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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 6 o'clock on this wednesday march 16th and here's what's happening. >> sudden tragic death of a young student shakes a philadelphia high school. we're live with the details. >> each party's frontrunners added to their winning. another can candidate drops out and another will be campaigning in our area today. >> accuweather is tracking a bit of a warmup but still the wet weather will stick around for a few more days. >> details now with weather and traffic with karen and david. >> we are clear across most of the region with clouds beginning to drop in from the north and west. however, some of you are going to have a hard time seeing the early sun because we have some low lying cloud cover and fog that's developed in places like millville, wilmington, lancaster and reading. visibility in philadelphia not too bad, two and a half miles. again once the fog burns off
we start out sunny. it's chilly so grab the coat on the way out. 43 in philadelphia. 42 currently in allentown and we've slipped into the 30's in reading, lancaster and millville. not much wind this morning. as we roll through the day a couple of changes. the first one is a good one. we're going get milder. by noon we'll be in the low 60's, by 1:00, 64 and by 3 o'clock that's your high of 67 degrees. today will be the mildest day of the accuweather 7-day forecast. then we also have clouds increasing and late this afternoon and early this evening a couple of spotty showers are possible. i'll also remind you that the pollen count is running in medium range. a little ahead of schedule for those runny noses this year. karen, what about the fog? it's not everywhere but are you picking it up anywhere? >> we are. not in every camera we look at but this one you can see the fog for sure. throw 09 near the pennsylvania turnpike, not causing a big issue on the roads. you need to be careful as your driving. visibility in some spots .3 of a mile. we have a couple new problems. we have this problem on 422
eastbound at keim. you can see traffic building only 12 miles an hour approaching it. it's a disabled vehicle. it was part of an earlier accident. they now have just one vehicle left out there so they're waiting on a tow truck to help clear that. we've got an accident on linfield road at wells road so that one is causing some pretty big problems right now. you need to be careful. we're hearing there are injuries on the scene so you have more emergency workers coming to the scene on linfield road and they've blocked it in this army you can't take the bridge to get to sevenner to twenty four. an accident in upper merion. this one involves a vehicle ran into a pole, the pole broke now you have downed wires so it's a messy scene on valley forge park road at valley creek road. look for that accident to be causing issues as well. on i-95 one of the shots, you know what the fog doesn't look so bad. southbound traffic headed towards center city. building volume but no major delay yet matt. >> good news karen. two people in critical condition after a crash in new castle county delaware. it happened on carr road and brandy 100.
authorities say the driver lost control on a curve and hit a tree. police believe speed is to blame. family and friends are mourning the loss of a local high school student who died from bacterial meningitis. counselors will be at george washington carver high this morning to help students cope. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at school district headquarters with more on this tragic news. katherine. >> reporter: matt, this was all very sudden. the student was in school on monday and then early yesterday morning died of bacterial meningitis. the health department notified officials here at the school district and grief counselors will be back at the school again today in north philadelphia. the student attended george washington carver high school for engineering and sciences, a magnet school at 16th and norris. the students learned of the student's passing yesterday. two letters went out to parents. one had information from the health department. those who shared a classroom, a lunch table or bus with the victim are not considered at risk. only those who had very close
contact such as kissing or living in the same house are considered potentially at risk. the other letter explained that their children could show signs of emotional stress with the death of a classmate. >> young man that seemed to have been very liked and very well known, he was part of the basketball team, also, students were very sad and shocked by his passing. we spent a lot of time with students and staff at the school today. >> reporter: now, bacterial meningitis is pretty rare. most people do survive it. about one in eight do not. the school district will be holding a special meeting at the school this evening at 6 o'clock to answer any questions that parents and students may have. we're live in spring garden, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine, thank you for that. and we're now talking about politics. big primary wins with some big implications in the race for president. hillary clinton and donald trump and john kasich all scored some significant victories.
