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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 january 2nd. >> we're following breaking news. a water main break is causing a big mess in northeast philadelphia. in neighborhood right now. >> a shooting near temple university overnight sends a 24-year-old man to the hospital. >> the deep freeze continues this morning as most people have to head out back to work and school. i've got on snow boots under the desk. i think i'm going to probably wear them all january. >> you do. i didn't even notice that. >> they're very warm. >> tam is always prepared, karen. >> she is and looking good in those snow boots. you need heavy layers. >> and maybe cover up the skin a little bit. we were talking about that a lot yesterday. take a look at the weather center. we've got plenty of sunshine coming. that's not really going to help very much because the temperatures once again are going to be raw as are the wind chills and they definitely are this morning. 13 degrees right now in philadelphia. as you step outside in
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trenton, you're at 11. allentown just nine. 10 degrees in reading. 12 degrees in wilmington. 12 in millville. and 16 in cape may and once again it's those wind chills that are really the problem with winds building now into the teens in some neighborhoods, it feels like it's 3 degrees below zero in philadelphia, very similar to this time yesterday morning. 1 degree below zero in trenton. a wind chill of two down in allentown. five below zero in reading. three below in wilmington. millville's at zero and cape may at four. as we go through the day, sunshine but temperatures remaining very cold. it looks like we'll stop in the mid-20's. this model has 24. i'm going to go 26 for a high. either way the wind chills are going to make it feel a lot worse. we're looking at single digit wind chills probably through about lunchtime or so and then stopping at about 12 this afternoon. you have to bundle up but cover up. lots of layers as you head outside today. possible nor'easter coming for wednesday night into thursday karen bringing at least parts of the region snow. i'll have the latest from accuweather coming up. >> all right, dave, we've got
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problems just coming in. the new jersey transit river line is suspended right now in mercer county. it's all because of debris on the tracks near hamilton and they're out there trying to pick up. it's suspended between hamilton avenue and the trenton transportation center much watch for those restrictions. also the norristown high speedline they have equipment problems and seeing 15 minute delays. it is so brutally cold outside to be waiting 15 minutes for your train or to find out that it's not running at all with the river line so be prepared before you head out. we had an accident that very quickly cleared here on the white horse pike at copley road. watch for this in barrington, camden county. you you may see some emergency workers leaving the scene there. this is the blue route past ridge pike. we had an earlier disabled vehicle. here it is cleared. we've seen a lot of problems with disabled vehicles. this one here on the roosevelt boulevard extension has been out here for hours so watch for that on the boulevard extension as you're heading southbound right now. looks like it's just in the process of clearing. it was right about here a minute ago here so that one had been out here for more than an hour.
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you have to be prepared to be stuck out there in the cold. keep the blanket in the car extra cell phone battery. we've seen a handful of problems with disabled vehicles matt. >> good to be prepared for that. thank you, karen. a water main break has created an icy mess in northeast philadelphia neighborhood. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live on the scene at minden street. jeanette you say at the very least they've shut it off. >> reporter: they have shut it off. they shut it off a couple hours ago but matt, the thing is the crew that comes to fix the pipe doesn't get here until 9:30 in the morning. take a live look here behind me much the road is a pretty icy mess. they did have a salt truck come by and salt the road down just a bit. now it's kind of just a waiting game for that crew to come out and service can be restored to about 125 customers. take a look at this video though. it's just incredible to see one of the homes that was the most severely impacted. that water that you see there, it's actually leveled off in a drive way that dips down quite a few feet. so, we can expect that drive way to have quite a bit of flooding as well as the home
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next door. three homes were impacted in a similar way. so, again, 125 homes without water service at this point. and it will be about 9:30 until crews come out. we were just told that this is an 8-inch pipe that was running for about an hour or so, maybe a little more than that because this first broke, at least it was reported at 3 o'clock this morning. so, we will wait for crews to get here. in the meantime you might want to avoid this road. it's minden road and this area it's not a main road but certainly something you might want to avoid if you can do that. we'll keep you posted if any thing changes. reporting live in the northeast, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> thank you for that jeanette. also breaking this morning, gunfire left a man critically wounded in north philadelphia. temple university police and philadelphia police responded to the 1800 block of west norris street at 2:00 a.m. the 24-year-old victim was shot in the thigh and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. so far there's no word on suspects or on a motive. it is 6:04 and also overnight a man is fighting for his life shot twice in the
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head in north philadelphia. this happened on the 2200 block of north 23rd street late last night. police rushed the victim to the hospital. he's in very critical condition. there is no word on who shot him or on why. >> a germantown family is waiting for the heat to come back on in their home. victoria collins tells "action news" she noticed something was wrong yesterday morning. >> i went to turn the water on and realized we didn't have any water. so, the fact that we have a water boil or or heater that was a big concern. i figured maybe the pipes had frozen. >> collins says she called several plumbers but was told it would be days before she could get service. the philadelphia water department says internal pipes are the homeowner's responsibility. they have a list of tips on what to do to prevent pipes from freezing or what to do if you think your pipes are frozen. i have shared that link to the page on my twitter feed. >> all right. we've got some good news and when it comes to safety for air passengers.
