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good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. on this friday, january 22. the national weather service changed the blizzard watch to a blizzard warning. don't believe us, look at this, double scan radar is tracking the elements. see the white and deep blue that's what we're talking about. it's coming together for a crippling blizzard event. the storm could dump more than a foot of snow in spots and cause flooding along the jersey shore. i don't like the snow. get ready, thousands of flights have been canceled in anticipation. we have live team coverage
from all angles, katherine scott is keeping track of the flight cancellations and annie mccormick has the update on the city's plans for the winter storm. let's get the latest from david murphy and matt pellman is in for karen. >> reporter: all right, as you mentioned we've been upgraded from a blizzard advisory to a blizzard warning. the purple areas that's the blizzard warning, if you're not in the blizzard warning you'll have poor visibility from the windy driven snow. coastal atlantic and cape may counties look for down trees and wires there. the winds will cause moderate to
major flooding along coastal area up the delaware bay and the back bays on the oceanfront. ewe're looking at beach erosion there. storm is pushing into parts of virginia and slowly pushing to the north. we won't see it here until later tonight. satellite locally we'll see sunshine early, kind of fooling you, i think, the clouds will get thicker and you will get the idea that the storm is coming. 24 degrees as you step outside in philadelphia. bundle up. 16 degrees in allentown. there's a light wind blowing not all that strong. by 1:00 p.m., 31, 3:00 p.m., 34 that's the high, clouds get thicker by 6:00 p.m. down to 30, snow arriving later on in the evening hours from south to north. i'll show you the arrival on future tracker 6 we'll talk about how much snow we're expecting. >> reporter: the difference between 6:00 a.m. this morning and 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, pretty drastic. this morning, things are nice
and dry, but weather conditions are favorable for the morning commute. we have an accident involving a tanker truck involving 30th street station. the accident has cleared all westbound lanes are open. nearby locust is not open because of the big fire from the other day. in wynnfield heights don't forget money meant road is blocked at -- monument road is blocked at ford road long term construction gave us problems as we got used to it yesterday morning. i-95 no southbound delays looking good on i-95. there's a crash in glenside at easton road. 422 eastbound crash between royersford an route 29. a water main at south church and prospect avenue south church is shut down, mount laurel road a
possible alternate. annie mccormick is live at the penndot yard in norristown, montgomery county. annie they will not run out out out -- of salt today. >> reporter: no matt, we have plenty because it's been a mild winter so far. 130,000 tons on standby. penndot takes care of five different counties, they have a game plan, many townships and counties like the city of philadelphia are harshing out the details to their -- out their plans. inside the camera control center crews gathered a game plan. more than 300 cameras will track plows and salt crews, since the snowfall is on the weekend rush
hour is not a problem. but the anticipated rate of snow and blizzard-like conditions have officials asking people to stay home. at city hall just a couple of weeks into his job as mayor, mayor jim kenny has all the essential personnel on standby. they have not declared a snow emergency, there may be one this morning. we have a responsibility to our citizens and visitors in philadelphia make the best decision based on on good information. well get our last information tomorrow morning. >> reporter: there are many veterans of perceives administrations --een on hand for large winter events like this. power companies are trying to prevent power outages, peco
is trimming trees and cutting branches away from power lines. the utility has power crews on standby, in case the storm leaves customers without power. coastal flooding and high winds are major concerns with the storm. front end loaders sealed off beach access in ocean city, new jersey to keep the tides from flooding the back bay streets. they are moving equipment to higher ground and hoping the residents do the same. workers spent the day cleaning up from wednesday's coating of snow. we're getting practice for the weekend. i don't think we'll be here on saturday with the storm coming. ocean city high school is on standby as a shelter in case of power outages. military surplus vehicles are ready to roll if rescues become necessary. 6:06. we're hours away from the winter storm getting here, but it's having a major impact on travel on the roads rails and in the
air. katherine scott is live at philadelphia international, she's got more on what it looks like there. it must be mayhem behind you as people try to get the heck out of here. >> reporter: people are trying to leave. the good news seems like people are going through with no problems. later on it will get busier and busier. a lot of airlines precanceled flights not just here at philadelphia international, but other airports on the east coast. american airlines check in, people are here and have their bags and happy to get out of town. american airlines canceled all flights in and out of philadelphia tomorrow. airlines do this to avoid having airports full of stranded passengers. in addition to snow they are worried about icing and wind gusts. if you're traveling contact your airline. it is likely you can rebook without penalty, many already have. i was supposed to leave on a 6:00 flight in case the storm was early, i thought i would get out early.