>> and an embarrassing loss in his home state prompted marco rubio to suspend his presidential campaign. >> trump took florida north carolina and illinois. kasich won ohio. clinton and trump are both leading in missouri right now but that race is still coo close to call. >> as for rubio he suspended his bid for president after suffering a nearly 20-point loss to trump in florida. rubio is the first sitting senator to lose a presidential primary in his home state since 1960. we'll have a live report on the super tuesday part three results in the next half hour. >> it is now 6:05 and new on "action news" bill cosby's wife is fighting attempts to get her to answer more questions in a defamation lawsuit filed by several women against her husband. camille cosby's lawyer says the women's lawyer asked "improper and offensive questions" during a session last month. she said some of the questions were related to her sex life. the lawyer wants a judge present for the next session of her deposition in april.
the lawsuit says bill cosby sexually assaulted the group of women decades ago. >> the once darling of america's fast food industry has run into big trouble recently and it is now showing on the balance sheet. maribel aber has the story live in the nasdaq in times square. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, matt. food safety issues at chipotle are taking a bite out of the company's bottom line. the chain says it will post a quarterly loss for the first time since it went public 10 years ago. it expects to lose a dollar a share. wall street analysts were expecting a small profit. chipotle says sales are down 26 percent in february. a choppy trading session ended with stocks little changed yesterday as a drop if oil and weak retail figures had investors cautious. right now futures pointing to a higher open. investors are waiting for a statement on the economy from the federal reserve this afternoon after the fed wraps up its two-day meeting. atlantic city is hoping to sell baeder field for at least $150 million. the money will go toward helping paying off its city's
$437 million debt. the historic airport dates back to 1910 but closed in 2006. the city had an $800 million offer for the property back in 2008 but was holding out for more money. that's the latest in business news from the nasdaq market site. back over you to mark and tam. >> who is the guy in the commercials. >> yes. >> do the deal. that's what they should have done. >> a bird in the hand would have been better in that case. >> hindsight is always something something. storm tracker6 live double scan right now and we are dry across the region although as we take a look outside some areas are looking at some fog and it does look like there's some along the delaware river into the vicinity of the commodore barry bridge. if you happen to hit some of that, you do want to slow it down but in most areas the fog is thin enough where you can still get around in pretty good shape. i love these pictures we've been getting of the commodore barry bridge right along chester there. you can see how winds are light because the reflection of the bridge on the water really isn't moving around much. the water placid on the
delaware. 41 degrees in wilmington, 44 in trenton, 42 in allentown. we have slipped into the upper 30's in reading and lancaster and the mid 30's now in millville. so, a chilly start. not much wind. and a little bit of fog to deal with. overall, though, once we get rid of the fog we are expecting clear skies to start out this morning and we'll see plenty of early sunshine. now, as the day goes on, we've marched the model up to 3 o'clock, you can see how the clouds are beginning to filter in a little bit and as we get a little bit later into the afternoon, after about four or 5 o'clock, there is the chance of a spotty spring can kell or shower coming through. the model wants to place these mostly from philadelphia north and so if you're in south jersey and delaware you have less of a chance of seeing this and then later tonight a little bit more of that. obviously this is very light, very spotty, not really a big deem i think the biggest part of the forecast that will affect most of you is going to affect in you a positive way. it's going to be mild this afternoon. up in the lehigh valley a high of 64 later on, sun giving way to clouds. we have to allow for a late day or evening spotty shower but it's not a big deal.