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maribel aber has more on that at the nasdaq in times square. good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning. there's some good news to help you get over that fear of flying. 2017 marked the safest year on record for commercial air travel. this is according to both the aviation safety network and a dutch aviation consulting firm. they reported there were no commercial passenger jet fatalities in that 2017, 270 estimate there had to be about one fatal accident for every 16 million flights. stocks closed lower on a final trading days ago of 2017. right now looks like futures are pointing to a mixed open. reports on employment and manufacturing due out tomorrow. and the latest installment from "star wars" became the highest grossing movie of the 2017 over the weekend. "star wars: the last jedi" topped 1 billion in global revenue after three weeks in theaters. after premiere on december 14th with the second largest opening weekend ever, the film gained 120 million worldwide on new year's weekend. the latest hall moves "the last jedi" to first place for
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2017 topping disney's live action disney "beauty and the beast." disney is the parent company of 6abc. what a way to start the year, the force is strong. let's hope that it stays strong with the markets this year, guys. >> that would be good. >> maribel thanks so much. i thought "the last jedi" wasn't the greatest "star wars" movie of all time but i really enjoyed it. >> i would agree with that. >> i'm still waiting to see it. i'm behind. >> come on, david, where have you been? [laughter] >> my son saw it twice so, you know, that kind of evens things out. storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows you that we're dry and as we take a look outside, we are looking at the wind blowing in those flags on the parkway. this has been a common shot over the past week or so. it's cold out, the wind is blowing and that's really giving you an uncomfortable combination out there. right now we're at 13 degrees in philadelphia. just nine in allentown, 12 in wilmington, 11 in trenton, 12 in millville and of course those wind chills thanks to that flag blowing wind making it feel like it's three below zero in philadelphia and trenton. even worse up in reading. a 0-degree wind chill in millville. everybody needs to cover up
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that skin and bundle up as you head outside this morning. bring along the shades if you're behind the wheel, too. we've got cloud cover out to the west that probably falls apart before it gets here. once again, we're expecting mostly sunny skies. still bitter cold in the lehigh valley, though. a high of 24. wind chills in the single digits most of the day. at the shore lots of sun but bitter cold, 27. feeling worse than that. and in philadelphia, a high today of 26 degrees, plenty of sunshine. brisk and cold, though, with those winds out of the west at eight to 16 miles per hour. and again, future tracker6 showing you wind chills below zero this morning. by noon, probably only about 11 in philadelphia. and by 3 o'clock, which is typically the most comfortable part of the afternoon, not so today. a wind chill of about 13 in philadelphia by noon -- or by 3 o'clock. nine in allentown and 12 in millville. and more of the same in the evening and on into the late night period. adam and cecily later tonight will again have pretty raw numbers to show you. overnight tonight the winds die down a little bit. mainly clear but still pretty bitter. 14 the overnight low in philadelphia. and as you wake up tomorrow
