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>> break, now on "action news," work on a water main break that's broken leads to the closure of several busy roads for the morning rush. >> trail trouble. recent crimes on a popular path has joggers and bikers on alert. >> happening today, senator john mccain makes a surprise return to washington just days after his cancer diagnosis as republicans take another stab at healthcare reform. >> good morning out there. it's 5:30 on this tuesday july 25th. let's go right on over to meteorologist, david murphy. it felt a lot better stepping outside today than it did recently and matt pelman is in with traffic for karen rogers. good morning. >> guess it wouldn't have taken much but it definitely was a little bit refreshing. >> yeah, not as humid this
morning and certainly not as wet. there's a little drizzle on your windshield some neighborhoods. as we take a look at the wide view on satellite we also have a flood warning in effect down if salem county along the salem river so that's an area where you want to be careful to turn around if you find any flooded areas. that should expire later this morning. and there you see on satellite a band of rain getting ready to come through did and it dumf rain and even gave us some gusty winds from some thunderstorms. want to show you storm tracker6 live double scan real quick this morning, though. there's just a couple of little blips of green here or there on the radar so a very light brief spotty shower around this morning. eeing some ofhere it isn't that drizzle on the windshield so no more major rain on the way today. as we take a look at temperatures, we're at 67 degrees in philadelphia and as matt mentioned and tam the humidity is down a bit this morning so a little bit humid if you start working out or moving around but not too bad. 64 trenton, 66 allentown. there's the 67 in philadelphia. 70 wilmington and 70 down the pike in dover and as we go
through the day, 84 degrees by noon by -- or actually 81 degrees i should say by 3 o'clock. 81 will be your high today. there is that flood warning that we've been talking about down in salem. looks like a beautiful day tomorrow before the humidity comes back. we'll talk more about that in the excuse sieve accuweather 7-day, matt. >> f the right direction. good morning david. good morning, everybody. speeds are still in the right direction. they're still up here along the schuylkill expressway. due in part to the fact that overnight construction has cleared so the lanes are opened. they're a lit road has been milled and still not paved but you're good to go as you come eastbound past the blue route in toward the conshohocken curve. crews return tonight around 9 o'clock. they'r street expressway for now. they'll return at 11:00 tonight but at that time moment you're good to go in both directions with all lanes reopened. on the big picture not bad so far this morning along the roosevelt boulevard or i-95. of course we're watching that 8-inch water main break i fishtown centered at the frankford and thompson by the fishtown tavern.
katherine is going to have more on that in just a minute. this morning the brooklawn circle is flooded. 130 at 47 is not where you want to be. 130 in logan township northbound flooded owed. 295 is good alternate. overturned vehicle on the garden state parkway egg had a a -- harbor township. slowing because the left lane is blocked. use 322 instead of 40 through mays landing. that's blocked off by the branch of the library because of a water main break so river road locally or again 322 are alternates. matt. >> back to that water main break, matt that you mentioned. it's our breaking story on "action news." it knocked out service to a dozen customers in the fishtown neighborhood and detours as you know are in place around it for the morning rush. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at franklin and thompson streets tracking the progress on those repairs. katherine. >> reporter: matt, water department crews will be out here later on this morning to
begin those repairs but in the meantime, this intersection is closed as well as some surrounding streets. a dozen properties are left without service and you can see where the road is buckled right in the middle of the intersection here in fishtown. so, this intersection remains closed. the water department was called here overnight for a water main break at frankford and thompson. crews were able to shut off the 8-inch main. whout water service while repairs are made. two of the properties have water in their basements. as for what this means for morning rush, expect closures in the area and those closures could last throughout the day. frankford is closed frora to th. shackamaxon is closed from girard to thompson and thompson is closed from leopard to frankford. the route five bus is detoured around here, too. you can get t girard. girard is opened. again, expect these closures this morning. the water department will provide updates later on today when more on -- when exactly
