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>> good morning, everyone, 6:00 a.m., friday, september 2. tam is off, gray hall joins us. >> we're following several breaking news stories, hermine is take i go aim at the carolinas after making landfall in florida. >> a driver strikes a biker on the street launching the man nearly 50 feet. >> if you have a hot new phone on the mark, you might have to send it back for safety reasons. david and karen join us, waiting for the arrival of hermine, today is going to be a great day. >> reporter: today is a great day to get prepared for the storm. cloud cover is pushing down and away from us, stuff trying to get through from the north not
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advancing all that well. later this afternoon there could high, thin cover. it feels great this morning, 64 degrees, cool comfortable low humidity in the upper 50s in allentown and reading. as we roll through the day, 56 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 72 by 10:00 a.m. a lot of sunshine by noon, there are the high clouds later in the day, high of 82 around 4:00 p.m. pretty decent 1 how are forecast and the evening looks good, as well. in case you missed it. a tropical storm watch was posted up and down the delaware and jersey coastline because of strong onshore winds that are expected from hermine especially saturday, sat night and through the day on sunday. the strongest gusts may be later in the day and at night on sunday. coastal flooding is part of the package and strong winds could cause problems even away from the shore. hermine in the meantime is still circulating out of florida and into southern georgia at this
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point. it has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. look at all the rain that's pushing in all the way up the coast. the center of the storm is expected to go up around cape hatteras around north carolina and it emerges off our coastline and we wind up with issues. when i step inside we'll have the latest track and new model information on rainfall amounts potentially from the storm. that's coming up, karen. >> reporter: the forecast has changed with all the model runs. we have an accident on the the schuylkill expressway. this is eastbound, this is the schuylkill expressway, this is 202. it's a multi-vehicle accident we have two vehicles off to the side and a pick up truck facing the wrong way on the schuylkill expressway eastbound. we have lanes blocked on the schuylkill expressway eastbound. they have been intermittently blocking all lanes, i'm watching a police officer walking around. looks like they are picking up debris. traffic is not getting by on the schuylkill expressway eastbound. 202 is moving, the schuylkill expressway is not. watch for an accident, big one,
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multi-vehicle accident schuylkill expressway eastbound at 202. chopper 6 is heading to the scene. highway northbound in delaware i-95 and 273. they had to shut down highway 1 northbound. they are forcing traffic off on to route 70. use route 40 or i-95 to avoid the delay with that. an accidents in pottstown, route 23 at pottstown pike warning you about this one in south coventry township. >> breaking news, hermine made landfall as a category one storm overnight. it was downgrade to do a tropical storm during this broadcast. this is video from tallahassee florida, as hermine roared a shore at 8 miles pero miles per. the last storm to strike florida was wilma ten years ago.
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jersey is waiting for remnants of hermine it could bring rip currents and heavy rain to the beach. katherine scott is live in atlantic city where people are bracing for the storm. katherine. >> reporter: matt, people around here are hoping for a wonderful hermine-free weekend, we'll have to see. right now no rain in atlantic city, a great day on tap and beautiful sunrise happening right now. a little treat if you're up early to enjoy it. we might want to hang on to this treat. balls depending on the track of the storm we could see the water start to churn here in addition to the winds and rain and coastal flooding and beach erosion. right now let's focus on the sunrise. yesterday's rain could be the taste of what's to come. the street flooding we saw in ocean was not so severe. on the boardwalk and around the shore it's busy for the labor day weekend. visitors are hoping hermine blows out to sea and they can focus on the beach and barbecue
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plans they have for the unofficial end of summer. this a weekend businesses depends on. hotels and inns are booked up, the restaurants are ready. when a storm is predicted, people start mulling over the idea of canceling. businesses are expecting less foot traffic and if necessary they say on saturday they will board up and put out the sand bags, but they hope it doesn't come to that. >> probably going to make a few less dollars this weekend. >> tourism is the number one driver of the economy, anytime you impact that with the weather event it can do damage to the local economy. >> reporter: and back here live in atlantic city, right off maine avenue we're overlooking the water and looking at the sunrise right now, the gorgeous pinks and oranges coming across the sky. depending on the track of the storm we could see heavy surf rip currents rain and wind, but it's early yet. the people around here hope that the impact will be minimal.