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morning, probably down around eight in some of those outlying suburbs. on thursday, it gets a little milder but the big story will be a coastal low pressure center, a nor'easter coming up the coast and affecting us starting wednesday night and then going in through a good portion of thursday. now, most of the models over the last couple of, oh, maybe, five, six days i would say have had this storm trending a little farther off the coast than the typical coastal nor'easter which would really dump tons of snow on us so we're thinking the most likely scenario for this to be far enough off the coast where we only get several inches. there's the second scenario that actually pulled the storm even farther away and in that case we would just get a brush of snow right down along the coast. having said that, we are still looking at some variety on the models. future tracker6 shows you arrival time of about 9 o'clock down the shore and then overnight this spreads back to the west of philadelphia with the steadiest stuff from about philadelphia down to the shore. the euro model winds up at the end of this by thursday afternoon with about one to 3 inches from philadelphia
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down to the shore. less, maybe a coating to an inch out to the north and west and we think this is a pretty good bet, although i do want to quickly show you that there are at least some models that are going higher than that. the rpm is suggesting as much as five in philadelphia. the north american 3.3. and this would be if that shift would happen and the track of the low would be a little bit closer to the coast. again, we're thinking one to three, somewhere in there. but stick with us because there can always be changes in the track of that storm, which changes your snow output. your exclusive accuweather 7-day brisk and still very cold today, a high of 26. tomorrow in the afternoon, it's actually not going to be as harsh, a high of 31 so if you've been kind of hibernating through this deep freeze and you've been waiting for a period to get out and get stuff done the afternoon on wednesday will feel a little better. an accuweather alert on thursday, friday, saturday. for thursday it's the snow from the nor'easter, hopefully just a few inches out of this but stick with us. a high of 29. and then friday behind this storm, bitter cold returns to the region.
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arctic care on friday with -- arctic air on friday, 16. overnight lows of five and four are close to records. wouldn't be surprised if we set some record lows going into the weekend and then 23 is your sunday high. on monday, we are back to 38 which represents a bit of a thaw. however at the same time a clipper system could come through and give us a wintry mix that day. >> boo, boo, boo, boo and boo. [laughter] >> that's my rating. thank you david. 6:11. still ahead on "action news" neighbors remember the victims of the deadly plane crash in costa rica. some of them had ties to our area. >> developing overnight, frustrated travelers experience major delays due to a nationwide computer glitch. karen. >> live on route 42 and you see traffic moving pretty nicely. probably a little more volume than we've seen the past few days out here. but nearby we do have some bigger issues. we'll talk about that next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look there penn's landing, the ice rink. if you're going to go, make sure you start with the long underwear and keep layering up. it is cold. 6:14 and 13 degrees. >> not exactly the polar plunge karen, but certainly a place where you will come in contact with ice. >> for sure. and anywhere you have any water on the ground you're going to come in contact with ice out there with the temperatures we have. we've got a new problem that's just coming in. this is breaking news coming out of gloucester city. a vehicle fire happening right now. it's right on the base of the walt whitman bridge as you head eastbound on the bridge on the new jersey side here.
