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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> it is day two of the septa strike. getting around philadelphia will be a challenge for a second day. as we take a live look here, this is the 49th street station and we see he some picket workers out there at a septa yard. they've been out actually since we came on the air at 4:00 a.m. this morning. the strike continuing on into day two and this is going to be rough for commuters. >> union leaders rejected septa's latest contract offer so riders will continue to scramble to find another way to work and school.
>> good morning. it is now wednesday, november seconds. of course we continue to follow the strike that's left nearly a half million people in the lurch. >> karen rogers leads off live team coverage. annie mccormick is following those contract talks and gray hall is out there with commuters. >> but first up let's go on over to dave murphy. he's got something to put a smile on your face. it's going to be a really nice day, david. >> yeah, it is and it's already milder than it was yesterday. yesterday we were heading down into the 30's in a lot of neighborhoods or at least the low 40's. today we've got plenty of sunshine on the way a little bit later on with a lack of cloud cover and the numbers are definitely better. we're at 53 degrees in philadelphia currently. just 44 in allentown but that's better than the mid 30's from yesterday morning. and then 50 degrees in trenton. 45 in reading. 48 in wilmington and 57 as you head out the door in cape may. as we roll through the day, it looks like a sunny he to partly sunny sky cover. 49 degrees by 7 o'clock. but quickly marching up from there. 55 degrees by 10 o'clock. by noon, 63. and your lie today is -- high
today is going to be 73 until we fall back to 66:86 o'clock. karen tomorrow is going to be milder but there's the threat of a shower or a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. details on that coming up. you've got an awful lot to talk about again today though. >> that's right. day two of the septa strike that gave so many people lakes whether you were driving your car tried to take regional rails or being stuck in center city. so, of course this means no city buses, subways or trolleys. day two of the septa strike. but what is running norristown high speedline, routes 101, 102 trolleys the lucy loop. not a lot of people take that but that gets you around university city. cct connect and patco high speedline. a lot of people were asking me about that on twitter. they are all running so that's what you can take as an option. of course most people trying to take regional rails as an option. they do all come to the city so that can help you. most all of them do that. already starting to see some minor delays. wilmington/newark line an 11 minute late train warminster line 10 minutes late media
elwyn a train that's 10 minutes late lansdale doylestown 10 minutes late so really not that bad just yet. it's kind of just beginning. yesterday woe saw 30 minute delays across-the-board with some train delays expected up to about an hour so we'll see as that develops. already starting to look a little busy in center city. this is vine street at north broad. you see more and more people commute. yesterday it was so grid locked in the city those delays spilled back onto the ben franklin bridge i was noticing during the morning rush people traveling 6 miles an hour. >> contractor talks are set to resume at some point later this morning and we know annie he that yesterday a deal kind of fell flat. >> reporter: there was a new proposal the union says that they were given by septa that they did quickly reject. septa said after they did conclude their talks for the evening around 1:00 a.m. 33 released -- that he released a statement saying they made
steady progress. ly this is the most optimism we've heard so far during those talks. this is video of some of the picketers more than 4700 transport workers walked off the job yesterday at midnight. local 234 would not go into details about the proposed contract they received late tuesday only saying it barely had anything new and was quickly rejected. guaranteed full pension plans have become deal breakers for the union. median salaries for the employees is $68,000 and they're working to find a contract that remains fair and affordable to the taxpayers and riders who fund septa. congressman bob brady spoke to the media yesterday saying that he is involved in the talks. he is showing his presence here at least and he also says that he is hopeful that this won't go into day two. loafer, this morning do work on your contingency plans. union members told "action news" they're going without pay while they're on the picket lines. >> i'll try to find money whether it be the city, the state or the feds. if we can do that, we'll do
that. whatever we can figure out to do to make sure this thing gets over. >> there's some anxiety, yeah. you know, you wonder, you know, are they talking, are they making any progress, how long we going to be out here but we out here for the duration so however long it takes. >> reporter: we don't want to speak too soon but we're hearing some optimism again during these negotiations it was heard that there was a lot of progress made here last night. of course city and state leaders are also at the table as well. they have a vested interest. yesterday the city had about 1400 employees that had to rely on shuttles just to get to work because they couldn't use septa. for now reporting live outside of the sheraton in center city annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> thank you for that annie. now let's go over to gray hall. he's in olney where riders will try to hop on the fox chase regional rail hoping to get into the he city. we've got some -- saw some serious delays there yesterday gray. what is it looking like right
