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you, we told you this would happen, snow fell across parts of the region overnight. this is the beginning of a winter storm that will bring ice and rain before it is all over. this morning we have live team coverage of our wintry mix. meteorologist chris sowers tracking the slick conditions. "action news" reporter, bob brooks is out in the elements. let's begin with chris sowers. >> reporter: the snowfall totals
will be probably a coating maybe some areas see an inch. you get into the lehigh valley, one to three. generally speaking this is a glancing blow. there are slick spots out there, temperatures below freezing, whatever is falling it will stick. you look at the big picture, impaired to what's going on across the country. this is like a slap on the wrist. we'll go to the wider view, the moisture is spreading in west to east. there's a lot of color on the map. the white represents the snow, the blue the icy mix where we're seeing a combination of snow, sleet and freezing rain. the greens and yellows and red represents where we're seeing plain rain. that's picking up down the jersey shore. again the winds are starting to shift out of the southeast, ocean temperatures are in the 40s this is all mild air streaming in orderward. all -- northward. millville seeing and icy mix.
mays landing, hammonton an icy mix. some aerials are picking up the sleet pellets, others seeing the freezing rain. the line has pushed through south philadelphia. northeast looks like it's still snowing. western portions of the county snowing there, as well. jenkintown, norristown coming down at a good clip. berlin, glassboro, woodbury seeing the mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain. farther to the north we go, lehigh valley, snowing moderately. kutztown in the snow band. fleetwood, same thing. quakertown, boyers town reporting moderate to heavy snow. that rain line will lift north as temperature progress. warrington, 22. vineland, 28 degrees, when i come back in just a few minutes, i'll take a look at future tracker 6. we'll show you when you change
over to ice and rain, i'll have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. gray. >> look forward to it, criminals, look at this here, holiday decorations look festive with the light snow falling overnight. the action cam was in collingswood, early this morning, as the snow covered haddon avenue. as chris mentioned this will not last. bob brooks joins us live from king of prussia, montgomery with a look at the conditions at this hour, bob. >> reporter: gray, good morning it is cold out and the snow is coming down. it's getting nasty on the roads. i can tell you on the way out to king of prussia, the highway was starting to cover up pretty well. there was a nice layer, i should not say nice, it's not nice, but a layer of snow was building. i saw a car stuck and had their flashers on. things can get dangerous pretty quick.
we're at mall boulevard. you can see that's the scene we have out here. we have plow truck after plow truck coming by to clear the roads. the problem is, it's coming down so quick, so fast, it's a nasty mix at this point, i don't know what it is, it's like a mixture of snow/rain/slush excuse me. it's making tough for plow trucks to keep the roads to that will he clear. we spoke to an official from penndot they said they have 340 trucks throughout the area. brine was dumped on the roads last night. tons of salt dumped on the roads last night as preventive measures. it's coming down so quick, it's so cold and a nasty mix of what we're seeing it's hard to keep things totally clear. now, the one word i was given by word officials when i was doing storm prep stories yesterday,
was patience. give them lots of time to get the roads clear as the precipitation comes down. they will be working all morning to get the roads clear. they do ask if you can avoid driving this morning at all costs. it might get dangerous. i did see that this morning, someone spun out on the schuylkill expressway this morning coming out here. >> the flakes are falling in hatboro, montgomery county. there you see some of them stuck to the grass, as you can see the roads were prepped ahead time. not a lot sticking to the roads there. still it's enough to require drivers as bob was saying to take extra precaution and avoid the slick spots. warminster, bucks county, this is street road and york road where you can see snow coming down there, there's reports of freezing rain, in that area the cars are moving quite slow as is
they should be. this is warminster, pennsylvania, the snow will be turning into rain. there will be no need to break out the shovels at the jersey shore. the wet boardwalk in atlantic city. the action cam caught people braving the elements early this morning. "action news" was at the lowes in oaks, montgomery county as folks stocked up on supplies for the winter storm. they picked up ice melt and shovels. there were plenty of snow blowers in stock. keep track of the weather throughout the morning of snow ice and rain use storm tracker 6 live to see the changeover to rain and check in with our team of meteorologists on social media, follow them on facebook and twitter for the latest updates. 6:06 a.m., one man was critically injured after a shooting in philadelphia's
parkside section. shots were fired in the parking lot in the a-plus mini mart lancaster avenue 1:15 a.m. the man was shot several times. he is in critical condition. there's no word on what led to the shooting or any arrests were made. about to two people were rushed to the hospital after they were hit by a car in cumberland county. chopper 6 hd over the scene at the intersection of east broad and north second street. both victims were taken to cooper university hospital. police say the driver stopped after the accident. no word yet if that person will face any charges. a woman who stole a baby jesus from a nativity scene in bethlehem and took it to the hospital said this was a joke. jaqulyn ross said baby was neglected by his parents who she called joseph and mary christ. is she went to the hospital
