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a power outage in a really bad place. this morning grand central threatening to slow down the morning rush. threat. why he could turn the race for battle. and weather. what it's like for our area for flights to go in circles and land somewhere else. "today in new york" now. good morning, everyone, it's tuesday morning, february 16th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. there are a number of school delays. we'll keep those scrolling on your screen all morning long. >> storm team 4's krs chris cimino is here with the forecast. >> not a big story in how much snow it put down, but snow, freezing rain and ice. 29, stonykill.
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and you get closer, you see the warmer air from the ocean. near the 50s in long island. and areas in northwest new jersey still icy spots. as the warm air moves over, the snow covered ground is creating fog as well. we have a winter weather alert. rockland, sussex county up north. the potential is still there for additional icy spots. making good progress now north. in addition, precipitation is moving away to the north. we're in a big gap for the morning. we'll see nothing more than a sprinkle from time to time. but the heavy rain that you see coming, this is going to ride up into the appalachians and make a turn for us later on in the afternoon. we'll get a good soaking rain. in the meantime, temperatures are heading into the 50s.
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rain breaks, heaviest bout of rain between noon and 3:00, 4:00. then it starts to exit as we head through the evening hours. axl lot changes. we'll talk about that and now the morning commute. >> we have tappan zee bridge. all the restrictions, new jersey parkway. i almost slipped coming out of my apartment this morning. you be careful. we do have a couple accidents on the roads. new york state, out by the tolls and route 303. neither are causing a huge delay. a lot of co-workers talking abryt the poor conditions on their drive. if you have to head out, you want to head out sooner than later. commuter alert. metro-north riders, it could take you longer to get to where you're going because of grand central. >> reporter: good morning,
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today, but the mta is warning customers to be ready for delays. they're scrambling to get the power back on before the morning commute. they've been working all night long since yesterday to repair the power and pump out more than a foot of water in the lower level flooding an area here in madison avenue. that water knocked out power to ticket screens and passengers were stuck in the dark yesterday while mta employees were directing them to the upper level. many of the stores here had to close up shop. in fact, one of the stores here has a sign in the window saying they hope to open at 8:00 this morning. of course, we will continue to monitor this. the mta saying they want to have the power restored for the morning commute but expect delays. also the entrance and exit here
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>> thank you very much, laura bordonaro. a flight was diverted because of the water with the flight coming e om punta cana from the dominican republic. the runway conditions forced up to manchester-boston regional airport. >> 944, did you divert? >> we did. >> flight did land safely. and hotels were provided for the 159 passengers on board. they're expected to be on a final flight taking them back down to kennedy airport this morning. meanwhile, there's another delta flight headed to laguardia, that ended up landing in buffalo. that was diverted to georgia. it was diverted because of bad weather here. delta's flight is going to leave buffalo and get to laguardia later today. repairs are expected to begin in a water main break in newark.
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and mulberry street. it left the streets csyovered in ice. that area is closed off to traffic for the time being. >> on the 4s, chris, we have to be careful now because we're sort of in that transitional period. i know when i was on the roads it was changing every five miles, right? >> yes, it was. >> dramatically milder but the transition is slippery. we got residue from the snow yesterday. freezing rain. you can see the contrast. sussex county. sparta, you're melting here. and cold air is like syrup. if you can imagine what syrup does when it goes into a waffle, it sits in those valleys and sits there and you try to brush it off, it sits there, that's what happens. watch spots northwest of new jersey, especially 80 and
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same thing for hudson valley. poughkeepsie and newburgh. cities, new jersey, you're fine. already in the 40s.lthere's the winter advisoryofor about 7:00 a.m., it includes the hudson valley and north connecticut. you can see most of the precipitation has moved to the north. a nice big gap here with not much going on. maybe a drizzle from time to time. that's about it. the heavy rain is to the south. the morning commute, it will be slippery north and west of the city. roads are generally west. and conditions will be improving in that regard. these temperatures keep climbing. we could get in the upper 50s. forecasting a high of 57. let's find out more about the trouble spots out there this morning, lauren. >> if you're getting on the 4 train, downtown trains running
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156th. overnight, special line service changes on all of these. comphiert lines, major one , they're doing fine. new york city transit doing fine. nj transit, 39, 196 on detours. alternate side parking rules in effect. new this morning, authorities have identified the shooting of a deadly shooting in brooklyn. 33 year gary walker was shot in the face near east 56th street. he was later pronounced dead at the hospital. anchother man was hospitalized with a gunshot to the back. otspoter technology alerted police to the shooting before anyone called 911. new video shows a suspect moments after he was shot in thehibronx. cameras captured that man with a gun.
