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6:00 a.m. on this thursday, february 25. here's what's happening. cleanup is underway across the region including where strong winds toppled a tree barely miss ago driver. we're live with the storm damage. police say a tree crow of crook are behind -- tree crow of crook are behind bars after a series of truck thefts. a gas station in the poconos was pumping customers cars full of water instead of gasoline. that's a lot of damage. speaking of damage, let's go over to david murphy who has a
look at the aftermath of the damage from the storm. and karen rogers has the roads. >> reporter: it's still mild, but i've got the winter jacket on because it will be colder later in the day. we have lingering showers in the northern half of the region. these are popping through in the east during the morning, not having much of a an additional impact. flooding warnings are falling off the map. philadelphia has been removed. brandywine creek is an area of concern, southern bucks county removed. mercer county is involved. and then we have the swath from allentown through reading and northern montgomery county and northwestern chester county. if you encounter any flooding, it's minor flooding. downingtown was the worst area
hit. brandywine river decreesed close to 12 -- crested close to 12 feet. we're down to 9 feet. soon to be minor flooding. 54 degrees, the temperatures are dropping from the high of 57. by 9:00 a.m., we could be as low as 51. we're in the upper 40s by 1:00 p.m. and heading into the 30s overnight. it's going to be windy. you may not feel like you need the heavy coat, but you will need it later on. >> reporter: i'm sure my children will be in shorts going to school. this is 422 past oaks, eastbound traffic heading toward king of prussia moving fine. no flooding here. getting to the highways is an issue. we have a downed pole park avenue blocked near main street. spring house road is the alter
nate. house fire at date street and madison avenue. fire crews on the scene. an accident at lime kiln pike and poe avenue. lincoln drive northbound at gypsy lane we're seeing water on the roads there. brooklawn 130 is blocked at 47 that's a common area that gets flooded. a couple of spots in gloucester county, 44, that's crown point road at paradise and 130 at 322. flooding still an issue even though the waters are still receding. annie mccormick is live in cherry hill new jersey at a scene mirrored in many areas, a tree is down. >> reporter: a tree is down at
cotswald and kay. this is one of several areas off route 70 in cherry hill township. old orchard road a tree fell on a power line and fell on to the front lawn of a home. take a look at the video. it's not just camden county that's seeing the damage. cumberland county is, as well. this is a day care facility in vineland called all kids first, there they say the tree fell on the roof punching a hole in the roof. there was insulation that was dangling down. they will be closed today as they work on making repairs to the area. back out here live, as you're driving down route 70. driving conditions are good for now. live in cherry hill, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." rain flooded the 1100 block of lincoln avenue in prospect township. a driver tried to make it
through the high water and found himself stuck. an "action news" viewer send us the video. it was a scary situation for a driver when a tree fell on the car. it happened on the 8200 block of forest avenue in west oak lane section. the tree crushed the front windshield and damaged the drivers side window. nobody was hurt. sos -- katherine scott is live along the schuylkill expressway which had to be closed because of storm damage. >> reporter: conditions are better this morning, but you have to keep an eye out for residual damage and the aftermath as you head out. the westbound lanes by city avenue, traffic is moving along just fine. no issues right now. there were major flooding down the roads. eastbound lanes by 76 girard and montgomery were flooded out and shout down for hours, once the water level went down crews had to clean up the mud and the
mess. all lanes are back open now, though. i-95 saw its fair share of problems during the storm. among them was a shut down of the northbound lanes in port richmond during the storm. 1 cars were damaged when they hit a pothole in the center lane. police were on the scene, drivers waited for tow trucks to move them off the highway. you want look out for any residual damage as you head out the door. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." the storm has plunged tens of thousands into the dark. crews have been out there trying to get the power back on. peco has 9,000 people out, the majority in bucks county. the nation airports including the one here could see lagging problems from the storm. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq with that story. maribel. , good morning, matt, expect
delays if you're traveling by air, the line of storms that spawned tornados, high winds and snows forced thousands of flights to be canceled. 2,200 flights were cans and 150 today. futures are pointing to a lower open. we've got reports on jobless claims and did durable goods ors out today. walmart pulled hover boards from it's store shelves. they stopped selling devices out of concern for customer safety. they will stay off their site until manufacturers comply with safety standards. i wonder if that's going to create a black market for hover boards. get them in the alleyway. you'll see the flames in
