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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again. here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30. snowflakes are flying on this tuesday causing wet conditions out there and down at the shore streets are flooded. we are live in ocean city and protecting yourself from the zika virus, find out which mosquito repellant works best
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for you. and finally out of prison and talking, theresa giudice talks about going back to being a mom. and snow falling across our region but not a lot of it. but making the roads wet. at the jersey shore the flooding continues to be a problem and get to that and to the shore in just a bit. looking live outside sky 6 hd showing you clouds and the occasional flake flying over the ben franklin bridge, accuweather says as the snowfalls it's going to melt. lets check in with david murphy on the terrace and the latest from accuweather. >> reporter: not a lot of snow in philadelphia so far out of this, under a .5 inch but some spots to the north and west have done better. looking at the snowfall amounts, .3 in philadelphia but
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in glenmore up to an inch, and probably more than that now. fair lawn, under .5 inch and allentown a .33 inch. and some places corners of the world in salem county, a couple of spots in that county made it up to an inch, chester county and berks county that had an inch. most of the rest of the region not as much. we have a winter weather advisory, snow showers down south and west of philadelphia now and we expect more to start to creep into the region as we go through the afternoon and evening, 2 to 4 inches is what we'll wind up with when all of this wraps up. could go higher in lancaster and chester county. and it's getting mild with temperatures up over freezing for the next several hours, so some of what has fallen may
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start to melt before we pile on the last burst tonight. maybe some snow showers and rain mixing in at 5:00 and 9:00 some more showers and freezing temperatures. temperatures are down at the freezing mark tonight and could be a freeze up on roads especially side roads and secondaries. when i step inside we'll look at snowfall projections for the rest of the system. and what is behind it in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you. lets switch live to new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic, standing by in ocean city where flooding continues to be a problem there. hi nora. >> reporter: we are on west avenue one of the main drags in town that people are using because they can't get by the side streets. look over there, that is 12th street one of the many streets
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still under water now after this morning's high tide sent the back bay flooding in. >> the water can't leave the bay with the wind coming from the north and so this is what you get. this is what it looks like this morning, the neighborhood across from the acme is swamped water almost covering the top of the fire hydrant. >> it's almost waist deep and it's unsettling because you can't leave your home. i am out early to move my car and get back this afternoon. >> this vehicle had no problem navigating the water but this cvs driver thought twice about making his delivery and pulled away from the flooded roads. >> make sure you don't drive in the water that is too high. >> >> reporter: this woman was not wearing boots but stepped
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into several inches of water. >> reporter: your feet have to be soaking. no boots? >> no, they are at the house. >> today's flooding did not seem as bad as the flooding with the blizzard a couple of weeks ago people here are still cleaning up from that storm but locals say it's high today. >> since sandy our highs seem higher than normal. i have seen highs like this but not so consistent. >> i don't know if there is a change, more so in areas that hadn't flooded. >> reporter: back live now that gentlemen made his way gingerly across 12th street there, carefully though. they have a barrier over there, not that you need it. folks here know that only
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certain vehicles can drive down streets like that because they are so flooded and so much water. cloudy now and before there was sun no rain or snow but lots of water in the streets here. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. snow showers fell on and off in delaware this morning causing drivers to take it slower during the early commute. annie mccormick has a look at conditions in newcastle. >> reporter: del/dot began preparations last night. they wanted brining and salting ahead of this morning's commute. the flurries fell and some hoped it would be a snow day. >> was hoping i would get off from work today. >> are you disappointed? >> yes. >> were you hoping there was no school today. yes. >> there was not enough for most in the diamond state.
