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snow of the season and penndot is getting ready brining i-95 in northeast philadelphia and the schuylkill expressway in center city. in new jersey they were loading the salt trucks at the department of public works facility in lyndonwald and this was the scene today on 95 in newport delaware as big trucks were putting down brine solution there. we have all the bases covered tonight. "action news" reporter sara bloomquist and gray hall are covering the philadelphia area and northern delaware but first lets get the ratest from meteorologist, cecily tynan and adam joseph. >> this is the first time this season that our entire viewing area sees some snow. not a major snow storm though, double scan live radar showing the elongated piece of energy moving out of the ohio valley transferring low pressure off the carolina coast and moving northeast out to sea. this means we'll see snow tonight into the early morning
hours. zoom in on storm tracker we see snow now reaching the ground, kent county, delaware and lynn tells me on facebook it's been snowing an our and beginning to stick and snow starting in wilmington and this is filling in over the next few hours as we head later on tonight. a winter weather advisory is posted starting at 8:00 tonight until 6:00 tomorrow morning. for really all areas south of the pennsylvania turnpike. it's not a winter storm warning because we are looking at generally light snow accumulations and temperatures now down to the freeing point and we are dropping down to the 20s overnight and anything that falls on untreated suffer as will be sticking and temperatures dropping quickly it's going be a light powdery snow and not a wet snow. for details on the timing of the storm lets head of toage able. >> the timing is a benefit for most of us, the steadiest snow is falling when the majority of
us are home in bed, sleeping and dreaming in another world. so between now and 8:00 p.m. the snow is moving in but the steadiesteady est snow doesn't fall until 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 in the morning and then wrapped up and moving out by 4:00 to 6:00 in the morning as it ens from the west to east. and as we look at how much we are expecting here with the four different models but this is for philadelphia specifically but that doesn't change much. an even distribution of what we see a general 1 to 2 inches for most and some areas 3 inches in and around philadelphia and chester and montgomery county and salem county in new jersey and far less into foreign areas like the lehigh valley and dover and the shore. and breaks of sun developing by the morning rush and still slick spots around that we'll have to watch because the temperatures will be low in the 20s and as we
take a look at the road impacts as we go into the morning rush the main roads are minor and a good handle given how early the snow ends and the overpasses could have moderate impacts and same for the driveways and sidewalks. when cecily comes back we'll show you the snowfall expected map for tonight and the second storm over the weekend for some of us on saturday. >> adam thank you. lets go live to newport, delaware and news reporter, gray hall. how is del/dot getting ready for the first bit of snow? >> crews are actually treating the roads since wednesday and work throughout the night and the salt piles are ready and everyone has been waiting on it's snow and we are seeing flurries here in delaware. >> there will be no snow. >> customers at fairfax hardware in delaware are betting on no snow but the workers welcome the
winter weather while shoppers see it as a headache employees see green. >> if you recall last year if you look at our store we had customers in all three aisles. >> old man winter's visit is no surprise for delaware department of transportation workers, crews are getting ahead of the anticipated snowfall and workers are out and about and making sure people are prepared to tackle the winter weather. the snow should arrive tonight and some are preparing more than others. >> i have a four-wheel-drive at home and my husband get its ready we live in a hilly area. >> i think it will be cold for a long period. but for the most part i don't worry about it. >> tonight we lay down and go to sleep and we relax and tomorrow morning we deal with it. >> all right back out live, everyone is waiting on the snow to arrive and we can tell you again that the crews will work throughout the night to make sure the morning commute is as safe as possible. some 500 employees and 450
vehicles are available for snow operations here in delaware. live in newport, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist, is live at philadelphia city hall. we have two issues in the city a code blue in effect until next week because of the plunging temperatures and preparations tonight. >> first a little bit of snow and then the colder temperatures, the city is working to get the homeless off the streets to keep them safe as for city roads tonight there is a plan in place. >> at this salt yard at 48th and park side city road crews are gearing up for snow with the expectation of a dusting to 2 inches at most, they will start salting at the first sign of winter weather. >> the first snow make, right now we are looking at 7:00 until 9:00 and we'll keep going until we are done. at the rothman river rink,
people on winter break from school can't wait for the impending snow. >> love the snow, it's like a big white blanket. >> lisa is visiting from west africa, first time ice skating and first time with cold weather. >> really cold but i like it. my first time here. >> at rittenhouse hardware the shelves are stocked and things could get busy as people stop in for all the snow related stuff. >> shovels and de-icer and that sport of thing. your survival kit for getting out of a jam. >> the city streets department did not do the brining operation they start salting with the first sign of flakes falling from the sky. i'm sara bloomquist falling from the sky. >> falling from where else. >> crews in new jersey are busy all day getting ready for the snow. "action news" stopped by nj yard
in lawrence township this afternoon where they were loading plow trucks with the salt. the agency says the trucks are driving around all night clearing the roads and clearing the roads for the rush hour. and we have you covered for the morning commute the team will be on 30 minutes early starting at 4:00 a.m. to bring you the latest traffic and weather conditions and stay with 6abc.com/weather for the latest on the snow's arrival including constantly updated weather maps and real time images from stormtracker 6 live double scan. other news at this hour. a water main break sent rushing water into several homes in northeast philadelphia. chopper 6 hd was over the scene at 2:00 along the 11,000 block of mill brook road. it took the philadelphia water department more than an hour to shut off the water and crews are working to pump the water out of six homes, there is no word yet
