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opening literally in about four seconds. we're counting down now. >> it looks like people are up early and ready to do so as the time tick asway on our election clock, bang, right now the election day has officially begun in the -- and the polls at this cherry hill polling place are now officially opened to voters. >> and of course we also have your accuweather and your traffic. let's go out to dave murphy who says it's a great day if you find yourself standing in a little bit of a line and karen rogers is taking a look at the commute. good morning. >> most of day looks unseasonably mild. right now we're chill to start out. take a look at satellite. we'll see plenty of sunshine coming up over the horizon before long as there's the lack of any significant cloud cover and right now i see practically no clouds over the terrace. maybe a few more developing later in the day. we have slipped to 40 degrees in philadelphia and we're down below the freezing mark in allentown and reading. in fact a lot of suburbs in the 30's, so, yes, as the polls open right now in new jersey and in one hour in delaware and in pennsylvania,
you are going to be chilly. winds are light, though. only 5 miles per hour in philadelphia and a lot of spots calm so we're not talking wind chill. and as you head out to vote today here's what to expect. by 7 o'clock, probably still on our about 40 in philadelphia. by noon, though, up to 62, very comfortable, light winds and by 3 o'clock still fairly sunny and 69, that's your high. by 6 o'clock, 61 and if you're getting there closer to when the polls close at 8 o'clock look for a temperature of about 57 and some rural areas a little bit cooler but generally speaking a very nice day to vote. tomorrow we have cooler air returning and some showers. i'll have that on future tracker6 for you, karen. >> all right, dave. the septa strike is over. that means today is the first morning commute where you have everything running back to normal. buses trolleys subways you'll be all good to go. referrals we still expect some delays and seeing a couple already. we've had one on the paoli thorndale a train that's 20 minutes law. trenton line we've had a train that's 10 minutes late so we expect trains 10 to 20 minutes late. hopefully that's all we get with the regional rail delays.
live on the schuylkill expressway looking good so far. this is at montgomery drive. that's your westbound traffic headed towards the boulevard. we had an accident up ahead towards the boulevard but it cleared so now traffic moving nicely on the schuylkill. vine street expressway nice and clear right now and we had a lot of closures around independence mall for last night's rally. they've all reopened so things should be better for you getting around the city this morning. one issue in the suburbs in lower moreland township welsh road shut down near hundreding done pike. an accident where a vehicle ran into a pole and took it down. stick to philmont avenue or moreland road. >> thank you karen. today is election day. have you heard. it puts a cap on one of the strangest presidential campaigns our country has ever seen. seems like many americans have anxiety over their decision and the possible outcome. >> and a lot of that anxiety has been connected to the polls which are showing a still tight race. here's where things stand. hillary clinton is leading donald trump by four points in the latest abc news poll. >> "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in philadelphia where the polls open at 7:00 a.m. annie mccormick is live in
cherry hill new jersey and annie, they could be voting right now. >> reporter: yeah, matt, that's right. in fact i want to step out of the shot so you can look inside there. we have been here since people at this polling location have been setting up and now it looks like about five or six people are actually in line. it's pretty cold out so nice to wait in line indoors. now, i also want to give you a little heads up about what donald trump was up to leading up to election day. katherine will talk about hillary clinton in just a moment. but in the final hours, donald trump covered thousands of miles hitting five states in 12 hours. sarasota florida raleigh north carolina, scranton pennsylvania, grand rapids michigan and manchester new hampshire where hey joined by his family. now on yesterday's campaign trail the real estate tycoon talked about the polls saying he is leading in most battleground states but the latest national polls show him trailing close behind clinton. now, he knocked clinton saying she needed celebrities and
musicians to draw crowds. well, trump also spoke to an electrified crowd early this morning in michigan. take a listen. >> we're going have a great victory tomorrow, folks. we're going to have a great victory. [cheers and applause] they have no idea. >> reporter: and back out here live you see some people at the door there. i wonder if that's because the line is actually spilling out the door. nope, they're at the wrong door. but it is filling up here. now there's about eight people so there is something to be said for the early bird getting the worm. people here in new jersey all across the state 6:00 a.m. is when the doors open. they close at 8:00 p.m. for now reporting live in cherry hill, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> getting the job done. thanks annie. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at a polling place in philadelphia's mount airy section which opens a little later this morning. katherine. >> reporter: matt that's right. there's been a long leadup but guess what? we made it. it is finally election day but