at the shore probably dry, sun to clouds, light winds, 58 degrees is the high there. also a step up from yesterday. and 67 is your high in philadelphia. this will be the mildest afternoon of the seven-day forecast. sun giving way to clouds. we have that early fog in some spots but overall pretty nice and winds out of the southeast only six to 12 miles per hour today. and then overnight app couple of evening showers. otherwise, partly cloudy and dipping to 47 which is not too bad for an overnight low. for saint patrick's day it looks like we maintain mild conditions with a mix of sun and clouds through the day. 46 degrees by 8 o'clock. if you're out to celebrate early, you'll need a jacket but we spend a good portion of the afternoon in the 60's and by 5 o'clock back into the 50's so bring a jacket along even if you don't need that. layers in the height of afternoon. your exclusive accuweather 7-day sun to clouds, 67 degrees today. a little morning fog. a slight chance of a late day spotty shower. and then tomorrow i'm posting mostly cloudy but it might wind up being a day where part of the day anyway you get some nice sunshine breaking through
and there's another chance of a spotty afternoon shower but again not much. 65 is the high. then on friday, we cool down to 56. clouds, some sun, a few showers possible. on saturday, the sun finally comes back but it is going to be chillier with a high of just 50 on saturday. sunday things change. 50 again for a high but more clouds build in for the first day of spring and the union home opener. some models have a coastal storm that could bring us some rain during the afternoon and evening and it might be cool enough to change over into a bit of wet snow in the poconos and perhaps our northern and western suburbs. i would expect it would be mainly on grassy surfaces but that's a situation to watch. there's another model that has the storm missing us so we'll see. >> might not be done yet. >> maybe not. >> okay, thanks, david. 6:10 and the pics that could be ignored. sources say president obama is close to naming his supreme court nominee despite what republicans say. >> later another city deals with a contaminated water crisis, this time closer to home. karen. >> we've got a new accident right in our camera here. you can see police and emergency workers on the scene
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here across penn's landing. it is 6:13, 48 degrees out there. a little fog could be in the offing. >> is it lift anythingwhere or is it still kind of the same. >> you know, it's moving from spot to spot i would say as fog often does. it's not everywhere. sometimes it makes it worse, you're driving in and out of the fog. you kind of need to be prepared for it. i'll show you the visibility reports in a second am i want to show you this accident on i-95 northbound at the commodore barry bridge. hard to see but you get the idea with the flashing lights. they pushed it off into the gore point. be careful. we see emergency workers dealing with this accident right now i-95 northbound at the commodore barry bridge so that's a new accident that just happened a few minutes ago. here's an accident involving an overturned vehicle still blocking the left lane on the garden state parkway southbound at sea isle boulevard. couple problems here on 422 eastbound at keim street. there was an accident and now one of the vehicles is still left out there so i talked to police, they said they're just waiting on the tow truck so watch for seeing speeds of
about 12 miles an hour eastbound approaching the scene. not that far off we have an accident on linfield road at wells road and it is blocking the intersection there so you can't get on the bridge to take 724. be careful about that. police tell me there are injuries on the scene so they have emergency workers out there dealing with this. now here's an accident where a vehicle just ran into a pole. the pole broke. we've got downed wires and you know that one always takes a little longer to fix. valley forge park road at valley creek road. outside live on 422 we're catching fog in some spots not so much in others. so 42 right now northbound traffic showing just some volume building but the fog doesn't look too bad in that shot. as we look at the visibility reports though it got a little worse in wilmington. now a half mile visibility in wilmington. 2.5 at philadelphia international airport. it's been pretty consistent there. half mile visibility now in millville. that's actually a little better than it was. .8 of a mile here in atlantic city airport. it's dropped a bit there. .3 of a mile in lancaster, half mile in reading. fog is definitely an issue as you're traveling right now matt and tam.
