 58 degrees in the afternoon. sunshine returns on thursday. the chill stays with us, especially in the morning. back down into the 30s thursday morning. but by friday, the temperatures start to move back up for one day. 60 degrees. another cold front comes through. this one should come through dry.
just a few scattered clouds. look at those temperatures. 38 degrees saturday morning. 48 in the afternoon. still chilly on sunday. lots of sunshine. sunday will be a beautiful day and pretty nice weather heading into monday. in fact, most of next week will be mild. the next chance of showers next week will come later wednesday and into thursday. that's another cold front that will allow temperatures to warm up into the middle 60s before that cold air moves in. then they get the showers and the chillier weather takes over for thursday. >> voting in shorts. that's a good prediction by bill. very good. decision 2016 and the campaign trail for donald trump and hillary clinton ends today. >> next on "nbc 10 news today" at 5:00, our live team coverage looks at the key questions facing voters today as they get ready to make their choice. and there is suchç a things a free ride at least today. next, hear where you can get a free trip to and from your local polling place courtesy of zipcar. pat toomey and donald trump both would defund planned parenthood,
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good morning, everyone. jessica boyington with a quick check on the roads. we're watching new jersey right now. this is route 73. our cameras around the atlantic city expressway, just a couple of cars out the door there. you can see everybody moving along just fine. watching the clearing of an accident out in franconia, allentown road and wambold road. should be good to go if you head out the door there as well. the blue route, we'll check in with drive times, still in the green. 15 minutes in both directions, north or southbound from 95 to the schuylkill. speeds still into the 60s. we'll check in with mass transit and more of your roads when i come back in the 5:00 hour. five minutes before 5:00 right now. happening today. if you head a ride to the polls, one company has you covered free. zipcar is offering free rentals to encourage people to vote. the company which rents cars by the hour will make more than 7,000 cars available across the country. customers can rent a car free between 6:00 and 10:00 tonight. the company began taking
reservations last friday. new details in the case of the new york real estate heir accused of murder. robert durst pled not guilty in the 2000 shooting death burman. durst was acquitted of the murder but he's serving a seven-year prison sentence on a weapons conviction. durst was once in trouble with the law here in our area. he was arrested for shoplifting at a wegman's supermark net 2001. students take part in anti-bullying prevention. it stresses the importance of being respectful, responsible and kind to everyone. well, everyone, we mean everyone, is guessing who will win the presidential election. >> yesterday was mock election day at new york's benjamin franklin elementary school.
the school has been one of the most accurate predictors of presidential races. get this, tracy, since 1968, the students have correctly picked the president. >> whoa. >> since 1968. >> whoa. >> here's how this year's vote went. >> hillary clinton! >> you think the kids here have esp? >> what's that? >> who do you think will win this time. >> hillary. >> do you think hillary is going to win? >> yes. >> who's going to win. >> i think donald. >> you think your school got it right? >> i think so. >> hillary clinton won the kid's vote with 52%. the most important thing was not the result but that students participated and learned that every vote counts. >> you know what, that's the takeaw takeaway. that's the most important lesson really for everyone. your vote counts. go out and vote. >> you have esp? >> what is that? >> that is priceless. >> for more of the stories we're
following. >> historic decision 2016 presidential campaignç trail leads up to this day where america finally makes its choice. >> the presidential race is just one of many crucial ones that you will decide today. we're breaking down the key local races that will also impact our nation's future. >> and just in time for the election. septa is back to full service this morning after ending its week-long strike. we're following any issues on the rails and roads. >> nbc 10 news starts now. >> two minutes before 5:00. good morning, welcome to "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. today's a big day. we have the election, septa's back. let's get to meteorologist bill henley with the nbc 10 first alert neighborhood weather. bill? >> we are about an hour and 40 minutes away from sunrise this morning. it is a cold start. if you're heading out right now, you'll need the heavy jacket. it's now down to 33 degrees in the lehigh valley. we're seeing 30s in delaware, new jersey and the suburbs while center city is 41.
many neighborhoods in philadelphia are back in the 30s this morning. we will see sunshine today. all day and look at this warmup. a beautiful election day. 68 degrees in philadelphia. well into the 60s for the suburbs, new jersey 67 and a big warmup at the shore, too, 66 degrees this afternoon. middle 60s for the lehigh valley. you'll see bright sunshine there and delaware won't be left behind either, 68 degrees this afternoon. i'll show you how long that's going to last when i come back in just a few minutes. first, jessica boyington has your first alert traffic. >> thanks, bill. the septa strike is over. we're starting there. no delays for the buses, trolleys and subways in and out of philadelphia. the regional rails not dealing with delays right now either. a good start to your morning commute. also watching the vine street expressway. no construction here. and our cameras around 8th street showing the roads are doing great. right here is eastbound, moving towards 95. westbound lanes towards the schuylkill doing okay as well. also watch construction on the boulevard. this should be clearing right now. the northbound side between the schuylkill and fox street having one lane getting by.
we're still green right there. it wasn't showing us any problems. also watching 95, drive times, we'll end with this, southbound from woodhaven road to the vine street expressway, moving into center city, just a 13-minute trip. average speeds into the mid-60s. tracy? 5:00 a.m. take a look at the polling hours in our area right now. new jersey's polls open first at 6:00. our later polls will open in pennsylvania and delaware. polls in all three states close at 8:00 tonight. this morning we have live team coverage throughout our area to help you make your choice. nbc 10's pamela osborne is live in camden. nbc 10's matt delucia and monique braxton are in philadelphia to talk about the historic race. let's begin with nbc 10's rosemary connors. the last week has been a whirl wind for hillary clinton and donald trump. >> it's been a hectic 24 hours for both candidates, crisscrossing the country, making nine stops between the two of them just yesterday.