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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara bloomquist is off and in the news two philadelphia police officers are hurt after their patrol car is involved in an doesn't and it happened while they were rushing a shooting victim to the hospital. also, the president unveils new proposals and earns some applause from republicans during last night's state of the union address. but the big story on "action news" is a mix of rain and snow to hit our area in time for the evening rush, lets take a live look outside from sky 6 hd it's quiet now but the change over is eminent. some schools are dismissing
early and the complete list is at the bottom of your screen. and katherine scott is looking at how road crews are getting ready but here is david murphy, with accuweather. >> on the big board in our far western suburbs we see snow gathering i got a tweet from harrisburg just within the last half hour or so. lancaster showing heavier snow highlighted in lavender but in chefrter county light snow and breaks and every now and then a burst. over the last half our or so this is building in from the west. i don't know if this is having an impact yet if you are out on the roads and see the snow showers slow it down. wilmington delaware a little light precipitation. up to the north allentown drive but kutztown and reading seeing
some of the snowflakes, this shade of gray is not impactful snow and in some cases it may be evaporating before hitting the ground. chances are you'll start to see some of that. down south in most of cape may county a light rain is falling and then sleet could built in and farther to the east light to moderate snow in the next couple of hours as we go later into the afternoon we are looking at a better chance of snow filling in becoming more intense and starting to stick to the road surfaces in middletown, delaware and smyrna the light snow will impact roads and the area of light precipitation highlighted in lavender is moving towards south jersey and delaware. by the time it's all said and done the big of the impact of snow might end up being there. >> a weather advisory in the
region until 10:00 tonight. this doesn't include allentown and lehigh county and northern bucks the air is drying up and light enough where the impact is a lot less we could go 2 or 3 inches or higher in these counties, this is when things start to shut down. rick mentions the evening commute could be an issue i would expect delays because when the snow is falling it could affect disability. but i would look out for slippery road conditions on overpasses and bridges and side streets where coverage is more likely. in a bit we'll come back and look at future tracker 6 with the departure of all of that and how much snow we are expecting. yes there is something else coming and we'll talk about that. now, lets head out to
"action news" reporter katherine scott with more in norristown on how road crews are getting ready. >> reporter: hi rick, roads could be slippery and visibility low, take it easy behind the wheel today penndot crews are out all night long and they are were loading up from these stockpiles as the storm approaches. crews were out at the norristown penndot yard this morning loading up salt for today's storm, penndot will have 333 state and rental trucks out for the latest round of winter weather not a lot of accumulation is expected but the timing at rush hour could make their jobs harder. >> you go with the speed of traffic you get on the schuylkill and the blue route that is at a crawl. trucks were out brining yesterday and crews were out
last night preventing the evening rain from freezing. this year there is a fair share of messes like last sunday's freezing rain that led to pileups and fatalities, this is the third time this season that penndot deployed more than 300 trucks. >> it's comparable to last year, we just haven't had the long duration storms they are quick hitter they could be messier because they come in hard. and we have to address it immediately. >> expect to see penndot crews out today during the storm and they will be out tonight making sure the roads are okay for tomorrow's commute. >> katherine thank you. this reminder can you keep track of today's snow with the 6 abc storm tracker app get the latest from accuweather and access to our live radar and use the report your weather feature, that lets us know what is
happening where you are. and send us the photos of the snow, create a digital postcard if you like to share with family friendses and also with us. in other news, two philadelphia police officers are recovering after suffering injuries in an early morning crash, the accident happened at 3:00 at the intersection of west lehigh avenue and fifth street. the police were driving a shooting victim to the hospital at the time of the collision. >> wherever we are rushing someone to the hospital we activate our lights and our sirens, we try to drive there as quickly as safely as possible. >> the police cruiser first collided with a lexus that ended up on the sidewalk and then the cruiser hit a camaro and both drivers were okay but ticketed for driving without licenses and one officer suffered a possible concussion and the shooting victim meantime is in stable condition from a bullet wound.
a 22-year-old passenger was killed in a car crash overnight in the tacony section of the city, it happened before 2:00 on the 7300 block a driver lost control as he tried to pass another vehicle and then hit concrete steps the driver was injured and his passenger was killed. the driver is now being tested for dui. >> in the crescentville section, another car accident left one person injured and this happened before 7:00 a.m. on roosevelt boulevard near winchester avenue, the driver lost control and ends up on the center walkway of the road, the center line was blocked while police cleaned up the mess, vice president joe biden is speaking out about the gunshot incident outside of his home over the weekend. he says he is not worried about his safety because his home is way off the road and there was no evidence of malicious intent.
