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meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday march eighth. here's what's happening. >> authorities updated the condition of a new jersey state trooper who was hit by a vehicle in west deptford. >> main lineman and woman are accused of leaving their child home alone in deplorable conditions. >> another eagles player from the chip kelly era is on his way out. >> and guess who got a taste of being outside. karen rogers in for dave murphy matt pelman has traffic. >> i'm really enjoying the start of our sunrise. it's a beautiful start to the day right now. however we have a fair amount of clouds and a spotty sprinkle. kind of feels moist in the atmosphere. storm tracker6 live double scan showing how the showers have really fallen apart over the past few hours and maybe a few drops are coming down along 422. you saw that near reading but breaking apart as it's hitting pottstown right now and a drizzle drop or two near 322 in downingtown. that's about it. what you're seeing near
doylestown isn't reaching ground. satellite6 showing lots of clouds. they're high clouds. still looks pretty. maybe a sprinkle passing through early on but then the rest of the day is dry and wow are these temperatures great. 48 degrees already in philadelphia t our average high is 50. we've almost hit that at 6:01. let's look at where the numbers are going. we'll be about 50 by 8:00 a.m., by 10:00 a.m., 62 with some high clouds and sunshine. by noon, much brighter and pretty, 66 degrees, lots of sunshine. by 3:00 p.m., 71. that's your high. 21 degrees above average by 5:00 p.m. 69 degrees come do you know from that high so really nice temperatures today and then even more so the the next couple days we're going to be breaking some records, matt pelman. >> all right, up, up, up go throws temperatures and down, down, down go those speeds at this hour of the morning, karen rogers and we start the 6 o'clock hour way new problem here on 95 in south philadelphia. it's an accident in the northbound lanes approaching the walt whitman bridge. can you see the vehicle right
there facing sideways here in the right lane northbound approaching the walt whitman. fire crews just pulled up on the scene. we've got penndot out there as well. so, at this point the two right lanes are blocked as you come northbound towards penn's landing and center city. looks like here comes a police officer responding to the accident scene. we'll keep watching this south philadelphia 95 northbound, new accident just in approaching the walt whitman bridge. if you're headed the other way on 95 southbound approaching cottman, yeah, there you go, you're starting to tap the brakes with the normal morning delay forming here by cottman again southbound by girard. over on the schuylkill, no issues this morning unlike yesterday morning but heading there from the southbound boulevard watch out for that disabled vehicle on the ramp from one southbound to the westbound side of the schuylkill expressway. in cheltenham township still have that crash along ashbourne road at new second street. i would use cheltenham avenue and tookany creek parkway as some alternates. overin burlington county it sounds like our overturned vehicle crash on 295 southbound by bordentown is in
the process of clearing out. all lanes reopening there. and in camden there was a crash on the southbound side of 676 approaching collings avenue as you head toward the 42 freeway. that's off to the side so all lanes are opened in that location as well. this is a live look at 42 in camden county. northbound come the headlights toward 295 and the walt whitman bridge. still zipping along at this point on this tuesday morning with no delays as you come up from turnersville, blackwood or deptford headed up toward 295. overnight construction zones zos that we had on the new jersey turnpike are cleared out of the way. back on 95 i want to show you this accident scene again. again crews on the scene, police out there, fire crews and ambulance as well. we'll keep tabs on it as this tuesday morning progresses. matt. >> thank you matt. breaking news to share with you. it is a sad update on the can condition of a new jersey state trooper who was struck by a vehicle on i-295 yesterday. let's go to the new jersey state police facebook page which just posted a sad
announcement that 31-year-old sean cohen the new jersey state trooper has died of his injuries. that just coming in through facebook this morning. "action news" reporter katherine scott has been following this 74 for us live and joins us lie outside the bellmawr barracks where that trooper used to work. katherine. >> reporter: matt, that's right we're told 31-year-old sean cullen had been based out of bellmawr barracks for about a year now. of course we just learned the sad development that cullen died overnight around 1:00 a.m. from head injuries. we're told that he was responding to a car fire and a woman driving by hit him. she stopped and has not been charged. >> we have reports of a trooper that was struck by a vehicle. >> reporter: it started with a car fire on 295 south near exit 24a in west deptford. a trooper from the bellmawr barracks responded around 8:00 p.m. as fire trucks arrived, the trooper was struck by a vehicle. >> trooper is down. we got a trooper down.
