tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC August 3, 2015 6:00am-7:00am EDT
good morning. it's 6:00. developing right now, police in new jersey are trying to sort out a wild crash that injured a uniformed police officer. that officer is in the hospital. we are live in jersey city. >> another day, another drone above kennedy airport. what we are learning about the latest close call. >> saying good-bye. the family of bobbi kristina brown gathering in new jersey this morning where she will be laid to rest beside her mother, whitney houston. good morning, i'm shirleen allicot in in for lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. thank you for joining us. it's monday, august 3rd. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> here is what is going on this morning. take a look at this beautiful sunrise as you look from the camera to the east side. a gorgeous start to your day. temperature 75 degrees. partly cloudy skies. stratus clouds. a few cumulus clouds thrown in there.
71 islip to bridgeport. 63 poughkeepsie. 75 around central park. we will get to 79 by 9:00. 90 this afternoon with the humidity it will feel like the mid-90s. hot and humid august dog days. those are coming to an end thursday. we will talk about that in the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up in a moment. how are you doing. >> i'm doing all right. we have an issue with the two trains. we have mechanical problems. that's downtown near grand concourse you will find the 2 by the 5 line as a result. long island railroad, new jersey transit doing fine. metro north waterbury branch, ongoing work in bridgeport. no major problems at the hudson river crossings. minor delays across the board. 78 to the westbound side near exit 3, tractor trailer fire extinguished. crews are out there now trying to clean up the debris from the tractor trailer fire. one lane is open.
then we have 51st, 52nd. street cleaning rules are in effect. we begin with the developing story out of new jersey. a new jersey police officer among several injured in a chaotic collision. >> a speeding minivan triggered a chain reaction crash at ocean and myrtle avenues. eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live at jersey city medical center. kristin? >> reporter: the exact condition of the officer recovering here is still unclear at this point. this officer is just one of multiple people recovering after this accident. it happened after 8:00 last night in jersey city on ocean avenue near myrtle. police say the driver of this minivan was speeding, lost control, hit another car forcing that car up to the sidewalk, crashing into pedestrians including that jersey city police officer. it's unclear how many people were injured. we did speak to witnesses who saw the entire thing happen.
police did detain the driver of that minivan. it's still unclear at this point if any charges have been filed. live in jersey city this morning, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, kristin. new this morning, take a look at this picture. this man has been on the run since july 24th. he is suspected of snatching a bag filled with $20,000 from an s.u.v. in the bronx. police say the victim left the car unlocked in front of a bodega at webster and east 178th in mount hope. the suspect took off in a minivan and police think the getaway vehicle was a honda odyssey. federal airline investigators are looking into a drone sighting over kennedy airport. sources confirm to abc news the pilot of a shuttle america flight from richmond, virginia, spotted the drone on the left side of the plane as it approached the runway at j.f.k.
yesterday evening. >> >> [ indiscernible ] >> pilots from two different planes reported seeing a drone near the aircraft as they came in for a landing friday. port authority police are investigating. shirleen? >> all right, ken. today the family of bobbi kristina brown will painful memory, returning to the same cemetery where her mother, whitney houston is buried. a private funeral was held for the 22-year-old. eyewitness news reporter kala rama is live in westfield now. kala? >> reporter: the procession will come here around 1:00 as they enter the gates, the same place where whitney houston is laid to rest. this is the area you will want to avoid. it will cause traffic concerns for most of your day. we are talking about east broad street and gala hill road which will be closed starting at
10:00 this morning. we saw the same sad situation three years ago. you may recall whitney houston was found unconscious and unresponsive in a bathtub at the beverly hilton hotel in california the night before the grammy awards in 2012. houston's only daughter, bobbi kristina was found the same way unconscious in a bathtub in her georgia home she shared with her boyfriend. her aunt, leolah brown was kicked out of the funeral service after accusing pat houston from trying to profit off her death. >> pat houston, this will be a long drawn out thing, trust me. it's not over. it's not over. chrissy will be remembered in our hearts forever just like whitney will, okay. i really loved my niece. i am so saddened that this happened to her, right after her mother. >> reporter: bobbi kristina's
burial service starts around 1:00. the roads in the area, east broad street and gallo hill road will be closed starting at 10:00 and remain closed until after the ceremony is finished. kala rama, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kala, thank you. many of you have been remembering bobbi kristina on our facebook page. read more about her life at abc7ny on the web and your mobile device. we are learning new details about the man accused of shooting and killing a police officer in tennessee. investigators are searching for tremaine wilburn. he was the passenger in an illegally parked car when they say he opened fire on officer shawn bolton in memphis. the 33-year-old officer and marine veteran apparently interrupted a drug deal. the driver turned himself over to police but was not charged.
