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well, good morning. and welcome to news channel 8 today. >> our top stories this monday morning. a new storm for the record book. the historic blizzard dumped snow on the east coast. 30 people died. now the storm is over. the travel nightmares continue today, however. over the weekend, nearly 12,000 flights were canceled. airline passengers headed from miami to italy are waking up in new finland hotel this morning.
an emergency landing because of severe turbulence. seven people were hurt. all of the injuries were taken away in ambulances, the rest of the passengers were put up in a hotel for the night. return to grocery store aisles. blue bell ice cream makes its way back to the tampa area today. it was yanked off shelves because of a listeria outbreak. now if you are weird like me, and you like having ice cream on cold days and coffee on hot days. >> it is one of the cold mornings. so if you like coffee or ice cream, this is the day you should have it. you are below freezing now, so you have several hours where you will be below freezing. today, see all of this purple area, mainly just away from the coast, that is a frost advisory until 9:00. even if you're not officially
polk county is cold. you go farther to the north, 29. still chilly at sarasota, 38. don't worry. we warmup very quickly today. we get all of the way to 67. that's nearly the average, 70. not as cold tonight, down to 53. now, weather and traffic on the 8s. i have hour-by-hour look at the day. you will see how quickly it warms up. now, check in on the roadways. there are issues already. it certainly has, cold in sarasota, but a good drive. we have issues. now, let's take a look. we had a hit-and-run suspect who fled, but then was apprehended by the police department. but it looks like two people were injured, one with life- threatening injuries.
taking place right now. the westbound lanes are closed. look, you can just take frontage road. you will be okay there. that's a look at weather and traffic. back to gene. thank you. right now expect another day of traffic delays on i-275 heading into tampa. part of a construction project just finished in the area causing confusion for drivers and with that confusion, of course, delays. news channel 8's ryan hughes is live along the stretch of highway. good morning. keep your eyes on the road, what is going on? >> reporter: gene, good morning to you. i'm trying to do five things at once here. look in front of me. this is the stretch we're talking about. you can see the construction cones right there. it is not too bad at this hour, just after 5:00 a.m., but the new traffic pattern caused a lot of headaches for drivers.
to get better soon. weekday mornings on i-275 northbound heading into tampa have turnedternal a nightmare for drivers. >> a lot of red lights. >> reporter: they stretch from downtown tampa to the pinellas county side. the traffic jam is part of the removal of a lane. >> we converted a lane into a through lane so that cuts down the capacity a little bit and it cuts down the space and time that people have to merge. >> reporter: this stretch of highway has shrunk from four lanes to three. but by mid february a new fourth lane will open and cut down on the backup, until then the traffic headaches will continue. >> it has not been good. i live in st. petersburg. it extended my drive-by 30 minutes. >> reporter: and a live look at 275 northbound this morning. as i mentioned, gene, things
so we will be out here. you can count on 8 on your side to continue to monitor things today and throughout the next four weeks. >> okay. we will check with you, ryan, thank you. right now, another animal missing from a pet store. this time it is a missing cockatoo. police in largo are looking to speak to this man about the bird. you can see the man on surveillance video walking around the store. at one point he has the bird on his shoulder like he knows heck answer whatnot. he walks down an aisle and reappears and then the bird is gone. mare kennedy, the store's owner believes that this guy knows something. >> very suspicious, wearing two sets of glasses. had a hat on. we've been told by one of our customers he's seen the gentleman at mcdonald's. >> the store's owner believes the bird, valued at $2,100 may be endanger.
it is 5:05 on this monday morning. detectives need your help finding who shot and killed a man. take a look at the surveillance here of the men police are looking for. we're told 31-year-old charles labor got into a fight walking through the parking lot of gravely he was shot. if you have information about the man in the black shirt and the red baseball cap call crimestoppers. and a deadly fire at a lickland living facility is under investigation this morning. flames broke out at the bella vista manor this weekend. firefighters are saying one person died, two others taken to the hospital for smoke installation. a major concern here, this building does not have a sprinkle system because it was built before it was a requirement. happening today, tampa
of floridas to discuss open gun laws. both oppose the laws. we expect to hear from the mayor and police chief ward following a meeting this afternoon. well, right now, the blizzard blanketing the eastern united states is affecting flights in our area this morning. >> what an incredible storm that was. many airports are resuming service today, but things are not back to normal just yet. lindsey is following the story for us live. so many flights are effected in our area. >> i checked with tampa international airline this morning. and a lot better than over the weekend, but cancellations in new york, and baltimore, and the washington, d.c. areas. altogether, nearly 12,000 flights were canceled over the weekend.