a lot of our friends had to leave last night, we were supposed to leave later today. worried about getting caught up in the winter storm. even in denver they are worried about it. i was pick up a car and drive it back home, they said you're going to get three feet of snow. i picked i happen it up and i think it was a good move. >> reporter: amtrak and acela will be operating. septa we're waiting for details from them, like everybody they are making preparations for the winter storm and they plan to announce what the plans are at 9:30 a.m. we're live at philadelphia international airport. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." ride share services like uber will get more usage from people who don't like to drive
in the snow. one is already taking axe -- action at something that makes people mad at times like this like surge charging. uber is sending out safety directions to drivers and keeping prices from skyrocketing. uber will place a cap on surge pricing and donate all proceeds it makes from the surge to the american red cross. in terms of markets futures are up. back to you. david murphy is joining us, what changed from yesterday in the forecast? >> reporter: maybe a little less snow in the poconos. everybody else is getting hammered, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we are okay for travel to and from school and work today. nothing on radar. as we look outside, we have sky6 live hd looking at i-95. cold conditions out there, not
real wind, but definitely coat and glove and hat weather this morning. 16 in allentown. 18 in reading. even though the winds are not that strong we have windchills in the teens in a lot of spots. you want to bundle up a bit. might see sunshine early, but the clouds are sweeping past washington and baltimore, as well. now you see the advance of the snow coming into roanoke, virginia. charleston, west virginia is picking up some of that. it's a slow progression north. 32 degrees in the lehigh valley area today cold there. a little bit breezy, but not too bad. increasing clouds at the shore milder, even though you'll get snow at the shore you'll mix with rain there. 34 degrees is the high setting the table with cold air in place, winds on the light side
for most of the day. in terms of the snow at 4:00 p.m. we're starting the rush hour dry, there might be light snow showers down south. by 8:00 p.m. we'll see this fill in. this is moderate snow. by 11:00 p.m. the first snowflakes are falling in philadelphia. we'll have to wait until after midnight in the lehigh valley. saturday morning, look at how the snow has taken on on the model, a deeper shade of lavender or blue that's the heavier snow starting to build in. that's for most of the day. the blizzard warning in the center of the region that's where we expect combination of high winds and heaviest snow bands to give you the poorest visibility. even outside in the winter storm warning areas in the lehigh valley and reading, some of the northern and western suburbs south ever that blizzard area we're looking at compromised road conditions and less than ideal travel. saturday night we're still
snowing, but you can seem the heaviest bands beginning to exit overnight at a.m. sunday morning we're seeing less happening. snow totals 3 to 6 in the poconos. 6 to 12 from allentown to norristown. in the blizzard warning area 12 to 18 inches and higher in other spots. 6 to 12 closer to the shore. the coast 3 to 6. the coast has it's own problems, strong gusting winds creating coastal flooding moderate to major. high tide will be the worst time early saturday morning and saturday evening and sunday morning where the tides will be at the worst. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 34 degrees is the high, snow arrives during the nighttime hours. tomorrow, blizzard conditions in the center portion of the region. even outside of the blizzard warning area you're looking at a
lot of snow and wind. 33 is the high on saturday. 34 on sunday with snow showers tapering off early. it will be windy and cold, but we'll see dry conditions. we could have blowing snow where we manage to get the lighter stuff in. i think you'll see heavier and wet snow. 38 monday and up in the 40s tuesday and wednesday. next chance of precip is thursday, doesn't look at bad, maybe a snow/rain mix. it will be nothing. 6:13. accuweather is watching the weekend storm we'll keep an eye on it and what to expect. shoveling can be good exercise, but it can be bad for your back and heart. helpful hints next. >> reporter: the blue route 476 no problems heading toward the turnpike. on the turnpike we have a crash and broken down vehicle on i-95. we'll show you them when "action