in baltimore, an unprecedented level of violence. the killings hit a high point after the death of freddie gray in police custody and sparked days of rioting. the first presidential debate for republicans will be held this thursday but 14 of the contenders get to warm up tonight in new hampshire at the voters first forum. it will be the first time together for those 14 candidates. each will get to address the forum for seven minutes. the forum tresses the role voters play in the early stages of the nomination battle. >> hillary clinton is writing big checks to cover the first two tv ads for her presidential campaign but they star her late mother, dorothy rodham. the push is being called the dorothy campaign. the one minute ads air tomorrow in the early primary states of iowa and new hampshire.
the ads tell how clinton was inspired by her mother to put families first. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. take a look outside this morning. the sun is up. it's gorgeous sun devil look there. the jets are taking off at laguardia airport across flushing bay out to long island sound. pretty morning here. you can see city island and out that way. temperature of 75 degrees. southwest wind at 5. warm and humid day. 87 noontime. 90 this afternoon. a little humidity. it will feel like the low to mid-90s around much of the area. another day like this tomorrow. a big shift in the weather. i will tell you about this week, much cooler with rain by the end of the week.
a break in the dog day heat. heather is looking at the commute. weather then heather. what is going on. >> i see somebody outside waiting for you. >> oh. >> let's go to a camera and i will show you how things are looking on the belt parkway. we have delays as you head through that spot. now we head to our maps and tell you what is going on with the 2 and 5 trains, downtown 2 trains via the 5 line. that is because of mechanical issues. long island railroad, new jersey transit on or close. ongoing bridge work in bridgeport. george washington bridge, lincoln, holland doing fine, no major problems there. 78 west exit 3 trying to clean up an earlier tractor trailer fire. street cleaning rules are in effect today. ken and shirleen, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead on "eyewitness news this morning," gunfire erupts at a memorial in brooklyn. dozens of bullets fired into a crowd. as police search for the
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welcome back. first look at the tornado that touched down in a field outside of desmoines, iowa. a field, i should say. the twitter kicked up debris. it was on the ground a half hour. good news, nobody got hurt. it it was part of a series of storms that hit the area causing damage to homes and farms. eked american doctor is facing accusations of illegally killing a lion in zimbabwe. >> this comes as they call for the extra days of james palmer. they say a doctor shot a lion on a bow and and row on land where hunting is not allowed. the landowner was arrested and investigation.
forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans is upper west side. good morning, bill. we love abc news. thank you very much. close enough. taking a look outside, we start out with nice sunshine. on the humid side down the jersey shore, asbury park, around the convention center. humidity 60%. winds out of the southwest and pressure 29.87, close enough to 30, our mark of fair weather. you see the sun is up and we are looking at a beautiful sunset coming up at 8:10. it will be hot today. humid side, a slight chance for a thunderstorm tonight and weather. the end of the week, cloudy and cooler and a shot of rain
possible late thursday into friday. 72 up to white plains, around rockland county, new city, 74 out to the eastern end of long island. a southwest wind today. that is a warm wind. south facing shores of long island, the wind works with the waves to create rip currents. u.v. index an 8. put on the sunscreen, sunblock and you should have a fine day. ask the life guard where the rips are occurring. a big strong cold air mass in canada is sweeping a fronted into the western part of new york stay and western pennsylvania. that will come to us. might be a scattered shower tonight. tomorrow a scattered thunderstorm around the area. late in the day tomorrow night as the cooler drier air comes in for wednesday. we will look at sunshine, much cooler weather by the end of
the week with rain acrossed areament winds south to 20 miles per hour today. as we get into the ends of the week, the jet stream drops south. not as hot. a shot at rain. sunny and humid, 90 degrees. 75 tonight. tomorrow we got 90 as the high and there is a chance of thunderstorms. accuweather seven-day forecast, a big cool down this week. 79 by thursday. 76 friday. line up again and i will give you a shot. let me see the sign. there you go. all right. >> kids are up early today. >> did you guys have breakfast. the questions get easier as we go along, okay. >> i'm sure robin and george will -- >> a for effort. love you back. >> lori will be happy he is
wearing the ohio state university t-shirt. >> that wasn't a puerto rican flag. >> cuba would be powder blue. i should know this. >> hello. >> something that i know, we have relief with the subways. let's go to the subway status, 2 and 5 trains mechanical issues have been repaired. long island railroad, new jersey transit on or close. metro north waterbury branch, bridge work in bridgeport. on to the new york state thruway north near exit 18, we have an overturned vehicle being taken care of. 17 west at exit 3 an earlier tractor trailer fire. we will keep our eyes on that. we see volume by j.f.k. we have newscopter 7 up above. how are things looking, john. good morning. we have a good shot of kennedy
