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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading us knee program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's tuesday, february 26th. >> and new this morning philadelphia neighbors are cleaning up the mess after a few pomps buckle under the weight of the snow. >> a mayor along the jersey shore fires back at governor christie over christie's response to the winter storm damage. >> days after the blizzard some philadelphia blocks are still snowed in from the storm. >> all philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools will be closed for the second day in a row and many suburban districts are closed or opening late. we have the list scrolling across the bottom of your screen and on
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>> tam is off, erin o'hearn joins us. dave is off. let's go to meteorologist karen rogers and matt pelman. >> we can see that the clouds have moved in and one thing that we're watch sag little bit of precipitation that has moved in through western and central parts of pennsylvania and you can see the area of blue. there's some concern out to the west that that's freezing on contact. that could be affecting parts of areas i'd say i 81 and north. we'll be watching that for later on this morning, late this morning. otherwise the rest of us are dry with a chance for a shower later on. let's look at these temperatures. 25 degrees right now in philadelphia, it's 17 in allentown, 37 degrees in millville, 21 degrees right now in wilmington. temperatures in most of the region below freezing so you need to be care f we had a lot of melting yesterday with a high of 40 and once again we have the refreeze we have been warning about in most areas. in south jersey it's above freezing so use caution on the sidewalks, on the 5 driveways.
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also looking for areas of black ice on the roads because of that temperature dip below freezing after the melting that we had. otherwise we're seeing lots of cloudy skies way spotty shower around, a high today of 43 degrees. we'll talk more about that shower and any chance for a freezing shower in areas well to the north coming up in just a minute and it looks busy already for you matt. >> we don't need any more precipitation. we're still having a tough time, karen, with the 24 plus inches from saturday. a lot of thawing and refreezing did happen overnight so we've got a lot of slick patches leading to accidents already this morning. and here in the conshohocken area a vehicle actually flipped over in the southbound lanes of the blue route 476 approaching the schuylkill. you see all the emergency crews on the scene. they've been out here now for about 40 minutes. got the two right lanes shut down, salt truck on the scene they're going to need to go through after this is all cleaned up and with that left lane squeezing by head toward the schuylkill and villanova it's already a slow go this morning. elsewhere on 476 the northeast extension a couple things
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going on southbound, some construction and then some snow removal. this is all southbound as you travel between lansdale mid-county. they're also picking up and trying to move away snow along 202 in the devon area. this is the northbound side headed toward 76, right lane is blocked for the snow removal and downtown in center city all is fine on the vine. no overnight construction but watch out for slick patches. there are lots of them as you said out on this tuesday morning. matt. >> indeed there are. thanks matt. new video this morning a row of porch roofs collapsed under the weight of the snow in philadelphia's parkside section. it happened on the 4200 block of lead dee avenue at 10:30 last night. firefighters secured the site. no injuries were reported but if you have snow on roofs or on decks, might want to try and remove it. the massive cleanup from the blizzard of 2016 continues this morning with many schools closed and many cars still snowed in. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live in south philadelphia, a neighborhood notorious for its narrow side
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streets. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, matt. and right here, this is actually a street. you can still see the piles of snow. this is 18th and daily in south philadelphia. cars can't pull out here yet 'cause they're still waiting for the plows to come through. now even though a lot of people in the city of philadelphia say they're happy with the progress the city is making as far as clearing the streets if you're in a neighborhood that's not plowed yet, some people are getting frustrated. city plows working early this morning on south philadelphia's streets, side streets like this one at 18th and daily are still hidden under pies of snow. from south philadelphia to mayfair, people are getting testy. >> i called the cops on them. they were standing out here with shovels getting ready to swing at each other. >> reporter: here in the 6600 block of erdrick neighbors fought with other over residents dig out and saving spots with chairs or
