tv Action News at Noon ABC February 17, 2015 12:00pm-12:31pm EST
good afternoon, the big story on "action news" this noon is the cleanup from a winter storm. the snow has moved out and it came at a really bad time and turned the morning commute into a slow and slushy mess. >> easy for you to say. >> thousands of children were kept home from school and we found some of them taking full advantage of them, some made a few bucks doing their neighbor's shoveling work and some braved the cold to clear the sidewalks and driveways here in millville, new jersey, more than 120 flights out of philadelphia international airport were canceled today. the snow and ice caused a ground stoppage for a short time. but flights are still experiencing residual delays. we have live team coverage covering our latest blast of winter. lets get the latest from
meteorologist david murphy at the big board. >> this one did behave itself pretty well. right now stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you the last of the snowflakes are east of trenton and they are not amounting to much. this is what it looked like at 9:00 when the lighter snow showers began to move in and then closer to 11 and midnight it came in and it went until this morning. we were on this morning at 4:00 to talk about this, and then it started to move off to the east and now we are pretty much finished the snow, in pennsylvania we got the 3 to 6 inch ratio or range we were talking about. philadelphia 3.7 inches abington 5 and 4.5 in chadds ford and king of prussia 4 inches and closer to the lehigh valley, you stopped at 3 and some spots less than that.
cape may 7 inches 6.4 in haddon heights and 4 in vineland and williamstown 3.5 inches, and one more to show you that includes delaware i'll start with mcguire, 6.5, but brandywine, 6.5 inches and 4.5 in wilmington and newcastle 2.5 inches. pretty much all of them in the 3 to 6 inch portion of the region. 26 degrees and the windchills make it feel worse than that. when we come back we'll talk about a little more possible snow tomorrow and an arctic blast on the way. >> thank you. as david mentioned the jersey shore had some of the highest snowfall totals this is a live look at cape may new jersey where several inches are covering the ground and along the coastline the water is
frozen over. lets switch live to annie mccormick, she is checking out the snow conditions in wildwood this morning. >> reporter: hey, we are not far from cape may we got a lot of snow in wildwood we are trading beach balls from snowballs and there are adults and kids having fun on this snow day too. ted is shoveling his way to summer outside of his wildwood crest home. >> we moved down here because we were told it never snows here. before breakfast he will shovel out elderly neighbors too. and the kids took advantage of the snow days. >> i have two high schoolers and one in college and one in gram mer school and everybody is home. >> because of the snow? >> yes because of the snow. >> what do you think about the snow here? >> i'm dispointed. i like snow. >> parts of the jersey shore got
4 inches and after 11:00 p.m., mays landing, the snowfall began, caravans of waiting plows and salt trucks went down the pike and there were times the driver was not safe. >> it's treacherous people are following the tracks and trying to make your own road. >> it's pretty don't you think? >> if you like white but if you have to work in it it's not so nice. >> now it can go away. >> look at what they are using for their sled, this big piece of cardboard. whatever works, a beautiful day here at the beach in wildwood and that is where we are live. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." >> they won't be bored that is for sure. >> our team coverage continues with "action news" john rawlins now he is live in wilmington, delaware, with a look at
challenging road conditions that many commuter his to deal with this morning. >> hi rick, getting around this morning was a problem, we see blacktop on delaware avenue earlier today we didn't get a lot of snow but it was a stubborn snow to get off the road and that prompted the closing of schools and the closing of state and government offices all over the state of delaware. >> snow began overnight before sun up plow trucks were hard at work where conditions were poor. >> i came over the bridges it's horrible, slick out there. slush and an icy layer. >> even major roads were dicey this woman traveled on i-95 at 25 miles per hour, icy slush remained on roads as the sun came up the city and state closed offices today and del/dot predicted the sun to help.
