tv Action News 500 AM ABC May 11, 2015 5:00am-5:31am EDT
>> morning, it is 5:00 a.m., monday, may 11. we're following breaking news. >> several people are hurt including a firefighter when a new jersey complex goes up in flames. >> accuweather is tracking morning fog and pop-up thunderstorms. >> travel over the memorial day is expected to reach a ten year
high. >> let's go over to david with weather and karen rogers has her eyes on the roads. >> reporter: the best chance of fog is in the coastal counties and we're seeing low-lying cloud cover obscuring the center city sky scrapers. we're looking at breaks to the west and overall a mix of clouds and sun, it's muggy 70 degrees at this early hour. you can see the southerly flow out of the southern waters. 70 in allentown. 60s closer to the coast. dewpoints are running in the mid 60s almost anywhere, remember when you get the numbers over 60 it's feeling humid. stepping outside to catch the school bus kiddos. 67 by 6:00. 68 by 8. 70 by 9:00.
85 degrees is the 3:00 p.m. 78 by 6:00 p.m. there's a chance of a spotty pop-up shower here and there through the day, most of the day is dry. looks like another warm one karen and then things get comfortable with the seven day details coming up. >> reporter: i have an update on the accident the schuylkill expressway past university it is cleared, police have left the scene all lanes back open and looking good on the schuylkill expressway eastbound past university. on the big picture speeds in the 50s, so no problem. we have a fire location we've been talking about between north marshall street use 8th or 5th to get around that one. the phils play at 7:05. in montgomery county a downed tree blocks the intersection of bruce and ulmer. katherine scott is in east windsor township mercer county. we have a problem at devon shire drive use wilkshire drive to
avoid that one. 42 northbound traffic a creek road fog not impacting traffic. i drove up from the jersey shore a couple of hours ago you certainly notice the fog but it didn't calls any problems, matt. >> back to the fire you mentioned it is breaking this morning happened at a new jersey apartment complex one person jumped two stories to get to safety. a firefighter is among those injured. katherine scott is live in east windsor township, mercer county where firefighters remain on the scene. katherine. >> reporter: matt i did speak with one resident who said she saw the man jump from the second floor window, there was so much smoke in that apartment. she doesn't know his condition now, but he feels taken to the hospital. firefighters remain on the scene as they continue to put out hot spots, you can see the smoke coming from the building over there. 16 units were affected by the fire. police are trying to get a head
count of the number of people. several people were injured but again there's no word on their condition. this was a fast-moving fire. it broke out at 2:30 a.m. at the building windsor castle apartments in east windsor township. fire crews were met with heavy smoke and fire. one person was hurt jumping from a second-story window. a second person was injured and treated at the scene. a firefighter did suffer an ankle injury. we don't know what caused the fire, that will be part of the investigation, but firefighters remain here on the scene. there's a lot of closer in the area as this scene is in process with firefighters putting out hot spots and contain certain parts of it. of course, we'll keep you updated, but again one person had to jump from a second-story window residents say there was too much smoke there he was trying to escape that, there were no young kids in that home, we'll bring you updates
katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> gunfire in the city of chester left two men hit one critically. one was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head the second victim showed up with a gunshot wound to the arm. an autopsy is which he schedule he willed on a 1-year-old -- is scheduled on a 1-year-old boy who was tossed into the lehigh river by his own mother. his mother pushed the child over the railing of an allentown bridge on may 3. a police officer pulled the by from the river 700 yards downstream, but he was under four minutes. perry is charged with attempted murder. there's no word on if the charges will be upgraded. >> it was a difficult mother's day for a mother who went to visit her grandmother's grave in delaware county.
she arrived to find the site at a state in disrepair. she laid flowers at the grave yesterday and psalm that the area was overgrown with -- and she claims that the area is overgrown with grass and weeds. >> everybody is complaining but nothing is getting done. "action news" reached out to mount lawn cemetary, officials did not return the calls. >> tropical depression ana is coming up the east coast. north myrtle had the brunt of the storm. the shopper moved ashore bringing strong winds and rain and minor flooding. rough surf continued throughout the day. >> around here looking for more warmth later. >> reporter: it's already feeling muggy.
storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we're dry, as we look outside we have low-lying cloud cover around the region, although at the airport it doesn't look too bad. there's patchy fog, as well. that's closer to the coastal. we had a dense fog advisory posted down the shore it appears it's been lifted early because the fog is not as bad as we were thinking it might be. temperatures, 70 degrees in philadelphia. again as you step outside, you can feel the muggy, 70 in allentown, 69 in trenton. 67 in wilmington. low # 60s an along the boardwalk in atlantic city where it will be cooler today. satellite showing you low cloud cover in and around i-95 and the pennsylvania turnpike, this will break up to a degree today we'll wind up with a mix of clouds and sun. there's a slight chance of a spotty shower popping through. i'm posting that for the lehigh valley. the big issue is high of 84 and high humidity making it feel muggy. down the shore a bit humid
clouds and sun a high around 73. in philadelphia, we're going for a warm muggy high today of 85 degrees a mix of clouds and sun, humid certainly winds out of the south not all that strong 6 to 12 miles per hour a slight chance of a passing shower or rumble of thunder that's really just a slight chance most of the day is dry. 68 degrees by 8:00. 76 by 11:00. humid by 2:00 p.m., 8 #. if you're out walking bring along a cool bottle of water. high of 85 around 3:00 p.m. for the phillies, new team, pirates in town, they've struggling, too, maybe the fills will get a win. very likely dry for the phils at citizens bank park. down the so the south what's left -- down to the south what's left of ana will flow off the
coast anne disappear off to the northeast. it is circulating the humidity into play. as we roll through the day tomorrow there might be another pop-up shower or thunderstorm as the front comes through. the front doesn't look all that strong, but with what's coming in from ana and the front somebody may get a little bit of thunder. today's high, warm and humid slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm. tomorrow, 87 is the forecast high it will be a warm and humid day. behind the departing front. comfortable, 70 on wednesday, 72 on thursday, friday, up to 76 degrees, partly cloudy skies and still looking pretty good. for the weekend upper 70s and frontal boundary arrives that gives us a chance of spotty showers, although i don't think either saturday or sunday are
washouts. >> fire knocks a power plant in new york off line and creates a bigger problem causing thousands of gallons of oil to leak into the hudson river. a super typhoon lashes island nations with fierce rains and heavy winds. >> reporter: i-95 looking good in bucks county we'll see what's going on in the blue route coming up. >> what's helping millions of insomniacs get a little sleep. we'll show it to you coming up on "action news."
you can see the low cloud cover here and other areas along the shore there's actually fog this morning. >> let's find out what's going on on the roads and go over to karen rogers, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, it's not having a great impact on the the roads but it's something we need to watch and keep an eye for. this is the suburban traffic report, let's see what it looks like in the suburb, here we are on the blue route baltimore pike if you're heading to the blue route, we have no problems, light volume roads are clear and dry, no accidents or issues on the blue route. there's a downed tree in in orland montgomery county. it's blocking the intersection, use leister road. this is bruce and ulmer road. dead eye man construction zone,
don't forget to join our team when you go on waze. >> reporter: millville .5 visibility. 1.5 in atlantic city. use your low beams. >> mexico has suspended infant vaccines two have died and two got sick. thousands of gallons of oil have leaked into the hudson river in new york after a transformer fire at a nuclear power plant on saturday. new york governor said there were too many problems lately from the indian point plant. >> this plant is the nuclear plant closest to the most dozensly populated area on the globe. if something goes wrong it goes
very wrong for a lot of people. >> part of the plant remains off lane this morning officials say the cleanup will take a day or two. >> phillies go against pittsburgh tonight. chad billingsley gave up five hundreds in 8 hitting. the phillies are tied for the worst record in baseball. ricky falo made the playoff championship. nice shot. faller rallied from a five shot deficit on the back nine. research finds certain college students may be at a risk for eating disorders. >> a powerful typhoon sets it's sights on japan after carving a deadly path of destruction
>> a powerful typhoon claimed at least two lives in the northeastern tip of philippines. i meant weakened since making landfall and dumped a foot of rain on the region and knocked out power. nearly 3500 evacuees have returned to their homes. the storm is expected to weaken further as it heads toward southern japan. >> reporter: in our area it's clear and dry but we have couple of issues out there, i want to take you live to woodhaven road at thornton road in northeast philadelphia. local woodhaven road we have a downed pole from an earlier accident. peco is on the scene.
it happened a couple of hours ago, stick to academy road or calmly road instead dave. >> reporter: all right, karen we're in the 60s muggy as you head outside, 70 by 9:00. 80 by noon. the high is 85 degrees, the big story today is clouds and sun mix and the warm and humid conditions. taking a look across the country a lot of severe weather boxes yesterday and another tornado watch box in arkansas and louisiana. as we look at a chance of severe weather there's a wide area from houston to men if i say to cincinnati. detroit discovered by this and areas close to atlanta that's for strong, gusty winds large hail an issue and tornados a possibility of that and slightly smaller swath later today. as we look at any possible delays at our local destinationses all green aircraft.
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brace for more storms, millions under the severe weather threat today. patchy fog is a concern for people out there this morning accuweather is tracking the hazy conditions for your commute. >> just about 5:30 on this monday, let's go to david and karen for weather and traffic. >> reporter: all right we're muggy outside. as we look at satellite and radar on the big board we have low cloud cover around this is translating to patchy fog at the surface. it's closer to the coast but it will burn off and overall we're looking at a mix of sun and clouds the precipitation to the west will stay to the west, although there could be a spotty shower coming up from the south. 70 degrees, it's a muggy # -- 70. if you look at theints.
62 on the boardwalk in ac a little muggy as you head out. at the bus stop, muggy partly cloudy skies and the clouds burning off a little bit. as we roll through the day welcome back to school kids, on that storm tracker 6 live app noon 80. the high will be 85-degree reading at 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., 78 which is a little better, but humid. slight chance of a spotty shower, most of you stay dry though. karen, what are roads looking like early on. >> reporter: we have a serious accident an overturned truck blockerring -- blocking two right lanes, 295 northbound and 168. expect that coming through the area. meanwhile, katherine scott has been out on the scene talking about the fire location of the apartment complex in east windsor township mercer county. avoid devon