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walt whitman bridge eastbound we've got a vehicle fire. it's blocking the two right lanes so emergency workers coming to the scene right now. new problem that just popped up with a vehicle fire on the base of the walt whitman bridge on the new jersey side. we also have another water main break here in cherry hill, cooper landing road at snyder court. so watch for some ice on the road in that area. also white horse pike we had an accident at copley road. that has just cleared. but it's been busy out there and we expect busier traffic this morning as well. jeanette reyes has been talking about this water main break in northeast philadelphia. an icy conditions on minden road at medford road so stick to lester roads and dunk's ferry road to get around the ice on the road there. on the big picture, the water main break from yesterday still an issue over here and you want to watch for that right now on jamestown avenue at henry avenue. and we also have another restrictions in the area causing problems so you'll want to watch for. that let's go onoutside. this is the ramp from the schuylkill eastbound to south street and you can see a
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disabled trash truck causing a problem blocking the left lane on the ramp. so we've got penndot out here with the arrow board and there's the trash truck that's just kind of stuck out there this morning. we've had a number of problems with disabled vehicles and that's one that's creating a backup right now. on the waze app i found l hayes talking about this broken traffic light on stenton avenue in the city near up saul street. look at these temperatures. it's only 9 degrees in quakertown and pottstown, 13 degrees in center city. it's another frigid start to the day. 11 in hammonton, 12 in dover. feels like minus three in the city so a cold start to the day even though we'll have a high of 26 it won't feel that warm quote/unquote tam. >> thank you, karen. new this morning, a computer outage left air travelers coast to coast waiting for hours. u.s. customs and border protection says its processing systems at airports went out for two hours. international travelers had to be processed in a different way than normal so that caused
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a backlog. the outage is over and it was not malicious. security databases were available the whole time. >> investigators with the u.s. national transportation safety board are joining the investigation into the tourist plane crash in costa rica. 10 americans were killed including families with ties to our area. university of pennsylvania student william steinberg died in the crash along with his parents and two brothers. they were from scarsdale, new york. authorities say the weiss family of belair, florida, also died. property records show they lived in montgomery county until 2004. their neighbor in florida was overwhelmed by the news. >> you never want it to happen to somebody that you know and they were a good, good family. >> nature air is costa rica's largest charter carrier. it generally has a good overall safety record since its founding in 1990 but did have a crash last year killing a passenger. costa rican investigators say strong winds or mechanical problems likely caused the
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>> ♪ >> happy new year everybody. it's shoshana at soul beats studio with "action news"'s fitness tip. i got the methacton high school students here. meet gracie and lauren. grab a set of hand weights. we're doing a boxing combo. get into some squat. give me two hop. hop, hop then you punch, punch. watch those oblique. stay low. girls keep going. resolutions are overrated much i want you working on you now. now is the time. every day for a healthier stronger you. doesn't matter what your age is. get to it. >> i like it. >> she always inspires me. she does a good job with that. let's check mass transit. we have problems with the river line. new jersey transit river line suspended between hamilton avenue and the trenton transportation center. removing debris from the tracks at hamilton. 15 minute delay with the norristown high speedline because of equipment problems. it's a cold morning to be
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standing outside waiting for a train so make sure you check that before you head out and i've been tweeting all of this as well. new problem here, an accident that's in lansdale on valley forge road northbound. they've had to block it here at main street. stick to orvilla road or broad street to get around it, dave. >> speaking that of cold wait for the train, here's your commuter forecast this morning and karen we are looking at temperatures ranging between about 12 and 14 degrees by 8 o'clock. the evening commute not a lot better. 21 degrees more or less as you're waiting for the train or the bus and a high today of just 26 degrees and like yesterday, we do have a bit of a breeze blowing through the region and i expect wind chills in the single digits through the morning and probably only up to about 12 or so in the afternoon so it is going to be pretty brutal out there. if you're headed to the airport all green aircraft, no major delays. no sign of precipitation in any of our big travel destinations but bring the parka if you're headed to chicago. the temperature right now is 7 degrees below zero and in boston it's just five. tam. >> okay, thank you, david. health officials in england launched a campaign to help parents try to take some control of their children's
