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>> ♪ >> from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia, this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> ice turns area roads into danger zones. a pileup involving up to 60 cars kills one person and closes i-76 in montgomery county for hours. >> a fatal accident in delaware county. two people killed after a tractor-trailer flies out of control on the blue route. >> and the threat of ice is not yet over. we've had a lot of rain today. some roadways remain wet at this hour. and they could refreeze overnight. crews are gearing up to treat the roads so they're safe for the morning commute. good evening thanks for being with us. i'm chris may. >> i'm jessica dean. as temperatures block overnight black ice could become a concern. we have live team three weather coverage with kathy orr and justin drabick tonight. we'll begin with kathy. >> jess and chris right now we're talking about the precipitation ending across the region. let me show you what the storm setup was for that icy pileup this morning. high pressure to the north kept that cold air over the philadelphia area as our storm moved up the eastern seaboard bringing heavy precipitation. this low pressure system and the warm southerly winds couldn't scour out that cold air hence it was freezing at the surface. this is what storm scan3 looked like early this morning. precipitation moved in between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. first it was light but by about 8 o'clock you could see that pink coming down very heavy and that was the big problem. it took awhile to change over to rain. the yellows and oranges rain,
heavy rain but not until 11 o'clock this morning and that ice really piled up. this is what happened in the upper levels of the atmosphere. we had snow falling high in the atmosphere but then a very big warm layer changing to it rain. with those southerly winds we expect they had rain to work its way to the surface but that cold air at the surface made that rain freeze on contact. hence freezing rain. and it wasn't until 11 o'clock in the morning that that warm layer made it to the surface and changed everything over to rain. we're talking about condition that is improved but we still have a flood warning in effect for parts of bucks county, also burlington county and mercer county in new jersey until 2 o'clock in the morning. coming up we're going to talk about the mlk holiday the next chance of snow in the forecast and also a look ahead to next weekend but in the meantime we have to talk about the big concerns overnight tonight. meteorologist justin drabick is live in the cbs3 mobile weather lab. he's checking conditions in plymouth meeting montgomery county. good evening justin. >> good evening, kathy. that's right we're going to be watching these temperatures closely tonight and here we are in the cbs3 mobile weather lab. we have 36 degrees this hour in plymouth meeting. when we left center city philadelphia it was 40 degrees. again northern suburbs are going to be colder. rain ended. skies have cleared out a little bit. actually looking after some stars over the region but if you look at the road there's a little sheen to it. that's still wet and we're going to watch those untreated surfaces, could again refreeze through the overnight. right now holding in the mid 30's. so, let's talk about this black ice situation through the overnight.
again, mainly north of the city best shot to get near freezing or even below it so temperatures will drop through the overnight hours. a lost standing water still especially on some of those side streets and areas where we did see the ponding on the roads. those surfaces could refreeze overnight, sidewalks, drive way, front steps could get a little slick early tomorrow morning so just keep that in mind. again we'll bring you back here live in the cbs3 mobile weather lab. we're on germantown pike right now in plymouth meeting. all is quiet, traffic looking good temperatures above freezing but we are talking about those numbers dropping. a couple of degrees below. right now sitting at 36 degrees in the cbs3 mobile weather lab so again play it safe if you're heading out overnight and certainly tomorrow morning and just be careful for that black ice situation. we did see a few salt crews out here. they're going to be treating the roads which is great news for the morning commute tomorrow. that's the latest here in plymouth meeting in the cbs3 mobile weather lab. we'll send it back to the studio. >> justin thank you. slick conditions proved deadly on the schuylkill expressway as one car after another spun out of control. one person was killed, dozens more injured. about 60 cars were ultimately involved in that pileup. "eyewitness news" reporter david spunt tells us just how long it took crews to clean up. >> reporter: emergency crews rushed to the scene where dozens of cars were twisted and turned in every direction. as the sun came up, the enormity of the pileup became clear. >> it was just a big load of cars a lot of mayhem and chaos going on. >> reporter: colleen graves tells "eyewitness news" she was stuck about a mile behind