now? >> reporter: well, tam, surprisingly not too crowded at all. i can tell that you two trains have passed through here in the last 15 minutes or so and they have not been really crowded at all . in fact, that seconds train just left here. safe to say that thousands of passengers did not want to see the strike happen but here we are day two of the strike and the travel headaches continue. let's show you some video that we took for you just yesterday as folks were dealing with this strike. of course regional rails are being used as a backup mode of transportation. one commuter sent "action news" these pictures you're looking at tuesday shopping the inside of suburban station. take a look at this. these lines stretching throughout that terminal. not a fun time for the passengers who have to depend on the regional rails. so many people using regional rails there's a backup causing backlogs and delays. the strike means that the buses trolleys subways they have all stopped impacting hunks of thousands of riders. the regional rail system continuing to operate despite
this strike because those workers actually use -- are a part of a different union but trying to get around, it has been brutal just a nightmare. passengers say they are hoping for that quick resolution. >> as commuters we always have to suffer for what -- what septa wants. and that's unfair to us. we're paying the higher prices and everything. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: so back outer live we expect more traffic here at the olney station. what you're looking at is a couple of workers, what they are positioned out here doing, they are set up for people who want to buy tickets before they get on the train because we expect those trains to be i don't have overcrowded. the conductors just won't have time to deal with the masses of people that are anticipated today to use the regional rails. one more thing to keep in mind. prepare for extra time for your morning and afternoon community also i just spoke with the police officer out here, he wanted us to reminds everyone about bike safety. many people are deciding to
bike to work or school because the trains are overcrowded and of course the buses subways trolleys not working. wear those helmets reflective gear and also lights in the front and the back of your bikes. so we'll continue to watch this strike. hopefully it's not like what happened in 2009 when this strike laughterd for six days. so we'll see what happens. live at the olney station gray hall channel6 "action news." matt, tam. >> good point about those bikes. thank you gray. we'll help you navigate the morning commute with special live reports on 6abc.com and the 6abc news app. they start at 7:00 a.m. tell us how the strike sim packeting your life is impacting your life. use #6abcaction on social media or e-mail us directly at join the action at 6abc.com. >> it is now 6:08 and new this morning former philadelphia fire commissioner harold hairston has died. hairston spent 40 years with the philadelphia fire department. he was the city's first african-american fire commissioner serving from 1992 until his retirement in 2004. fire officials announced his death early this morning but
the circumstances are unknown at this time. >> ♪ >> happening today, bill cosby returns to a montgomery county courtroom for a second day of a pretrial hearing. the 79-year-old is facing charges that he sexually assault heed -- assaulted a temple university employee in 2004. his attorneys are trying to prevent testimony from being admitted during trial. prosecutors reopened the criminal case last year after that deposition was unsealed plus more women came forward accusing cos he bee of -- cos he bee of -- cosby of molesting them. >> dave murphy says the weather will be better. >> it's milder this morning than yesterday. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we are drive. he heading outside we have the ben franklin bridge, the mosh lieu lit up nice and bright. not a lot of wind out there this morning. clear skies. we expect a fair amount of sunshine to come up over the horizon before too much longer
and again it is milder. the temperature right now in the city he is up to 53 degrees. your winds are light at just 5 miles per hour. the coolest spots right now are in the mid 40's which is better than the mid 30's yesterday. and you can see how clouds have evaporated overnight so a good deal of sunshine early and then we'll probably transition to more of a partly sunny sky cover later today. over the next 12 hours here's what to expect. 49 degrees by 8 o'clock. 55 by 10 o'clock. by plan to he -- noon 63. pleasant for a few hours there and then by 5 o'clock back down to 66 and probably by about 65 by 6 o'clock tonight. so it gets a little cooler later in the evening but even that's going to be better than last night. 73 is your lie in trenton, wilmington, philadelphia, reading more of the same really in allentown lancaster and down towards millville and dover. if you're along the cost upper 60's today. tomorrow we'll start out sunny and ahead of a cold front it's going to get even warmer. we'll wind up in the upper 70's tomorrow, how do you like that but way front coming in there will be clouds
