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plant in new jersey. just one of many major problems caused by sandy. and snow and a lot of it. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> and good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is tuesday, october 30th, 2012. right now sandy being blamed for at least 16th deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county. almost 200,000 customers in our area in the dark because of sandy. federal government closed again today for all nonessential personnel. metro rail and bus service suspended at least until sometime this afternoon. metro will reassess the situation this morning. most schools in our area also closed this morning as well. a complete list at the bottom of your screen right now and online. nbcwashington.com. let's take a live look outside at 6:00 a.m. you can see it's still raining. winds have died down. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein says sandy is not quite done with us just yet.
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people are going to be dlaening up from the damage left behind. debris all over the roads, downed trees, and significant power outages throughout the region. >> and the potential for flooding yet to come because all the water that is still coming down has to run into rivers and such. and then we could still see areas of flooding. tom kierein is here with a look the aconditions now. tom? >> last picture, wasn't that beautiful? the rain was coming straight down, and the tree was hardly moving at all. the wind has greatly diminished. not having horizontal rain now. still heading across the eastern shore. it's not a heavy rain. storm team 4 radar picking up that from garrett county through west virginia, parts of kentucky, up through ohio, nipd, and michigan, it is snowing. locally, the dark green bands and yellow, just moderate showers that continue to fall across northern virginia, the district, and much of maryland. it is chilly, just in the low 40s much of the area.
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where it's snowing, it's near freezing, and elevations above 2,000 feet. and the wind gusts down to around 20 to 25 miles an hour. storm team 4 hour by hour forecast for this tuesday. expect occasional shourds for the rest of the day. and chilly with highs only in the upper 40s by fternodaon. i'll return in ten minutes. danella here now with a look at our traffic. >> good morning. early morning accident along i-95 northbound just past 610 in stafford. that accident looks to still be there. very light volume. not seeing any delays as a result of it. still tracking downed trees, downed wires. let head over right now to haycock road closed at westmoreland street due to downed wires in mclean, virginia. heading over as you're making the commute along 85, this is leonard town road at post office road. you're goingo see the left lanes blocked by flooding in that area. you can get by, but you have to do so in the right lanes. checking live cameras again,
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here's a live look at i-270 along falls road, i can tell you at clarksburg and the beltway, you're incident free. you are dealing with wet road conditions. if you have the ability, stay indoors. aaron, over to you. >> thank you, danella. following breaking news in connecticut. again, images just coming into the news room. a late night fire destroyed two homes in old saybrook, connecticut. firefighters couldn't get to the fire because the area the homes are in is flooded right now. firefighters tries to check to see if anybody was inside the home using an old retired fire truck, but they had to stop because the water caused electrical problems. this area was under an evacuation order. another major fire burning at least 50 homes in queens, new york. the fire so extensive firefighters had to call a sixth alarm, an indication of how many crews, trucks, people are on the scene there. started at 11:00 last night. firefighters say the homes are
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in a flood zone area. a part of the area of new york that was actually evacuated by order of the mayor. crews had trouble getting water because there was no water pressure in the fire hydrants there. some 200 firefighters and the national guard on scene. still trying to figure out what caused that fire. >> news 4's angie goff is live at the news desk with more breaking news out of new york city. >> many go, eun. explosions, flooding, outages and death, new york city was hit hard. many parts of lower manhattan are under water. can you believe this is fdr drive? and the flooding blamed for that, big explosion at the con ed substation. this left nearly 250,000 people in manhattan in the dark. then a mad rush at an nyu hospital after the backup generator fails. all patients, nearly 20 babies in the neonatal care unit
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evacuated. doctors scrambling to get the sickest out first. cancer patients carried down the stairs after the elevator failed to work. water just pouring into the transit tunnels. transit officials saying it could be at least four days before they can pump the floodwater out. the president declared a major disaster in new york and long island, which makes federal funding available to people who live there. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. new overnight, firefighters blaming sandy for the death of a man in anne arundel county. the pasadena man died when a tree fell on his house overnight. firefighters pronounced him dead on the scene. right now utility crews trying to restore power to hundreds ofhousands of people who lost electricity in sandy. dominion virginia has the biggest job ahead of it. more than 900,000 of its northern virginia customers in the dark. pepco says its homes and
