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the focus turns to the cleanp and getting kids become to class. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right. good morning. great to have you along on this tuesday. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. the snow may be gone, but the polar air is on the way. there are school delays, several along the south shore. we have them running at the bottom of your screen all morning long, and the coastal flood advisory expiring a few hours ago. >> christa: okay. so let's be done with that. let's talk about today, chris, right? >> chris: first i want to show you there was a blizzard officially designated by the national weather service in six locations during yesterday's storm -- nantucket, chat um, vineyard, hyannis, plymouth and falmouth all meeting the criteria for that, which is sustained or frequent gusts to 35mph or visibility a quarter mile or less for three consecutive hours. little bit of light snow still ongoing through metro west, but there could be some slick spots, especially where we had patchy
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20 in boston. that storm. a couple flurries early this hampshire, but the weather really not an issue on election day. going into southern new hampshire, temperatures this afternoon, a lot of clouds and generally close to 30 degrees. in southern new england slippery roads. a lot of the main roads and highways just fine this morning. a little snow coating overnight on some of the secondary roads. mostly cloudy skies prevailing. temperatures close to to 30 degrees. wind a lot lighter today. couple snow showers tomorrow the story. as we get into the weekend, the coldest air of the winter so far. we'll talk about those numbers coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic with danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. take a look. here's the zakim bridge, leverett connector. traffic moving nicely. roads looking slick, though. let's head to the maps. heading enter town on 93 southbound, route 1 southbound, no issues yet. on 93 we have some slowing as
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south of town from braintree into boston on the expressway northbound, that drive ten minutes. route 24, route 3 from 95 looking good so far this morning, the pike back out the framingham eastbound into boston looking good. let's take a look at these drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway, 12 minutes into town on the pike, 11 minutes on 39 southbound. so far the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: the new hampshire primary already under way. >> donald j. trump, two. john r. kasich, three. we have four votes cast for bernie sanders. none for hillary. >> christa: these are first votes cast in the granite state. at midnight john kasich and bernie sanders winning in the town of dixville notch. they also win in another town. the stakes are huge tonight with the first-in-the-nation primary on the line.
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this morning, and 7's nancy chen is covering the democratic side. but we begin with victoria warren with more on the republican candidates. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. yeah, real crowded field on the republican side. and last night front-runner donald trump proving that he really can draw a crowd. thousands showing up to hear him speak, but today the question is: can he turn all those people who come out to his events to see him into votes? 5,000 people packing a new hampshire arena monday night for what donald trump called his final lovefest before primary day. >> let's have a big, big victory tomorrow. >> victoria: but it wasn't all love for the republican front-runner in the grand elt state. >> donald trump, you're the loser. >> victoria: jeb bush, in the mix for second place in the latest 7news tracking poll, went on the call trump a liar and whiner on twitter. trump jumped in with his own name-calling and taunts.
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only one taking on donald trump. i'm in the afraid of donald he's like a child. he's like a spoiled child. >> victoria: also vying for second, ohio governor john kasich, telling voters he's ready for washington, d.c. hopefuls marco rubio and ted cruz both making last-minute campaign stops, both telling supporters win or lose new hampshire, they're gearing up for south carolina. and chris christie, who is trailing significantly, urges voters to disregard the polls. >> it is completely up in the air, and all of you, the vote centers new hampshire, are going to decide it. >> victoria: the reason candidates like rubio and cruz are telling authoritiers they're are looking to south carolina is because they feel in the south a candidate like donald trump will not do as well. live this morning in nashua, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: vicki, thank you. let's go to the democrats now. hillary clinton is starting to
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sanders in the final 7news/umass lowell tracking poll. nancy chen has more on each candidate's final pitch to voters. >> nancy: bernie sanders has surprised everyone, including himself, with his campaign success. now in new hampshire his tale has become one of a potential front-runner as voters feel the burn. >> young people are sick of the same old same old and he's providing a fresh message. >> nancy: the 74-year-old vermont senator has particularly had success with young people and women. on monday he responded to former secretary of state madeleine albright who said women should stand behind clinton because she is a woman. >> i think that's an unfortunate statement. we are now talking about electing the president of the united states, and people should make their decision based on who they think can do the job. >> nancy: one week ago hillary clinton was trailing sanders by more than 30 points, but according to our 7news/umass lowell tracking poll, she's cut that in half. 7news asked clinton on monday
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>> i know a lot of young people are supporting my opponent. i want them to know that i support you andly work for you. ly be your president as much as anyone else's. >> nancy: clinton also responded to sanders' accusation she's too close to wall street, saying sanders has also taken money from wall street and she has a record of standing up to them. >> and president obama, who took a lot of money from wall street, turned around and signed the toughest financial regulations since the great depression. so his argument is really, as i have said, an artful smear. >> nancy:>> christa: that was 7's nancy chen reporting. just a reminder, we have you covered tonight. as the results of the primary come in, tune in at 7:00 and again at 10:00 for a special edition of 7news for results analysis of the big night. because of our coverage, we have a special prime time lineup for you. you can tune in at 8:00 for chicago med, chicago fire at 9:00, an hour earlier than we usually air it.
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game night." that will now air at 2:05 a.m. >> sarah: happening today, new england will be cleaning up after a blast of wicked weather. waves delivering a crushing blow to the coast. scituate taking a beating during high tide. nicole oliverio was there with a nicole? >> nicole: well, people who live along the shoreline in scituate no stranger when it comes to flooding, but fortunately they say the storm wasn't as bad as they expected. towns across the south shore preparing to dry out and clean up after being blasted by winter weather all day yesterday. high tide and high winds sent waves crashing over the seawall in scituate. streets near the lighthouse flooded quickly. some roads temporarily shut down. police and fire asked people to avoid the coastline if they could. >> this is pretty bad. this is the place where it floods. it's going up over the wall
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>> nicole: several towns on the cape met blizzard condition, including falmouth. >> the wind was really bad. >> nicole: heavy winds and blowing bloag snow created white-out conditions. when the storm passed, there were seven inches of snow to plow and shovel. >> we've been lucky. it's february. if you don't expect this in february, you're in the wrong place. >> nicole: with high winds and potential for flood, power outages were also a concern, but surprisingly it didn't turn out to be a serious problem. but if you went to bed last night thinking you cleared your driveway ready to head out to work this morning, you may want to check again. a few more inches fell across several south shore towns, so there might be a little bit more shoveling to do this morning. live in scituate, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: thousands of passengers returning to port today after a cruise ship was seriously damaged in the storm. what you're looking at here is video aboard royal caribbean's new ship "anthem of the seas," which set sail from new jersey.
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the ship was tossed around in hurricane-force winds and massive waves, leaving furniture overturned, glassware smashed, part of a ceiling collapsed, as well. look at that furniture. there passengers say the experience was terrifying. >> my dad at one point, you know, said, "this ship could crack in half." >> somebody should have known. they are angry because they feel they lost their special vacation. >> christa: royal caribbean says the extreme conditions were unexpected and wind speeds were higher than what were forecast. in connecticut, the storm being partially blamed for this bus crash on i-95. the crash leaving at least 30 people injured and six of them are critical. the bus was headed to a casino in the area. >> sarah: breaking news. two trains crash in southern germany killing eight people. police say the two trains childed head-on early this morning. officials say at least 40 people are seriously hurt. more than three hours after the crash, crews were still trying
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wreckage. also breaking overnight, asian stock markets tumbling today after an increase of selling in banking stocks. the sell-off follows a wave of selling in europe. investors are selling due to a few reasons -- falling oil price, little growth in major economies, and the possibility of federal reserve rate hikes. the dow falling 177 points and opening at 16,027 today, a one 1.10% decrease. >> christa: all right. it's 5:10. we have a lot more news ahead for you. if you use a popular heartburn drug, you may be at an increased risk of developing a serious disease. >> sarah: and the high-flying musical pippin is in boston. stars are teaching me a few tricks. meet the performers wowing audiences. that's coming up. >> chris: wind wowing folks down across the south shore and the cape yesterday, at times gusting over 60mph. two leftover flurries -- a few
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otherwise coal and dry day. bitter cold by the weekend. forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. it looks like more cars on the road today than we saw yesterday. still from braintree to boston expressway northbound, just ten minutes so far this morning. if you're taking the "t," it's on time.
