tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 8, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
the denver broncos, the super bowl champions this morning. we're breaking down the big game and the big question. was this peyton manning's last game? >> hmm. >> thanks for joining us, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. the tri-state area is ready for what could be a messy monday morning commute. a travel advisory is in effect in new york city where hundreds of salt spreaders have been deployed to get ahead of the winter weather. the worst of the snow to hit eastern long island. bill evans picks up weather now with the accuweather forecast. >> cloudy skies along the empire state building, all aglow of the denver bronco super bowl. we have partly cloudy skies and we'll where the snow is this morning. the temperature is a chilly 38 degrees. today. that's going to drop during the day. 36 around northport, massapequa, hauppauge and 39 east hampton.
most of that is where it's going to be. that's why we have a winter storm warning in effect until 6:00 tonight for suffolk county. there is a big, old storm in the atlantic. it's going to throw more of that back across and to the city later on this morning, but it's just now getting into the hamptons and that will be backing in this morning, around 6:00 a.m. to the morning commute, 800, 10:00 do o'clock you see. it's going to slippery up the roads and the sidewalks. heather o'rourke, hope you had a great super bowl. >> i did and i hope you did, as well. long island rail road, metro north, new jersey transit, they're doing great. no major problems there. the "m" trains, manhattan-bound trains skipping seven stations in brooklyn until next year. and on the garden state parkway, there is an accident being cleared away. we have alternate side of the
today, but the meters are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. well, road crews are ready to go ahead of the next round of winter weather. eastern long island is expected to take the brunt of the storm. eyewitness reporter mallory hoff is live now in hauppauge, suffolk county with the latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lore yeeyt it's dry now, but things will be different in the hours ahead. you can see my hair whipping around this morning. i want to show you something. a lot of snow out here, especially in this parking lot, still hasn't melted. you can see ejust how icy it is. people driving in this area this morning will have to deal with winter weather. you can see in this parking lot, things have yet to be cleaned up from recent weather and folks making their way to school and work on this monday morning. they will have a few things to deal with. crews outs here in suffolk county have been in the process
you are going to be out this morning, you are certainly going to want to use caution. things are dry now, but that will rapidly change in the hours ahead. mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, mallory. 4:34 now. and word street remains closed this morning as the investigation into friday's deadly train collapse continues. dray clark is live in tribecca with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, ken. the area behind me looks different than it did last friday morning. there are now sidewalk sheds going down both sides of the block here and that large crane was removed over the weekend, cut into 35 pieces and taken to an undisclosed location. there won't be a thorough investigation into what happened on that crane and what caused it to buckle and collapse and crash into the ground. meanwhile, there is still repair work being done here at the scene. into the night, there was water
the water coming from the water main cracked open by friday's crane collapse. crews expect to have most of the area re-opened this morning. but at least two blocks will remain closed for one ready two more days. that's while they finish work on the broken water and gas lines. the city isn't waiting for the investigation. that will take weeks, maybe months to be completed. mayor de blasio is making change changes to how cranes operate in the city. the first priority, he says, is pedestrian safety. >> in this situation where there will be a securing of a crane and pedestrians are not supposed to pass in the affected area, will be sending in uniformed city personnel to ensure that pedestrians are kept safe. >> there will be neighborhood notifications when cranes are being moved. and there will be new safety regulations. >> cranes must crease
operation and go into safety mode whenever steady winds are forecast to exceed 20 miles per hour or gusts are forecast to exceed 30 miles per hour. . >> reporter: back here live on ward street, you can see down the block there, the work is still very much in progress. the mayor says he understands that people want answers and they want quick answers when he says most importantly those answers into the investigation need to be accurate and that's by he says this investigation will take some time. meanwhile here on ward street, they're hoping to get things back to normal in the way of repairing those water mains and to get the water fully restored by tuesday. no later than tuesday. we're live this morning in tribecca, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. 4:36 now. and locals gathered sunday to say a final goodbye to the man killed in the crane crash. there was a service at the
were he and his wife worshipped. he went to school in brooklyn, then on to harvard. he and his wife planned to start a family. he was a math whiz who worked at a computerized trading firm. he was 38 years old. 4:36. investigation is under way into the death of an elderly woman after her body was found inside her new jersey home. investigators were on the scene late into the night on lexington avenue in jersey city. police first went to the house yesterday morning when the victim's friend from her church game worried when she did not attend mass. >> everyone was sad. very sad. we were very sad because she's a very good lady and will always try to be with us. everything. she used to be friends with us. >> police have not identified the woman or said how she died. 4:37. new this morning, the search is on for the gunman who shot a man in the leg on the street in
look at the surveillance video gun. he got into an argument with a afternoon. the suspect opened fire, hitting the man in the left leg before taking offer. the victim was treated at a hospital and released. 4:37. a cabdriver in the bronx is recovering from a vicious attack while on the job. eyewitness news obtained a picture of the driver. several of his teeth were broken and his face was cut when what he attacked with a bottle -- when he was attacked by with a bottle saturday night. he was robbed of cash and his jacket. police arrested someone over the weekend, charged him with robbery. police are still looking for a second suspect. 4:38. happening today, a new york city police officer charged with shooting an unarmed black man in a brooklyn stairwell is expected take the stand in his own defense. he was patrolling the pink houses in east new york in 2014
the bullet ricochetted off a wall and struck a man, killing him. the attorney says the shooting was accidental. prosecutors say he handled his weapon recklessly. a driver in new jersey is recovering this morning after being hit by a train and police say he was driving drunk. police also say a freight train hit a pickup truck on the tracks in dumont early sunday morning. officers who pulled the driver from the car say they found an open alcohol container. 45-year-old nicholas mickey of dumont is hospitalized after surgery. he faces multiple charges, including dwi and driving with a suspended license. 4:39. a suspected serial burglar is waking up behind bars this morning. the 44-year-old was taken into custody after the officer recognized him from a wanted poster. detectives say he broke into six churches and businesses through rooftops. authorities are looking into whether he may also be responsible for even more burglaries in newark.
