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>> surviving the destruction in toms river, new jersey. >> will the weather corporate with trick-or-treating? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy halloween. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> how does a loit look? >> i got a message from make little kid on facebook -- "is halloween canceled?" no! there could be a sprinkle out there. 41 degrees at the airport.
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just a few clouds hanging around. no problems expected for trick- or-treating. it will be rather chilly. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> nothing will stop you from putting on your costume. the area roads are looking better. a couple of problems related to the storm damage. an accident at all boche avenue and northern parkway -- an avenue.t at wabash so far so good on the j.f.x. northbound york road, the was a partial building collapse and there could be some closures in the northbound direction of york road. enclosures at 175 because of
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flooding in the gambrills region. about five minutes to travel on 95 south down from the split to the fort mchenry. this is the beltway at 97. a nice start on harford road. the outer loop of the capital beltway, there is an accident with multiple vehicles involved. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the cleanup from sandy is a big story. >> restoring power to tens of thousands of marylanders still in the dark this morning. most of the outages are in baltimore county. 22,000 outages in anne arundel county. nnected rews have reconvey
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over 200,000 homes. >> jennifer franciotti is live in towson. you are not far from a road closure. >> some residents are doing individual cleanups with branches that are down. one roadway is blocked. we cannot get down to the area ying.se it is too low li are no road closure signs in the area. don't go down there near the side.si bright the water is receding from sandy.
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president did have to wade through their property to assess damage. some people are used to flooding in their neighborhoods. they are grateful this storm was not as bad as isabel. >> compared to isabel, this was a piece of cake. it's a piece of cake. in isabel, my whole basement was flooded to the ceiling. >> during isabel, it was chest deep. in comparison, this is mild. i'd say really mild. this is a nice storm, though. but compared to isabel, this is nothing. >> one thing the storm did do is below an immense amount of leaves off of the area trees. we experienced our anti-lock brakes kicking in. the least acting like ice on the roads. >> thank you. the powerful waves took a toll on ocean city.
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sandy eroded some of the beaches. most people agree they got off fairly well. >> you heard about how bad this was going to be. we were lucky. it is weird looking at it. >> delmarva received no reports of any power outages. all things are still a go for city.nter fest ocean take a look at this. this is a scene from western maryland where they are digging out from almost two feet of snow and wind gusts of 60 miles per hour.
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this shot shows trees that toppled like toys. keep submitting your pictures to u local and our website, wbaltv.com. >> if you have damage from sandy, homeowners should take pictures of the damage. put a tarp over a roof. be careful about doing too much before getting a visit from your insurance rept. >> have an insurance adjuster comes out to assess the damage. >> residents with questions can call the maryland insurance association. >> flooding in howard county cause some problems along the little patuxent river.
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power to the plant was knocked out by the storm. a full audit has been ordered to prevent future overflows. >> many students will spend another day at home. tim tooten has the latest closings. >> it is all changing. howard county -- one school will be closed today. baltimore county is on time today except the areas of 18 schools without power. more than a dozen schools are trying to come back with lights. one-hour delay in kent county.
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no school today in baltimore city and harford county. we talked about the eastern shore and the mountains. lights may be coming back on for a few of you, no school today. >> thank you. the maryland transit administration plans to resume full service for light rail and commuter bus lines this morning. some service will resume for amtrak. officials at the airport said airlines are working to get back to full speed this morning. travelers are asked to check with their airlines before arriving at the airport. >> hundreds are still stranded in new york and new jersey. danielle leigh is in toms river,
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new jersey. >> entire coastline is waking up to a new reality. >> the skerries think i have ever been through -- the scariest thing i've ever been through. >> pieces of the fund down flowed in the ocean. -- pieces of the fun town floats in the ocean. >> first responders are trying to measure those cut off by the tidal surge. >> it came up very fast. i said i think the notion is coming down the street. >> flooding in most of manhattan. even covering the runways at the quality airport.
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fire prove the biggest threat in queens, new york. >> it was a storm of historic intensity. but new yorkers are resilient. >> there must rebuild in the wake of the storm. president obama will be here later today. report for wbal-tv 11 news. >> just amazing to look at those pictures. >> unbelievable. 6:10. could have ah positive effect on the job market. >> is the plans to buy one of the big movie franchisees of all time -- disney plans to buy one of the biggest movie franchises.