airport with the early morning sundown. with skywriter 7 you can see the belt parkway moving from left to right. an earlier report of an accident on the westbound side. whatever was out here might have been cleared up. we have left over volume. you can see the sluggish traffic before kennedy. takes you through the van wyck out to lefferts boulevard. whatever was out here has been cleared. we have the slow traffic. live over the belt parkway in queens, john del giorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> john, thank you. microsoft's newest version of the window's operating system is a big hit. >> new invention is perfect if you have a hart time getting out of bed. >> hey there, in techbytes, microsoft appears to have an early win with windows 10. >> 14 million computers were running the software within the first 24 hours after its launch. that is higher than the launch of windows 8.1 in 2013.
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rip current risk is high. if you can't swim, don't go in the water above your knee. no lifeguards, be careful today. as we look at traffic of weather and traffic, heather has traffic. a look at the george washington bridge as we check it out, left to right, that is traffic going into the city. upper level, lower level. the lower level is not moving badly at all. we have some reports of a stall inbound george bridge on the lower level. let's go to the maps and i can tell you that the lincoln tunnel and the holland tunnel they have 10-minute delays. 78 west exit 3 they are trying to clean up the earlier tractor trailer fire. effect today. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. another win for triple crown winner american pharoah and this weekend's race wasn't close. the young cost is the first triple crown winner to race in the haskell invitational.
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speeding driver triggers a crash. >> city officials taking steps to answer your questions about the deadly outbreak of legionnaires' disease. good morning, i'm >> i'm shirleen allicot in for lori stokes. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. we have a beautiful sunrise. temperatures are comfortable to start the day. temperature 75 degrees. it will be a nice morning which we will see a lot of sunshine. we will look at what will be a morning where we start out with temperatures around the area, 75 around the park. 63 morristown. later on today, southwest wind cranking out there. looking at 77 at 8:00. 86 by noontime. 90 hot and humid this afternoon. more of the same tomorrow. there is a big shift in the weather. i can feel it, heather. we will be in the 70s by the end of the week. >> that is chilly.
>> yes, goes for you that is chilly. >> okay. we have newscopter 7 up above the george washington bridge. i was telling you about this stall. i showed you a picture of the bridge. i didn't see a lot but this is what it takes. bird's eye view. let's check in with john del giorno. >> good morning, heather. let's zoom down there and you can see this problem with the help of skywriter 7 we can point it out. it is right there. disabled vehicle in the right lane inbound on the george washington bridge at the new jersey tower. you see the minivan broken down with the flashers on and we have delays to show for it. we pull the shot back out, delays through the toll plaza. at the moment to the lower level you probably got a 10 to 15-minute delay. upper level, that's where the tractor trailers have to go. better up there, five to ten. heather? >> thank you, john. we will go to the maps and the hudson river crossings chart and tell you the lincoln is 15. holland 10 minutes. new york state thruway north
near exit 18 an overturned vehicle being out to 78, westbound side out by exit 3. they are still trying to clean up the tractor trailer fire. one lane getting by as a result. we have alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. ken, over to you. >> thank you. in new jersey, police are talking to the driver behind the wheel of a minivan that slammed into people on a jersey city street. police officer was one of several people injured when the van crashed into other cars eyewitness news reporter kristin thorne is live in kristin. >> reporter: good morning, ken. the exact condition of the officer recovering here is still unclear. we know the officer was one of just multiple people brought to local hospitals after this accident happened shortly after 8:00 last night in jersey city on ocean avenue near myrtle. police say the driver of this minivan was speeding, lost control of the car, smashed into another car forcing that
car up to the sidewalk, crashing into pedestrians including that jersey city police officer. it's unclear at this time exactly how many people were injured. we spoke to witnesses who say they saw the entire thing happen. >> i tried to chase it down. he started swerving out of control. his back wheels gave out. he hit the back of the gray car hit the cop. the cop is on the floor. >> reporter: police did detain the driver of that minivan. it's unclear if any charges have been filed. live in jersey city, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kristin, thank you. this morning calls to stop the violence are growing louder in the city after a weekend filled with gunfire. 19 people were shot between friday and yesterday in six incidents in brooklyn and queens. three of those victims died. police are trying to find two gunmen suspected of wounding nine people in east new york early sunday. investigators say they were uninvited guests at a gathering celebrating the life of a young girl.