mind this morning, with a second super bowl win, is it time for peyton manning to retire from the game? last night's win at super bowl l came in large part to the broncos' defense. in the first quarter and as denver linebacker vaughan miller forces a fumble, recovering the ball for a td, and it looks like instant replay. it happened again in the 4th quarter. miller sacking cam newton, then setting up for another touchdown. winning the game 24-10. >> we had opportunities. we dropped balls, we turned the ball over. threw the passes. >> kept fighting, made a few plays, but the defense carried us all year and carried us tonight. my plan was to try to win the game tonight and really take it all and absorb the win. it was great.
>> whatever manning chooses, this win is his opportunity to go out on a high note, or give it another shot, bronco fans were celebrating late into the night. >> they had a lot to celebrate. 4:40. and you're never more than 7 away from traffic and weather. we'll have a look at the forecast. >> and the broncos colors adorn the empire state building this morning. as we look southward, we have cloudy skies and we have a good visibility all the way down toll staten island to 1 world trade, over to the verrazano narrows bridge. and snow is on the way. it's creeping across long island now as we speak. temperatures, 38 degrees. that's going to be our high. it will be dropping. here's the snow we're talking about toward the hamptons here, creeping on up here, from east hampton, montauk, through hampton bays, it will get to riverhead here in a bit. and slowly back across the area. so you see the storm in the atlantic and then there's another system to our west, so this will keep us in the snow
couple of days. we're looking at snow showers this morning, by 8:00. lasting into midday. i think we don't see a huge accumulation, but a nuisance enough in the city to create some slippery rdz and sidewalks. eastern end of long island will see the accumulation in suffolk county. you will have to shovel and plow out of that. tonight, we will have snow showers around and we'll be talking about that. snow showers for tomorrow, too. we will talk about that next. weather and traffic every 7 minutes. happy monday to you, heather. >> happy monday to you. this is the new england thruway near playland parkway, exit 19. not a bad ride for you. but we will head to the maps and look at the new england thruway, by exit 22. that's an overturned truck. the right lane is closed on the exit ramp as a result. new jersey transit, they're all doing okay. and our subway service is running on or close to schedule. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspended today, but metered rules are in effect. ken, lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness
shootout right outside a bar in rochester. and this morning, police are tracking down the person who opened fire. a fortune teller making predictions on who will be the next commander-in-chief. find out who they say will do well using some very unique methods. also, buried alive, a powerful earthquake causes an apartment building to collapse in taiwan.
crews pulled a survivor from the wreckage of a collapsed building in taiwan, two days after a powerful earthquake. first responders saved 170 people from a 17-story residential building. they believe that 100 people may still be trapped beneath the wreckage. at least 32 people were killed. 4:45. meteorologist bill evans very busy with the accuweather forecast. >> yes, let's take a look
we have cloudy skies and it's only going to get busier throughout the day. we get going here now. we will look at a shot of snow, off and on, but really from today, you know, right on through the next couple of days, actually. you need to stay warm and dry, repel the snow as we look from the camera here through midtown. you can see the snow showers continuing through the day and off and on during the day today. looking at the latest radar, the snow is backing in to eastern long island. that's about it. but as we look from our camera, at 4 times square, there, the denver broncos colors adorning the empire state building. i'm glad they left that up for us in the overnight hours. the temperature is dropping. the humidity is dry, the winds are northeast, the pressure falling and there's a storm in the atlantic and a storm to the west. it's going to get stormy around here.
