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good morning, 4:00 a.m., monday, march 21, matt o'donnell is off, nydia han is joining us. we're on the air a half-hour early and we're following a developing story. i-95 was closed overnight. only one of our local basketball teams advanced to the sweet 16, st. joe's fell to oregon. owls and wildcats, go cats,
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keep going. let's go over to david murphy. >> reporter: go cats. storm tracker 6 live showing we did get the snow as expected. as you look around the lawns in philadelphia, nothing sticking there. over by the shore it could be a different story as much as one to two inches or more, but mostly on grassy surfaces. right now the temperatures are above the freezing mark. nonetheless we have a winter weather advisory up to 6:00 a.m., then atlantic county southern ocean county should be done with the snow. we did have a lot of the wet snow falling around philadelphia. not much sticking. 34 in wilmington, 34 in in allentown. freezing in trenton. holding numbers above freezing at the airports down in south jersey, you want to be careful in case there's a slick spot.
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on the bus stop the snow is over, we might have damp roads by 6:00 a.m., 32 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 33 by 8:00 a.m. i doubt with yesterday's temperatures and recent temperatures above freezing we'll have many slick spots. but that's to watch out for. 36 degrees by 9:00 a.m. 42 by 11:00 a.m., high of 50 around 4:00 p.m. you'll be watching the roads like a hawk so far. i assume you're seeing wet conditions. >> reporter: i know there's a few spots on the ramps where you get a little bit of snow on the ramps. 42 northbound traffic hardly is he cars out and about, a couple of people on 42 near creek road heading toward the city and moving just fine at this hour. the roads are wet. we had an accident route 55 southbound at 56 that was slowing traffic down we are in
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the process of clearing that out now. you should not have any problem as you head to route 55. route 1 at the pennsylvania turnpike, you can see the snow is falling you can see under the streetlight. you can see it accumulated on the grassy surfaces, but not on the roads. as reported, the roads are in good shape. be careful of the turn lanes and the ramps. not a big deal as you head out. i-95 at cottman all lanes open. the vine street expressway, westbound eastbound is moving okay. for the most part the roads are wet, tam. thank you, karen. we're following a developing story, a deadly crash that had parts of i-95 in south philadelphia closed overnight. vernon odem is live near the south street exit with the latest. good morning, vernon. >> reporter: good morning, tamala, i-95 has been reopened
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after being shut down for 4 1/2 hours overnight. that's i-95 northbound. take a look at the entrance on south broad. state police had to investigate and clean up the accident scene it did leave one person dead and five others hospitalized. this was the scene after 11:00 p.m. northbound i-95 near the broad street entrance, four vehicles involved it took all that time for the investigation and the cleanup no word on whether this was weather related. those are the details we have so far. the deceased is a male. nydia, we're waiting for state police at this hour to provide more information to us, again, i-95 northbound reopened after 4 1/2 hours of shut down overnight. one person killed in a terrible accident, five others hospitalized at this hour at
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jefferson hospital. live in south philadelphia, vernon odem channel 6 "action news." vern, thanks for the update. 4:05, flurries have been falling across the area most of it in south jersey, annie mccormick joins us live from hamilton township, atlantic county, how are conditions there? >> reporter: nydia as we were going over the walt whitman bridge we saw a couple of flurries, when we hit the atlantic city we started to see the snow. i'm calling it snow because it's heavy. take a look at the grass you can see where it is sticking. looks like we're in the middle of winter. just like david and karen are saying this type of snow is not sticking to the payments, not making it slick, not making too hard to go across. you'll see it along the grass and trees and signs as you head down the atlantic city
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expressway. we talked to people as they prepared for another dose of snow, they are sick of it, because spring already begun, right? i want it to be over. i'm looking forward to spring, can we spring already? you want spring? >> reporter: back out here live as the morning commute begins to pick up, we are seeing a number of people on the roads taking their time, as we said it's not cool enough to freeze, you're not going to have that problem, but we'll have puddling that you are seeing visibility at this point in this portion of atlantic county, it will be difficult because you have the snow falling on the windshield. an extra dose of winters as we head into spring. reporting in hamilton township, annie mccormick which i channel6
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"action news." you can storm tracker 6 live at any time head to 6abc.com/weather. happening today, president obama plans to meet with raul castro and cuban entrepreneurs. air force one touched down in rainy overcast havana. 40 lawmakers and a dozen business leaders were present. it was the first day when obama marked a new day. it's a historic visit. the rain last night didn't deter the first family from talking a walking tour or having dinner at a privately owned restaurant. the highlight comes tomorrow when the president joins castro for a baseball game. one local man is opening