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businesses have no power. more than 65,000 bge customers in our area without electricity. smeco is reporting hundreds of thousands of outages. and joining us now on the phone is metro spokesman dan e stetsell. tell us about metro and when you're going to decide you're going to reopen the service. >> good morning, eun and aaron. we expect to make an announcement to the public later this morning, certainly before noon, as to what customers can expect as we go through the day today. the early indications is the system has weathered the storm well. we do want to wait until sunrise so we can do another round of track patrols. we will go out on patrol and
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inspect the miles. the early indications ared goo. we'll keep you updated as we go through the morning. >> dan, are there any particular stations or areas in the system that have seen the most damage? >> i wouldn't describe the damage as major, but we've seen the water infiltration problems that we see in heavy rain storms like this one. it's pretty widespread across the system. the other types of issues we've seen, we've had debris, construction fencing blow onto the tracks, and we've had some local, very local power issues that would preclude us from starting service. some stations moved over to the generator temporarily and then back. so we're working through those issues, but, again, we look to be -- early indications are that the system is in good shape. >> one more quick thing. we know it took in new york city
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eight hours to restart the system. how long does it take to get everything back up and running with the trains? >> it probably won't be as long as that. new york is a much, much larger system. they need many, many more employees in the right position in order to restart service. it will be less than eight hours, but certainly it will take a few hours to do that. and so the early indications are a possible restoration could be after sometime later today. >> do you think it will be open tomorrow morning? >> i see no reason why it won't be open tomorrow morning. >> thanks so much. some the heaviest impacts from sandy are right along the coast, where many towns are dealing with flooding and big cleanup efforts this morning. erica gonzalez is in dewey beach, delaware, right now with more on the damage we're seeing there. erica, good morning. >> reporter: >> hey, aaron, good morning.
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the aftermath of sandy, dewey beach, rehoboth beach, most fared pretty well. you've got blocks of wood and along this roadway, things like that. but i want you to see this over here. this is what's really, really impressive because you've got bay on one side and then you've got the ocean on the other. stuff like this is all over the roadways in dewey beach and rehoboth beach. the past couple of days, rehoboth beach had eight inches of rain. there are more than 6,000 people without electricity in rehoboth, and there's still a driving ban on the roadways, which is why nobody's out here. nobody is supposed to be at work until after 4:30 this afternoon. thus far, things have remained boarded up. windows seem to have remained intact, and it looks like rehoboth and dewey beach have
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weathered sandy fairly well. in dewey beach, erica gonzalez, news 4. >> erica, thank you. 6:09. 43 degrees. coming up, the latest on when airports in our area will get back to normal after hurricane sandy brought air travel to a halt in the northeast. teacher: this is west virginia, pennsylvania, delaware.
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giving us rain here, snow out of the mountains. getting passing moderate showers across northern virginia, the district, and much of maryland. temperatures all around the region. these areas in the light blue are in the 40s. dark blue, the 30s, where they're getting that snow along skyline drive, and into the appalachians. that's going to continue
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throughout the day. hour by hour, we'll have occasional showers. temperatures in the 40s throughout the day with diminishing winds. i'm back with your seven day outlook in ten minutes. danella has a look at traffic. now, good morning. >> good morning. checking on early morning accidents. outer loop of the beltway as you approach georgia avenue, report of a crash in that area. heading over northbound, pennsylvania avenue at brooks drive in the northbound lanes, have report of an accident there. ed good news on i-95 northbound at 610 and stafford, accident out of the roadway blocking the right shoulder lane. i'm back in ten minutes. aaron and eun, back to you. still ahead, live in laurel, where downed trees are making getting around town tough in some spots. plus the start of a new season. why it's not getting off to the why it's not getting off to the best start.
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the jersey shore is another hard hit area. water flooded homes, businesses, streets, everything up there. nbc's danielle leigh is about 100 miles south of there at cape may. daniel danielle, what's it looking like there now? >> reporter: right now all of those rains i was standing in yesterday have been replaced by
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heavy, heavy winds. we are getting tossed around out here. when we were inside our hotel, it sounded as if we were going to lose some windows. sounded like banging and claterring around. if you take a look, all the boards have held. that's a lot better than other communities can stay. parts under water. when you take a look at this video of damage across the new jersey coast, we're talking about streets under water, downed power lines, downed trees. and this is just the damage we've been able to get a look at. when the sun rises, we'll be able to get a sense of the damage. across the north, more than 7 million people without power, at least a dozen people have died as a result of this storm, and large parts of these communities in significant damage. early reports, they're guessing we're talking about $10 billion to $20 billion worth of damage, and that could make this one of the costliest storms in u.s.