one of the victims described the mayhem. >> bullet whizzed past my head. i ran. then i realized after a while, smoking. >> no arrests have been made in any of the weekend shootings. anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers. people living in the south bronx will get answers tonight legionnaires' disease. the city department of health says 71 people have been diagnosed with the does since last month. four people died. city officials say the fatalities have been older people with preexisting health conditions. five buildings where the bacteria was found have been decontaminated. the town hall meeting will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. stay with eyewitness news for complete coverage. the fbi is
sunday bombings in new mexico. first outside the calvary baptist church then outside holy cross catholic church. there were no injuries and damage to the buildings was minor. investigators say they have no suspects. president obama will unveil new regulations in fighting greenhouse. it will require power plants to cut emissions by 32% the next 15 years. several republican lead states are expected to challenge the new regulations in court. new muscle for the biden movement. josh alcorn has joined the super pac urging joe biden to run for president. alcorn used to work for the vice empty -- he worked for beau biden. as beau lay dying of brain cancer, he repeatedly press his father to promise that he would run for president.
an entire family. severe storms in chicago left more than a dozen people hurt and one man dead after a tent collapsed at a festival. a man was killed when strong winds collapsed the tent at prairie fest. 15 other people were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries. scene. now a developing story in northern california. thousands of people being told to get out of their homes as wildfires tear through the region. the largest about 100 miles north of san francisco. the clear lake fire more than doubled in size over the weekend. 50 buildings have been destroyed including 24 homes. 12,000 people have been ordered to evacuate. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic beginning with bill evans. >> here we go.
we take a look down. nice we near as we can see from liberty island to ellis island to staten island and sandy hook, new jersey. great visibility with a lot of sunshine. here is our camera this morning looking to brooklyn over to the lower seaport. 75. humidity in the moderate zone. you can see this is kind of weakening as they come into this dry air that we have. mostly a southwest wind. a little humidity with it. noontime temperature 87. we get to 90 this afternoon. more of the same tomorrow across the area. a big cool down this week and rain at the end of the week. we will talk about that in just a moment. problem on the gwb. >> we have a problem on the george washington bridge. we have newscopter 7 up above the bridge. john del giorno is showing us pictures of the stalled vehicle. it was a white minivan in the right lane.
it looks like it may have been cleared away. so, we have a little bit of a delay still with us as you come inbound at the george washington bridge as john is panning to the left you can see the upper level is heavier than the lower level. let's go to the maps and talk to you about delays here. 10 to 15 minutes. lincoln tunnel is 15. holland tunnel is a 10-minute delay. a trains downtown local only hoyte to broadway junction. that is because of signal problems. then on to the new york state thruway north near exit 18 overturned vehicle. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect today. ken and shirleen, over to you. >> thank you. another commute alert to tell you about. this time it's on the subways. where construction work will delay your trip through
brooklyn. eyewitnesses snatched photo is of a chopper that touched down on a gulf coast yesterday morning. he landed because of smoke and fumes in the cockpit. the crew came up from atlantic city to monitor an oil spill in bayonne. a bus driver from new york city critically injured in a deadly crash in north carolina. an apex coach bus was traveling south on 95 near benson when i struck a guardrail. the bus crossed into the northbound lanes before crashing into a media. police tell your sister station in raleigh that the bus driver fell asleep at the wheel and was thrown from the bus. another car swerved off the road to avoid the bus and struck a tree instead. a passenger was killed. the bus driver may face charges. firefighters are being credited with saving a family from a burning building. flames spread through the building in brownsville trapping five children
including a two on the old baby and two adults. firefighters brought the family to safety. the red cross is helping the displaced residents find shelter. a commuter alert this morning. fast track repairs will change the overnight commute for r train riders another week. no service weeks nights 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. and bypass stations between 36th and atlantic avenue. "good morning america" is up next. george stephanopoulos is live in time's square. >> good morning, ken. hope you had a good weekend. a lot going on including big news for the democrats in the white house race. joe biden could be considering a challenge to hillary clinton, hulling it over right now. that could shake up the race as hillary clinton launches her first television ads in new hampshire and iowa overnight. plus we talk to nick fanning. he is a surfing champ who encountered a live shark.