there's one last thing you have to do. you have to get out and vote today. we're in mounts a airy as we mentioned at grace pitch fannie episcopal church one of the many polling places. you can see the lights are on inside. there are people inside getting ready. voters can come in less than one hour to start casting their ballots. both major candidates made their final campaign trail stops in pennsylvania and hillary clinton was here in philadelphia. thousands of people packed independence mall last night as clinton made her final pitch to pennsylvania voters before heading to raleigh north carolina. she was joined by president obama and the first lady, husband bill clinton and daughter chelsea were there jon bon jovi performed as did bruce springsteen. pennsylvania is one of the battleground states for those candidates and in this last push clinton urged her supporters to get out and vote today. >> i want you to be able to say that you did vote, you voted for an inclusive, big
hearted, open mined country future that will make sure that we all keep moving together because i do believe we are stronger together. >> reporter: and back here live at grace epiphany church. they're getting ready for the polls which open at 7 o'clock across pennsylvania. they chose at 8 o'clock tonight. now we obviously all know that this is a presidential election but there are also a lot of state and local races that are important as well. we are live in mount airy katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> thank you for that katherine. and the candidates for pennsylvania's hotly contested u.s. senate seat were out drumming up votes until the last minute. incumbent republican pat toomey wrapped up a six stop statewide tour last night with a rally in bethlehem. earlier he visited with law enforcement along with fire and paramedic unions in northeast philadelphia. now polls are showing a tight race between toomey and democrat challenger katie mcginty. one that could determine whether republicans keep their senate majority.
it is 6:06 and mcagainst capped off a busy day of campaigning by attending that big rally on independence mall with hillary clinton. yesterday the pair first campaigned together at the university of pittsburgh. mcginty's fate could be tied to clinton's here in pennsylvania where most people do tend to vote along party lines. the race between toomey and mcginty have spent more than $160 million spent since the beginning of the year. join jim gardner and our panel of experts following local state and national races. that starts tonight at 8:00 p.m. on 6abc.com. >> septa says it is on track to restore full service to its trains buses and subways on this election day. you saw it right here on 6abc yesterday as septa and the union representatives area nounsd a tentative agreement. the week long strike resulted in traffic gridlock around the city during rush hours crowded and delayed regional rail service and led to higher absenteeism at the city's high schools. it was the transit union's
ninth strike since 1975 which works out to a strike every 4.5 years, almost as often as we elect a president. having election dale during the middle of the week when everyone is supposed to be working doesn't seem to make much sense does it? and some major companies are doing something about that. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square with our market watch report. maribel. >> reporter: hi, good morning matt. general motors is one of the companies making election day a paid holiday. others include ford square hurst publishing and patagonia. telling them every vote counts. patagonia closing ought retail stores headquarters and distribution centers. stocks rallied after the fbi cleared hillary clinton. futures pointing to a slightly lower open. a report on job openings we'll be watching for later today. that's the latest on biz back to you matt and tam. >> thank you maribel. >> nice election day. >> it is. chilly to start out you almost
have that in november around here but it's sunny dry light winds and mild later. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you the dry part of the story and let's see if sky6 is picking that you bright part of the story. yes, we're getting ready to seat sun come up over the horizon. happening earlier and earlier because of the time change. temps starting out cool. we're at 40 degrees in philadelphia and its majority of the suburbs are in the low to mid 30's right now. so, it's coat weather as you head out the door. as i said winds are light, only 5 miles per hour in philadelphia currently and a lot of spots looking at calm winds. there are some clouds out to the west that might try and filter in as the day goes on but a sunny start and no worse than some with sun and clouds later on. we'll go for an average temperature of 38 degrees. outlying suburbs easterly. in philadelphia maybe a little bit milder. the polls are already opened in new jersey where we're sitting on the and average at about 35 degrees under clear skies. and in delaware at 37 degrees but all of these numbers are going to advance quickly.