>> thank you karen. people in the midwest will be cleaning up from all of there this morning. severe storms brought violent winds and a lot of little to the region. >> multiple tornadoes were reported yesterday in parts of illinois, missouri and iowa. it is not clear if any of them actually did touchdown and create severe today. the national weather service will be conducting surveys later today. "good morning america" will have much more on the severe weather elsewhere coming up right after "action news." president obama could pick his, announce his pick for u.s. supreme court nominee as early as today. sources say obama is eyeing either judge sri srinivasan or judge merrick garland to replace justice antonin scalia. a conservative stalwart died last month. senate republicans vowed they will not hold confirmation hearings or even meet with any obama nominee. they insist the next president should make the selection. >> some are saying an apology about a skit at the oscars that made fun of asian center city only fanning more flames. the academy e-mailed dozen of
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>> flyers won one of the biggest games of the season in south philadelphia last night. a four-point swing in the standings was at stake with the red wings. the flyers took advantage defeating detroit four to three. they are now a single point out of a playoff spot. plus they play the wings and the penguins who are also just
ahead of them in four of their final 14 games. >> they have been really turning it around last month. >> remember that time we all got to go out there and meet them. >> yeah, it was good. >> you threw a puck at my ankle. >> this is woodhaven road at the boulevard. traffic here moving okay. we're catching some fog in spots. not looking too bad in this shot. be careful as you're heading out because you'll be dealing with it here or there through the region. mostly mass transit is on time and looking goodly patco is running on the an special schedule dave. >> visibility issues. still 2-mile visibility in wildwood but under a half mile at atlantic city wilmington lancaster, reading, also showing some lower visibilities so it's not everywhere but be careful if you're driving around and you happen to see a pocket of thicker fog. overall the day is looking pretty good though. sun will giving way to increasing clouds. it will be mild this afternoon, spending the afternoon in the 60's with a high of 67 around 3 o'clock.
late in the afternoon and early evening the chance of a spotty shower in a couple places. it will be pretty much few and far in between in terms of precip. no major delays at the airport. visibility up over 2 miles at the airport in philadelphia. we have rain out in chicago. that's an area to keep an eye on later in the morning for possible delays. tam. >> thank you, david. new this morning, new jersey state police are mourning the loss of a family member. their beloved horse sprout has died. since 2000 sprout worked with the department mostly at class graduations picnics and community events but in times of loss sprout could be seen in the cemetery as riderless horse honoring a fallen trooper. sprout was 22 years old and had been cared for by lieutenant ted shafer. and we have posted this story about sprout on the 6abc facebook page. take a look and leave your condolences and or remarks about this beloved police horse from new jersey. when a beloved police dog in ohio was killed in the line of duty a young girl decided she had to do something about it. so 11-year-old allison donated
her $10 allowance to help the department purchase bulletproof vests for the other k-9's. allison sent a handwritten note along with the money. police shared her act with the public through social media and that got a lot of likes and a lot of shares. >> every little bit helps. >> yes. >> time is 6:23. one state still has not resolved last night's primary results. a live break down is still ahead. >> and coming up also "action news" teams up with abc for a special in depth investigation tonight at 11:00. we'll show you a preview. >> ♪ >> an emergency air transport could be the ride that saves your life m patients tells they were left with sticker shock after they received unexpected medical bills. >> i was struck down 54,000 and whatever dollars. that's why we have insurance. you don't go after the little people. >> "action news" investigates why some local families are left footing sky high fees for air lift transports. watch our investigation as part of an exclusive national
>> a cam ram captured the moment when two armed robbers stormed two philadelphia businesses. the most recent crime happened yesterday in west oak lane the the masked men carried rifles as they robbed ray's grocery on the 2100 block of chelten avenue. investigators say the same duo also wearing masks held up
customer at the silver star can kitchen in ogontz. that incident happened march 2nd. >> new on "action news" flint, michigan isn't the only city dealing with a toxic water crisis. city firms in newark new jersey will test 17,000 children for lead poisoning. this after officials found that dozens of schools there have elevated lead levels thanks to aging pipes and fittings. because young are children are most at risk health officials decided 2000 students in early childhood programs will be the first to get the blood tests but that's not sitting well with some officials. >> i'm more concerned about the kids who actually can reach the water fountains in the schools. the toddlers are too short. >> school officials in newark recently admitted that the district knew about elevated lead levels more than a year before parents were notified. >> 6:27 now. donald trump's pathway to the gop nomination hit a bit of a speed bum in the person who placed it there will be campaigning in our region today. >> and also when we come back this is new from overnight a
