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down. toss it over to tom for the latest on the the weather. >> right now a live view from the storm team 4 tower camera with a clear sky this morning. we have a bit of a breeze. our live capitol camera showing the flag flapping in a bit of a breeze, but not as strong as yesterday afternoon. overnight, temperatures have plummeted. down into the mid 40s. prince george's fairfax, right in northwest, but right downtown in the mid 50s. mid 50s around the chesapeake bay. most of the rural areas, west virginia, are in the 40s this morning. and the hour by hour morning chill will be with us here through 8:00 9:00. in the 50s to near 60 degrees by 10:00. then by noon into the mid 60s. next weather and traffic on the 1s coming up at 6:11. your drive time forecast for this thursday. back to you. >> thanks, tom. we know the names of five person who died when the train
sped off the tracks in philadelphia. here's a live picture above the mangled remains of the train. >> recovery crews are working to find any other victims right now. about a dozen people are still missing. >> we know at least seven people died and we just learned the names of one of the victims overnight. eight people are in critical condition. the attorney for the amtrak engineer at the controls says his client doesn't remember what happened. >> now we know the train was going too fast heading into a curve. that information was recorded on the train's event data recorder but investigators are looking at everything that happened in the moments before the train flew off the tracks. one person they are turning to is the engineer. right now our transportation reporter adam tuss joins us live from philadelphia with that part of the story. adam? >> reporter: that's right, aaron. you know -- we're learning more about the train engineer, brandon bostian from queens. [ no audio ] way too fast at the time of this
crash. 106 miles an hour in a section of track that should have been only been 50 mile an hour. so we have to learn more about what was happening at that time. investigators certainly want to talk to him. he has made a statement with the police. but he needs to talk to the ntsb -- his attorney says he has no recollection of what happened there. but we do know he hit the emergency brake right before the crash. in the next few days the ntsb is going to be interviewing the crew. they'll be doing a detailed analysis of the recorders, testing the signal systems. they'll check the system, the rail, everything they're looking at there. we have heard from the p.a. task force who is here doing a rescue and recovery operation. don't forget, there are still people who are unaccounted for. in this area. so there are dogs that are going
through this area to help the p.a. task force figure out what they can get in touch with here. they'll be in there looking for that. so we have to remember that that is one of the key factors here. certainly a lot of questions still to be answered here in philadelphia and we'll stay on top of it for you. >> adam tuss, thank you. new this morning we know the name of a fifth person who died on that train. derrick griffith founded a prep school in new york and that school is closed today as staff remembers him. griffith also worked as an acting dean at medgar evers college in new york city. he was 42 years old. griffith is among seven people who died when the train flew off the tracks in philadelphia. we're still working to learn two of the victims' names. the victims were mothers, ceos, scholars, executives, fathers, service members and sons. at this hour there are still passengers missing from that derailment. an emotional father from maryland says he's angry at amtrak because it is slow to give him answers about his son. gildersleeve, sr., worries his son died on the amtrak train. >> he was in the first car. okay?