and here's what it's going to look like in philadelphia. by 10 o'clock we're already up to 53. and if you're voting at lunchtime, well, you picked a good day and a good time of day. 62 degrees is the temperature there. and your high this afternoon 69 degrees. kids might have that jacket over the shoulder on the way home if they're going to school today. 5 o'clock 63 degrees. are schools in today? some are off. >> some are off. >> some are off but not all. 69 degrees is your high at 3 o'clock and by 5 o'clock 63 degrees and as we drop down to 8 o'clock when the polls close, probably the mid to upper 50's across the immediate region so very nice mild conditions, light wind lots of sun for election day. high temperatures across the region 68 in allentown, more of the same in lancaster and reading. 67 in trenton. 66 in wilmington. and mid 60's for millville all the way down to cape may new jersey. tomorrow we've got a front coming through and behind it we'll be cooler. 58 degrees is the high. damp and dreary at times too. in fact by the time we're on the air at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow
and we will be on early to report any of those election results that don't come in before you go bed, it does look like we're going to have some showers coming through. by 9 o'clock they're over the area for the morning rush hour but hopefully gone by about 4 o'clock or 5 o'clock in the afternoon. your seven day, today's high 69, a mild election day. tomorrow mostly cloudy with the showers i just showed is you, a high of only 58. and then mostly sunny and breezy on thursday, 55. and partly sunny for veterans day. we're taking out the mention of a shower but it is going to be windy and cool, 63 the high. speaking of breezy and chilly how about saturday? it's dry now with more sun than clouds but a-just 49. wind chills in the 30's parts of the time. and then mostly sunny and breezy for the eagles on sunday, 56. >> we'll take it. >> okay. >> thanks, david. >> 6:11 now and in the line of fire philadelphia police take aim at a man who they say was carrying two fully loaded guns. >> the home stretch. the presidential nominees return to their home state of new york where we should see them later today casting their own votes at their local polling stations. live reports from both
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>> welcome back. one of the prettiest views here in the delaware valley. the view of the commodore barry bridge. it is 6:14, 40 degrees on this election day. dave murphy says yeah it will be a little brisk when you start out today but lovely ass the day goes on. >> how is septa going. any trouble here or there. >> so far with septa things are really good so everything that we know of is back to normal on time. you're looking good with septa. for a lot of people taking regional rails thinking oh today we won't have any delays i think you'll still see a couple delays more on the normal side 10 to 20 minutes and that's what we've been seeing with regional rails so far. here on the schuylkill we're starting to get busy. we've got a disabled vehicle right here so look for this on the schuylkill approaching gladwyne eastbound traffic right there. a little heavier with that disabled vehicle off to the side but really in both directions it's a pretty easy 14 minute ride between the blue route and the vine so that people getting up, getting out right now. hopefully planning on going and voting but right now no major delay on the schuylkill expressway. and you see that reflected in the speeds. schuylkill and the blue route. now the boulevard we did have
an accident near seventh street southbound that cleared so traffic there is moving better. it was involving a tractor-trailer. i-95 usually that's the highway we start to see the slowing and we start -- we saw a lot of extra congestion on i-95 during the strike especially but 22 miles an hour at coltman, 29 miles an hour near the betsy ross bridge so just starting to slow down but no major delay on i-95. get something new information here in lower moreland township welsh road was blocked but they're in the process of reopening it. we had an accident where a vehicle smashed into a pole. i was talking to someone on twitter it was right outside of her house. she says it's looking open and yes in fact officials say they're opening the road. if you're in kutztown in berks county kutztown road and richmond a wazer telling us a construction zone causing a slow go right there. overall though it's a chilly start to the day but no weather related problems heading to the polls. it's just 30 degrees in pottstown 40 in center city, 29 in hammonton so wear that coat this morning matt and tam. >> will do. thanks karen. >> presidential hopefuls donald trump and hillary clinton are both hosting big