hopatcong, 42. poughkeepsie, 34. 37 long island and out to the east end. today, we have a coastal flood advisory at the time of high tide. we have a winter weather advisory for the five boroughs. winter storm warning out here toward the eastern mountains. 3 to #6 inches of snow is forecast. that's what meets the storm warning criteria. we're seeing that back in now as rain showers and as snow. it's a big system in the atlantic, so, really here from riverhead eastward through southampton, east hampton into montauk, we're seeing the snow showers. these will pile up during the day on the eastern end and into our area off and on during the day. heavier on long island, windy and colder going through the day. the temperature, 38 this morning. and just kind of dropping all day long. mid-30s later on. blustery and cold this evening, and then tomorrow, as our
have an inch or two of accumulation from another system coming from the west. one system on the coast today, tomorrow approaching from the great lakes. it's going to be a cold day. the accuweather seven-day forecast, a few flurries on wednesday as the storm leaves and cold air pouring in behind that. look how cold it gets as we get on into the enterof the -- end of the week and the weekend. look it right there, teens at night. down to 12 for the low. 10 and 12 for the low saturday and sunday, really starting friday, saturday and sunday. the coldest of the weekend so far will be coming this weekend. >> not fair. it's like it really is showing its face. >> how dare it! >> it is. >> exactly. >> but spring is only weeks away. >> no, it's not. we have so much time left. [ laughter ] >> thank you, heather. >> you're welcome. we are going to talk about
long island rail road, metro north, new jersey transit, they're all on or close to schedule. subway service is running on or close. and if you're going to the new jersey turnpike, northbound, the truck lanes at exit 13, we have an overturned tractor- trailer with a fuel spill so it will take time for them to get that cleared up. new england thruway, north, exit 22, the right lane is closed. tribecca closure, continued church award street. ward street east of west broadway to church. ward street west from church street to hudson street. and then you can expect exiting restrictions at the outbound holland tunnel. street cleaning rules are suspended. metered rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 4:49. and no rush yet as police in rochester investigate a weekend bar shooting that killed one person and injured eight others. police say that a fight turned violent and then moved outside a nightclub early sunday morning.
people when the gunfire started. police say they found a 29-year- old man dead on the scene. two of the other victims remained in guarded condition. 200 people are dead after gunfire breaks out at a mardi gras parade in mississippi. four other people were hurt in the shooting. police say that there were thousands of people on the streets at the time and most of the crowd took off shots were fired. they're working to track down anyone who may have seen what happened to find the gunman. 4:50. two young brothers kidnapped a month ago in louisiana have been found unharmed in arizona. police say they were taken by force by their mother. the woman and the man who helped her are now both in custody. the children were found in casa grande, a small city near phoenix. a child counselor says the arrest may have shocked the children. >> the children were present when the authorities apprehend apprehended their mom and this man.
event, i think, if they see their mom being handcuffed or wrestled to the ground. >> with the mother in custody, police hope each boy's father will be able to take custody of his son. if you believe a fortune teller in hong kong, we could do without tomorrow's first-in- the-nation presidential primefully new hampshire. this woman is a fortune teller and claims to be able to predict the future by reading someone's facial characteristics. the politicians especially, she says the key to success is to have a long face. that didn't really work for democrat john kerry, but still -- >> he's got the best face in america. best face. sharp eyes. okay. sharp eyes. long face. practical lips.
she admits that you cannot predict a winner from just their face. she also says that's also decided by their birthdays and the stars. and based on those, she thinks donald trump will be president. >> there you go. >> what are they called again? >> i don't know. fortune tellers. [ laughter ] . 4:51. still ahead, trouble in the -- >> who is playing in the super bowl? >> oh! >> she went there! the jets, right? a cruise ship is caught in a powerful storm. we have pictures of the damage coming ahead at 5:00. and a teenager allegedly involved in a violent attack turned himself in. the search for more suspects is not over. and a long island police officer being called a hero this morning. coming up next in the 5:00-
wells showed an increase in radioactivity of 65,000 percent. the plant's operator industry says that there is no danger because the contamination has not reached the community's drinking water. 4:55. and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. we begin with meteorologist bill evans and accuweather forecast. >> we have ourselves what's going to be cloudy skies, a nice start to the day and a nice view from the camera here in brooklyn over to the lower east side, but we have snow showers popping of up here and a rain shower around riverhead. this system is going to back in this morning and create snow across connecticut, long island and jersey shore here for the morning commute. so this will keep slowly working its way out of the atlantic and across as we go through this morning. be ready for that. i think, you know, you're here in western new jersey and in the western hudson river valley. there is not much going on here at all.