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>> i will show you a satellite picture and you'll like it. the seven-day forecast is coming up. >> things are starting to return to normal on the area roads. a word of an accident in the
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>> welcome back. 6:14. 45 degrees downtown. it will be a little chilly but things will settle down and we don't expect any trouble for trick-or-treating appeared there are some flood warnings and advisers in the faeffect. it takes a long time for the water to run off. it will take a couple of days to drain down into the bay and into the ocean. there could be some minor flooding in a few neighborhoods. it is chilly. 41 at the airport. 38 in parkton. 42 in rock hall. take a heavier jacket this morning. you can see the center of the storm through pennsylvania right now. it is no longer a surface
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feature. we're on the backside of it. the wind will pick up later this morning. it will become breezy. misprint those trying to show up on the radar. some sprinkles trying to shop on the radar. percocet chance for it rain showers today. kind of breezy and cool. the average high temperature is in the low 60's. no problems this evening for trick-or-treating. the seven-day forecast -- quiet and chilly is the basic theme. mid 50's tomorrow. the clouds will thicken up again
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on sunday and some rain early next week. daylight saving time comes to an end this week. tuesday next week is election day. 6:16. >> good morning. let's bring it up to date. a lot of people are a venture not for the first time after a couple of days of storm coverage. we have a problem at northern parkway. return to a normal rush hour. delays on the west side. delays beginning at liberty. we have a downed tree at bright side. watch for some closures in the northbound direction because of a partial building collapse. eastbound 32, we have an accident. delays on southbound 295 prior to 100.
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also on southbound 95. closures in southern anne arundel county. is shut down.hutdo2 we have an accident in the capital beltway near 95. a delay on the north side near harford road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you. there is no sign of two young boys slip awawept away. this happened in the staten island area on monday night. they try to escape the rising floodwaters. some stunning new images of the milky way.
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the video has excited professional and amateur astronomers a light. there is a catalog of more than 84 billion stars in the central milky way. it comes as the european southern observatory celebrates its 50th anniversary. dart evader is coming to cinderella's castle -- darth vader is coming to some gravel's cinderella's castle. there'll be a new trilogy of " star wars" movies. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think disney's purchase of the lucas film library will be good for the future of the "star wars" franchise? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> another positive sign the housing market is rebounding. the average home price in 20 major cities rose nearly 1% in august. that is the fifth consecutive month of gains. new-line existing home sales have been stronger lately. hurricane sandy was good news for netflix. your ship doubled near sandy's approach -- viewership doubled approach.0's apprody's job growth is still on the minds of many americans.
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the new york stock exchange is back to business today. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> the new york stock exchange is open for business today. sandy caused flooding and blackouts in of lower manhattan. it was the longest weather- related shutdowns in more than a century. lugar spoke with arthur levitt -- bloomberg spoke with arthur levitt. to see the exchange godown is very unfortunate. it closed on friday and stocks did end pretty flat. next and next lower on losses for microsystems -- the bloomberg maryland index was
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lower on losses for microsystems. ups is creating more than 56,000 seasonal positions in the u.s. and canada to help deliver more than a billion packages this holiday season. the busiest day of the year will be december 20. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> 6:21. 41 degrees at the airport. >> the orioles get a chance to go for the gold. whether and the close of october in gold and style. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> for those traveling down towards d.c., there is a serious accident on the outer loop of the capital beltway near 95. there is a cocksure-mile delfou. we have a crash at northern parkway. those delays falling into place
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. close is in effect because of a downed tree bright side road -- closures in effect because of a downed tree bright side road. we have an accident at washington boulevard. the volume is starting to pick up on the beltway. at backup developing in the outer loop at harford road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the weather should be quiet in chilly for the next few days. 42 in rock hall. we don't expect any trouble for trick-or-treating this evening. a 20% chance for a rain shower or sprinkle. a high near 55 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes.
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>> in phrase, the term triple play is reserved for in-game action. this time for the orioles becomes that the end of the season. the orioles pulled off a gold glove triple play. gold gloves for three orioles players. j.j. hardy adds his name to an elite group as the fourth shortstop to win a gold glove as an oriole. in the outfield, adam jones won his second gold glove, joining nick markakis who won last year. adam jones got his second goal glove. for the second year in a row, matt wieters also got a gold glove. when it comes to this award, matt wieters stands alone behind the plate as the only
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orioles catcher to win a gold glove, and in back-to-back years. i'm gerry sandusky. i hope your day is off to a fantastic start. >> 6:26. senate causes some changes to the early voting schedule -- sandy causes some changes to the early voting schedule. >> i'm hallie jackson in washington. help people are working to help the people affected. >> normal delays on the beltway. a big delays on the capital a big delays on the capital beltway
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to 11 news today. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. happy halloween and tony has your trick-or-treating forecast. >> i think the forecast will be
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fine. no way we're canceling halloween. just a couple sprinkles out there. mostly cloudy, breezy, and chilly. and i have the conversation about wearing your coat over your custom. >> tony hates that. the cleanup continues in the wake after hurricane sandy. >> people are picking up the pieces. >> we're so used to calling the area dispatchers and learning of all the roads that are closed because of flooding. this morning, the only road like being affected is on bellona avenue. the consensus seems to be this could have been worse.