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history. reporting live from cape may, new jersey, danielle leigh, back to you. the president and mitt romney are taking a break from campaigning in respect to the storm's victims. the president returned to washington to oversee the cleanup of the super storm. mitt romney is also scrapping his plans. the republican presidential nominee and running mate paul ryan will hold storm relief events instead. the campaign is not saying what those events will involve. yesterday romney asked supporters at some of his rallies to donate to the red cross. many area residents will not be able to vote early because of sandy. governor martin o'malley ordered all early voting centers to be closed for a second day. he ordered early voting extended through december 2nd to make up for the missed days. 6:18 now. air travel both nationally and internationally remains crippled
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by sandy's impact. all flights going out of reagan and dulles remain cancelled until further notice. leaving the few passengers who are there to wait out the airports, which do remain open with limited staffing. right now there aren't any planes on the ground there either. they were moved to other airports in other cities before the storm. it could be difficult getting around the area with downed trees and flooded roads. tony tull is live now where sandy left an impressive trail of destruction. >> reporter: all morning long, we've been driving through montgomery county and howard county and laurel and prince george's county areas, we've seen lots of debris. lots of downed power lines, lots of low hanging power lines as well as trees down. take a look. this is one of the worst ones we've seen this morning here in laurel. you can see the massive, massive tree that has fallen onto this house. the good news, guys, nobody hurt. the family that was inside, they are staying the aa friend's house in the area.
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as you can see, the stump behind me is enormous. i'm 6'3", and that towers over me. the downed trees, the debris, everybody is going to try to figure out cleanup plans. take a look at these wires right here. this is exactly what we're talking about. the ones coming off this pole is a cable line. it's not active. this is just an example of some of the low hanging and downed power lines, cable lines that you're going to see as this storm starts to pass and daybreak happens and we start seeing the effects of sandy. some of the debris you mentioned, you can see right here. this little log broken off. this could cause major injuries. as you're heading out and assessing the damage to your properties, watch out for the low hanging power lines. tony tull, news 4. 6:21 is our time right now. time for weather and traffic on the ones. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here.
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tom? >> sandy still unloading rain and snow throughout a huge part of the northeast and into the midwest. snowing now, southern shenandoah valley right along skyline drive. maybe even some of the peaks into the appalachians. right around the washington metro area, still have moderate rain falling, and the winds thankfully have pretty much diminished a lot down to 20 mile an hour gusts. temperatures are chilly. only in the low to mid-40s much of the region. hour by hour today, it will stay chilly. the winds will diminish. we've got gusts 25 to 30, and they'll stay that way off and on into the afternoon as the rain continues off and on and finally ends around dawn. storm team 4 four-day forecast, improving news to tomorrow, thursday, and friday. afternoon highs in the 50s as we gradually dry out. that continues into the weekend. looks like good weather for trick or treaters tomorrow night. chilly start to each morning, though, all the way through the weekend.
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maybe a shower monday morning. i'm returning in ten minutes. danella with your first 4 traffic. checking on the crash, outer loop of the beltway approaching georgia avenue. that moved to the shoulder lane. travel lanes are open. sandy still seeing 50 shut down. the bay bridge completely shut down. in addition, the road closure. downed wires. cedar lane closed at hill top road due to downed wires. 66 nice and clear. also, 66 inside the beltway, no accidents to worry about. aaron and eun, back over to you. time right now is 6:23. our storm team continues to develop the latest developments on sandy.
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cavaliers in cleveland, which could still be seeing rain and wind from the storm. the wizards will be without star john wall. he's out with a knee injury and is not expected to return until december. tip-off set for 7:00. they say the show must go on. that is exactly what happened. late night with jimmy fallon taped a show yesterday afternoon in new york without an audience. the super storm kept many people away. fallon managed to line up a few guests. david letterman also taped a show without an audience. but other late night shows, including jon stewart and stephen colbert, all ended up canceling their shows. leave it to the faithful to keep it going without an audience. >> or is it that nbc still made them do the show? >> i'm sure it was still funny. >> exactly, right. 6:27 is our time. coming up, we continue to survey the damage from sandy. we'll have pictures coming your way from other parts of the country as well. anncr: it's said that character is what we do...
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and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. the rain is still coming it down, making it tough to assess how much damage we have in the area from sandy. right now we are learning more information on how much impact sandy is having on the d.c. area. the storm is being blamed for at least two deaths in the area, one in anne arundel county when a tree came crashing through a house. and a woman died in a car crash in montgomery county when her car hydroplaned off the road. the government is closed. metro is down.