storm tracker 6 live it is bringing rain to the south and that snow is pushing our way. action cam is live at the salt yard in norristown, montgomery county. haven't used much of that stuff so far this winter season. they are ready to go and the trucks are loaded out on the roads when the snow begins to fall. it is the calm before the storm let's go over to matt pellman. >> reporter: some people are excited about what's on the way tonight. this morning, dry conditions, but problems are popping up like this, broken down vehicle southbound lanes of i-95 near allegheny avenue. the left lane is blocked coming from the betsy ross bridge you're starting to see delays on southbound i-95 heading toward at this time. big problems on the pennsylvania turnpike, the westbound direction there's an accident about two miles approaching willow grove taking out the left lane and center lane. speeds are starting is to fall,
thankfully the snow is not falling. 29 miles per hour on the map. using the waze app we're picking up slower speeds. 11 miles per hour. people are talking about a standstill on the pennsylvania turnpike because of the crash approaching willow grove. if you want to use the local roads that run parallel, county line or byberry are clear. no problems on them this morning. we have a crash in glenside by trio's tomato pie. water main break burlington county south church and prospect avenue. use mount laurel yood -- road or pleasant valley road. water main repairs going on in delaware, 202 brandywine parkway. left lane out of commission you could see slowing there, as well. new on "action news," police say a man was murdered
execution style in the west oak lane section of philadelphia. it happened on the 1900 block of elson street at 2:00 a.m. the victim was shot multiple times and found 8 shell casings near his body. no motive on the murder or suspects. a man was shot at 15th and shut street. witnesses pointerred officers to a possible -- pointed officers to a possible suspect who was found near 12th and walnut. detectives are questioning the man. delaware will get the most snow in the region, but state officials say they are prepared for whatever comes to them. deldot will have 450 salt trucks and plows on the highway with an emphasis on i-95 and route 1 and 13. deldot has unveiled an app to allow drivers to see in real
time the location of the plows. 6:20 we're scrolling all the emergency declaration across the bottom of the screen and davis is staying up up to date n the winter storm. >> reporter: it's a nighttime arrival of the winter storm, so kids are going to school and you're going to work. we'll have high of 34, i'll go over the day planner forecast and the blizzard warning that's coming up.
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of lanes. today is the day to prepare your car for the impending storm. meet me at the gas station, i'll be there, time to get fuel check the fluid levels and wiper blades and prepare a car emergency can it including a shovel the rock salt and kitty litter to throw under the tires for traction. >> reporter: i said that's why i have cats, that's why you have kitty litter around. storm tracker 6 live showing we're dry, but that will change tonight and change to snow through the wee hours of sunday morning. the blizzard watch has been upgrade to a blizzard warning. the central counties where they will get the heavy snow bands combined with the heavy winds will make for poor visibility.
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looking like one for memories in the record books. that got our weather teams thinking about our winter storms in philadelphia over the past 25 years, one of our producers put a montage together on our facebook. it's been 6 years since philadelphia had a big blizzard. how many do you remember take a look at the list and leave us a comment in our comment section about one that stands out to you. the one i remember 96 sledding down capitol hill. i remember getting stuck in
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with all the all-important call from accuweather. >> reporter: all right guys, this was expected the blizzard watch has been upgraded to a blizzard warning. winter storm watches are winter storm warnings, as well. this is where the combination of heaviest snow bands and strong winds will reduce visibility. a blizzard doesn't have anything to do with how much snow you're getting, but it has everything to do with the winds and visibility. strat area along the -- the central area along the i-95 is where it will be the worst. the areas highlighted in purple winter storm warning means heavy snow and a lot of snow blowing around, as well. high winds warnings in effect in cape may county and coastal atlantic county and delaware. power outages an issue there.