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live in atlantic city, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> that's a great sunrise, thanks for sharing that katherine. check the path and impact of tropical storm hermine at any time at 6abc.com/weather. our inter active map shows you the progress of the storm as it moves up the coast. >> follow our meteorologists on social media for updates as they happen. >> 6:06. now to breaking news in northeast philadelphia. a person riding a bike was hit and killed in a crash. this happened on the 5800 block of frankford avenue before 1:00 a.m. we're told someone spotted a silver or champagne colored vehicle with side mirror damage leaving the scene. we'll have a live update on the search for the suspect at 6:30. >> turning to business, reports of exploding batteries in a new smart phone could lead to an unprecedented precall, maribel aber is live at the nasdaq with
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the market report watch. what is is it about this recall? >> reporter: samsung is recalling their galaxy vii worldwide after reports of the device camping fire while charging. they will replace 2 million note 7s with new product. economists forecast 170,000 jobs were created in august. futures point to a higher open. markets are closed on monday for labor day. >> new york city is preparing for impact for hermine, as well. we are, as well, the worst of it will be at the shore. it's possible that the stronger winds make it to philadelphia, maybe rain, too. storm tracker 6 live double scan is preparing for hermine, but not showing any precipitation at this hour. as we look outside, sky6 live hd looking at the sun coming up.
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looks like there's a few clouds out on the horizon we look north across the commodor barry bridge. generally speaking we're be looking at sunshine, most of the clouds have a tendency to fade way. 64 degrees. 57 in allentown. comfortable conditions, low humidity. refreshing as you step outside. high of 80 in the lehigh valley, low humidity. down the shore we have heavy surf and rip currents. not a bad day, 76 degrees, ocean temperature, 76. a little breezy on the beach. in philadelphia, mostly sunny and comfortable high of 82 degrees. winds out of the northeast at 8 to 16. very little indication in our weather world today of the trouble yet to come. we have clouds overnight, 67 comfortable and cool degrees for an overnight low. tropical storm hermine made landfall as a category one her
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kahn. -- hurricane it's been downgraded to a tropical storm. it will make it straight up the coast inland over the ocean, it will go over cape hatteras and get out in the waters opposite us. the latest track pushes this storm and because of the blocking high pressure system it will hold the storm in place. there's a couple of changes what we call a retrograde in florida inland. this is more of a shift in florida than we saw late last night. by the wee hours of monday morning it still looks like it may be south of atlantic city and bias late as 2:00 a.m., wednesday, it may be off our coast. now, the question becomes, as this pushes closer it will push winds in on the shore and we have the tropical storm watch. does the rain make it past the shore.
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the last couple of model that are rolling out, don't support a lot of rain inland from the ocean. there's a lot of disparity in the models most of us them screech to a hat with the blocking high. at the shore are we are looking at prolonged onshore winds from this, despite whatever track winds up being true. gusts 60 miles per hour are not out of the question that would lead to coastal flooding and beach erosion. this will start saturday night and go through sunday and maybe exist on monday. there's the possibility of heavy rain down along the coast. that would be the best chance of it. the this model run from the european model doesn't have all that much rain over the next three days. i do thing it's shooting a little low here. if the storm comes in closer to the coast, it will bump the numbers back up. inland it might end up not being
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that bad if the current scenarios play out. the wind gusts sunday from the morning straight through night, the wind gusts build in, 50-mile an hour could go up to 60 maybe higher in philadelphia and for that reason if the storm is close enough and the gusts get strong enough, even in places like pennsylvania, new jersey, delaware, away from the beaches could also see large tree branches coming down, power problems, damage to awnings and sheds abbey debris in roadways. today is a good day to get the trash cans in or anything that could blow around in the strong winds secure them today, tonight or tomorrow morning. great night tonight for temple football fans and phillies fans. tomorrow, there could sprinkles and showers developing along the coast. maybe steadier rain. if things work out just right or wrong we could see rain in philadelphia saturday night. we'll see about that.
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sunday is the worst day for rain and wind, high of 77. it will be potentially wet down the shore, definitely windy across the region. monday i'm putting a question mark on the lingering rain for labor day, depending on the track of the storm. we may wind up dry or end up damp if this turns out to be a rain event. >> we're live where hermine made landfall overnight. >> tens of thousands of people are in the dark as the storm begins a slow crawl toward the east coast. >> reporter: we have a big accident, penndot shifted the camera here. we have a huge delay on 202 and the schuylkill expressway. i'll show you accident scene when "action news" comes right back.
