tv Action News at 430 AM ABC February 25, 2016 4:30am-5:01am EST
good morning, it is 4:30, thursday, february 25. we're following breaking news this morning, flames tear through a jersey shore marine during powerful thunderstorms. new overnight, crews clean up a muddy mess that had the schuylkill expressway closed. heavy storm toppled trees on cars and other things. we'll tell you what to look out for in some areas. it was a messy night, let's go over to david murphy with accuweather, karen rogers has what's left of the roads. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we
have showers west of reading, they are pushing toward the north and there's a chance we get a spotty shower around the region as we go through the morning and the afternoon, the bulk of the rain is over. we have issues behind it, though, there are coastal flood advisories along tidal portions of the delaware river. minor flooding near gloucester, camden, northern burlington county and delaware county that are flooded. it is the roads that tend to flood first. we have an issue on the christina river we're down to minor flooding. the crest was back down at 1:00 a.m. in and around new castle delaware, some areas with a problem. brandywine creek east branch has been experiencing moderate flooding around downingtown. the crest was at 4:00 a.m., this might be a problem for a good portion of the morning and
perhaps in the afternoon. as we look at the storm itself, there it goes. it is gone. just a couple of remaining light showers and the watch boxes as well. we'll be dropping for the rest of the day, when i come back i'll show you how the numbers are going down today. the water receding as you said things are improving on the haste like on the schuylkill expressway at girard where it was shut down all lanes are open here, flooding is a problem in the pottstown area. 422 eastbound between keim and 724. if you're in the area stick to 724 or use high street to get around the problem there. i think a lot of issues you'll see are the downside trees and and -- gusty winds.
stick to price road to avoid the downed trees. flooding here an street road near creek road. obviously anything with the road creek or river in it, you'll have a problem with flooding. brooklawn 47 flooding, stick to 295. one more issue with flooding in gloucester county we have a few spots in logan township 130 as well as west deptford, route 44 which is crown point road. now let's get a live reports from the roads and go to katherine scott along the schuylkill expressway, katherine tell us what you're seeing. >> reporter: a big improvement this morning, there are problems overnight when it comes to down trees and flooding. we're standing by the schuylkill expressway, the westbound lanes you can see that the road is drying out here, there's no issue to report in this area,
but overnight, down the road by girard and montgomery in the eastbound lanes there are some major problems on the schuylkill expressway. the storm caused flooding and eastbound lanes were shut down for hours, crews were out unclogging the storm drains and they to clear all the mud and slop from the roads. that took several hours. they open lanes gradually. there were multiple spots on i-95. northbound lanes were shut down in port richmond, 13 cars were damaged when he had hit a pothole in the center lane. drivers had to wait for tow trucks to move them oaf the highway. there were other issues with accidents, just all sorts of problems on the roads overnight.
as it has gotten later, cleanup has been underway. as you head out you could see leftover flooding and storm damage. use caution as you head out the door. live along the schuylkill expressway, katherine scott. breaking overnight, flames tore through a cape may county marine, as the line of thunderstorms went through the area, the fire broke out along sea isle city boulevard. it took an hour to get the fire under control. seven boats were damaged, but nobody was hurt. the fire marshal is investigating. the heavy rain poured down quickly the water had nowhere to go. the caused flooding in cheltenham township montgomery county. it toppled trees including at a cumberland county day care center which is closed because of damage. "action news" went inside the all kids day care center on
stewart street in vineland. a tree punched a hole in the roof. insulation is dangling down, but nobody was inside when it happened. with something like that we're not happy, we're happy everybody is safe and okay. the facility cares for 80 children, and, again it is closed today. homeowners at the jersey shore will be looking for roof damage. last night's storm uprooted a tree in galloway township, atlantic county. the branches toppled on the townhomes. nobody was hurt. storm victim in the city's wynnfield section will not be using their car to get to work this morning. a car smashed into a vehicle last night and prevented any traffic from getting by. new on "action news," the national weather service plans to survey the daniel in lancaster county -- damage in
lancaster county to see if a tornado touched down there. emergency crews were called out to several collapsed structures. high winds from yesterday's storms damaged buildings and brought down trees and power lines. the storm has not been only an issue for us, other parts of the south and mid atlantic reported 31 tornados across five states. a state of emergency was delaware in virginia. the tiny farming town of waverly took the brunt of the storm. wind speeds were estimated at 155 miles per hour in pensacola, florida. keep an eye on the storm with our weather app, i used it yesterday to see when i was
going to run and get the kids before the rain came through. three pregnant women in florida have tested positive for the zika virus. heavy rain in new jersey causes manhole covers to explode high in the air. not all that cool this morning. we're well in the 50s in a lot of neighborhoods, temperatures are falling. it's an odd day where later today the kids might want to bundle up more than earlier in the day. when i come back we'll talk about where the temperatures are going to go and talk about the lingering flooding.