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>> breaking right now on "action news" water spills into streets damaging property on a dangerously cold morning. we're live in northeast philadelphia. >> also breaking overnight a drive by shooting injures two people as they stand outside a corner store. >> and it's back to work and school for the first time since the deep freeze settled over the delaware and lehigh valleys. the wind chills out there are making it feel like zero. >> and this just in to "action news." a burst pipe at interboro high school in prospect park delaware county has the high school closed today. all other school buildings in the district are opened. >> good morning. it is 6:30 now on this cold tuesday january 2nd. let's go over to dave murphy, see if he can find a little warmth somewhere under his shoe maybe. karen rogers with traffic. >> i don't know about that. >> we're dealing with the cold for such a long period of time. >> yeah, no kidding. it's been pretty raw over the holiday weekend and now we're continuing it today. there's going to be plenty of sunshine so you'll want your
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shades a little bit later on as you head out on the roads. that cloud cover out to the west probably missing us. but the sun isn't going to help once again today. we're only at 13 degrees currently in philadelphia and just nine in allentown. 11 in trenton. 12 in wilmington and 12 in millville and of course it's the winds that are really making the difference. right now they're in the teens and that's giving you wind chills making it feel like it's below zero in most spots this morning. three below zero wind chill currently in philadelphia. one below zero in trenton. two below in allentown. five below zero in reading and 2 degrees below zero in wilmington. zero on the wind chill monitor in millville. as we go through the day, the temperatures are remaining cold. not quite as bad as new year's day when we only got a high of 20. today i think we're going to get up to about 26 in and around 3 o'clock this afternoon. lots of sun. a slow climb to that 26 and then easing back down to 21 by 8 o'clock. but of course, the winds again are going to be the big story. it will feel like it's in the single digits all the way up past lunchtime and probably only topping at about 12. obviously as you head outside today, you need to bundle up
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and cover up as much skin as you can because you can get damage to the skin in this sort of wind profile. as we take a look at the rest of the seven-day we've got a possible nor'easter wednesday night into thursday. hoping for fairly low impact from this, karen, but we'll run that down for you coming up in the accuweather forecast. >> all right, dave, we have more on our breaking news. this vehicle fire still out here and now blocking three lanes. it's right on the base of the walt whitman bridge on the new jersey side as you're heading eastbound so watch for emergency workers on the scene and this vehicle fire here walt whitman bridge eastbound. you want to stick to the ben franklin bridge instead. it's right at the base of the bridge and now blocking the three right lanes. in pennsauken in camden county, we've got a problem right now on 130 at browning road. the traffic lights aren't working and 130 is a busy area so no cross traffic allowed right now. that's going to take you a little longer. also in cherry hill, this water main break cooper landing road at snyder court. one of many water main breaks. cooper landing road also a busy area here.
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stick to haddonfield road or kings highway to avoid the delay right there. outside live on the ramp from the schuylkill eastbound to south street, this disabled trash truck still doesn't want to move. penndot is on the scene. you can see the arrow board. look at the backup here now that this trash truck is partially blocking the ramp. it's blocking the left lane and creating extra slowing here eastbound approaching south street. it's the ramp from the schuylkill eastbound to south street that's got this problem with the disabled trash truck blocking a lane. on the roosevelt boulevard extension a disabled vehicle for over an hour on the boulevard southbound. it has cleared but we've seen a lot of problems like that. be prepared for your car to stop. give it time to warm up and keep that blanket inside the car today, tam. >> good advice. the philadelphia water department has been bombarded with calls about these water main breaks this week and we've got more this morning. let's go live to one of these scenes to jeanette reyes at minden and medford streets in the northeast and she's got the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
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tam. this is the latest -- one of the latest water main breaks. i know we've heard of a couple since this one happened at 3 o'clock this morning. i'm going to step out of the way here. we have some traffic because the road is back opened but boy is it slippery. add onto it the hundreds of gallons of water that came gushing out around 3 o'clock this morning and a salt truck was needed of course. take a look at this video we were able to get just a couple hours ago. you see that car there, the drive way dips down quite a few feet, so if the water is leveled out like you can see there you can safely assume that garage is flooded with waters. the homeowners we tried talking with them earlier this morning but understandably they're very upset about the damage they'll see once in water recedes. there are three homes that have been impacted in a similar way. however, 125 homes are currently without water. again, this happened at 3 o'clock this morning, that water main we're told is about 8-inches. they were able to shut it off a couple hours ago. the crew that fixes that they come around 9:30 this morning at the earl yell.