increasing to the north and west during evening and then we've got a couple of bands of showers and maybe a couple of gusty thunderstorms here and there along these lines tomorrow afternoon and into perhaps the early evening. this latest model run has all of this off the coast by about 6 o'clock. it could actually linger a little bit longer but the idea here is that we could get a little bit wet and bumpy later in the afternoon and evening tomorrow. your exclusive accuweather 7-day nice and warm today no problems 73. tomorrow 79 degrees for a lie. that's just 1 degree off the record high tomorrow. wouldn't be out of the question that we hit a record high of 80 but we'll have that threat of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. then friday blustery and chilly behind that front a high of 59 degrees and breezy and cool conditions continuing into saturday. saturday's high 62. then don't forget to fall back one hour on the clock when you go to bed saturday night 'cause at 2:00 a.m. daylight savings time ends on sunday. sunday afternoon breezy and 59. look ahead to tuesday, election dame sunny and nice right now with a high of 62. >> hanging i don't and to the
60's. that's good. thanks, david. just about 6:12. a state takeover in atlantic city has become more likely. a look at the mayor's fight later. >> thieves strike a habitat for humanity site but there's something you can do to keep that project on track. karen. >> this is a mess. looking live on woodhaven road at route 13 and look at this traffic. an accident up ahead partially blocking the right lane. police penndot ambulance all on the scene. penndot zooming around and the delay just extends at this point for miles. we're already backed up on the highways. extra volume with the strike. we'll talk about all that when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:15 right now. taking a live look at the chestnut
hill west station from chopper6 live. no activity here right now but another train is due to arrive here in about 20 minutes and there's one that's sitting there right now so maybe they're picking some people up. gray hall just mentioned the fact that police officers want you to be aware that more people may be out on the roads riding their bicycles. a lot of these stations do have bike racks including chestnut hill west. they only fit six so please don't blame me if you get there and it's already filled but do be aware there maybe the option is for you to ride your bike to some of these regional rail stations that are still operating during the
strike. >> karen that was one of the stations where we saw quite a delay yesterday. >> chestnut hill west was one of the lines where we saw delays up to an hour. delays are just beginning on the regional rails as people take that as an option through this strike and we're currently looking at a 16 minute delay on that line we just show you, the chestnut hill west, that's train 18 o he three. so 16 minute delay already. yesterday across the board we saw 30 minute delays. some were extended. these are minor to begin with. 11 minute delay on the wilmington newark warminster 10 minutes late media elwyn 10 minutes lansdale doylestown 10 minutes chestnut hill west so far the largest at 16 minute delay. you don't have your buses trolleys and subways running. so many people trying to take the regional rails seven. finding more volume on the roads because of that as well. so we already have a couple of issues to talk about too. the schuylkill westbound hearing of an accident just coming in westbound near belmont and that's currently traveling 10 miles per hour through that area so the schuylkill extra heavy right now. watch for that accident. 18 miles an hour trying to get
across the city on the vine street expressway. i-95 we saw all these delays earlier yesterday from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m. it was extra heavy for extra long period of time and we're already traveling about 21 miles an hour i-95 so really a slow go there. and also don't forget broad street between spring garden and south street parking is he prohibited on both sides and they are going to tow you so as more people are turning to other alternatives you have to be careful you don't get caught in a worse situation. i want to show you one more problem. look at this mess on woodhaven road. this is route 63 at route 13 in northeast philly. an accident partially blocking the right lane. bic backup with this one so huge accident causing a problem there matt. >> okay, thank you, karen. breaking right now on a manhunt is under way for whoever shot and killed two iowa police officers. both died in ambush attacks. the first officer was sitting alone in his patrol car in the des moines suburb of urban dale when he was gunned down early this morning. now neighboring des moines
