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and i approve this message. >> big story tonight on abc 7 news at 6:30 p.m. storms knock out power to thousands very >. >> big explosion, fire. >> local train travel is still being affected abc seven news 30 p.m. starts right now. now, abc seven news at 6:30 p.m., on your side. >> we begin with that developing story outside philadelphia that has affected train service here in d.c.. an amtrak train derailed today after hitting a backhoe that was on the track.
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hospitalized and the train was going from new york to savannah georgia. check has the latest. chaos on the tracks. an amtrak train derailing just outside philadelphia. > >> the windows were blown out right beside me. >> igloo. it was scary. >> hundred passengers jolted from sleep as train slammed into something. >> it was crazy. holmesear-old lincoln was headed from new jersey to north carolina to see his father . >> there was a big explosion, a fire and then the windows blew out.
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>> emergency crews found the train hit a huge piece of construction equipment, the crash crumpling the front of the train and shattering the windshield. dozens of injured passengers and teedo people -- two people died. video, andd facing the inward facing video from the locomotive. to a nearby went church, wrapped in blankets. amtrak will get them to philadelphia so they can finish their trip. this mother drove straight down to get her son. >> i am thanking god he is ok. the impact of that derailment in pennsylvania was felt up and down the east coast, a leading right here in d.c.. jeff goldberg continues our team
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latest from union station. reporter: it is a bit of a good news, bad news situation insight unions station. the good news is trains are definitely moving a lot smoother than they were a couple of hours ago. you have services to the northeast corridor or either moving on time or not significantly delayed in this evening. the bad news is that is very crowded inside. travelers are trying to get from this evening from this morning. the moment amtrak travel is a writer union station they got the latest news on the derailment. and then immediately try to figure out what to do next. >> i don't know. >> we are going to ponder it for a few minutes. reporter: someone to amtrak to get refunds. others rushed to rent a car. >> we started to drive to new york city. reporter: lines were long and vehicl w
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train trip in richmond, but had to make an impromptu car rental in d.c.. >> we are ok with this as long as we make it there safe. reporter: the buses to new york today are sold out in seats filled up fast. as situation was unfolding near philadelphia, frustration was mounting in d.c.. many writers say they were not getting answers about when service would resume. >> they had no detail for us. >> i wish we had more information. employee wasamtrak active all day, doing all he could to help. >> is going to get better. and despite the fact that it is getting better inside the trains are moving in better, but there's a lot of frustration and a lot of frustrated travelers in
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of union station is not bad at the moment. but the residual effects of the streets in canceled this morning into this evening, not only people trying to get on the train, many people also trying to find alternate routes to get to where they need to be. many people say they will have to wait until tomorrow morning to get to travel back. several people said to me today they were relieved that this terrible situation and all the delays, that this did not happen on a weekday. now to the other big story, the cold weather. trees,ht wind toppled and get ready for rain and more cold out there. done has the latest on the forecast. >> if you were looking outside from the inside today, it was gorgeous, but it was very chilly. not a cloud in the sky, the brief starting to ease a little out there. defrosted
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, with a frosty start to the day. are expecting another round of arctic hare, even cold and we had this morning. we will have a regionwide freeze at that time. even more rounds of cold air will be coming. 53 was the high today. that is about where we stand right now. the actual a temperature is 53, but the breeze is there from per -- five to 10 miles hour. that is much better than the 20 mile-per-hour wind, gusting up to 59 miles per hour at reagan national. for the bus stop tomorrow, bundle up. hats and gloves might be a good idea. afternoon showers, kids will need to have the reindeer. -- rain gear. our complete forecast is a few minutes away. kellye:
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than 5000 customers without power tonight. most of those are dominion customers. falling trees seem to be the biggest travel overnight, and amy continues our team coverage now. she is in arlington where a huge tree fell. reporter: absolutely. crews continue to work on the power lines out here on washington boulevard. a massive tree bringing down power lines lying in this frontline. routes standing about 10 feet tall. cleanup efforts in full swing on sunday. allhere is no damage at inside. kellyereporter: the outside is a different story. through whipping wind, neighbors heard the whole thing. >> i heard a lot of
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and pows. >> it looks like a mini earthquake over here. reporter: a tree for every different kind. in arlington, a similar story. >> the tops of the trees were swaying, and i thought where should i go? reporter: she lives down the road from where a tree uprooted, snatching a stop side with it and that's stop sign with it and landing in the front yard. morning, a race canceled because of the weather. others are racing right through. are running across memorial bridge and the cross-linked nails you. crews across the area are picking up pieces this sunday. >> i am very grateful it felt that way instead of on to the house. reporter: the roots of
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tree not only taking the stop sign, you can see it in a sense as well. they are standing taller than i am. the fire department tweeted earlier today that they expect this run to open around 9:00 a.m. -- 9:00 p.m. tonight coming up on abc seven news at 6:30 p.m., it does not feel like opening day o weather, but major league baseball is back. trouble for a star. was landed her in jail. what happened when
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kellye: a 26-year-old man was killed when he was struck and police officers cruiser last night
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alexandria man. the victim stepped into the road during a green light, and cuffs are driving was unable to avoid hitting him. dressed in dark colors and there was heavy rain when he was stuck. >> he stopped and rendered aid with another citizen while the fire and rescue responded to the scene and transported the man to a local hospital. unfortunately, he is pronounced deceased. kellye: it does not appear that speed or alcohol played a factor in the crash. a quick arrest after a woman was killed in leesburg. police arrested a man for violating a protective order. the 34-year-old during a domestic dispute. they have three children together. his other children were there as well. still ahead,
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soccer star abbey back apologizes after being arrested in oregon. and april brings showers and cold weather.