>> reporter: all southbound lanes were shut down for the police investigation. it's unclear whether the passing car hit the trooper directly or knocked the stopped car into him. troopers at the scene updated his condition. >> unconscious but still breathing. >> reporter: a medical helicopter transported the trooper to cooper university hospital in serious condition. and again we just learned those new breaking details. the 31-year-old trooper sean cullen died overnight from head injuries. of course this remains under investigation but what we're hearing right now is that the woman that was in the car that struck him has not been charged. we are live in bellmawr, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> okay, katherine, thank you. new here on "action news" surveillance pictures of a suspect wanted for a shooting in atlantic city. the shooting happened on february 21st in the 1400 block of caspian avenue. one man was wounded. if you recognize the suspect atlantic city police urge you to give them a call. and wilmington police are also investigating a shooting that sent children at a park
scrambling for safety and a stray bullet into someone's home. the bullet pierced the window frame of the home on the 2700 block of east 26th street yesterday evening. fortunately it didn't make it inside and the family was not hurt. >> two delaware county parents are under arrest accused of leaving their three-year-old child alone in deplorable conditions. police pulled over the child's father stanley hampton in tredyffrin township yesterday. that led authorities to the regency apartments on creek drive in radnor where the child was all alone. police add the home was covered in trash and the burners on the stove were turned up on full to heat the apartment. both lam ton and th lam ton andr have been charged with endangering the welfare of the child. the three-year-old is in custody of other family members. >> amazon is opening a new venture and it's not on line. vanessa is in for maribel aber. she joins us live at the nasdaq in times square. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam. yeah, amazon is opening a
second brick and mortar bookstore. that will open in the san diego mall and it's expected to open later this summer. the online shopping giant first opened a bookstore last november in seattle and analysts expect amazon to evaluate other locations around the u.s. and look to open ah additional stores later this year. to stocks. it was a quiet trading session on wall street that ended with stocks little changed right now. futures are pointing to a lower open and an index of small businesses is the only economic report due out today. and that's the very latest in vis use, now back to you, matt and tam. >> vanessa thanks so much. let's turn to karen rogers a little bit of rain but then good news. >> it's like a little sprinkle in one or two spots. but i've been watching it fall apart. look at the latest on storm stom tracker6. what you're seeing near doylestown that's ground clutter but near pottstown we had a more pronounced shower near reading and along 422. it's just a little sprinkle
right now near downingtown and coatesville on 322, don't be surprised if you see this near malvern but not a big deal for you. let's go outside right now. i want to show you what it looks like. what a beautiful shot. i'm loving the sunrise. i enjoyed it outside and i'm enjoying it inside now. looking live at the commodore barry bridge right now and the sky is brightening and we're seeing some clouds up above but they're going the break apart and we'll see a good amount of sunshine today. look at that temperature. 48 degrees. you do kind of feel the moisture in the atmosphere. the dewpoint at 37 reflecting that. the pressure is holding steady. the winds are out of the west-southwest very light but it's that mild flow that's going to allow temperatures to go so high above average and the visibility is no issue right now f satellite6 and action radar showing we had some pronounced showers and they really just kind of broke apart. little bit of a sprinkle in one or two spots, not a big deal. you can see the high clouds that we're dealing with through the region though, they're going to break apart a little bit and the sunshine is going to come through this afternoon. we've got a nice one with
temperatures some 21 degrees above average. so, by 8:00 a.m., we're already at 50. maybe lots of high clouds and some beautiful sunshine mixing in. by 10:00 a.m., more in the way of sunshine and 62. by noon we're up to 66 with mostly sunny skies. feeling pretty good. by 3:00 p.m., 71. that's your high for today and by 5:00 p.m., 69 coming down from that high and then tomorrow it just gets better. we have this heat pump basically, this area of high pressure that kind of the flow around that bringing it out of the west-southwest and getting up to 78 degrees so record warmth wednesday and thursday, so enjoy these days of spring that's what it feels like out there. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, it is a taste of spring today with temperatures 21 degrees above average. can't beat that high of 71. a lot of high clouds out there now but lots of sunshine this afternoon. it will be nice and bright. and then tomorrow record warmth. the record is 73 set back in 2000. we're going to hit 78. thursday staying warm, 78 beating the record of 76.
