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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. you. >> matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist dave murphy. >> ♪♪ >> good morning everyone. it is 6 o'clock on this wednesday, july 1st and we are following breaking news. >> we've got some traffic tragedy along the schuylkill expressway overnight. an out of control car crashes and then bursts foo flames and we'll also tell you how this is still impact the morning commute. >> another church down south goes up in flames. federal investigators are now on the scene. >> accuweather is helping you get through any lingering effects through last night's drenching downpours. >> there are a few. let's go dave murphy and also matt pelman filling in for
karen. good morning. >> downpours and thunderstorms late yesterday and last night. as we take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan the thunderstorms are moving up through the eastern edge of long island at this point and all we've got left this morning is a couple of light sprinkles and showers and they're really falling off the map. nonetheless i have a driver's alert for you this morning as we have leftover debris and branches on the roadways. wouldn't be surprised to see people's trash cans all over the place but more importantly trees and wires are down again in parts of the region. there may also be some residual flooding on some roadways where the storm drains are jammed. be careful of all of that. use caution on the way in. satellite and radar shows you that now that that main batch of precipitation is moving on and away from us we're going get into a lull through most of the day with a mix of clouds and sun. warm and humid conditions and then later this afternoon and this evening another shower or spotty thunderstorm is possible. 70 degrees in philadelphia, 68 right now in millville. tranquil across most of the region at this point. roads still a little bit wet where the rain has depend or
is still falling as we go through the day it is going to be another warm one. 8 o'clock 73 and then 83 as soon as noon on the muggy side with clouds mixing with some sun. by 3 o'clock that's your high, 87 degrees and then 84 by 6 o'clock and again we do have that chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm this afternoon or perhaps early this evening. these are not going to be severe today but i still want you to take cover if you hear thunder on account of the lightning threat. when i step inside matt pelman we will talk more about the next round of precipitation and that could be within the next 48 hours. >> i'll tell certainly hasn't been quiet around here lately that's for sure. good morning everybody. we enter july with a whole bunch of issues on the roadways for the wednesday morning ride including this very serious one on the schuylkill. westbound side right by the exit for montgomery drive, it was an overnight crash that led to a vehicle fire and still just the left lane is squeezing by as the cleanup continues. this is causing huge delays coming away from the vine street expressway that now are spilling back onto the vine itself.
westbound 676 now a parking lot coming away from broad street through this point at the schuylkill and then the schuylkill westbound remains a solid line on out to montgomery drive. you want to use the river drives instead but they are very wet. you have to watch out for those big puddles along them so that you don't hydroplane and lose control. also big issues this morning on the regional rails. no service because of amtrak power problems on the airport wilmington newark and thorndale paoli lines. we're watching that. watching a crash by brugers bagels along 30 at haverford station road. action cam on the scene in pennsauken. a crash led to this downed traffic signal blocking the southbound lanes of 130 here at drexel avenue. so you're not getting by as you head down toward route 38 this morning. they're detouring you through the neighborhood but if i were you, i'd stay a little farther away from this closure, maybe on haddonfield road, even 73 or 295 as alternates on this wednesday morning. tam. >> okay, thank you so much matt. you have been talking about this breaking story.