parties tonight in new york city. >> we have live team coverage from both election night headquarters which are just a few blocks away from each other. >> let's get started with kenneth moton in manhattan where clinton is hoping to throw a victory party. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning, tam and matt. i don't know if it's possible but hillary clinton's trying to most likely get some sleep right now before her big night here in new york city. behind me you can see the javitz center. this is where she'll hold her election night party. it is all glass. you often heard her talk about shattering the glass ceiling. this one definitely has a glass ceiling. take a look because thrills was the scene a few hours ago clinton arrived back here in new york state to a cheering crowd of staff and supporters in white plains. again, we'll we'll assume she'll try to get some rest before they head to the polling place to cast their ballots later this morning. it was awhile wind day for clinton in the battleground states michigan north carolina and of course pennsylvania, a
early night in states in the east coast will mean a good flight for clinton in her hunt to become the first woman president. also guys as we come back here live in new york city we got some new information about what was happening as clinton traveled from north carolina early this morning back here to new york. apparently it was very celebratory. they were popping shame pain. she was on the campaign plane with the former president bill clinton chelsea clinton and her husband also new jersey's native son, jon bon jovi who was with her throughout the day on election eve. reporting live in new york city kenneth moton channel6 "action news." >> kenneth thank you for that. now let's go over to adrienne bankert live at trump headquarters. good morning. >> reporter: good morning matt and tam. i heard my colleague kenneth moton talking about people getting rest. i don't think that donald trump slept a bit. this was the most exciting night, the night before this historic election day. of course we've heard that he crisscrossed the country similar to hillary clinton trying to rally more votes and
more support in grand rapids michigan drawing tens of thousands of people once again at a campaign rally where he talked about improving healthcare, getting an economic comeback, not only for the united states but specifically in michigan and reviving the auto industry. he said a quote -- he said that this wasn't just election day, that this was independence day for the american working class families. he touted again many, many reforms. he talked about hillary clinton going out with all of these celebrities and he said his best surrogates have been his family members. those who have stuck with him this entire time. we're here right next to trump election headquarters at the hilton hotel william later on he is hoping to be celebrating but he'll also be voting today in manhattan at 10:00 a.m. live here in new york, adrienne bankert abc channel6 "action news." back to you matt and tam. >> adrienne thank you. 6abc is once again partnering with the league of women voters to provide voters with an election day hotline.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. chopper6 is live over the berlin communities center in new jersey a polling site there. we see people go in and out no problems. polling has been opened in new jersey for almost 25 minutes. but so far no lines, no issues as we get going here on election day. >> here in new jersey about to head on 42 you want to see what the traffic is like just wait a second here you go. we're looking live at route 42. i've made it stand still just for you. this is runnemede camden county, 42 near the turnpike. traffic is moving but we've got a bit of volume between 41 and 295 dave. >> all right. on the big board karen it is a chilly start but a very mild
finish for voting today. 42 degrees by 8 o'clock, 53 by 10 o'clock and by lunchtime 62. your high today is going to be 69 degrees and then we're back to 61 by 8 o'clock. by -- or by 6 o'clock. by 8 o'clock it looks like we'll probably be in the mid-50's so no weather related reasons to keep you home from the polls and if you have errands to run later in the afternoon it will be mild matt and tam. >> all right, thank you david. and it is now 6:24. happening now, voting in the tri-state area is getting under way. >> in fact the action cam is live at a polling place in cherry hill, new jersey. the doors here opened 24 minutes ago. we'll run down some of the top races in our region coming up at 6:30. >> ♪ katie: my mom was a restaurant hostess
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street at 7:00 last night. police say they were trying to chase down a suspect from an earlier shooting when that man pulled a gun on officers. the police opened fire causing the plan to drop two fully loaded guns. investigators say the man then reached for one of those guns forcing police to shoot again. 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> infamous movie plot seemed to become reality on app flight to mexico. you can see the snake emerge from the ceiling and partially drop down into the cabin. carrier aero mexico confirmed it happened yesterday on a flight to mexico city. animal control -- that's the points where i would be in the cockpit. animal control had to board the plane to remove the snake. the airline is still trying to find out how the snake got on
board. i just would be walking everywhere else i needed to go. >> wonder if it flies maybe that's how it got in through the exhaust. 6:28 and it's decision day in america.