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we leashed the transit agency will make an announcement sometime before noon today about when it will restore service. most schools are closed this morning. you can find a complete list of closures on the bottom of your screen and online at nbcwashington.com. a live look outside this hour from our front yard. the rain is still falling. it is still cold. if there's any saving grace, tom, the wind has died down a fair amount. >> those leaves are barely moving. that's a good sign. the rain is coming down vertically, not horizontally like it was yesterday. thankfully, yes, things have improved a lot. we're still here dark, and a lot of the damage wad done. we had gusts of wind to 80 miles an hour throughout parts of the region. as we get daylight, we really begin to assess this damage. still showing radar. maybe a few wet snowflakes trying to reach the ground north of washington. we were talking about yesterday. we are getting snow along
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skyline drive in the blue ridge and out of the appalachians. they've had 16 inches of heavy wet snow. right around washington, light to mod rerate rain in nearby suburbs. don't be surprised if you see that. it is cold. all these areas in light blue are in the 40s. dark blue in the 30s along skyline drive where it's raining and out into the mountains. elkins at 32 degrees where it's snowing. they are getting snow right along skyline drive now. we may see a few wet snowflakes, hour by hour today. we'll have occasional showers. it will be chilly, in the 40s throughout the day. i'll return in ten minutes. first 4 traffic with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still seeing problems in our area. checking the roads for you. if you're traveling in gaithersburg, debris in the roadway. let's take a look along i-270
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heading northbound. you're going to see the right lane blocked by flooding. not only the right lane, the right shoulder lane. stick to the left, and you'll be okay. folks are not wondering, are there hov restrictions? yes, hov restrictions are in place. but if you do have to head out on 395, i-95, volume is very light. so you don't need to jump in the hov lanes. >> thank you, danella. news 4's angie goff at the live desk with breaking news. >> good morning, aaron. we do have breaking news out of new jersey. a levee breaks in northern, new jersey, flooding three towns with three to four feet of water. this is the town of moonachie. right now they're in rescue mode and have no fatalities to report yet. angie goff, news 4. mayor vincent gray will drive around the city with the coast guard to assess the damage in the city. he's likely to see a lot of downed trees.
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news 4's megan mcgrath around the city. what are you seeing? >> we a >> reporter: we are seeing a lot of downed trees like this one behind me. this one still on cathedral avenue, but a ways up from the other tree we showed thu morning. this is a very large, mature tree snapped at the base in the wind last night. it came shattered when it hit the ground. fortunately, for these homeowners, it actually fell parallel to the houses across the front yards. we're not really seeing any damage at all. just a lot of debris. it's a big mess here. we also have a whole line of cars. amazingly, none of them apair to be damaged. i thought we might have a broken window or two, but the cars appear to be just fine. a near miss at this location.
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other trees down all around the area. when you're making your way into work, you may find yourself having to make an unexpected detour because you may come up against something like this, the tape across the roadway because of a downed tree and the likes. we've seen the trees tangled up in power lines. a lot of this debris out there. we should also mention, if you're driving today, we have all the leaves that came off and the heavy downpours that came off the trees. quiet coating of wet leaves on the pavement. all of this very, very slippery. when you hit those brakes, you come to a stop sign and hit those brakes, if you're on the wet leaves, we've got a problem. didn't realize this tree had fallen and the road is closed. having to turn around and take a little detour here. a lot of folks are going to have
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to do that this morning as they make their way in. you might come across a tree just like this one. so be careful. megan mcgrath, news 4. back to you. toppled trees are a big problem across the area, especially when they come down on power lines. news 4's melissa mollet is live in one part of alexandria where an entire neighborhood is in the dark. melissa? >> reporter: if you take a look behind me, you're not going to see any lights besides from the ones on top of your camera and one we have set up by our live truck just inn front of me this morning. this is exactly what you get when you have heavy winds and really, really soaked, saturated ground. look at this massive tree. it's probably about 4 1/2 feet high right here. the people that live in the house over there, so, so lucky that this tree did not fall the other way.
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a crew has been through here and set up cones along the road. if you're heading down the street, especially a dark one like this, you could run into a situation like this. let's safely cross the street here. if we can, you can see another tree here that came down. this one was chopped up as well. this is just what we're seeing all over the d.c., maryland, virginia area. very similar to this. neighborhoods like this out of power. we still see a lot of people out of power. hopefully, it will be turned on soon for them. this area still under that coastal flood warning for a little while longer today. we could see more flooding here perhaps in the next day or so. could get a little bit worse before it actually gets better.