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president obama's beginning is a new beginning for his native cuba. he was born in eastern cuba. his parents sent him to philadelphia when he was 16 in hopes of opportunities for their only child. he lives in philadelphia. the retired school teacher said not much has changed in the 55 years since he left. but he hopes that change will come. time will tell, regime change that hadn't worked, all the hard tactics haven't worked, maybe this will, you never know. he hopes to visit cuba with his daughter some day soon. st. joe's fought harold, but lost to the oregon ducks in the second round of the ncaa tournament. they had a 7 point lead with a 5 1/2 minutes left. a combination of foul trouble
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and oregon defense shut down the hawks. 28 wins this season is the second most victory in school history. wildcats arrived back home last night after a huge win over iowa in the ncaa tournament. the guys have a lot of the to be proud of and so do their fans. this will be the first sweet 16 appearance 2009. a shout out to my owls, they came that close. anyway, storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we have light, wet snow falling over south jersey. as we go in closer you can see how it's clearing philadelphia. all we got was a trace at the airport. some suburbs with a coating on the lawn. east and south you go from philadelphia the chance you have a steadier band in lavender putting more down on grassy surfaces. in there here you could wind up
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an inch to a couple of inches by the time it goes off the coast. it is pinwheeling away from us, i'll leave you with the wide view. it will be over the coast in an hour or two. as we take a look outside, we have sky6 live hd and penns landing shows you that the road surface on i-95 and some of the city streets a little bit on the damp side because of the overnight rain followed by brief wet snow. 36 degrees currently is your temperature in philadelphia. so well above freezing. we expect that to dip closer to the freezing mark over the next hour or two. you want to be careful of an icy patch. honestly things are so mild i think roads are maintaining wet conditions. winds north northeast at 12 miles per hour. the closer you go to the coast, the more care you need to take because we have the snow falling
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right now. temperatures in millville and atlantic city and cape may are above the freezing mark. take it slow as long as the snow is falling. 32 in allentown. 34 in allentown, 32 in trenton. 33 in millville. as we get into the mid morning hours we'll see sunshine roaring back, it will be a breezy, cool day and wind up with sunshine. i have no idea why we have no background, day planner, 33 degrees by 9:00 a.m. 49 by 3:00 p.m. high of 50 in philadelphia. 48 in trenton, 49 in wilmington, 50 in reading, 49 in allentown. the high today in mill shil -- millville is 49 degrees.
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tomorrow we start out with cold air and wind up milder and get into the low to mid 40s for highs tomorrow. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high is 50, bright and breezy. milder on tuesday, 56 and 58 bright anticipate sunny on wednesday. thursday, warmer, 71. after a feature comes through we'll get morning showers on friday, high of 64. that's good friday we'll see the return of sunshine. the weekend is looking good. 59 degrees is the high on saturday. easter sunday is looking dry and nice high of 63. nice when it works out that way. sounds great. thank you, david. 4:12, new on "action news," a south jersey church said it's been vandalized for the third time in 6 weeks. federal agents are investigating a threatening letter sent to donald trump's
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sister in philadelphia. >> reporter: we're looking at frankford avenue, it's just wet. no snow out there. no people, as well. we'll check the boulevard and area bridges when "action news" comes right back. > welcome bacy
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morning, it is the second day of spring, but it is only 36 degrees out there, 4:15. the action cam looking live at the schuylkill expressway. you know, karen, my little guy asked when is spring? i said don't worry it will be here, you will be shorts before you know it. >> reporter: we're checking the roads, it's hard to see under the streetlights, the flurries are coming down at this point. the roads are wet we're not
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having any problems through most of the region right now. it's landing on the grassy surfaces, but not only the roads, as well. we're looking live on the roosevelt boulevard, southbound traffic light volume, wet on the boulevard, slow it down. coming in we noticed on the sides of the ramps we did get a little snowfall, be careful it could be slick on the ramps and overpasses. we had an accident that cleared on route 55 southbound at route 56. looking live at the bridge, westbound traffic coming into the city. nobody is slipping or sliding on the bridges. it's just welt, bring your speeds -- it's just wet, bring your speeds down. 42 at creek road looking good.