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>> christa: get the snow brush hand by and the ice scraper, as well. i think you'll need both if you're parked outside this morning. >> sarah: let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> chris: hey, at least it's an easier snow to brush, dryer snow, lower water content than that stuff that fell on friday. 19 in boston. 16 in worcester. 21 in norwood. some patchy, light snow overnight. coating to another inch fell after about 8:00 p.m. last night. 12mph winds in the city of boston. wind is out of the north still,
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we had yesterday. certainly that's the case. still need to dress for the cold wind-chill values. down the five in worcester and 7 in boston right now, feeling like 15 degrees in plymouth. the snow mostly done, not 100% done, but mostly done. we have a couple patches of very light snow and flurries working through much of metro west out through worcester county up into outer route 2 and even closing in on the merrimack valley. not going to amount to much out of this system here. look to the sound, back into the ohio valley. another couple disturbances here. this will be the focus of the next couple days. trying the track these pieces of energy work on through and see if they swing through new england. i expect by tomorrow and again on thursday the opportunity of dealing with a couple of these scattered snow showers working on inch i don't see major storm in here as we go throughout the rest of the week. a couple opportunities of scattered snow showers that may locally drop a coating to an inch at times. you can see the nature of the game here. it's hit or miss. it's not an all-day thing. and you spend most of the day on the dry side.
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wednesday in between some snow showers. travel today, how about that? that's a pretty quiet country here in the middle of winter from the west coast through the midwest and down to the deep south and hopefully we can keep some quiet weather in here over next several days. i think as we go into the weekend, not necessarily any storms that's going to be the main headline, but it's going to be the cold air, arctic air just barreling into new england. in fact, i do expect this weekend to have some of the coldest temperatures we've seen all weekend long. and that means by valentine's day morning, sunday morning, temperatures widespread below zero outside. even close to zero in boston. 28 to 34 degrees this afternoon. mostly cloudy skies and early flurries. mostly cloudy tonight. 16 to 24. and then tomorrow, a couple degrees warmer. lower to mid-30s, but we'll have scattered snow showers around at times. not a big storm system working on new york but we'll contend with scattered snow showers again on thursday. that flake on saturday, the arctic front coming through early. you may get a snow shower out of
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otherwise the theme of the weekend is bitter. and i mean that's weather-wise, hopefully not you folks for valentine's day. >> christa: bitter, party of one. so this is a show bringing a bit of magic and some death-defying stunts to boston. >> sarah: the national tour of "pippin" has arrived at thes be opera house. i got a look at what goes into bringing the circus-inspired show to life. they ask you to join them. on the journey of a young prince searching for his place in life. got to find my partner pippin has set up its big top at the boston opera house, and before the show's opening night, we met up with some of the cast, including neiko moffi. it's a homecoming of sorts for moffi, who yaj waited from harvard before 2014. >> i lived in cambridge for four
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it was amazing. i love boston. i love cambridge. i have a lot of friends who are still here. so it's amazing coming back. >> sarah: on stage he performs many stunts, but one of his specialties is hand-balancing with canes. >> i started very young, so i'm naturally very flexible, so that helps. >> sarah: ryan flores plays the title role of pippin. he says coming into the circus-inspired show as a non-acrobat is intimidating. >> pippin has to throw knives and jump through hoops. he has to do backflips and stand on people's shoulders. i was so uncomfortable doing all this stuff, but at the same time, i had the trust and let go. >> sarah: i had never seen "pippin" before its boston run, my mom did have a special connection. my mom used to live in boston. she was in a special production of "pippin." this is my mom. i may not have been in the show, but before i left, i had to test
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>> put your hands together. now i'll grab the one leg and the other leg. >> sarah: i've never used so many muscles. nicholas is man of many talents. one of his skills will leave your head spinning, literally. >> so one hand, one hand. yeah. your feet on the two marks. >> sarah: i'm just trying to squeeze... i just feel like i'm going to be sore tomorrow. >> that's okay. that's good. that's good. >> sarah: yay! so the show will be at the boston opera house through this sunday. but it is an incredible show, and the moral of the story is so beautiful. you have to see it. >> christa: is it? i am so glad. what a special connection with your mom, too. >> sarah: i wanted her to come up to see the show, but she couldn't make it. but i thought that was fun she was in it. >> christa: i still am getting over the fact you had your boots on for that one... >> sarah: i kept telling him, i'll do it in my socks. he's like, "no, no, leave your shoes on. it's fine." >> christa: my goodness.
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tuesday morning. good morning, everyone. 19 in boston. 16 in worcester. 21 in norwood right now. we've lost most of the snow that's fallen overnight, but still tracking a few patches of very light snow and flurries out there. just enough to dust the car again here up into northern worcester county. approaching the merrimack valley, at there's western edges of it here, but i don't expect a whole lot out of this this morning. winter gear needed for the kiddos this morning. certainly need snow boots at the bus stop this morning.
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we'll warm up to 30 this afternoon. scattered snow showers tomorrow. bitter cold for the weekend. ahead. >> and now time for 7sports with joe amorosino. >> joe: good morning. b.c. and b.u. meeting in the beanpot final for the 22nd time in the 64-year history of that tournament. since 1993, it has been b.u. or b.c. winning it. this year it's boston college for the sixth time and in the last seven years. they get right into it last night. ox and miles wood get tangled up on the opening face-off. no score in the first period. wild sequence here. sean maguire makes the stop, but b.u. comes right back the otherway. greenway breaking in on demko. he doesn't score gosh, ends scratching into the canuck's second-round pick. they remain scoreless heading into the overtime, and in o.t., here we go. this ends quickly. less than two minutes in, alex tuck dangles and snaps off this
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b.c. wins it 1-0 the final in overtime. boston college with their 20th beanpot title now, just ten shy of b.u.'s record 30. that's sports. i'm joe amorosino. have a great day. >> christa: and before b.c. turned out the lights on b.u., the lights literally went out at a garden. a power outage halted the game during first period. the tv rink lights went out, though the rest of the lighting was not affected. full lighting was restored a half hour later. how romantic leading up to valentine's day. >> sarah: kiss cam next. kidding. a hollywood homecoming for conan o'brien. what the late-night talk show host is set to discuss on boston. >> kris: and we're live in south boston. back to school for kiddos in the boston area and all the surrounding towns. plus we'll let you know what you need to know about space savers coming up. >> christa: good to know. kris, thank you. and hear from a raynham family putting a fun spin on their snow
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>> sarah: it's primary day in new hampshire. after months of campaigning and debates, voters in the granite state get their say. which candidates are leading the race at this early hour? >> christa: we also have new details this morning on exactly what happened in the moments leading up to that school bus crash that killed annapolis principal. what a new report says the bus driver failed to do. >> sarah: and listen up if you are one of the millions of americans that use acid reflux drugs. the hidden danger they pose to your body. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good morning, everybody. it's 5:30. thanks for waking up with us on this tuesday morning. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp. it's a cold morning, so prepare if you need to shovel that last layer of snow from last night, maybe shovel off the car. let's go to chris lambert. >> chris: it's a dry snow, wipe it off and get on your way. good morning, everybody.
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19 in boston, 16 in worcester, 23 in plymouth, kicking off this tuesday morning. still some patchy flurries and very light snow out there. not amounting to much, but we did have some patchy, light snow overnight, so a lot of the secondary roads may have that extra coating of light snow on it this morning. watch out for a few slippery spots. otherwise the main roads faring just fine. mostly cloudy skies into the afternoon. temperatures generally running close to 30 degrees. it's cool day overall. temperatures a few degrees warmer tomorrow, but we deal with more snow showers working in. we're in the dealing with any big storm systems as we go through the mid-week period. however, the burst of snow showers rolling on through at times will drop a coating to spots. i don't think it will be area widespread. then we deal with a builter cold by the weekend. we're talking about temperatures close to zero if not below zero throughout many of the suburbs by sunday morning. ahead. >> christa: let's go to fast track traffic. danielle, many more people on
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>> chris: definitely. no incident to tell you about yet. this is the expressway northbound. the drive from braintree into boston 13 minutes. you can see the yellow, a little bit of red. so we have some slowing there. route 3, 24, 95 looking pretty good so far this morning. let's check the people from framingham eastbound into boston. mostly green. so no delays to tell you about there. 93 from lawrence over 128 and into boston looking like a good drive, as is route 1 this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 11 minutes on the expressway. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, that drive 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t" this morning, so far it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: it's primary day in new hampshire. people in three spots in the granite state have already cast their votes. each location has fewer than 100 registered voters. so they can vote at midnight.
