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making news in america this morning -- epic blizzard. digging out and cleaning up. shutting down the government. closing schools and major cities and the travel nightmare, a ripple effect at airports from coast to coast. we're live with the latest. emergency landing. passengers and flight attendants hospitalized after severe turbulence. ambulances rushing to the plane. the new video coming in. super bowl set. peyton manning headed back to the big game after a nail-biter against tom brady. tickets already on sale. wait until you hear how much. plus, the blizzard making for memorable moments. why everyone is swimming in the snow and the frolicking panda
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hey, good monday morning to you. millions of people are stilling digging out from the paralyzing storm dumping feet of snow in several states. >> loft people still playing in it, as you can see. some amazing new drone video out of northern virginia, where about 30 inches of snow fell, blanketing this neighborhood there. >> the storm creating a travel nightmare, hundreds of flights are canceled today nationwide, slowly get back to normal. >> okay, so, it wasn't just the snow but also flooding, this is the jersey shore. chunks of ice floating down the streets. >> more than two dozen deaths were blamed on the weather. airplanes canceled more than 14,000 flights this weekend. the snowfall in new york city missed setting a record by just a tenth of an inch. >> okay, so, this morning, of course the big effort is under way to remove all that snow. the federal government and some
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today. >> washington, d.c., is still reeling and that's where we find lana zak outside in the elements. >> reporter: hi. you know, in this storm, everybody has been working furiously to try to clear the streets. but as you mentioned the federal government is still closed down today. and the concern really is on these streets as the snow has melted all of this has turned into black ice. this weekend's storm was one for the record books. nearly 2 feet of snow in some areas of washington, d.c. it was the biggest storm ever in baltimore at 29.2 inches. and in new york's central park, a new 24-hour record with 26.8 inches of snow. grinding to a halt all forms of travel -- well, almost all forms. drivers on the pennsylvania turnpike were marooned for up to 30 hours.
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sunday mass on the highway. of ice floated down flooded streets. the snow building continuously throughout the weekend. in virginia, and up and down the coast, the weight of all that snow too much for area roofs. everybody this ambulance was stuck. this morning, the east coast will be digging out. >> a record amount of snow must be removed, and when i say removed, that doesn't mean we streets. it has to be lifted and taken away. >> reporter: and for many, there's at least one more snow day. i'm sure you're wondering who was the big snow jackpot winner. >> west virginia, received 42 inches of snow. over this weekend. all of the airlines are going to be continued to be snarled as we're looking forward to them starting to clear up all these flights. remember, 14,000 flights were
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reena, t.j. >> that is incredible. we can't complain about anything. thank you, lana zak. >> on behalf of t.j., we say thank you. the official snow total in washington is only 17.8 inches. even though it seemed like far more than that and it probably was. there were problems with the measuring device at reagan national airport. an observer reported nearly 2 more inches. >> and what a difference a short drive makes. take a look at this map. 35 miles separating areas that received 2 feet and 6 inches. and take a look at these numbers, shepardstown, west virginia, buried under 40.5 inches of snow. jfk airport in new york getting 30.5. and baltimore's bwi airport, 29.2. newark airport, 28.1. the national zoo in washington, d.c., little over 22 inches.
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ahead. but first, moments of panic on an american airlines jet, that's what passengers are describing as a miami to milan flight was hit by severe turbulence over the atlantic. the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in newfoundland in canada. where ambulances were waiting on the tarmac. three flight attendants and four passengers were taken to the hospital. they're all expected to be okay. a delta fight to atlanta was forced to make an emergency landing. passengers said they were heard a loud bang coming from one of the engines before the plane set down in san juan. okay, we move next to politics. the iowa caucuses are exactly one week today. a new poll shows that donald trump has now surged ahead of ted cruz in iowa. now, fans keep flocking to his rallies, but so do protesters.
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talking about 9/11. when a man wearing a bright red turban raised a sign, saying stomp hate. >> he wasn't wearing one of he never will. there that trump was referring to both the man's turban and to a different man, who was wearing one of trump's make america great hat. and hillary clinton seems to have switched into higher gear, a fired-up clinton addressed large rallies in iowa yesterday, saying she knows many in the crowd are still shopping for a candidate. although she's fallen behind in the latest poll, clinton's toned down her attacks on rival bernie sanders. focusing them instead on the republicans. >> you can't be shooting off your mouth when you're the president of the united states, you need to be careful, thoughtful, be reliable in what you say.