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recycling bins. this apartment lot hasn't been cleared and customers have to navigate mounds of snow. back to philadelphia, across the city crews have worked nonstop to clear roadways. many philadelphians are applauding the city's response, the mayor asking again for patience. >> we do appreciate your patience. we're getting to your streets. we have to take care of the big ones first to get everything rolling and then that affects the most number of people but we haven't forgotten you and we are coming or we are already there. >> reporter: and back out here live on daily street, you can see there the cars that actually dugout around it. they're still going have problems coming out here since many of them can't get down this street. from you on a street that has not been plowed yet in the city of philadelphia you can call 311 to get somebody to come out here. for now reporting live in south philadelphia, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." matt and erin. >> thanks so much annie. seventh and popular in north philadelphia is mostly clear but somewhat icy. so what makes this so
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surprising and worthy of attention? well, yesterday afternoon it looked like this, an enormous snow mountain that blocked off the entire intersection baffling neighbors and drivers, even city officials told "action news" they did not know who dumped the snow there. but then last night just as mysteriously someone moved mountains to clean it up. the philadelphia streets department has not yet returned our call to find out if it deserves the credit. >> new jersey governor chris christie is defending his decision to return to the presidential campaign trail one day after the east coast blizzard. some believe he is down playing the damage from the storm particular technological along the jersey shore. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in the satellite center with the full story. katherine. >> reporter: matt, this came to ahead last night at a town hall meeting in new hampshire. there was a student there who asked the governor why he wasn't back in the state helping with cleanup. that student said she had friends across the state and the governor took exception to her comment. >> with this weekend's
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blizzard came flooding in parts of the jersey shore. cape may had a record storm surge of more than 9 feet. with the cleanup has come some controversy from the comments made by governor christie at a town hall meeting in new hampshire yesterday. there a student asked christie why he wasn't back in new jersey helping with cleanup. christie said he was the governor, not the chief engineer. >> i don't know what you expect no, sir do you want me to go down there with a mop. >> reporter: he add that a report from the department of transportation said there's no residual flooding. >> the fact is that we had all the roads cleared. we had new jersey transit back up and for the people who did sustain some flooding, we had -- we had folks on the ground to evacuate them if they needed to be evacuated. no one needed to be evacuated. the lieutenant governor was in holgate assessing damage. >> i heard one crazy mayor down in south jersey say this is the worst flooding than sandy. here's the one thing you need
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to know about that mayor. his town didn't get hit by sandy. >> reporter: the south jersey mayor is patrick rosa nelo. the mayor of north wildwood. >> from a statewide perspective this storm did not have the impact of hurricane sandy. >> reporter: he said this is the most severe coastal storm this town felt in decades. flood waters entered some homes and power was knocked out. 150 people were safely rescued from flooded homes. >> in a very localized area it appears in southern cape may county this storm was worse than hurricane sandy. >> reporter: he said i'm disappointed that he would lower himself as much as he did this evening am i. more disappointed however in the evident lack of concern or respect that he is showing. he also added that he was one of christie's earliest supporters in both of his runs for governor. as for christie at the end of the response he took the names and the numbers or he said -- asked the student for the names and numbers of her
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friends so that he could call them and ask them about the cleanup effort. we're live in the satellite center, katherine scott channel6 "action news." erin. >> thanks so much, katherine. on the political front we are less than a week out from the iowa caucuses. on the democratic side both hillary clinton and bernie zappeds are campaign tag furious pace. sanders made an emotional appeal on behalf of the millions of americans living in poverty. clinton offering herself as a pragmatic option to build on the obama administration's progress. in the republican race, donald trump took to twitter to call senator ted cruz a nervous wreck who is dropping like a rock. cruz told an audience in manchester, iowa that he will not engage in insults or personal attacks but a cruz television ad is lashing out at trump over his business practices. and of course there's a new element in the presidential campaign. word that former new york mayor michael bloomberg may enter the race as an
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independent. >> he'll decide in march. >> yeah. "action news" anchor rick williams will be in des moines for the iowa caucuses. watch for his reports beginning thursday night on "action news" at 11:00. >> time right now is 4:40. still to come on "action news," new jersey's top court weighs in on whether a casino can can regulate the physique of its cocktail waitresses. >> plus, atlantic city will hold an emergency meeting today to consider declaring bankruptcy. karen. >> it's just 17 degrees right now in allentown, 17 reading, a little better in philadelphia, 25. and you're above freezing in southern new jersey the and delaware. we have some showers coming our way. i'm going to track them for you coming up. >> ♪
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>> "action news" launched drone6 to bring us aerial views of the snow capped rooftops of philadelphia. we also saw kids using their day off from school to sled down the hills of the belmont