maybe a passing shower in the lehigh valley thursday. otherwise we're dry. friday breezy and some sunshine, 68. not quite as warm but still well above average for this time of year and then the weekend just a bit cooler, 59 on saturday with clouds mixing with sunshine, maybe a shower and we don't forget to set your clocks forward on saturday night into sunday. sunday it's warm, a couple of showers possible, 66 degrees. monday staying kind of unsettled. a shower or two around and 61 degrees. but overall for this time of year, you've got to love these numbers. we're above average every single day and in some cases beating records. not too shabby he. >> not too shabby at all. >> bring it on. mother nature is mighty. >> thank you karen. 6:10. more stories you didn't see last night including the sinful purse snatching in a pennsylvania church. someone's ashes were inside of it. >> the chip kelly era player purge goes on. >> if you're out and about in
west conshohocken this morning, tam, so far so good here by the marriott along 23 front street at fayette street. cars there headed into the heart of conshohocken. we have four accidents we need to check, one of them on 95. details are after the break. >> a rock band cancels its philadelphia tour date because the members fear their lead sungar could go deaf. that's later on "actiodeaf singr could go deaf.
>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here. sun is starting to break and we've got a little bit of rain out there but caroches says that will break up shortly and you're in for a day when the high will hit 70. >> all right matt. you've got an accident on the big board many what's going on. >> flashing lights here along 95 in south philadelphia matt and tam. these are the northbound lanes of 95 approaching the walt whitman bridge. can you see this vehicle right here facing sideways? it appears to be just a single vehicle x has the two right lanes blocked because of all the emergency crews on the scene. so, as you come north of the girard point bridge and north of broad street after you've passed the linc you'll see this accident approaching the walt whitman bridge and already traffic in those two left lanes it is getting by is doing so a little bit slowly here on 95 northbound through south philadelphia. this is the vine street expressway in center city.
couple things on the vine, okay, so first of all the flower show continues all week. so, extra traffic on the vine in the local city streets around the convention center throughout the week. overnight closures of the vine return tomorrow night, wednesday night the vine will shut down between broad street and the schuylkill and today during the midday on the ramp from the vine eastbound to 95 southbound right up top there, there's going to be some bridge inspections going on so watch out for the crews out there from nine until 11 o'clock this morning. crews working in delco doing patchingology 322 coming out of concordeville towards 95. a lane is going to be blocked and it could cause slowing. there's a crash early this morning to avoid in cheltenham township along ashbourne road at new second street. to avoid it you could use cheltenham avenue and tookany creek parkway. our overturds accident in burlington county on 295 southbound is completely gone. everything is reopened there and our ya' machine camden on 676 southbound headed down towards 42 has also cleared
all lanes opened there in camden as well. still have that construction going on though the traffic shift in cherry hill on 70 westbound. that gives us delays from time to time. matt. >> thanks, matt. this is new video on "action news" showing vice president and mrs. biden meeting with troops during a trip to the united arab emirates inform a touching moment joe biden thanked the troops and spoke of his later son beau's service overseas with the delaware national guard. the bidens also plan to visit israel the west bank and jordan during the trip. >> funeral services for nancy reagan will be held at the reagan library in california on friday morning. the former first lady will lie in repose at the library tomorrow and thursday. she died of heart failure on sunday at her home in los angeles. nancy reagan will then be buried next to her husband former president ronald reagan in simi valley. a distraught northeast pennsylvania woman has a message for the thief who stole her purse. you can keep the cash but please return some irreplaceable items. theresa bradley says someone swiped her purse while she was attending mass at the all