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7:00. democrat bernie sanders currently leads hillary clinton 17-9. as for the republicans, donald trump, ted cruz and john kasich are all tied with nine votes. trump is expected to win the new hampshire primary on the g.o.p. side, but it will likely be a battle for second place here. marco rubio, ted cruz, jeb bush and john kasich are all hoping for a strong performance in new hampshire before preparing for the primary down in south carolina. on the democratic side, bernie sanders has the early lead. polls show that he'll likely win today's primary over hillary clinton. the former u.s. secretary of state has cut into his lead. poll numbers show the senator is still ahead by double-digits. >> sarah: new england is cleaning up following a blast of winter weather. life is getting back to normal in boston this morning. crews working around the clock to clear the roads, and kids are returning to school after two snow days. 7's kris anderson joins us with more. good morning, kris. >> kris: sarah, good morning. i get to be the bearer of bad
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in boston and surrounding communities. it's back to school after that four-day weekend. friday snow day sandwiched with the weekend and monday's know day. they enjoyed a nice break, but it's back to school. you see the sidewalks here in front of the elementary school in south boston, relatively clear. they may have to do another quick shoveling to get off this residual snow that fell overnight, but it's looking relatively good here in the area. now let's talk about another issue. that's space savers. there was no snow emergency in the city of boston. that means you can't use those space savers, and mayor walsh says they're enforcing that rule. >> we are not having space savers in the city of boston. there is not enough snow out there for space savers. if you put a space saver out, there public works will come and take it. >> if they see it while they're checking trash and recycling, it's going. >> kris: so cones, lawn chairs, your barstools, keep them inside. if you put them out on the street, as you heard mayor walsh just say, d.p.w. is going to go around and pick them up.
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week long and they will continue to do so today. if you put them out there, expect it to be gone by the time you get back. live in south boston, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: we have new details on a deadly fire that happened up in north andover. officials say snowing was -- smoking was the cause of the fire over the weekend that sadly killed one person. they say the flames started on the living room couch and spread clothing. there were no working smoke alarms inside the apartment, but an elderly couple was able to make an escape. new this morning, massachusetts with some alarming statistics to report about child abuse and neglect. according to the "globe," in 2014, massachusetts had the highest rate of abused and neglected children in the country, about 32,000 children were victimized at the end of september 2014. according to a report by the u.s. department of health and human services. almost the same amount of child victims occurred in 2015, as
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state officials say the increased number of reported cases are because of greater public awareness and also increased vigilance by the state. >> sarah: new this morning, conan o'brien coming back to harvard. the late-night tv host will be on the campus on friday to discuss liberal arts education with the president of the university. he will then answer questions from the audience. the event will be held at harvard's sanders theater and will also be streamed live on the university's web site. o'brien is a brookline native and graduated from harvard in 1985. >> christa: still ahead, on alert. how the president plans to fight the zika virus and the warning for u.s. athletes headed overseas for the olympics. >> sarah: plus fire & ice in raynham. meet the man behind this artfully crafted snow dragon. >> chris: something to do with the snow right there, right? it's easier snow to clean up. it has lower water content to it. other than a couple early flurries this morning, mostly cloudy skies.
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either side of 30. snow showers mid-week. bitter cold by the weekend. forecast ahead. >> danielle: good morning, everyone. i'm showing you storrow drive here. eastbound after the longfellow bridge, we have disabled vehicle. no major understand december to tell you about on the roads this morning. if you're taking the "t," it's on time.
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>> chris: 5:39 this tuesday morning. good morning, everyone. the wind calming down. good news there. 12mph in the city of boston. 8 in bedford. you take a look at what's going on across the area, and we have temperatures running on the cold side into the teens and lower 20s. 23 in plymouth, 22 in new bedford right now. and a little bit of flurry activity still out, there but predominantly most of the snow is over and done with. we did have a little bit of patchy, light snow overnight last night. so a few slick spots certainly a possibility. and election day in new hampshire, 7:00 a.m., temperature close to 20 degrees. a couple scattered flurries around. otherwise a cool day with temperatures close to 30 degrees. pretty much the same case through southern new england.
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the city of boston, and we've closed the gap to the averages here. we're just below average for the winter, now closing in on about two feet of snow so far this winter in boston. a lot of cold air coming in for the weekend. more on your forecast coming up. >> christa: all the snow from this week is sparking creativity. it always does, right? >> sarah: yes, of course, and a family there in raynham decided they wanted to build something more original than just a snowman. okay. so instead they built a snow dragon. grown from a small frame to this giant-winged creature. >> christa: oh, my. >> sarah: look, it even has color. the family says they aren't the only ones enjoying it, though. >> in the daytime, on average every ten minutes, someone stops and gets a picture of it. >> i named it carl. why. name. >> carl the dragon. the dragon is a whopping ten feet long and five feet tall.
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going along with the video. "whistle while you work," right? >> christa: i was wonder if they were singing, "do you wanna build a snowman," but they would sing "dragon." you don't need a guard dog with a dragon. we have lots more to get to ahead. we have primary coverage with nancy chen in new hampshire. >> nancy: 500,000 votes expected today in new hampshire. we'll have a lock at the democratic side of the race. >> reporter: and we're in hudson where a polling center is getting ready to open up. we'll look at the last-minute push by the republican
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>> christa: good morning. it's tuesday and back at it after maybe a snow day for so many of you. it's 5:45. we're getting your day started off hopefully on the right note here. >> sarah: let's start with weather and traffic. let's send it over the chris lambert far check on your forecast. >> chris: good morning. much easier to deal with the weather today. official lay blizzard. it's verified on nantucket, chatham, the vineyard, hyannis, plymouth and falmouth yesterday. basically more than three hours, three hours or more than winds gusting or sustained 35mph or greater and visibility reduced to a quarter mile or less. that doesn't dictate how much snow you get, but partisanshipically where you
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also some of the higher snow totals. we did see a good 7 to 10 inches across the cape, even into southern plymouth county. new bedford 7 inches of snow. north weymouth just shy of 8. just over 6 in boston and much of the boston metro area. out through 495, a lot of 5s and 6s of that dry, easy-to-move snow showing up. 19 in boston this morning. 16 in worcester. a couple patchy flurries still around. nothing to write home about as we have continuing improvements in the weather forecast as we go throughout the day. some scattered flurries this morning. watching snow showers down through the mid atlantic. sort of a vigorous system. a couple of them will be sort of working through and getting close to southern new england. that will likely trigger off a couple scattered snow showers in here for wednesday. it does look like a few of these bursts of snow may be heavy enough to locally drop a coating to an inch or so of snow. that on wednesday. no pride spread storms in the forecast, but not completely dry either. all right.
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about? bitter cold air. likely some of the coldest air we've seen so far moving in just in times for valentine's day weekend. 28 to 34 today. mostly cloudy tonight. particularly cold. temperatures close to 20 degrees. lower to middle 30s tomorrow. mostly cloudy. snow showers and again if you get a few bursts of heavier snow showers, you can locally get a coating to an inch of snow. 7 on 7 forecast, same case on thursday. arctic front moving in. behind it it's cold. then the real cold stuff works in over the weekend. could get an early snow shower on saturday followed by falling temps into the teens saturday going below zero saturday night into sunday. >> sarah: all right. time now for fast track traffic. here's danielle gersh. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. we have disabled vehicle. this is blocking the right lane. this is the zakim bridge. so 93 northbound heading out of boston. you can see it looks like some cars are getting by nicely here. no major delays. let's go to the maps. a couple other disabled vehicles as well this morning.
