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good morning, it is 5:00 a.m., monday, april 4. here's what's happening. rail services are resuming one day after two amtrak workers killed in a train collision with a backhoe. we're live on the scene. there's one game before villanova can claim the top prize, we're live at villanova before the final dance. let's go over to david murphy with weather and karen rogers has traffic. good morning. >> reporter: we're starting out cool certainly and damp in other sports. we have showers push into the northern suburbs. we had earlier action around doylestown that's falling apart and moving toward the east. this is a pronounced shower that's coming into reading it will be there in a couple of minutes, allentown will have lighter stuff, well. more showers to the west.
satellite shows you out to the west, more clouds and radar showing you more rain and later in the day additional showers will be popping through. 43 degrees in philadelphia. 39 in trenton. we have dipped to 38 in allentown. 42 in wilmington, 49 in millville. 50 in cape may. on the bus stop this morning a little bit on the cool side. i have a shot of getting down to 38 by 6:00. 42 by 8:00 a.m. mostly cloudy skies and mainly dry, although you want to check out the radar before the kids head out just in case you need an umbrella in your specific neighborhood. as we roll through the day, 59 degrees, by 11:00. 64 by 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m., 66 degrees that will be the high this afternoon. it will be a little bit breezy. mostly cloudy skies and occasionally a spotty shower and better chance of rain later in the day and evening hours. overnight tonight, look out, a freeze warning has been posted
by the national weather service, all the counties highlighted, everywhere outside the berks county and northern bucks county. bring in those potted plants. karen rogers we have a dip in the seven day. i'll have the details coming up. >> reporter: let's give you the latest with mass trans after the horrible accident with amtrak. service is resuming between philadelphia and wilmington. you want to expect delays, tracks one and four will be shared, two and three will not be operating as they conduct the investigation. how about the regional rail, septa wilmington/newark line, expect 30 minute delays, no outbound service darby to highland station, service will be running to newark, delaware, if you're heading there. wilmington/newark line service restored, but expect 30 minute delays as they share tracks
here. barley hill road is closed because of downed wires. use kennett pike to get a around that. 70 eastbound in cherry hill closed at main street. stick to church road. outside live in new jersey, 42 freeway, northbound traffic light volume currently dry in the area, even though we have showers often way, tam. thank you, karen. nearly 350 people and passengers and crew and total were on board an amtrak train when it hit a heavy piece of equipment on the tracks. it left two amtrak workers dead and dozens injured. katherine scott is live in trainer where the accident happened. >> reporter: good morning, tam, the investigation continues and we hope to learn more in the coming days, so far amtrak has not identified the two employees and they have not said what they were doing at the active track.
they were shaking and kids were crying. >> reporter: amtrak train 89 was traveling through chester sunday morning when it slammed into a backhoe on the track. the backhoe operator and supervisor were killed, more than 300 passengers were on board. sir be advised the train hit a backhoe, multiple injuries reported. i thought oh, my gosh we'll derail. amtrak employees kept saying be calm. >> reporter: on board the force of the crash caused the ceilings to cave in. passengers were thrown to the aisles. dozens were rushed to the nearby hospital. ntsb were called to the scene, they are trying to determine how this happened. we have recovered the event data recorder and forward facing video from the locomotive. >> reporter: the data recorder has been sent to washington, d.c. for further examination,
autopsy on the employees will be conducted today. live in trainer, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." thank you for that. another incident involving an amtrak train is under investigation. a person was hit by a train in bensalem, bucks county near the corn wells height sayings, the victim lost a leg. it's unclear why the victim was so close to the tracks. philadelphia police hope newly released photos will lead to a nail salon thief. the crime happened at cia christie was a nail friday -- happened at christy's nail, friday afternoon. the woman used two children as look outs as she stole wallets from employees. a man robbed a shell station, the victim was able to get be back into the car and drive away, but struck an
attacker with the vehicle on the way out, the victim was not hurt. tonight is the night we've been waiting for, the wildcats are one win away from the big trophy. villanova and north carolina will square off for the ncaa championship, something the wildcats won in 1985. it's it's time for 'radio due. -- a redo, annie mccormick has more, good morning, annie. >> reporter: people are ready to party just like 1985. saturday night it looked like new new year's eve along lancaster avenue. they are expecting crowds like that as students watch on campus. public safety want people to have fun, but they want people to be safe. after the biggest beat down ever after the wildcats beat oklahoma they are thirsty for it all.
we are doing a good job so far, this is big getting to monday night keeping our ur he and focus. they flooded lancaster avenue post victory. radnor township police and delaware county authorities plus state police were prepared with mounted units and extra officers. they will repeat that tonight. they tell us there were seven arrests on saturday, but overall they do not feel it was a bad situation at all. there are viewing parties all over the area, including here on villanova campus, reporting live on the villanova campus, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." matt and tam. show us how you are cheering organ the wildcats, we know you are, share your
favorite photos and videos with us using the #6abc. villanova all their games can be blowout. hopefully this is saturday part two tonight. that would be great. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan we are looking at a little bit of precipitation in the northern suburbs, reading is beginning to pick up some of the rain. it's not going to last real long, but we see heavier cells highlighted in yellows and oranges. there's more in harrisburg and hamburg, as well. doylestown the green there is ground clutter around the radar. up in allentown a light shower on the way. as we look outside, we have cloudy skies over philadelphia. no rain here right now. a little overcast, got to go toward cape may county and southern delaware to see clear skies this morning. 33 degrees in philadelphia. currently. we have dipped to 38 degrees in
allentown. 39 in trenton. 42 in wilmington. we can bring it here anytime you get a chance. 41 in reading, 35 in lancaster. 49 degrees in cape may. 47 degrees in atlantic city and 49 degrees in millville at this hour early. future tracker 6 shows you as we go through the morning there's the possibility of perhaps a wet snowflake up in allentown, but mainly just showers popping through and not a whole lot of it during the morning commute. every now and then you might see something. we pull into 1:00 p.m., every now and then it will be fairly wet in allentown and reading with showers possible. some of this might break away and get into philadelphia, as well. the better that is an of that is in the afternoon, around 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. we have the shower activity in the i-95 corridor unfortunately in time for the evening commute. by 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. we're clearing out off the coast.