three to six here in suffolk county and new london and connecticut. heather, how is the traffic? >> we have this here. this is the exit 13 toll plaza off the new jersey turnpike. you can see a lot of activity there. what's going on? we go to the maps so i can tell you. new jersey turnpike truck lanes, an accident. there is a fuel spill that needs to be mopped up. and an overturned truck on the new england -- thruway by exit 22. the metered rules are in effect, alternate side is suspended. the teenager accused of throwing a vicious punch and knocking out a man on a patterson street corner is expected to turn himself in to police this week. >> he surrendered to police over the weekend. investigators say the attacker's going to do the same tomorrow. police call the attack disgusting. saying the suspect faces charges including aggravated assault and compooers. the victim? well, what he treated at a
scare on board a cruiseship that set sail from our area. we have video showing the damage it caused. and a street remains closeed in tribeca this morning following the deadly train collapse on friday. we will have an update on the investigation. and good morning. i'm lori stokes. >> thanks for joining us, i'm ken rosato. monday, february 8th now. you're never more than seven mains way from the weather and traffic. bill evans has a look at the exclusive forecast. >> temperatures are holding steady around 38 degrees this morning. we have cloudy skies, but the temperatures will be dropping during the day today and so we're going to see the wind out of the northeast, as well, out of the northeast at 16 to 25 miles an hour. 35 around kingston. we're rooking at 37 -- looking at 37 around norwalk. these will probably be the high temperatures during the day today. we're looking at a winter storm warning for suffolk county on long island. that could be three to six inches of snow. snow showers are backing in off
) the holland has a five- or ten-minute delay. metered rules are in effect, alternate side is suspended. >> thank you, heather. we continue our coverage now. into long island, could be hit hardest. >> eyewitness mallory hoff is live in hauppauge, suffolk county. mallory? [ audio difficulties. ] 1 [ audio difficulties ] developing now, passengers board a royal caribbean cruise ship are being kept in their rooms as the ship deals with high winds and high seas. the anthem of the seas was headed to port canaveral in florida. it left cape liberty in new jersey when a captain encountered the rough seas. this video was posted on twitter from a passenger
overturned by the ship. there were also pictures tweeted of broken platters. the ship left new jersey saturday afternoon and was due to arrive in florida this morning. so far, no reports of any injuries. and mayor de blasio says new york city has a four-point plan to increase safety when large construction cranes are operating. the announcement came days after the deadly crane collapse in tribeca. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live on the scene now. dray? >> reporter: good morning, lore i, crews have been working non- step since the accident happened friday morning. the large crane has been removed here, and down the block, they're working on two water mains that were cracked when the crane came crashing down to the ground. they hope to get the water mains repaired and water service restored by no later than tuesday. two blocks around the crash scene are still closed while the work is being finished.
last friday morning, killing one man and injuring three others. meanwhile, mayor de blasio is implementing new policies when it comes to operating cranes in the city. all crawler cranes similar to the one that collapsed on friday, must cease operations when winds exceed 20 miles per hour or gusts of 30 miles per hour. also, there will be better sidewalk protection for pedestrians in areas where cranes are in operation and they will also establish a neighbor notification system to let neighbors know when cranes first installed. >> we will leave no stone unturned in terms of learning from this accident and determining whether we need other safety measures going forward. we are proposing additional regulations and additional best practices to be sure new york city's cranes are the safest in
>> reporter: now another live look where the work is being done on the water main there. when the work is completes, the area will be re-opened. as for the investigation, the mayor said yesterday during a news conference, it could take weeks or even months they want to be sure they do an extensive inspection of that crane to get a better understanding of why it buckled and collapsed. /they're trying to answer as many questions as possible. the mayor says he certainly understands that people want answers right away but says most importantly, those answers they get back from the investigation must be accurate and very clear to prevent something like this from ever happening again. we're live in tribeca this morning, dray clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. and stay with us for updates on the crane collapse investigation. we'll also send out push alert with our free news app, with breaking developments. 5:06. broncos fans have a reason to celebrate this morning as
championship title in super bowl l. the broncos have their defense to thank. [ audio difficulties ] for quarterback peyton manning, it means going out on a big high note. >> teams, winning a super bowl with each team, i'm proud of that. i'm proud to have been a part of two football teams and organizations that have had a chance to win the lombardi trophy. >> they played better than us. what else do you want me to say? i mean, they made more plays than us. that's what it comes down to.
times in the game and wasn't up for explaining the loss wards. -- the loss afterward. and the commercials. and this year's top spot goes to the hyundai ad featuring comedian kevin hart. it shows an overprotect u.v. father using the -- overprotective father using the genesis car finder to track down his daughter and her date. it was ranked first. it was great. share your thoughts with us on our facebook page. we also have a slide show at abc7 -- ny. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. meteorologist bill evans has a look at the forecast. >> as a protective father of three daughters, i thought the commercial was hilarious. this morning, we look at
right here, right now on our show. right here from midtown manhattan. really times square, look at this, great visibility. congratulations to the broncos. you get the empire state building, clear skies, northeast wind into the 20s. winter weather advisory for snow showers. warning out here to the east. and on long island. that's about 3 to 6 inches of snow. and we have the snow backing in now to the eastern end, around montauk, through the hamptons, gardener's island, getting to the northern branch here. this will slowly back in during the morning, during the morning commute. snow showers around at 8:00. we're not looking at a big accumulation, but enough to slippery up the roads. eastern long island will get a healthy accumulation. we've got off and on snow showers through the day today and after school, there will be snow showers and the snow princess will be awaiting you at the bus stop. >> me or the one in the blue hat next to me?
would be the snow princess? >> i just wanted to clear things up here. here is the new jersey turnpike by exit 13. this is into interchange 13. we have a ton of police activity. let's go right over to the maps. we will talk to you about what's going on here. it is trailer with a fuel spill. this will cause delays as you try to exit. long island rail road, metro north, new jersey transit, on or close to schedule. subway services running on or close. and then the new england thruway, we have an overturned truck near exit 22. the truck has been cleared away. the george washington bridge, inbound upper level, right at the tolls, we have a disabled vehicle. it is off on the shoulder. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended. the metered rules are in effect. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, new hampshire primary just a day away and right now, how the candidates are reacting this morning.