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this is on 93 southbound. this is just before the leverett connector. so very close to the one i just showed you. then we have another disabled vehicle on storrow drive eastbound. that's just before the longfellow bridge. now, the expressway from braintree into boston, 14 minutes. so it looks like a lot more of you out on the roads this morning than yesterday. route 3 looking pretty good. some slowing as you approach 128 and the the expressway. route 24, no delays to tell you about or on route 95. let's take a look at the pike from framingham into boston. mostly green. this is wellesley. another disabled vehicle on 128 northbound there. and then 93 southbound from 495 to 128, we're starting to see some of that slowing. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 14 minutes on the expressway into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking the "t," it's on time. back to you, guys. >> christa: all right, danielle. all eyes on new hampshire as republican and democratic presidential hopefuls square off for the first primary of the
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we have nine voters in dixville notch, new hampshire, casting their ballots just after midnight. >> sarah: and ohio governor jon case uk getting three votes, donald trump receiving two among republicans. bernie sanders winning all four democratic votes. 7's nancy chen begins our coverage in manchester with a look at the democratic race. >> nancy: nine votes. got to love dixville notch. meantime, 500,000 votes expected today in new hampshire between the two parties. for the democrats, it's not necessarily about who will win. bernie sanders has been holding a considerable lead in the polls. it's about how much hillary clinton has been hoping to close that gap. she's curt the deficit in half in the past week. younger voters and women especially are feeling the burn, as they say, and last night bernie sanders urged a big turnout at an event with a lot of college students and young people. that was in durham. meantime, clinton again looking to close that gap and make this
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south carolina and get that momentum going. clinton and her team have been on the attack lately. her husband, former president bill, went after sanders with some pretty harsh criticism of his policy proposals on the trail this weekend. and he called some of his supporters, some of sanders' supporters sexist and profane. sanders, though, has not responded to those allegations and instead telling his voters if they have a big turnout, it will be a very, very good night. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: all right, nancy. 7 ease victoria warren covering the republicans. she's live for us in hudson. vicki? christa. today. with the crowded republican field, all eyes won't just be on the winner, but also on whoever comes in second place. so last night donald trump proved that he can continue to attract very large crowds, 5,000 people packing his event last night. he called his event his final
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can he turn those crowds into votes? new hampshire's known for voters who often make their decision in the polling booth, so other candidates are counting on that. the latest 7news poll shows jeb bush and john kasich in the mix for second. marco rubio and ted cruz are already looking to south carolina, and chris christie says voters should ignore the polls. so for the most part, polling places in new hampshire will open around 7:00 a.m. and then close around 7:00 p.m. and then at some point this evening we should know where the votes are going to go and whose hard work is going to pay off. live this morning in hudson, new hampshire, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: vicki, thank you. also this morning, former new york city mayor michael bloomberg confirming he's for the white house. bloomberg telling "the financial times" that he is looking at all of his options and says he is considering a run because he finds the current primary process a "outrage and insult to
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justha reminder, we have you covered as the results of the primary come in. tune in at 7:00 and 10:00 p.m. for a special edition of results analysis of the big night. we have a special prime time lineup. "chicago med" is at 8:00. "chicago fire" is at 9:00, an hour earlier than usual. and you can set your dvr for "hollywood game night," which will air at 2:05 a.m. >> sarah: today president obama is set to release his final budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year. the president will lay out his spending proposals for national priorities like fighting isis and cancer research. critics believe the budget has little chance to be adopted since the president faces stiff opposition from the republican-led house. >> christa: new this morning, statistics are in for worldwide shark attacks for the past year in 2015 set the record for most shark attacks across the globe. the florida museum of natural history releasing those numbers.
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30 of them alone in florida. it's expected that those numbers will increase as both human and shark populations continue to grow. also new this morning, hackers publishing contact information for thousands of employees of the f.b.i., including names and titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. officials say they don't believe that sensitive information like social security numbers, that was accessed. now, this comes a day after personal data for thousands of homeland security employees was posted. >> sarah: new details in a deadly school bus crash in indianapolis last month. a new police report finds the driver of the bus was at fault. >> christa: she allegedly got out of the driver's seat without applying the parking brake. the bus, which was filled with children at the time, went on to hit and kill a school principal. two children were also hurt. officials are still investigating why the driver got out of her seat to begin with. president obama is asking congress for nearly $2 billion
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zika virus. that money would pay for mosquito-control program, vaccine research and education for pregnant women who are at risk. some funds would also go toward helping countries where zika is spreading fast. the c.d.c. is at its highest level of activation because of this outbreak. only the fourth time it's reached that top level. >> sarah: checking news cross country, a man in texas is making a splash to start the week. the 69-year-old lost control of his s.u.v., drove over a curb, through a fence and into a backyard pool. neighbors helped to pull the man out. thankfully he wasn't seriously hurt. >> christa: a paratrooper flying into a shocking situation. this member of the military was training, doing some skydiving in florida, and he drifts into a power line. witnesses took these photos. firefighters, of course, shutting off the power before safely rescuing him. >> sarah: in this morning's healthcast, a new warning about prescription and over-the-counter pills that
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a study from john hopkins says the acid reducing drugs may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease by up to 50%. doctors say a healthy alternative to reducing heartburn symptoms is to simply change your diet. there may be a new way for travelers to avoid jet lag. a stanford university study finds exposing travelers to short flashes of light while they sleep can delay the onset of sleepiness by almost two hours. researchers say the flashing light therapy can be useed the night before traveling to trick the brain away from a sleep cycle into an awake cycle. >> christa: people are gearing up for fat tuesday down south for the last day of mardi gras season before lent in new orleans. today's events are expected to be the largest since hurricane katrina. police are adding extra security as they expect more than 1 million people to be celebrating. 1,100 officers will be on patrol, some of them under cover, and f.b.i. also says that it will also have surveillance
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so if you love pizza, today's your day, folks. it's national pizza day. a recent poll finding that pizza is, yes, america's favorite comfort food. so don't tell that to sarah, because she prefers plaque and and -- mac and cheese. >> sarah: listen, i'm a huge pizza fan, too, but if i had to decide, it would be mac and cheese. how about mac and cheese pizza? there you go. do you know people in this country, they're saying each person's 23 pounds of pizza every year. >> sarah: wow. >> christa: here you go, sarah. you were on the something with the mac and cheese pizza because it's also bagel day. you could do pizza bagels, as well. >> sarah: i probably ate that much pizza in college. that's why they call it the mizzou 22. >> chris: my freshman year i gained 28 pounds, probably had 100 pounds of pizza during that year. i had pizza last night. we'll have to do it again for lunch and dinner go. with the flow. it's national pizza day. got to do it, right? early flurries. otherwise mostly cloudy.
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either side of 30. just think work all the shoveling, you're burning the calories anyway. scattered snow showers. some of these could be locally heavy. we'll have to keep an eye on that. perhaps a colting to an inch or two. otherwise the story is the cold air over the weekend. >> sarah: thanks, chris. if you're just waking up with
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hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm they've all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders,
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ism primary day under way in new hampshire. votes already cast in three small towns. who is leading the pack so far? >> donald trump, you're the loser. >> he's like a child. >> christa: name calling among the g.o.p. and key moments from
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>> sarah: clean-up today from snow and flooding. >> this is about the worst i've seen in a while. >> sarah: some towns delaying their start for school. overseas. crashing head-on. >> sarah: plus a cruise ship set to return today from a nightmare at sea. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> christa: good morning. it is february 9th, 6:00 a.m. here on the dot. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. you'll have to scrape off that car and get rid of some of that snow this morning. let's send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> chris: finally back the winter. we're playing catch-up in the snow department. close to 2 feet so far in the city of boston. 16 in worcester. most of the snow is done. still have a couple patches of flurries out there through metro valley. overall not expecting much out of. this mainly dry today. do you have to watch this system or a couple of spots of high atlantic. that's going to create some the
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it does look like as you go into tomorrow, a few of these snow showers and squalls could rotate through southern new england. mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. temperature close to 30 degrees, getting kids ready for school. a couple slippery spots this morning. certainly need the snow boots waiting for that bus this morning as we have a lot of snow-coated sidewalks. certainly that's the case this morning. 36 tomorrow. some snow showers around. again, could have locally heavy squalls once in a while. i do think the the heaviest of the risk of some of these squalls will be predominantly down across southeastern mass. we'll keep an eye on that, as we go through next couple day, temperatures generally running close to seasonal levels. on wednesday we will track much colder air for the weekend. close to weekend if not below it by sunday morning. seven-day forecast coming up. >> sarah: time now for fast track traffic. here's danielle gersh,. >> danielle: thanks, sarah. hello, everyone. let's head outside. this is the leverett connector. you can see some back-up. this is from a disabled truck. let's go to the maps. that's on 93 southbound there. we actually also have another breakdown.