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est. the water department has been simply overwhelmed trying to keep up with all of these water main breaks. the best they can do is shut it off. fixing it of takes some time because they have but so many crews so you'll have to be patient with them if you find yourself impacted by all of this. in the meantime this area is probably going to get a bit busy. it's not blocked off so medford road here at minden is opened but if you can avoid it, i would do that especially once crews start to arrive at 9:30 this morning. reporting live in northeast philadelphia, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> thank you jeanette. also breaking overnight a drive by shooting wounded a man and a woman in philadelphia's germantown section. police say the gunman sprayed bullets from the back seat while the victims were standing outside of a corner store. it happened along the 5100 block of germantown avenue at 2:00 a.m. the man was shot multiple times. he is in serious condition. the woman was shot in the leg and is in stable. police are searching for a dark colored vehicle with
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tinted windows that left the scene. >> two key figures will be among those sworn into philadelphia city hall today. larry krasner will take the oath of office as the city's next district attorney. the former civil rights attorney was elected in the wake of seth williams' corruption conviction. he'll be replacing kelley hodge who has served as interim d.a. and philadelphia will also swear in its first female city controller. rebecca rhynhart replaces long time incumbent allen butkovitz. the inauguration ceremony for both krasner and reinhardt takes place at the kimmel center. >> 6:36. the first week of 2018 is offering the biggest lottery jackpots in months. no one has won the powerball or mega millions so the jackpots keep on climbing. $343 million are up for grabs in tonight's mega millions drawing. powerball players have a chance at $440 million tomorrow night. you can always see the winning numbers right after accuweather on "action news" at 11:00. >> as families return to work and school today aaa is predicting a crush of calls
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for car problems related to the cold. the local midatlantic chapter says it has more than 44,000 calls for help in december. that's a six year high. at freezing a car battery loses about 35 percent of its strength. at 0 degrees, it loses 60 percent. it's also important to make sure that your tires are properly inflated. mechanics also recommend making sure you have enough antifreeze in your car and leaving the car running for a few minutes to warm up that engine before you start to drive. >> turning now to david, the cars aren't going get a break today. >> no. >> no. >> cold this morning, cold this afternoon. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us that we're dry. heading outside we're expecting a good deal of sunshine today. and it's starting to make an appearance on the other side of the commodore barry bridge but once again, it is cold. you imagine being out on that boat on the water? my goodness. with no trees or buildings around you to block that wind coming across the river. 13 degrees right now in philadelphia and the winds are out of the west at 15 miles per hour. starting to pick up. probably going a little higher than that once the sun gets up
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over the horizon and currently the wind chill is 3 degrees below zero in philadelphia. some spots worse than that. satellite again showing you the lack of cloud cover so get the shades ready. lots of sun out there. your temperatures are currently cold up in allentown. 9 degrees there. 10 degrees in reading. 12 in wilmington and millville. really not much better down closer to i-95 and 17 in cape may. and again, those wind chills below zero across much of the region. three below in philadelphia. five below out in reading. so, bundle up and cover up on your way out the door this morning. this afternoon gets a little better than yesterday but still pretty brisk and cold. by 10 o'clock, 17. by noon, 21. yesterday's high was 20 on new year's day briefly at about 3 o'clock. today we expect about 26 for a high. again, around 3 o'clock. and by 6 o'clock you're back to 22. high temperatures across the region up in allentown will only get to 24 today. 23 in reading. 25 in trenton. 26-degree highs in philadelphia and wilmington. 25 in millville and down the shore in cape may, about 28. but of course those wind chills all day are going to
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make it feel much more raw, below zero wind chills right now. by noon, probably up to about 10 in philadelphia and then you get up to 6 o'clock this afternoon and into the early evening hours and you're back down into the mid single digits in allentown and reading. at about 11 in philadelphia and dropping from there later on this evening. winds die down but with the temperature it's still going to be a problem. tomorrow we have an area of low pressure building during the morning well to our south. by nighttime it will be coming up closer to us. most of the model runs over the last four, five days have had this storm far enough off the coast where it has fairly minor impact. the first most likely track would probably give us several inches of snow starting wednesday night in through at least thursday morning. and it could push back as far as philadelphia, maybe into some of the nearby suburbs. track two, though, would push that storm even farther off the coast and in that case you'd really be looking at just a little brush of snow right down along the ocean front.