it's turned inside out. they found his phone. his phone. but they can't find him or his belongings. >> gildersleeve's son boarded the train in baltimore where he lives with his wife and two teens. the 45-year-old is a vice president of corporate accounts for ecolab. his father and children plan to pass out missing flyers again today in philadelphia pause they want a sense of closure. 6:04. meantime, amtrak says it will have limited service today. running modified schedules between washington and philadelphia. all trains between philly and new york still cancelled. if you have train tickets out of d.c. you're encouraged to check with amtrak before you head to the station. now thousands of travelers are finding ways to get around. greyhound added more buses and
the bus company says it will honor amtrak tickets until train service resumes. an international limousine service says the ride volume is ten times what it normally is. we have much more coming up. we'll look at the safety system that amtrak uses along parts of the northeast corridor and why it was not in this use along this stretch of the track. 6:05 now. today the homeland security department inspector general will testify about a now infamous secret service incident. back in march, two crashed their car on the white house complex. the inspector general just released a report that says the agents were likely impaired by alcohol at the time. the report says the agents spent knife five hours at the bar. one of the men was second on command on president obama's detail. he is now retiring. the other is on administrative leave. today metro leaders will talk about a major financial hit
the agency may take from the federal government. the house appropriations committee voted to cut $50 million from the budget yesterday. board members will talk about how to absorb a blow today. metro will announce it will have more time to pay back a big loan. bank of america is expected to give the transit agency another year to repay an $88 million loan it owes. new this morning, a dramatic scene in montgomery county after a home there goes up in flames overnight. take a look at these pictures. this is what the scene looked like when firefighters arrived. the hazard that sent several firefighters to the hospital. and breaking news right now on the beltway. the inner loop at braddock road is shut down. how to avoid this major mess coming up. but first a night of
breaking news on the beltway, chopper 4 over this problem on the inner loop of the beltway. a bus fire has shut down the inner loop at braddock road. the express lanes the only thing getting by. down on the ground here, inner loop at braddock, you can see the passengers off the bus here at this point. this morning, here's what you need to do. the express lanes are open. you can take the express lanes. the other thing to think about, the last chance to get off the inner loop is back here. chopper 4 over the scene, we'll tweet about this. we pushed it it on the nbc traffic app. we have a wide look at things. beltway look good. 66, 95 in general, no major problems. looking pretty typical. same thing when you look at prince george's county. eun? >> thank you, melissa. take a look. these images show it all. throwing sticks, looks of
disappointment. just complete dejection. oh on the ice and on the hardwood. it was a rough night for d.c. sports. my heart is breaking. at the caps season is over. alex ovechkin guaranteed a win before game seven against the rangers. a lot of rangers are mocking that message with messages of their own from the stands. ovi tried to back up his words and he scored the only goal. it was a pretty one at that, but the rangers eventually won the game in overtime. after the game, ovechkin said we were so close. indeed we were. we were up three games to win by the way. >> now the widz arts must win tomorrow night. john wall did play with that fractured hand. it was not enough though. the hawks hit a game-winning shot with less than ten seconds to go. the wizards lost 82-81. they trail the hawks three games to two in this series. >> let's go wizards. the caps had a great season. you know, it's hard. >> they'll come back next
season. that's what happens in sports. teams always come back the next season. >> this is true. time for weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:11. >> let's get to amelia segal on the national mall with the storm team 4x4. good morning. >> good morning. both of those games were heartwrenching last night, so this morning talking about the weather, it's chilly out here. you can see the washington monument in the background here. the an ano, ma'amer the is tracking the winds. it's not breezy or windy like yesterday. winds only about five or ten miles an hour throughout the day. drive time forecast looking good for the commute in. headed home, you need the sunglasses. also grab the light jacket. temperatures in the mid 50s. 54 degrees here with the storm team 4x4 as we get into the afternoon. high temperatures today in the upper 60s and low 70s. comfortable spring-like weather. it won't feel as chilly as it
did yesterday because we're not dealing with the winds today. eun and aaron, back to you. >> thank you amelia. news that could give starbucks lovers a jolt before they take the first sip of coffee. how hackers are getting argue the gift cards. and a live look at the scene here, where investigators are, whoing through the night -- are working through the
we have breaking news at 6:16. take a look at this scene. this is on the inner loop of northern virginia. brake lights major backups on the beltway before braddock road. chopper 4 is over the scene right now. first 4 traffic tracker is on the way to the scene as well. but you can see saul of the traffic -- see all of the traffic that it needs to deal with. melissa mollet will have more for you at 6:21. no service between new york and philadelphia again today on amtrak. investigators are trying to figure out why a train derailed in philadelphia. you can see some of the ntsb crews at the crash side right now. they say the train was traveling at more than 100 miles an hour.