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wilmington and philadelphia beginning to improve visibility-wise a little bit so the fog just a problem in a couple of spots but not everywhere. it's chilly on the way out the door. 44 degrees in philadelphia, just 42 in allentown. 39 in reading and 36 degrees in millville. so, the coat definitely appropriate. as we go to the afternoon you can peel a layer or two. 11 o'clock we're at 57 and by 1:00, 64 and we're looking at a high of 67 degrees at 3 o'clock this afternoon. obviously the clouds get thicker and late this afternoon and early this evening there's the chance of a spotty shower. a reminder that the pollen count is up to medium ranges today and probably ranging between medium and medium high over the next several days. when i step inside, we are looking at continued warm conditions tomorrow and then a cooldown heading into the weekend, karen. details coming up from accuweather. >> all right, we'll take the warmup while we can. we have an accident on i-95 northbound right at the commodore barry bridge. we can see that police emergency crews penndot on the scene. they're all in the gore point
at this point so all your lanes are opened. we had fire crews here earlier. and that northbound traffic starting to build on i-95 at the commodore barry bridge. you want to watch for that accident. little bit of fog in this show. this is the boulevard. watch how that that southbound traffic pretty heavy past wissahickon approaching the schuylkill expressway. starting to slow down on the boulevard. fog evident here as well. some spots as low as .3 of a mile visibility. looking live past the turnpike on 309 and that's northbound traffic headed towards montgomeryville and you're moving okay but you're driving in and out of the low clouds this morning. we've got an accident and one vehicle that's kind of left over dealing with. police out here on 422 at keim street. they say they're waiting for the tow truck so watch for that. starting to see a slow go here in that area on 422. this accident involves injuries so medical equipment on the scene at lynn fields road at wells road. they're blocking the bridge so you can't get to 724 right now. overturned vehicle on the garden state parkway southbound at sea isle boulevard.
watch for a handful of issues on this foggy morning matt and tam. >> thank you karen. in politics now pivotal primaries meant more big wins for hillary clinton and donald trump but also meant the end of the road for marco rubio. >> john kasich finally scored his first victory in his home state of ohio and that raises the chances that the gop race will lead to a contested convention. >> "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live outside villanova university. that is where kasich will be making an appearance later today and annie for so long he was out there by himself but will not be by himself this afternoon. >> reporter: that's right, tam. right after his victory in ohio last night he did say i'm coming to philadelphia. well, part of his trip here will be spent here at villanova university where he will hold a town hall today at noon. now, he is coming at the request of students that are part of a government association here at villanova. john kasich is able to keep going in the race for the white house with a win in his home state of ohio. >> we are going to go all the way to cleveland.
[cheers and applause] >> reporter: frontrunner donald trump took florida illinois north carolina is that leading in a very tight race in missouri. he said his campaign is changing the party. >> and the people that are voting are democrats are coming in, interests are interee coming in and people that never voted before. it's an incredible thing. >> reporter: marco rubio lost his home state of florida and announced he was dropping out of the race. ted cruz did not win any state but still has the second most delegates behind trump. >> tonight we continue to gain delegates and continue our march to 1237. >> reporter: now the question is whether the race will become a brutal fight that will go to a contested convention in the summer. >> we are moving closer to securing the democratic party nomination and winning this election in november. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: on the democratic side, hillary clinton appears to have won
all of the races, ohio, florida, north carolina and illinois. she is ahead in missouri but bernie sanders is only behind by 1500 votes. sanders slows no signs of dropping out of the race. >> but we cannot go forward unless we deal with the realities of american society today. >> reporter: and expect to see more candidates coming to pennsylvania as we inch closer to the april 26th primary. now, today villanova's student government association again is the host of kasich's visit. it is expected at noon today at town hall. doors open at 11:00 and it's first come, first served. for now reporting live on villanova's campus, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." matt and tam. >> okay, annie, thank you for that. voters in the tri-state area have a while yes tote cast their ballots. primaries in pennsylvania and delaware take place on tuesday april 26. new jersey voters will go to the polls on june 7th. >> ♪