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>> time 6:15 let's get you caught up with breaking traffic with karen watching an accident on the the schuylkill expressway. >> reporter: a multi-vehicle accident just starting to see traffic move. they had all lanes blocked schuylkill expressway eastbound at 202. they had a truck facing sideways. traffic is moving, and three vehicles off to the side with penndot and police. traffic heavy but at least we're seeing traffic move at this
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moment on the schuylkill expressway eastbound at 202, this is where 202 and the schuylkill expressway merge together there. now we're seeing traffic moving. it was jammed with a multi-vehicle accident they were temporarily blocking all lanes on the schuylkill expressway eastbound. let's switch the camera view to the maps. hey 1 northbound there's an accident investigation, we're hearing it was an overturned dump truck that was causing the problem. they shut down route 1 northbound with the accident investigation. traffic is being diverted off route 7 for that exit. you can stick to route 40 or i-95 as the alternate to get around around problem right there. an accident in pottstown route 23 in pottstown pike south coventry township causing problems, as well. we're talking about the weather concerns with tropical storm hermine coming close to us over the weekend. today is a great day. get out there today and enjoy today. 64 degrees in philadelphia. feels comfortable, even cool in the lehigh valley just in the
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upper 50s. today the high 82 degrees under mostly sunny skies. it's a beauty. >> thanks, karen, back to our coverage of hermine it's only a few hours as a hurricane, now the tropical storm over the gulf coast tonight. >> reporter diane gallagher is live near with the storm made landfall overnight. >> reporter: yeah, the storm this was actually supposed to be the bulls eye of hermine this town dodging a bullet, instead it made landfall east of here in st. marks, you can see it's soggy this morning, no wind, no rain, almost as if nothing happened. definitely not the case, because overnight hurricane hermine made herself known, fierce winds, strong pounding rain and of course, the dangerous storm surge simply punishing the coastal area in the gulf parts
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of florida. now it has reached across the state right now. in tampa they are dealing with 70,000 power outages. one of the difficult things about that is, where there's a case of high winds it makes it difficult to repair the power lines. they had to close down some of the roads because of the high winds. in tallahassee, excuse me. you know, much of what they dealt with here, this is the first time they have had a hurricane in more than ten careers in the state of florida. hermine came quickly after pounding quite a bit and turned into a tropical storm. and left almost as quickly. there was not much rain here, and not much wind. the concern is heading toward georgia it's hovering over augusta area. it will be felt by all coastal
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communities the last weekend of summer. >> that's diane gallagher. >> collin kaepernick rivers to stand during the national anthem during a game that was honoring u.s. servicemen and women. can't see it. can't taste it.
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with the boys today. >> we like hanging out with you. >> reporter: we are on the scene getting the latest on the scene, there you can see one of the cars that has the front end damage him they are look the pick up truck it was facing sideways on the schuylkill expressway eastbound. loading the pick up truck on the tow truck. it is off to the side. for a while this accident scene was blocking schuylkill expressway eastbound at 202.
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the delay has diminished there, as well. hermine is tropical storm hermine as it came a shore over the florida panhandle. it's on its way up the coast and pushing moisture up in north carolina. a lot of moisture from the storm. ahead of it shorts and ts and no umbrella day as we are looking at plenty sunshine and nice conditions. we roll through the day at the bus stop this morning 7:00 a.m., 65 degrees, low humidity cool and comfortable. still in the upper 60s by 10:00 a.m. getting into the low 80s high of 82. nfl quarterback collin kaepernick and san francisco 49er eric reid dropped to one knee during the national anthem. the preseason game was billed as a salute to the military.
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kaepernick said he continues to do his regular protest during the regular season and plans to donate $1 million to community organizations that support his cause. eagles if i finished their preseason undefeated. they beat the jets last night that's paul turner returning the punt 71 yards. he had reynolds get the interception and goes 90 yards for the score. nfl teams have until tomorrow to reduce their rosters to the 53 man limit. the eagles face the browns at home on september 11th. breaking news to item you
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about, fire damaged a restaurant in the west oak lane section of philadelphia. firefighters were called to the intersection of 79th avenue and east upsal street after 2:00 a.m. crews located fire in the kitchen area that spread to the dumpster in the back of the property. there are apartments above the restaurant. so far no reports of any injuries, no word on what started the fire. the philadelphia police department is investigating one of its officers because of a tattoo. the philadelphia coalition for real justice snapped this photo showing a tattoo of an eagle with father land over it. the group says it is nazi
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insignia and demanded that the officer westbound fired. >> if it is, it's a disturbing visual that is a symbol of what people in world war ii fought against. we'll see how it goes and where it turns out. >> fop president said the officer is of germantown her is of german decent and has never had any action taken against him. >> hermine makes its way across florida. david murphy is updating the path of the storm. >> a bicyclist who she would have been easy to spot is struck and killed on a philadelphia street. details of the latest hit-and-run in a live report next. katie: on crime, pat toomey's attacks on me are shameful.