he went into the water and, shark. we have gma on the money, how to pump value in your home. it's a seller's market. a few simple changes can really increase your home's value. we will give you those tips this morning. >> good reasons to watch. the nypd rescued a small dog left in a car for more than an hour. the dog was taken out of the car yesterday afternoon. it happened in forest hill queens when temperatures were close to 90. someone noticed the dog in the car and alerted police who were able to get in the vehicle and get to that dog safely. the dog's owner was issued a the dog. time to check the forecast. >> meteorologist bill evans is west side. ken. happy monday.
feels good out here this morning. dress in light colored loose fitting clothing. a hot day with temperatures around 90 and real feels in the mid-90s. john del giorno is in newscopter 7 in high definition looking down the hudson river. what a beautiful shot, john. thank you very much. as you see, he is just taking a good look to the east where you can see hardly a cloud in the sky. he is about 800 feet, a thousand feet. looking good this morning. nice clear sky. air is dry coming in. eventually we have humidity with winds out of the south. 75 degrees. humidity 60%. winds out of the southwest and pressure at 30. yesterday's high 89. normal high about 84. sun will set at 8:10. a gorgeous sun sitcomming up. weather headlines, the afternoon will be comfortable for some.
90, 95 for the real feel today and tomorrow. a shower or thunderstorm humid day. by the end of the week a cold front out of canada and a jet stream drops to the south. that allows cooler air for the end of the week and gives us a break from the dog days of august. 75 around the park. 71 islip. this wind is out of the hour. mostly that southwest wind that causes a problem with rip currents at the beaches. u.v. index around an 8, close to a 9. 35, 40 minutes you get a sunburn. a lot of sunshine back to the front and the western part of new york state. you see on our computer guidance, that front dies out. overnight there could be a shower with that. tomorrow hot and humid. notice the rib current risk is high at the new york city
beaches and south shore of long island. jersey beaches will have a low risk of rip currents because the wind is out of the southwest. a small craft advisory. waves in the atlantic, 2 to 4, 3 to 5 feet. 90 today. 90 tomorrow. and we will have a big pattern shift at the end of the week where cooler air comes in. before we get there, we have three days of the hot and humid stuff. tomorrow a hot and humid day. real feel 95. 87 wednesday. more of that drier, cooler air comes in and it will be a day of 79 with clouds increasing thursday. and we got a shot at rain on friday from this front coming in with drier cooler air and it clashes withed warmer air and gives us a few showers around. a low will track across that as well. shine and clouds and cooler weather. 80 saturday and sunday.
