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good morning, it is 5:00 a.m., thursday, march 17 here's what's happening. a nasty crash at a toll plaza in delaware sent four people to the hospital. a stark warning from the gop frontrunner if he keeps his sizable dwell gate lead. a -- delegate lead. a taste of winter is on the way just as spring begins. david i can't believe what you'll talk about, but you'll
tell us right now. karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: let's talk about st. patrick's day, my name murphy, i don't have green on, because i stand in front of a green screen and i will disappear. we have fog around, we have 1.3 miles visibility. millville, wilmington, reading below a half mile at this point. 3 miles ac at the airport. that's an improvement. lancaster has dipped to a mile. like yesterday you can the fog will be in and out of the picture. it will change a little bit as the morning goes on. if you run into that slow it down. 48 degrees on the thermometer. 48 in trenton, 47 down the pike in cape may. as we head out into the driveway are 0 the bus stop look for partly cloudy skies, and patchy
fog. temperatures are cool down in the mid 40s during the 6 to 8:00 a.m. period. 54 by 10:00. noon, 62. 65 degrees by 63:00 p.m. that will be the high. we'll have a spotty shower rolling through in a couple of neighborhoods and rumble of thunder. >> reporter: just if you're out and about celebrating. no leprechauns out and about. we have fog in spots, remember low beams out there. vine street expwrels express way -- expressway, westbound, eastbound, not too many people out and about. traffic open in both directions on the vine. how about the boulevard this was a shot that was fogged out
yesterday morning. southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway. moving okay, light volume and a bit of fog. northbound at cottman we can see traffic moving on the off ramp. construction cleared out and reopened as you head out the door. watch for the fog. a car flipped on to its side after a driver lost control getting on the eastbound schuylkill expressway. we are told the driver was checked at the scene for injuries, they are expected to be okay. the accident is still under investigation. extra crash at the delaware toll plaza sent four people to the hospital. it was an ugly scene. the driver who caused the accident is being questioned. we'll go over to katherine scott she is live on i-95 in newark with the latest details. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, that's right, the driver was taken in to be questioned. it was an ugly scene, as you
said. there were three vehicles involved at the crash at the toll plaza. it happened newark not too far from here, in the northbound lanes, you could see the cars smashed into the toll plaza. three carl's in all, two -- three cars, in all. two suvs and a does an. the car that stopped to pay a cash toll was rear ended. the when paramedic arrives the 51-year-old woman was trapped in the suv she was riding in. the fire department used the jaws of life and she was rescued in 15 minutes. she was in stable condition. three other people were taken to christiana hospital. a 19-year-old passenger of the does an who was in serious, but stable condition. and two others who is injuries were not life threatening.
authorities are trying to determine if the driver of the striking vehicle was imairld in anyway. this all remains under investigation. live in newark, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." thank you,. maryland officials say a case of mistaken identity led to the killing of the plain clothes officer in the delaware valley. a fellow officer who didn't recognize deliberate shot him. the 28 grew up in delaware county. three brothers were charged with provoking the gun fight which police described as an attempted suicide by cop. police have not identified the officer who shot coleson. wilmington city officials admit their biggest problems is gun violence. cdc study more than 500 with
wilmington residents who committed violent crimes. as the ballots for presidential -- as the battle of proddal nomination goes on -- presidential nomination goes on, they are plotting to start a third party run against the billionaire. trump warns if they try to block him there could be riots. hillary clinton death a harsh below -- dealt a harsh below to bernie sanders. there's a reality, sanders has to win 66% of the remaining delegates through june in order to 'race clinton's lead. a $1,000 reward is being offered to find the people
responsible for pelting a horse with dozens of paint balls. the small arabian horse was found abandoned at a stable with welts from the attack. lilly will undergo surgery to remove her white eye. vets are shocked are shocked by her condition. i've been a veterinarian for 15 years, i've seen some horrible things, i've never seen anything like this. they will adopt her once she receives proper care. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we are dry, there's a little fog outside. doesn't look that bad at the
airport. technically we are seeing lower visibilities of reports than yesterday, yesterday that led to delays on some of the flights. it might be a good idea to keep an eye on the e-mail. 48 degrees in philadelphia. 41 degrees in wilmington, 47 currently in allentown. a lot of numbers a few degrees milder than where we were this time yesterday. 48 in trenton, 43 in millville. 37 in cape may, new jersey. future tracker 6 showing after we get rid of the patchy fog we'll have sun and clouds. noon, still dry. st. patrick's day, you might want to keep an umbrella or rain gear handy for the afternoon. after 3 or 4:00 p.m. we'll be on the look out for showers popping through. this will not be a complete washout, they could pack a rumble. thunder. by 7:00 p.m. we are starting to break them apart a little bit,