>> today they asked vice president joe biden if he planned on challenging hillary clinton for the democrat vice president nomination. >> is there any chance you'll challenge her? >> yes, there is a chance but i have not made up my mind about that we have a lot of work to do before then. the vice president wants to say he will likely make up his mind by the summer the adds that the best candidate is the one that can best deliver the party's message. to pro wrestlers are in court today. they say the wwe ignored concussions that left them with brain injuries. he performed as adam mercer and skull von crush and big veto, the wwe says there is no merit to their claims. while their allegations of
cheating against the patriots this noon in last week's nfc championship game. they are looking into alligation fz they used underinflated footballs our sister network, espn says that 11 of the 12 balls were underdeflated 2 pounds per square inch, they became suspicious when a number of the balls were intercepted. they use their own balls but underinflating balls are illegal because it makes it easier to grip and catch. >> they probably don't know how they became underdeflated but the fact that it's 11 out of 12 balls is disappointing. >> cheating is no stranger to the patriots bill belichicks
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newly released video is shining light on what led up to a deadly police shooting in new jersey, it was released by the bridgeton police department and a warning about what you are about to see is disturbing. show me your [ bleep ] hands show me your hands! the video is from december 30th of last year when two police officers pulled over two men in a car the traffic stop escalated quickly leading up to the use of deadly force officers ordered jerome reed not to move as he appears to push himself out the passenger door.
he has his hands in front of him and he was shot and killed by the police officers. activists are holding a press conference today in bridgeton. we'll have more on this story coming up today at 4:00. fresh off the state of union speech president obama heads to iowa to sell his proposals to the people. last night's state of the union address he unveiled an ambitious plan backed by democrat priorities. he will focus on middle class tax cuts and paid leave and child care help for the middle class and free
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meteorologist, david murphy back now because of the pending snowfall. you won't see a lot now. >> no not yet the atmosphere is juicing up but it's not all hitting the ground yet. you have to stay stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you that we do have rain to the south and snow filling in in the western suburbs, a lot of this is not having an impact yet in philadelphia, there is just some light gray, really darker gray and light precipitation, some of this is evaporating before it hits the ground. as you head back into chester county, you see the lavender and brighter shades of white, this is where it's easier to pick up. some people tweeted my from
kennett square saying they were not getting anything yet and in chester they said first snowflakes have you to wait for the right portion of the storm to get over you before it has an impact on you. if we go farther to the south we see the change over to what is liquid moisture and not the frozen variety. i have twitter followers up and down cape may county saying this is not doing much yet, it's light now and steadier stuff coming off the delaware bay that could start to get you wet. up to the north sea isle city around millville that is probably hitting the ground as well. we are transitioning towards the snow but it's a slow transition, and we have to wait until we get the heavier storms here in the west. if you haver rans to run, i would get them done quick in the next hour or two. particularly to the west of philadelphia, as we take a look
outside we have the action cam looking at horseys, that might be that place up in northeast philadelphia where the police horses are kept. that seems to be familiar to me. 32 degrees, your temperature right now in philadelphia hovering close to the freezing mark and cold enough to support stuff sticking to the roads winds light from the east and the temperatures are milder the farther south you go and this is the area where we see the change over, 33 in wilmington and satellite showing you how the clouds filled in as expected and rain to the south and clouds to the north and it will be a while before it gets through here. on and off snow showers through the day this is the 7:30 view and by then we may break down to lighter snow showers and it gets out of here by 10:00. in terms of how much we are looking at it depends on the model, the fact that there is a variation here in philadelphia
suggests it's a weak fast moving system maybe an inch to 2.5 inches or higher than that. and the official snowfall call is for the higher amount mainly in south jersey and delaware this is where it looks to us that we'll have the upper level support that will enhance the snowfall, 1 to 2 inches in philadelphia and for the evening rush it could be coming down. only a coating to an inch to the north. your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, a high of 34 today and once the snow starts to come in the temperature will settle down to the freezing mark or below and if you get steady enough snow, slow going for the evening commute and the rest of the snow wraps up at sock and clouds to sun and tomorrow friday and 38 on saturday there is a coast at storm that is inching closer to us and a high of 38 i believe there is a chance of a wintry mix, at times snow and at times rain to the
south, that is one to watch saturday morning into the afternoon, and north possibility monday into tuesday. and then a week and a half from now -- >> all right david i guess we need to know. much more to come on our next half our of "action news" at noon. former sports caster don tollefson may learn his fate after accusations of bilking people out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. those stories and more when "action news" continues.
"action news" at 12:30 tonights with rick williams sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again sara is off and here are some of the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30 road crews are getting ready for what promises to be a tricky evening commute and some schools dismiss or announced early dismissals david murphy will be along with the very latest. and a jury is deliberating the fate of former sportscaster don tollefson, we are live with the latest. and the new england patriots could be in hot water after finding out that they deflated game balls after their game in massachusetts. the snow is coming and the timing couldn't be worse