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them to a national title tonight. good morning, 5:30, april 4. let's find out about the rain with david murphy and karen rogers is watching the stricty situation when it comes to the commute. >> reporter: northern and western suburbs are getting wet you can see it near allentown and reading a second cell is heading in your direction. everything is down to the latitude of lancaster and it's possible that philadelphia and delaware county pick up a little bit of those lighter sprinkles later this morning. generally speaking the action is farther north early on. satellite shows cloud cover to the north. and we've clearing skies in the south in places like southern delaware and the shore. the clouds will thicken up and we'll see a little bit of rain most of it holding on until later in the afternoon. 43 degrees in philadelphia. 38 in allentown. 39 in trenton. 41 in reading, 42 in wilmington, a little milder the farther south you go, that's going to be the story as we go through the day.
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milder south, cooler up north. mainly dry on the bus stop. we have a chance of dipping into the upper 30s by 6:00 a.m. low 40s by 8:00 a.m. 64 degrees by 1:00 p.m. 66 is the high by 3:00 p.m. notice how we are mainly cloudy occasionally a sprinkle or shower in the morning. a better chance of showers in the afternoon or evening. we have a freeze warning overnight kids. 1:00 a.m. it kicks in. tuesday morning it ends. it's highlighted, bring the potted plants in. >> reporter: we are continue to follow mass transit. service is restored on amtrak between philadelphia and wilmington you want to expect delays, the problem he had continue the accident investigation, they will be sharing tracks one and four with amtrak and septa, track also two
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and three are will not be running. service is restored, but expect 30 minute delays. no outbound service from darby station to highland station, they will be running down to newark, no outbound station to highland station, they run express to marcus hook. there are a few disruptions. we have an accident involving an overturned vehicle northbound on the boulevard all lanes blocked. this is on the outer drive stick to the inner drive. the outer drive blocked northbound on the boulevard near 9th street. one more issue, burlington bristol bridge scheduled to go up right about now as you head out. service has resumed on amtrak lines affected by the deadly derailment, it's the second one to happen in the area in less than a year.
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katherine scott is live on the scene this one in trainer, delaware county. katherine. >> reporter: matt, the two people who died were amtrak employees. amtrak has not released their name or said why they were working at the track. the impact happened at chester, but the train traveled about a mile before it came to a stop in trainer. sir be advised a train hit a backhoe, multiple injuries reported. >> reporter: more than 300 passengers were on board georgia-bound amtrak train 89 sunday morning when it slammed into a backhoe on the track in chester causing the train's lead engine to derail. we hit something it was pretty, like you could see all the impact it was a big bang. rapid decellerration. it came to a stop. >> reporter: on the train ceilings cairveld -- caved in, passengers were knocked to the aisles.
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dozens were rushed to the hospital. while the rest were taken to a nearby church waiting to go back to the 30th station. two amtrak employees were killed. we have recovered the data recorder and forward facing video from the locomotive. >> reporter: ntsb will look at mechanical components and hiewm hiewm -- human performance, the autopsy for the victims will be conducted today. live in trainer, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." a barricade situation in washington township ended peacefully. neighborhoods said a man inside was armed. it's unclear what triggered the standoff that lasted more than 6 hours. it's over and no injuries were reported. new jersey lawmakers will take a close are -- closer look
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at the state's drinking water pipes after elevated levels of lead prompted newark schools to shut off fownlts and sink -- fountains and sinks last month. atlantic city mayor plans to shut down the city on friday for lack of funds. 13 democrats sent a later to the speaker calling on him to post a bill allowing the state to take control of the ac. he 'poses the measure, many say if he holds it up much longer the city will go broke. villanova is one game away for the championship they have waited 31 years for. number one tar heels stand in their way. after the blowout win, the fans went nuts, but the wildcats plan to stay focused.
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annie mccormick is live on the villanova car pus, v stands for victory. >> reporter: it does, expect to see big crowds hopefully to spill out again on lancaster avenue celebrating another win. after the biggest beat down ever in the national semifinal game with a score 95-51. they are thirsty for it all. it's what you grow up dreaming about and to have it right here it is crazy. we came here to win a national championship and now we have the opportunity. >> reporter: leading up to the final game against north carolina sunday the team took in a standing-room only mass at a hotel ballroom. fans and students and alumnae have flooded texas and they flooded lancaster avenue post victory. radnor township police and delaware county authorities plus state police were prepared with extra units and officers.