after stealing the 2700 figure figurene. she was charged with theft and vandalism. we showed you this piece of surveillance video that man spotted taking packages off a front step. inside the packages were coats to be donated to kids in need. daniel chevy was devastated and worried should not meet the goal of collecting coats for the children. >> philadelphia is the city of brotherly love. i think sometimes we get a bad rap. there are people in need and people step up to help. we have a lot of love to give in philly. >> thanks to every answer generosity, she has collected twice as many coats as she planned. the suspect was arrested a day after our story aired. the cars of the future they are almost here and some believe
it could mean fewer accidents on the road. also ahead it's the big day for the pope. we'll explain the milestone for the pontiff. of course it's bitter cold and deep snow this weekend, parts of the country dealing with a one-two punch from mother nature. chris. >> reporter: gray, coming up in weather we're talking about snow, sleet and freezing rain this morning, tomorrow, parts of the area are all the way up into the 60s. spring-like 60s. i'll have the details coming up in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> heavy snow blanketed parts
of montana and temperatures will sink like a snow. 20 inches of snow fell on the city of billings by yesterday afternoon. they have not seen numbers like that in nearly 40 years. parts of southern montana could see temperatures fall to negative 20 this morning. the windchill could make it feel like negative 40. what in the world? >> reporter: funny thing it's not winter yet. >> it's like next wednesday. mountain washington, i believe in new hampshire minus 87 with the wind. >> we can't complain. >> reporter: it's another spring day. let's get you outside, and show you what's going on. a slight exaggeration it's not a spring day. looking at philadelphia international airport. you can see the snow on the runways, the snow is mixing with sleet and freezing rain.
flip it over to the radars, this will be the big story over the next couple of hours. the transition from light, moderate snow going over to freezing rain and all rain in the late morning hours. we'll make a couple of zooms in south jersey first and then the city and lehigh valley. >> reporter: south jersey, we flipped it over to rain for sea isle city, fortescue, atlantic city expressway you get past the toll we're starting to see the sleet and freezing rain. hammonton, mays landing, icing. icing in the city of philadelphia. media, you're seeing icing and norristown reporting a mixture of sleet freezing rain and snow. you go farther to the north in the lehigh valley, far western suburbs and the poconos you're still snowing it is that layer of cold air that's very deep and the precipitation is coming down
very moderately in the form of snow. especially where we're seeing the lavender colors, allentown is seeing a nice thump of snow this morning. temperatures cold enough to support it. quakertown, 23. pottstown, 22. center city, 29. remember the magic number is 32. once we get above that everything starts melting. cape may the villas, 37. you're past the freezing mark there. gandys beach without for freezing rain. 30 degrees. vinyl well below freezing with the present temperature reading of 28. set it in motion for the radars. the chunk of moisture snowing north of the pennsylvania turnpike. the wintry mix to the south. future tracker 6 we'll time it out for you, eventually what will happen the rain snow line will lift to the north over the next 3 to 4 hours. 9:00 a.m., raining in the city, all areas south and east. showing the icing taking place for the lehigh valley snowing in the poconos.
by 11:00, with the exception of the poconos is over to a cold rain. here's the good news, today is not a complete wash. by midday a lot of is off the coast. we're looking at mainly cloudy conditions right through 2, 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., this afternoon. what will happen the fog will start to settle in areas that see the snow on the ground. all areas north and west, it will become very foggy, because as the temperatures jump above freezing we'll see the snow melting and visibility will be reduced in the lehigh valley. after 3:00 p.m., the visibility disappears you'll not see anything up through here. fast forward into sunday starting out with clouds, here comes the cold front rain increases by midday, sunday looks like a pretty miserable day, as well. the arctic air comes back in sunday night into monday. snowfall totals looks like, nothing across south jersey, perhaps a coating to an inch for philadelphia. 1 to 3:00 p.m. that's the
general idea north and west, 3 to 5 for the poconos. 1 to 3 for places like pottstown and allentown. 3 to 5 north of allentown into the poconos where they will see ice north and west of the pennsylvania turnpike, untreated surfaces will quickly become slippery during the late morning hours. snow and ice and rain for philadelphia. once temperatures jump above freezing everything should start melting. 44 degrees comes around 10:00 p.m. most of the time we're in the. rain and drizzle redevelops overnight after midnight. watch out for the patchy fog. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, all the way up to 60 degrees tomorrow morning. it will feel fantastic before the arctic front punches through late in the day. temperatures during the evening are down into the mid 30s. 34 monday, 39 for tuesday. and winter begins on wednesday with a high of 45 degrees.