police officers responded to assist that department. about 20 minutes later a des moines officer was found shot and killed. during a news conference just minutes ago a sergeant choked back his words as he said there is a clear and present danger to officers as they search for the killer or killers. >> a mission to get families into new homes for the holidays is in jeopardy after someone stole tools from a habitat for humanity construction side. $20,000 worth of equipment was swiped from a location at 16th and fontaine streets in north philadelphia early tuesday morning. thieves cut through locks on the trailers where those tools had been stored. >> what that will do is slow down our building. we have five families who we want to have into their home by christmas and because of this some of these families might not be home for christmas morning. >> one of the homes was to be dedicated this week. habitat for humanity is asking folks to donate new or unused
tools so volunteers can complete the project. >> coming up on 6:19. going all in. atlantic city 's mayor vows to continue fighting a state takeover despite a major setback. david. >> bus stop this morning not as cold as it was yesterday. 50 by 6 o'clock. upper 40's by 8 o'clock. and a fair amount of sunshine coming up with just a few clouds. your 12-hour forecast is coming up next. >> ♪
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we've got problems already on the roads and just getting more information on this accident on the schuylkill expressway. i want to show you the backup here that we'll be dealing with. it's a mess right now on the schuylkill westbound at belmont. we've got an accident that's blocking both lanes. coming in westbound at belmont we're already jammed on the schuylkill approaching the boulevard to approaching gladwyne.
you can see those taillights just not moving at this point on the schuylkill expressway as we look live right now, an accident new coming in on the schuylkill westbound blocking both lanes. traffic not moving anywhere. stick to ridge pike 23 route 30 instead. that one is creating big problems out there. also a disabled vehicle on easton road. an accident on county line road. so problems dave on the roads as more people try to take the roads instead of the rails. >> that's what you ged when you get septa going on strike i guess. numbers are better today. pretty nice day ahead overall. 49 degrees by 8 o'clock and by 10 o'clock 55. if you have to go to the store or do some errands today you might want to wait until the afternoon. it's going to be pleasant. a high of 73 at 3 o'clock with sunny to partly sunny skies. by 6 o'clock back down 66. if you're headed out this morning with temperatures in the upper 40's low 50's you're probably back into the mid 60's by the time you complete your evening commute. our forward forecast over the next 24 hours shows 70's today. of course 50 this morning. but tomorrow morning only getting down to a little below 60 and tomorrow afternoon also
looks warmer. matt warm today, even warmer tomorrow. >> thanks, david. the chicago cubs tied the world series with a flynn to three win over the cleveland indians last night. winner take all game seven is in cleveland tonight. both teams are hung he agree for a victory. the cubs haven't won a world series since 1908. indians trying to stop a drought that dates back to 1948. >> it is 6:23 and team coverage of the septa strike continues in our next half hour. >> first a look at tonight's special report on "action news at 11:00. >> if you were out at a restaurant and someone started choking not able to breathe, would you know what to do? one local family is sharing their tragic story. >> my life has changed and the whole family's life has changed. >> and also why they're pushing for more people especially at restaurants to learn how to help. i'll have their emotional story plus what you need to know to save a life. tonight on "action news" at 11:00.
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priorities usa action is responsible >> ♪ >> welcome back. we want to before you know you back to that breaking news that we have chopper6 high above the schuylkill. take a look at what's going on in the westbound lanes near the belmont exit. we've had an accident there. we see a number of emergency vehicles. everything at this moment looking as though it's been pushed over to the shoulder traffic slowly getting by but a number of vehicles out there dealing with this accident. karen rogers of course is on top of this and will be bringing you a full report at 6:30. a gunman is on the run in philadelphia's juniata park section. he shot his victim in the back last night.
chopper six was over the homicide scene outfrown hundred block of east lycoming street. police recovered the gun that they believe is the murder weapon. >> happening today, leaders in atlantic city are scheduled to speak out about the state rejecting their financial recovery plan. council president marty small says the fix was in and called the state's decision misinformed misguided and biased. that's ac mayor don guardian in the center and he says he'll keep fighting until the city cannot fight any longer. atlantic city proposed laying off 100 workers cutting spending, selling land at the old baeder field and selling new bonds to pay down its debt over five years. the state regulator claims the city's math does not add up. >> 6:27 now. it is day two of the septa strike and the struggle is real. >> taking a live look here at some septa picketers at the tioga-nicetown service station. we'll have full reports on what is going on with contract negotiations and your commute next.