the pileup for several hours. >> i saw a lot of people just not paying attention, driving away too quick. >> reporter: state police officials say one person died, about 30 suffered injuries. some were treated on the scene, others taken to local hospitals for observation. >> 10 minutes later it was a bunch of cars piled everywhere so i had to get the -- back away. >> reporter: driver devon gay says video like this is hard to watch. >> it's horrible. i've been sitting out here since 7:30. >> reporter: salt trucks cleared the way to open the westbound lanes at 2:15. seven hours after the pileup began. as temperatures increased ice melted turning the attention to the minor flooding on side streets. the man killed 31-year-old eric blau. he got outside of his car and was hit and killed. reporting from montgomery county david spunt "eyewitness news" on the cw philly. >> meantime two people died today after icy roads caused an accident on the blue route in broomall, delaware county. the two victims have been identified as thomas brennan who is from lansdale and jason anderson from dover delaware. they were driving cars that slammed into a jackknifed tractor-trailer there on the blue route. it took about five hours to clear the road with many other drivers looking on helplessly. >> it was pretty horrific. i mean, i caught a glimpse of it. i saw -- come around downhill i-just saw cars kind of out of lanes to the side. i started pumping my brakes and just hoping i would stop. >> the blue route opened up just before 1 o'clock this
afternoon. well, at least four cars were involved in this crash on i-95 southbound nearly a gain. "eyewitness news" was there shortly after 7 o'clock this morning. state police say that they treated several people here but luckily none of the injuries was significant. we did talk with penndot's gene blaum today and asked him why roads were in such bad shape. >> you have a flash freeze situation that happens when you have precipitation hitting the cold pavement. obviously our trucks were out salting but there may be areas where trucks haven't salted yet and that was likely the case in certain areas and that upon the water hitterring the cold pavement on impact you have instantaneous ice form and it's very difficult winter precipitation to deal with during the winter. >> and you can track the weather any time, just download the cbsphilly weather app. it's available right now for free on itunes or google play. and also know our morning team will be up early tomorrow to help you get ready for your day. get the latest weather and traffic updates. join "eyewitness news" this morning on our sister station cbs3 it all gets started at 4: 30. >> developing news tonight as shots are fired outside the delaware home of the vice president of the united states. neither vice president biden nor his wife were inside their home on barley mill road when it was hit in greenville. "eyewitness news" reporter matt rivers tells us the investigation involves the secret service the fbi and local police. >> reporter: cars sped down the road just before 8:30 saturday night. the gun shots coming soon after.
law enforcement sources tell cbs news someone in the car likely fired a pistol several times right nearby the vice president's greenville delaware home. secret service agents heard the shot shots and immediately increased security. that security easily visible sunday outside the vice president's driveway. a dog and its handler screened all incoming vehicles as local police and the fbi joined the secret service in conducting an area life wide investigation. no suspects have been arrested so far but police did detain one man late saturday. officials said he drove past a police perimeter that had been set up. police questioned that man in connection to the shooting but at this point it appears the two events are separate incidents. a law enforcement source tells cbs news it's not known whether the shooter was trying to aim for the vice president's home or just shooting in the air. the vice president's home does sit several hundred yards off of the area of the roadway where that shooting occurred. we're in greenville, delaware, matt rivers, "eyewitness news" on the cw philly. >> president obama will deliver his state of the union address this tuesday night. much of the focus will be on ways the to strengthen the middle class. this morning on face the nation white house advisor dan pfeiffer offered a preview of the president's three part plan. >> where we have come from the last six years the tremendous progress we've made the fact the economy is growing jobs are growing deficit cut in two-thirds. he'll play out a flan three parts of our we helped the middle class but how we make paychecks go farther right now, how we create good paying jobs right now and how we give
people the skills, like free education, childcare. >> you can watch the president deliver the state of the union address live tuesday night at in inooh. :on our sister station cbs3. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news" a driver and his truck get wedged between two tractor-trailers. but he somehow survives. >> plus, bonnie and clyde the teenager edition. a 13-year-old and 18-year-old accused of stealing cars and passing fraudulent checks are nabbed in an ihop parking lot. kathy. >> as skies clear temperatures are already falling into the 30's and 20's in some areas. that means area of ice come tomorrow morning. we'll talk about that plus our next chance of snow in the seven-day. >> and an extraordinary finish in the nfc championship game today between the packers and the seahawks. beasley will have that thrilling finish a little bit later in sports. ring ring!... progresso! it's ok that your soup tastes like my homemade. it's our slow simmered vegetables and tender white meat chicken. apology accepted. i'm watching you soup people. make it progresso or make it yourself you say avocado old el paso says... zesty chicken and avocado tacos in our stand 'n stuff tortillas . (record scratch) you say stand n' stuff tortillas old el paso says... start somewhere fresh >> taking another look now at the ice we saw today. will prattis sent this photo of an suv that he says slid off the road and came to rest on an embankment along west chester pike in broomall. he says drivers were were