the alleyway. >> reporter: right. storm tracker 6 live double scan, most of the heavy rain is gone. we have lighter showers popping through the northern and western suburbs. some of them down south around wilmington. this will pop through during the morning hours. nothing like yesterday, the heavy rain is over. most of today will be dry. as we look outside, we have sky6 live hd we have breaks in the clouds we'll probably see early sunshine mixing with the cloud cover and through the day clouds giving way to sunny breaks. the issue this morning is the flood warnings which is hanging in there some some spots. south jersey off the map. areas along the schuylkill expressway and parts of philadelphia close to channel 6 and southern montgomery county still a concern there. the big wide area from allentown through reading and northern and western chester county, basically if you're driving
around it's mostly minor flooding, but you want to take it easy and avoid any flooded roads. that's an improving situation. we'll see that green air disappear over the neck several hours. future tracker 6, the rain dissipates by noon we won't have anything going on and sun poking through at times. the rest of the afternoon, a spotty sprinkle or shower here or there, nothing major. i know we got pounded last night. if you see rain today it's not a big deal. lehigh valley cloudy, sunny breaks, it will be windy. the other thing, the high temperatures i'm showing you are around now or maybe an hour ago. cooler air will be sweeping in during the day. in the afternoon you'll be in the 30s in the lehigh valley. 52 at the shore, temperatures are dropping, you'll be in the 40s by the time dinnertime rolls around. in philadelphia, 57. we're down to 54. i'll show you future tracker in
a minute showing you the temperatures. spotty showers and sunny breaks and blustery winds. here's the temperatures, we go from now to 12:00, you can see areas going from the 40s and we continue to drop. 6:30, upper 30s in the northern suburbs. 43 this philadelphia continuing to drop from there. in philadelphia we'll go for a low of 32 degrees, some suburbs below freezing, partly cloudy and brisk and colder overnight tonight. tomorrow, frontal boundary gets out of here, we're chillier, high of 42. winds gusting to 40 miles per hour. it will feel like the 30s all day long tomorrow. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we're going for the high of 57 in the rear view mirror today. falling into the 40s, tomorrow, blustery and chilly, high of 42. and 43 on saturday. we'll start out cold on sunday morning, we'll zoom up in a
hurry. in the afternoon, 60 degrees, 63 on monday, that's 6 degrees off the record high. spotty shower won't bother you with those numbers and back into the mid 50s as march arrives. car thieves get sloppy leaving behind a key clue that leads to their arrest. villanova tries to keep their number one run alive. >> reporter: we have an issue on i-95 southbound at cottman, blocking the left lane, creating a jam. we'll talk about this accident, down trees and flooding, details coming up. gas station in pennsylvania coal country is paying for a scam at the pumps. that's next on "action news." le.
issues popping up. this is i-95 southbound at cottman, a new accident, blocking the left lane, looks like we have emergency workers here. southbound is jammed from academy to cottman. with the left lane blocked everybody happens to go on to the right. that's creating problems on i-95 southbound at cottman. that's a bad spot for an accident. i was noticing on the waze app a lot of people reporting potholes before the accident. be careful because that's always messes you up. we have down trees popping up in lots of places. ridge road is blocked near bell fant -- elephant road. miller road is blocked by upper ridge and swamp creek road. stick to price road. let's switch the camera view. 422 eastbound heading toward king of prussia we have a
disabled vehicle in the process of clearing. penndot is on the scene getting ready to leave. 422 eastbound disabled off to the side. other issues in downingtown, 322 is blocked near pennsylvania avenue, stick to 282 or use 113 as the alternate. we have issues with flooding, down trees, yesterday's storms were so powerful you're deal with it now in the morning commute. it's mild, 54 degrees, temperatures are dropping today, no more big storms, but yeel have a spotty -- but we'll have a spotty shower or two. we'll be in the 40s by lunchtime. strong winds toppled a tractor-trailer on the george washington bridge in new york city. it happened on the outbound upper level. a gust blew it over in the westbound lanes. there was a fuel spill.
officials are warning new yorkers to expect delays on this morning commute. philadelphia police have busted up a car theft ring. michael pritt and his brother and another are under arrest. he crashed his vehicle and left his cell phone behind. police computed search warrants at the suspect's home in kensington. they were targeting work advance for the items inside the vehicles, tools and thinks of that nature. most of the stolen vehicles were recovered. a carbon county gas station is facing a dozen violations after customers discovered they were not fueling up with gas, but with water. they reimbursed customers for the repair. the department of environmental
protection found a dozens violations during inspection including missing records and malfunctioning equipment. 6:18 next in "healthcheck," a perfecty problem that spreads easily through children in grade schools is seemingly spreading even more. >> reporter: it's a weird morning where coats are appropriate later in the day, it's mild right now, i'll show you where temperatures are going to go coming up next.