>> with polls still showing a very tight race the presidential candidates staged overnight rallies to get out the vote. live team coverage continues next. >> ♪
>> the the presidential nominees urge supporters to get out and vote during one final battleground blitz. we are live at polling places across the delaware valley. >> new this morning, fire injures a woman and forces several people out of their apartment. >> grab a jacket if you're planning on voting this morning. but accuweather is tracking warmer air moving in by midday. >> good morning. 6:30 here on this tuesday november 8th your election day. let's find out more about that weather with dave murphy and karen rogers is watching the commute. good morning.
>> yeah, really good looking election day across the region today and feeling a lot better once we get past this morning chill. i'll start you with satellite. obviously there's very little cloud cover around. some more stuff on the other side of pittsburgh might try and roll in later today but it does look like it's mostly going to be a bright day dry and eventually milder. right now we're at 40 degrees in philadelphia though and most of the suburbs are in the 30's, so grab that coat on the way out the door. especially if you plan on standing in line in any of our polling places, pennsylvania and delaware opening up in a half hour, new jersey polls are already opened. winds are also light so we don't really have to worry about a wind chill. only 5 miles per hour in philadelphia and calm in a lot of other spots. here's your election day forecast. by 7 o'clock, still on or about 40 in philadelphia. but then we leave the chillies behind and by lunchtime we're up to 62 and a high this afternoon of 69 degrees around 3:00 i could see 70 on some thermometers briefly this afternoon. if you are voting later on in the evening hours still pretty good. 61 degrees light winds, mainly clear skies, maybe a few clouds by 6:00 and down to 57
as the polls are closing in pennsylvania by 8 o'clock. tomorrow is cooler and also wet at times. i'll track some rain on future tracker six when i step inside. karen what you got on the roads and rails this morning? >> well, nice timing for election day. septa is back to normal this morning so no problems taking septa. if you're taking the regional rails yesterday we saw horrific delays and we still have some minor delays kicking in today. so, with the media elwyn a new delay coming in a 10 minutes late train with the lansdale doylestown line a couple trains that are late there. norristown a 10 minutes late chestnut hill west line a 10 minutes late train. we're seeing 10, 20's minutes delays popping up with the regional rails, some of this new and just coming in and i have been tweeting them out as it happens as well. looking live on the schuylkill expressway this is approaching gladwyne. eastbound traffic right here pretty heavy from the blue route to approaching gladwyne because of a disabled vehicle its off to the side but a few people kind of slowing down look at it. westbound traffic kind of your normal delay here from the boulevard to past gladwyne and we could see it's pretty jammed westbound with that 22
minute ride from the vine to the blue route. vine street expressway looking pretty good and all of the streets that were closed in and around independence mall for last night's big rally have all reopened so traffic there is moving a little better. matt and tam. >> thanks karen. this is presidential race has been tense polarizing even shocking at times and now voters will finally have their voices heard. the first polls in our region opened about 30 minutes ago. >> now the nominees have been in a flat-out sprint to the finish frantically going back and cross the country get to battleground states like pennsylvania. not stopping until early this morning. >> we have team coverage on this election day. annie mccormick is live in new jersey. we start with katherine scott live outside a polling place in the city's mount airy section. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, matt. polls open in about a half hour here in pennsylvania and we're just starting to see people show up here to cast their ballot in less than a half hour and boy people are ready. it has been a long grueling election season. we're here at grace epiphany episcopal church. the lights are on inside and
people are right outside. both major candidates hit pennsylvania and hillary clinton was here in philadelphia last night before heading to north carolina for a midnight rally. tens of thousands of people packed independence mall last night as clinton made her final push to pennsylvania voters and she wasn't alone. president obama and the first lady took the stage, husband bill clinton and daughter chelsea were there as well. jon bon jovi performed as did bruce springsteen. these candidates want pennsylvania to fall in their favor and they're urging their supporters to get out and vote today. >> let's get out and vote, philadelphia, tomorrow, let's make history together. thank you and god bless you. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: and back here live in mount airy where you can see there are a couple voters outside waiting for the polls to open at 7:00 a.m. they close at 8 o'clock tonight. we're also hearing from voters a lot of relief that the septa strike is now over, so that won't be a factor today. we're live in mount airy
katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> all right, thank you katherine. now let's switch live to annie mccormick. she's live in cherry hill new jersey. that's where the polls have been opened about 35 minutes annie. have you seen a lot of people coming out? >> reporter: oh, yeah, we have steady traffic out here at kingsway church. i want to give you a look inside there. there's another person walking in. there hasn't really been much of a line because it's moving pretty quickly. when the doors first opened there were about eight people that were already waiting to go. these of course opened at 6:00 a.m. you heard katherine talking about what hillary clinton did yesterday. we want to tell you about what donald trump did in the final hours leading up to the election, he covered thousands of miles hitting five states in 12 hours. sarasota florida, raleigh north carolina scranton pennsylvania grand rapids michigan and manchester new hampshire where he was joined by his family. in yesterday he is campaign trail the real estate tycoon talked about the polls saying he is leading in most battleground states but the latest national polls show him
trailing close behind clinton. now he knocked clinton saying she needed celebrities and musicians to draw crowds. but trump spoke to an electrified crowd early this morning in michigan and here's what he had to say. >> today is our independence day. [cheers and applause] today the american working class is going to strike back finally. >> reporter: and back out here live again you can see the vote here sign, you can see a little bit inside there some figures moving about. a very steady 35 minutes so far here at this polling location at kingsway church in cherry hill. again, in the state of new jersey polls open at 6:00 a.m. and chose at 8:00 p.m. reporting live in cherry hill annie mccormick channel6 "action news. back to you. >> annie thank you for that. now we want to take you to chopper6 which is about 30 minutes driving distance away
from annie. this is washington township the senior center there. you see people walking in right now. that's a polling spot. and as annie is pointing out already at this early hour we've seen a steady stream of people going into polling sites and of course we want to remind you to stick with 6abc and 6abc.com. we will have you covered throughout the day and into the evening as we wait on the results. and we have a local race in pennsylvania that is getting a lot of national attention. pat toomey the incumbent republican and katie mcginty his democratic challenger are in a tight race for the u.s. senate seat. they've spent 160 million this year making it the most expensive senate race in american history. pennsylvanians will also have a new attorney general after the scandalous tend to kathleen kane's term. pennsylvania voters will also elect a state treasurer and state auditor general in addition to 18 members of congress. >> voters in new jersey will be asked if gambling should be expanded in the garden state for the first time since atlantic city casinos were approved 40 years ago. the referendum asks residents whether to expand gambling in
two counties in north jersey. another asks whether to dedicate 100 percent of revenue raised by that new state gas tax hike to the transportation trust fund. voters in delaware will elect a new governor, a lieutenant governor and a new representative in the u.s. house. they only have one. wilmington will pick a new mayor and new castle county will select a new county executive. stay with "action news" as results starts to come in. anchors rick williams and monica malpass will be with the trump and clinton campaigns. our jim gardner will be updating you online and on tv once its polls chose at 8:00. we wants to hear about your experience at the polls. share your story with us using #6abcaction on social media or e-mail us at join the action at 6abc.com. >> new this morning, a row home fire injured a woman in philadelphia's parkside section. the action cam was there as she was wheeled out in a stretcher. flames broke out in the basement. the fire quickly spread up to apartments the converted row
home. at least four other people are now displaced. >> just about 6:39 and the accuweather forecast looking pretty good today. >> pretty good for election day. nice to see the people walking into the polls. i was watching people just going doing their election right. >> civic duty. >> civic duty and right and just thinking about how some countries people are scared to go to the polls or this intimidation. >> or the results are skewed. >> storm tracker6 live double scan slows us dry conditions. as we take a look outside lots of sunshine coming you have over the horizon. there she is. and very little cloud cover this morning. it is starting out typically chilly this morning across the region but we are going to warm up very nicely pretty quickly this morning and this afternoon. 40 degrees right now in philadelphia. we've climbed to 38 in wilmington, 33 in trenton and 30 degrees in allentown. 30 in reading. 33 degrees in millville and 51 degrees in cape may. the polls are opened but you'll want a coat as you walk into them in new jersey right now and of course the polls open in pennsylvania and