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sanders is playing to packed houses. last night the senator got hot. yeah, he took off his shirt. not only he took it off, he threw straight into the arms of a teenaged fan there. he joked that was all that was coming off. >> thankfully. now, former new york mayor michael bloomberg is weighing a third-party run. abc news has learned that he's concerned that donald trump, ted cruz or bernie sanders would be nominated and he would pinch himself as a nonpartisan problem solver. his decision will come after super tuesday. so, we're talking early march. let's talk about sports. the super bowl matchup is set, it will be the carolina panthers versus the denver broncos. both teams had the best records in their conferences. the panthers had the nfl's highest scoring offense. the broncos, the best defense. and it will be young quarterback cam newton's first super bowl and veteran peyton manning's
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the oddsmakers give the edge to carolina. we'll havehighlights of the games later on from espn. >> i couldn't believe one newspaper said, way to go, old man, peyton manning, because he's 39. one of the oldest players in the nfl. >> he's one of the oldest to ever make it to the super bowl. >> at 39. >> yes. straight ahead -- a fire overnight at the main iphone factory. those details just coming in. and happening now -- an all-out search, three inmates accused of serious crimes. now on the run after a daring escape from prison. caught on camera, tumbling this skier after a seriously scary fall. a scary fall. if you're looking to save money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d.
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more homes have been destroyed in natural gas explosions or fires, following a powerful earthquake in southern alaska. no one was injured. 30 homes were also evacuated. but that was just as a precaution. look at this, 7.1 quake struck early sunday morning and some of the shaking was caught on camera. it's the strongest quake to hit the region since 1964. overseas now, isis has released a new video praising the november paris attacks. much of the video so graphic we can't show you, it's titled kill them wherever you find them. it shows the attackers in syria and iraq before the attacks. isis also threatens to carry out the next attack on britain. breaking news overnight, a fire at the main iphone factory in china. the fire spread through the air conditioning and ventilation
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this morning, foxconn said there was no impact on production. no word if dust caused the fire overnight. the average natural gas price is now well below $2 a gallon. the lundberg survey said that prices have gone down to 1.91, the lowest it's been in seven years. 16 cents less than a year ago. when we come back -- a letter from jail. steven avery, that man featured in "making a murderer" commenting on the popular netflix series for the very first time. and perfect picture, two paddle boarders and their close encounter. jane didn' t like restrictions. not in life. and not when it came to watching her calories. why settle on taste? jane thought. that' s why jane loves light & fit greek nonfat yogurt. bursting with rich creamy awesomeness
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roads likely to be wet in in the ohio valley and the >> if you're flying today, delays are likeliest in minneapolis and chicago. in southern california, an after three dangerous inmates escaped from jail. >> the orange county sheriff department said they managed to get tools and cut through steel bars, they then got to the roof and rappeled down. right now, one mom of the youngest inmate appealed to her son to turn himself in. >> i miss you. i want my son back, please. >> the sheriff's office says all three men are considered dangerous. the reward for their and church has grown to $50,000. an update from the man at the center of the binge-watching
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confession was coerced. he sent a rambling three-page letter to a fox affiliate in milwaukee saying he's innocent and that the real killer is still out there. and it's a wipeout and a miraculous finish. take a look and listen at this skier and her thousand-foot drop down the slope, that's in alaska. tumbling out of control as the camera rolls until finally a huge sigh of relief. >> i'm okay. i'm okay. >> and she was okay. amazingly only slightly injured, two fingers, as a result of that. man, some heart-stopping moments indeed. >> oh, my gosh. i find that so hard to watch. glad she's okay. time now for sports, super bowl 50 is set. the cheapest ticket right now, can you believe it, $4,000. >> insane. we get some highlights, though, from championship sunday from the fellows at espn. >> good morning, he's john and i'm john. >> i'm john. >> i'm 50. he's about to be 50. you know what that means, the
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the same age. when it's played. >> it's quite easy. >> guess who's going to the super bowl. one of these two felllas. you know it's probably him. peyton manning against tom brady. the patriots need eight points. there's six. brady to gronkowski. by rule you can go for two to tie the game. once upon a time you couldn't do that. brady -- no. then the pats tried an onside kick. that didn't work. hopes for a hail mary shot, in the end it's peyton manning going to the super bowl representing the denver broncos. who will they play, john? >> the nfc game between the cardinals and the panthers. late first quarter, panthers up 10-0. newton to corey brown. corey brown, one man to beat. well, that fella just fell down, and off he goes. 17-0, panthers.