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one, 93 southbound at the leverett connector. then another one on storrow drive eastbound. that's at the longfellow bridge. the expressway from braintree into boston, 16 minutes. so that ride is slowing down on route 3: you're crawling as you approach the braintree split. route 24 looking pretty good as is 95 this morning. the pike from framingham into boston, no major delays, but on 128 in wellesley, this is another disabled vehicle on 128 northbound at route 9. in waltham, another one. that's on 128 southbound at totten pond road. so a lot of disabled vehicles this morning. let's go to the maps -- let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to hit the roads. there are delays on the green line. back to you, guys. >> christa: danielle, thank you. first primary votes up in new
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people in three small precincts including dix vich notch have spoken. right now it is a three-way tie for the republicans. donald trump, ted cruz and john kasich all have nine votes each. kasich reportedly personally called voters in the small town to ask for their votes. as for the democrats, bernie sanders has 17. hillary clinton has nine. and so now the test of the state really is set to pick a presidential candidate. >> sarah: the contenders watching and waiting for tonight's results. we have live team coverage of decision day in the granite state. we start with victoria warren live in hudson where people are about to hit the polls. good morning, vicki. >> victoria: good morning, sarah. all this hard work in new hampshire all leading up to this day. the polls are set to open in about an hour or so. donald trump is still leading. he proved last night he can still draw a very large crowd, but today will he prove that he can turn those crowds into votes? 5,000 people packing a new hampshire arena monday night for what donald trump called his
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day. >> let's have a big, big victory tomorrow. >> victoria: but it wasn't all love for the republican front-runner in the granite state. >> donald trump, you're the loser. >> victoria: jeb bush, who is in the mix for second place in the latest 7news tracking poll, went on to call trump a liar and whiner on twitter. trump jumped in with his own name-calling and taunts. >> then he says, see, i'm the only one taking on donald trump. i'm not afraid of donald trump. he's like a child. he's like a spoiled child. >> victoria: also vying for second, ohio governor john kasich, telling voters he's ready for washington, d.c. hopefuls marco rubio and ted cruz both making last-minute campaign stops, both telling supporters, win or lose new hampshire, they're gearing up for south carolina. and chris christie, who is trailing significantly, urges voters to disregard the polls. >> it is completely up in the air, and all of you, the vote
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decide it. >> victoria: rubio and cruz not only feel like south carolina is a state they will do better in, but they feel like it's a state where donald trump will not do as well. of course, today it's all about new hampshire and how they do here. this particular polling place in hudson opens at 7:00 a.m. that's when most polling places across the state open. most of them close at 7:00 p.m. tonight and then a few hours after that, we will know the winner. live this morning in hudson, new hampshire, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: on the democratic side, hillary clinton hoping to become the comeback kid in new hampshire after trailing vermont native bernie sanders in the polls for months. 7's nancy chen continuing our coverage. she's live in manchester with the latest on their campaigns. nancy? >> nancy: christa, good morning. for the democrats, it's not necessarily about who will win. erbernie sanders has been holding a considerable lead in the polls as we head into the primary
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much hillary clinton has been hoping to close that gap as she goes into south carolina. she's cut the deficit in half over the past week. bernie sanders has surprised everyone, including himself, with his campaign success. now in new hampshire his tale has become one of a potential front-runner as voters feel the burn. >> young people are sick of the same old same old, and he's providing a fresh message. >> nancy: the 74-year-old vermont senator has particularly had success with young people and women. on monday he responded to former secretary of state madeleine albright, who said women should stand behind clinton because she is a woman. >> i think that's an unfortunate statement. we are now talking about electing the president of the united states, and people should make their decision based on who they think can do the job. >> nancy: meantime, one week ago, hillary clinton was trailing sanders by more than 30 points, but according to our 7news/umass lowell tracking poll, she's cut that deficit in half. 7news asked clinton on monday about her difficulty with young voters. >> i know a lot of young people
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i want them to know that i support you and i will work for you. i will be your president as much as anyone else's. >> nancy: clinton also responded to sanders' accusation she's too close to wall street, saying sanders has also taken money from wall street and she has a record of standing up to them. >> and president obama, who took a lot of money from wall street, turned around and signed the toughest financial regulations since the great depression. so his argument is really, as i have said, an artful smear. >> nancy: and sanders has not responded to the attacks by bill clinton, instead telling voters if there is a big voter turnout today, they will have a very, very good night. live in manchester, new "today in new england." >> sarah: a reminder, we have you covered as the results of the primary come in. tune in at 7:00 and again at 10:00 p.m. for a special edition of 7news. for results analysis of the big night. and because of our coverage, we have a special prime time lineup for you. tune in at 8:00 for "chicago
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both of those are an hour earlier than when they usually air. also set your d.v.r. for "hollywood game night." it will now air at 2:05 a.m. >> christa: let's get to some breaking news overseas. and the death toll has now climbed to eight after two trains crashed in southern germany. police say these two trains collided head-on early this morning. german news agencies say the train is usually used by commuters and schoolchildren also ride on board, but right now they're on winter break. officials say more than 150 people were hurt, 50 of them seriously. and some of the victims were taken away on stretchers, others flown to the hospital. more than three hours after the crash, crews are still trying to rescue people trapped inside the wreckage. >> sarah: plenty of communities cleaning up from winter weather across the south shore. scituate got a one-two punch. flooding from astronomical high tides as well as blizzard-like conditions with the wind and the snow. 7's nicole oliverio live with a look at the conditions there.
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>> nicole: well, sarah, it's what we can expect in february, and scituate is no stranger to coastal flooding. they say as far as yesterday's storm goes, they think they fared pretty well. towns across the south shore preparing to dry out and clean up after being blasted by winter weather all day yesterday. high tide and high winds sent waves crashing over the seawall in scituate. streets near the lighthouse flooded quickly. some roads temporarily shut down. police and fire asked people to avoid the coastline if they could. >> this is pretty bad. this is the place where it floods. if you look over here, it's going up over the wall every time. >> nicole: several towns on the cape met blizzard conditions, including falmouth. >> the wind was really bad. >> nicole: heavy winds and blowing snow created white-out conditions. when the storm passed, there were several inches of know to plow and shovel.
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if you don't expect this in february, you're in the wrong place. >> nicole: with high winds and potential for flooding, power outages were also a concern, but surprisingly, it didn't turn out to be a serious problem. and if you live in the south shore and went to bad last night thinking you did all of your shoveling or snow blowing and that you would be ready to just head out this morning to go to work, you might want to double check. a few more inches fell overnight. there could be a little bit more cleaning up to do. that's the latest live in scituate, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: happening today, thousands of passengers are returning to port after a cruise ship was seriously damaged in the storm. now one lawmaker is calling for an investigation into whether it should have even celt sail in the first place. this is video on board royal caribbean's new ship "anthem of the seas," which set sail from new jersey. well, the ship was just tossed around in hurricane-force winds and massive waves leaving furniture overturned, glassware smashed and part of a ceiling collapsed.