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ask your dermatologist about humira. because with humira clearer skin is possible. spots, tornados ripped through parts of north carolina yesterday afternoon are tore of roofs from homes arena knocked down trees. officials leave four tornadoes touched count in the state. duke's basketball team had to hide in a tunnel under the
indoor stadium, nobody was hurt. >> reporter: i guess we can deal with downed trees and morning flooding. but it is an issue. no problems on the ben franklin bridge. that's westbound traffic heading into center city. a couple of hours around as david has been saying. somerdale road is closed near popular terrace, evesham road is the alternate. we're finding this from the strong winds, montgomery county, west broad street is closed near cow path road. reliance road will get you around that. >> reporter: the main issue from last night is flood warnings that are in effect, a lot of areas are dropping off the map, but mercer county is included nltsdz. there's a swath in allentown arena chester county. schuylkill expressway river running high. mainly minor flooding, but you want to avoid.
the east branch. brandywine creek in downingtown is in moderate levels, but in the process of dropping. temperatures are dropping, as well. we were up to 57, we'll be down to 52 by 7:00 a.m. 51 by 9:00 a.m. it's a day where the numbers keep falling. down to 45 by dinnertime. super lice have taken hold in 25 states and show no sign of slowing down. they are resistant to over-the-counter treatment. to fight them, lice clinics of america have created a new treatment, but the best treatment is prevention. teacher your kids not to use anything used by others used around the head or ear buds,
wash bedding. wildcats got into fowl trouble opening the door for them to take down the best team. the delaware valley is surveying storm damage, there's school closings scrolling at the bottom of the convene related to this. -- screen related to this. annie mccormick has been going through new jersey looking at damage from last night's storm. >> reporter: we have trees down in cherry hill and other areas of south jersey, we'll bring you the latest at 6:30.
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the remaining republican candidates for president will gather on stage in texas, it will be a home coming for ted cruz who leads donald trump in the polls. marco rubio and john kasich and ben carson will participate. voters in 13 other states head to the polls on super tuesday which is five days away. hillary clinton and bernie sanders continue to battle it out on the campaign trail. sanders seems to have conceded south carolina which holds the
primary on saturday. clinton snagged a critical endorsement from harry reid. letter president kennedy wrote decades ago is up for grabs at auction. at $15,000. it has a high asking price because very few letters sent to children have survived. nobody knows what become of the rita. we're watching the brandywine creek in downingtown, david murphy hans the latest on when things will get back to normal when accuweather is up next.
now on "action news," storm cleanup is underway, mudslides made a mess of major highways an trees topple on roads. a fire at a jersey shore marine gets out of hands and spread to many boats quickly. thieves target spas, and it may be part of a national crime ring. 6:30, february 25, let's get it going with david murphy and karen rogers. >> reporter: i have a heavy coat on because temperatures are in the process of dropping and will do so during the afternoon. we have showers in the northern suburbs you may get caught under that. we have flood warnings that have been dropped in south jersey and philadelphia. there are concerns around trenton and mercer county and
the swath through allentown and reading and chester county. some minor flooding in some of the places. you want to avoid flooding as you get behind the wheel. one exception is the brandywine creek in downingtown. we had a brief period of major flooding along the east branch. brandywine. as we look at the action cam, the waters are receding. the action cam has been watching this over the last couple of hours. it's now under 8 feet, we're getting closer to flood stage and over the next couple of hours we'll see the moderate flooding subside and improve from there. temperatures are dropping a bit. we were at 57 we're down to 54 in philadelphia. 50 in millville. 53 in allentown. as we roll through the day, as i said keep the heavier coat handy it will be windy, high of 57 is
in the rear view mirror. by munch time we'll be in the upper 40s and 6:00 p.m., 43 degrees, one of the days you go in and it's mild and you come home we'll have windchills in the 30s. when i step inside we'll take a look at what comes next in the seven day. we have decent numbers ahead, karen, won't that be nice. >> reporter: we're starting with problems in the yoodz, we -- ro, this is i-95 southbound, i know the camera is shaking here at cottman, you can see the flashing lights. an accident blocking the left lane has been pushed off to the side. look at the delay. i-95 southbound approaching cottman from academy to cottman a jam already a 31 minute ride from the woodhaven to the vine. even though we're drying out on i-95. lots of other problems, storm-related through the area. lincoln drive northbound at rittenhouse street and gypsy
lane, pooling water on the roadway. use caution there. an accident cheltenham, lime kiln pike at poe avenue. chester county creek road at lenape road. street road we have flooding at creek road. stick to baltimore pike to get around that flooding there. brooklawn flooding at 47 and 130. that's causing problem. 29512 at night. mount laurel, burlington county, down pole, hainsport road is blocked at sumpter lane. annie mccormick is traveling through south jersey neighborhoods and found a fallen tree in cherry hill. hi, annie. >> reporter: hey, matt, one of several fallen trees in cherry hill in camden county.