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live in alexandria, melissa mollet, news 4. 6:38 is your time. 43 degrees. still ahead on "news 4 today," out of control, making it worse, flooded streets.
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good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. sandy out in the mountains. even getting a few snowflakes showing up here in montgomery county. near laytonsville, olney, and across the montgomery county line. you may be seeing wet snowflakes mixing with the rain.
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else where, all the areas in green and yellow, that is rain. it is going to continue off and on for the rest of the day. it is cold. down to low 40s to mid-40s locally. and down in the 30s where the rain is falling on skyline drive. hour by hour, throughout the day, occasional showers. 8:00 a.m. noon mid-40s. late afternoon mid-40s. occasional showers with diminishing winds throughout the rest of the day. storm team 4 seven day outlook in ten minutes. a look at traffic now with danella. good morning. >> good morning. still keeping my eye on an early morning crash in district heights. this is northbound pennsylvania avenue at brooks drive. accident still in the roadway there. let's talk about high standing water in upper marlboro. water street is closed between church street and pennsylvania avenue. please avoid the area. also, in silver spring, a live look from 29 between lockwood drive and university boulevard in montgomery county. police are on the scene because
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both directions, standing water on colesville road. i would avoid it. >> angie goff at the live desk with breaking news. >> aaron, good morning. in the last hour, we have learned more about the huge rescue effort after the massive fire breaks out in queens, new york. just look at this thing. a six alarm fire that completely destroyed at least 50 homes. close to 200 firefighters work to contain the blaze, which is in a flood zone area. the firefighters were chest high on the street and having these boats to make rescues. little to no water pressure in the fire hydrants was another big problem. the army and national guard are also on the scene to help. still no word on what caused that fire. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. other develop many tments o new york, more than 200 patients being treated at other hospitals because of a power outage. the backup generator at the nyu
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tisch hospital failed. the evacuation included about 20 babies from the neonatal intensive care unit. we're told everybody is doing okay. and take a look at this dramatic video of a power substation explosion in new york city. you can see what appears to be two blasts at the con edison substation in lower manhattan. that's the power company there. this knocked out power for about 20 blocks in all directions. in all, more than 230,000 people just in manhattan have no electricity. this is one of the five largest blackouts ever in new york. >> many people not able to wait out a storm at an atlantic city shelter because of a power outage there. new jersey governor chris christie says atlantic city mayor should not have disregarded the evacuation order. sandy also took out part of atlantic city's famed boardwalk.
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coastal communities rocked by sandy are waking up to a big mess this morning, including heavy flooding in areas. erica gonzalez is getting a firsthand look at the impact sandy had in rehoboth beach, delaware. this is where we began our journey along the boardwalk that so many are accustomed to seeing in rehoboth. it's pretty quiet. you've got some of the debris, some of the rocks that have washed ashore from the impact that we've seen. at its peak in rehoboth beach, we had waves that were 20 to 25 feet high. he had impacts up to 50 miles an hour with these gusts.
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this morning what we're feeling is it's significantly colder. so a big, big difference for anybody who's been in any type of hurricane coverage, you're not used to wearing gloves or long johns or ear mufs when doing hurricane coverage. you've got eight inches of rain that have fallen in the city of rehoboth. you've got at least 300 people in 1 of 3 shelters in rehoboth. and the mandatory no driving ban in place from the delaware governor that is still in effect, and businesses are not allowed to open until after the 4:30 p.m. hour.
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eight inches of rain in the past couple of days. we'll see much more as the sun begins to rise. live from rehoboth beach, erica gonzalez, news 4. new overnight, a 42-year-old woman rescued from the atlantic ocean died after she and her crew mates were forced to abandon ship. this morning crews searching for the captain of the hms bounty. dramatic video shows the rescue. 14 crew members pulled from carolina's outer banks. the captain called for help when the ship lost power and was taking on water. one of the rescuers describes the conditions. >> being in those waves is more like a washing machine. we have these waves hitting at you from every single direction.