>> good morning. now on "action news," septa strike day two. a live look on one side your screen the tacony station, we see he some septa workers out there. we're told commuters have started to show up behind them. the right sized your screen you see some of the union workers who have been out there on the picket line now for hours and if yesterday was any indicator, we are in store for another day of long lines, canceled trains and gridlock. >> the picketers are back because the union rejected the latest he proposal from septa and since negotiations will not resume until later this morning, commuters should expect more of the same from yesterday. >> good morning. it is 6:30 now on this wednesday november 2nd. city transit at a standstill for a second state day. we're bringing you team coverage once again. >> karen rogers is watching the rails and the roads, anil is updating contract talks and gray hall has a first hands
look at that commute. >> first up we're going to hear from dave murphy. >> you can expect a better morning this morning. temperatures are running about 10 degrees over this time yesterday. satellite shows you cloud cover that's really exited the area overnight so we're expecting a lot of sunshine early and then we'll probably transition to more of a partly sunny sky cover later on. temperatures are better. 53 degrees in philadelphia. we were down around 40 this time yesterday. 44 in allentown where you started out in the mid 30's yesterday and 50 in trenton. 48 in wilmington and 57 in cape may. winds are light again, too. and as we go into the afternoon we're going to get milder. 49 by 7 o'clock. 55 by 10 o'clock. then by noon 63 and your high today is going to be a very pleasant 73 at three clock. although it is november at this point the sun angle is lower and we're going to cool down pretty quickly once that sun gets closer to the horizon at 6 o'clock. 66 degrees there. karen tomorrow is milder but we have the threat of a shower or perhaps a gusty thunderstorm in a couple spots in the after
plan to. details on that coming up. >> all right dave. problems on the roads right now. schuylkill expressway westbound look at the traffic right here as we look live at belmont and check out the travel time. we've jumped up to a 46 minute ride on the schuylkill westbound from the vine to the blue route compared to an easy 17 minute ride eastbound. chopper6 overhead showing us the delay and the reason for it. we've got an accident, was blocking alanyls on the schuylkill for awhile. you can -- alanyls on the schuylkill for awhile. it's been pushed off to the side. a multi vehicle accident on the schuylkill westbound had it shut down near the belmont accident. we can see it has been pushed to the side but you have a lot of traffic that's going to move on through as chopper pans back you can kind of he see the taillights on that stretching for miles at this point so you're jammed approaching the boulevard to approaching gladwyne. traveling about 5 miles an hour at times because of it. yesterday we saw extra early delays on i-95. they were heavy. they were long. things today are looking a little more normal on i-95. southbound traffic -- we just will a live update. we went from 20 to 15 miles an
hour southbound on i-95 here near cottman. a lot of people driving into work instead of trying to take the regional rails because of the delays we've seen with that so let's take a look at one more problem. woodhaven road at route 13 a big accident here causing a major jam up in northeast philadelphia. see the accident pushed off to the side but eastbound traffic jammed from franklin mills to approaching i-95. so, the extra congestion on the roads, a lot of it that we're seeing because of the septa strike. no buses, no trolleys, no subways running and i want to he show you the latest with the regional rails. we're get something delays in here. 11 minute with the wilmington/newark line, 15 minutes with the media elwyn line, 10 minutes with the lansdale doylestown, 11 with the fox chase, 20 minute delays already with chestnut hill west inbound matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. and lets he go over to our annie mccormick. she's been following the talks between septa and its union. they left the table after midnight last night annie with no deal. do we have any cause to be more hopeful today for progress? >> reporter: we talked to