we can expect these roads to open but again in the meantime 12 properties remain here without service and this intersection and surrounding streets remain closed. we are live in fishtown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> katherine thank you for that. new here on "action news" a man shot 13 times is now clinging to life. the gunfire erupted around 9:00 last night on the 3900 block of brown street in philadelphia's mantua section. the victim is now in critical condition and police are searching for a suspect and for a motive in this shooting. also new, a vehicle jumped the curb and slammed into a store in south philadelphia. the car spun out of control after a crash with an suv. this all happening along passyunk avenue near lambert street around 9:30 last night. one person was injured. there is minor damage to the store front. and there's been long running tension and concerns over the security of the schuylkill river trail and two recent robberies are raising the issues yet again. philadelphia police say last week a group of teens muscled
someone off of a bicycle and then stole it near race ted two teens jumped him and stole his iphone near 25th and weekend. this even after efforts in the last year to make the trail safer including the installation of and mile markers as well as the newly founded trail watch. >> if yriod of time and the numr of incidents here as compared to any neighborhood or any community it's far few working. >> the city plans to install surveillance cameras and emergency call boxes along the s summer. >> ♪ >> 5:36 now. the u.s. senate is gearing up for a make or break vote on republican healthcare reform today. the stakes are so high senator john mccain is m dramatic return just days after being diagnosed with brain cancer. it starts with a procedural if more than two republican senators vote no, the effort to overhaul the affordable care act cannot move forward.
if the vote passes the first hurdle, it opens up 20 hours of debate. at an event in west virginia president trump put the pressure square on his health and human services secretary tom price. >> by the way you're going to get the votes? he better get them. otherwise i'll say tom, you're fired. i'll get somebody else. >> the vote count is still unclear because no one seems to know which bill they will be voting on. a repeal only measure? or legislation to repeal and replace the aca. >> ♪ >> new this morning, police in delaware county released surveillance pictures of a man suspected of placing a skimming device on an atm. the device was placed on an atm at the beneficial bank on delmar drive in folcroft. it was on the atm july 1st and 2nd and then july 8th and 9th. the suspect made withdrawals throughout the area and they
say he may have been driving a dark colored four-door vehicle. a search goes on for a person swept away in the brandywine river were -- in wilmington. few other details have been released. >> fast moving overnight storms led to several water rescues in the lehigh valley. police blocked off part of lehigh street in salisbury township when flash floods caught drivers off guard. >> the rain was coming down i guess as hard as i've ever seen it but it -- everything looked just like hard rain and then all of a sudden it sort of hit all at once. >> nearby along oxford drive a tree toppled onto a house. fortunately the homeowner there says there is no significant damage to the roof. >> so, we are drying ourselves out today? sounds good. but tomorrow sounds great. >> tomorrow is going to be beautiful. today a lot of clouds, some sunny breaks and the on storm tracker6 live double scan while we are mostly dry, there is a little bit of a blip
right in the center of the region just to the south and west of philadelphia pushing into western chester county. little green you're seeing on the radar there, so a couple of very scattered sprinkles and showers this morning. elsewhere you might have some drizzle on the windshield from some low clouds. let's check out sky6 and we'll see what we're looking at out there. ben franklin bridge, yeah, there's the cloud cover. doesn't look particularly low over philadelphia but even here it's possible that you see some drizzle on the windshield this morning. your temperature currently is 67 degrees, not too bad. and also check out that dewpoint. all the way down to 64 so just light humidity out there. might feel a little sticky if you're working out early bullet not too bad. winds out of the east-northeast at seven helping to inject a little moisture into the picture and keeping those clouds thick to start out. ocean temperature 75 so if you're at the beach today, not tracker6 shows you that as we go through the morning and into the afternoon, there is the chance of a spotty shower. we're also looking at a fair amount of cloud cover today with perhaps some occasional sunny breaks. that's more or less what to
expect. that's the 2 o'clock view. again the model isn't placing these little showers exactly where they might pop up but it's giving you an idea there could be some spotty stuff around. later in the afternoon, early evening maybe a couple slightly steadier showers. not looking at thunderstorms foday, though, and most of and quick. if you're super unlucky you might be in a spot that keeps getting a few of these in a line but obviously a lot of area basically dry all the way up to 10, 11 o'clock there could be a bit more of this so some light shower activity around today, mostly cloudy skies but not all that humid especially as we go later into pass the last couple of days. 68 degrees by 8 o'clock. 72 by 10 o'clock. 75 by noon. and it will take us until about 3 o'clock to get to 80 and probably 3:30 or 4:00 before we hit our high of 81 degrees t not too shabby. high temperatures across they le it will stay in the mid 70's in toms river trenton, allentown, upper 70's possibly in reading and about 80 in philadelphia wilmington millville and 70's, upper 70's for the most part down the