k and cotswald, kind of near the old ellisberg. it's blocking the road. this is old orchard road where another tree went down and blocking the road for sometime. it's move a little bit. it fell on the front lawn of the home and took down a power line. pse&g and cherry hill township are trying to keep up. i've been talking to people who are telling us they are experiencing power outage unfortunately in this area looks like the restoration time will not be until 4:00 p.m. we are told that could change we're trying to keep up with the all the damage in cherry hill. we're live in cherry hill. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." matt and tam. now to a developing story,
firefighters battled severe weather while putting out a marina fire at the jersey shore. seven boats were ablazed along old sea isle boulevard in sea isle city. some of the boats had fuel on board and said it accelerated the flames. the fire marshal is investigating a cause. now we're going over to katherine scott she's got more on road conditions after the storm. she's live along the schuylkill expressway with a little bit of good news. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, that's right, we have an huge improvement on the roads. we are along the city avenue, westbound lanes there's a little bit of a traffic backup because it's rush hour not storm related. overnight down by the road over by girard and montgomery in the eastbound lanes there are major problems on the schuylkill expressway. flooding shut down the eastbound
lanes for hours. crews were out unclogging the storm drains, once that was done they had to clear away the mud and the slop on the roads. they are open now. there were problems in multiple spots on i-95. among them, northbound lanes were shut down in port richmond during the height of the storm. 13 cars were damaged their tires blown out when they hit a pothole in the center lane. police were on the scene, they had to have tow trucks move them off the highway. there could damage from the remnants. storm, use caution as you head out the door. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." the national weather service is sending a team to lancaster county to see if a tornados touched down there yesterday. crews searched the debris to make sure nobody was trapped under the rubble.
use storm tracker 6 live hd 6abc.com and and you can follow our meteorologists on facebook. speak ising of our -- speaking of our meteorologist also he'll be here in a second. berks county police are looking for the felony lane gang. this mustang might be belong to them. it was spotted leaving an la. fitness yesterday. right after a woman walked out and found a smashed window and found her wallet was missing from inside. >> reporter: there's been a dozen car break-ins in the borough. a that includes outside the kinder care a letter has gone
home. >> reporter: we have a steady cell that's moving toward the east. if you get stuck under it, it may be an hour or so. we have high running creeks and extremes and rivers in parts of the region. in a moment we'll go over the flood warnings that are still in effect. looking outside, sky 6 at the airport. we have breaks in the clouds and we'll get sun overnight l overall. we're looking at dropping temperatures and windy conditions, it feels kind of mild right now. flood warnings they have begun to improve. we had them in and around philadelphia and south jersey, that's all gone. mercer county and areas close to the schuylkill expressway and montgomery county in philadelphia and general waterways in through this area of northern and western chester county, all the way up through reading and allentown. you want to be careful most of us this is minor flooding at
this point. any high water is not safe to walk or drive through. the green areas will shrink over the next several hours. a couple of hours ago we had 57 degrees that was the high. winds are picking up. that's the idea. temperatures will drop and the winds will be a problem. as we look at the latest model run, we'll have spotty sprinkles and showers in the afternoon, one batch in the northern and western suburbs is the main one of the day. high temperatures a lot of these are in the rear view mirror, including philadelphia. we were on 57 a couple of hours ago, but no more. 55 in millville. cooler air will be coming through later in the day. 10:00 a.m., 51. as soon as noon upper 40s in philadelphia. by dinnertime, mid to low 40s,
43 by 6:00 p.m. some of the suburbs in the 30s by 6:00 p.m., plus it's going to be windy out there. clouds and sunny breaks. when you step outside and it feels mild, you want to keep the coat handy on the way home. future tracker 6 showing you the numbers, we may be closer to 50 by noon, by 6:30, upper 30s in the northern and western suburbs and with the wind feeling like the low 30s. dropping into the 40s later on, windy, a spotty shower. tomorrow, 242 feeling like the 30s all day long. saturday, 43. sunday, start out colder and turning milder, 60. monday spotty shower, we can take that. 63. tuesday, 54 as march arrives.