after 8:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m. we are transitioning to clear skies. in the lehigh valley, 63 degrees, a mix of sun and clouds, a spotty shower and rumble of thunder can't be ruled out during the late afternoon hours. at the shore, spotty showers and 65 degrees in atlantic city. in philadelphia, we'll go for a high of 65. clouds and sun, showers, maybe a rumble of thunder in the afternoon and evening hours, it will be breezy out there with winds gusting over 20 miles per hour maybe hitting 30 in a couple of spots here and there across the region. temperature profile, 44 by 8:00. in the 60s for the a good portion of the afternoon high of 65 around 3:00 p.m. by 8 p.m. we'll be in the 50s. 44 is the overnight low. we'll have a high of 65 degrees, breezy, spotty shower later. cooler tomorrow, behind a
departing front. 58 degrees. rots -- lots of sun on saturday, 46. 38, a coastal system could bring rain and change over to wet snow. no. >> reporter: yeah, and probably taper off sunday night. we could be looking at a small accumulation of wet snow sunday night. you want to take it slow on roads just in case. i know, i know, tam. still ahead on "action news," why the man accused in a mass shooting in michigan is suing uber for $10 million. see you later, a florida said state officials are making her give up her beloved pet alligator who is a gentle giant named rambo. >> reporter: that's an
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>> reporter: temperature-wise i agree. as we look outside right now we can see the fog that's a big deal as you're traveling out right now. this is 309 north of montgomeryville. you have to be careful as you're traveling around in this right now. it's misty and low clouds reduce going visibility in some -- reducing visibility in some spots. this is 42 at creek road. traffic is moving okay. we've got construction crews out there, whenever we have reduced visibility you need to watch for pedestrians and construction workers. thomasville road shut down until the end of june. that will be a closure that's affecting you quite a bit from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. barren hill road shut down blocked at joshua road. a couple of areas for construction is restrictioning
restrictioning -- restricting traffic. 48 degrees in philadelphia. 48 degrees in allentown. 39 in millville. 4 -- 39 in reading, 43 in millville. 47 in cape may. we'll see clouds and sunshine. once again in the afternoon you could see a shower or rumble of thunder, 65 for the high, matt. thanks, karen, the morning commute in washington, d.c. will greatly improve today. this is a live picture of the george washington university stop along the metro. now, we are told that the metro was going to be reopened at 5:00 a.m., that was 15 minutes ago, yeah, looks like a couple of commuters are using it, so, yeah, let's go. they shut down the entire service early yesterday morning to conduct massive inspections of track based power cables. they found 26 defects needing repair. it's back open. the uber driver who was
charged with a michigan shooting spree is seeking $10 million. he claims driving for uber caused psychologic damage. he carried out the rampage while picking up fares. he told them the app took over his body and made him do it. dalton faces 16 charges including 6 counts of murder. u.s. state department said north north korea handed down unnecessary sear punishment -- unnecessary punishment to a american student. he confessed to stealing a propaganda banner. state department urge also north korea to pardon him. this is new on "action news" a florida woman is fighting to keep her pet alligator 6 feet long,
125 pounds, he rides on the back of a motorcycle and has his own bedroom. she considers more like her child. her own son passed away a career ago. she said she knows you thinking she is crazy, but she insists she is not. once they meet him, the personality takes over. you see how he is sitting there. he will sit like that until he has to go pee. or jumps up and rips your face off. she has had a license for the sill gator since she rescued him 11 years ago. the florida wildlife commission says you need to have 2 1/2 acres of handle to have an alligator of this size. she said he knows how to work the tv remote control. rambo must be so warm to
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i'm happy about it. i know matt likes monday. that's coming up, too. >> reporter: let's check out the boulevard at fox street, southbound traffic on your right-hand side heading towards the schuylkill expressway. we have fog in spots, but this is an area that doesn't look too bad. we have an accident coming into
us in pennsville, dunlap avenue, cedar street and hook road. >> reporter: dressing the kids in green for st. patrick's day, we have a jacket on them this morning because temperatures are in the 40s. this afternoon we get into the 60s and there a slight chance of a spotty shower probably not until 3:00 p.m. in most neighborhoods. 44 degrees by 7:00 p.m. 46 by 9:00 a.m. we get up to a high of 65 by 3:00 p.m. not too bad partly sunny skies overall. after about 4:00 p.m., though, there's a chance of a spotty shower and maybe a rumble of thunder. that will continue through the evening hours. at the airport, this morning we have low visibility problem in philadelphia international airport. no major delays just yet. yesterday similar sky cover and patchy fog situation did slow us down at the airport a little bit, keep your eyes on flight times later on.
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is. developing now on "action news," the search for the people who ditched a minivan after a close call with a police officer. toll plaza pileup, a serious crash is cleaned up in time for the morning rush. a pro baseball player steps away from the game saying he was forced to choose between his career and his son. a lot of comment on that story, good morning, 5:30, we'll talk about accuweather, david as to which saying the word snow. >> reporter: we won't have that until the next couple of days. st. patrick's day, we have clear skies to the west, we're expecting a decent amount of sunshine before we transition to spotty showers later.