some sources this morning who say they're pretty optimistic. nothing has been signed yet. septa did release a statement late last night saying that they made steady progress. the union though, however, did reject the latest proposal that septa gave them late tuesday. well take a look at this video of picketers more than 4700 transport workers union employees walked off the job after midnight. local 234 would not go into details about that pro he posed contract that they did rehe receive late tuesday, only saying it barely will anything new and was quickly he rejected. however all along guaranteed full pension plans have been the deal breaker for the union. now median salaries for employees according to septa is 68,000 and they are working to find a contract that remains fair and affordable for the taxpayers and riders who fund septa. now, we did speak to congressman bob brady early in the morning around 1:00 a.m. when those talks did wrap up. he did address the media. we also talked to union members who are on the picket line and saying they're going without pay until this is
resolved. >> i'm afraid it went one day. i hope it don't go two. >> with us being on strike the way we are, they're not getting medical, you know, everything stops. so, it doesn't do anybody any good but then you have to look at the other side of the coin. again those talks were optimistic however there is no deal now. those talks did conclude around 1:00 a.m. and are expected to resume sometime this morning. also, in regards to the regional rail issues they had yesterday where those picketers were blocking people from getting in, septa did go to court to get an injunction. they're hoping that that doesn't happen again today. for now reporting live in center city outside of the schler ton annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> thanks annie. regional rails proved to be problematic even though they're still running during the strike. "action news" reporter gray hall has that part of the story live at septa's olney station. gray. >> reporter: good morning to you matt.
we've been here as you know since 4 o'clock this morning. we can tell that you three trains have stopped here so far. they have not been crowded but progressively those trains are getting fuller. we can tell you probably safe to say that the thousands and thousands of workers and people who depend on septa to get around did not want this strike to happen but here we are day two and counting. let's show you video as folks were dealing with day one of this strike. many people depending on the and regional rails as a backup mode of transportation. one commuter sending "action news" these images tuesday showing the inside of suburban station just a nightmare there. you see the long line stretching throughout the terminal. just not a fun experience for those passengers many hoping for this to be over. with so many using the regional rails as a backup this is causing a backlog and those crowded trains. the strike means as you know the buses the trolleys the subway they have all stopped which is impacting hundreds of thousands of riders. the regional rail system continues to operate and that's because they are part of a different union.
we've talked to a lot of folks and they say they want this to be over already. >> frustrated upset. my wife has to get up earl to bring me to the train stop here and it is upsetting. when i come out of work it's a nightmare at suburban station. takes forever. it's been a nightmare. hope this is over soon. >> reporter: what was it like yesterday? how long did it take you to get home. >> it took me over an hour. usually it's a 20 minute commute. >> reporter: all right, there we heard from one commuter frustrated. folks have been using the word hectic this morning. back outer live what you're seeing not too many people here. there's some workers here and what they are doing, they are manning the station here, they're taking tickets from those who want to pay before they get on the train and that's because the conductor we anticipate will be overwhelmed by the masses of people who will be using the regional rail because of this strike. some important information that we want to share with you this morning. we talked to a police officer not too long ago. he says many people are