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was terrifying. >> my dad at one point said, "you know, this ship could crack in half." >> somebody should have known. they're angry because they feel they've lost their special vacation. >> meaghan: a florida senator also wants the national transportation safety board to investigate the cruise line's decision to set sail into the storm. >> sarah: still ahead, what's behind a series of threats made against new england schools? investigators in rhode island say russia. >> christa: and it's lights out at the beanpot. the outage that brought the big game to halt. >> sarah: and the high-flying broadway musical pippin is in boston. the stars are teaching me a few tricks. we'll go backstage in boston. >> chris: it was pretty much over and done with, kids back to school. you need the snow boots this morning. still plenty of snow coverage on the side streets and sidewalks. winter gear throughout the day. temperatures close to 30 degrees this afternoon.
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rin the middle of a time when senior povertyt is increasing. republicans and some democratsp came up with a brilliant idea for cutting cost-of-living adjustments for social security. we said, "it will be over our dead bodies if you cut social security." as president, i will do everything i can to extend the solvency of social security and expand benefits for people who desperately need them. i'm bernie sanders,
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>> sarah: nantucket taking a hit from yesterday's winter weather. massachusetts state police posting these pictures of flooding on nantucket. you can see the water is getting really high in this neighborhood as well. man, that picture is incredible. >> christa: scituate had some street flooding near the coast, as well, and, chris, it's official. they got a blizzard there, not that anyone needed to tell them, that right? >> chris: six different locations across the cape and plymouth. officially a blizzard, designated by the national weather service. gusts of sustained winds, 35mph greater, visibility quarter of a mile or less for three consecutive hours makes the blowing snow a heavy snow. if you live along the coastline, that wind was rocking. look at the snow totals eastbound. 11 inches of snow. you get to the vineyard and nantucket. close to 10 inches of snow.
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new bedford coming in at 7. city of boston took a while. it was going to be slow and steady through the day and into the evening hours. it took a while to add up, but we got to 6.4 inches of snow in boston. 5.5 in worcester. and many towns across metro west throughout many of the suburbs, north shore, picking up about 5, 6, 7 inches of snow. it's the dry snow. easy to push around. not too tough to take that task at hand, although you have to dress warm. 15 in worcester. 20 in boston. 23 in plymouth right now. any spotty flour was we had early this morning seem to be winding on down. next storm system to the south of us. the bulk of this energy will stay to the south of us, at least during the day today. i think a piece of this breaks off the east coast and this will be an extension out over the great lakes and that will eventually swing through for tomorrow. the rest of the country is quiet travel weather-wise. cold across the midwest, but the west coast, the deep south, nice and quiet.
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have some trouble spots as we work throughout the day. now, today is quiet, mostly cloudy skies. overall it's cool. tomorrow a lot of clouds around, and we'll get these scattered snow showers. perhaps some heavier snow squalls occasionally working through. you notice the nature of the game here. not all towns will see it. so it's not like a big storm is rolling in and covering the entire area. but we'll have to watch and see where some of these squalls do form. they could drop a quick coating to an inch or two of snow in some spots. you will not drop a snow map, but we'll have to contend with scattered snow showers and squalls. even through thursday some snow showers around and drying it out for friday. today's forecast, a couple degrees either side of 40 this afternoon. mostly claude skies. an early flurry. otherwise dry. mostly cloudy tonight. temperatures a couple degrees either side of 20. snow showers and localized heavier snow showers for tomorrow. temperatures low to mid-30s. 7 on 7 forecast as we get into the weekend, could be an early snow shower on saturday, but look at the arctic air that pours in. highs in the teen, lows below
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>> christa: and it's so cold. even this morning brushing off the car. danielle, a morning to leave a little extra time, huh? >> danielle: certainly. we have a few incidents out there. this is the leverett connector. we have a disabled truck southbound on route 39. let's go to the maps. also on 93 but northbound, we have an accident in medford. and this is a car that's gone off into the woods there. south of town, from braintree into boston on the expressway, northbound that drive already 31 minutes this morning. so a lot of you back on the roads today. route 3, some slowing as you approach the braintree split. some slowing as you approach 128 on route 24. 95 looking pretty good. the pike, no major issues from framingham into boston, but in waltham on 128 southbound, another disabled vehicle, and this is at totten pond road. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. about half an hour on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 1212 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 16 minutes.
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>> christa: so this is the show. it's bringing a bit of magic and some death-defying stunts here to boston this week. >> sarah: the national tour of "pippin" has arrived at the boston opera house. i got a look at what goes into bringing the circus-inspired show to life. they ask you to join them on the journey of a young prince searching for his place in life. got to find my partner "pippin" has set up its big top at the boston opera house, and before the show's opening night, we met up with some of the cast, including neiko moffi. it's a homecoming of sorts for moffi, who graduated from harvard in 2014. >> i lived in cambridge for four years. it was amazing. i love boston. i love cambridge. i have a lot of friends who are still here. so it's amazing coming back.
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specialties is hand-balancing with canes. naturally very flexible, so that helps. ism ryan flores plays he says coming into the circus-inspired show as a non-acrobat is intimidating. >> pippin has to throw knives and jump through hoops. he has to do backflips and stand on people's shoulders. i was so uncomfortable doing all this stuff, but at the same time, i had to trust and let go. >> sarah: i had never seen "pippin" before its boston run. connection. my mom used to live in boston. she was in a local production of "pippin." this is my mom. i may not have been in the show, but before i left, i had to test my circus skills. >> put your hands together. now i'll grab the one leg and the other leg. >> sarah: i've never used so many muscles. talents.
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your head spinning, literally. >> so one hand, one hand. yeah. your feet on the two marks. >> sarah: i'm just trying to squeeze... i just feel like i'm going to be sore tomorrow. >> that's okay. that's good. that's good. you're doing it exactly right. >> sarah: yay. i was so dizzy of i did that. the show runs through this sunday. it's definitely one you want to see. the moral of this story was so beautiful. i loved it. >> christa: that was so entertaining. it's like a giant hula-hoop. >> sarah: i was nervous going into it, but we had a lot of fun doing it. >> christa: you're not fooling me. you're going to be using that in aren't you? ism yeah. >> christa: it's 6:21, and still ahead, it's harvard homecoming from conan o'brien. why the comedian is returning to his roots. >> sarah: plus a new warning about heartburn pills that taken. the serious condition they're being linked to. >> christa: and fenway announcing some new shows at the ballpark and the music fans may
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>> christa: we're back at 6:25. b.c. is celebrating another beanpot victory. the game also featured a power outage. the lights went out during the first period at the t.d. garden. play was delayed for about half hour. the game scoreless through regulation, but overtime did not last long at all. >> sarah: alec tuch and he scores! >> christa: there it was. alex tuch scoring just one minute 54 seconds into overtime to give the eagles the 1-0 win. this is beat's sixth beanpot championship in the past seven seasons. >> sarah: broncos' quarterback peyton manning didn't win the m.v.p. in super bowl 50, but he
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he was featured in the parade at disneyland. manning brought his wife and kids to the parade hours after the broncos upset the panthers. this was manning's second super bowl victory. many suspect the 39-year-old will retire this off season. love disney. get ready for an action-packed summer at fenway. even when the red sox aren't on the field, live nation announcing the band dead and company will perform two shows in july for fenway's 2016 concert series. tickets for the show go on sale next thursday. james taylor, pearl jam and billy joel will also be at fenway this summer. some incredible shows, that's for sure. >> christa: and very different acts, something for everybody there i think. so it's 6:26. and still ahead, a traumatic experience for actress gwyneth paltrow. she's describing a frightning situation with a stalker. >> sarah: also a live alligator tossed at fast food workers. the so-called prank being taken
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>> kris: we're live in south boston this morning. back to school for the kiddos after a nice four-day vacation. plus we'll let you know what you here.
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>> christa: the first in the nation primary under way. weeks of campaigning coming down to this as the candidates try to inspire the undecideds. we're live in new hampshire. >> sarah: boston cleaning up after the storm as kids head back to school after an extra long weekend. >> christa: and uncovering the source of a series of school threats. rhode island police linking some to russia. >> sarah: a brookline native returning to his roots. why conan is heading back to harvard. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everybody. thanks for staying us with. it's 6:30 right now. i'm sarah french. >> christa: and i'm christa delcamp.