just use extra caution this morning, but by midday most of the storm is gone. >> which is good, enjoy tomorrow because it gets cold again after that. >> reporter: it's like a rollercoaster. >> 6:17 a.m. pope francis is marking his 80 birthday in low key fashion. he gathered for mass with the cardinals. the vatican is welcoming all good wishes by e-mail. also today, the pontiff is meeting with beneficiary 0 shops also today, the pontiff is meeting with beneficiary 0 shops and the president of
evmstanding rib roast!ds to be wowed this year. wow. everything for the holidays. that's my giant. 29 degrees, sky6 live hd giving you a glimpse over center city with the temple university camera. meteorologist chris sowers says keep in mind we'll have a weather buffet today, snow, ice, rain, take it easy on the roads this morning. facebook is fighting back against fake news stories, they plan to begin flagging such stories by applying warning labels to articles that appear to be false and published with intent to trick people. the headline will stay disputed
by third party fact checkers. social media companies have come under fire and pressure to combat the called "fake news." v2v is the technology when a car detects another car too close or change lanes that cause crashes. gm and mercedes benz plans to include that tolling in their 2017 models. ice and rain and snow is in our region today. meteorologist chris sowers has an update coming up. first, a viewer sent us a coating of snow in bucks county. the cars and streets are covered with snow. send us your pictures use the
>> reporter: welcome back everyone, 6:24 saturday morning, winter weather advisories remain in effect in the mid afternoon hours. they expire in the southern counties first and 11:00 a.m. in the lehigh valley and the poconos. double scan live we've set it in motion for you. what's going on here, the cold air is in place, we have a warm front knocking on the door. aloft you get a couple of thousand feet up, this milder air is pushing over the delaware and the lehigh valleys. you may say it's 26 degrees where i am right now. why in the world is it sleeting
or why am i seeing the freezing rain. a lot of times you get the cold arctic air here, this high is all the way down here, the winds at the surface have shifted out of the south/southeast. you drive that milder air, you'll eventually go over to sleet and freezing rain and rain. by 9:00 a.m., i-95 corridor. freezing reign, 11:00 a.m., it's plain rain. it's cloud in the afternoon. in the lehigh valley, your timeline looks like this, 9:00 a.m. it is snowing, 11:00 a.m., it's ice. cloudy by afternoon. messy roads and dense fog settling in the during the afternoon hours. >> a lot going on today. in sports this morning, the sixers honor alan iverson, he is
in love with philadelphia and may have sent a message to the current team members. here's jeff skeverski. >> reporter: a big night for the sixers last night finally for the first time, embiid and okafor playing in the same game. they are on national tv and alan iverson in the house. m.v.p. chants for a. i. honored for his hall of fame induction. sixers fans he loves you best. >> i don't think you all understand how much i love you all. to death do us a part for real! i'm not taking anything away from the new era and the way things go now, but i could never ever, ever sit out a game if
something wasn't broke. >> did i.i take a shot at how the sixers are handling embiid and company. later in the second, randall the steal, the slam, down as many as 22. sixers go down 100-89. eagles running back darn sproles is ruled out for the game against joe flacco. late tackle alan barber is questionable with a hamstring injury. a banged up offensive line in a meaningless game. should the eagles consider sitting carson wentz and keeping him out of harm's way. coach peterson said no way. >> i'm a big believer we finish this thing out the right way, we
play our guys who have been there all season long and he's been a big part of that. i don't want to necessarily do that right now with him, i don't want to send that type of message not only to him, but the team. >> flyers will try to win their 11 straight in dallas. they will try to do it for the first time in 31 years, that's sports, i'm jeff skeverski have a great day. >> we have much more coming up on "action news" saturday morning. sky6 live hd giving you this live look outside. this is the union stadium there in chester, delaware county. you can see there snow covered parking lot. meteorologist chris sowers is tracking our winter whether weather. we'll have a complete update from accuweather. don't go away we're coming right back.
