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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> breaking this morning, septa workers are on strike. twu local 234 workers walked off the job just after the midnight deadline over their expired contract deal. >> the strike leaves more than 400,000 bus trolley and subway commuters without a ride this morning. the head of the union that represents the 5,000 plus strike workers says negotiators will workday and night to try to reach an agreement. >> good morning. it's 4 o'clock on this tuesday, november 1st. we're on the air earl to bring you live team coverage of the septa strike. >> karen rogers will let us know what services are
impacted how this will impact your commute. >> and "action news" reporters annie mccormick, john rawlins and bob brooks are gathering details to bring us live reports throughout the morning. >> let's start you off with meteorologist dave murphy. some people might have to walk to work and school today, david. >> they might. fortunately it's not raining out there. in fact as you look at satellite we're going to get some sun up over the horizon later this morning and then eventually later today a few more clouds streak in but it does look like it's going to be bright. still kind of cool. 41 degrees in philadelphia, 31 down below the freezing mark in allentown, 36 trenton, 34 millville, 49 cape may and as we roll through the day look for lots of sun but it stays cool. 40 degrees bicep clock. by 10 o'clock, 46. if you're trying to get around the city without septa by noon you're at 54 and your high will be 62 before slipping back to 59 at 6 o'clock. karen rogers. >> a septa strike affecting so many people. let's run down exactly what is and is not running right now. starting off with city buses.
no city buses running with this strike. suburban buses are running certainly expect overcrowding. the broad and market frankford subways not running, completely stopped with this strike. also the trolleys, route 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, 36 not running. 101 and 102 norristown high speedline that is running during the strike so this is affecting so many people. expect overcrowding. remember, we already have problems with the reaches because of the problems that we've had for months continuing. they're not at full capacity yet. we've seen many occasions where the regional rails are overcrowded skipping stations. expect that again today. don't forget that station that is sell tickets in advance you'll need to get that ticket in advance. you're not going to be able to give cash on the regional rails so that is going to be causing problems too with overcrowding. they're allowing you to pull up in the bus zones to kind of drop people off. we expect a lot of that today. we'll be following the problems with the regional rails overcrowding because what's not running.
we've got septa not running. huge problems right now that we expect through the morning and we'll be on top of it around the clock. we expect extra congestion on the highways as people are driving to work. right now looking at the vine street expressway in the clear but the big problem with the septa strike we're going to be following that through the morning matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. let's get out right now and head on over to "action news" reporter annie mccormick live outside the sheraton in center city. that's where septa officials and union leaders have been negotiating around the clock but thus far unsuccessfully. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam. that's right, they are still on strike. however, last night after making a statement just after midnight the head of the union said that they were going to go back to the table and continue to try negotiations throughout the night. for their part septa says they also want to continue those negotiations as well. take a look at this video. this is video of striking workers up in the northeast at bustleton. now, more than 4700 local tw
u2 34 members stopped work on the job at 12:01. septa suggested the union work through the negotiations and pass the midnight deadline and of a variety strange the president willie brown said they had to draw line in the sand after two years of negotiating. brown said they did agree on a few minor things. driver fatigue however is still an issue and so he is healthcare but the main sticking point is pensions. yesterday sources said both sides were tens of millions of dollars apart on this issue and a source said last night management gets a pension on full pay while union workers get a pension on partial pay and that is the deal breaker. brown spoke to the media just after midnight. take a listen. >> we have concede on a lot of things. we have been working this for two years. you know, and the thing that gets me the most is when you consider pensions, when you ask about the pensions we're not being agreed he deal. i think septa slapped the riding public in the face they slapped the taxpayers in the face when they told you they