the speed limit is just 50 at that particular turn. there are growing questions this morning about why this area doesn't have something that's called a positive train control system. the news4 i-team did some digging to learn more. the system can automatically sense a speeding train in areas where the speed limits are restricted. the ntsb says it may have saved lives if it existed where the derailment happened. >> positive train control is designed to prevent derailments due to overspeeding. so this is type of the accident that positive train control should prevent. >> congress mandated positive train control after a crash in california in 2008. it is used on part of amtrak's northeast corridor but again not in that section of the derailment. now, many democrats say expanding the positive train control system is just one
reason the federal government needs to continue spending money on amtrak, but a large group of republicans disagreed. yesterday, they voted to cut the budget. if passed, amtrak would get $1 billion, half of what president obama budgeted for the rail system. it's tied to a massive transportation bill that's making its way through congress right now. we have much more on the deadly derailment just ahead at 6:30 we'll look at the people who died and the impact that this tragedy is having on communities along the northeast corridor. new this morning five firefighters are okay after being pulled from this house fire. look at these images of flames shooting out of the roof. fire officials tweeted this photo of the flames just from that house. firefighters were called to the house in the neighborhood around 1:00 this morning. news4's megan mcgrath is in gaithersburg this morning with more. megan? >> reporter: well, now that the sun has come up you can see the section of the roof that
collapsed. some intense moments for the firefighters who were inside at the time that the roof came tumbling down. they were actually trapped there for a time. they had to send out a mayday. fortunately all of those firefighters were able to get out. they're okay we're told. no serious injuries. no burns. they were however taken to the hospital just as a precaution. but this fire was pretty intense there for a time. you can see from the video the damage that was done. the response by firefighters. now this is on leekes lot way in the kentlands neighborhood. the homeowner had a fire going yesterday, that created or caused a chimney fire and that fire then spread to the roof and the attic. there are wood shingles on the roof of the house. once things got to the shingles it really -- the fire got going. the fire is out. we have seen a little bit of smoke here and there this morning. firefighters have returned to
the scene to keep an eye on things but the flames are out. but a tremendous amount of damage here. the estimate -- $800,000. back to you in the studio. happening now a water main break in laurel. laurel police just posted these pictures on facebook. we want to show you. this is van deucen road. it's flooded you see there between erica and cherry lane. it's shut down in both directions. again, a water main break. best to avoid that area right now. aaron? >> thank you. 6:20 right now. metro now says it will investigate why a driver who wears an islamic head scarf was not allowed to drive a car full of political vips. a muslim advocacy group says the driver's silver line train was commandeered by a supervisor. this happened on friday. the driver says she was then watched by security personnel. she says she cried in humiliation. the transportation secretary and virginia congresswoman barbara comstock were among the vips.
the jury will continue deliberations in the bombing trial. lawyers for dzhokhar tsarnaev are hoping for mercy and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. the defense argued tsarnaev should spend the rest of his life in prison. this is the same jury that found tsarnaev guilty of 30 counts against him. three people died and more than 260 were hurt in the 2013 attack. and take a look at this surveillance video from new york city. watch closely, you will see man swinging a hammer at two police officers. he hit one of them repeatedly in the head. that's when the officers chased him and shot him. right now, the suspect is in the hospital in critical but stable condition. the two officers were treated and released. police believe the man is responsible for attacking four other people with a hammer this week. right now the search is on for the marine corps helicopter that disappeared on a mission in nepal. it disappeared on tuesday with
six marines and two nepalese troops on board. at least four u.s. aircraft and hundreds of nepalese troops are searching for the missing helicopter east of kathmandu. the fairfax county search and rescue team will be staying in nepal longer than first planned. there are new photos i want to show them to you here of the crews working this week. the team was preparing to return home until monday's strong aftershock caused new trouble. both the teams from the u.s. and fairfax jumped back into full rescue mode and even rescued a woman. it took four hours. breaking news on the beltway right now. we're talking about the inner loop at braddock road. chopper 4 over the scene. it's completely shut down. the main lanes are shut down because of the bus fire. you can see the people standing on the right side of the roadway. the bus here and then the fire trucks, this will be some time and some big backups before it get out of the way.