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weapon at a delivery man and a dog. witnesses flagged down police. they since spotted the man waving the gun in the air. that person is now in stable condition. former president george w. bush is hitting the campaign trail for his brother jeb and sounding like jeb's defender-in-chief. the two shared the stage for the first time in the 2016 race. the former president used the opportunity to take some swipes at donald trump. >> there seems to be a lot of name calling going on but i want to remind you what our good dad told us one time. lahebels are for soup cans. the south carolina primary is just four days away. the bush campaign hopes the president's involvement can help raise jeb from his current fourth place standing in the polls. donald trump is turning up the heat on fellow republicans. senator ted cruz.
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bring cruz to court over his tizenship. cruz was born in canada to an american mother which he says raises constitutional questions. he said he'll sue if cruz doesn't, qus e, take down his false ads and lies. president obama can challenge the senate by nominating a supreme court justice as soon as next week. the white house insistses there no short list. he's calling lawmakers from both parties. publicly, many republicans insist any replacements for the late justice antonin scalia be named by the next president next year. and president obama will visit vietnam in may. he'll become the third president to go there since the end of the vietnam war in the '70s. the white house said they're interested in improving relations with the vietnamese. the u.s. blaming syria and russia for air strikes that killed children and other civilians.
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bombings calling them violations of international law. ey say 50 people were killed in syria and schools and hospitals were targeted. 4:39 now. happening today -- governor chris christie has addressed new jersey lawmakers about his proposed budget. he even hyped it up with a trailer that he posted online. >> i will never stop com tg into this chamber and telling the hard truth. the numbers do not lie. >> this will be the governor's first public appearance since suspending his presidential campaign last week. the governor's speech is expected to focus on pension reform. in a new statement, former governor elliott spitzer says the woman who claims he assaulted her over the weeke is not his girlfriend. she is back in russia. his sposperson said the allegation is not true. spitzer has not been charged.
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an emotional performance that takes place in just a few hours in paris. plus, music's biggest night. who won big at the grammy's, and taylor swift's speech that had people talking. the rain is going to keep on coming. chris with weather and traffic on the 4s coming up. that's the beltway on jfk. follow us on facebook and twitter, michaelg4ny, darlene4ny. you're watveing "today in new york." we built our factories here because of a huge natural
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it's 4:43, your 4 things to know this morning. metro-north is telling riders
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because of power problems in grand central. a pipe burst and caused the outage yesterday. at this hour, it's not fixed. we are live there. stay with us throughout the morning for updates. in a little while, crews will begin repairs on a water main break in newark. this ruptured at emmitt street last night creating a sheet of ice. that area still closed off. donald trump now threatening to sue senator ted cruz in cruz's eligibility for the race for president. cruz was born in canada to an american mother. and mayor de blasio, one of the biggest connectors for the state. the brooklyn-greens connecter will cost an estimated $7.4 billion. time for weather and traffic. >> slippery conditions in the northwestern suburbs even though it's 47 degrees in the city.