going to do pension reform. instead of doing pension he reform what they did was lined their pockets. >> reporter: now, septa released a statement saying in part mr. brown walked away from a contract offer that would have provided his members pay raises and enhanced pension benefits maintained healthcare coverage levels and continue job security both governor wolf and mayor kenney are also weighing in saying this could be devastating to individuals and families. they're urging both sides to continue their negotiations and to come to an agreement. for now reporting live in center city, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> annie, thank you for that. septa estimates that 56,000 school children in philadelphia ride its trains buses and trolleys in order to get to school. philadelphia public and charter schools are opened today. archdiocesan schools are closed for a religious holiday. the school district says students who use septa and are unable to attend school due to lack of transportation will
get an excused absence. students who arrive late will not be marked tardy. yellow school buses will continue to operate. >> "action news" reporter john rawlins is live at the 69th street transportation center in upper darby. john this is an area where septa riders are going to find trouble going if point a to point b. >> reporter: that is correct. sixty-ninth street station is kind of interesting. it has both suburban service and city transit service here. normally it would have both operating and running by now. the city transit is out on a strike. suburban is operate, that's the good news but it is going to make for problems. it's quiet here, it's still pretty early but let me set the scene. around the corner on victory avenue we should have video of pickets there from the twu. they assembled there shortly after midnight. most of the folks here are involved with the market frankford line they maintain and operate the line. this is the western term us in for the market frankford line. they are being watched closely by police. in the meantime early commuters are trying to find a
work around this city transit strike. it's not been easy for them. >> frustrated. but motivated. i have to get to work. >> reporter: dante lowry normally grabs a bus in west philadelphia and then transfers to a suburban trolley here at 69th street station butter with the strike that means there is no city transit operating this morning. >> just had to walk 17 blocks. had to walk 17 blocks. weren't 04 is running. i hope it's running. >> reporter: courtney helms was headed in the opposite direction leaded to west philadelphia where there is no service. >> i came from ups hub and i'm going to 63rd and vine. >> reporter: so you were able to get a suburban bus to here. >> and that's it. >> reporter: now you got to get home. >> yeah. >> reporter: how are you going to do that? >> i don't know. i guess i'm going to be walking. >> reporter: there's a theme there. a lot of people are probably going have to be walking. they're certainly going to
have to find alternate means. we have seen shuttle buses contracted to help transport people who come in on the suburban sifted station stop here and try to get to work. several companies have hired shuttle buses picking up some of their early arrivals not too long ago and were taking them to work in the city but for the most part unless you've made some sorter of plan it's going to be a difficult day getting through the city of philadelphia if you normally depend on city transit service. live at 69th street john rawlins channel6 "action news." back to you. >> we'll be helping you navigate the morning commute throughout the morning. we'll also bring you special live cut ins on 6abc.com and the 6abc news app starting at 7:00 a.m. >> also breaking this morning, two men were injured in a fast moving house fire. the fire broke out on the 3300 block of comly road in the city's somerton section shortly after midnight. crews rescued a 40 he-year-old an 52-year-old man. both suffered smoke inhalation and burns and were rushed to the hospital. they were upgraded early this
morning to stable condition but still so far no word on what kicked off that fire. >> ♪ >> new this morning, a new 6abc franklin and marshall college poll one week before the election shows hillary clinton is holding onto her lead in pennsylvania. the numbers just show clinton at 49 percent to donald trump's 38 percent among likely voters in the hotly contested senate race democrat katie mcginty is leading republican incumbent pat toomey 47 to 35 percent among likely voters. one in six remain undecided. the margin of error is plus or minor 5 percent. the gas tax is new jersey is now 23 cents more per gallon. the hike went into effect at midnight. it is the garden state's first gas tax hike since 1988. governor chris christie wants to set the tax revenue aside to fund transportation projects. that decision will be up to the voters in a referendum on election day. >> now let's turn and talk about accuweather.