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however, there are some variations in the models. right now we're looking at about 1.1-inches forecast by the euro out of this for philadelphia. less on the gfs. some other models make it a little bit higher and this would only happen if that track came closer to the coast. also in atlantic city at the airport you're closer to the center of the storm so that while some models are going with that brush by idea, you don't get much snow at all, others are actually really ballooning. now, do i think these are actually going to pan out? probably not. but it is in the realm of possibility. and by the way, the timing, this comes in probably at about 9 o'clock down the shore. and then by morning, it is spreading in closer to philadelphia. this new model run that just came out actually misses the city. can't guarantee that's exactly the way it pans out. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, today's high 26, brisk and cold. tomorrow night as harsh in the afternoon with a high of 31. tomorrow afternoon a good time to get stuff done. then that snow starts to come in by the coast probably after about 8, 9 o'clock at night. likely comes up to philadelphia overnight and on
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thursday, we do have the accuweather alert for a possible nor'easter with some snow in at least parts of the region and a high of 29 degrees. we're keeping that accuweather alert up for friday and saturday because bitter cold marches right back into the region behind that departing storm. friday 16. saturday's high 17. those lows of five and four are close to record lows. and then on sunday, 23. finally on monday we're back to 38 but a clipper system could bring us some mixed precipitation that day. again, that nor'easter on wednesday, a lot can still change and happen with that. hopefully it's low impact. >> thank you, david. it's 6:41 and trapped on a train. a five-hour trip instead turns into a 12 hour nightmare in the midwest. >> a coast guard crew in florida jumps into action when they watch a driver plunge directly off a pier. karen. >> our latest disabled vehicle was right here on i-95 southbound at cottman. the truck just drove away. we are seeing some slowing traffic beginning on i-95 and also we're going to check on a vehicle fire and a disabled
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trash truck. a lot going on this morning. that's next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 6:44. the ice rink along penn's landing pretty icy. the air outside pretty icy as well. 13 degrees on city avenue. >> ooh. ouch. let's go over to karen rogers and take a look at what's going on with your traffic. good morning. >> good morning. yeah, it's a really cold start to the day and we've got traffic troubles, too, so pay attention before you head out. let's look outside right now.
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this is 42 southbound past the walt whitman bridge. we just saw these speeds jump up. this vehicle fire was blocking three lanes and creating a real jam that spilled out on 676 southbound so watch for this right now. it's as you're coming into new jersey off of the walt whitman bridge on 42 southbound here. you want to watch for a vehicle fire that had been blocking three lanes. they might have just allowed some more traffic to get by because we saw those speeds kind of jump up and that area of red now an area of yellow. it's creating problems in gloucester city with a vehicle fire. also in pennsauken 130 at browning road malfunction traffic light and there's no cross traffic being allowed right now. a water main break, we've seen a few of these the past couple days. cooper landing road at snyder court. this water main break in cherry hill creating icy conditions there. stick to haddonfield road or kings highway to avoid the delay there. the water main break from yesterday in roxborough up here on jamestown avenue still creating a problem here and this disabled trash truck is an issue.
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let's go outside live there. this is the ramp from the schuylkill eastbound to south street and here's the trash truck. it's been stuck out there for over an hour. penndot's got the arrow board and you see how jammed the traffic is as you're trying to get off this ramp from the schuylkill eastbound to south street so expect some slowing there. had a number of disabled vehicles but a disabled trash truck not helping us any. in lansdale valley forge road northbound blocked with an accident. you have to stick to orvilla road to get around that. then the waze app i found lehigh avenue in blackwood someone reporting an accident here. for a lot of people, myself included, first day back to work, you got to get up, get going. we're seeing heavier traffic and really cold temperatures. it's only 9 degrees in quakertown. 13 in center city. 10 in hammonton but the wind chills in some spots below zero again, matt. >> thanks, karen. happening today, candlelight vigil was held last night for a colorado sheriff's deputy who was killed while responding to a disturbance report. the vigil for 29-year-old
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zachary parish took place in littleton at the church he and his family attended. >> to hear your stories ton and to hear about zach because that's what i'm clinging onto right now. >> authorities say the suspect 37-year-old matthew riehl fired more than 100 rounds before he was killed by a s.w.a.t. team on sunday. four other officers and two civilians were injured. authorities say riehl was an iraqi veteran who was on law enforcement's radar for rants against police. >> more than 140 amtrak passengers are breathing a sigh of relief after being trapped on a train for over 12 hours. the trip from chicago to detroit was only supposed to take five hours. the trouble included an engine problem and frozen tire tracks but passengers said the worst part was making stops in the middle of nowhere to just switch out the crews. they had to wait for hours. fortunately some of the workers took pity on those passengers and hand delivered hot sandwiches.