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>> breaking now on "action news," a deadly hit-and-run crash affirm bike rider had his flashers on, but a driver struck him anyway. >> students heading back to a south jersey college learn they cannot drink the tap water on campus. >> hurricane hermine slams into florida and quickly weakens to a tropical storm. we're getting annual update on her track that leads to our region. >> tamala edwards is off, gray hall joins us, we have david murphy outside and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: everyone is thinking about hermine, but ahead of all that, it's a beautiful day. we'll sunshine coming up over the horizon, a great feeling morning, 64 degrees in philadelphia. upper 50s in allentown and reading. 66 at the shore, there's a cool, comfortable breeze dropping out of the north across the region. the humidity has dropped.
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it feels comfortable. this morning it will be great. 7:00 a.m., 65. 10:00 a.m., 72. got stuff to do, go ahead and do it this morning. 77 by noon. this afternoon warm, but nice and bright, low humidity, high of 82 probably around 4:00 p.m. late yesterday, the national storm, icialgd say -- i should say the national hurricane center posted a tropical storm watch through the weekend for the jersey and delaware shores, we're expecting because of hermine being off the coast, strong gusty winds and tropical storm wind that could lead to power outages and flooding and there's a question whether the storm brings us heavy rain. we're back and forth about that in the last couple of days. when i step inside we'll talk about the potential for rain and strong winds and the timing of tropical storm hermine. anyway, karen you have a
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flashing lights despite the nice weather. >> reporter: i want to give you the latest on the accident scene that was blocking all lanes on the schuylkill expressway eastbound at 202. we are watching live with chopper as they towed away the pick up truck. the schuylkill expressway eastbound and 202 much better. new castle county highway 1 shut down between i-95 and 273. it's a dump truck causing the problem. what they are doing is forcing all traffic on to route 7. you can stick to route 40 or route 13 just to avoid the delay and the problems over there. commodor barry bridge, westbound we have construction causing slowing there. they are blocking one lane right now. in new jersey, this is what it looks like on 42 northbound just a little bit of volume. i think you'll see more volume southbound as people head to the shore, at least today is a good day as we worry about concerns with tropical storm hermine over
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the weekend. >> hermine did make landfall in florida. it was downed graded to a tropical storm. it was lashing the state with rains and heavy winds. it was the first hurricane to strike florida in ten years. tens of thousand are without power. emergency shelters have opened under mandatory evacuations. the big concern is a storm surge that could get up to 12 feet. watches are extending into georgia. >> let's take look at florida, a live tower camera shot this is tampa which is getting hit by the outer bands of hermine as the passes through the tampa bay area. katherine scott is live in atlantic city where hermine could bring high winds and heavy rain this weekend. >> reporter: people are already in town, labor day weekend is a huge weekend for the shore, people around here hope the
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impact is minimal. right now it's gorgeous, it's not too hot. for the last few minutes we've been enjoying the beautiful sunrise. a couple of minutes ago it was peeking over the horizon, now we're watching it rise in the sky. if hermine path could bring us rough surf and beach erosion and high winds. that said the shore is busling can folks who have arrived in town hoping to fill the long weekend with beach time and water ice and salt water taffy all things shore. many are keeping a wary eye on hermine. visitors are worried about their plans and homeowners are worried about their property and businesses are worried about the bottom line. this is a weekend that businesses look forward, hotels and inns are booked.
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many restaurants stock up for the anticipation of the influx of people. yet if they don't come, when a storm like this is predicted, many think about canceling. >> when there's a storm a lot of people think about not heading to the shore. >> it could be bad, it could be nothing. >> reporter: back here live in atlantic city, where we've been enjoying the gorgeous sunrise we see people fishing we're seeing boats on the water, the seagulls are flying around, if you're here or wherever you are, it's a good idea to enjoy it now, because we don't know what the weekend will bring, it's early, but a great day on tap here at the shore. katherine scott channel 6 "action news". >> another great sunrise shot. thank you katherine. organizers for made in america festival on benjamin franklin parkway are preparing for a wet weekend.