onshore nor'easter passing by saturday into sunday causing major to moderate flooding along the coast early in the morning and evening on saturday and early in the morning on sunday. there's the storm it's creating a big shield of snow pushing through raleigh and parts of virginia and southern west virginia. it's going to be this evening, before it gets here. ahead of that we'll get sun and there you see the clouds coming up from the southwest. temperatures are cold, 24 degrees in philadelphia. 16 in allentown. not much wind, but a high of 34. when i step inside we'll talk about the arrival of the snow and show it to you on future tracker 6 and show you when it gets out of here and how much we're looking at. >> reporter: the storm is looming large over us this morning. right now we're focused on the here and now, traffic on i-95, earlier a broken down vehicle that caused delay in the southbound lanes. dv is out of the way, but southbound lanes are heavy even
it's extra heavy from the betsy ross bridge to allegheny avenue. huge apartment building fire blocks locust street in center city. monument road is closed at ford road construction gave us problems yesterday and it will give problems this morning. better news on the pennsylvania turnpike, wednesday approaching will blow grove that crash is gone. the lanes are open and speeds are up in the mid 60s. 432 eastbound we had a wreck from the overnight hours that has cleared between royersford anne 29. we're getting reports of a disabled vehicle farther east near the gulph road underpass. we have a water main break in moorestown, burlington county. the break happened at prospect at church. stick with mount laurel road or
pleasant valley avenue as alternates on this friday morning. matt and tam. let's switch live to annie mccormick outside the penndot salt yard in norristown, montgomery county. it's going to be a long, busy weekend for the workers. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam, you're absolutely right there will be a hub of activity for penndot. this salt yard gets a lot of activity as they fill and refill their trucks. they have a game plan in place, but townships and counties are look hashing out their game plans. mayor jim kenny is preparing for the largest winter he needs to expected in recent years. the new team has not declared an emergency yet they are waiting
to see the information before making a decision. benefit dot brined area roads. crews gathered a game plan. more than 300 cameras will track plows and salt crews since the snowfall is on a weekend, rush hour won't abdomin problem, but the anticipated rate of snowfall anne blizzard conditions have officials asking people to stay home. with this storm the roads will be snow covered. slippery conditions, people need to be sure they leave plenty of room between vehicles in front of them. slow down, but most of all if you don't have to go anywhere, don't. >> reporter: expect to hear updates throughout the morning from different agencies about what their plans will be. that includes the city of philadelphia at noon. here in montgomery county, county officials expect to release their plans at 10:00 a.m. reporting live from norristown, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." katherine scott live at philadelphia international
airport with how the snowstorm is impacting travel. >> reporter: it's going to be a busy one with people trying to get out of town. we're at the check in at american airlines. it's not too busy. we see waves of people. we see weather related cancellations to charlotte and baltimore. tomorrow is the hero load. american airlines -- is the mother load. american airlines has canceled all flights in and out of philadelphia. they do to avoid having airports full of stranded passengers. if you're plans are impacted, contact the airline, there's a chance you can rebook without penalties. american will start reducing operations tonight and plan on resuming sunday morning. usually i go out plowing and shoveling i'm getting away from it for the first storm. i feel pretty good about it.