you can see the folks there. this going to be there for a while. the express lanes are open. if you have to head this way, take the express lanes. your last chance to get off. we'll talk about a two-mile backup at this point this morning. we have first 4 traffic tracker it might look like this is a frozen picture, but it's not. a live picture on the inner loop of the beltway. not moving at all. right at the beginning from 95. wide look at things overall looking pretty typical. 270 at shady grove everybody moving along nicely that way. 95, 29 b.w. parkway, no issues there. prince george's county looking good as well. right now, tossing it over to tom with look at the weather. hopefully better than what i'm looking at. >> yeah it is. on tuesday, it was 90 degrees and now this morning we have a cold breeze. thanks to canadian high pressure that's pushing in. live view from the storm team 4 capitol station, the flag is
flapping in the breeze with temperatures only in the 40s in montgomery and just about everywhere in virginia and maryland. we'll have bright sunshine in the morning. temperatures by 8:00 should be in the low 50s. and then lots of sunshine, a few high clouds drifting through for the afternoon with low humidity. the winds will settle down. up around 70 degrees by later this afternoon. storm team 4 forecast, tomorrow morning, low 50s. and afternoon highs into the mid 70s and partly sunny on friday and still comfortably dry. but then humidity increases on the weekend. we'll be in the mid 60s saturday morning. highs mid 80s. it will feel like summer again. maybe an isolated thundershower on saturday afternoon. saturday afternoon, if you hear thunder get inside, turn on nbc 4 we'll let you know if there
are any storms where you are. and maybe an isolated thunder storm on sunday. feeling like summer more than mid may. then on monday a chance of a morning and afternoon shower. cooling down, lower humidity on tuesday, wednesday with highs in the 70s. with some sunshine returning. your what to wear forecast is coming up next weather and traffic on the 1s at 6:31. back to you. >> tom thank you. 6:25 right now. pretty soon you'll be able to charge your phone and stay cool on circulator buses in the district. 13 shiny new diesel electric hybrid buses will start service as early as next week. the d.c. circulator tweeted out a photo of one of the new busses. it will make a loop from union station to the lincoln memorial every ten minutes. you're going to have to pay a little more in montgomery county to book that next vacation or use e-cigarettes. the county council approved two new taxes. the first is a 30% excise tax on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and
accessories. executive leg get is expected to pass that measure. and the hotel and motel to include the spare rooms and private lodging sold on the sites like airbnb and loft. they will be subjected to the 7% hotel tax. 6:26 now. if you're a woman and you have ever wondered where you stand at work, you want to check out a conference coming to d.c. tomorrow. the day long seminar is called know your value. and msnbc's mika brzezinski will bring it to you. they'll talk about the ways that women can know share value and ask for it at work. and i will be honored to participate as well. i'm going to help judge which of three women deserve a $10,000 bonus live on stage. they'll give their pitches to the judge. check out the list of speakers on the website and there's also a link to register as well. well, hackers are apparently targeting starbucks gift cards
and mobile payment users around the country. the new scam is so ingenious hackers don't even need to know the number, the account number of the card they're stealing from. criminals are using starbucks accounts to access your linked credit cards and taking advantage of the auto reload function. hackers can steal hundreds of dollars in a matter of minutes. starbucks says it's working to fix the problem. a busy seen this morning at the site of the deadly train derailment. you're looking live as emergency teams search for several people who remain unaccounted for this morning. coming up, we'll look at the people who died and the impact this tragedy is having an several communities. and a cool start outside as you look at the national mall. and the storm team 4x4. tom has your what to wear forecast. plus, a major mess on the
bus fire. 6 melissa mollet is watching this breaking news for us. >> again, breaking news on the beltway. this is the inner loop on braddock road. in the past 30 seconds i would say the left two lanes have now reopened. we have a three-mile backup behind this stretching all the way down 95. quite slow this morning, but again this fire off to the right side of the roadway. look at all of the passengers standing there. having gotten off the bus no of in i injuries at this point -- no report of any injuries at this point. braddock avenue. the express lanes are open. and first 4 traffic tracker is sitting in it. beltway looking pretty typical otherwise in other spots. 395 inbound starting to get slow. prince george's county no major problems right now. no other reports around town of any other major issues this morning. >> thank you, melissa. now let's get a look at the
forecast. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein checking on the conditions out there. hey, tom. >> spring back. yeah, here we are back into spring-like weather. dig into your closet and find a spring jacket. you'll need it and your sunglasses as well. plenty of sunshine throughout the day ahead. look at the chill in the air in fairfax county and alexandria and fauquier, only in the mid 40s. most of prince george's county only in the mid 40s. and mid 50s right by the chesapeake bay. the other thing that's down, the pollen. it's still in the high range for trees, but the pollen count is much lower than it was last week. grass pollen though is back up now a bit into the moderate range. next weather and traffic on the 1s amelia segal will join us live with your bus stop forecast. that's coming up at 6:41. eun? >> thank you, tom. it's now 6:33. we could learn more today about the deadly train derailment in philadelphia. about a dozen people are still