that out of control car that crashed and burst into flames on the schuylkill. two people killed. a third person in the hospital. let's go to katherine scott she's live at the barracks in wynnefield heights with the latest about what happened here. good morning. good morning, tam, that's right, the driver and a passenger in that vehicle died. another passenger was rushed to hahnemann university hospital. this was a terrible crash. they're still out there cleaning up on the schuylkill expressway. troopers here from the belmont barracks in wynnefield heights were called out to the scene. let's go to that video from that crash this morning t it happened around two:30 in the westbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway approaching montgomery drive. the cause of the accident remains under investigation but somehow this car lost control, it flipped to its side and it burst into flames. here's what the car looked like after the fire was put out. it was completely burned out. accident investigators were called to the scene we don't yet know if wet roads were a factor from all that overnight rain. traffic has been slowly getting by as this
investigation to clean up is under way but we do know that two people have died. one person was taken to the hospital. stay with "action news" for updates. we're live in wynnefield heights, katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> okay, katherine, thank you for that. and philadelphia police are on the hunt for a team of bank bandits who held up the td branch in chestnut hill on the 8600 block of germantown avenue last night. at least one of the five suspects was armed with a gun. they were all disguised in hoodies sunglasses and hats and got away with $7,000 in cash. no shots were fired and no one was hurt. >> developing now the fbi has joined the investigation into last night's fire at a prominent black church in south carolina. white supremacist had targeted the same place of worship 20 years ago. erin o'hearn has the latest for us at the big board. matt back in 1995 the klu klux klan burned down the mount zion methodist episcopal church. last night flames erupted again at the church which is about 50 miles north of charleston and that's where
nine people were shot and killed on the church on june 17th. fortunately no one was inside this place of worship at the time. authorities say it is too soon to say what caused the blaze which did break out on the night of frequent storms. but this comes at a time when federal authorities are investigating other fires at predominantly black churches in the area. but so far the fires do in the appear to be related. however members of the church say this latest fire -- because of this latest fire, they are drawing from the strength of the congregation of emanuel ame in charleston. >> i think emanuel ame has shown us the way to deal with tragedy and that is to draw your strength from the lord and come together as a community and meet whatever adversary you may have with a spirit of love. so, i think this community has done that in the past and they will do that now. >> reporter: like many more congregations finding comfort in their faith, a church near
aiken south carolina went up in flames on friday. as we mentioned federal authorities are investigating this fire as well. back to you. >> thanks for theup days, erin. happening today, the u.s. and cuba will take a major step toward improved relations. the obama administration plans to announce both countries will reopen embassies in each other's capitols. the embassies in washington d.c. and havana have been closed for more than a half century. the u.s. loosened travel restriction to cuba and allowed for new economic ties starting last december and earlier this month it removed cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror. >> it is 6:07. the debt in greece still has the world's attention and it's one of a number of factors that could affect markets today. let's go to stacey delikat she's in for maribel aber. leigh she's live at the nasdaq if times square. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. modest gains for stocks yesterday and a choppy trading session as investors continue to keep an eye on that crisis in greece. right now futures are pointing to a higher open and reports on construction spending and
auto sales are due out today. no more free checked bags on jetblue. passengers will now have to buy a ticket that covers the fee for checking the luggage. the first bag will cost you anywhere from $20 to $25. the second bag flies for $35 and that third bag will cost you 100 bucks. the air shrine now going to offer blue plus or blue flex tickets that are slightly more expensive but will cover the cost of checking one or two bags. and facebook messenger has rolled out its payment service. you can make a person-to-person payment by adding your debit card on the messenger app. the money is then transferred between the parties checking accounts. it could take a few days to clear depending on your bank. matt and tam. >> all right stacy. pay pal, are you listening. trying to get into that market. >> uh-huh. >> facebook. >> to get out from under some rain this morning, too. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that we pretty much accomplished that feat with thunderstorms well to the east of new york city and a couple of lingering showers still trying to filter out of
the region. some of your roads still a bit damp. as we take a look outside big issue on the roads this morning is not so much going to be active rain it's going to be perhaps some backed up storm drains from all that heavy rain last night although it looks like they've cleared out the airport pretty nicely and also a lot of trees and wires down across the region in areas where the heavy storms hit last evening and yesterday afternoon. 70 degrees in philadelphia currently, 66 in allentown, 68 in wilmington. everybody in the process of drying out but it's still on the muggy side because remember, this was a warm front that came through. we still haven't got the cold front through that's going to clear things out and well bring that humidity down. a lot of hail from some thunderstorms around the region. in east falls nancy tweets in these pictures. three hail stones in her hand. eve of them look like they're probably about nickel to quarter size. of course they have those spiky edges too because of the melting they've gone through. we've also got some storm damage to report. northampton pennsylvania mark tweets in some strong wind damage on the side of a house
where some siding was ripped off and of course a lot of trees down across the region, too and in fact it might have been that falling tree that took down the siding. trees and wires down in northampton, honeybrook, 14 in this caseville hanover, west goshen, parts of delaware county and maybe montgomery county would be the areas where you would see the biggest impact from the storm. slow down and plan on a little bit of a delay in case you run into an area where a tree or a wire is blocking things and of course you never go near any of those wires. they could us light up. precipitation is in the process of getting on out of here. looks like by noon we're in a mix of clouds and sun. warm and muggy mainly dry and then later in the afternoon just a slight chance of a pop-up shower or maybe a rumble of thunder. not expecting any severe weather the rest of the way. in fact right now let's show that you. the best chance of severe weather with strong gusty storms is to our north and east today. so we're in the pink in terms of strong thunderstorms but if you hear a rumble of thunder i still wants you inside indoors because lightning can always be a problem from any thunderstorm.
