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han, matt o'donnell is off today we're working on several developing stories. a deadly crash police are working to find out what caused a fatal pileup on i-95 overnight. we're live with the details. change is in the air in cuba as president obama perhaps to spend his first full day on the island. spring has sprung at least on the calendar, but snow could cause a messy commute this morning. let's go over we have our annie mccormick live in south jersey with the conditions. first up. let's look at weather and traffic with david murphy and karen rogers, good morning to all of you. >> reporter: we have snow hugging the coast on its way away from us, wet roads back in philadelphia. anywhere you see 32 on the car thermometer that might be the case in the northern suburbs you might want to slow it down. we might see wet roads out of this, very little snow accumulation, same story to the south, not big snow totals and
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most of it on the grass. as we look at the wide view there goes the snow and the rain as it came through late yesterday and last night. now we have breaks in the clouds out to the west. we are expecting the return of sunshine quickly this morning. 35 degrees in philadelphia. down to 33 in trenton. 33 in allentown. 33 in wilmington, remember we were well above freezing in the 40s in most neighborhoods yesterday, even though we are close to the freezing mark in through here, hopefully the roads are warm enough to just stay wet. on the bus stop, 32 degrees by 6:00 a.m., 33 by 8:00 a.m. as we roll through the day we'll see breezes pick up and the sun come back and the roads will quickly dry off. 11:00 a.m., 42, 47 by 1:00 p.m. we have a high of 50 degrees we'll hit that late in the day say around 3:30 p.m. or
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4:00 p.m. karen what are you seeing on the roads? >> reporter: we're looking good on the roads, we have snow on the grassy surface. it's damp. you have to be careful on the ramps and overpasses and bridges. you have to be careful we have snow off on the sides of the ranches. in the overnight hours we had a bunch of terrible accidents. we had a fatal accident 55 southbound at new garden road. police are out there continuing the investigation, they are allowing traffic to get by on the left shoulder, watch for emergency workers on the scene on 55. in new jersey, 42 not watching anyone slip or slide. looking good in the area. not seeing any sign of the snow, either. this is the boulevard southbound
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traffic here heading toward the schuylkill expressway and moving nicely at this point nydia and tam. and developing right now, one person was killed and several others were hurt in a nasty crash on i-95 that shut down the highway for hours. vernon odem is live in south philadelphia near the broad street ramp and veteran, you --, you have the latest. >> reporter: good morning, tamala, good morning to you, i-95 was shut down for 4 1/2 hours overnight after a deadly here in south philadelphia near the broad street entrance which you see right behind me in south philadelphia. one man is dead, five others hospitalized. this was the scene just after 11:00 p.m. last night. northbound i-95 near the broad street entrance. there were four vehicles involved. it took all that time for the investigation and the cleanup. no word yet on whether this was weather-related. those are all the details we have so far.
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the deceased is a male. we are now waiting for the state police to provide more information. again, i-95 northbound back open this morning after 4 1/2 hours shut down overnight. one person was killed, five others are in the hospital at serveron. at jefferson. live in south philadelphia, vernon odem channel 6 "action news." now let's take you over to mobile 6. it is on the move, it is making its way through wilmington. you can see the roads look damp of we had overnight flurries in some parts, in some places it came down decently. there's accumulation on the grassy surfaces. everywhere you go treat it as if you were going through rain and there were slick roads. annie mccormick is in hamilton township. there were a lot of flurries
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coming down before now it's just a little bit. >> reporter: for the better part of an hour we've seen consistent snow falling. earlier was heavy wet snow. i want to show you what it's leaving behind on grassy surfaces. look here, it's almost an inch in atlantic county this is what is left behind grassy areas, trees and bill boards. if you're leaveing the house now, you have to watch the visibility it's tricky as you're driving. nothing too bad, as for the roads, the pavements, because the temperatures are not so cold, not freezing temperatures you'll not have the slick areas where it's freezing, nothing like that, you will have puddles because the precipitation is falling. it was an hour ago we were seeing the heavier wet snow.
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because of that the south jersey transportation authority who maintains the atlantic city expressway has been out here with salt trucks to make sure that the people heading out for the morning commute will be okay. we were talking about what we would expect. we caught up with people yesterday, and people who said they are ready for spring. annoying, i want it to be over already. looking forward to spring, can we spring already? right, you want spring? >> reporter: can we spring already, seriously, again as we look at the atlantic city we don't have too many commuters so far. as the commuters head out, no major problems along here. they are making sure that the roads are taken care of, because
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it's not so cold out, it should not be too much of a problem. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." good news there, annie. thank you. sky6 live hd philadelphia international airport, things seem to be running smoothly. there are little or no delays out of phl. to be safe call 1-800-phl-gate. you can findment seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at our website head to 6abc.com/weather. a philadelphia police officer is recovering after being injured chasing down a robbery suspect in port richmond. it happened after 8:00 p.m. on frankford avenue. police say the officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, the suspect is in custody at this hour. no word on what charges he will face. new this morning, a south jersey church said its banner has been vandalized for the third time in 6 weeks.