unaccounted for this morning. a lawyer for the train's engineer says his client doesn't remember what happened. congress is now looking into the crash as well. congressman bud schuster is headed to the crash site today. he's chairman of the house transportation committee and he's from pennsylvania. minutes ago we learned that 47 people are still in hospitals in philadelphia. doctors are also treating eight people for critical injuries. the derailment hurt more than 200 people out of the 243 on board that amtrak train. one doctor at temple university hospital said nearly all of the patients there had rib fractures and not head trauma as he had expected. now, at least seven people died when the train sped into a turn and completely derailed. we are learning more about the victims now. the "today" show's natalie morales has more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you aaron. that's right. we are learning so much more about those seven victims and
obviously so many families heartbroken here this morning. as you said, the focus of this investigation right now, very much so on the speed of that train. it's been reported it was traveling at 106 miles per hour, more than twice the speed limit. that's a 50 mile per hour curve that it was turning into so investigators have a lot of questions for brandon bostian, the 32-year-old reportedly has given a preliminary statement to police and has handed over his cell phone. and also voluntarily given a blood sample so they can do the toxicology tests. but we are learning more as we said. focused so much more on the victims and families this morning. for example, we are learning ebb a 20-year-old navy midshipman,en zemser. he was traveling home on that train to see his family at the time of his accident. his parents saying everyone looked up to him, he was the guy on the football team that everybody counted on.
so many grieving at his loss this morning. we're learning more about a young mother rachel jacobs the ceo of a tech company on the train as well. the mother of a 2-year-old child. her son feeling the loss this morning. and those are just two of seven families who are dealing with such grief and obviously so many questions still unanswered here this morning. as the investigation continues we'll be sure to have more and bring you up to from here. back to you, aaron. >> natalie morales, see you at the top of the hour on the "today" show. we are still working to learn the names of two other people who died on that derailment. the victims included mothers and fathers, scholars and ceos, many who lived in new york. a family if our area is in mourning today. abid gilani worked at wells fargo in new york but spent several years with marriott in bethesda. his family lives in rockville. we heard from his wife for the first time last night. >> he was a kind family man. and we have suffered a
tremendous loss today. >> gilani and his wife had two children. he was here to attend a funeral a few days ago. 61 buildings were damaged by fires during the recent rioting in baltimore. the city's fire official said they were much higher than originally thought. the number stands at more than 200. 144 of those were vehicle fires. that's according to "the baltimore sun." baltimore defended riots hours after freddie gray who died while in police custody. 6:36 now. a man accused of murder in fairfax county will be in court today. moises dominguez is accused of killing 22-year-old william leiva earlier this year. fairfax county police found leiva's body in herndon in march. cleaning a noisy and messy problem off the national mall. how the national park service plans to keep geese off the popular grounds.
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express lanes are open as are the two left lanes. first 4 traffic tracker sitting in that traffic on the inner loop. still a mile and a half from the actual crash. brand new crash somebody told us about on twitter, northbound 5 and it's slowing thing down. >> thank you, melissa. another lane of virginia lane near the watergate is now back open. it's been closed since a collapse earlier this month. d-dot opened one of the eastbound lanes last night. one lane is still closed. investigators are still trying to figure out what caused that collapse. three levels of the parking garage pancaked on top of each other. crews are renovating the complex. two were hurt in the collapse. heads up if you ride the virginia railway express. starting tomorrow, the app will allow you to buy and validate tickets on your phone. all right, another cool start to our morning. feeling like spring again when you head out to the bus stop
with your kids. >> yeah. storm team 4 meteorologist amelia segal with the storm team 4x4. how is it feeling out there, meal? >> it's chilly. i had my jacket on and you definitely need it here this morning. seeing a lot of runners in t-shirts and i guess if you're working out it's okay, but for the kids at the bus stop i would recommend a jacket. still a bit of a breeze here. notice our anemometer on top of the storm truck. it is definitely moving, indicating breezy conditions about five to 15 miles an hour. simply gorgeous here on the national mall this morning with the washington monument. plenty of sunshine. definitely need the sunglasses today. you can see the monument in the background. 40s and 50s at the bus stop by the afternoon. temperatures in the low 50s. the high today of 71. eun and aaron, not bad at all. >> thank you, amelia. 6:43. new this morning a dramatic
we have breaking news right now at 6:46. take a look at this scene. this is on the inner loop in northern virginia. major backups on the beltway before braddock road. a lot of brake lights there. chopper 4 is over the scene of a bus fire causing the backups. first 4 traffic tracker is on the way to the scene but you can see the tracker has to deal with the traffic too. melissa mollet is watching all of this in the traffic center. >> yeah, look at this inner loop at braddock road. still a mess. we have only the left two lanes getting by and a nine mile backup stretching from 95 northbound in lorton up to this spot here near braddock road. chopper 4 will pan around to the right. you want to avoid this at all costs. a piercing sun and a chilly breeze to greet you. in the low 50s by 8:00. lots of sunshine by noontime.