>> reporter: as you should. let's go to the rails. amtrak will be operating on a modified schedule in the northeast. acela express and ski stone will be running -- keystone will be running with fewer trains. passengers keep an eye on conditions because the schedule might change. there are several amtrak national services to and from the east coast that are canceled. septa, they are preparing for the winter storm, as well. we don't know what their snow plan is yet, they have plans to announce their plans at 9:30. if you can leave early get out of town today. live from the airport, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." it is 6:37 and the jersey shore is less concerned about the snow and more concerned about coastal flooding. officials in barnegot township are recommending that residents between the barnegot bathing
beach and east bay avenue evacuate tonight. front end loordz -- loaders sealed off the beaches in ocean city. officials are saying move your cars to higher ground before the approaching storm tonight. i think people are occurrous about the storm, i don't think it keeps them away, i think they like to come up on the boardwalk and look at the ocean and see what's going on. ocean city high school is on standby as a shelter in case hurricane force gusts knock out power. pennsylvania governor tom wolf has declared a state of emergency for the keystone state. the declaration has keyed up funding and resources if it is needed quickly. wonderfully has prepared residents for what's to come and keep an eye on the forecast. new jersey has not declared a state of emergency, governor
chris christie will stay in new hampshire where he is campaigning for president. he went on to say the cabinet sure -- survived super-storm sandy so he is confident they can handle the snow. david murphy is here what you got for us. >> reporter: it is important to reminds people the snow will not arrive until after the evening commute. looking outside we have sky6 live hd looking at center city down broad street and temple university. it's cold this morning and not all that windy. coat weather appropriate. temperatures, 24 degrees, the winds light at 8:00. windchill 15 it's another winter morning, certainly. we'll see early sunshine across the region, but the clouds are sweeping in quickly from the south and west, you can see the initial snow pushing into southern virginia. it will be a slow progression in our area or direction, we won't see that until this evening, in
most of the region. i'll show you future tracker 6 in 20 seconds. 24 by 8:00. 26 by 10. noon, 29. high 34. high temperatures up in allentown, 32 down the shore, 36. everybody else somewhere in between. future tracker, 4:00 p.m., this is a new model run that just came in by the way we're seeing it for first time together. looks like dover could see late afternoon snow. most of the region we'll have to wait until later on. 8:30, the new model run has snow overtaking south jersey from atlantic city south and millville, south of wilmington. 10:00 a.m., we're seeing the first flakes in philadelphia. these are lighter shades of purple and blue. it's not the heaviest snow by 11:00 p.m. overnight tonight we fill in with the heavy bands coming through. 8:00 a.m., it will be windy we'll see the snow. maybe rain pushing into the south at times and the rest of
the day heavy snow bands highlighted in darker shades of purple. 5:00 p.m. you'll be in and out of this. it is a blizzard warning in central portion of the region. even in the winter storm watch areas which are warnings, swell, you're looking at heavy snow. 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., saturday night, the last band beginning to make its move toward the coast. the latest model run has most have been showing recently have us drying out at 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on sunday. what are we expecting on the ground. 3 to 6 in the poconos. 6 inches or more in allentown. 1 toward norristown and we're looking at 12 to 18-inch band in the center portion of the region and getting more confident about this, i could see a couple of spots going 20-inch or higher. down the shore it will be less because of rain. down the shore you'll have your
own issues down there which we'll cover in a second. whatwhen is it worst? 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. snow rates coming down 1 to 3 inches an hour. heavy wet snow on wires and wind gusts many roads impassable because the plows can't get back over the roads fast enough to remove the snow. down the the shore nor'easter that will cause major to moderate flooding and beach erosion. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, clouds increasing and snow arriving at night. tomorrow, blizzard conditions, 33 the high. the snow tapers off sunday morning and sunday looks windy and cold, high of 34 degrees, but at least we're dry. we improve to 38 monday and into the 40s on tuesday and wednesday. next precip chance is thursday,