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morris county, somerset, these are all in light freezing rain, drizzle. there's some ice on the roads in me areas. ice on the trees as well. sussex, midhudson valley and connecticut you still have advisories. icy travel, not a lot of precipitation, but nonetheless could be slippery. and minor coastal flooding expected this afternoon. it starts the cycle at 2:30, 2:45, runs until 5:00, in effect technically until 6:00, some minor flooding. headlines, slippery morning commute north and west of the city. heavy afternoon showers coming through and sunshine with more seasonal weather for the middle of the week. this is dramatic in terms of the past 24 hours. this is the difference, from yesterday. 55 degrees in westhampton than yesterday morning. 33 degrees warmer in the city. 38 degrees warmer in white
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so, a big rise in the temperatures. ap lrently not enough in the suburbs to get above the freezing mark but will you. 48 in try beck that. most of the island, upper 40s to near 50. ite plains, it's 44. then dicey, 32 in morristown. 30 in sussex. all of these areas dealing with icy slipperyetravel. central and coastal new jersey not a problem. wet, temperatures in the 40s. good news, most of the iprecipitation has gone up to the north. there's a light mix going on in western portions of new jersey. you can't pick it up too much on the radar. our weather is coming from down there later on today. nasty cine of storms. a computerimodel just to the wet of us. some of the debris right over us. plan on heavy rain during the middle of day into the midafternoon hours as well. here it is on future tracker. you can see through the morning. not a lot going on at 7:00 a.m.
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towards noon, the showers begin to pick up. north of 87, it's rain at that point, warming up. then that heavy batch of rain coming in, say, 2:00, 3:00 in the afternoon. across long island by 4:00 or 5:00. then east of the entire area. we still have to clear things out for tonight. for today, look for a warm day. 57, windy at times. we could see wind gusts at 30 miles an hour. the heavy rain is gone by the evening, though. skies partially clear tonight with a low temperature of 36. not frigidly cold. there's no arctic air to deal with. we're back to the upper 30s. clouds on friday. next system that heads this way, 54 on saturday. just a slight chance of a rain shower and a few more rain showers early next week as we stay on the mild side of things with highs in upper 40s to 50s. >> we do have a couple of
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we have one eastbound out by parkway, left lane. heading to the gowanus, an rlier accident. hov lane shut down in 3rd avenue. hopefully that will get wrapped up. heading to the goethals bridge there. it is shut down until 5:00 a.m. bridge. heading up the new york state, one accident, northbound, 303. there's speed restrictions, 45 miles per hour. also alternate side parking rules are in effect today. we'll have more weather and traffic update on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you very much. well, the beta clan theater has been closed for quite sometime now. tonight's show will be held at a different concert hall.
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in connecticut, lawmakers considering a bill that would allow armed guards to patrol community campuses. officers would have to be certified. >> one of the state's 12 community colleges are allowed to have an armed public safety officer on duty. we now have a photo of the man wanted for slashing a college student in the bronx. it happened last friday morning as the 20-year-old walked home from the train on holland avenue. she said the man came up behind her, tried to grab her phone and slash her cheek. she needed more than two dozen stitches. a homeowner faced a pair of robbers. the man in the picture is a man who stormed a home yesterday. the homeowner away at the time returned in the middle of that holdup. both sides fired shots. no one was hurt.
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and jewelry. a west babylon is expected to be held on charges, violation of thandra's law. police say she had been drinking when she crashed her suv in the back of a honda sedan. suffolk police say she was driving her 8-year-old and 10-year-old daughters and a 10-year-old friend. fortunately, no one was hurt. a couple in mawae, new jersey, is facing charges for allegedly scamming customers out of cash. police say they set up a table in wayne to collect money to help wounded soldiers. investigators later determined the toms had no connection to the charity. the couple, though, carried out the scam in other parts of new jersey. beyonce handed out the night's final big prize.
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town funk! >> all right. uptown funk winning yesterday. even though she was beating out taylor swift. swift won three albums including album of the year. her speech in accepting it may have been aimed at kanye west. >> there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success. or tape credit for your accomplishments or your fame. >> kendrick lamar, he took home five grammys including best rap album. one of the first awards to get out. in his performance, he references trayvon martin of nearly four years. this is control to major tom
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paying tribute to david bowie. she kicked off the performance with "space oddity." the way gaga is able to transform herself. >> she really is the one to do that. >> and taylor swift stood up and addressed the whole thing. new concerns for medications. plus, a touching moment in mexico. what the holy father did in the middle of an event. look at him there. and a massive price tag to overhala guardia airport. you're watching "today in new york." have a tip for new york's biggest i-team, call 866-news-244.