delaware at 7 o'clock in just a little bit. we have sunshine building across our area highways and by ways so shades a goodd idea. later in the day some clouds may try to filter in and we'll say dry straight through the wee hours of the morning tomorrow morning could be a little wet. poll opening times well pennsylvania and delaware as i mentioned you can expect in most polling stations temperatures in the 30's at 7 o'clock. and we've been down into the mid to upper 30's in new jersey. these are just kind of average temperatures in these three states. in philadelphia we're technically still holding onto 40 degrees but coat weather as you walk into the polls or if you're just planning on getting straight to work. 68 degrees is your high though later on in the lehigh valley we'll probably be on or about 60 or so by lunchtime so a nice mild day up north. and down the shore more of the same. by lunchtime we'll be up around 60 and then we get a high of 67 degrees under mainly sunny skies and sun eventually mixing with some clouds in philadelphia but a nice mild high of 69 at 3 o'clock. if you're going out and voting at midday you're probably in
the low 60's. 69 by 3 o'clock and still in the low 60's by dinnertime with poll closing temperatures getting down into the mid to upper 50's across most of the region. then overnight we dip to 50 increasing clouds but it will be mild. then foam a front comes through dropping us down 58 and at times tomorrow we will see some rain. it looks like by 4:00 a.m. when we will be on the air early tomorrow to bring you any of those results that haven't happened yet by the time you go to bed. we may have some rain marching through and that continues off and on through the morning commute. there's 9:00 a.m. and by about 4 o'clock or 5 o'clock it's probably off the coast. your seven-day from accuweather an unseasonably mild election day with a high of 69 degrees a fair amount of sunshine. mostly cloudy with those showers tomorrow, 58. and then mostly sunny and breezy on thursday with a high of just 55. partly sunny for veterans day. we're taking out the mention of rain so now it's just a windy day with a high of 63. and saturday looks dry but a lot chillier. a high of just 49 degrees, breezy conditions, windy
actually on saturday. and wind chills in the 30's. looks like we're a little bit -- stop it karen, it's all right. and then 56 degrees and breezy on sunday for the eagles. >> peanut gallery. >> it's the weekend you can just stay in. >> right. >> boring. >> ifif you do go out me and david will stay in. a sinking feeling. a massive hole in the middle of the road causes chaos overseas. >> a big battle in the brach lena breakup comes to an ends. the former couple has come to a child custody agreement. karen. >> coming from exton looking live on the 30 bypass here at 3222. just a little building volume. no major delay yet but we're starting to jam on i-95. i'll take you there live when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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i'm frank lobiondo >> ♪ >> 6:44. another day when the sun comes up a little earlier than it did last week because of daylight saving time ending. that's the commodore barry bridge. people going to work and school today and also doing their job in voting. >> let's go over to karen rogers who is taking a look at what the commute looks like. it's flies to see green behind you. >> it is. septa is back to normal so that's some good news. you want to expect some delays with regional rails. we're already getting them in. wilmington/newark line a a train minutes late. in each case we're seeing a train at least 10 minutes late. expect 10 to 20 minute delays. yesterday we saw an hour and a half delay with the regional rails. we don't anticipate that today now that the strike is over. this is i-95 approaching cottman. you see the southbound traffic jamming as you head towards center city. a 23 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. so not terrible but that delay kicking in already. and on the big picture right
there you can see those slower speeds on i-95 about 20 miles an hour, 25. schuylkill expressway westbound boulevard to past belmont about 18 miles an hour. on the schuylkill eastbound we had a disabled eastbound the been a little extra heavy from the blue route to gladwyne with that disabled. also we had an accident on the boulevard which cleared on the waze app someone there was still talking about one of the vehicles up there that's there on the boulevard in the inner drive southbound one of the vehicles left from that minor accident. a couple of other accidents popping up in a few spots like in upper merion swedeland road at renaissance boulevard and one in skippack as well on skippack pike at old 40 road. looking at the temperatures on this election day i was talking to ben aaron on facebook saying he was cold waiting in the line to poll at election. 32 degrees in quakertown and pottstown, 40 degrees in center city. so if you go into those polling places to vote 29 in hammonton and 37 degrees right now in dover, matt. >> okay thank you, karen.