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chs. liang akai gurley. 5:13. welcome back. hillary clinton's team is downplaying tomorrow's new hampshire primary. partly because she's expected to come in a distant second to bernie sanders. republicans are too busy fighting down to the wire to do any second-guessing. post show donald trump at the head of the pack with a big lead. but saturday's republican debate could shake up the race. it is still a free-for-all. >> let's stop ones and for all with the fiction that barack obama doesn't know what he's doing. he knows exactly what he's doing. >> there it is. the 25 seconds --
most potential to damage marco rubio. he seemed to wilt under attacks from governor chris christie. the democratic race saw hillary clinton leave new hampshire for a speech in flint, michigan about its toxic water crisis. this is not merely unacceptable or wrong, though it is both. what happened in flint is immoral. the children of flint are just as precious as the children of any other part of america. >> she was back in new hampshire a few hours later, but the harshest words for bernie sanders came from former president bill clinton. he accused him of being hypocritecle and supporters of being sexist. stay with us for coverage of the new hampshire primary. good morning america picks up the coverage live from manchester with an interview with new jersey governor chris christie. dave evans is heading to new
you can watch his reports later today on eyewitness news. clear thinking and a quick- moving suffolk county police officer is called a hero this morning after saving a choking woman. the officer, brian masterangelo found a woman struggling to breathe after a pepper lodged in her throat. he performed the heimlich maneuver and the pepper popped out. he says helping the woman left him with a good feeling. >> it's always better to help someone than to arrest someone. that's how i feel as a police officer. and, yeah, there's nothing better than to know someone could be walking today, watching the super bowl with their family and then to be, you know, not with us. >> nice man. masterangelo has been on the force five years. he's also a volunteer with the fayville ambulance corp..
5:15. another good guy, meteorologist bill evans with the accuweather forecast. >> we take a look from the forecast at times square. we have a great morning out here. cloudy skies, but we have changes coming your way today in the form of snow. so have all your gear. nice, warm coat, 38 degrees, this will be the high temperature. we will reach that this morning. the humidity is dry, the winds northeast. the pressure has been falling. it's 29.79. it will be a windy day, blustery day. normal high is 40. well, here's what to expect. snow today ranging from an inch or two around the city eastward. more snow tomorrow, a few inches of snow. and we've got minor coastal flooding with a big storm out of the atlantic. look out for that. a lot of things going on with the weather today. 30 around monticello. winds here are out of the north. 16, 14, 23 miles per hour
so, winter weather advisory, putnam county, westchester county, fairfield county. this is where snow showers that could go this far to the west. winter storm warning is in effect for the eastern long island. this is until 10:00 tonight. the wind is coming out of the northeast. there could be coastal flooding. so, issues there, snow backing in here, it's a big old storm in the atlantic. that's with the cruise ship driving through that created damage to the ship on the inside. then a big storm here that will come eastward with a few inches of snow for tomorrow. so a couple of inches of snow possible around today and again tomorrow, so you see the futurecast. the snow really backs in here by 8:00. that will be across the city, across long island, and this lasts into the afternoon.
and then tomorrow, we'll have that system from the west pushing eastward throughout the day. maybe leftover flurries as you see here on wednesday. so, need boots and snow gear, kids. west of the city, well west of the city to the north, you won't run into the snow showers, but snow showers off and on today. and particularly heavier on long island. it's windy and cold today. it will feel like the 20s. blustery and cold tonight with periods of snow. there could be another couple of inches of snow accumulating around tomorrow. wednesday, flurries, brisk and colder on thursday. the end of the week, boo-ya! does it get cold this weekend? it's going to be cold. we might as well have a blizzard around. >> shhhh! . >> want to borrow from donald trump. shhhh, shhhh!
>> stealing from donald trump. okay. heather? >> i will talk especially when ike good things say, like mass transit is running on or close to schedule. and going to the new jersey turnpike, the truck lanes at exit 13, you have an accident, an overturned tractor-trailer with a fuel spill and then tribeca closures at follows: this is causing outbound trouble through the holland tunnel because of the crane collapse. street cleaning rules are suspended. metered rules are in effect. back to you. >> thank you, heather. 5:19. stale head on eyewitness news this morning, volkswagen emissions scandal could lead to a big payday for tens of thousands of people. new details on the big compensation package. and road cams looking at
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starting to drop. and we're seeing snow showers and rain showers backing into long island. that's going to continue now through the morning commute and through much of the day as a storm out here in the atlantic continues to keep sweeping westward into the area. you can see here, and twin forks, back into suffolk county, going to be a fair amount of snow there today. we're going to be looking at over the next seven hours, the temperatures just drop through the day. noontime temperature drops below freezing with snow showers. weather and traffic together every 7 minutes. heather? >> i have this accident here, the new jersey turnpike exit ramp by exit 13. you can see all the activity, we head over to the maps. i will tell you what's happening here. it's an overturned truck -- or tractor-trailer, rather. there is also a fuel spill. that's why we have all the activity, new jersey turnpike northbound by exit 13. mass transit is on or close to schedule. subway services also running on or close. and ongoing closures in tribeca.