what caused the 16 inch main to break. philadelphia police are trying to track down four men that forced their way into the hope of an 87-year-old man this afternoon in port richmond and they got away with a bundle of cash. "action news" reporter vernon odom has the story. >> reporter: this is the victim of the home invasion, 87-year-old richard, a former teacher at frankford high school. he told detectives at mid-day four men in their 20s somewhering hoodies knocked on his door on the 3400 block of emerald street and his nephew picks up the story from there. >> he said he was from the company and showed a badge and my uncle said he would call to verify, they pushed open the door. >> and said if he didn't give them money they would beat him up. >> the hoodlums ransacked the house and made out with a substantial amount of cash and his cell phone and left on foot
and remain at large at this hour. >> i told him not to have the cash, not to keep the cash in the house. he won't keep the cash in the house anymore. >> the whole basic neighborhood around here is nothing but drugs so -- you name it and it's probably here. >> it's gas works and police warn you should not open the door without checking with the utility first and the elderly gentlemen was overpowered. in port richmond, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." a pennsylvania state trooper who was killed in the line of duty last week was laid to rest today. hundreds of fellow law enforcement personnel lined up outside of the blair convenience center in allatoona to pay their muches to trooper landon weaver. weaver was just 23 and was shot and killed last saturday night responding to a domestic call and troopers shot and killed the
gunman after an all night manhunt and lawmakers in trenton are considering raising the legal able to buy cigarettes right now it's 19, but smokers would need to be 21 to buy tobacco products including e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco and snuff. they face fines if they were to sell to anyone under 21. coming up only chopper 6 hd was overhead today as crews in delaware county continued their search for a missing mother. using special equipment. plus, the big concert announcement the pina man is coming back to philadelphia. the snow is moving in quickly and i'm tracking the potential for another round over the weekend for parts of our viewing area and frigid temperatures. i'll have it all in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. the sixers may be down their star player for tomorrow's game and the flu bug has struck.
the unit uses radio waves, in this case melissa rodriguez who went missing in 2013. >> he started gridding the yard and the sides and said there is something here. >> something six feet long and four to fight feet below the gravel area of this house. last week cadaver dogs react the positively inside of the basement but no remains were found. today robert adams was hopeful. >> there was nothing there. >> it was her estranged husband, jose that reported her missing. he is refusing to cooperate. and they have dug up other parts of this property before. they watched and waited and were again disappointed no trace of the mother of two, the radar picked up a mass of dense clay not a body.
frustrated adams made it clear it was the right there to do. >> if it was your family member, would you want me to do what i am doing, the answer is absolutely. >> what is next in this more than 3-year-old case adams not sure. he will not give up trying to find out what happened to melissa rodriguez. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." a rally is taking place this evening in philadelphia protesting to a president-elect donald trump's cabinet selections, several dozen people are demonstrating outside of the jewish center in center city. calling on the administration to condemn steve banin and freedman. the chief of staff and freedman asassador to israel.
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aggressive at times and he'll evaluate now this offseason. >> but all in all jaws believes that peterson will become a great head coach. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." joel embiid missed the practice today with a stomach bug, he is listed as questionable for the game against the celtics. >> the sixers don't have many wins this season but two in their last two games, brett brown's team has mojo working. >> to win in denver and win here at home against minnesota, it all adds up with the real point of the question we have to find ways to close out 48 minutes, it's a long game for our group. 48 minutes is a long duration for this young team. >> you have to get a one, two and three in the same column. it's fun. >> a big challenge. cecily tynan tracking the
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wilmington it's snowing. new jersey and oxford and pushing towards philadelphia. the action cam in wilmington look at that a half hour ago the flakes are falling. allentown and reading 29 and trenton currently. low pressure is moving outside of ohio valley and moving out to sea and this brings us steady rain and snow. while many of us are sleeping overnight. future tracker 6 showing at 11:00 it's steadier filling in at 2:00 the snow reaching all the way to the coast. look how quickly it moves out. by 6:00 it's already moving off the shore. sunshine returning by mid-day.
expected snow north of the pennsylvania turnpike. poconos a coating at best be pennsylvania turnpike to the shore 1 to 3 inches and a ripoff zone from cumberland to kent with a coating to inch of snow. and the bigger storm happens this weekend, we are talking about it all week. saturday a coastal storm emerges from the carolinas and parts virginia beach could get more than 6 inches of snow and the latest models have shifted this a little bit further to the west and we'll get clipped and a winter weather warning is posted for kent, cape may and atlantic county. anywhere from 2 to 6 inches and a sharp cutoff as you move inland this is something you have to watch. could be a bigger event down the shore on saturday than tonight.
so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast you wake up and the snow is done falling from the sky, but be careful roads could be slippery and partly sunny and cold and 35 degrees, temperatures really crash over the weekend. saturday the coastal storm brushing the coast. tuesday temperatures climbing above freezing and it cuts to the west and pulling up mild air and 52 degrees likely with a high of 46 degrees. the snow is falling tonight and the potential coastal storm on saturday. finally tonight local students with an eye for color and green thumbs are putting
finishing touches on floral arrangements judged at the pennsylvania flower show. horticulture students from the north montco center in landsdale spent today making sure each stem and each pedal -- were just right. abc world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel 6. and get the latest from accuweather. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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