we have no information about a double -- new information about a double stabbing. police say the woman's boyfriend stabbed the pair while he was high on narcotics. he is now in custody. the 46-year-old woman and her son are in critical but stable condition. >> angelina jolie and brad pitt seem to have reached a custody agreement regarding their six children. a rep for the actress says the agreement was reached more than a week ago. it calls for the children to remain in jolie pitt's custody with pitt continuing to receive visitation. pitt first fought this a are are -- arrangement asking for joint custody and but for now pitt will get what's being termed therapeutic visits.
>> ♪ >> 6:50. good morning everyone. it is election day and chopper6 is live over a polling place. look what we have here the philadelphia department of health on south broad street. a line and a lengthy one and the polls don't even open in pennsylvania for another 10 minutes. now, this is just a snapshot of what's going on at this particular polling place but it may suggest that a lot of people are interested in going out there and voting today. we'll see how things shake out. >> robin roberts is joining us with a look at what's coming up for them. robin we know this is the
political super bowl for you guys. you have been charging at -- champing at the bit to get to today. >> reporter: it is election today it has arrived and we'll continues your coverage on clinton and trump making their final push to voter at huge star studded rallies overnight and we have everything you need to know as you head to the poles there in philadelphia much we have a power house political panel here and our team is spreading out all across the country at polling stations. plus clinton running mate tim kaine will speak with us live this morning from virginia and donald trump, jr. is here live in our studio as we near the finish line in the race for the white house. matt and tam, after 511 days we're here. >> we will be watching robin. we're looking forward to your coverage this morning. >> and the thing is the day after the election we'll be talking about campaign 20's 12. >> absolutely right. >> kanye west is the only announced candidate for 2020. >> we'll see who else is in.
>> if you're heading in new jersey about to head off to work a little busy here on 42. we're in gloucester county here in deptford. this is northbound track on your right-hand side as you head towards 295. already jammed from 41 to 295. and a look at 422 pretty jammed there as well. eastbound approaching trooper to 23 dave. >> on the big board we have a chilly start this morning. if you're headed to the polls grab a coat. 40 degrees in philadelphia. most of the suburbs in the 30's right now but we have a quick warpup -- warmup. 62 comfortable degrees with light winds still fairly bright and a high of 69 this afternoon before we go back do town 61 by 6 o'clock. if you head out to the polls at 8 o'clock look for a temperature in philadelphia of about 57 degrees tam. >> all right. thank you so much david. new on "action news" a sinkhole swallowed up a five lane road in japan. subway construction is believed to have caused the ground collapse. evacuations are under way in the city.
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polling place here. this is kingsway church in cherry hill camden county. annie mccormick was there as poll workers were getting everything ready turning the lights on and we have since seen a steady stream of people go in to vote. now chopper6 is live over center city polling place at the philadelphia department of health on south broad street and those polls don't open for about five minutes but look at the line many people out early. in pennsylvania and delaware voting gets under way again shortly at 7:00 a.m. the action cam live as voters are lined up outside of grace epiphany church in mount airy. polls close at 8:00 p.m. any voter who is line by 8:00 p.m. is allowed to vote. if you have any questions or issues 6abc is partnering with the league of voters. you can call in between 7:00 this morning and 8:00 tonight much the foe number (877)940-6222. >> taking septa no problems to head to vote. regional rails expect some delays of 10 to up 225 minutes on the manayunk norristown line dave. >> chilly this morning. you can see people in coats
waiting for the polls to open in pennsylvania but it's going to be really nice the rest of the way. a high of 69 by 3 o'clock and comfortable this evening light winds. >> you already to vote. >> yes. >> do it this afternoon. might be some lines. karen rogers dave murphy tamala edwards i'm matt o'donnell. "good morning america" coverage of the election is next. >> ♪ hillary clinton: i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. vo: in times of crisis america depends on steady leadership. donald trump: "knock the crap out of them, would you? seriously..."vo: clear thinking... donald trump: "i know more about isis
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