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time shoveling off the front step, maybe brushing off the car. with a little coffee, it will be easier. >> sarah: anything is possible. >> christa: and chris, the coffee has arrived. thank you, big spender, for treating us all. >> chris: i owed you guys. you've had me plenty of mornings. and weather producer dave, give him props. he made the run this morning. need a lot of coffee on some mornings, and i think today is one of those mornings. 6.4 inches of snow in the city of boston. now closing in on two feet for the season. look at that, we closed the gap. we're awfully close to the seasonal average in town. 15 in worcester. 20 in boston. it was a dryer snow. it was easier to dust off the car this morning versus that stuff we had on friday that was like cement trying the move. the wind speeds this morning about 10mph. so a lot lighter and a lot of the flour -- flurries we had tapering off. secondary roads, a few slick spots. no issues throughout the day. degrees. including you folks up in
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the weather. a little bit on the cold side, but no more falling snow here other than a couple flurries early this morning. more on that seven-day forecast ahead. >> christa: get out and vote. how does traffic look, danielle? >> danielle: a couple incidents on the road so far this morning. 9 3 as you head into somerville, it's northbound. this is 93 northbound right at route 16, a car actually went off the road into the woods. and then southbound we have some delays because people are looking at that. we have some slowing on 93 in both directions. on the expressway from braintree into boston, that drive about half an hour. you can see all this red. that's a she drive northbound this morning. slowing on route 3 as you approach the braintree split. on route 24, as you approach route 28 and the same on route 95. the pike from framingham into boston, you can see a little bit of yellow some that drive is slow and gosh, and again 93 is a
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take a look at you drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. half an hour on the expressway into town on the pike. 14 minutes 9 southbound 128 to the zakim bridge 25 minutes. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. it's primary day in new hampshire. people in three spots in the granite state have already voted. so dixville notch, millsfield and harts location held midnight voting. democrat bernie sanders currently leads hillary clinton 17-9. as for the republicans, donald trump, john kasich and ted cruz are all tied at the top with nine votes. trump is expected to win the new hampshire primary, but it will likely be a battle for second place. marco rubio, ted cruz, jeb bush and john kasich are all hoping for a strong performance in the granite state before preparing for the primary in south carolina. and on the democratic side, bernie sanders has the early lead and polls show he will likely win today's primary over hillary clinton. the former secretary of state has cut into the lead, but poll numbers show senator sanders
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>> christa: and new england cleaning up from a double dose of winter weather. students in boston and really in many areas are headed back to class today after a long weekend with two snow days and crews have been working hard to clear the roadways and the sidewalks. let's check in with 7's kris anderson with more. kris, good morning? >> kris: good morning, christa. i get to be the bearer of bad news for the thousands of children in the city of boston and the vowrding community. it's back to school today after that extended four-day weekend thanks to two snow days, one on friday and then, of course, one yesterday. so what that means is it's back to work. this gentleman here has been actually scraping the sidewalks at condon elementary school in south boston this morning. we have some video of the busses that were rolling out from the bus yard this morning. buses hitting the road for the first time in four days now. most of the roads are cleared and that's good news for students who are heading back to class today because they got to enjoy that four-day break. now there's another issue that we need the talk about this morning, and that's space savers.
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the city of boston, and that means if you put a space saver out there, it's going to be taken away. >> we are not having space savers in the city of boston. there is not enough snow out there for space savers. if you put a space saver out there, public works will come and take it. >> they go right in the back of the packer. if they see it while they're collecting trash and recycling, it's going. >> kris: some young children now walking into school for the day and getting ready to head back the class after that extended break. and back to the space saver, those cones, those lawn chairs, barstools, whatever it may be that you're used to setting out there to save your space, they're not allowed. d.p.w. will go through the streets today and pick up any space savers they see out there, so if you don't want it tossed in the trash, don't put it out there. that's the latest live in south boston, kris anderson, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: a series of recent bomb threats against schools in rhode island have left an len reason toic trail that leads all the way to russia. the threats were made in rhode island similar to here in
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one in methuen last month. they were all made via automated phone calls the schools in newport, middletown and warwickful right now officials say they're looking into whether russia can help them in their investigation. >> sarah: new details on a deadly fire in north andover. officials say smoking was the cause of the fire over the weekend that killed one person. they say the fire started on the will living room couch and the 62-year-old victim's clothing. there were no working smoke alarms in the apartment. an elderly couple was able to escape. >> christa: and gas prices in boston now the cheapest they've been in several years according to a.a.a. self-serve regular averaging $1.77 per gallon, which is 4 cents cheaper than just last week. the last time prices were this low, back in january of 2009. >> sarah: conan o'brien returning to his roots in massachusetts. the late-night tv host will be at harvard university... will be at harvard university on friday to discuss liberal arts education. he will answer questions from the audience.
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harvard's sander theater and will also be streamed live on the university's web site. o'brien is a brookline native and graduated from harvard in 1985. >> christa: remember that segment he used to, do the year 2000? >> sarah: he's hilarious. i love him. love him. >> christa: still ahead, a stalker with a bit of a scare to talk about. gwyneth paltrow has some testimony, and it's tearful, against a man she says she fears. >> sarah: chaos in the streets overseas. protesters clash with police. then shots are fired. >> christa: a pair trooper in a shocking situation. how to rescue him from live
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>> christa: we're back now. 6:40 on this tuesday. testimony is set to begin in the trial of man accused of stalking gwyneth paltrow. she became tearful during her testimony in a los angeles courtroom. the actress says a 66-year-old man has been terrorizing her for the past 17 years, sending her packages. she says she fears for her safety and the safety of her children, calling it a long and
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2015 setting the record for the most shark attacks across the globe. according to the florida museum of natural history, there were 98 attacks worldwide and 30 of them were in florida alone. this is expected that the numbers will increase as both human and shark populations continue to grow. >> sarah: people gearing up for fat tuesday down south for the last day of the mardi gras season before lepght. in new orleans the events are supposed to be the largest since hurricane katrina. police are adding treak security as they expect more than one million people to be celebrating in the city. 1,100 officers will be on patrol, some undercover. the f.b.i. says it will have surveillance cameras everywhere. all right. pizza lovers unite. today is national pizza day. a recent poll found that pizza is america's favorite comfort food. the average american's 23 pounds of pizza every year, and i believe it because as i said earlier, in college i ate a lot of pizza and i gained the mizzou
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>> christa: as opposed to the freshman 15. you got everybody beat. all right. decision day up in new hampshire today. it's 6:41. all eyes on the granite state as voters head to the polls in the first of the nation primary. and the stakes for the candidates are huge. we're live with last-minute campaigning. >> reporter: and we're live in scituate. south shore towns cleaning up and drying out after yesterday's storm. >> sarah: also a live gator thrown at fast food workers through a drive-thru window.
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>> it's 6:45, time the know and go. >> christa: it's primary day in new hampshire. republican candidates are battling for position and already early results are coming in. >> sarah: >> reporter: and on the democratic side, it's down to two. bernie sanders is holding the lead, but hillary clinton is closing the gap. >> sarah: plus roads cleaned up and kids head back to school after parts of the bay state were blasted by blizzard conditions. >> sarah: all right. it's 6:45. time now to now and go. we have all you day's top stories coming up. >> christa: we start with traffic and weather. chris lambert with your forecast bright and early. >> chris: snow is over and done. with falmouth picking up close to 11 inches. plymouth at 8.
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the snow lingered overnight. so you have to dust off the car before you walk out the door this morning. but it was a fluffier snow, dryer snow, easier to deal with. cold start this morning. 19 in boston. 15 in norwood right now. a dry day ahead of us. energy down through the mid atlantic, heavier snow showers and squalls down that way. i expect a few snow showers and squalls to work on through thursday. tomorrow we'll watch for the potential of some heavier snow showers and squalls locally dropping a coating to an inch or two, but no major snowstorms working up the coast, and there are no more celestial storms to worry about as we go through next several days. early flurry this morning. otherwise mostly cloudy skies. temperatures on the cool side, a couple degrees either side 306 this afternoon. quiet tonight. mostly cloudy, temperatures close to 20. we'll get those snow showers in here tomorrow. and again a few of them may have some heavier bursts of snow. so we'll keep an eye on that. temperatures generally running into the lower to middle 30s. take a look at the 7 on 7 week.