in allentown in the lehigh valley look for mostly cloudy skies and rain at times. 55 degrees. notice how it's cooler up north than points farther south. at the shore we're up to 66 for the high, lots of clouds and late rain possible there. in philadelphia going for a high of 66 degrees, mostly cloudy and rain at times. mainly centered in the afternoon, anytime after mid morning we have to be on the look out for at least something. it going to be breezy today, too, with winds out of the southwest 12 to 25 miles per hour. overnight look out we dip all the way down below freezing. 30 degrees for the low in philadelphia. some suburbs in the 20s. we have the freeze warning in effect starting at 1:00 a.m. and not ending until 10:00 across the region. 66 clouds and rain which you just saw. sunny and brisk anne colder tomorrow, we get below freezing and bounce back to 46. we have a shot of going below
freezing tuesday into wednesday. wednesday, milder, 56. thursday, 63 degrees, friday, cloud and spotty shower possible. 63 the high. you want to bundle up if you are going to see the union who play orlando on friday night. 50 degrees, saturday, 48 degrees, and sunday showers, 54 degrees but not a washout. a judge orders a sheriff to taser a man in court. a soccer star is arrested for drinking and driving. >> reporter: we're look looking at the boulevard. everything is at a standstill because the video is frozen. there's winning and winning, berks county native taylor swift comes out on top
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welcome back taking a live look here out across philadelphia international airport, clear for now, but we're waiting on a little bit of rain coming our way. 5:14, 43 degrees. what's going on, karen. >> reporter: we have an issue in malvern, west king road between powellton avenue. coming in near malvern. the rest of the area looking good, 50-mile an hour, i can't speak today because it's monday
morning and it is early. they are moving 50-mile an hour on the majors. now looking live on route 42. that's the northbound traffic at creek road. you can see light volume on 42, if you're coming up from deptford or gloucester county you're looking good on 42 heading up into the city. overall on the big picture, speeds are in the good shape mostly in the 50s on the blue route and the schuylkill expressway, i-95, no major issues as you head out. storm tracker 6 live double scan we're dry along the i-95 corridor, we're watching showers up to the northwest. we're seeing areas blue mixed precipitation out in the poconos, you have to go up north fore that, hazleton and i-80. we're looking at rain near 422 near hamburg and pottstown and allentown you're getting showers right there. let's look at the temperatures through the area, as well. as you're heading out the door. it's currently 43 degrees in philadelphia. you're only in the upper 30s
in allentown. in the 20s in the poconos, that's why in that area up in the poconos you're looking at mixed precipitation, matt. thanks, karen. some 40,000 homes in the northeast are without power following weekend storms. strong winds gusts at 60 miles per hour tore through new york city. a massive tree crashed across the road crushing four cars. the city is expecting to see snow and rain. new on "action news," a split second decision led to an officer involved shooting in wisconsin. the clair deputy stopped a vehicle because he had warrants out for his arrest. the situation escalated as the man became confrontational and the man went for a taser, the officer pulled out a gun and
struck the person, the police department is investigating. a judge is on it is wrong side of the law after ordering a charles sheriff deputy to administer an electrical shock in the courtroom. he dropped to the ground when a 50,000-volt shock was administered through a cuff attached to his ankle. abbeych failed a breathalyzer test and she said on facebook, i will do whatever it takes to make sure my horrible mistake is never
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1:00 p.m. a short time later, the fire rekindled and forced a second evacuation. nobody was hurt, might cause delays at the airport. >> reporter: let's look at mass transit, we continue to talk about issues, and here some resolution with amtrak, we expect delays with service, but service has been restored. they are conducting the accident investigation. we expect with septa 30 minute delays, no service darby to highland station. they are running to newark. watch for delays there. route 1 trolley is detoured with the construction. everything else is on time. >> reporter: all right, it's nice to see most of the slots green. we have rain on the radar, it's
pushing into allentown. looks like reading is about to say goodbye to this batch of showers. there's more on the way out to the west. the suburbs is the area of main action this morning. if you're dressing the kids dress them warmly because we're in the 30s. phillies are out in cincinnati kicking off the 2016 season. lighter jacket in the afternoon. rain gear in the northern suburbs on the way home from school. 66 degrees by 3:00 p.m. that will be the high, mostly cloudy skies and showers intermittent through the day mostly in the afternoon. quickly on the big board at the airport, no major delays, up in newark there's a fire in one of the terminal. that could be a problem. but no problems anywhere he is an no signs of rain. in "healthcheck," for heart failure patients with clogged arteries surgery not just drugs
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