and lots of sunshine. over to you. >> tom, thank you. it's now the -- the investigation into the deadly train derailment in philadelphia. this is the live picture, about a dozen people are still missing. crews are working to find them. >> the train was going more than 100 miles per hour when it flew off the tracks. the speed limit there is 50 miles an hour. >> service is suspended between philadelphia and new york right now. >> seven people died. we now know five of their names including one man identified overnight. investigators want to hear from the engineer. he was behind the controls when amtrak train 188 careened off the tracks in philadelphia. and this morning the engineer's lawyer says he doesn't remember the crash. adam tuss is live in philadelphia where investigators have been working through the might to find some more answers. adam? >> reporter: good morning eun.
yes, certainly a lot of questions still remain about what happened here and investigators do want to talk to 32-year-old brandon bostian from queens, new york. he's the engineer that was at the controls at the time of the crash. now, i want to show you what's going on here. let me set the scene for you. still a lot of work happening here at the crash site. you see amtrak engineers up there. these guys have been rewiring poles. they're still bringing in fresh rail here to the scene. a lot of damage and destruction. we heard the word devastation used over and over again. it's going to take a long time just to clean up the scene here before we can determine exactly what happened. now, back to bostian. the engineer. he -- you mentioned his attorney says that he doesn't even remember the crash itself. he was going 106 miles an hour in a section of track where he should have been going about 50 miles an hour. he fully depressed the emergency brake right before the crash. let's talk about the ntsb for a second. what they're going to be looking
at. they'll be interviewing the crew of the train, that i'll be doing a detailed analysis of ers, and look at everything from the mechanical condition of the cars including the wheels and axles and then they'll look at whether or not the cars withstood the crash impact here. so obviously, speed has become a major focal point in this entire investigation because we know that the speed was way too fast for what should have been here. we'll stay on top of it ntsb expected to give us another update today. we'll bring it to you. back to you guys. >> thank you, adam tuss. and new this morning we know the name of another person who died on that train. derrick griffith founded a prep school in new york city. that school is closed today as staff remember him. griffith also worked as an acting dean in medgar evers college in new york city. seven people died when the train flew off the tracks and we know five of the names right now. they were mothers, fathers, students and ceos. you can read more about them on
the website. at this hour, there are still passengers missing from that train derailment. a very emotional father from maryland said he's angry at amtrak in the slow response about giving answers about his son. bob gildersleeve, sr., worries his son died on that train. >> he was in the first car, okay? it's turned inside out. they found his phone. his phone they found. but they can't find him. or his belongings. >> the junior gildersleeve boarded the train in baltimore where he lives with his wife and two teens. the 45-year-old is the vice president of corporate accounts for ecolabs. his father and children plan to pass out missing flyers again today in philadelphia because they want to a sense of closure. meantime, amtrak will have limited service today. they're running modified service between washington and
philadelphia. if you have train tickets out of d.c. you're encouraged to check with amtrak before you leave for the station. and you can find important amtrak travel information on the nbc with washington app. 6:51. today the homeland inspector general will testify about a now infamous secret service incident. back in march two senior agents crashed a car on the white house complex grounds. the inspector general released a report that says the agents were likely impaired by alcohol at that time. the report also says the agents spend five hours at a bar running up a significant tab that night. one of the men was second in command on president obama's detail, he is now retiring. the other is on administrative leave. today metro's board of directors will talk about how to deal with a major financial blow from the federal government. the house appropriations committee voted to cut $50 million from the budget yesterday. members on that committee say the agency has a large amount of
unused money. metro is also expected to announce it will have more time to pay back a big loan. bank of america expected to give the transit agency another year to repay the $88 million it owes. breaking news on the roads right now. again, the inner loop at braddock road. chopper 4 over the scene of this problem. the bus off to the right side of the roadway only the two left lanes getting by. the inner loop at braddock road. we have a nine-mile backup in lorden up to this area. you can take 123 up to 66. that doesn't look so bad right now. not the prettiest scene here this morning. the express lanes are also open. inner loop of the beltway very, very slow for the first 4 traffic tracker. northbound at ok aquee drive. and 66 really not so bad.