a lot of people will be taking a long walk to get to where they're going. >> and it's going to be a chilly morning, kind of a cool walk home, too. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that we're dry fortunately. as we take a look outside we have clear skies overhead, lots of sunshine on the way a little later this morning and the winds aren't too light so there are a lot of factors playing in our favor but it is a cool start. 41 degrees right now in philadelphia. your low dewpoint negates that dry air. winds out of the northeast at just 6 miles per hour this morning. most of us dealing with single digit winds in some places it's calm. there you see the promise of sunshine with the lack of cloud cover, a little bit of high cloud cover may streak in during the day but it's not going to be too bad. here's where numbers are going over the next 12 hours. 39 degrees on the bus stop by 8 o'clock. 46 degrees by 10 o'clock. 54 degrees by noon. and then by 3 o'clock, 62. that's going to be your high a little better than yesterday and still holding 60 by about 5 o'clock. if you're traveling home around 6 o'clock you're probably starting to get into the up are 50's. high temperatures this afternoon across the region, it looks like we'll get up to about 60 or so he in
allentown, reading, trenton, wilmington and of course philadelphia and millville. even down the shore 61 degrees in cape may. very even numbers today. things do change in a hurry tomorrow, though. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 62 degrees, a nice november start today with a fair amount of sunshine and some occasional high clouds particularly this afternoon. and then tomorrow, a southerly flow kicks in, bringing those numbers up from the south. we're going to wind up with a high of 73 degrees tomorrow, nice and warm and that surge continues on thursday ahead of an approaching cold front. a high up to 78 degrees but sun will give way to clouds and in the afternoon or evening at some point we'll be looking at the arrival of some thunderstorms and showers. and then friday sunny breezy and cool back to 60. for the weekends sunny and chilly on saturday, a high of just 59 degrees. the unity cup at citizens bank park, the compilation or championship game i should say of that inner city -- or in-city soccer tournament we're dealing with, really nice first year event. clouds, some sun on sunday,
59 degrees. remember saturday night into sunday you want to fall back one hour on the clock. it's that time of year. and then finally on monday partly sunny skies and 62 degrees. so, a surge of temperatures tomorrow and thursday and then we're back to reality but it's a pretty nice reality with mainly dry weather. might be a little pop-up shower on sunday but that's about it. >> okay, thank you david. it is now 4:12 and a septa strike is on this morning. we'll get another live report from a septa station that's coming up. >> new this morning a philadelphia woman finds this school bus on her lawn and she has no idea where it came from. >> and transportation workers stumble upon a vehicle in a ditch and find a man trapped inside. karen. >> with the septa strike we've got city buses, the broad street subway, market frankford, some of your trolleys not running this morning. we're going run down the list and check your majors when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 4:14, tuesday, first day in the month of november and the first day of the septa strike. we're live on mobile6 here creeping along at tenth and market streets here in center city. and not so much traffic here right now but you do expect more people on the roads and maybe even walking about because typically people that use septa won't be able to do so this morning. >> let's go on over to karen rogers. she is -- will be the focus of this morning as people try to understand what's going on. good morning. >> and so crippling for your morning commute to think septa just not running. this is day one here. city buses not running. suburban buses are running. so you can take the suburban buses. we've got the market and frankford subways not running. that's a big one. also not running, trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 15, 34, 36. now the 101, one oh he two trolley they are running as well as the norristown high speedline. trying to understand for you what's running and not running but certainly causing so many problems through the morning. you can take the regional rails but we're already having problems with overcrowding
with the regional rails so we expect that especially as you get to those stops closer to the city. as we've seen many times already with the problems that we've had with regional rails, we've seen the trains just bypassing certain stations. they have added some extra trains to try to help with this but we expect overcrowding with the regional rails to be a major issue. as we look outside live on i-95 expecting more people on the roads and right now we've got an accident. this is on i-95 here northeast philadelphia between street road and woodhaven road as you're heading southbound towards academy you can see the flashing lights with police. we've got an accident blocking the left lane. penndot on the scene. traffic slowing past the scene. looking on your majors that's our only accident here. the blue route and schuylkill moving nicely. we expect more people hanging out at those regional rails waiting nor train to come or maybe walking to work and it's a cool morning. 28 degrees in martins creek. temperatures almost 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. 30 in quakertown sitting below the freezing mark pottstown, right at it in coatesville. 36 saint davids, run in systems it will be a sunny day
today but only 33 he in hammonton right now. 35 in glassboro. 38 degrees in dover, delaware. matt and tam. >> all right, thank you, karen. let's go on over now to "action news" reporter bob brooks for a live look at the only station. bob that's usually a packed busy station on a workday morning. >> reporter: tamala, good morning. we expect it to be even more crowded because of the strike that's happening. you can see behind me here nobody here right now but again that's 100 percent going to change as the regional rail line one of the only -- it is the only train that's in and around the city available during the strike. so, we expect it to get jam packed this morning. i want to bring up some video here. you're going to see this is from the frankford transportation center just moments after that strike was announced. as you can imagine riders there they weren't very happy. we'll hear from them in just a second but again, 400,000 plus riders depend on septa every day obviously we hope things turn out well for commuters though. this no doubt is going to be a huge inconvenience. now, on top of the regional