slipping and sliding all over the area. another viewer snapped this picture of a water retention basin: meteorologist kathy orr will be back in a moment to tell us what we can expect heading in the martin luther king holiday monday. >> well, another pretty unbelievable photo now from oregon. a chain reaction crash there left this man trapped between two trucks but amazingly he survived. 27-year-old caleb when it bee was involved in a 26 vehicle pileup on i eighty four on saturday. he was able to walk away from that wreck with a bruise an few scratches. about a dozen people were hurt in all but we're told no one died in that crash. the manhunt ended for two teenaged sweet hearts suspect in there a string of crimes that began in kentucky and then spread south. >> omar villafranca has more on the couple's arrest in florida. >> reporter: police in panama city beach florida found 18 year old dalton hayes and 13 year old girlfriend science phillips sleeping in a pickup truck. >> sent an unmarked car to see if anyone got in or out of it. they saw brake lights come on and that's when they called for multiple units. >> reporter: authorities say the couple stole three vehicles during a crime spree that began earlier this month in western kentucky. they fled two days before hayes was to appear in court on burglary and that of the charges. while on the run they were spotted in a south carolina wal-mart where police say they used stolen checks. there was concern the fugitives were armed because two handguns were left in one of the vehicles they were suspected of stealing. hayes mother says phillips told her son she was 19 and
that he was in love with her by the time he found out she was 13. authorities plan to extradite the couple back to kentucky to face burglary theft and other charges. omar villafranca for "eyewitness news" on the can cw philly. >> elkins park native bradley cooper sets box office records with his new film "american sniper." >> hold on. i got a woman an kid 200 yards out moving towards the convoy. >> that film brought in more than $90 million. that is a record for january and the most a drama has ever brought in in its opening weekend. the clint eastwood directed movie is based on the true story of a navy seal sharp shooter. it's been nominated for six oscars. and a distant second place this weekend the wedding ringer starring philly's own kevin hart. that comedy brought in $21 million. rounding out the top five paddington taken three and "selma." >> our weather watchers are telling us the temperatures are falling fast across the delaware valley because in some areas we do have clearing skies already. let's take a look in south jersey first where the temperature is 36 degrees. so, still above freezing in clementon. robert says a lot of rain earlier today. relative humidity still rather high with a few sprinkles out there. in philadelphia and its suburbs, temperatures bordering the freezing mark. michelle is reporting 37 degrees in upper darby so above freezing there but let's go a little bit farther to the north and west as you head westward and robert is saying in glenmoore the temperature 30 degrees with some clearing skies, so temperatures below freezing already and will continue to fall. here are some of the rain
amounts across the delaware valley. well over 2-inchs in some areas. in riverside, new jersey, ron says over 2-inches of rain in tablas go delaware john says 1.6 in southampton doug is reporting 1.6 and alex says in mays landing 1.5-inches of rain. the general consensus between one and 2-inches with locally higher amounts. if you would like to be a weather watcher go to cbs3.com/watchers. we did see the rain even in the poconos today but at jack frost/big boulder it didn't keep the skiers and snowboarders away. lights still on. tomorrow is a holiday. we expect good skiing. on storm scan3 all is dry right now. you can see breaks in the clouds in parts of chester county even montgomery county. a few more clouds move in so temperatures will be above freezing in most of the area until the overnight when we really clear it out. as far as our rivers and creeks are concerned, right now the only issue we have is near flood stage at the rancocas at pemberton. everywhere else no flooding at this moment. that's the good news. temperatures from philadelphia to the south and east well above freezing but it gets a little dicey in reading right now 32, lancaster down to 29 and allentown 33. and with those clearing skies we'll have some radiational cooling. that means any warmth that built up during the day just escapes into the atmosphere and temperatures will be falling rather quickly. we do have some reduced visibility. in lancaster down to .3, allentown 1.3. as the colder air moves in skies will clear and that will be eliminated, the fog, that is. take a look at tomorrow. we'll see sunshine building in for the holiday. temperatures in the 30's but the wind will be picking up.