running about 45 miles per hour. 270 at montrose a little bit of volume. north 95 southbound, b.w. parkway a little bit of volume there as you head to the beltway. prince george's county with the exception of the situation on branch avenue is looking good. spring back to march, not may. a giant flood light is illuminating us from the skycam a this morning. it feels more like a month in march not may. mid 50s in washington. and storm team 4 radar scanning our sky, no rain anywhere in the vicinity. post your pictures like omar alvarado did of the beautiful crescent moon. "m" street there in the northeast. moe mostly clear, a few high
clouds drifting over us. by 10:00, near 60. by noon into the mid 60s. once you're headed back home temperatures up around 70 degrees. north and west of washington as well, should make it to the 70s, including shenandoah valley. the resume dip into the low 70s briefly and then right near the bay it shown in the mid to upper 60s for highs this afternoon. a lighter wind later on this afternoon. right now it's blustery. but it will settle down later. tomorrow, not as cold. gorgeous day tomorrow. then on saturday and sunday, we spring forward into summer-like weather again. maybe a passing shower or thundershower on saturday. and more of the same on monday. then we'll have lower humidity moving in with cooler temperatures tuesday, wednesday. highs in the 70s. aaron? >> thank you. 6:55. new this morning we're learning that montgomery county --
that five montgomery county firefighters are okay after being pulled from a house fire. officials tweeted out photos of the flames shooting from the roof of the house. firefighters were called to that home in gaithersburg. news4's megan mcgrath live with the overnight developments. >> well, aaron if you look behind me you can see the section of the roof that fell in. during this fire. causing some pretty tense moments. there were five firefighters who were inside when that roof collapsed. they sent out a mayday. now, fortunately, they were able to get out and we're told that they were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, nothing serious, no burns. this broke out early this morning. we are told that the homeowner had a fire going on in the fireplace and then the flames spread to the roof and attic from there. the fire is out at this point although firefighters are still on the scene keeping an eye on thing. we have seen smoke coming from the roof from time to time. but a tremendous amount of damage here. the estimate is $800,000. back to you in the studio.
>> thank you. in a few hours we'll see how the national park service plans to keep geese from parts of the national mall. they're planning on using some border collies to scare the birds away. the excessive droppings are apparently damaging pumps and filters at the reflecting pool. see a live demonstration of this procedure at 9:00. you can look for video on facebook and on news4 midday. should be quite the scene. >> the dogs? >> yes. >> the collies. caps players throwing their sticks, jason sha mere showing his frustration. the atlanta hawks celebrating the wizards -- at the wizards expense. maybe they can win tonight. alex ovechkin said we were so close after losing game 7 to the rangers. he scoped the only goal. a pretty one at that, but the rangers eventually won that in overtime. some argue this was the best
goaltending performance ever in an nhl playoff series. braden holtby matched henrik lundqvist save for save. holtby said he's disappointed but has no regrets. >> the wizards have to win tomorrow night. the hawks hit a game-winning shot with less than ten seconds to go. the hawks lost 82-81. breaking news on the
good morning. no memory. the engineer of the train that derailed and killed at least seven people claims he does not recall the moment of impact and has yet to offer any explanation for why the train reached speeds of more than 106 miles an hour more tn twice the limit. we will talk to an ntsb investigator at the scene. widespread flooding in texas. homes turned to river, homes under water the rain is not over yet. tense exchange jeb bush and a college student spar over george w. bush's legacy. >> your brother's legacy is if question. >> the governor seems to let it slip yes, he is running