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compared to new york city and new jersey, we dodged a bullet with this storm system. two feet of snow in western maryland. flooding in parts of ocean city. sandy left her mark as she made landfall. people had to wade through their property to assess any damage. those living in wilson point are used to flooding. but they're grateful that this storm wasn't as bad as isabel was. >> compared to isabel, this was a piece of cake. it's a piece of cake. in isabel, my whole basement was flooded to the ceiling. >> during isabel, it was chest deep. in comparison, this is mild. i'd say really mild. this is a nice storm, though. but compared to isabel, this is nothing. >> the choppy waves are another reminder that sandy had passed through our area. 11 news rode around with the coast guard as they searched for damage and debris.
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there are sure stick to beat folks with people with downed trees. there is one road closure in baltimore county. it is at bright side near ruxton road. that roadway is blocked because of a downed tree. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> new york and new jersey are still dealing with major cleanup. president obama will get a firsthand look. hallie jackson joins us live with the latest on sandy's aftermath. good morning. >> it is one thing to see these images on video. the president will get to see it with his own eyes later today. from the sky you can see homes nearly submerged. on the ground, the governor comforted folks dealing with
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their communities' devastation and with their own. >> very difficult. >> sandy destroyed boardwalks and buried cars, like this one. ester was inside. >> it's freezing. the wind is blowing. i got a dog, i got my mother. you don't know what is going to happen. >> from massachusetts to virginia to tennessee -- >> we didn't know it was going to be eight inches of snow. >> people began the long cleanup process. >> the path of destruction is going to be felt for some time. >> politics took a back seat. people collected items for storm victims with mitt romney in ohio. >> it is part of the american spirit, and to give to people who are in need. >> back to work, folks. >> the president visited a red cross office with a message. a promise of personal help. >> i told the mayors and governors if they are getting no for an answer, they can call me
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personally at the white house. >> if they call this afternoon, they will not be able to reach the president at the white house. he will be flying to new jersey. >> how has sandy impacted trick- or-treating? >> white house has called off the annual halloween party. some places have ask kids to stay inside. i'm sure in baltimore you're seeing trees down. >> disappointing for the kids. >> maryland lost two days of early voting. the polls will reopen today at 8:00 a.m. anyone in line at 9:00 p.m. will get to cast their ballot.
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an additional day has been added. they have requested the deadline to request an absentee ballot. more information on our website, wbaltv.com. >> a handful of students will spend another day at home today. >> we will run them down. the same story in baltimore city. a lot of schools are affected in the area. howard county is open today with the exception of one school. baltimore county is on time with the exception of 18 schools and those are listed on the screen. we'll keep you posted. some of the other areas on the
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eastern shore and western maryland are dealing with another issue. schools will open for the most part in our region. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> looking like a normal rush hour. looking like we normally see the rush hour with the west side delays falling into place. word of a disabled vehicle at the j.f.x. watch for a crash at north avenue. one street is blocked near bright side because of a downed tree. can a crash at washington boulevard -- attracting a crash at washington boulevard. there's an accident at the capital beltway. at least four miles of the
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jammed conditions. southbound delays on 295. we can see the slow going down towards the capital beltway. this is harford road. the north side delays are falling into place. all we down the west side to edmondson. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we will do the seven-day forecast this time. we're in the upper 40's and low 30's and 40's. dry and chilly. the average high is 62. there could be some showers on monday and tuesday appeared daylight saving time comes to an end this weekend. the sun be going down around
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5:00 p.m. >> 41 degrees at the airport. one man needed to check his math skills before he made this run for the border. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think disney's purchase of the lucas film library will be good for the future of the "star wars" franchise? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. it's my coffee when i want it. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. i got my coffee for the morning, i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of the day. only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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a man to have you beat. he created a pumpkin that doubles as a version of a te tris game. then he loaded the video-game. the stem acts as the joystick. >> that is very impressive. it is good to double check your math. they try to get into the u.s. from mexico by the way of a makeshift ramp. the truck was dangling. men managed to give back to mexico.