deciding to bike it to work, to school or wherever they have to go. he says keep safety in mind. remember if you're going to use your bicycle, wear a helmet. make sure you have on some reflective clothing and lights in the front and back of the bike and of course to give you some perspective the last time septa went on strike 2009 it lasted six days. we're hoping that is not the case this time. live here in oleine, gray -- oly gray hall channel6 "action news." >> the worker shuttle is back in service. the shuttle runs from the municipal services building across from city hall. we will help you navigate the morning commute with special live reports on 6abc.com and the 6abc news app. you can watch them starting at 7:00 a.m. >> so a lot of people out there like that man may be in for quite a hike outside. david you say at least the weather will cooperate. >> if the weather is better and if you're riding a bike safety first but it's actually going to be better for that the next couple of days with
the exception of thursday afternoon. we'll talk more about that in a second. storm tracker6 live double scan right now and we are showing dry conditions this morning. taking a look outside there's the ben franklin bridge. i-95 in the four -- foreground. temperatures running 10 degrees milder this morning than yesterday in most neighborhoods. 53 degrees in philadelphia, 48 degrees in wilmington, 50 in trenton, 44 in allentown, 47 in millville 57 cape may. clouds evaporated overnight. looks like we'll start out with a lot of sunshine in most neighborhoods so sunglasses if you're behind the wheel or just taking a stroll. later this afternoon we'll probably transition to more of a partly sunny sky cover. up in the lehigh valley today partly sunny and warmer, a high of 72 degrees on the thermometer. down the shore probably holding in the 60's but upper 60's in most spots. we'll go 67 in a.c., partly sunny not as chilly as yesterday and then in philadelphia a pleasant afternoon with a high of 73 degrees beneath those partly sunny skies. winds a little bit stronger than yesterday but that seven
to 14 miles per hour breeze is a pretty light clip. i think it will be a comfortable breeze as you're walking around. overnight it stays even milder. 58 degrees. so not too far below 60 for an overnight low. partly cloudy, mild and winds slackening off a little bit. then tomorrow we're going to start out with sunshine. a cold front comes in during the afternoon and ahead of it we're really going to zoom. we'll probably get up into the upper 70's tomorrow but as is often the case when you start to get that real warm in it's usually because a front is coming in. as soon as 11:30 in the morning we could start to see showers build ahead of that front in allentown and then as we go through the afternoon and early evening, there is the chance of a couple of waves of showers coming through and we might even see a gusty thunderstorm or two. the latest model run has this off the coast by 6:00. it might actually hang in there over parts of the region into the early evening. either way, it's done pretty quickly tomorrow night. 73 is today's high nice and warm. tomorrow very warm with a high of 79 but a passing shower or thunderstorm is possible mainly in the afternoon. and then friday blustery and
chilly behind that departing front, a high of just 59 degrees and you'll be hunching your shoulders that day. saturday breezy and cool 62 degrees, pretty pleasant fall weather for the unity cup at citizens bank park. remember to set the clocks back one hour when you go to bed saturday night. it's that good one and then 59 sunny and breezy on sunday. hey, check out election day. sunny and nice, 62. whew. i hate it when it rains on election day. >> i hate it when there's a transit strike on election day. let's hope there isn't one. >> 6:41. up next a search for a hit-and-run driver in south jersey. >> plus a traffic stop spells trouble for a philadelphia eagle. police say he had a weapon and drugs in the car. karen. >> chopper6 live on the scene. a multi vehicle accident on the schuylkill pushed off to the shoulder. still big delays westbound approaching gladwyne. we'll talk about the delays on the highways and the problems with regional rails some new numbers coming in on delays when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a lie look here. mobile6 making its way through center city going west there through market street. we just saw 30th street station a moment ago. as of now,
traffic is looking pretty decent but we know as the commute goes on it is likely to build and build heavily. >> and so if you use a car to travel typically karen rogers has not forgotten about you. >> no, we haven't and you won't soon forget the delays on the schuylkill. i've got to he show that you travel time. are you seeing it there at the bottom of your screen? it is a 72 minute ride already on the schuylkill expressway. that's a nightmare.