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working up the coastline, but a couple opportunities of these scattered snow showers around. one will be an arctic front coming in on thursday. it's colder friday. and then really cold over the weekend. temperatures in the teens on saturday and sunday. >> christa: okay. let's go to danielle gersh. danielle, a day the leave a it will extra time. we have to brush off this car today. >> definitely. it's low on the roads,, too christa. here's 93 heading into boston. let's go to the maps. still keeping an eye on an accident on medford on route 93. but it's northbound. a car actually went off the road into the woods, and that's also causing some delays southbound. people stopping to look at that accident. so definitely give yourself some more time on route 93 this morning. the expressway about half an hour from braintree into boston. a lot of red there. south of town, some slowing on route 3 through weymouth and then route 24 as you approach 128 and 95 as you approach 128, as well. the pike from framingham into boston is slow, but not too bad. no red. there we have an accident in lexington. this is 128 northbound right at route 2a.
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times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 26 minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 14 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 27 minutes. back to you, guys. >> christa: thanks, danielle. >> sarah: the first votes have been cast in the primary. three small precincts reporting, general kasich taking two for taking one. on the democratic side, bernie sanders winning dixville notch and hart's location and hillary clinton taking millsfield. polls for the rest of the state open in just a few minutes. >> christa: and so by this time tomorrow, we'll be analyzing the winners and the losers, and we will have live coverage of the campaigns. let's start with 7's victoria warren in manchester. vicki, we know the voters are starting to arrive there behind you, opening up in about 12 minutes, right? >> victoria: that's right, christa. we have a large crowd of voters here behind me. they have been lining up for the past half hour or some right now they're swearing in all of the volunteers who are going to be registering these folks and getting them started in this
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real crowded field on the republican side. but it comes down not just to the winner. everyone will be looking at at who comes in second. donald trump continue lasted night the draw very large crowds, 5,000 people packing an event last night. he called it his final lovefest before the primary, but the big question is: can he turn those crowds into votes? new hampshire is known for voters who often make their decision in the polling booths so other candidates are counting on that. the latest 7news poll shows jeb bush and john kasich in the mix for second. marco rubio and ted cruz are already looking to south carolina. and chris christie says voters should ignore the polls. so the big question is: what are these voters that you're going to take a live look here at going to do when they come to the polls? new hampshire is known as the state where voters do make their decisions at the very last minute. so for the most part, polls in new hampshire open at 7:00 a.m.
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close at 7:00 p.m. this evening. live this morning in hudson, new hampshire, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> christa: let's go to the democrats now. nancy chen continues our coverage with more on each candidate's final pitch to voters today. nancy? >> nancy: and christa, the question here is not necessarily for the democrats who will win. bernie sanders has been holding a considerable lead in the polls leading up to the primary today. instead it's aut how much hillary clinton has been hoping to close that gap. gain some momentum as she heads into south carolina. and she's cut the deficit by about half over the past week. still younger voters and women have been especially drawn to bernie sanders "feeling the burn." sanders has one of the most packed schedules he's had all week yesterday. last night he urged a big turnout of voters at an event with a lot of college students and young people that. was in durham. meantime, hillary clinton looking to close that gap and make this race a close one. she and her team have been more
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her husband, former president bill clinton, went after sanders with some pretty harsh criticism of his policy proposals on the trail this week, calling some of bernie sanders' supporters sexiest and profane. sanders has not responded to those allegations, instead telling voters that if they turn out in a big, big way, they will have a very, very good night. live in manchester, new hampshire, nancy chen, 7news "today in new england." thank you just a reminder, we'll have you primary come in. you can tune in tonight at 7:00 and 10:00 for a special edition of 7news. we'll have results analysis of a big night and because of our coverage, we have a special prime time lineup for you. you can tune in at 8:00 for chicago med. chicago fire at 9:00. both of those are an hour earlier than when they usually air, so just know that. also set your dvr for hollywood game night, which will now air at 2:05 a.m. >> sarah: breaking news.
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after two trains crash in southern germany. officials say the two trains collided head-on. the train is usually used by commuters. schoolchildren also ride it, but they are on winter break. officials say more than 150 people were hurt, at least 50 of them seriously. hours after the crash, crews were still trying to rescue people trapped in the wreckage. >> christa: well, plenty of communities cleaning up from the latest round of winter weather yesterday, and along the south shore, scituate with a one-two punch. look at those waves there flooding from astronomical high tides as well as blizzard-like conditions with all the winds and the snow. let's head out there now for a look. here's 7's nicole oliverio. it's the quiet after the storm, nicole. >> nicole: oh, much quieter. the winds have completely died down. so there's going to be a lot of cleaning up and drying out after yesterday's storms. christa, as you mentioned, taking a look at that video, you can see scituate, no stranger to flooding. and it was those high tides and high winds that sent waves
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in scituate. streets near the lighthouse flooded quickly. some roads temporarily shut down, and police and fire asked people to avoid the coastline if they could. and several towns here along the south shore and on the cape met blizzard conditions including falmouth. heavy winds and blowing snow created near white-out conditions, and when the storm passed, it left more than seven inches of snow to plow and shovel. and with the high winds and potential for flooding, power outages were also a concern, but surprisingly, that didn't turn out to be a serious problem. so the snow, though, just continued well into the overnight hours. so if you went to bed last night thinking you did all of your shoveling or snow blowing, you may wake up this morning to find just a couple more inches coating that driveway. scituate, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: thanks, nicole. thousands of passengers are returning to port today after a cruise ship was seriously damaged in the storm. royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas" was tossed around in
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massive waves, leaving furniture overturned, glassware smashed and part of a ceiling collapsed. a florida senator is now calling on the n.t.s.b. to investigate the cruise line's decision to sail enter that storm. rioters clashing with police in hong kong. video shows police officers firing warning shots into the air and using pepper spray to try and disperse the crowds. the unrest started when officials tried to prevent illegal street food sellers from operating monday night. >> christa: new warning about prescription and over-the-counter pills that treat heartburn and acid reflux. a study from johns hopkins says the acid-reducing drugs may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease by up to 50%. doctors say a healthier alternative is to reduce heartburn symptoms is to simply change your diet.
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was training to skydive in florida when he drifted into a sky line. witnesses took these photos. firefighters shut off the power before safely rescuing this man. >> christa: and a 23-year-old man in florida facing serious charges after police say he threw an alligator at an employee at a wendy's. officers say josh james knew the person he tossed the live gator toward. now he's being charged with assault with a deadly weapon. his mother thinks that charge is ridiculous. >> just a stupid prank that he did that's now turning into this. he's a prankster. he does stuff like this because he thinks it's funny. >> christa: so james is also charged with unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator. police say the gator was eventually released into a nearby canal. one family making the most of the winter weather. they built a snow dragon in their front yard in raynham. over fast few day, it's grown from small frame to this giant winged creature. to, as well.
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minutes someone stops by to get a picture of it. it's named carl. it's about ten feet long and five feet tall. >> sarah: i love it. a 7news viewer sending thus video of her dog enjoying the blizzard yesterday. looks like buddy. he seems to enjoy trying to catch the snow when it's thrown in the air. but he was careful not to jump on the snowman. doesn't look like buddy, but buddy was doing the same thing, throwing up the snowballs and catching them in their mouths. >> christa: it's so funny with the dogs. >> sarah: i think as it gets in their paws when they walk around the city. >> chris: i can see how that's uncomfortable, but that dog is a good jumper. he probably went in and took a nap afterward. probably get all cozy inside, laying on the couch, lounging around. the cold air becomes the story as we get into the weekend, guys. some of the colder air we've seen so far this winter, and that will put temperatures into the teens saturday and sunday for highs.
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out, everybody. i'm christa delcamp. >> sarah: i'm sarah french.
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