new this morning, hazmat crews were called to a philadelphia business to contain a gas leak. it came from a 6,000-gallon tank of liquid nitrogen at the active radiator company. people saw something that look like white smoke coming from the building at tioga and tulip streets in port richmond overnight. it took about an hour to get that gas leak under control. crews did not say the incident posed any health risks, though, to neighbors. >> 6:36 now and counselors will be helping students at a philadelphia high school today who are dealing with a tragic loss. a student from george washington carver high in north philadelphia died from bacterial meningitis. two letters have gone out to parents about helping their children cope emotionally and about the risks of infection. according to the health department, only those who are very close contact to the student or live in the same house should have health concerns. a shooting critically injured a plan in delaware late last night. the action cam was there as first responders from wilmington crowded around the victim on the 100 block of reed street. the man was shot several times. it is unclear if the shooting
happened where police found him or if he collapsed trying to get help. >> two philadelphia families say a landlord took their rent deposits but never handled over the keys. nancy jennings says she put more than $2,000 down to live at this home in the 6200 block of reedland street. she was supposed to move in back on february 1st. however, jennings says the landlord sherri gordon johnson continued to give her the run around. jasmine mcqueen says she also gave johnson money. she says she gave johnson $850 in 2011 but never heard back. jennings the woman who says she's out of thousands now says she needs that money back in order to rent a new home. >> i moved out of my old house to move in this house and i have four children and now me and my four children live in my daughter's apartment that's a one bedroom. >> both women contacted police. "action news" reached out to johnson who told us that she does plan to give jennings back her money this friday. however, johnson denies taking any cash from mcqueen. >> an abandoned horse that was
shot with paintballs is recovering at a chester county facility. the lancaster county spca found lilly in a stable on monday. you can see the remnants of more than 100 paintballs staining her coat. lilly is also blind in her right eye and likely never saw the shots coming. animal welfare officials are trying to track down the horse's owner in addition to who did that. lilly will undergo eye surgery at the new bolton center run by penn veterinarians. >> little patchy fog here and there. as we take a look outside we have storm tracker6 and you can see the lack of precipitation. now let's go ahead and move onto sky6 and we have nice sunshine coming up over south jersey and a beautiful picture of that nice orange early morning sky. some of you seeing some fog which is inhibiting the view of the sun a little bit but in most cases we're burning that off pretty quickly. temperatures 44 degrees currently in philadelphia. your winds light southwest at
5 miles per hour. so, not much wind to worry about. 44 degrees on the way out the door, though, is cool in the city. 44 in trenton as well, only 41 in wilmington. notice how some spots like millville reading and lancaster have dipped into the mid to upper 30's at this early hour so it is coat weather early this morning. in terms of sky cover it does look like we're mainly clear early on today and then as we go into the afternoon the clouds begin to filter in a little bit more. by 3 o'clock, it looks like we're still dry. after we get past about four or 5 o'clock, though, up to 6 o'clock, this is what we're looking at right now, you can see that there's the chance of a couple of light spotty showers popping through and the model has been pretty consistent with putting these from about philadelphia north. so, if you're in south jersey and delaware, you probably don't have to worry about that. later tonight, 9, 10 o'clock there could be a little bit more of this streaking through. again some light spotty shower activity anywhere between the times of about 4 o'clock and 9 o'clock tonight and then it is done. other bigger story of the day is the temperature profile and it's looking good. we're going to spend the afternoon in the 60's after a
cool start. 61 by noon and by 3 o'clock, that's your high, 67 degrees so today will be the mildest day of the seven-day forecast. by 5 o'clock, still looking good at 65. and again a spotty shower possible in about the northern half of the region late today and this evening. looks like it's going to be fairly mild just about everywhere even up in allentown we're headed for 64. 65 in reading and trenton, 68 in wilmington. down the shore a little bit cooler, closer to 60's for high this afternoon. and then tomorrow we're still beneath a warm front. still in the warm sector so it looks like partly sunny to partly cloudy skies on thursday with a high of 65 degrees. there is the chance of a spotty shower in the afternoon but generally speaking not too bad. and later in the forecast, though, friday and then especially the weekends cooler air is going to march in and some precipitation on sunday night could be a tad interesting in some northern suburbs. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today sun to clouds, 67 degrees is your high, a couple of spotty showers but not much rain out there. tomorrow partly to mostly cloudy skies, 65 degrees.