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members of the coast guard happened to be in the right place when a sedan plunged into the waters off panama city florida. the crew was refueling when they witnessed an 89-year-old man drive his car through the railing of the marina. they broke the car's windows and managed to pull the man out. he was taken to the hospital and he is expected to make a full recovery. >> ♪
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>> happy new year to the both of you. and i'm glad i got back earlier from hawaii because there were long lines at airports all across the country overnight after a nationwide commuter outage affected international travel. our david curley has all the details this morning. also ahead hollywood women joining forces for a new movement. it's called time's up. it's the fight sexual harassment in the workplace. two of the founders of this new movement will join us exclusively. how the group was formed and how they think it can make a difference. and it's bachelor season. and what many are now calling january-arie. arie is here live this morning after last night's big premiere its all coming up on "gma" you two. >> looking forward to all that of robin. >> i forgot dvr that. i hope it did it automatically. let's take a look outside at the schuylkill expressway here approaching the conshohocken curve.
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another disabled vehicle we're seeing right here. penndot is on the scene. you see the flashing lights. just a little building volume at this point on the schuylkill eastbound near gladwyne but we've had a ton of disabled vehicles. that's just our most recent one. new jersey transit river line still suspended between hamilton avenue and the trenton transportation center. they're dealing with some debris on the tracks. also norristown high speedline now back to normal. they had some equipment problems that are fixed but the wilmington to newark lane a couple trains are canceled because of equipment problems there. >> what a morning to have a break down. temperatures ripe for that. number in philadelphia right now is 13. i want to show you wind chills. this is what it feels like. three below zero in philadelphia right now. five below in reading. two below in allentown and wilmington. one below in trenton. and down in south jersey, not a lot better, wind chills down around zero so do bundle up as you head outside and plan on staying that way today. 13 degrees by 7 o'clock. by noon, 21. yesterday's high was 20 on new year's day in philadelphia. today we'll get to 26 but we'll still have wind chills making it feel closer to about
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12 degrees this afternoon because there will be a bit of a brisk breeze blowing. 21 by 7 o'clock tonight. we'll be right back with our top stories.
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with the fresh roasted peanut taste he loves. >> ♪ >> top stories 6:55. a water main break sent water gushing through the parkwood section of northeast philadelphia overnight. water damaged three homes and disrupted service to about 180
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customers along the 12,000 block of minden street. gunfire left a man critically wounded in north philadelphia. the 24-year-old victim was shot in the thigh and was that rushed to the hospital in critical condition. >> we have this vehicle fire here still jamming traffic on 42 southbound past the walt whitman bridge. look at that. 18 miles an hour. it's been blocking the three right lanes for pennsylvania while there. might want to stick to the ben franklin bridge instead. a new accident here blocking the left lane. we see penndot here. this is i-95 northbound past cottman. pretty heavy approaching to past cottman. we've seen a lot of problems with disabled vehicles and now a few accidents popping up. dave, people heading back to work. >> 13 degrees right now with wind chills below zero and this afternoon's high just 26. wind chills around 12 or so. so, do bundle up all the way. we'll see plenty of sun. the next big story is tomorrow night into thursday morning. where parts of the region could see some snow. we're hoping this nor'easter stays far enough off the coast to affect mainly south jersey with just light snow. stick with us 'cause things
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could change. >> it's the first time we're altogether in 2018. >> how about. >> we just want to say we hope your new year has gotten off to a great start and we're glad to be back with you. for karen matt david i'm tam. time now for "gma." >> ♪
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