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they will repeat that tonight. they want everyone to be safe and respectful. there were seven arrests on saturday, two for assaulting a police horse. they do not want that to happen again, they want everybody to be orderly and most importantly they want people to be safe. reporting live on the villanova campus, channel 6 "action news." alicia vitarelli villanova alum. i think she said can you hear the chanting. and jeff skeverski has the continuing coverage of the countdown to the championship game. look for their live reports on "action news." they shoot on saturday, the golden state warriors couldn't beat them. >> reporter: my thing is every win has been a blowout. if this turns out to be close at the half. you can't assume you have to act as if you were the
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underdog. you have to get into the locker room. >> reporter: i think jay wright is doing a good job without us. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we are mainly dry, in the northern and western suburbs there's activity in quakertown allentown picking up on and off steadier cells. another batch heading to reading. this is quick and scattered early on. we'll get more sustained widespread rain later in the afternoon. taking a look outside we have cloudy skies overhead in philadelphia. ben franklin bridge waiting to get wet at this point. the temperatures 43 degrees in philadelphia. dewpoint, 32. it will be climbing as we go through the morning. winds out of the east at # miles per hour. not -- 5 miles per hour. not all that breezy yet but we expect the breezes to pick up. upper 30s, allentown and trenton. pa in -- 35 in lancaster. 41 in reading.
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42 in wilmington. snowflakes is in the poconos not having much of a an impact. 9:00 a.m., we have a spotty showers around the i-95 corridor, that's about it, nothing pronounced. the model wants most of the rain up in allentown and reading. we can't rule out something popping through occasionally closer to philadelphia. the bulk of this probably holds of a until later in the afternoon, 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. you can see how there's light showers coming through the i-95 correspond. looks like it's off the coast -- i-95 corridor. looks like it will be off the coast around 11:00 p.m. tonight. noon, 62 degrees, 3:00 p.m., 66. it will be a milder day than over the weekend, but a lot of clouds around, sprinkles and showers in the morning and you saw the steadier rain in the evening commute.
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high temperatures, 66 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington. notice the difference in numbers northern bucks and northern montgomery, berks county, lehigh valley we'll hold in the 50s up to there. mid 60s in the i-95 corridor. a couple of spots have a chance of getting up to 70 degrees, that includes dover. phillies open up at great american ball mark in cincinnati. i think they will get the game in. cloudy skies and shower possible. it will be cool in cincinnati. tonight we're getting really cold as you will see in a moment. freeze warning in effect. 66 degrees is the high, cloudy skies and rain at times in the middle of the day. cooler on tuesday, the overnight low tonight into tomorrow morning, in the 30s, there's a freeze warning. 46 degrees, tuesday's high. 56 degrees on wednesday.
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thursday, 63 degrees periods of rain and thunderstorm around. cooler on friday, cloudy skies for the most part, spotty shower, 48. brisk on saturday, 54 sunday, spotty shower there. all right, thank you david. 5:42. coming up on "action news," a florida teen's wild ride puts him in a bad spot with police officer. we have a real life cliff hanger a woman escapes with moments to spare. >> reporter: this is southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway we have an accident nearby involving an overturned vehicle. all the details when "action news" comes right back. good morning, everyone, and
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commuters are starting to gather at 30th street station this morning, that's a live look from the action cam. we're tracking details on the amtrak deadly derailment. at least for now, everything have running, but we have information for you. we do, indeed, let's go over to karen rogers. >> reporter: yeah, we've been saying all morning, amtrak expect delays, but service is running. septa regional rails, expect delays, but service is running. this is the boulevard in the outer drive all lanes blocked
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near 9th street. stick to the inner drive instead of the outer drive to avoid the problem on the boulevard. i talked to police in montgomery county looks like a water main break spring hill road at valley view road east norton, montgomery county. they are sending crews out there to investigate it. watch for water on the road causing problems this morning. west king road between powellton avenue. another accident in malvern, look for this. burlington bristol bridge up right now. head to the connector bridge instead. storm tracker 6 live double scan we're dry in philadelphia. you can see the showers up in the northwest, you have to go far to get mixed precipitation, we were looking at that in poconos, hazleton near i-81 and the northeast extension. allentown and easton, reading, it's rain in the area. watch for wet roads in that area. how about the temperatures we're
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looking at 38 in marges creek. well above -- martins creek. 40 in saint david. 43 in center city. we're doing better in south jersey, 39 in browns mill. 40 in cinnaminson, 41 in glassboro, matt. firefighters in eastern canada stay a woman managed to get out of the car right before it plunged down a cliff. it happened at a popular historic site in new foundland. the woman jump out of the vehicle before it took a nose dive. she tumbled 150 feet down. they pulled her to safety. polls show ted cruz ahead of donald trump ahead of the wisconsin primary. trump won in new hampshire following a disappointing defeat in iowa. trump has leading in the new hampshire polls that is not the case in wisconsin.