we have our departing storm system off the coast of new england. high pressure trying to build in and the difference in pressure creates what we call a pressure gradients and windy conditions. the winds will ease somewhat on tuesday but clouds will be on the increase and then watching a chinar, a fast moving area of low pressure that will bring some rain and even some snow. right now the exact track of this isn't certain but it looks like it will traffic little bit south of the region. to the north and west could see some snow early wednesday morning. the rest of us a little rain and snow, so keeping an eye on tuesday night and wednesday for our next weather maker to move in to the delaware valley. overnight clearing skies watch for ice because any untreated surfaces will be refreezing. a low temperature 31. tomorrow for mlk day we're looking at partly sunny skies but blustery. the temperature 39. but winds will be gusting to 30 miles an hour and that will create a chill. and on the exclusive eyewitness weather seven-day forecast tuesday more clouds than sun wednesday that's our rain/snow shower day and that tapers off during the afternoon and then just cold for thursday and friday but it will be dry. quiet weather as high pressure builds in. saturday 35 and then sunday keeping an eye on another developing system that would bring a rain or snow shower. so, we'll keep you updated on that. >> all right. >> for now the biggest concern is tomorrow morning. the good news is it's a holiday so the morning commute traffic should be lighter. >> little lighter but you want to be really careful. anything that looks like ice -- >> many times you don't see it until you're upon it and that's what makes it so scary. >> then it's too late. thanks kathy. what a great day and night for
football, beasley reece. >> the super bowl is taking shape. we know who is in it and the nfc, our conference was a doozie. one team saw its dreams shattered suddenly. we'll talk about that coming up in >> it is the reason coaches preach you learn until the finalist 10. seattle down 12 with over two minutes less. russell wilson with the read option kept the ball and scored and they are now down by five. all green bay had to do is catch the on sides kick and they're headed to the super bowl but went off the face mask of brandon bostic and you see what happens. he seattle came up with it and march she wasn't lynch took advantage. 24 yards for the score. seahawks made the two-point conversion so they had a three-point lead. packers came down the field. mason crosby hit a 48-yard field goal with 14 seconds late to tie the game and force overtime. seattle won thes to got the bull and wilson went to work. he found jermaine kearse in the end zone. seattle headed back to the super bowl in arizona this time to defend their crown from last season. they beat greenway 28-22. >> well, that was interesting. [laughter] >> i mean, first -- you know how -- it's just making plays when the opportunity presents itself and russell just kept giving me chances and i made one. >> missed opportunity they'll probably -- that i'll think about the rest of my careerly we played well enough to win
and we can't blame anybody but ourselves. >> all right. coach had enough of brady and company. patriots cashed in. blunt plowed his way into the end zone. they took the lead. later in the quarter tom brady had a pass to the local product jimmy devlin and he fought his way into the end zone. brady and belichick headed to the super bowl for the sixth time. they crush the colts 45 to seven. >> it's an unbelievable game today and my teammates couldn't be proud of them. worked our tails off to get to this point. it's nice to close the deal, baby. we got one more to go. this is for you guys, our fans. thanks for all your support. i know we've got some ups and downs this year but right now we're up baby, and we're going to try to stay up for one more game. >> flyers and sixers return to action tomorrow for martin luther king birthday matinees. orange and black go against the islanders and the sixers take on the wizards. to college ball, saint joe's on the road facing saint bonaventure andy in western new york. seconds half hawks down five and the ball goes to dion dray bembry for the three. he led the hawks with 27 points but they never got over the hump. posey added three of his own there. the bonnies beat the hawks 70 to 61. everybody coming up tonight in the sports zone we'll preview the super bowl match up. i'll break down the big plays from championship sunday. rob ellis will join me and lesley right after the late news over on our sister station cbs3 to talk about it. >> lots going on.
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