>> salt was not effective at all as we get into today and the air temperatures come up you'll ethe pack on the roadways break up. >> where the snow did not get packed down it remains light and fluffy and was easy to brush off cars and even sidewalks while the sun helped it remained a cold day. >> it's freezing out here. do not come outside if you don't have to. >> or at least bundle up if you have to come out. 10-year-old ruth did. >> we have a little coat for him. >> he is ready? >> yes he is. >> given the forecast for the very cold weather the next two days hopefully boots will keep the coat nearby. john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. well through the snow, ice and cold, stay on top of it all with 6abc.com/weather the hourly forecast and live storm tracker
6 radar will keep you prepared. breaking news this hour, former pennsylvania state senator, has plead guilty in federal cord. mccord entered a plea of not guilty for attempted extortion in harrisburg this morning, he is accused of using his position to threaten to potential donors during his campaign for governor. he admitted wrong doing in a taped statement. well, fires continue to burn in west virginia this noon one day after a train derailment involving more than 100 tankers of crude oil. it exploded and forced families out of their homes and into shelters. marcy gonzales he is joins us with the federal investigation. >> reporter: a state of emergency is declared in west virginia investigators are at
the scene trying to figure out what caused the derailment or if weather was a factor. >> i have never seen anything like this in my life. it seems surreal on a snowy afternoon, towering flames exploding into the western sky. >> the mushroom cloud scared me and the heat off of it made me sweat. >> the thousands of pounds of crude oil burned for hours people watched from hire window after a home caught on fire moments before a man escaped. >> right after he got out of house the house exploded and the train exploded. >> the csx train was passing through the small town of mount carbon, southeast of the charleston, west virginia when in the middle of a snow storm two dozen of the 200 tank cars
jumped the rails. >> respond to a train on fire involving train cars and a house. >> one person was taken to the hop for smoke inhalation, the 200 or so residents of the small community were taken to the high school and are waiting for word that it is safe to return home. >> and one concern now is the water supply after reports that one of those tank cars plunged into a nearby river spilling crude oil. investigators are looking into the potential environmental impact of that. marcy gonzales channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. those trains were carrying oil that is the same form of highly explosive oil that wendy saltzman alerted you to earlier this month in a special investigation.
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just to the east of trenton, a little dark gray thark is nothing, as we take a look outside, we are live aboard chopper 6 and chopper out over the schuylkill river by the water works and the art museum all the snow is piled up on the grown and some piled up on the ice that is still floating on the river and boy a wintry scene live from the chopper and that looks the way it feels out there. winds are out of the northwest at 5 miles per hour, 22 in philadelphia and 22 in wilmington and 25 in millville. everybody is sharing the 20s and lancaster, still in the teens and windchills in the teens across the region and 16 in philadelphia right now, despite a light wind definitely a day to put on the extra gear. and there is the snow popping through down south of us most of it is centered to the south and we got clipped with the
northern part of the system and it put down 3 to 6 inches of snow in the central portion of the region sun is breaking out from the clouds in most of the region and it's still cold and 34 is the high in atlantic city, sunny breaks later in the day it's also chilly and breezy there by the water. 30 degrees is your high in philadelphia, a mix of clouds and sun and still cold out there and winds running 7 to 14 miles per hour just enough to put the extra nip in the area, colder again with the clouds beginning to break up and the winds are falling a bit and winds are dipping, we are down to 13 tomorrow morning in philadelphia and some suburbs in the upper single digits and for the evening commute, clouds mix with sunny breaks and cold and 25 by 5:30. a sudden drop there all the way down to 22 and going well below
that. the clouds are getting thicker, future tracker 6 marching to 6:00, there is going to be an arctic boundary building in and the big issue with that is the arctic air and the possibility of a snow shower popping up and that extends into the evening and some of these could move all the way down to the shore where these hit they could be a snow squall that would put down a coating or a bit more than that and reduce visibility. if you get caught in this you'll want to slow it down. by 4:00, 4:30 in the morning it's all gone. frigid air returns and another batch of the arctic stuff coming down from the great lakes and canada, the seven day shows a high of 30 the rest of the way ain snow shower possible in the day tomorrow and a high of 32 and a better chance of that in the evening. on thursday behind the front
19 is all you'll see and the overnight low thursday into friday, gets down to a delightful 1 degree, brutal conditions for friday morning, another high of 19 and another overnight low in the single digits, maybe rain on sunday and finally we get to 44 degrees and between now and then we have another one of those outbreaks. >> thank you david. there is more to come in our next half our of "action news" at noon the coverage of this morning's snow and the cleanup underway continues. we'll go to south jersey where most of the snow fell this morning. and a record for aaa in this region. we are have the details.
"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again here are story wrez following for you on "action news" at 12:30. the tri-state area got hit with a winter blast this morning, one of the biggest this year after several prior close calls we have live team coverage. but the south got socked with snow too. shutting down roadways across several states and breaking flus, former pennsylvania state senator, rod mccord plead guilty to extortion charges, we are live with what is next for the
disgraced official. and now snow blankets the tri-state area and in delaware the roads were slick and slippery all morning long, offices across the diamond state were shut down because of dangerous conditions, officials said they were keeping warming centers open until thursday anticipating colder weather, meteorologist, david murphy, is tracking the next cold storm than could bring us a dusting of snow hopefully fingers crossed lets start with david murphy in cape may new jersey. >> reporter: they got 7 inches of snow and it's lingering on some major roads like at the intersection of lafayette and jackson. you can see how the pedestrian mall is