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on the democratic side hillary and bernie sanders are neck in neck any badger state. sanders grew a large crowd in madison. clinton stayed in new york making stops in brooklyn asking for support in the state's primary april 19. a teen took a police car on a destructive joyride. his mother called police thinking her son was involved in a robbery. when the police arrived, the teen jumped in the driver seat of the cruiser and took off. he smashed into other vehicles waiting at traffic lights and crashed into a fast food restaurant. the teen faces several charges including grand theft. 5:48. the house not made out of bricks. a tiny ball of fur leads a police chase on a heavily traveled bridge in california. it's a fast one, david.
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>> reporter: wouldn't you be running from that big scary things with the lights if you were a dog. we have extra gear on the kids, it's a chilly morning. this afternoon they can go lighter on the gear. you might want to keep an umbrella handy. northern suburbs wet right now. later on today, everybody will be seeing that. pollen count medium high leaves. it won't be creeping up to high until about thursday, we'll be back with the day planner forecast.
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>> reporter: welcome back as we take a look let's check the latest with amtrak. amtrak has restored service, expect delays between philadelphia and wilmington. but at least service has been restored. they continue the accident investigation that's been causing so many problems.
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service restored this morning. we expect delays. the same situation with septa, newark/wilmington line. expect 30 minute delays, no outbound service from darby station to highland station. they are running express service to marcus hook. it's a lot to think about, we'll be henning you through it all morning. >> reporter: sure is. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we have rain in the northern suburbs, allentown and reading. there's a shower in lancaster that might push into chester county later on. it's going to be mild later today compared to yesterday. 59 degrees by 11:00. 62 by noon. 62 by 2:00 p.m. high of 66 around 3:00 p.m. mostly cloudy skies spotty sprinkles and showers here or there. widespread activity in time form the evening commute. one of america's game show is coming to the region. wheel of fortune will be getting philadelphia flavor. karen rogers has a preview.
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>> reporter: i was in l.a. for a few days last week we are getting ready for philadelphia week. we are getting ready for philadelphia week here on wheel of fortune. i'm on set. it is so cool, because they brought philadelphia to wheel. look at this they have a giant skyline here. we have alfred's alley and of course, independence hall. this is the real wheel this is heavy, too. i took a spin, i'm terrible at it. this thing is heavy, i'm ready to play. we're going to show you what it takes to be on wheel. we'll talk to pat and vanna. behind the scenes, i'm so excited! you're the star of it, you are beautiful. i'm so glad you're here, i love philadelphia. >> reporter: you do? i do, it's a great city. philadelphia loves you even
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more. how sweet is vanna white. she wasn't supposed to be there, that wasn't the time i was going to and we are view. there's philadelphia audience and philadelphia contestants, you'll see that in may. that was a little taste. i'm a watcher. [laughter]. now we're really excited. that's it for now, we'll take a break and come right back.
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remember ponch and john. tragedy on the tracks, we're live on the scene of the deadly amtrak derailment monitoring the impact on your morning commute. the search intensifies for a pick pocket who used her children as a look out. "action news" will be comes right -- right back.
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he'll be a block by block congressman for us. i'm dwight evans and i'm proud to approve this message. monday, april 4. here's what's happening. rail service resumes after two amtrak workers killed.


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