drive through it. you talked about the waterways that have crested which is good. >> reporter: they are in the process of coming down, but up until 6:00 a.m., there are fairly widespread flooding issues, and some could go beyond that. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we are kicking the rain out at this point. we have showers in berks county and extending toward lehigh county and tending to push northeast and out of the region. we have lingering flooding and flood warnings continue at least until 6:00 a.m. along the delaware river and mercer county and points north of and northern bucks and montgomery basically through the lehigh river basin and chester county, obviously a lot of areas across the region with the water trying to subside. let's get you outside, at least we're looking at improvement and
part of that comes in the break of the crowds. including philadelphia are getting breaks there's the full moon this morning. you can see the camera shaking because it's breezy. 57 degrees is currently in philadelphia, that's the high, winds out of the west at 20 miles per hour. it's on the blustery side. future tracker 6 shows we're mainly dry today, but every now and then through the morning and afternoon there could be a spotty shower, most of you will be dry with clouds and sunny breaks. by 10:00 we don't have the sprinkles or showers on the map anywhere. 51 by 10:00. 49 degrees by noon. 5:00 p.m. in philadelphia we're down to 45. clouds and sunny breaks and a slight chance of a spotty shower. as i show you high temperatures
these are pretty much now. as we go through the day they are going to drop. currently the temperatures are around the high temperature for the day, are 54 in allentown. 57 in trenton, 51 in mild. as we take a look at future tracker, as soon as noon we're in the 40s in a lot of spots and continuing through the 40s and 30s reappear. tomorrow we bounce back to 42 for the high, winds gusting at 40 miles per hour and we'll see sunshine, but it will be chiller than it is right now. today's high, a misleading 57 degrees, numbers dropping through the day. spotty light showers possible, but most of you stay dry. we're blustery and chilly tomorrow, high of 42. saturday, partly sunny to start out the weekend. cool, 43 degrees, sunday we start out cool, in the 30s at sunrise and we quickly rebound
and we'll wind up with a mix of sun and clouds and 60. monday we're looking at 63 degrees ahead of the next front. yes there's a spotty shower possible, but that's a good day. tuesday, partly sunny, 54. wednesday, mid 50s and there's a chance of afternoon and evening rain. remember when we're not on the air you can get weather information 6abc.com/weather, the storm tracker 6 live app on your smart phone is very handy, i found out about the tornado watch on the map. thanks, david. bang, two manhole covers shot into the air like party poppers in north jersey yesterday. the heavy rain washed salt and brine into the street in the source and that sparked underground fires. the fires we are left to go out on their own, while it was the
show, nobody was hurt. pennsylvania governor tom wolf announced he has prostate cancer, but it is very early in the stage. doctors discovered the cancer a few months ago during a routine physical. he will not need chemo therapy but do treatment over the next coming weeks. a republican lawmaker is proposing lowering the state's drinking age from 21 to 18. don't line up at the bars so fast, the legislation is unlikely to pass since new jersey would lose millions in highway funds if it changed the age. three pregnant woman tested positive for the zika virus in florida. while the virus is largely harmless for adults. scientists are studying the
connection to babies being born be unusually small heads. 32 cases have been reported in florida. happening today, space x will attempt to launch a falcon 9 rocket from cape canaveral. they called off yesterday's attempt after an abundance of caution. they will attempt to land the rocket on an ocean platform. they want to be able to reuse the rockets that will make the cost of launch more cost effective. reaching for the phone while driving, an alarming number of people admit to doing things behind the wheel they should not. scientists have calculated how much money you would kneed to purchase every single product on amazon. my guess, it's a lot, that answer when "action news" comes right back.
puddles, don't drive through them. flooding made drive difficult along chester pike in norwood, chester county. others tried to drive through the high water, thankfully conditions in many spots have improved this morning. flooding is still an issue in some spots. i think the thing you'll notice on the highways the waters have receded for the most part. rittenhouse street we have pooling on the road. watch for that as you head out there. down trees another issue with the gusty winds we have with the storms. you need to be careful about that. this is bedminster township, bucks county. ridge road is blocked at he
elephant road. watch for that. upper providence indian head road at upper indian head road blocking one lane, slow down, but you can travel through that area. in pottstown, there's flooding between keim and 224. stick to high street. chester county, we have flooding at 322. blocked at pennsylvania avenue and route 30 at those two spots, tam. new this morning, new research by aaa finds 87% of drivers admit to doing risky behavior including driving while distracted repaired and drowsy, speeding or running redlights or not wearing a seat belt. 30,000 americans died in car crashes in 2014. there's a projected 9% increase
in deaths in 2015 . the national's largest retailer has hover board ban, as well. target, toys "r" us, and amazon stopped selling them because of reports with fire with battery packs. three new i am -- i amam -- wall street had a a positive day yesterday, with the dow up slightly. a computer scientist spent enough time to determine how much money you would need to purchase every single product on
amazon.com, $12.8 billion. amazon would not confirm he is correct, one of those pieces of information wouldn't help anything, it's just a big company. we have much more news you didn't see last night. a kentucky man is roferlg from severe burns after an ecigarette exploded in his pocket. police say a balanced man is -- a bald man is behind rogain they haves. see what the man is doing with the drug.
new on "action news" a texas jury decided not to charge an austin police officer for killing a man who was firing his gun at a police helicopter. thermo video shows him shooting the gun up. when police got to the scene, the suspect fired at the chopper. a sniper on the ground shot and killed him. after 17 hours of watching the video, the jury decided not to charge the sniper. the city of new york wants to be the first in the u.s. to allow heroin addicts to shoot up under supervision. not everyone likes the ideas and the mayor has received a fair
share criticism over the injection site proposal. some prevention specialists and others are supporting that approach. similar facilities operate in canada and australia and europe. police in ohio are looking for a bald man going around stealing rogain. police don't believe he is stealing it for himself, though, instead they think he is reselling it online at flea markets. the retail price is under $50. only on "action news," three supported crook are behind bars after they stole 20 work vehicles. what they were really after was what was inside. we're covering the aftermath of the storms that roll through. we'll tell you which roads are open and which are not and which have trees along them.
good morning, it is 578, on this thursday, february 25. here's what's happening. cleanup is underway across the region including where strong winds toppled the tree, barely miss ago driver. a tree crow of crook are behind bars after a series of truck thefts, we'll tell you what they were after. video caught the moment, an