and then in the afternoon another spotty shower but overall it looks like a pretty pretty good saint patrick's day temperature-wise and not much rain out there. and then cooler on friday with a front triggering a few more showers here or there dropping the temperature down to 56 and for the weekend sunshine on saturday but a high of just 50 and more clouds on sunday with a high of 50. now, some models have a coastal storm close enough to us on sunday where we get some rain. if you're up in the poconos maybe even the northern and western suburbs places like the lehigh valley you might even see some mixing of wet snow sunday night into perhaps monday morning. i don't think that's necessarily going to be a big ticket issue with those mild afternoon highs, but that's something to keep our mind -- our eyes on. one model has the storm so far off the coast it kind of misses us, yeah. >> thank you david. up next more stories you didn't see last night. an american college student hears his really harsh sentence that he has to serve for too long a banner in north korea. >> a capitol headache. worker in washington, d.c. who normally use mass transit brace for a nightmarish
>> ♪ >> 6:44 and we do see a little bit of sunshine as we take a live look at the platt memorial bridge but in other places it's a bit hard to see the clear skies. >> let's head on over to karen rogers, she's got the latest as the commute begins to build. good morning. >> i'm loving those shots that we show on sky6. the skies starting to brighten
a little bit. not loving this shot. woodhaven road an accident at millbrook road and we can see a number of police and emergency workers penndot on the scene with the arrow board. the two right lanes are blocked. that means only one lane is getting by on woodhaven road eastbound so creating quite a backup here with this accident. it's just been out here for about 10 minutes. we have a new accident coming in to us in berks county. i just got off the phone with police. they say they're responding to it right now. they don't have details but they're heading there on 662 at covered bridge road. if you're in this area in olney township watch for the crews, they're coming to the scene right now. here's another accident, valley forge park road at valley creek road and police tell me that a vehicle hit a pole, broke the pole. we have downed wires. so, kind of a messy accident scene right there. and this accident involving an overturned vehicle on the garden state park bay southbound at sea isle boulevard has been moved off to the shoulder so traffic moving better. traffic starting to slow down here on i-95. this is your southbound traffic as you head towards center city. just backed up in the usual
spots here approaching cottman and again approaching girard. it's a 25 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. and as you look at this shot you can see some of the low clouds around the area. we're at 3-mile visibility now at philadelphia international airport. that's up a little bit from last report. not too bad. up to 4-mile visibility in millville. things have really improved there with .3 of a mile earlier. you can see how the fog has schisted to parts of burlington and ocean county. 3-mile visibility in toms river but only one right now in wilmington, .5 in dover and less than that in reading and lancaster so just kind of depends on where you're headed matt. >> thanks karen. commuters in washington, d.c. are making alternate travel plans for their morning commute the entire metro subway system shut down at midnight and will remain closed until at least 5:00 tomorrow morning. a fire led to major delays yesterday. crews want to inspect electrical components on the tracks to ensure their safety. federal workers are being allowed to work from home. >> new this morning, north korea has sentenced an american student to 15 years hard labor for what they call
crimes against the state. 21-year-old otto warmbier was arrested in january. the university of virginia student is accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner from a hotel. he was convicted and sentenced in a one hour trial today by north korea's supreme court. four would be burglars stepped into the wrong home near l.a. the home belonged to a 29-year-old veteran at a police force. authorities say the police lieutenant was asleep when he heard a noise in his home. so the off duty officer grabbed his gun went to investigate and ended up shooting two of the suspects injuring them. neighbors say the burglars all juvenile had been seen earlier walking suspiciously throughout neighborhood carrying back packs. >> 6:47. a live preview of "good morning america" is next. plus copy kobe bryant is saving two court side seats to his final home game and they could be yours for just $10. david. >> wow. jackets on the kids this morning. we're in the upper 30's, up to about the mid 40's. this afternoon they might be able to unzip the front because it's looking like it's going to get mild later.