saints church in plymouth over the weekend. the purse contained her late mother's rosary an small urn holding some of her late husband's ashes. bradley says she doesn't care about the purse, she just wants those items returned and she will do so no questions asked. >> 6:17 and an unthinkable loss. hear brand new reaction from those who knew a boston bombing survivor whose young life was just cut short. karen. >> it's mild right now and getting milder still this afternoon. 71 degrees for your high. temperatures some 21 degrees above the average high of 50 details in your forecast coming up. >> in today's tech bites a big bidding war for the right to stream nfl games on thursday night. >> facebook amazon verizon and other streaming video outlets are interested. how big are the stakes? nbc and cbs are paying about $900 million combined for two years of thursday night football on tv. >> sony has unveiled the world's smallest compact camera way 30 times optical
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right lanes so with just the two left lanes getting by, you see the result, a northbound jam coming north of broad street and looks like there are some penndot crews headed up towards the accident scene. getting word of some delays now on septa's west trenton regional rail line on inbound trains they're delayed 20 minutes because of equipment problems. same situation 20 minute delays inbound on the norristown high speedline. again, that's because of equipment problems as you head toward the 69th street transportation center. expect the slow down. karen. >> we had a quick shower near reading and areas to the west as it tries to come to philadelphia, really just broke apart as we can see on storm tracker6 live double scan so maybe you get a touch of a drizzle drop or two but you're basically dry and the rest of the day is looking pretty good. we have lots of high clouds. they're going to break apart this afternoon. you see that on satellite6 starting with those clouds and there with those more pronounced showers out near pittsburgh that kind of fell apart when they headed to our region. let's look at these numbers, though. they're g44 degrees right now if pottstown, 49 warrington,
48 degrees in center city. our average high is 50 so we're almost at that. we hit 50 already on the atlantic city boardwalk. 47 degrees in dover delaware. your high today 71 degrees. look at these numbers right here. by 8:00 a.m., about 50 degrees. by 10:00 a.m., we're up to 60. by noontime about 66. by 2:00 p.m., 70. by 3:00 p.m., we hit our high of 71 and you see we stay even in the 50's until midnight tonight. so, very mild today and a very springlike tomorrow as well, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. researchers say keeping body fat low he is actually even more important than a low overall weight. a study from the university of plan tobe what in canada found a higher percent of body fat even if you have a low weight is still linked to reduced survival. a separate study found young people who are not physically fit are at a greater risk of developing type two diabetes later in life even throw they happen to be at a healthy weight. men are at an increased risk
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"action news" has two reporters gathering information. >> rescuers battle the elements when the front of a commuter train derails into a creek in california. >> it may not be in the 70's just yet but some people are already wearing shorts in preparation for the record warmth coming in this afternoon. >> good morning everyone, it's 6:30 on this tuesday. we'll get to that breaking news a moment. first up weather and traffic. karen filling in for david and matt pelman. >> you're saying people are wearing shorts already but i have a jacket. i don't like to be chilly in the morning hours. but it's really a beautiful start to the day. i want to show you storm tracker6 live double scan because it looks like we're basically dry through the region. we saw showers move through harrisburg a-shower in reading and honey brook that really fell apart as it head to our area. right now looking pretty good. here's that in motion and you can see those couple of showers moving towards our area and we had a drizzle drop or two left in one or two spots but you're basically dry the rest of the day. lots of clouds giving way to sunshine but the clouds are high clouds. we're still seeing that sunshine. it's a beautiful day. how about these numbers?