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plateau. drone6 also flew over skippack village in montgomery county where it made its way under a snow covered bridge. times they are a changing. >> you know, i was shoveling yesterday and i saw a don't have above me. >> you're kidding. >> it's almost like they're as common as airplanes these days. >> be careful what you're doing. >> let's take a look right now at storm tracker6 live double scan. we are dry through the region currently but we are expecting some showers coming our way. let's go on outside. i want to show you what it looks luke right now and our temple university camera is up and out this morning and i don't think anybody is playing tennis just yet, still snow covered out there right now as you head outside. it's a cold start to the day. let's look at the current numbers for you. that temperature is 25 degrees. the dewpoint is 21. the winds are currently calm. the wind chill 25 degrees and the pressure 30.16 and it's falling. satellite6 and action radar showing we had a lot of clouds yesterday. we see them moving out. currently clear skies east of the city of philadelphia but
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you see the precipitation that's out to the west. so, we're seeing those light showers break out. we're not expecting a lot but look at the area of blue. there's currently a philliesing raingrain advisory. we might get clipped by that later this morning. i want to show you future tracker's view on this. 8:30 you see the area of blue in mount pocono in reading near lancaster but we're also seeing temperatures hovering above freezing in most that of region so we're watch this carefully. if you're traveling out at 8:30 this morning you're going to watch for a little bit of light precipitation to our far northwest suburbs that could freeze on contact. the main roads have been treated. this would be a bigger issue for the sidewalks and secondary roads. not a lot of precipitation with that. it's like a little blip that then just disappears. the rest of us really get the precipitation come later in the afternoon when those temperatures are in the 40's. as you can see right here. this is a look at 3:30 in the afternoon, a little shower
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coming as some of the kids are coming home from school. at 7:30 tonight more pronounced showers moving through again even at 7:30 the temperature is well above freezing at that point and then it moves on out of here. let's see what's to expect overall for the day today. lots of cloud cover today. we see some early sunshine in south jersey but mostly cloudy skies with a few spotty showers. the one fly in the ointment is the areas well to the north and west that could see just a little bit of light freezing precipitation late this morning. so, watching carefully for. that overall the showers come later in the afternoon and a high of 43. we have been talking a lot about what could happen over the weekend and some models were originally suggesting we could see another big storm off the coast. at this point all models are saying it's going to be far enough to not impact us but we'll be watching that closely. it's close enough so we'll be watching that closely come friday. let's take a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day. for today cloudy skies and a few showers predominantly in the afternoon, 43 degrees for your high. tomorrow clouds lead to some
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sunshine. it's another milder day of 42 and we're drive. on thursday partly sunny, a little chillier with high pressure in control, just 37 degrees. friday is the day we're watching the coast at this point, looks dry maybe a couple flurries from that quick clipper system moving through. saturday partly sunny. the weekend starts off good at 40 and many butter on sunday a few light showers and 47. monday turns milder with a few showers and 49 and don't forget we're always on on so you can go ahead and check that to get all the latest weather forecasts and our blogs that we write to give you an idea of the latest what's to come. we're watching the coast for friday but at this point looks like it stays dry. today a couple showers around. >> okay, thanks so much karen. happening today, officials in atlantic city will hold an emergency meeting to consider asking the state for permission to declare bankruptcy. last week governor chris christie vetoed a financial aid package to help the cash strapped city. now mayor don guardian says bankruptcy might be its only option left. even if council agrees to file
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for bankruptcy it still must be sanctioned by the state. >> ♪ >> time for your first look at business here at the big board. atlantic city's borgata casino can legally tell its cocktail waitresses how much they're allowed to weigh. two of the so-called borgata babes were fired under the policy that led to a lawsuit. courts had so far sided with the casino and now with the new jersey supreme court denying a request for a review, the case with the borgata and weight is settled. four twitter executives are leaving the company. this comes as the social networking site is dealing with plummeting share prices and decreasing number of users. the executives are leaving of their own accord and made the decision at separate times within the last few weeks. the major stock indices were all down yesterday. have they ever gone up in this year? the dow fell 208, stock futures are pointing to yet another red day on wall street. some people enjoy having