>> abc's crack political team has been at it all night. we'll hear from them on "gma." >> they're chomping at the bit. amy robach trying to hold them back and she has a preview of "good morning america." >> reporter: it's a tough job. somebody has to do it. great to be with you on this wednesday morning. it was a big flight in the race for president. hillary clinton winning four out of five of the states
while governor john kasich won big in his home state of ohio. donald trump is going to join us live this morning and then we have the very latest in hulk hogan's $100 million legal battle against gawker. the web site founder taking the stand and we'll tell you how he's justifying posting the wrestlers' sex tape. a new fight for judge judy. the courtroom tv star at the center of a multi-million dollars lawsuit. her former talent agency claiming her $47 million a year salary is costing them. we'll have the latest on that. and then harrison ford is back, this time returning to the big screen in his iconic role as indiana jones. we'll tell you what we know right now about the franchise reboot. some exciting news to announce. all next on "gma." matt, tam, back to you. >> all right. something to look forward to. >> junior in greek. sean connery. let's take you outside right now and take you to a jam on the schuylkill expressway. that's westbound traffic coming towards you. already heavy right now at this point on the schuylkill
expressway approaching the boulevard to gladwyne its a slow go westbound. no major problems and the fog in that shot wasn't too bad. mass transit looking good. patco running on a special schedule dave. >> fog is pretty patchy and appears to be lifting in some areas karen. but if you encounter it you slow down. it's chilly. some spots like pottstown and quakertown in the mid 30's. mid 40's in center city. in south jersey mostly in the 40's but some spots around vineland in the 30's and looks like low 40's up and down the state of delaware. running errands you might want to wait until a little later because it is going to be mild this afternoon. 57 by 11 o'clock, 61 by noon. 66 by 2 o'clock and we're going to get a high today of 67 degrees around 3 o'clock. clouds increase. slight chance of a late day or evening spotty shower especially north of philadelphia. but generally speaking a pretty nice afternoon ahead. matt. >> thanks, david. kobe bryant is inviting two lucky fans to his final home game in los angeles. the lower merion star held up that sign to promote his latest charity effort.
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>> ♪ >> top stories at 6:56. a a student from george washington carver high school in north philadelphia died from bacterial meningitis. counselors will be helping students today cope with the loss. gop candidate john kasich will visit villanova university today. he'll take part in a town hall meeting with students at noon and "action news" will be there. >> let's go on outside and can check on this accident. still block, the two right lanes. you see penndot on the scene in full force with the arrow boards there. it's woodhaven at millbrook. eastbound woodhaven road a lot of volume with one lane getting by and fog in spots. you see it a little more now as we look live on the roosevelt boulevard so be careful as you're driving around dave. >> it still looks like under a mile visibility in reading lancaster but we've really improved in millville. officerall you should be able to get around okay. slow it down if it gets foggy. later on clouds increase and we might see a late day sprinkle or shower in a couple of spots but generally speaking a nice afternoon getting up to 67 for a high.
>> we'll take it. >> we will. >> hey now indeed. time for "gma." we'll see you back here in 30 minutes with updates. for karen rogers, dave murphy, matt o'donnell i'm tamala edwards. have a good week. at wegmans we believe the best way to help you is to provide choices that offer you the best prices, quality and selection choose wegmans family pack ♪ 1,2,3 you can save 30% or more. from the freshest fruits & veggies to the juiciest chicken & meats. let us help you find that perfet balance of size & savings. how can you save 30% or more? sfx: finger snap wegmans family pack. we do it because we're family too.
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