schuylkill westbound from the vine to the blue route 72 minutes because both lanes were blocked for awhile with an accident schuylkill westbound right now. don't know what that is but we're going to shut it off. on the schuylkill westbound right now alarms are ringing because it's alarming. this is the schuylkill past montgomery drive. that was my reminder to check the schuylkill and it's really jammed right now. that accident has been moved off to the shoulder. police remain on the scene and that's what's leading to huge delays there on the schuylkill and we've gone down to 3 miles an hour on the schuylkill westbound so jammed solid at this point on the schuylkill expressway past montgomery drive to approaching gladwyne. i-95 also really jammed, 15 miles an hour at cottman. 27 at girard. it's kind of normal right there. but just watch for that on the schuylkill and don't forget broad street between spring garden and south street both sides no parking, they'll tow your car. so a lot of people feeling the impacts obviously from the strike and let's go over some of the latest coming in towels right now with mass transit many people taking the regional rails 'cause you don't have buses, you don't
have city buses, trolleys or subways but 10 minutes late on the airport line media elwyn a 15 minute late train but how about the manayunk norristown line. already having a problem with overcrowding so the train just expressing so you've been sitting there waiting for the train and it's just bypassing you because it's too crowded to stop. fox chase line 26 minute ride. 26 minute delay right now with one of the fox chain line trains. 20 minute delay with chestnut hill west. big problems coming in not only just on the roads but certainly on the rails and if you are waiting for that train at least it's more milder than yesterday. 53 degrees headed up to 73 matt. >> thanks karen. let us know how the strike is affecting you by sharing your stories with us. use #6abc action on social media or e-mail us at join the action at 6abc.com. >> new this morning, a driver in south jersey hit a man in the street and then fled the scene. investigators blocked off the crime scene in buena vista township last night. the hit-and-run critically injured a 25 yield man and police are still working on a
vehicle description. >> eagles wide receiver josh huff is facing gun and drug charges from a traffic stop along the walt whitman bridge. the delaware river port authority says its officers pulled huff over for speeding yesterday morning and say they found a small amount of marijuana and a gun in huff's car. huff's gun is registered in texas. it is recognized in pennsylvania but not in new jersey. court documents also say huff had a magazine with six hollow nose bullets. huff's attorney acknowledges he and his client face an uphill battle. >> these types of cases are difficult in every state across the country and all states are different but the fact is he had a valid permit to carry in texas, the weapon was lawfully registered to him, it was not loaded while he was transporting the weapon >> huff was arrested and later released from there camden county jail. the eagles say they are gathering information about the incident. >> ♪
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ambushed and killed targeted after responding to a report of shots fired. one of the officers killed while sitting in his car. the manhunt for the suspect is under way this morning. and the race for the white house new tracking polls this morning showing the candidates in a dead heat. hillary ramping up the attacks on the trail as her is your gates are out in full force. and all tied up. cubs forcing game seven that big win over the cleveland indians and how about that grand slam first we've seen in the series in more than a decade. live in cleveland ahead of tonight's final show down lara is in nashville for the cma's. she's announcing two award winners this morning and we have two live performances from the one and only dirk bently that's all coming up here on "gma." so if you can't get to work because of the transit strike just stay here watch you, watch us. >> that's a good idea and the fact that the cmas are honoring dolly parton. i can't wait. you know it's going to be incredible uh-oh, tam --
>> hi, robin. [laughter] >> she was going the say something. >> she's got to get ready for the show. i love dolly parton too. major problems on the schuylkill expressway. let's he show you this ride right now. you probably thought schuylkill expressway i'll have no problems at least i don't have to deal with the transit strike. no, a 72 minute ride from the vine to the blue route. look at that traffic. you're not moving. the schuylkill past the boulevard you're jammed past montgomery to approaching gladwyne due to an accident was blocking alanyls. it's on the shoulder now but the damage is done and that delay is just horrendous. north wales a problem with the railroad gates that broke and they're laying in the roadway but of course the big issue is the septa strike and look at the delays we're seeing. we've got a couple of trains now, the manayunk norristown line and chestnut hill east just bypassing stations because they're too crowded to stop at this point dave. >> karen on the big board we have a jacket on the kids. it's about 10 degrees milder this morning than it was yesterday but still cool fluff for a jacket with upper 40's in some neighborhoods. this afternoon it is shorts and t's and here's why. 49 degrees by 8 o'clock.
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>> "action news" viewer colleen just tweeted this picture saying this is what it looks like inside the first train of the day on the manayunk norristown regional rail line and that train colleen said had only two cars which is why it was so stuffed. share your pictures and stories of how the septa strike is affecting you by using the #6abcaction. >> i remember i was just reporting they're bypassing stations because they're overcrowded on that line. our delay on the schuylkill westbound now a 50 minute ride from the vine to the blue route a-new problem here a disabled vehicle off to the side an accident up ahead past gladwyne. huge delays on the schuylkill and recently took you over an hour to travel westbound and let's get to those regional rail delays right now. we are seeing trains manayunk norristown line chestnut hill east bypassing stations because they're too crowded to stop. dave. >> cool out there this morning karen 10 or so degrees better than yesterday. 44 in allentown. this afternoon a high of 73.
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