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snow, ice and rain. >> reporter: and fog. you name we'll see it today. let's get you outside, show you the looking live on sky6 live hd at dilworth park. everything is covered with snow in the city that snow is changing over to sleet and freezing rain. eventually twig -- it will go over to rain in the next half-hour as the rain/snow line creeps north. double scan live shows you the blue line which is sleet and freezing rain and south jersey has switched over to a cold plain rain. 47, delsea drive millville all the way down into cape may county. cold rain now. 49 looks like there's freezing rain from bridgeton to millville getting into the buena area. icy roads route 50 from mays landing to tuckahoe seeing
freezing rain. freezing rain and sleet in the city of philadelphia. there's route 1, chadds ford media all seeing that kind of slushy icy mix. the ice pellets hitting the ground and freezing rain. norristown looks like you're seeing ice pellets and then we are seeing the plain snow the farther north and west we go. you get into the lehigh valley it's snowing moderately in places like bethlehem and allentown. temperatures are still in the low 20s. 22 in quakertown, 22 in pottstown. 30 for center city. 30 in glassboro and vineland. woodbine 32, the villas, 38. the changeover times where we are expecting the snow to go from ice to rain. pretty much now south jersey and the city of philadelphia. 10:00 a.m. anne 1:00 p.m., -- ad 1:00 p.m., far western suburbs and the lehigh valley and the poconos. here's the warm front punching through, some locations picking up snow this morning will crack 60 degrees as we get into
tomorrow morning. i'll be back with the details coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you so much for the update. penndot has been busy all night long clearing the roads across the delaware and the lehigh valley. "action news" reporter, bob brooks is live in king of prussia montgomery county. bob, how are conditions where you are? >> reporter: gray, good morning, they are getting bad out. as the snow continues to fall. i was listening to chris, it's becoming a rain mixture. things are starting to freeze up, i'll show you that in a second. this is what we're looking at for road conditions in king of prussia. by the minute it gets colder. the wetness on the roads is starting to freeze up. it's starting to get bad, i caution people if you have to drive do so with caution. i want to bring you the video, this is upper darby, you can see the snow just a little bit ago was coming down fast. the crews can only keep up with so much when it is like that. penndot said they dispatched 340
trucks. crews all over the area. we spoke with some of the drivers this morning they were dumping brine and salt. >> in a snowstorm we do 12 hours on, 1 hours rest and sometimes back on. >> we prepped seven trucks for salt and plows everything is ready to go, we're ready for a foot regardless of what we get. >> reporter: make the roads safe. >> that's it, make the roads safe. >> reporter: i want to zoom in, this is our box that we use so i can hear the show in my ear. it has to stay out here with the camera during the show. i took my gloves off i want to scrape it, you can see the specks of ice. that's how quickly things are freezing. again, very cold and very wet and things are starting to freeze out here, back to you. >> thank you for the update and
the prospective. the action cam live in warminster, bucks county, street and york road. you can barely see it, the freezing rain is coming down there. the word of the morning is caution, so take it slow out there if you're out in the elements. the action cam was in absecon, atlantic county new jersey avenue where snow left the streets and sidewalks lightly coated. a few cars on the roads saw a dusting, as well. i would like to remind you you can keep track of the storm as the moves through the area 6abc.com/weather, there you will find the seven-day forecast get a live look at storm tracker 6 live double scan and a whole lot more. 6:35 a mother and child jump from a second floor window to escape their burning home in west philadelphia. the fire started along the 1400 block of north 61st street. it happened at midnight. crews arrived to the flames shooting from the home. her mother and 4-year-old son
lying on the sidewalk both had burns and cuts and bruises from the fall. they are in the hospital this morning. no word on what caused the fire. emergency crews responded to a hotel in bensalem after a fire was reported in the kitchen. firefighters rushed to holiday inn on street road. the hotel sprinkler system put out some of the flames. no injuries, but there were frightening moments for hotel guests that got stuck in in elevators. p government -- pgw shut off the gas at a apartment in april. they had a balance of $60,000. councilwoman cindy bass saw our show and she reached out to get
the gas turned back on. >> we want to thank pgw for turning the heat back on. our seniors will not be left out in the cold. on any given day this could any one of us. >> the philadelphia housing authority subsidizes the rent money for seniors with disabilities. from our delaware newsroom. the city of with him will pay $1.5 million for a deadly police shooting of a man in his we'll chair. the shooting was captured on cell phone video by a bystander. he was reaching for a gun and refused to put his hands up. the city and its officers admitted to no wrong doing in the settlement. in bucks county police arrested three county officials and charged them in a money laundering scheme.