closures, going outbound at the holland tunnel, there are exiting restrictions. inbound, not bad. alternate street rules are suspended, but metered rules lori, back to you. >> thank you. what super bowl champion peyton manning said after the game that could have been worth millions of dollars. and if you're going to head to chipotle after last night's super bowl feast, you may have to wait. stores today. and you can track the approaching storm with our free alert app.
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on the money this morning and much of asia is in holiday mode. >> japan finished high and markets in china closed for the lunar new year. on wall street, the dow starts down. the nasdaq and s&p 500 both dropped on friday. right now, futures point to a lower open. volkswagen will offer tens of thousands of drivers compensation following an emissions scandal. >> here's this morning's business headlines. >> good morning. topping america's money, some
could be in for a winfall. >> the head of the claims fund says they will offer generous compensation packages to those whose vehicles exceeded emissions. and chipotle will be closed until 3:00 p.m. today to review food safety they were hit with a series of foodborne illness outbreaks. there is a big campaign starting this week. and this plug's for you. peyton manning said he was looking forward having a few beers and specified budweiser. >> the company insists they didn't pay for the plugs. those two mentions worth more than 3 million $3 million in free advertising. that's a lot of money. next round of wintry weather is knocking on our door.
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live accu-track radar shows the next round of wintry weather moving in. and we're going to tell you what to expect for the morning commute. >> we're live on long island in an area that could get hit hard. this is a live look from patchogue in suffolk county. >> and we have cams out to navigate through the morning commute. this is a live look from riverhead, suffolk county. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. >> 38 degrees. that's going to be our morning
actually. the temperature today is going to be falling. 35 east hampton where it's been falling. danbury, connecticut, 35. poughkeepsie, 32. all the numbers will be the high temperatures today. winter weather advisory posted. you can see the open areas of new jersey, southern passaic county, bergen county, rockland, westchester, new haven, in connecticut, that's for more than three inches of snow. you can see it's starting to back in to suffolk county now and this will continue this morning through the morning commute. and getting here during the morning commute and during the day. the temperature is dropping all day long. weather, then heather, every seven minutes. >> there is an accident grand central parkway eastbound side at the kew gardens interchange. this is the new jersey turnpike. going to the maps, i will tell you what's going on.
northbound, exiting at exit 13. there is an overturned tractor- trailer and a fuel spill. subway status, subway service running on or close. tribeca closures still in place, avoid lower manhattan, especially on the west side. and then the holland tunnel outbound exiting restrictions because of the crane collapse. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended, but metered rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you, heather. 5:32. the snow that's just arriving on the eastern end of long island will be around for a while. >> a winter storm warning is in effect for suffolk county where dozens of school districts have canceled classes. mallory hoff is live in patchogue with the story. mallory? >> reporter: yes, we can feel the snow starting to fall this morning and we're starting to get word about some cancellations and delays in this area of suffolk county. check our web sitefor that.
this is a good example here of a lingering snow mound, a mound that just won't seem to melt and on top of this, fresh snow today. looking at the train station today, clearly a parking lot that's seen warmer days and today we six inches in the area. folks heading out today will have to make their way through. a lot of people around this area say, well, i guess that's what we should expect this time of year, but, still, they prefer things to stay dry for a little while. in the meantime, again, we're hearing about a few cancellations and delays in the area. check our web site for that. if you're heading out this morning, use caution. mallory hoff, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> thank you, mallory. 5:33 now. a new safety plan is in place following friday's deadly crane collapse. as the investigation begins, the city is already making changes to make sure this does not happen again, including
more information for neighborhoods and new restrictions for the cranes. eyewitness news reporter dray clark is live at the scene in tribeca. dray? >> reporter: good morning. the area behind me looks different than it did last friday. you can see sidewalk sheds going down both sides of the street and here on worth, the large crane was removed over the weekend. it was cut into 35 different undescribed location. there will be a thorough investigation of that crane and an sentencive investigation into -- extensive investigation into why it buckled and collapsed on friday. meanwhile, there is still repair work to be done here at the scene. into the night, there was water pooling on west broadway. the water coming from the water main cracked open by friday's crane collapse. crews expect to have most of the area opened this morning, but some areas will be closed for another day or two.