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live nation and the mayor's emergency management office said they do not have a weather contingency so far. that could change tomorrow. check the impact of hermine at 6abc.com/weather. our inter active map those you will the conditions in the area and the storm as the moved up the east coast. now to breaking news, a car struck a bicyclist in northeast philadelphia throwing the rider 50 feet and leaving him to die on the street. annie mccormick is live where this happened on frankford avenue. >> reporter: matt, at this hour, police are looking for a silver or champagne colored vehicle with side mirror damage to it. accident investigators were out here for much of the early morning. they did collect some debris. they are hopeful they will get a better idea what type of vehicle was that struck and killed the bicyclist, this is video from the scene, according to police, this all happened just before
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1:00 a.m. in the 5800 block of frankford avenue that's when the striking vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed veered off the road into the bike path hitting the 43-year-old man with tremendous force. the victim suffered massive head and torso injuries and was pronounced at the scene. the victim's bike had multiple flashing safety devices at the time he was hit. >> this was a very violent crash. the bicycle that the victim was riding was broken in half. the victim's body was launched about 50 feet north of where we believe the initial point of impact was. >> reporter: and police say according to witnesses the bicyclist was in the bike lane and when the driver did jump the curb they took down a pole with septa information on it, as well. the driver was last seen fleeing
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northbound on frankford avenue. if you have any information you are urged to contact police. reporting live in the northeast. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> there was a deadly ambush outside a day care. police are looking for the two men who shot the man. the victim was able to run a bit before eventually collapsing. that person later died at the hospital. we know that one bullet shattered a window at the day care and got stuck inside the wall. the center was closed at the time. students at rowan university are told not to drink the water after the water was tested for he levels of lead. contamination likely came from the old piping system. students are advised to avoid any fountains on taps that does not have a filter. the school is handing out
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bottled water by the case. >> people contacting me on social media saying they have an event an labor day, is it going to be bad? >> reporter: some of the models are suggesting that the rain may skirt the coast and stay away from inland areas. we are dry, we have green on radar, that's early ground clutter we get around sunrise. as we look outside, you see the indication of the sun out there. what a cool picture, live look at a boat with a neat looking sail there, one of those brown sails, you see them every now and again. today is a day for rip currents and the potential for heavy surf that increase again as we go into tomorrow. pretty pictures on the action cam this morning with the bright
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sunrise. dewpoint, 54. it is cool and comfortable this morning. there's a bit of a breeze, too. the day looks good, mostly sunny skies, 65 degrees by 8:00 a.m. so a.m., 72. upper 70s by noon. we'll spend the afternoon in the low 80s high of 82 about 3:30 p.m. allentown, 08. mid to upper 70s down the shore, again, rip currents and perhaps heavy surf possible today, you want to swim near the lifeguards. otherwise it's nice, mostly sunny and low humidity, highs in the upper 70s in most spots. tropical storm hermine was a category one hurricane as expected. but as expected during this broadcast was downgraded to a tropical storm. it's looking like it has for the last couple of days. it goes occupy the coastline
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and -- up the coastline and emerges out in the water. this track is different, though, most of the tracks have been bringing the storm in a straight pattern past us and stalling out here, the latest track wants to bring it in closer to atlantic city and wants to keep it here longer this is the wee hours of wednesday morning. according to the forecast track it's still out there. this gives us a concern that the strong onshore winds triggering this week's tropical storm watch might persist beyond the holiday weekend. when we see the track coming closer like that we worry about rain. i want to point out that spaghetti plot models are out to sea and not coming in as close, you get the indication that the blocking high pressure system will slam the storm and keep it off our coast for couple of days most of us this is given, prolong onshore winds, gusts up
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to 06 miles per hour him that will cost coastal flooding and beach erosion. this model projection has about an inch and a half of rain along the coast and a little bit up in philadelphia, not all that much. if the storm were to move closer, the numbers would shove closer to philadelphia and all the numbers would come up. the late model runs are getting consistent with keeping the rain off the coast and skirting along the ocean front as we just showed you. the other issue is the gusts as i mentioned. there's a question how strong the gusts get. this model has 50, i could see gusts around 40 in philadelphia. if that happens, this could be with or without rain. inland pennsylvania and delaware could see large tree branches down and debris in roads. i think it's a good idea today or early tomorrow to get out there and make sure you secure the lawn furniture and trash
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cans and anything that could get blown around. 82 is the high, sunny and nice, low humidity, great for temple football and the phillies. there could rain arriving along the coast maybe up in philadelphia tomorrow night. 77 is the high there. the worst of hermine looks like sunday where you'll have a combination of wind a pretty good bet for that and maybe rain maybe heavy rain especially down the coast. the track could change, the forecast for the rain could change, right now it does seem like it's staying mainly at the coast. monday do we get lingering rain? that's a question. we could, if the track is right. we could end up with a sun an clouds mix and better on labor day. all i can say is stick with us, because we have a lot of runs between now and then. >> firefighters put on out a small garage fire in delaware county and witness an explosion.