lower southampton of public safety and robert hoops and bernard lafferty are accused of laundering $400,000 in cash. president obama issued a stern warning to russia whatever you do to us, we can counter. president obama made it clear that vladimir putin himself was involved in the hacking of clinton campaign e-mails. he said that he talked directly to the russian president about the hacking in back in september. >> i felt that the most effective way to insure that that didn't happen was to talk to him directly and tell him to cut it out, there was going to be serious consequences if he didn't. >> in fact we did not see further tempering of the election process, but the leak through wikileaks had already
occurred. president obama refrained from criticizing donald trump although the president-elect does not believe that russia interfered with the presidential bid. president-elect continued his thank tour in the state of florida and promised to keep radick all islamic terrorists out of america. trump selected republican south carolina representative nickmul. >> the singer who was canceled because of a shirt she wore saying we matter for the sixers had a second chance last night. seven streeter sang at the game.
she wore the same shirt which caused the organization to replace her. the sixers apologized and invited her back to perform. >> i'm happy that an unfortunate situation was turned around and become something positive. i was proud to sing the anthem tonight and wear my we matter jersey. it's been a great experience. >> streeter said it's important to note she loves her country and wants it to be better. >> honors for a local veteran who has not let a devastating loss slow him down. the search for the angels who stepped up when a man could not afford his groceries. plus, folks in the midwest are bracing for more snow this weekend and let's take you live, this is a live look sky6 live hd over penns landing as we track the wintry mix in the area. meteorologist chris sowers will have the latest on the forecast, the ice, the rain and snow we'll have all the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day
>> reporter: we'll get it on a weekend. we'll get you outside and start you with a shot of the philadelphia international airport. it was snowing an hour ago, but now we have turned over to freezing rain. temperatures are sitting very close to the freezing mark. remember what freezing rain is, when you look out your window it's actually raining. balls the ground is freezing and cold, that rain is freezing on contact with the ground creating a sheet of ice everywhere. that's what we're dealing with right now in all areas shaded in that blue. you can see how far the freezing line is, the freezing rain. this is up in the lehigh valley. just north of the pennsylvania turnpike it switches over to freezing rain. all interior sections of south jersey and the state of delaware you have flipped over to freezing rain. we've zoomed into the southern portion of the viewing areas first. delaware bay area, above freezing. plain rain along the immediate coast, plain rain.
the wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain now most of new jersey and getting into philadelphia and areas pretty close to the pennsylvania turnpike. let's go a little bit farther to the north. there is the pennsylvania turnpike stretching through norristown, south of reading. snowing in quakertown, allentown and milford. even there you will start to switch over from snow to freezing rain in the next half-hour, 45 minutes or so. temperatures are cold, now, again i know it's kind of deceiving, you're thinking we're so far below freezing why is it raining? the reason for that, again, you get a couple of thousand feet aloft, a couple of thousand feet up, temperatures are below freezing. once the snowflakes falls it hits the milder air and freezing on contact 22 with the colder ground. warrington 30 degrees. gandys beach, 32. glassboro, 30.
woodbine, 32 degrees. future tracker 6 as we set it in motion, 9:00 a.m. it's rain in the city of philadelphia. actually the whole i-95 corridor switching over to rain. icing north and west, snowing in the poconos, by 11:00 a.m., everybody is probably just a cold, plain rain. some of it will come down pretty steadily across south jersey. by 1:30 we catch a lull in the action and the fog starts settling in later this evening. some of the fog will be rather dense. generally speaking the changeover times look like for the lehigh valley and the northwestern suburbs we're seeing the sleet. actually we're seeing snow changing over to sleet by mid morning and rain by midday. south jersey and delaware you're seeing freezing rain and rain which will go over to rain shortly. snowfall totals a lot of this is done, whatever you have on the ground is all you'll get from the system. one to three, north and west,
three to five in the poconos. i think you will be closer to the three as opposed to the five. there could be isolated areas that get more, north of allentown see 3. temperatures go on the a rollercoaster ride. here's the highs tomorrow. the temperatures plummet with a cold front as we get into monday and tuesday, we're going all over the place temperature-wise over the next few days. 44 degrees mixture of snow and ice changing to rain. temperatures rising throughout the day. this high does not occur until 8:00 p.m. temperatures today will hover in the mid to upper 30s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we've highlighted today because of the snow and ice, changing to rain, 44 very warm tomorrow, 60 degrees rain developing by midday with the cold front swinging through. monday's brisk and cold high of 34. tuesday, 39. winters arrives on wednesday, but it's a milder day, actually, 45 and then maybe some rain for
thursday and 46 degrees. a little slick this morning, conditions will begin to improve by midday. >> mostly a morning event. the next couple of hours actually. >> thank you chris. time 6:48, a minnesota man says he wants to find the angel who came to his aid when he was unable to pay for his groceries. jeff weber was at a walmart buying groceries when the cashier said his credit card was declined. >> i felt so bad, i started walking away, i said i don't know what to do, all of a sudden this guy that was standing behind me, never seen him before, said don't worry about it, i'll pay for it. >> great act of kindness. weber said he was initially stunned by the man's generosity, but he thanked him and shook his hand. weber is looking for the man so he can repay him in some way.