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>> the crew was trying avoid sandy but got caught in the storm. that ship left connecticut on thursday on its way to florida. >> the new york stock exchange closed for a second day. much of lower manhattan is flooded this morning. cnbc's jackie deangelis is here now with more on the closing. jackie, what a mess up there. >> it is a mess, eun. the u.s. financial markets are going to be closed for a second day today due to the storm. there is still electronic trading of stock futures and options. the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq say they intend to reopen on wednesday, and they're going to test backup trading systems today. the last time the nyse was closed more more than a day because of the weather was 1888 when a snowstorm piled up 40-foot drifts in new york city. we're going to get one piece of economic data today on home prices. and the labor department says it still plans to release the october jobs report as scheduled on friday.
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this could cause up to $20 million. analysts say when all is said and done, sandy could cause up to $20 billion in economic losses. eun, back over to you. >> what a disaster. jackie, hope you and your colleagues at cnbc stay safe. thank you.
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in west virginia, ohio, and eastern kentucky, all the way into parts of indiana and michigan. and right along skyline drive. if you look closely at the radar, there is an area of some pink and white that is right in northern montgomery county. they're getting some wet snow there. from right down the howard county line, wet snowflakes are mixing in or changing to all snow there, and the ground's way too warm. it's not going to stick. elsewhere, all the areas in green and yellow, this is all rain covering virginia, all of maryland, and this is going to continue here all the way through the rest of the day and into this evening. and it is cold. as you might imagine, with snow falling. it's very cold aloft. and we have temperatures low to mid-40s now.
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we have stream and tidal flooding likely throughout the morning hours. times of high tide around the bay, tidal potomac may be two to four feet above the average tide. and the blizzard warning continues out in the mountains. they've already had some locomotives, up locations, up to 16 inches of snow. could get another 5 by later today. hour by hour, we'll have a chilly day with occasion showers, staying in the 40s. a little sun back tomorrow and thursday. still clouds around. we'll be drying out. danella, good morning. how's traffic? >> we have some goo news. 198, sandy spring road at old gun powder road, that road shut down due to downed wires. now it is reopened. still dealing with some issues in our area. let's head over to ashton. if you're making the commute along 108 at mink hollow road,
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that road is shut down because of debris in the roadway. and annandale, a few problems. downed trees, high standing water. if you're traveling along hummer road, route 649, shut down at little river turnpike because of a downed tree. eun and aaron, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. right now metro is closed, but that could change before the end of the day. news 4's megan mcgrath is live at the cleveland park metro station with more on that. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, eun. you can see here at the station, the escalators aren't working, the gate down at the bottom closed. that's because metro is closed this morning still. they're going to be assessing the situation, taking a look at any debris that might be across the tracks, and they're going restoring power to the surface. minor power out ge as. once they take care of that, they're going to get together and make a decision when they can reopen the system. we're expecting that to happen around noon or so today. it's expected that metro will
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open several hours after the decision is made. likely will be open for tomorrow morning as well. decision coming later today. right now if you are heading out to work, buses and trains are not running. but we'll keep you posted as soon as they make that decision to resume. news 4's megan mcgrath, back to you. it could be a while before things get back to normal. sandy hit beltsville particularly hard. tony tull is live to asis the damage. >> reporter: these are things we're talking about as far as what to look for after sandy passed through our region. we were traveling through college park, got to beltsville, and look at this. route 1 in beltsville is totally, totally flooded. both lanes shut down. this goes about a quarter mile. guys, if you can see, i am standing on the sidewalk, and you can see how deep it is right
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now. you can imagine in the street how deep that water is. as you can see, some of the cars, they're being turned around right there to go back down route 1. we talked to the gentlemen in the crew trucks, and they have no idea when they can clean out this storm drain and get route 1 open. severe, severe flooding along route 1 in beltsville. if you're heading this way, you have to find an alternate route. back to you guys. we're going to get another check on the forecast. tom, you were talking about snow in addition to the rain still coming down. >> it's conversational. it's remarkable snow. it's not the kind we're going to have to deal with. it is coming down in northern montgomery county, howard county, melting as it hits the surface. and occasional showers throughout the day. here's the storm team 4 seven day outlook. a chilly day. we'll stay in the 40s the rest of the day. finally drying out, good for trick or treaters tomorrow night and dry into the weekend. danella, how are we looking on the roads? >> sandy is shut down for the
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bay bridge right now. can't travel in either direction. maryland and virginia nice and clear. a live look at 66, getting by without any issue. aaron and eun? >> thank you, danella. the sun is coming up pretty soon. >> just past 7:30. >> we'll get to see more of what sandy wrought for the area. that is "news 4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> the "today" show is next. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day,
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