48 degrees already. 45 in reading, 45 in millville. 50 in atlantic city. normally our high is 50. we hit that here in parts of the region at 6:30. so by 8:00 a.m. it will be about 50 in the city, by 10:00, 62, with high clouds and sun. the afternoon is gorgeous. by noon, 66, mostly sunny skies. by 3:00 p.m., 71. that's 21 degrees above average. we lit that high at 3 o'clock. we're dry the afternoon. by 5:00 p.m., 69 degrees. hopefully you can get outside and enjoy it. if not i've got a few more springlike days before things change and we get a little wetter for the weekend. details on that in a minute. matt. >> i'm sure that jacket will be gone in a few hours. good morning karen. this is almost gone, our crash here on 95 in south philadelphia. happened in the northbound lanes approaching the exit for the walt whitman bridge. you can see they threw down some sand because there was a small fluid spill from the accident involving the vehicle that was facing sideways. vehicle's gone, sand is still out there as is penndot blocking those two right lanes.
once you get off the girard point bridge coming north of the airport you hit a jam through this point approaching the walt whitman bridge because of that accident. headed the other way on 95 southbound we're backing up now from academy through this point at cottman again from approaching allegheny into girard with speeds in the 20's. speeds are dropping on the schuylkill as well in the 20's and 30's but no big problems over there. we do still have this crash that injured some people in cheltenham township its along ashbourne road another new second street. cheltenham avenue and tookany creek parkway better bets for you. septa's west trenton line has inbound delays of 20 minutes also the norristown high speedline inbound delays of 20 minutes. both because of equipment problems and patco also now running with 20 minute delays in both directions because of equipment problems on this tuesday morning. matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. and we're starting with breaking news. we just learned in the last half hour that 31-year-old sean cullen the new jersey state trooper who was hit by a vehicle while responding to a call on i-295 has died.
>> we have live team coverage. "action news" reporter annie mccormack is live outside cooper university hospital, katherine scott is live outside the bellmawr barracks where cullen worked. annie, we'll start with you. >> reporter: and matt new jersey state police just confirmed the news, a 31-year-old state trooper sean cullen did die. they say that he was rushed here to cooper hospital after that accident last night. they released a few more details about that crash last night saying he was responding to a vehicle fire on 295 when a passing vehicle struck him and that's what sent him to the hospital. >> we've got reports of a trooper that was struck by a vehicle. >> reporter: the emergency calls began flooding dispatch after a new jersey state trooper was hit by a vehicle while responding to a car fire. >> trooper is down. got a trooper down. >> reporter: chopper 6hd was over the scene monday night. this all unfolded around 8:00 p.m. at 295 southbound between exit 24a and route 130 in west deptford.
trooper sean cullen was so seriously injured a medical helicopter had to be dispatched to transporter him to cooper medical center. law enforcement officers from new jersey state police and surrounding south jersey towns came to the emergency room to comfort each other overnight. by 5:00 a.m., the cruisers left the hospital one by one. an hour later, new jersey state police made the announcement trooper sean cullen did not survive and passed away around 12:30 in the morning. now, state police are also releasing more information saying that the driver of that passing vehicle that did hit the state trooper we're told that that driver, a 22-year-old woman did stop. she's cooperating with police and she doesn't face any charges at this time. now, there were two other women that were also injured. one was taken to cooper and another to another hospital but we do not have an update on their condition. for now reporting live in camden, annie mccormack channel6 "action news."