>> good morning to you, it is saturday morning, 651 -- 6:51 a.m., 30 degrees, this is the traffic coming off the delaware memorial bridge. if you're out and about, the snow is changing over to freezing rain. more on the forecast later on. chris evans is a hero on the big screen. the man behind captain america has topped the forbes list for best actor. those are the stars box office dwarfs their paychecks. he brings in 135-dollar in ticket sales for every dollar he pays. guardian of galaxy chris pratt
is second, followed by the black widow portrayed by scarlet escrow -- johansson. production is heading to broadway for a ten week run, gyllenhaal was last on the stage back in 2015. you have probably heard of turning water into wine, how about turning water dispenser into a wine dispenser. bloger overseas tapped into her fridge's true potential. chair demonstrated how she filled the water tank with her favorite white wine and voila. the only down side, the wine does not age well out of the bottle. the winter storm is bringing ice and rain to the
at ikea, we believe that making room for one more shouldn't cost more. spend your holiday overjoyed and under budget. everyone, 6:55 saturday morning, winter weather advisories remain in effect for the next couple of hours. expiring at 9:00 a.m. for cape may and cumberland and kent counties. for the heart of the viewing area, 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. in the lehigh valley and the poconos. the warmer air moves in and
temperatures get above freezing and the icing we're dealing with this morning goats over to cold rain. double scan live we've set it in motion for you. still snowing in the lehigh valley and the poconos. everybody else, freezing rain. if you're in glassboro, you might think it's pouring out there. that rain is freezing on contact with the cold ground, severing turning into a sheet of ice -- everything is turning into a sheet of ice. be careful. icing at 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m., 34 above the freezing mark. we've changed over to cold rain. 1:00 p.m. it's cloudy and fog settles in. lehigh valley, snowing by 9:00 a.m., icing through 11:00 a.m. by afternoon again, cloudy with the fog settling in. watch out for messy roads there's a lot of ice and snow accumulations up there.
gray. >> chris, thank you for the update. a true american hero was honored at citizens bank park for serving in desert storm. shot in his own neighborhood after returning home to south philadelphia with hard work he walked again only to lose a leg due to complications. that did not stop him. he played in the wheelchair games with he won several gold medals. he attended the joe of sharing party where he was surprised to an all and he knows paid trip to phillies fantasy camp in clearwater. >> i feel like a kid at christmastime. it's appropriate for the holidays, it's festive and it's an awesome gift something i will never forget. >> well deserved, thank you for your service. >> he is a coach working with other wheelchair athletes and veterans. >> we have another hour of
"action news" coming up. here's some of the stories we're working on for you. we're keeping an eye on the wintry mix of snow and ice and rain that's moving through the lehigh valley and delaware valley this morning. meteorologist chris sowers will have an update for you in moments. >> taking adorable to a whole new level. we have one fire station's christmas card that's gone viral. those stories when "action news" continues in just a moment. i feel like i went to bed an hour ago. i'll make the cocoa. get a great offer on the car of your grown-up dreams at the mercedes-benz winter event. it's the look on their faces that make it all worthwhile. thank you santa!!! now lease the 2017 c300 for $389 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer.
you, we are under a winter storm advisory this morning. you'll see snow and freezing rain. that is creating slick conditions out there on the roads. we have live team coverage of our wintry weather mix. chris sowers is tracking the slick conditions, bob brooks is out in the elements in the suburbs. we'll begin with chris sowers at the "action news" big board for the latest. busy morning, chris. >> reporter: busy morning, i want to show you what's going on. this is taking place across the large portion of the viewing area. we're no longer seeing snow in the lehigh valley, just ice pellets and freezing rain. this is was sent in to my twitter account. this is a cover of the grill it's a sheet of ice. it's raining and the rain