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the truck and the ramp was seized. >> al l right. 41 degrees at the airport. >> we have another accident at the sykesville area. we have a serious accident on the capital beltway. >> the weather will be quiet in chilly. we will check the seven-day forecast. very low wi
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>> sandy's impact wasn't as powerful as it could have been
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here. >> b.g.e. crews have been working around the clock. joining us with more is ken. thank you for coming in. you lost power as well. >> yes, we did. >> your crews have done a fantastic job restoring power. >> we have restored about 260,000. as the storm moves on, the jobs are smaller. we still have more people coming in from texas and oklahoma and new mexico, a total of 14 states and they are still arriving and they will be put to work. >> how do decide who gets power first? >> most critical or hospitals
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and pumping stations. yesterday we were trying to restore the backbone. then you can go into the local neighborhoods. today will try to get the most customers back as fast as we can. >> what did you learn from the derecho? >> we had no notice. this time we had time to prepare. much of our work packaging process to get the crews on the job more efficiently and improving communications, improving access to the web. we will continue to refine as we go. >> you're making good progress. there still could be some power outages. >> the forecast looks pretty
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good. some trees are leaning. >> how do you deal with the inevitable criticism? >> i tried to look at the commitment of our employees. they worked so hard. i'm proud of them. we're in there doing extraordinary work under extraordinary circumstance. i feel for the folks in new jersey and new york. i was on the phone with president obama and the ceo's of the country briefing him. >> some of your crews will not get any rest. >> would make available the crews if there's a need elsewhere and we will help them. >> you do still want people to: if there are outages. >> please call.
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be sure everybody stays away from a downed wires. don't run a generator inside your house. >> thank you and good luck with the rest of the repair work. >> thank you. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> we are looking at a busy morning rush. we have an accident at liberty road in sykesville. police are arriving on the scene. some closures at northern parkway. 12 miles per hour in the outer loop approaching edmondson. we have some lane closures because of a downed tree. watch for an accident on southbound 95 down towards the capital beltway. heavy delays on southbound 295.
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all but the left lane is closed on the capital beltway at 95. this is 295. off and on traffic is backed up down towards the capital beltway. you can see there are some southbound delays coming down from franklin as the west side delays continue to develop. southbound 83 near padonia road. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> there still could be some minor flooding issues going on. it takes a long time for that to drain into the tributaries and into the atlantic. a number of flood advisory still in effect. it will be running at bank fall until the water can get out of
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here. upper 30's and low 40's. it is chilly. 41 at the airport. precipitation wise, not a lot to talk about. you can see the circulation in the cloud deck. we're on the backside of it. the wind will be coming from the west and southwest. it will be a breezy and not windy. we could see some light rain showers and sprinkles. nothing of any consequence. 30% chance you might see a shower but it will not affect the trick-or-treating. a 30% chance for a rain shower. high temperature in the mid 50's
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this afternoon. that is a couple of degrees below average. mostly cloudy and maybe a sprinkle. the seven-day forecast -- quiet but cool. the clouds will thicken up on sunday. maybe some rain showers early next week. daylight saving time comes to an end this weekend and tuesday is election day. >> it is not unusual to be extra cautious when taking money out of an atm. a crime that caused some customers a lot of trouble and money because of some sneaky scammers. >> it was a brazen crime that happened over and over again at atm's at dozens of maryland's banks and it was all caught on
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tape. we obtained these exclusive images showing theives planing skimming devices in tiny cameras. the devices read customer account information and records their pin numbers. then they drain their accounts. >> the money they took out -- another check bounced, another check bounced, another check bounced. >> she was worried creditors might think she was writing illegals checks. the scammers netted more than $600,000. one of them is still on the loose. tonight at 11:00 p.m., how the thieves created duplicate debit cards and got away with the crime for more than a year. some simple things you can do. >> 6:52. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together
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>> time to get to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think disney's purchase of the lucas film library will be good for the future of the "star wars" franchise? >> we will post more answers on our website, wbaltv.com. sure what i just said. fan.ot a "star wars" >> we will continue to tour the east coast.
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>> plenty of people will be trick-or-treating tonight. those stories and the latest traffic and weather updates when you join us on comcast channel 208, verizon fios 460, and 11- 2. how is a looking this morning? >> better in terms of debris. people are not on the roads. we have a crash in sykesville and another at northern parkway. an accident at north avenue. there is a downed tree at bright avenue. for those heading down to d.c., a series accident on the capital beltway. delays begin at 295. southbound delays on 295 down towards the capital beltway. there are delays on the west
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side. >> if a trick-or-treating knocks on your door posing as tony pann -- >> it is me! 30% chance for a rain shower today. high temperature of 55. >> i can see the parents now chasing the kids with the coat and umbrella. make it a safe trick-or-treating and have a lot of fun. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.
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