even a nonsevere thunderstorm can give you a brief pretty good gust. 81 degrees is your high in allentown at a and an an afternoon shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out. probably staying dry down the shore during the afternoon but the issue once again today is rip currents. so if you're swimming, yeah, nice in the water with temps in the 70's, okay on the beach with a high of 80 degrees in atlantic city, for example butter rip currents in the water so swim near the lifeguards. today's high in philadelphia is 87 degrees. an afternoon thunderstorm can't be ruled out but honestly i think most areas are mainly dry later today. so here's your seven day. warm and muggy today 87 degrees. a thunderstorm in a couple of spots or maybe a brief shower. then tomorrow sun giving way to clouds, 84. and in the afternoon there's the chance of some showers redeveloping but they're mainly south of philadelphia. then friday some lingering showers or a thunderstorm is possible in the morning. in the afternoon we dry out and a high of 82. getting into the weekend saturday the fourth of july, a mix of clouds and sun. we might build that humidity back a little bit with a high of 84. and there's the slight chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm but it does not
look like a complete washout. it's one of those typical july 4th's as i've been saying where you have to keep your eyes on radar before you head out to make sure there's nothing in your neighborhood. sunny and dry on sun. >> got you david thanks. 6:12 now. more than just doctors orders. a state decides to take school vaccination policies to the neck level. >> gun shy. officials warn against a controversial cell phone case. matt. >> tam some police activity popped up here in bucks county along the northbound side of route one the super highway at route 32 but it just cleared out. as soon as it came it went. not going quicking on the schuylkill and issues with the regional rails are after the break. >> and there will be no hollywood ending for the new batman, at least in his real life. more on the breakup of bennifer.
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international joke day. did you know? it is. but this commute definitely no joke. it's going take you a lot of extra time especially if you're take to the regional rails. we've had big issues with the amtrak power this morning. there hasn't been any so we haven't had any service along the airport line the wilmington newark line. they have gotten that service up and running once again. but with residual delays on the airport line and up to hour delays on the wilmington newark line. if it's an easy option for you, you may be able to use the media elwyn line instead of the wilmington newark line depending on where you're coming from. thorndale paoli line still not running for some of you the norristown high speedline may be a viable alternative. on the schuylkill expressway, you definitely want the find an alternative to the westbound lanes we still have this accident investigation and cleanup going on by montgomery drive. just the left lane is squeezing by. that does not bode well coming out of the city. it's a parking lot from approaching the vine street expressway on out to this point at montgomery. the delay really spilling back
onto the vine street expressway. westbound side barely moving from broad street out to 76. again you want bail and head for the river drives but as you round those corners really watch out for the ponding and the puddling as much as you can stay toward center of the roads as you use those river drives on those outer lanes you're definitely seeing large puddles this morning. and still seeing debris cleanup from the weekend storms in west conshohocken. one of my favorites. remains closed balligomingo road still out of commission between port lands road and 23. stick with 320 there by gsk. we still have issues in pennsauken. action cam still on the scene. the southbound lanes of 130 remain shut down right here at drexel avenue. it's because of this downed traffic signal just up there. they're in the process of cleaning up, though. the guy sweeping up out there. and actually as we watch live, looks like they're picking up the cones here along 130 southbound at drexel avenue headed down towards 38. looks like this should be opened before too long. we always like that when we see the cops picking up the