rail line there are some other bus and trolley routes still in service around the city. it's limited so please check in on what those are. now also the ride sharing company uber is expanding their services. i want to bring up a graphic be and -- an man. uber pool is expanding its service during the strike. this is one way to try and keep your costs down during the strike. it's a little cheaper. 75 percent cheap her than regular uber x. uber pool coverage is going to expand the entire septa system while it's happening. this is that new coverage map that is on your screen right now. it's an 800 percent increase adding service to cover 59 new station right now for at least weren't septa rider we spoke with that does not matter. she's pretty upset and disapp pointed it had to come to this. >> it's affecting everybody. there's kids that have to go to school, parents that have to get to work. there's people that have to go about their dale life and they're not going to be able
to and it just doesn't make sense to me. instead of everybody just walking away, i think there should be like a more mature way of handling things instead of just walking away from stuff. >> reporter: another live look here at the olney regional rail line station. nobody here but again that is 100 percent going change once the morning rush comes in. a lot of companies have put out contingency plans to help their employees get to work in a timely manner and that includes the city. the city's plan is to provide a free shuttle for city employees along the broad street line and market frankford line with 12 buses but you do need to he show proof of city employment so you'll want to keep that in mind. for now reporting live in olney, bob brooks channel6 "action news. >> bob, thank you for that. we want to know how the septa strike is impacting you. share your commuter stories with us. use the #6abcaction on social media or e-mail us at join the action at 6abc.com. >> ♪ >> new on "action news," a philadelphia woman is trying to figure out how a school bus ended up in her front yard.
the action cam was along the 1400 block of east barringer street in the city's west oak lane section last night. deidre myers believes the bus belongs to a corner on the day care of her block. somehow it rolled down the street and came to a rest on her front lawn. >> the only thing i can tell you is i want it off. i'm tired of the whole situation. >> amazingly the bus is not believed to have struck anything or anyone on its mystery route. >> into her yard. it's 4:20. we'll get another live look at how the septa strike will impact the morning commuter. that's coming up. >> and a new study suggests your race or gender may determine how long you will
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newspapers out and we also see some picketers who have been standing there on the line. septa going on strike at 12:01 this morning. 400,000 riders, 60,000 students affected and you might say what is this all about? it's pay, it's pension, it's healthcare, it's work rules but we're told the key he is the pension. the workers saying management has a pension based on full pay. ours is based on partial pay. we want what they have. septa saying that's not going to happen. we'll see how it turns out. >> hard to imagine right you're trying to get to work, trying get to school and you have so little options here at this point. let's run through what's not running at this point. the city buses, broad street subways, broad ridge spur, not running today. market frankford subway, trolley, routes 10, 11, 13, not running. also route 1515, 34, 36 trolleys not running. you can take regional rails but he we have overcrowding. we have to get there early. at stations that sell the
tickets you'll need to get the tickets in advance and not show up with cash. we expect more traffic on the roads because of this too. people driving to work. this is the schuylkill near montgomery drive. expect extra traffic, expect parking garages lots to be fuller than normal. right now no problems on the schuylkill. in new jersey 295 near route 47 we've got construction there blocking the left lane until 5 o'clock, dave. >> karen, the local school buses are still running and if you're going to be standing on the bus stop this morning 41 degrees by 6 o'clock and down to 39 by 8 o'clock. a little cooler in the suburbs. of course if it's a septa bus you usually take in philadelphia, you're going have to figure something else out and it is going to be a cool walk for you. as we go through the day 39 degrees by 8 o'clock, 46 by 10 o'clock and the afternoon stays cool. 54 by noon, a high of 62 around 3 o'clock and then 57 by 6 o'clock. mostly sunny skies with a few occasional clouds and not much wind out there. if you're traveling to the airport, well, we've got all green aircraft no, major delays and no sign of rain right now in any of our big travel cities, matt. >> thanks, david. new on "action news" here,
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priorities usa action is responsible >> ♪ >> breaking now on "action news" septa is on strike. here's a live look at the fern rock station in philadelphia. more than 5,000 workers walked off the job just after midnight. the two sides are said to be miles apart on several issues but contract talks are still going on right now. >> now, this affects the hundreds of thousands of people who take city buses subways and trolleys to work and school every day and even if you normally drive, this is going to still impact you. expect to see a lot more cars joining you out there on the roads. >> good morning, everyone, its 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday november 1st. >> karen rogers leads our team coverage of the septa strike and our reporters are