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churn said black lives matter banner was vandalized with a sharp blade. police have not made any arrests in these cases. let's turn to david murphy, there's flurries coming in today, but by the end of the day seems like we'll be moving back to normal. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan, tam, we have wet snow that's moving out of the philadelphia. it's up and down the coast, if you're near the garden state parkway and the bottom of the ac expressway, you have the wet snowflakes flying, as annie mccormick mentioned, most of the roads are wet, temperatures are mild and we're hovering around the freezing mark and maybe a little bit above. nuisance snow for the most part, if you find side streets or secondary roads or ramps with snow on them, of course you want to slow down.
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generally speaking this has been fairly low impact. i'll leave you with the wide view, i'll show you where it is snowing and where it ain't. up and down the i-95 corridor. we received an inch to an coating. looking outside looking at the ben franklin bridge, looking for the roads to dry out a little bit after we got the wet snow and rain overnight that did make them wet. temperature in philadelphia, 35 degrees. some suburbs near the freezing mark, keep it slow and cautious. the winds out of the north at 8 miles per hour. not all that strong for now. 33 degrees in allentown. down below freezing in reading and lancaster. 33 in trenton and millville. closer to the freezing mark in some spots like the airport in atlantic city. take it slow, but cautious driving will get you you want to go. snow totals the latest numbers in from the national weather
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service. mount holly .2. philadelphia, a trace, new cast a trace, atlantic city, .5. howell township up the coast .1. not only is the snow getting out of here, so are the clouds, as we go through the morning we'll transition back to mostly sunny skies. 49 degrees by 3:00 p.m. him we're looking for a high of 50 around 4:00 p.m. breezy conditions, but improving conditions, as well. as we look at the high temperatures, up close to 50 in allentown and trenton and the mid 40s in cape may. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high in philadelphia is that 50, we'll see sunny skies and breezy conditions later on. tomorrow, sunny and high of 56. after that we climbment ladder, 68 degrees on wednesday, and 71
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on thursday, rain possible at night. good friday we'll see showers and sun returning in the afternoon. 64. we'll go 59 officially on saturday, partly sunny, cool, but not bad. clouds and sun on easter sunday we're looking dry and back in the 60s. all right, we're having baby lamp chops i can't wait. still ahead, cuba and the united states open a new chapter after decades of frosty relations. we'll look ahead at president obama's time in havana. we have a disabled vehicle blocking a lane here on i-95 near girard, it just cleared, traffic moving much better, a good shot of the roads no sign of snow on i-95. we'll take you to the schuylkill expressway when "action news" comes right back. everything nature's promise
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look on mobile 16 making its way through wilmington, delaware, there on market street. as we take a look someone waiting to make a left turn at the light. roads are slick. we've been dealing with flurries coming down all morning long, some accumulation on grassy surfaces, treat it as a rain event and give yourself extra time. karen rogers is checking roads at 4:00 a.m. today. >> reporter: we're not looking at anybody slip or slide. this is the schuylkill expressway at montgomery drive, traffic heading toward center city. be careful on the ramps and overpasses. no speed restrictions on the ben franklin bridge traffic is moving fine, take it easy out there, problems happening on the wet roads.
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there was a fatal accident on route 55. it's causing problem on 55 southbound near exit 32, new garden road. a car hit a salt truck. a shoulder is getting by, the very light volume, you're be able to get by on the shoulder. storm tracker 6 live double scan here's the snow that was blanketing the area. it's hugging the coastline. in surf city you have a wintry mix. seaside heights you have light snow, earlier we saw shades of lavender where it was coming down heavily at times. we're not seeing that currently in the area. as we look at the visibilities, we dropped the visibility down to two miles with the snow coming down steadily. how about the temperatures, below freezing in the northwest like quakertown, 29. pottstown, 31, kennett square 30. be careful as you travel.
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could get a slick spot. not seeing any problems. in new jersey, 32 in hammonton, 34 in dover, delaware, nydia. karen, thank you. happening today, president obama will continue his historic trip spending his first full day in cuba. elgin the day by laying a wreath remembering cuban revolution arianna will sit down with castro. he will end the day with the state dinner at the palace of the revolution. he arrived yesterday along with the first lady and his two daughters, he is the first sitting president to visit cuba in 90 years. fbi is investigating a threaten letter to donald trump's sister in philadelphia. judge marry anne trump berry sits on the third court of appeals in philadelphia. the letter arrived one day after donald trump's son received a
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letter with white powder inside. speaking of trump, he will submit a list of five to ten judges he will point to the court to stave off concerns that he will pick judges who are too liberal. on the other side of the aisle, bernie sanders has been campaigning in washington state and hopes to make up ground on hillary clinton. 8,000 people turned out to a high school in vancouver washington and another 10,300 showed up for a recall. clinton -- rally. clinton has 300 delegates over sanders from primaries and caucuses and raised $30 million in the last month alone. st. joe's gave the top seed oregon ducks a scare before losing in the second round. ncaa tournament.
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we had light snowfall that moved through the area. we're seeing no signs of it at this point. the roads are damp as you head out here. in new jersey you might find more of a an issue especially on the grassy surfaces. mass transit is on time. >> reporter: the we had snow overnight, it will be gone, if you see slush slow it down. if you're dressing the kids we have temperatures in the 30s, it's winter gear this morning. this afternoon after school they might change into something lighter. 32 degrees by 7:00 a.m. maybe slick spots here and there. 9:00 a.m., 36. 45 by noon, any snow that has fallen overnight and most of it is south jersey will be melting quickly today with the high of 50 and that high march sun angle. a little breezy today, too. they will help the snow melt.
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