water and gas lines. the massive crane has been removed, but the city isn't waiting for the investigation. that will take weeks, maybe months, to be completed. mayor de blasio is already making changes to how cranes operate in the city. the first priority, he says, is pedestrian safety. >> in any situation where there will be a securing of a crane and pedestrians are not supposed to pass in the affected area, will be sending in uniforms, city personnel, to ensure that pedestrians are kept safe. >> there will be neighborhood notifications when cranes are being moved and there will be new safety regulations. >> crawler cranes must cease operation and go into safety mode whenever steady winds are forecast to exceed 20 miles an hour or gusts are forecast to exceed 30 miles per hour. >> reporter: and back here live with a look down worth street
they hope to get the mains repaired and the water back fully into operation by no later than tuesday. the mayor says he understands there is a great need for answers in terms of what happened here. they want to be sure answers are accurate to prevent something like this from happening again. back to you. >> thank you, dray. 5:36 now. the only person killed in that crane collapse was given a final farewell over the weekend. mourners remembered david wichs yesterday during a service at the synagogue on east 85th street where he and his wife worshipped. he came to the united states from the czech republic when he was 14. he went on to harvard. he and his wife planned to start a family. he was a math whiz who worked at a computerized trading firm. he was 38 years old. stay with us for updates on the crane collapse investigation. you can also get information
5:36. an investigation's under way into the death of an elderly woman after her body was found inside her new jersey home. police were on the scene late into the night on lexington avenue in jersey city. officers first went to the home yesterday morning when the victim's friends from her church became worried when she did not show up for mass. >> everybody was sad. it's very sad. she was a very good lady and she always tried to be with us for everything. >> she used to be here for us. >> police have not identified the woman or said how she died. a cab driver from the bronx recovering from serious bruises after he was attacked on the job. his face was severely cut when saturday night. he was also robbed of more than $1,000 cash and his jacket. a teen has been arrested and
police are still looking for a second suspect. 5:37. never more than seven minutes away prosecute -- from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. >> let's look outside from our cram here at 4 times square. you can see the orange and blue, of course, for the denver broncos. and their win in the super bowl, super bowl l. i remember the first super bowl, remember that? do you remember that? 38 degrees now. it is a morning where we're going to be seeing these become the high temperatures for the day. now touching jersey shore, that's the first system. this is the second system coming our way tomorrow. off and on snow showers today, not a big accumulation, but enough to slippery up the roads a little bit. temperature falling here through the city, there will be
at the bus stop, dress warmly like these huckleberries. it will be a tad on the chilly side. hopefully they have hot chocolate for you. >> or chili. >> there's a great idea. long island rail road, metro north, new jersey transit all on or close to schedule. and the grand central parkway, eastbound, we have an accident. two lanes are closed down as you go through that spot. we're also looking at the cross cross bronx east at wyatt plains road. -- white plains road. another accident has been cleared away. alternate side is suspended. and we have an accident with us, this is an overturned tractor-trailer with a fuel spill so we have a ton of police activity as a result. keep in mind, we have a lot of closures still in place, avoid the area if you can. we have dray clark who's been giving us information on that. we have alternate side of the
but metered rules remain in effect. back to you, lori and ken. >> thank you, heather. still ahead this morning, the wind is getting stronger on the eastern end of leads as the first -- of long island as the first flakes begin to fall. we will keep patrolling the streets all morning as the conditions change during the morning commute. also, remembering you can track the snow on the go with our free accu-track weather alert app.
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welcome back. new york city public schools closed today as people around the world celebrate the lunar new year in china. crowds are gathering to pray in the year of the monkey. it is a five-day national holiday is there, filled with lots of food and time with friends and family. this is the first year that new york city public schools are off or closed and the students are off for the holiday.
5:42. on saturday, this past saturday, i was in new windsor, emceeing the 18th annual chapter of the tuskagee airmen 8. american history is sitting in the front. the men in the caps, they're members of the tuskiegee airmen crew. that man there is the only surviving civilian pilot who taught them to fly. they've given out awards to 169 students. minutes. >> look at that. mr. draper is dapper. >> bless their hearts. >> a lovely event. it was a tough time it was really nice. and bill evans?
bill. everyone watches us. . >> i would like to sit down and talk about it. you learn a lot. >> they're just so lovely. >> they are the great generation. looking from the camera here across the bay to laguardia airport. and we have good visibility. near the empire state building congratulating the denver broncos this morning. thank you very much. this morning, we have a temperature of 38 degrees. the winds are dry. 30.00 on the barometer. that's normal fair weather. when it's below it, we have unstable weather. that means we have a windy day today, snow showers on the way. there is a storm back from the atlantic. normal high is 40. we will be below that today. the sun up at 7:00. one to two inches of snow, then to the east, brooklyn, queens, nassau county, two inches to
on the eastern end of long island. another batch of snow is possible tomorrow. that can leave just a few inches of snow. with the systems, some coastal flooding can be 37 in montclair. teaneck, new jersey, 37. winds going mostly northeast. 20 at jfk. $ montauk, it's a big storm in the atlantic. that's missing us. if the storm were really hitting us, we'd be getting snow this morning. 27 around white plains to a winter weather advisory here. southern passaic county and out to nassau county through the five boroughs. this is for snow this morning, higher amounts here on the eastern long island. then coastal flood advisories and warnings posted. middlesex and monmouth county
flooding from the wind. you can see the snow backing in here from plum island out here to fishers island, eastern end of long island. the storm will last longer here and is out of the atlantic. suffolk county will get more of the snow. this backs into the city during the morning commute. and then tomorrow, we have this system coming from the west. we will have snow showers. by the time we get to 6:#0irks 7:00, we get snow, along the long island sound, coastal connecticut, long island back to the city to the urban areas of new jersey. monmouth county there. and then that winds down a bit and we have more of that for the evening and even more tomorrow. snow showers, heavy on long island. windy and colder today. temperature dropping down to 28 tonight. blustery, cold periods of snow. tomorrow, off and on snow. accumulations of a couple of inches with the temperature really falling this week.