cones out here in pennsauken. tam. >> thank you matt. residents are picking through the charred remains of their homes in central washington state. the wind whipped flames destroyed more than two dozen homes and businesses. fire crews are making some progress though, against the wildfire. they've got that at least 47 percent contained and that's up from 10 percent yesterday morning. >> california's implementing one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of a measles outbreak. governor jerry brown as i understand a controversial bill into law that prevents parents from opting their children out for so-called personal beliefs. exemptions on vaccines would still be granted for medical reasons. supporters say the science is clear that vaccinations protect both children and the community at large. >> 6:18 now. gunning for trouble. authorities warn people against purchasing a cell phone that looks like a weapon. >> ♪♪
case. take a look at it. it's shaped like a handgun and when you first look at it it looks like this person actually has a gun sticking out of the back of their pants but handle on the hammer are actually just plastic part of a cell phone case and so that case is raising concern among law enforcement nationwide because they fear it could actually be mistaken for a weapon which could spark very real confrontations that could end in very real tragedy. >> thinking about using the schuylkill this morning. >> no. >> i'm fine right here. >> stay home, whatever you can do don't tack he will this mess. not moving from the vine street expressway to the montgomery drive. left lane squeezing by. head for the river drives instead. in marlton a new downed tree along locust avenue by 70 by the wal-mart. david. >> like we haven't got enough of those already. 79 degrees by 9 o'clock today. kind of muggy out there. 83 by noon. clouds and sun through most of the morning now that our morning showers are starting to move out. i know it's starting out
rather gray but we'll see sun back. today's high 87 degrees. slight chance of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm later this afternoon or this evening. severe weather is often to our north and east around new york from atlanta back through the midatlantic states but right now no major delays at philadelphia international airport. an earlier rain in new york and newark has now cleared matt. >> thank you david. the women's u.s. soccer team is headed to the world cup finals. they shut out germany last night two to nothing. team us a will face either japan or england. >> go u.s.a. when we come back things six things you need to know. >> katherine scott has deadly video of a car fire on the schuylkill expressway. katherine. >> reporter: that's right matt a serious crash on the schuylkill expressway leaves two people dead, one bern in the hospital. we're live from the state police barracks with all the latest information coming up at 6:30. >> ♪♪
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coparenting their three children. okay. so a lot of people are fired up about what happens when you ask siri to divide siri by zero. here is the response. imagine you have zero cookies and you split them equally among zero friends. how many cookies does each person get. it doesn't make sense and cookie master is sad and that there are no cookies and you are sad that you have no friends. being a little sassy and sarcastic. >> i like it. >> clean it up, guys. >> i like it when people tell me stuff and put me in my place every now and then. >> i was going to say. >> thank you erin. thank you siri. >> be careful of what you ask siri. >> the national weather service will be in the suburbs today investigating a possible tornado. >> breaking right now, police are investigating a deadly car fire on the schuylkill. we'll have the live update for you up next.
>> breaking now on "action news," tragedy strikes on the schuylkill expressway. a car bursts into flames with three people still inside. >> strong storms move through the region overnight. accuweather is updating when this should all clear out. >> and funnel clouds form in the western suburbs as wild weather began moving n the national weather service will be out there today to determine if we saw a tornado. >> good morning out there. it is 6:30 now on this wednesday, july 1st. dave murphy has your accuweather. but first up let's go over to matt pelman who is in for karen rogers. it has been a really difficult morning on the schuylkill. >> it sure has we continue to watch the scene as that overnight crash and vehicle fire, guys, here in the westbound lanes right by montgomery drive. they have what's left of that vehicle attached to a tow truck. so we're hoping they can wrap things up and get everything cleared up before too long but this has caused a major backlog on the westbound side of the schuylkill from just west of south stree