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explosion destroys a satellite set to go into space. >> reporter: chopper 6 hd on the scene, you can see the dump truck highway 1 northbound in delaware county. we'll have more when "action news" comes right back.
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as best to protect our families. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. breaking news, chopper 6 hd and karen rogers good morning. >> reporter: chopper 6 hd overhead of this accident involving a dump truck on its side. can you see that right here. look at all the black, looks like there's a fuel spill. they have a truck out here, they are putting gravel on the
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roadway. fire crews still on the scene. dump truck on its side. highway 1 northbound near i-95. it is shut down because of that. route 1 northbound is closed near the ramp to i-95. a big accident it happened a while ago we can see crews on the scene dealing with it. looks like a fuel spill. fire trucks dump truck on its side. it's a mess of a scene chopper 6 hd is live in delaware showing you the problems. let's go to the maps and show you what else wuk -- you can do. highway 1 northbound, they are forcing all traffic off at route 7. use route 40 or 13. we have a close upview of an accident, 422 eastbound. there's a pick up truck involved with the accident, a multi-vehicle accident one of the people involved asked for a ambulance to come to the scene.
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it's off to the side, on 422 eastbound at route 23. but watch they have been blocking the left lane with this accident. taking a another look to show you elsewhere around the region. we have a nice start to the day, rather light volume it's a holiday weekend. i think a lot of people are taking today off. it's the best day of the next few days, enenjoy it if you can. as you step outside, there are no weather-related problems affecting the roads. 67 in allentown. 61 in millville. it's cool and comfortable, high of 82. a fire and explosion damaged a home in delaware county at 2:30 a.m. when crews arrived they found a small fire in the garage. within moments there was an exposition that came from a gasoline tank that spread the fire. firefighters kept the damage to the garage. no one was hurt.
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the launch pad where a space x rocket blew up will open for the first time since the blast. the explosion shook buildings as far away as four miles. space x was conducting a routine test fire launching a satellite for facebook. the falcon nine rocket was being fueled, but they have not determined a cause. >> reporter: welcome back we
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have a few problems on the roads, chopper has been busy flying around that's never a good sign. we're looking live in area, high 1 northbound you see the dump truck on the side. looks like there's a fuel spill. they are dealing with the cleanup right now as you can see them scooping it out, looks like the dump truck overturned causing problems. they have highway 1 northbound shut down. i talked to state police, they say it happened at 4:20 a.m. let's look at 422 eastbound at 23. we see the accident off to the side, david. >> reporter: hurricane hermine made landfall as a category you you -- category one and it's
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been downgraded to a tropical storm. it will get off the coast of the north carolina and be an issue for us later in the weekend. nice day today, dress the kids in shorts and ts if you're among the phew heading to school and wrapping up your first week. nice day, 77 by noon, we're going tore a high of 82 degrees, we'll hit that at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. low humidity a nice day. we'll have more on hermine coming up.
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another deadly hit-and-run the second this week affirm motorist struck and killed a bicyclist overnight. police say the victim had three flashers on the bike. >> reporter: chopper 6 hd live on the scene, looking at the maps right now, chopper showing us what's going on on highway northbound, i just got off the phone with police, haz/mat was on the scene. there was a 50-gallon diesel fuel spill. it's been there since 4:20 a.m. >> reporter: we have lots of sunshine, low humidity, nice break before the weekend. of course, the weekend features
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tropical storm hermine which will make it off the north carolina coast, it will be off our coastline right through wednesday morning. >> watch gray hall over the weekend, he'll get you through hermine. see you later everyone. >> bye.
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comcast business. good morning, america. state of emergency. hurricane hermine slams florida overnight. the first to hit the state in more than a decade. ginger zee on the scene when it hits. the storm pounds the panhandle with winds topping 80 miles per hour. evacuations and rescues overnight. millions on alert along the east coast as the dangerous storm heads north. a weekend washout and travel nightmare for the holiday. breaking right now, global recall. samsung the world's biggest smartphone maker sending a major alert after reports dozens of devices burst into flames. quarterback colin kaepernick once again refuses to stand during the national anthem overnight. this time as service members are honored in front of him on military night. now outrage growing over his protests as more athletes join him across the country. abc news

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