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welcome back. looking at the statue of liberty on this tuesday morning. you said it earlier, on the way in, i was coming up from westchester, it seems like you're getting something different all the time. icy roads, slick, wet, puddles in spots. >> it's the transition. we're going from the warmer air and then the ice and snow from yesterday that isn't quite done from the northwestern suburbs. you can s w why, 29 in class its like stonykill. up in these areas in particular, still icy patches out there. when the warmer air goes over that colder surface it creates fog. visibility is down to a half mile in portions of new jersey and hudson valley. it's 48 in the city. that's the bottom line. we have freezing rain advisories west central portions of new jersey. hudson valley, winter weather advisory. not a lot of precipitation, but
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everybody warms up to the 50s. 57 expected high. a round of heavy showers between noon and 4:00 or 5:00, heavy downpours possible. then it clears up for tonight. that gets better. a little chilly, but temperatures back to the mid-30s. we went from winter to hint of spring kind of back to winter again. >> here we go. >> enjoy the ride. >> we keep getting warmer, as you said, not an easy ride. route 4 eastbound, before you get to 95 there, that shuts down two lanes. you can see some delays getting into this area. in addition to that ferry commuters taking newburgh deacon ferries, bus service only because of icing on the hudson river. you'll need to plan for that. i'll keep you posted. fine.
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today -- the top dog will be named at madison square garden. that number will be whittled down to the seven breed winners with the best in show announced soon after. a german shepherd named rumor is get something buzz. there's only been one german shepard winner. that dog's name was manhattan back in 1947. and that's a little girl in a cage. >> aww. well, the price tag to revamp laguardia airport is soaring. the project is going to got $4.2 billion. 1 billion more than the previous estimate. they've added a central hall for terminal "b." that hall will have extra security and stores and es.n a possible hotel to stay at laguardia. it's expected to open by the year 2021. a billionaire philanthropist
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resource the lincoln memorial. the renovation will open up 15,000 square feet of visitor space. and giving visitors a peek of graffiti left behind by workers who built the memorial nearly 100 years ago. activist cliven bundy expected to face a judge. he's faced with armed federal officials. over grazing rights. he forced officials to round up cattle near his ranch. he and his followers also face federal charges. and the coast guard is going to hold its first hearing today on the sinking of "el faro" that was the cargo ship headed for puerto rico last september when it sailed into a storm that later became hurricane joaquin. today's hearing is expected to look at previous voyages made by
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clean-up is under way in florida's panhandle when a destructive tornado trapped an elderly woman in her home. >> hallelujah. >> the neighbors were caught on camera pulling the 94-year-old woman from the rubble. they formed a human chain to reach her under piles of splintered wood. cell phone video captured one of the three suspected tornadoes that ripped through the area. officials say at least ten homes were significantly damaged or destroyed. once again, pope francis strayed from the script for a moment of compassion. he and a security team raised a child into the stage area. that's when the holy father blessed that child. this is during the visit to the state chiapas. you saw it yourself. it just gallon van
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keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app on your mobile device. our next hour starts right now. commuter alert. this morning, a lot of people will be getting on trains and crossing their fingers. there's a power outage at grand central that could slow down the commute. plus round and round. overnight, two flights to our area forced to land somewhere else. and a wet, messy morning. real downpours still hours away. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody, 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday, february 16th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> and i'm darlene rodriguez. chris cimino is here with the forecast good morning. >> good morning. this storm system wearing a lot of different hats. yesterday, snow, ice and rain. temperatures out very cold. upper 40s in the city. still north and west and reluctant areas. a few icy spots. temperatures are going to warm through the morning.

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