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hundreds of friends on facebook. a new study find that is only four of those many friends are the ones who would be on your side in a crisis. the study by british researchers also found that expanding your number of friends on facebook doesn't help grow close relationships. >> all that work for nothing and the popularity needle hasn't moved one bit. right now still to come on "action news" officials are concerned an apartment complex near san francisco will fall into the pacific ocean. >> the coast guard and other boaters come to the rescue of passengers off the coast of florida but are unable to save a 106-foot yacht. >> ♪
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i've always wanted to go to college. that helps you evolve as a person. i just feel like that's my destiny. my name is queen, and i am your dividend. >> yesterday was not the most stellar start to the work week on the roadways for sure. we're hoping for better things today but we haven't been off to a great start. there was an overturned vehicle crash here in the conshohocken area. southbound lanes of the blue route, 476, approaching the schuylkill expressway as you can see it's here no longer but the slippery condition cans that led to that crash are still out and about everywhere this morning. and so they're trying to lessen those slippery conditions removing some snow on another portion of 476, the northeast extension southbound. lane blocked between lansdale and mid-county. our overnight construction in that area has cleared out but the snow removal crews are
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still out there. taking away snow along 202. this is still the blue route here but on 202 northbound approaching the schuylkill, the right lane is blocked because of those snow removal crews. getting word of a new crash on the ramp from royersford to the eastbound side of 422 and a new water main break in hamilton township mercer county is blocking the right lane on 130 southbound past 195. erin. >> okay, thanks so much, matt. new on "action news" residents of one california apartment complex have been ordered to get out. there are fierce the structure will fall into the pacific ocean. the apartments are located near cliffs that are crumbling in part due to the currents el niño winter. parts of the pacific's coastline have crumbled over the years threatening homes and businesses. nearby rising sea levels. >> this is what the serena three yacht looked like just before it sank into the waters off the coast of fort lauderdale florida. marine towing and salvage says
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the 100-foot six yacht sent out a distress call shortly before 6:00 last night. fortunately the ship was relatively close to shore so the coast guard and other ships nearby could rescue the passengers. all 13 people on board made it off safely. less than two hours after the distress call the yacht disappeared into the sea. >> the amount of water it was taking and how quickly the boat sank didn't really think there was much anybody would have been able to do. >> see tote thinks it might have been a mechanical problem. others think it ran aground and may have cut a hole in the bottom of the ship causing it to sink. >> time now is 4:53. coming up at 5:00 the blizzard kept away a band that was supposed to be in philadelphia over the weekend but the set that they performed instead that's making them go viral. >> authorities in colorado are considering charges against a homeowner for what he did after he was robbed in a home invasion. >> ♪
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>> the victim of an armed robbery in his own home in littleton, colorado could now face criminal charges himself. authorities say the homeowner was selling an item on craigslist. two suspects showed up sunday morning tied the homeowner up and stole his car. well, its victim managed to break free, walked outside and then shot and killed one of the suspects. the other suspects escaped. legal experts say colorado law allows a homeowner to use deadly force against an intruder inside the home. though authorities are now
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considering charges. >> former eagles backup quarterback vince young was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. the retired pro was booked into jail yesterday afternoon and then released on bail. police pulled him over 2 miles from university of texas where he now works. young was a heisman run are up while he was a long horn. he played his final season with the eagles in 2011. young released a statement last night saying i specifically want to apologize to the young men and women who look up to me as a role model. >> 4:57 now. still ahead on "action news" a laser pointer pen was aimed towards a passenger aircraft as it was landing in new york city. we'll have the details. >> one of the arizona girls who was suspended after this picture went viral is talking about the shirt controversy for the first time. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday january 26th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us and here's what's happening. >> some shore communities aren't wasting in you time cleaning up after the weekend's widespread flooding and beach erosion. >> crews in the lehigh valley are still working to free school buses from the snowy grips. >> for a second day all philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools will be closed. many suburban districts are also closed or opening late. we have the list scrolling across the bottom of your screen. >> david is off. let's turn to meteorologist karen rogers and matt pelman. good morning. >> good morning. looking at satellite6 and action radar we are seeing clouds move in. it's going to be a day that


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