shore. dewpoints this morning are in the mid 60's across the most part -- for the most part and kind of fluctuating between the low to mid 60's today so is really nice and for the phillies tonight mostly cloudy skies, 77 for the first pitch, 71 in the ninth inning. i can't rule out a spotty sprinkle or shower coming through but at this point it doesn't look like it's enough to interrupt the game. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, mostly cloudy today, some spotty light brief showers around 81. tomorrow beautiful as tam mentioned. we'll start out with clouds in the morning but wind up partlyu. great for union fans and phillies fans at night. then on thursday, the humidity builds back in. and in the evening, some strong thunderstorms may pop again and some of that could continue overnight right in through friday morning. and then friday we're hoping for some drying out in the afternoon but that will be a couple of humid days. then we get a weekend that's looking good. mid 80's on saturday and sunday, dry and nice. >> thank you david. it is now 5:41 and a new meaning to micro managing. a company is now offering to
makechip its employees. daily tasks easier. >> the woman charged with abducting a baby from the king of prussia mall will be going to prison. hear the sentence the judge handed down. >> see what happened moments before this trailer crashed on the -- ooh, ooh, ooh -- garden state parkway. you got to see that one. matt. >> that is cringe worthy. good morning, tam. nothing too cringe worthy in lionsville. looking good along 100 at 113 as you travel between the pennsylvania turnpike and 30 bypass. no issues this morning. we'll check the blue route and talk about a water main break in south jersey when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> it's not raining everywhere and in fact it really is only just raining here, the commodore barry bridge where we caught a little bit of a shower breaking out. and that could happen from time to time today. getting up to 81 degrees. it will be mostly cloudy. better day tomorrow. >> all right. let's go on over to our friend matt pelman. how are the roads looking matt. >> not too bad. in most cases they're dry except that one spot that you managed the find there at the commodore barry bridge. they're dry here in plymouth construction at this point as you travel northbound on the blue route toward the mid-county tolls, we're looking good, passing that
barnes and noble over there where i spend so many sunday afternoons planning my next trip. one of my favorite things to do. on 476 the northeast extension overnight construction here. southbound lanes approaching lansdale theefof commission. they should be out of there before too long. we're getting word of a serious crash this morning in upper moreland montgomery county. it's right along county lined. i would just stay up on street road instead of county line to avoid that accident. have some downed wires in bryn mawr this morning by harriton park. it's along harriton road between morris avenue and old gulph road. ithan avenue could get you burlington bristol bridge up right about now for a passing ship. head up to that turnpike connector bridge instead. and we still have an overturned vehicle on the garden state parkway northbound approaching 322 and 40, the black horse pike. the left lane out of commission there although we are seeing speeds start to rise so i'm wondering if maybe they're in the process of getting that cleared out. use 322 or river road instead
of main street route 40. they're repairing a water main break by the branch of the atlantic county library. they think that 40 main street is going to be blocked off most of the day so again, 322 or river road gets you around it. time for the commuter report and speaking of rivers, yeah, flooding this morning in westville along broadway around the brooklawn circle as well. that wholea often floods out in rain events. tam. >> new here on "action news" dramatic video shows on the moment a train came within inches of an overturned car in oklahoma yesterday morning. police dashcam video shows officers trying to help a woman out of her flipped car. she was trapped inside by her seat belt. and then seconds later a train missing that car by just a few feet. paramedics and firefighters were finally able to free the thankfully she was not injured. and a tenth person has died after a horrific case of human smuggling in san antonio. as many as 100 undocumented
immi into a sweltering tractor-trailer. the air conditioning was not working and the driver, 60-year-old james bradley was in federal court yesterday. he claims to authorities that he didn't know anyone was in the trailer until he opened it up after hearing banging from inside but even after discovering at least one person was dead, he did not call 911. >> imagine being able to get into your office and log into your computer with just a wave of your hand. that is becoming a reality for a wisconsin company. more than 50 employees at three square market in river falls are getting a microchip implanted between their thumb and forefinger. it's about the size of a grain of rice. it will allow employees to get in and out of the building, log onto their computer, and buy snacks from the vending machine. >> it's the next thing that's inevitably going to happen and we want to be a part of it. >> employees are not required to receive the implant. >> i don't know that it's inevitable.