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he had a little short, tiny one for a touchdown and then he had a longer one. >> he won't do that in the big game. >> 49-15, it's a rout. panthers win it. newton, two touchdown passes and two touchdown runs. and, so, it will be the broncos/panthers, february 7th, super bowl 50. >> near san francisco in santa clara. >> we'll be there. he'll be there. >> i'll be here, but that's okay. "sportscenter," new one at 9:00 a.m. stay and watch that. those watching peyton manning's postgame news conference on tv. they may have been a little bit confused. >> the veteran quarterback, check out that little guy there, he stopped in midsentence to talk to his son, 4-year-old manning there, standing right behind his daddy. >> keep in mind, you may be
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>> a police officer having some fun as well. there you go, the police officer blasting the "frozen" soundtrack while making the rounds. >> it kind of looked like a scene out of "frozen." the blizzard can't stop these guys. in west virginia, the university swim team making sure they get their practice in. not bad, guys. >> what were they thinking? it it's freezing. >> yeah, they ran inside quickly. look at these guys. >> a maryland man is challenging washington's biggest celebrity to a snow battle. >> we're not talking barack obama or paul ryan. but tian tian at the national zoo. this is video of him over the weekend. nearly breaking twitter. >> and it inspired this man. he took out his panda suit out of the closet, dusted it off and he did his best tian tian impression.
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ya suit? he has had his suit for about six years, we have no idea why. once the snow is cleared up, he hopes to meet his panda meet in person. >> what i want to know who wore it best? >> i think he did. next to an unbelievable photo-op or a photo bomb, either way, there you see, a huge hello from this breeching humpback whale. getting the surprise of their lives. >> captured off the western coast of maui. man, pretty close up. a dash cam video went viral for all of the right reasons. it spurred a second act. bobby white responded to a complaint about kids making too much noise. instead of shut the kids down, he played hoops with them while also asking them to consider the neighbors. >> millions saw that video including shaquille o'neal. the nb great
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savor. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. our top stories this morning -- an american airlines jet flying from miami to italy was forced to make an emergency landing in canada after being struck by severe turbulence. seven people were taken to the hospital. but they're expected to be okay. it will take several more days to untangle the travel mess. caused by the weekend's massive storm. more than 1300 flights are canceled today. more than 14,000 grounded since friday. the federal government will be shut down today, a snow day for schools as well in washington, baltimore and philadelphia areas. but the 1.1 million students in new york city, they'll be back in class. today's weather, drier on two sides of the country. but snow in the rookies and also in the upper midwest.
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nightmare for drivers and tens of thousands of travelers were stranded on highways, including about 500 vehicles on the pennsylvania turnpike. >> and one was about a bus load of high school students. abc's eva pilgrim has that story. >> reporter: drivers stranded in that endless gridlock in some cases for 30 hours, finally free. >> this is horrible, we've been stuck in the truck for 13 1/2 hours. >> reporter: 7:30 friday night, this church bus, packed with 37 students and 10 chaperones, gets stuck on the pennsylvania turnpike, the blizzard intensifying. >> it was bitter cold. it was in the teens, if not colder. >> reporter: early the next morning, still stuck, the students turn into good samaritans, helping out other drivers. >> we gave them food. and some of them came and sat on the bus with us. >> reporter: freedom. but ten miles behind them, another school group is still barricaded in the snow. it takes them 11 more hours to get out, 30 hours total in blizzard gridlock. that group holding mass to lift the spirits of the marooned
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>> reporter: the last group of stuck cars, finally able to get moving this morning. and tonight, everyone is on the road home. >> we were all in good spirits. and we all had fun together. we all glad we had each other. >> reporter: while the roads may be clearing, the concern now turns to black ice, with melted snow could freeze again. eva pilgrim, abc news, philadelphia. >> and with that not much open in the nation's capital this weekend, it was time to get some sledding in. >> yes, they did. the steps of the lincoln memorial had enough snow on them to make a wonderful slope. >> it looks like a lot of fun. for the first time they allowed sledding. >> for the first time in decades, the capital police looked the other way. fun all around in d.c. and elsewhere. that's what making news in america this morning. >> stay tuned for "good morning america," everyone.
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