that's just the cold air squeezing out the moisture. look at this. 20s for sunday. and lows at night in the teens. now, that's in the city. so you know -- you can talk about 10 degrees off that for the suburbs. so you're looking at, you know, 10, 20 degrees for highs this weekend in the suburbs. single digits at nights. >> is sent a shiver up my spine. >> if you're single, this is your weekend. >> it's my weekend! [ laughter ] . well, let's check in with heather o'rourke. >> let's go right over to this shot here. you can see the grand central parkway. now, this is right near 27th avenue. not a bad ride for you here. let's go to the maps and i will show you what's happening at the kew gardens interchange. 2 to lanes close ad down with an accident in the process of being cleared.
plains, this accident is being cleared away. subway service is on or close. and then the new jersey turnpike northbound. there is an accident with an overturned tractor-trailer and a fuel spill. that's still out there getting taken care of. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today, but metered rules are in effect. ken, very to you. >> thank you, heather. volunteers will fan out tonight for new york city's annual one night count of homeless people. the canvas is required by the federal government. more than 3500 volunteers are expected to participate. last year, the count found over 3100 homeless on the streets. the city officials say they believe the number will be even higher this year. 5:48 now. stale head on eyewitness news this morning, no video. police want you to -- new video police want you to see as a search for the gunman behind a violent fight in harlem.
5:51. new this morning, the search is on for the gunman who shot a man in the leg on the streets of harlem. take a look at this surveillance video, showing the suspect holding a gun. police say he got into an argument with a 39-year-old man on st. nicholas avenue saturday afternoon. the suspect opened fire, hitting the man in the left leg before taking off. the victim was treated at the hospital and released. well, the denver broncos have a lot to celebrate following their victory in super bowl 50 and so does new jersey, now basking in the glory of the super bowl spotlight. >> this boy is 7 years old.
he states in a video that's been viewed millions of times. he went to a casting call and got the part. >> so laid back, like me and his dad are more anxious and excited than he is. he's just walking around, normal. i'm like, messiah, do you know how big of a deal this is equipping. >> he'd been wanting to be on tv since he was 2 years old. he worked hard for it and it came true. >> this features children and adults who sing after the super bowl during the years. they say their son is an actor playing a part. he's not a super bowl baby. that's awesome. >> he's got a future. all right. still ahead on eyewitness news, this morning, a big moment expected today for the officer on trial accused of shooting and killing unarmed black man in brooklyn. and today is an accuweather snow alert day. the first flakes fell in the eastern parts of long island. the snow will be in the city at
you're never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. here's an accuweather snow alert day. there is snow on the way. it's snowing now in long island. here in the five boroughs, just cloudy skies,a beautiful morning here from our camera right there at 4 times square, looking south over the empire state building. you can see the snow from montauk to riverhead. that's kind of right on the border of nassau and suffolk county through new london county to bridgeport. you've got this snow and the temperatures have been falling here this morning. we will see temperatures of 37, 38 degrees dropping during the day. these will be our high temperatures. we have a fair amounts of wind out here. taking the staten island ferry. 26-mile-per-hour winds gusting to 33.
the ferry will be fine. but you have issues of wind getting on and off the ferry. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. heather? >> we will talk about the subway status. problems at hoyt avenue. you have the cross bronx, going eastbound near white plains road, an accident with delays backing up getting into that spot. george washington bridge in the upper level, at the tolls, we have a disabled vehicle being worked on. the holland is a 5 to 10-minute delay. our street cleaning rules are suspended. metered rules are in effect. back to you. a new york city police officer charged with shooting an unarmed black man will take the stand in his own defense. he was patrolling the pink houses in east new york in 2014 when he fired his gun.
wall, killing akai gurley. prosecutors say he handled his weapon recklessly. still ahead, a scare on the high seas. new video of the damage left behind when a cruise ship sailed right into the passing of storms. the same storm is targeting us now on long island. there is a winter storm warning in effect. they could get up to six inches of snow i should say you, not they of the that's on the way for parts of leads. we're tracking where the snow is now and what to expect for the workweek. also, 24 hours to go until the nation's first primary. will donald trump be able to