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kellye: a retired world cup soccer star arrested and charged with a dui in oregon. fully see that the 35-year-old was pulled over after running a red light last night in her range rover. she has been released from jail this afternoon. statement on her facebook page apologizing to friends, family, and hands as well as taking responsibility for her actions a full snow covering a large portion of the nation this weekend. this what it looks like in detroit. snfa
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and several highways had to be shut down due to the dangerous conditions and also snowed in chicago and parts of new england. boston is expecting even more snow tomorrow. devon: a cold pattern out there. it is not completely unusual, but to get this many phrases coming in, that is the unbelievable part of it. it makes me wonder if it will may showers will bring s flowers as well. let's get toward temperatures which match the high for today. the wind is starting to finally clear out. bright sunshine, looking beautiful from the inside the wind looked nothing like last night. a picture over the next two days, a rapid warm-up before
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back. this could be even colder going overnight monday into tuesday as well. second this week. frosty north and west, it could be around 30 to 35 inside zones. morning temperatures, near freezing, even manassas. here's a look at the chance for rain coming. right sunshine, very cold to start off. afternoon clouds starting to between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.. another breezy day as well. rise to near 70. another arctic fro
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in cold temperatures once again. we are looking at a frost advisory tonight to a freeze watch mondayor a night into tuesday morning. it feels even colder when you take into account the wind. oner 40's, new 50's tuesday. every warm-up before the arctic front comes on. tomorrow we wake up to write a beautiful sunny skies and have a lot of 30's elsewhere. a little bit of a breeze. the rain comes down about 4:00 a.m., and we have the seven day forecast.
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downtown d.c. might get out of it, but unfortunately it's the third arctic front that drops even colder air next weekend. right now i have a frigid 31 at reagan national. a very windy day. kellye: that is not what we need to see for the home opener. >> a better report tonight, come on. [laughter] >> baseball is back, ladies and gentlemen. and highlights from ally
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green maryland act, assault weapons ban, and more. raskin: i'm jamie raskin, and i approve this message. now, the toyota sports desk. brought to you by your local toyota dealer. >> the playoffs with the wizards not very likely.
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left in the season. they were in l.a. today against the clippers. returnriffin making his after an injury and suspension. griffin looks like he did not miss a beat. in the second, chris paul to deandre jordan. was drop this one 114 2109. -- 114-109. baseball is finally back. seasonfirst win of the goes to the pittsburgh pirates over the cardinals. in air royal shot, that is beautiful. eighth-inning here, this is real, smacks want to right center. that is over everybody's head. that would make it for-zero. parents cannot get the shot, but they hold on for the win. that kicks off the baseball season.
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little action with the twins on friday. a 43 went on saturday -- a 4-3 win on saturday. >> we have. good pitching, and i think with our pitching line of that we have a good chance to win the division. >> we are not worried about anybody else. always to do is worry about ourselves and how we are handling the field as a whole. if we do our part we will be tough to beat. >> nhl playoffs are quickly approaching. looking to finish strong. last night not so strong. they were eaten alive. two goals in less than a minute. falling three to nothing. in college who is, the final two teams are set for the
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nominated oklahoma in a shocking overtime. two blowouts on saturday. after watching villanova, be very afraid. itt's enjoy said all out until midnight and then worry about what comes after that. i did not watch one section of the game, so even after we got in, i told him no place with a tv. we will make out of practice schedule and do some things. buddy wins college buffalo player of the year. congrats, a great player. kellye: you are not taking sides? right down the middle. >> and
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connection as well. kellye: comin
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