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>> our theme is water this morning. water main breaks, flooding, bridges over waters that are going up. i'm ready for a new theme, yeah. burlington bristol bridge is up right now but this one looks good, our good buddy ben, the ben franklin bridge treating us well this morning with no major issues for drivers traveling between camden and philadelphia. there's some of that water flooding in delaware blocking pyles ford road near route 82. creek road again with the theme, way road is the way to go to get around it.
hillside road still has a downed tree. campbell road could be your alternate there. a downed tree along woodside drive at mount airy drive. mass transit looks good. david. >> most of us dry with drizzle from low lying clouds from there windshield. there is a cluster of showers that have begun to pop up in northern new castle county delaware. southern chester county and parts of delaware county and a little while ago we showed you a sky6 image of the commodore barry bridge with a little rain on the lens and that's what it is, just that light shower. a couple of other little blips beginning to develop elsewhere so a few brief showers we're looking for today are already popping. these are dewpoints. temperatures right now are in the 60's across the region but i wanted to show you that we're in the mid 60's in the i-95 corridor and later these numbers are probably going to drop a little bit so it's not as humid as you step outside this morning and won't be this afternoon. going to get warm later. 80 degrees by 3 o'clock and a high of 81 probably clocking in about 4 o'clock today. tam a brief spotty shower is
possible today. clouds, some sunny breaks otherwise. >> okay, thank you david. a 71-year-old woman and her dog are safe after they became stranded in wilderness for six years. she went to olympic national park in washington to scatter her late husband's ashes. she says she became disoriented and couldn't find her way back to her car. she didn't have any gear but is an experienced hiker. she built a shelter beneath two big logs and held onto yoda tight at night for warmth. she ate current pine needles and even ants and drank water for a stream. after six nice nights she saw a helicopter and was lifted to safety. >> i started waving my hands as much as possible. i go please see me, please see me and finally then they waved at me. >> the woman and dog were fatigued and thirsty but otherwise were found in good health. >> strong will to survive there. time right now 5:53.
>> the woman whom kidnapped a baby from the king of prussia mall may be spending up to seven years in prison. cherie amoore was found guilty on all counts back in march. prosecutors say she befriended the infant's mother at the mall food court last year and then took off with the child. investigators say she wanted to convince her family that the baby was hers. the seven week old boy was not harmed during the incident. >> officials in new jersey have determined a lightning strike sparked a forest fire in burlington county last week. the blaze burned 3500 acres of the wharton state forest. a closer look at the charred trees revealed several of them had been struck by lightning. authorities think the first flames spread from one pine tree to another on wednesday night before the blaze was noticed on thursday. it is now 100 percent contained. >> 5:57 now. next and all new at 6:00 a.m., see what happens when a driver cannot control his camper. he pretty much takes out the whole roadway there on the garden state parkway. >> in honor of beach season,
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday july 25th. we are following breaking news. >> two men scale all the way to the top of the ben franklin bridge and police climb right up after them. >> several blocks are drying out in fishtown where a water main break sent water gushing down the streets. the mess is also diverting traffic. >> antipolice messages are found spray painted along a busy road in the city's grays ferry section. >> first up weather and traffic update with matt pelman in for karen and dave murphy. good morning. >> we've been talking all morning about how there might be a little bit of drizzle on the windshield and there is