thursday, we have breaking news, a coast guard vessel flipped while it was trying to help this fishing coast off rockaway beach in queens. the carolina queen ran aground, it flipped over in the atlantic ocean, five coast guard members swam ashore, they are okay. it's not clear why this boat ran aground. a situation that could have been a lot scarer. everyone is okay, now we have a boat that's stuck in the water and coast guard vessel they have to get out, as well. telling you the weather conditions, the choppiness of the water is clear. what about the commute around here. we are dealing with the aftermath of the storm. we have flooding and down trees and down poles. i-95 we have an accident left lane, they pushed it off on the
shoulder. jammed i-95 heading into center city. we have a downed tree bedminster township blocking ridge and elephant road. in montgomery county we have west broad street closed near cow path road because of downed wires. in marple township, a downed tree here. west broad street. portions of 322 are blocked pennsylvania avenue and route 30. stick to 322 or 113. one area in particular that's getting the worst? it's peppered throughout the region where you have downed trees and wires. route 40 westbound is blocked kinks hey at woodstown because of flooding in the area. we have showers moving through
right now. not a big deal. nont the less, the roads are -- nonetheless, roads are getting wet again. we'll be in the low 40s this afternoon with spotty showers around. we have an update on the storm related deaths in virginia from the same storm has risen to four. state police discovered the body of a man whose home was destroyed by a funnel cloud. this is wreckage where a 2-year-old was found dead. health officials say three pregnant woman tested positive for zika virus. zika virus is spreading through latin america. while it is largely harmless for most adults. scientists are studying the connection of babies born with small heads. pennsylvania governor tom wolf has prostate cancer.
he said doctors discovered it a couple of months ago, and confirmed it a few weeks after that. the good news the cancer is the in the early stage. he'll undergo treatment in the coming weeks, but it will not affect his ability to do his job. a bald pattern is ripping off what's -- a bald person is ripping off rogane. >> reporter: keep the heavy gear handy for the walk or the ride home because the numbers are dropping.
storm is victim in philadelphia's wynnfield section will not be using his car to get to work. a tree fell and smashed into the back of it last night preventing any traffic from getting by. >> reporter: we have that all around, down trees and downed wires. this is the gladwyn on-ramp at the schuylkill expressway. we had high water, we're seeing building volume eastbound heading toward gladwyn. the issue here, evesham road is the at -- alternate. >> reporter: we have showers
popping through. most of these light every now and then, a little steadier cell moving toward the east very slowly. we have flood warnings leftover, too, in most cases this is minor flooding, allentown, reading, northern chester county, mercer county. the schuylkill river is running high toward philadelphia. 57 a while ago, 51 by 9:00 a.m. by dinnertime in the mid 40s to the low 40s. police in ohio are looking for a bald man stealing rogaine. these are pictures of thief. they think he is reselling it online or flea markets. the retail price is $50. a kentucky man suffered third degree burns on his leg because the battery in his
ecigarette exploded in his pocket. he walked into the gas station and moments later sparks shoot from his pants. a cashier put the flames out with a fire extinguisher. research finds that 80% of drivers admit to common unsafe behavior, speeding, running redlights or not wearing a seat belt. these disturbing results come as 33,000 people died in 2014. the worst news is that in 2015 car crash related deaths will be up by 9%.
firefighters battled the severe weather while putting out a marina fire in sea isle city. no injuries were reported. the storm topple the trees and power lines plunging thousands into the dark. peco has 9,000 people without electricity. penndot spent the overnight clearing mud off the schuylkill expressway. last night's heavy rains clogged
storm drains leading to a shut down of the eastbound lanes near girard avenue for hours, but back open. >> reporter: we're still dealing with problems related to the flooding. look at the backup on 42 northbound at creek road. we have two lanes blocked at 259. i-95 two members here, southbound -- two problemser -- two problems here, southbound we have a delay it's a mess. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live showing showers inching east, couple of them popping up in south jersey. they should be getting out of here in the next couple of hours. temperatures are dropping. we'll be in the 40s by noon and probably the low 40 by the time we get to dinnertime. you're stepping outside, it's
mild. keep the heavy coat handy because it's going to be windy and cooler later. stick around to find out what's going out on the roads we'll be back over the next two hours, every 30 minutes to give you updates. for karen rogers, matt o'donnell, david murphy, i'm tamala edwards. enjoy your thursday.
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