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we have snow areas of lavender, it's coming down heavily. snowing in medford lakes, heavier band over the white horse pike and 72. hammonton catching the heavier bands, as well as mays landing. sea isle city and cape may getting a wintry mix. be careful in parts of south jersey where it's coming down heavily. a south jersey church said it's been vandalized for second time in 6 weeks. black lives matter sign has been vandalized. the church believes the vandalism is a hate crime and contacted police. a robberyct injured a
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police officer after being chased down last night. the fbi is investigating a threatening letter to donald trump sister who is a federal judge in philadelphia. the 78-year-old sits on the third circuit court of appeals in philadelphia. the letter arrived after donald trump's son eric received a suspicious letter with white powder inside. on the gop trail the frontrunner said he will release a list of five to ten judges today he would nominate he if he were elected. he said he will pick judges everyone respects and admires. on the democratic side bernie sanders has been campaigning in washington state and hopes to make up ground on
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hillary clinton. 7500 people turned out to a high school in vancouver washington. another ten thousand in seattle. clinton has a lead of # hundred delegates over sanders. she raised $30 million in the last month alone. still to come on "action news," apple is planning to unveil updates today. astronomers will be observing a fly by today. david. >> reporter: we have wet snow falling in south jersey and delaware. if you're dressing the kids, bundle them up. this afternoon we'll improve, after school they might be able to change into lighter gear. i'll have the afternoon call and look at the departing snow and nicer numbers in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast that's all ahead. > iastronomers will be --
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astronomers will be observing
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twin comets today. the larger comet will pass earth with its smaller twin tomorrow. both comets will be a safe 2 million miles away. >> reporter: we should make signs, hi, comet. >> reporter: let's check the roads closer to home, this is the platt bridge at i-95 no problems, you want to be careful built bridges and overpasses you're not seeing a slick spot or two. we're looking and there's no issues. if you're taking mass transit, everything is on time. >> reporter: on the big board we have snow clearing the coast, it's moving closer and closer in that direction. some bands might give you visibility issues in southern burlington county in particular. it left a trace of snow in philadelphia. some of you in pennsylvania and i-95 might have a coating on the
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lawns. mainly wet roads from this. take it slow in the snow. 67:00 a.m. we'll be around the freezing mark in philadelphia. quickly bouncing back from there. we'll get a high of 50 about 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. lots of sun returning later on. it will be on the breezy side. at the airport, any delays? fi -- at this hour it didn't look like. in boston we have snow falling there and jfk snow there, as well. general mills now joins campbell soups as one of the major companies to identify gmos. they are safe to eat, but some groups say there is not sufficient testing to say whether they pose a health risk. apple will unveil it's latest product updates, among the updates are the smaller
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version of the ipad and iphone. it's comes one day before it goes to court with the justice department fighting the demand that the company unlock the encrypted iphone of one of the san bernadino shooters. hulk hogan could get more money when a florida jury goes back to court today. this is mobile 6. hello, john, looks like things are going smoothly on i-95 southbound in chester. "action news" continues in just a moment.
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from a new orleans' hospital, he overpowered a deputy yesterday. battle tried to get into someone's car, but another police officer caught him before he could getaway. nobody was injured during the incident. battle was undergoing treatment
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because he had ingested heroin. a florida jury goes back to court to consider punitive damage against gawker. the jury awarded hogan $100 million after posting video of hogan having sex with a form er friend's wife. gawker plans to appeal. taking a live look outside, going out to take a look out over the airport. you can see that the tarmac is slick. we have a little snow, flurries coming down, mainly leaving the roads wet. we'll give you the latest in accuweather and traffic when "action news" comes right back.
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now on "action news," storm tracker 6 live double scan radar is picking up our springtime snow, we are helping you get around any slick spots. developing now, one person
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is dead and several others injured in a crash resulting in a pileup on i-95. march sadness, st. joes comes up short in their effort to upset a number one seed team. they fought to the last minute and looked good doing it. good morning. it is monday, march 21, matt o'donnell is off, nydia han is joining us. we are enjoying this video, but we have team coverage of the spring snow, annie mccormick and there's david murphy and karen. hi, guys. >> reporter: good morning, everybody, we have the last of the wet snow getting ready to clear the coast very quickly. there's a steadier band in southern burlington county. the net effect of this on roads is wet road conditions. there's a possibility of coverage on side streets and secondaries. it is in the process of moving off quickly.

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