>> katherine scott is at the bellmawr barracks where coop are cullen served for the past year. a very sad day there, katherine. >> reporter: that's right, tam, new jersey state police are mourning the loss of one of their own this morning, 31-year-old sean cullen died overnight from injuries he sustained in the line of duty. he's been a state trooper for about two years and he was stationed here at the bellmawr barracks. while the investigation was under way on 295 last night in west deptford trooper cullen's loved ones and colleagues rushed to cooper university hospital where he was being treated. family members fellow troopers and law enforcement held vigil late into the night at the hospital. he had been airlifted there with very serious head injuries. then around 12:30 this morning the trooper was pronounced dead at the age of 31. new jersey state police superintendent colonel rick fuentes broke the news to everyone gathered in the waiting room. many troopers remained at the hospital throughout the night. trooper cullen was a member of the 154th state police class
and again was a trooper for around two years stationed in bellmawr. of course this is a breaking story and we'll bring you updates as we get them. we're live in bellmawr, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine, thank you for that. and from our delaware news room a cruel twist for a community that was already mourning a man who was murdered in wilmington. a 23-year-old man was gunned down in the very same spot as that first murder last night. vigil for friday's victim had just ended when the deadly gunfire rang out on the 1200 block of west seventh street. police are now offering a $10,000 reward for tips in both of these homicides. >> 6:36 now. a woman and her two children were injured when a tow truck hit them at a north philadelphia intersection. the accident happened at b and ontario streets last night. police say it appears the tow truck driver had a green light on b street as the 24-year-old woman tried to cross with her four-year-old and one-year-old. it is unclear if either the woman or the tow truck driver saw one another. the accident left neighbors rattled. >> i cried.
i didn't even know what to do 'cause earlier today i was walking with a friend and my son and i'm thinking like wow, like that could even be me. >> a passerby rushed the children to the hospital while the truck driver stayed on the scene waiting for police and medic. the woman and one of the children are in critical condition. the other child is stable. >> ♪ >> developing overnight, at least nine people were hurt when a commuter train derailed into the water in central california. the front car plunge flood a swollen creek in alameda county. crews will to fight the currents to get people out in time. four of the injuries are serious. the corridor express buffed the uninjured passengers to their destinations. the company canceled all train service on the line today. the cause of the derailment is under investigation. >> that rain that moved across pennsylvania really broke up. >> it really broke up, that's exactly right matt. we had a couple of sprinkles in one or two spots. they're pretty much out of here right now. as you take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan you can see we're rather dry through the region looking
good. we could get a stray drop of drizzle. that's about all you're going see from the morning hours. so looking good and the afternoon is dry and beautiful. let's go on outside. i want to show you what it looks like starting this day. we can see lots of high clouds up above as these showers tried to pass through the region. they did leave some clouds in its wake, kind of a cool shot, though, as we look live on sky6 and you can see the center city skyline. those clouds are going to give way to a good amount of sunshine this afternoon. it's going to be nice and bright and warm. so let's look at the numbers. 48 degrees already. our average high is 50. we're almost at that already. the dewpoint 37. you can kind of feel the moisture in the atmosphere but it will be nicer this afternoon. the pressure holding steady. winds out of the west-southwest and light and we brought in our always on day planner to help you out through the day. satellite6 and action radar showing what look like some showers trying to push through the region. we had a brief shower in a few spots this morning in reading and honey brook and then just kind of fell apart. i'm still seeing one or two drops of drizzle here or there so i wouldn't be surprised if
you see that under some of the clouds but then the clouds give way to sunshine this afternoon and the numbers are terrific. a high today of 71 degrees. some 21 degrees above average. here's how we're going get there. by 8:00 a.m., we're already at 50 with some high clouds out there. by 10:00 a.m., 62 degrees clouds trying to break by lunchtime, 66 degrees. we'll see a good amount of sunshine. by 3:00 p.m., it's nice and bright, 71 degrees. it's dry. little bit of a breeze. so, make some plans to get outside and enjoy it. by 5:00 p.m., 69 degrees with clouds and some sunshine out there. and then tomorrow it just gets better. high pressure here kind of acting as a heat pump. the flow around that out of the west-southwest. we have record warmth, a high of 78 degrees both wednesday and thursday. i mean, you'll see that here in your seven-day forecast. what a way to welcome march, right? 71 degrees for your high. it's a taste of spring so enjoy it. we had a maybe a passing shower in one or two spots early this morning. the rest of the day looks dry. we're seeing a good amount of