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overnight precipitation took a break and started back up at dawn and by midmorning. >> you see it here neighbor an inch or ninch inch quarter. here in hockessin. >> and in downtown wilmington there was plenty of beauty shots around the christopher columbus memorial to show what mother nature left behind and there were bundled up people and pooches enjoying the flakes and heating and air conditioning means more work. >> the worst the weather the busier we are. >> reporter: so you are getting a lot of heating calls today? >> a few. >> reporter: there is a number of workers on the roadways today. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." in other news an investigation is underway after a fire broke out in blue bell, the phrase started at lee angelo
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blue. the fire was contained to one room and the restaurant is now undergoing renovations. new hampshire's primary is underway and people were out before sunrise to cast their votes. bernie sanders is in the lead with one precinct reporting and most polls are open until 7:00 tonight and so far they say that voter turnout is steady across the state but they are not sure if turnout will meet expectations or break records. monica malpass is also in new hampshire covering the primary election there, her live reports continue today at 4:00 and is posting updates on her twitter and facebook pages. now to the growing concern on the zika virus. there are at least 50 confirmed cases in the u.s. and the white house asks congress for $2 billion to combat the spread. and now they are reissuing the
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exclusive list of the most effective mosquito repellants. >> reporter: concerns around the zika virus at an all-time high. they are raising the zika response to the highest level of activation, instructing the staff to work 24/7 on the response and as the world sprays pesticides to kill off the mosquitos what can you do to beat the mosquitos. >> deet is the best. it is known for carrying and spreading zika. consumer reports finding these three products to be the most effective. sawers fisherman formula and off deep woods 8. >> they found that distance the zika virus found 25% deet, both
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protected for eight hours. those affecting with zika may have a rash or joint pain or red eyes and when pregnant women are infected. the virus is linked to a severe birth defect. while the cdc says it's okay to use an insect repellant while pregnant pay close attention to the instructions on the label. more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, a 23-year-old in florida is arrested after throwing a live alligator through a drive-thru window. his mother said it was a prank. >> what impact has this had on your marriage? >> if anything it made it stronger. >> and reality star, teresa
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giudice talks about her prison time.
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one of the stars of the real housewives of new jersey, theresa giudice spoke with abc news. she served 14 months for tax fraud and is now talking about what her future holds. >> reporter: theresa says that the worst part of being in prison was being away from her family. she is gaitful to be home but knows her family has more obstacles ahead. she admits transition from a real housewife of new jersey to a prison inmate in connecticut was not easy. >> there was mold in the bathrooms, there was not running water constantly. the showers were freezing cold. it was hell.
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the star telling amy robach at the time of her arrest. she did not know she committed a crime. >> the government saw it differently. i got sentenced. >> giudice spent 11.5 months in jail after she and her husband joe admitted to multiple crimes. >> it broke my heart. i was always growing up, the good girl. >> her life behind bars, the far cry from the one we saw on tv. but she says having a routine helped. >> i had a job in the kitchen, i wiped tables, i got 12 cents an hour. my first paycheck was $1.60. >> and now in her new memoir she turned over a new leaf and calling her life an open book. >> we are living in the moment.
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enjoying the moment. >> her husband joe was sentenced to 3.5 years and he is actually leaving for prison next month. you can hear more from theresa on night line coming up tomorrow night. we are live in new york, i'm elizabeth herr for "action news." >> thank you. a florida man that allegedly hurled a gator through a wendy's drive-thru window is now charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. joshua james told investigators he picked up the gator on the side of the road and brought it to a fast food restaurant and his mother says the charge is too severe. >> it's a stupid prank that he did that is now turning into this. >> the alligator was later released into a canal. it is fat tuesday part of the mardi gras season and new
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orleans is the heart of the reskay bash. people are coming to the parades and maybe enjoying a drink or two. it's known as carnival in some places overseas.