planes to get people to their destination. a lot of people have been waiting for days to get on planes. people planning to travel this morning, you should actually check with your hair to see if your -- your airline to see if your flight is affected. and if it is flying in from an area effected by snow, you can experience a delay or cancellations. and i checked with st. pete clearwater this morning and their flights are on time. i have links to flight status at our website, www.wfla.com. >> such a hassle, thank you. the snow as settled in places like staten island after blizzard tore through the northwest. look at this, snow is blanketing yards, home and the beach. and the made its way down to the sunshine state. check this out, it snowed in
can you believe it? the snowflakes falling north of gainesville. and it forced shelters to open in many parts of the state. 5:08. bundle up the kids. >> yes. scrape the windshield this morning. there is a frost advisory for our area away from the coastline. now that's the bad news for us floridians because it warms up quickly. the sunny skies get us to 54 degrees at 11:00 this morning. that's what we were yesterday afternoon. and we keep warming up very quickly, 65 at 2:00. 67 at 3:00. very comfortable. it will not cooldown tonight. and 60 at 7:00. so temperatures topping our headlines how quickly the warms up throughout the day. and storms into the forecast on wednesday, wednesday night and most of thursday. it will be a little bit cooler.
and gasparilla parade day. all right. traffic on the 8s. they are rolling along. and over there, traffic is looking very good. and let's take a quick look here at a travel time if you're moving on state road 54 to the sun coast parkway. 16 minutes. the same thing here on state road 54 to tampa road, 14 minutes. most of the traffic is heading southbound for your morning commute. courtney campbell causeway all of the westbound lanes are blocked. we have a hit-and-run accident investigation going on. right there. is available to use. >> okay.
it is your vote. aweek before the ice caucuses. the president candidates will take the stage for their last forum, hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley will come together for a town hall in des moines, they will answer questions individually, the iowa caucus is february 1st. and republican candidate, senator rubio's campaign has a new endorsement, with the isocaucus around the corner is there time to bounce back in the race for the white house? that is a big question there. this weekend the "des moines register" newspaper endorsed our senator. according to the latest poll, he is tied for third place with 12% support along side of ben carson.
his campaign team together. >> the only campaign that states. >> the des moines register g.o.p.'s best hope. an endorsement for hillary globe." saying she would make a better president than bernie sanders. she more seasons than 2008. the paper is popular in new hampshire, where the nation's first presidential primary will be held. right now, bernie sanders is beating hillary clinton there in the polls. speculation is growing that president barack obama will tackle one legacy of the c.i.a.'s secret war before his term is up. he wanted to clear unexploded u.s. bombs in luce. it was targeted during the war. the bombs continue to kill
this is part of the president's push to improve relations with southeast asia. 5:15 a manhunt is underway in california for three escaped inmates considered dangerous. the men got a hold of tools and cut thrown a screen, got to the roof and repelled four stories. authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to their capture. a massive earthquake rocks alaska, but residents are waking up this morning thankful the damage was not worse. the 7.1 earthquake struck 160 miles southwest of anchorage, four homes were destroyed. no one was hurt. workers at a bowling alley in virginia are picking up the pieces after heavy snowfall caused the roof to collapse. wayne lanes has been around for 30 years. the roof buckled under the snow. the building is condemned.
in your morning alert on this monday morning. it is official, the denver broncos and carolina panthers will face-off in super bowl l. both teams are elated, of course, fans can not wait. lindsey mastis is live in studio with the buzzing on social media overnight and into this morning. everybody is excited about this. because you can side with your team. >> reporter: absolutely, the super bowl, the players are trending on social media. take a look at this, the panthers beat the cardinals in a route, 49-15. and the broncos and patriots was tighter. coming down to the last play, 20-18. this is super bowl number four for manning. and look here, a panthers fan tried to high-five one of the players and falls out of the stands. oh, my gosh.
frost advisory for just about everybody else. it does not include pinellas county, but all of polk county, eastern hillsborough, polk county, you will have to scrape ice off your windshield this morning. so wear layers when you do that by the way. it warms up quickly. 59 at noon. 67, comfortable at 3:00 p.m., it is not comfortable right now. 34 in lakeland, below freezing. 39 in tampa. and my weather watcher in crystal beach near the water, 37 degrees. so the long range forecast. aquick warmup. tomorrow even warmer. and a few more clouds around as i wait on this cold front to push through here. so a lot of rain on wednesday, but this or area of low pressure has to cross through on thursday.
chance then and it dries out in time for a gorgeous gasparilla saturday. traffic on the 8s. first of all, i'm going to start for our friends in the sun coast area. on -- i-75 the state road, you're looking at a good commute. and the cortney campbell causeway we have a hit-and-run accident, one person has life- threatening injuries. an investigation is going on. here is the thing, you can use the front. road which is right beyond, and as the camera pans over.
so that's not a bad thing, folks. >> thank you. we hope you have your pirate costume picked up, it is gasparilla season. the adult parade kicks off in a few days. news channel 8 will carry the parade live at 2:30 and stream it live on www.wfla.com. >> that came really quick this year. >> didn't it? >> i cannot believe it. a new warning from the
>> i feel angry that the criminals are using the i.r.s. as a means to scare people into paying them money. >> five new videos in english and spanish have been released letting people know that the i.r.s. will not call you out of the you. the government's advice, when you get a phony call hang up the phone. >> i don't even answer it. start with that. all right. weather and traffic on the 8s.