sunshine this afternoon mixing with the clouds. tomorrow record warmth. the record is 73. we'll go above that and hit 78. thursday staying warm, 78 degrees beating the record high of 76. friday we bring that down just a little bit, 68 degrees, still nice for this time of year. it's breezy with clouds and some sunshine. on saturday, looks a bit cooler. we drop down to 59. still above average for this time of year, clouds and sun, maybe a passing shower. you set the clocks forward saturday night. on sunday, it's warm, a little unstable. couple of showers possible on sunday, 66 degrees. monday staying unsettled, a high of 61 degrees and again still above average, clouds, sunshine and a chance for a shower. so, the next few days really make some plans to enjoy it because it doesn't really last through the weekend. >> okay. thank you, karen. it's 6:40. the results of a new study that suggests texting and walking doesn't just make you clumsy it could be putting your life at risk. >> play of the day a father
defines grace under pressure when he deflects a baseball bat there was headed right for his son's face. matt. >> yikes, matt. sun is coming up speeds are going down here along 422 in the eastbound lanes from this point approaching oaks into route 23. we'll check that crash on 95 and if you use our bridges i've got several alerts for you when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. >> ♪ (dog) mmmm.
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getting up to 71 today. >> you know, matt pelman it's no fun to be stuck in traffic but when you see something like that it makes you feel a little bit better about that. >> you glass half full people say zero beautiful sunrise looks so nice. i say sun glare delays are going to give us problems on the roadways but maybe that means i'm a pessimistic person. i don't know. let's head outside in south philadelphia 95 we'll see some sun glare delays across-the-board this morning and we were seeing a crash here in the northbound lanes of 95 approaching the walt whitman bridge. happened right here. there was a small fluid spill so you still have little bit of sand there on the roadway but just within the last 30 seconds or so the penndot crews pulled away. all lanes reopened on 95 northbound in south philadelphia. but not before causing a jam. just 16 miles per hour as you come north of the girard point bridge and head toward the walt whitman bridge. it's not a whole lot better on the southbound side but this is just morning volume. 19 miles per hour by cottman, 25 by girard. over on the schuylkill a lot of speeds in the 20's as well but all lanes are opened. and our crash that we had in
cheltenham township along ashbourne road at new second street has cleared so everything's reopened there. but this is our first morning without a couple of suburban bridges. one of them in springfield township. the oreland million road bridge over sunnybrook creek slut down until june. stay on 73 church road to get around that. our first morning without the kansas road bridge over neshaminy creek in warrington. that is going to be closed until june. 611 gets you around it. better news in mercer county along 206. that bridge had been closed to all traffic for a little while. it's reopened to cars now. trucks still have to use the detour. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. new here on "action news," digital distractions are contributing to a rise in pedestrian deaths. the fatal crashes are up by 10 percent, that's according to a report released by the governor's highway safety association. researchers cite texting behind the wheel and texting and walking as major factors. they also acknowledge an improved economy and lower gas prices which also puts more
motorists out there on the road. >> 74 states will hold presidential primaries today. democrats go to the polls in mississippi and michigan. republicans also vote in those states plus in idaho and hawaii. former new york mayor michael bloomberg announced he will not wage a third party bid. during a town hall in detroit a relieved hillary clinton said she had great respect for the media mogul. rival bernie sanders said it is bad for democracy when only the wealthy believe they can run for president. security removed protestors from a donald trump rally in mississippi yesterday. ted cruz was also in the magnolia state hoping to add to his contention that only he could defeat trump. marco rubio is focusing on next week's primary in his home state of florida but he currently trails trump in the polls there. john kasich was in michigan where the ohio governor has been surging recently. >> 6:46. we've a live preview of "gma" up next. also a california woman disguises her getaway car like the one from a famous cartoon.