looks like snow and rain but not nearly what we're dealing with tomorrow. 6:42. more storm coverage is ahead. philadelphia police get creative to remind city residents to keep the lawn chairs off the soon to be snow covered streets. >> reporter: they are not snow covered yet. but we have accidents on the dry road surfaces like this one in chester county. we'll talk about crashes in bucks and burlington counties, when "action news" continues on this friday morning. delaware will likely to see
region. state officials say they are prepared for whatever comes. deldot will have 450 salt trucks and plows on the highway with an emphasis on i-95 route 1 and 13 and other major roads. contractors are on standby, officials say they have salt and the road crews are ready. during the morning commute, matt, look around and enjoy the roads as they are because they will not look like tomorrow. >> reporter: hopefully tomorrow you don't have to make a drive, stay home and stay warm and enjoy your friends and family or not fight with them too much. it's a nice sunrise in montgomery county. we have an accident chester brook boulevard involving three vehicles it's on the shoulder and police are on the scene. it's not us causing a delay. crash on the pennsylvania turnpike cleared out of the way. good to go on the turnpike. but of course there's one to
take its place in langhorne, bucks county by the dunkin' donuts. maple avenue 213 at flowers mill road where the police are on the scene of the crash. water main break shutting down south church street between main and 38 mount laurel road and pleasant valley road early accidents. 38 northbound near j and b liquor might be a busy spot today. philadelphia police put out a catchy warning on facebook to prevent people from saving a parking spot where they have dug out the snow. ♪ you need to call us from your cell phone ♪ it is a parody of drake's hit song hot line bling. it is illegal to place a cone, chair or anything else to save a spot.
police will fine you $100. i've dug out a number of cars on my day it is frustrating when you clear a space and you think that space is yours, it isn't. police wants residents to report people who are saving a spot and call them or reach out through twitter using the #s no saveys. "g.m.a." will continue our coverage of the winter storm. we have a live preview. >> reporter: we have the kids getting to and from school and work, no problems weather wise. dress them warm because we have high of 34 and windchills in the teens. we'll take a look at the blizzard warning that's been posted as of a couple of hours ago that's all ahead. i wonder what is the big
story on "g.m.a." amy robach joins us live in the "g.m.a." studios, we're ready in philadelphia, are you and your friends in new york ready? >> reporter: let's hope so, matt and tam, i guess you heard there's a little storm brewing, right? i know everyone there in the delaware valley is watching, it would could be a historic blizzard that could impact 7 million people. it could cause coastal flooding
in the areas that were hit hardest by super-storm sandy. we have full team coverage this morning. ten days to the iowa caucuses, a new poll showing bernie sanders surging ahead of hillary clinton. we'll have the latest on the race for the white house. george sits down with gop ted cruz we'll we'll tell you what he is saying about donald trump this morning. it's coming up on "g.m.a." don't fall up there. >> reporter: sure footed. i-95 northbound direction by 4:13, penndot on the scene of a crash taking out the left lane. expect slowing heading northbound past street road. a crash in belmawr, 295 southbound where we had the emergency construction yesterday today it's a crash moved to the shoulder. speeds are in the teens coming down from the black horse pike. we'll have alternations this
weekend, but mass transit is on time this morning. >> reporter: a blizzard watch has been upgraded to a blizzard warning. it's a storm warning from allentown to the storm. we're looking at wind-blown snow tonight into tomorrow afternoon. the warnings continue into sunday morning until the snow is over. it's going to be a cold one, 32 degrees by 2:00. high of 34 at 3:00 p.m. if you're thinking about it as you want to get errands done before the is no you can get them done today. we'll be back with the top stories. i have asthma...
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city of philadelphia will decide this morning whether to declare a snow emergency, while police is reminding city residents it is illegal to save a parking spot. jersey shore is preparing for coastal flooding and beach erosion for the coming storm. ocean city high school is standing by as a shelter in case of power outages. >> reporter: it's on goes to get 0 worse. i-95 northbound there's an accident. belmawr a crash on the shoulder along 42 slowing there. >> reporter: clouds increase 34. there comes the snow tonight. it will get heavier overnight and continuing through the day on saturday. we have the blizzard warning in effect in the central counties look out for a lot of snow and blowing snow tomorrow. the "action news" morning
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