heather will need an overcoat, a parka for saturday and sunday. >> she is shivering thinking about it. >> i am. >> thank you, bill. how are things, heather. >> you don't have to shiver over the thought of a stalled vehicle cleared at the george washington bridge. we have pictures to show you. we had the stall on the lower level. the stall has been cleared away. john del giorno is showing us the toll plaza. here we go. looks like you have about a 15- minute delay into the lower level and the upper level. not badly. thankfully traffic is light. let's go to the maps and tell you at the lincoln, 20 minutes. holland 20 from routes 1 and 9. new jersey turnpike approach a better ride. a trains downtown local only hoyt to broadway junction because of signal problems. going on to the new york state thruway north near exit 18 an overturned vehicle being cleared away. sawmill river parkway north near exit 16, that is a construction project running a
tad bit late. alternate sides are in effect today. ken, over to you. >> thank you. in los angeles, an emotional close for thousands of athletes wrapping up the special olympics. more than 160 counties participated in the games and in sunday's red carpet finish at memorial coliseum. half million people turned out to watch the games. the winter games will be held in austria in 2017. another check on weather and your commute when we come
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a survey conducted for the centers for medicare and medicaid. only seven percent received five stars. including four of ours. learn more at cancercenter.com we are following the latest developments in new jersey where a police officer and several other people are recovering after an out of control crash. >> kristin thorne is live at jersey city medical center with that story. kristin? >> reporter: it's unclear the exact condition of the officer recovering here but the officer is one of multiple people brought here because of the accident. it happened in jersey city on ocean avenue. police say the driver of this minivan was speeding, lost control, hit another car forcing it on the sidewalk crashing into pedestrian including the police officer.
it's unclear exactly how many people were injured police detained the driver of the minivan. it's unclear if the driver has been charged. live in jersey city, kristin thorne, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you. port authority police are investigating drone sightings. a shuttle america flight from richmond, virginia, spotted a drone on the left side of his plane. as that plane was approaching a runway at j.f.k. airport. that was the third drone siting in as many days. pilots from three different planes reported a drone near their airport on friday. we learned that the pilot of a small plane had to make a sharp turn to avoid a drone on sunday. city officials will answer questions about the outbreak of legionnaires' disease at a town hall meeting tonight. the city department of health said 71 people have been diagnosed with the disease since last month. four people died. four buildings where the
decontaminated. the meeting will be from 6:00 art. the only daughter of singers bobby brown and the late whitney houston will be laid to rest in new jersey today. westfield. >> reporter: shirleen, ken, this burial service comes after a weekend of drama for the families. over the weekend here, bobbi kristina's aunt, leolah brown was kicked out of the funeral service after accusing pat houston, bobbi kristina's aunt on her mother's side from death. the death is similar to what ago. whitney houston was found unresponsive at in a bathtub the night before the grammy awards in 2012. bobbi kristina was discovered the same way by her boyfriend in her georgia home.
her casket will be brought in a processional around 1:00 from the newark funeral home that ago. the roads to avoid, east broad street as well as gallo hill. that will be shut down around 10:00 and remain closed until the service is over. kala rama,ing channel 7 eyewitness news. >> kala, thank you. police are trying to find the two gunmen that opened fire at a gathering in east new york brooklyn early yesterday. nine people were wounded. they were among 19 shooting victims around the city over the weekend. three died. brooklyn borough president eric adams is launching a stay alive campaign to combat the gun violence. >> an earlier accident causing delays on the gwb. >> let's get an update from john del giorno high in the sky in newscopter 7. john? >> reporter: not a huge delay but we can get you around it and save a few minutes. we had an earlier disabled vehicle on the inbound lower
level of the george washington bridge. that has been cleared up. all lanes are reopened. the big problem now is volume. it's route 95 express. we look down to the bottom of the hill, the delay begins down there. that's a 20 to 30-minute delay on 95 express. use i of your other approaches to the george washington bridge and you can cut the delay in half. live over the george washington bridge, john del giorno, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> let's head over to heather o'rourke with the roads and rails. >> we will take a look at a webcam and tell you that the bruckner had delays on to the northbound side up to the sheraton. that is because of a disabled vehicle. that is the bruckner, right side of the screen, northbound side. we heard john del giorno say the delay to the george washington bridge bumped up to about 20 to 30 off 95 express. that stall has been cleared. lincoln 20. holland 20 from routes 1 and 9. heading to 78 east of the new
jersey turnpike tolls an accident the new jersey turn truck towels another accident. alternate side of the street rules are in effect. >> final look at the accuweather forecast. >> looks great. it's warm outside. it will be a little on the humid side. this is the dog days of august. it should be feeling warm and it is. it's 75. that will be the 7:00 temperature. 90 this afternoon. southwest wind is the key. it will keep the humidity from being too much. 90 tomorrow. 87 wednesday. then cooler air the end of the week. >> a few more days to get through u. we can do it. thank you, bill. that is the news for now. i'm shirleen allicot. >> i'm ken rosato. more local news, weather and traffic in 25 minutes.