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weekend so that's a phenomenal number and you know, the theme being explore america, celebrating the hundredth anniversary of our national parks. what better way to do that. behind me this is the entrance. feels like you're going right into a national park so just get a head start on summer and do it that way. you got some flowers behind us. this is echinacea stuff kind of in the flu and cold season grind some of these up on your way out the door. i'm kidding. don't do that. all sorts of flowers here and a lot greenery. if you like to head to the parks and you don't have the time to do it come down to the convention center. i love it. we'll be highlighting this throughout the morning on "good morning america" and of course talking about the weather as well. matt and tam. >> all right. glad to have you with us rob. >> we'll be watching "gma" starting at 7:00 a.m. >> kicked out for grinding flowers. >> i think he would be. >> grinding the brakes already here this morning on the 30 bypass. just starting to slow with that sun glare on the
eastbound side from this point at 322 on into 113. still have some 20 minute delays on septa's west trenton regional rail line on inbound trains because of equipment problems. but the norristown high speedline and the patco high speedline both back to normal. delays on those lines have subsided. karen. >> we were tracking a shower that just kind of broke up as it headed towards our region. maybe you see a drizzle drop but i think we're basically dry the rest of the day. we have lots of high clouds that are going give way to more sunshine this afternoon. it's going to be nice. 48 degrees right now in philadelphia. it is already mild. it's 40 in allentown and 48 in millville. look at these numbers. by 8:00 a.m., 50 degrees. lots of clouds and some sun. by 10:00 a.m., 62 degrees. by noon, more sunshine, 66, the skyy skies brighten. it's nice. by 3:00 p.m. 71. that's your high and by 5:00 p.m. 69 degrees so why not plan to be outside. do something if you're hitting the playground today, you're going to see temperatures about 21 degrees above average. by 1:00 p.m., 67. by 4:00 p.m., 70 degrees.
enjoy it, matt. >> and that was karen. a woman driving a van that looked like the scooby do mystery machine led police on a wild chase in northern california. police say the driver, 51-year-old sharon termin decided to make a run for it during a routine probation can check in red song. reading on sunday. her probation officer called 911. indeed it was. officers eventually called off the chase because of safety concerns. termin abandoned the mystery machine but she remains on the one. >> a dad has proven there's nothing like parenting reflexes. he didn't flinch when it came time to stop a baseball bat from flying into his son's face. you can see just how close it came to hitting eight-year-old landon in the face. he was texting pictures to his mom and sister and didn't realize he was in danger. a pittsburgh tribune sports photographer caught that split
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morning. 31-year-old sean cullen was injured while responding to a car fire. the driver remained at the scene. a woman and her two children were injured when a tow truck hit them at a north philadelphia intersection. police say the 24-year-old woman tried to cross the street with her four and one-year-olds against the light. agents for demarco murray confirm the eagles trading the running back to the tennessee titans. we'll learn what the eagles will get on the first day of free agency tomorrow. >> sunny slow situation on the schuylkill this morning as you come eastbound around the conscious hock curve and then get from the roosevelt boulevard through this point into girard. getting word of a new crash in gloucester county 295 northbound approaching thorofare a vehicle ran off the roadway there. karen. >> lots of high clouds out there. we were tracking a shower that just kind of fell apart. so 49 degrees right now. we're dry. we're going see more sunshine this afternoon than we're seeing right now. by 8:00 a.m. 50 degreesly by 10:00 a.m., 62. by noon, we're 66 mostly sunny skies and look at that, by
3:00 p.m. 71. 21 degrees above average. >> so even if you're stuck in traffic out there and every 30 minutes matt will give you the update along with karen with your news and weather. just think this afternoon it's going to feel great. for dave murphy matt pelman matt o'donnell karen rogers i'm tamala edwards. >> ♪ ♪ there's something to be said for exploring the world around you. for seeking out the new; for trying the untried; for doing the undone. why should snacking be any different?
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