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parts of new edge are getting hit hard. the storm is causing whiteout conditions in this massachusetts town sandwich. back here looking live at sky 6 hd and our camera in cape may, the storm is hitting us today is causing flooding in places down along the jersey shore. as for the snow not a real problem along the coast just light snow there today. >> there is my shore house right there. >> we are thinking about an addition. >> just me. david murphy is here now with a closer look at the changeover. it's gradual but coming on. >> reporter: we have light snow
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out there now, temperature as above freeze that is helping road conditions. stormtracker 6 live double scan right now shows you that we have some snow in the northern and western suburbs and again temperatures are still above the freezing mark. if we go in closer areas of snowfall highlighted in gray are not that intense and not enough to bring colder air to the surface to change the conditions on the surface. mainly wet roads under this, and when you get into one of these heavier cells, like we have moving into salem county and brighter shades of white that could stick here and there. and if you get underneath one of those heavier cells and one of those near downingtown and coatesville, you'll want to slow it down a bit and it looks like honey brook and western county is picking up some of that. we are trying to get this up into reading and now light
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snowflake there's. of course down south, it's a lot of rain right now. probably changing back to snow later as we get towards sun down, as we look outside. we have cloudy skies across the region and fairmount park looks that way and you saw light snowfall when we were taking this picture and not much on the ground, what managed to stick is melting before more comes in later. temperatures 36 degrees right now, we continue to climb. the winds northeast at 10 and the windchill is making it feel like 28 and if you venture out you'll need a coat. up to 33 in reading and all the numbers go up above freezing for several hours this afternoon. there is limited chance of frozen conditions on roadways in the afternoon hours, the exception is if you get a burst of snow, maybe it makes things slick, by 3:00 it looks like rain close to philadelphia, and the snow shower activity to the
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north, by 6:00 it looks like we are still looking at limited snow shower activity and some of you may see decent snowfall and numbers are above freezing in the i-95 corridor, and you may wants to be care frl in the northern areas and by 11:00 tonight it looks like most of the model runs that most of the significant snow is pushing to the norm and temperatures are dropping and moisture left on roadways in and around the northern suburbs to freeze up. by tomorrow morning a couple of snow showers and flurries and we'll be on the air early tomorrow just in case there is a problem with icy patches or slippery spots here or there. suspect the snowfall now for the rest of the way. and we are not looking at a whole lot of additional snow in philadelphia but what falls after the evening hours as temperatures are dropping could wind up causing some slick
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spots. 38 is your high in philadelphia and 36 in allentown and 42 in cape may and we'll be hard pressed to get more on the roads this afternoon. we are talking about coastal flood warnings and this one expires along the ocean front in a bit and another one in the upper bay. and high tides are on the way and they don't end until 3:30 and some of those usually flooding roadways could flood. we'll drop down to the freezing mark tonight and if there is left over snow we could have slick spots. breezy and some sun on wednesday and 40 is the high and the story becomes the change in temperatures, we are down to 31 on thursday and an arctic boundary comes through friday night and for the weekend we are back in the 20s and saturday 24 early and probably fall after that. look at the single digit overnight lows. so a cold weekend coming up but
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this snow event is low impact. take it slowly this evening if you see the snow there. >> i have to give her chocolates or maybe hot chocolate. >> thanks david. topping our people scene at 12:30, hugh jackman revealed another bout with skin cancer, he posted a picture on his facebook page, showing quote, an example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen. the actor has been treated at least three times for skin cancer. nominations for the 88th oscars meet for luncheon despite the controversy. sylvester stallone addressed the controversy, he believed that his costar michael b. jordan should have got more attention for his role. and you can watch the award show
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live here on 6 abc live on february 28th starting at 7:00.
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. david is back with one nineal look at the forecast. we continue to see snow in lancaster to the west of berks and some pushing into salem county, and it's those areas that could wind up with a stronger snowfall amount. do be careful in the afternoon and evening, see temperatures above freezing in the afternoon but as we get into the evening hours they get colder and in some suburbs they are colder. and if you see snow after dark you'll want to slow it down on the roads. >> a look now at stories coming
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up later today beginning at 4:00. live reports from monica malpass from new hampshire as voters continue to head to the polls today. and one of the top travel sites on the web announces the top places to visit in 2017 and find out where philadelphia ranks on the list. >> you can order a back rub now the same way you order uber. this company can offer you a massage on demand. >> oh. >> not now. not now. >> join us today for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for david murphy, rick williams and the entire "action news" team. i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon. see you tonight.
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