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homes. >> i keep smelling something and then when i looked to the window it was my neighbor's house was on fire. >> reporter: this is what she saw a raging fire on weinberg place in trenton consuming a block of row homes, nine in all destroyed bite six alarm blaze. >> i lost everything. i don't know. i've got -- i -- i -- my life is good, my family, my husband is okay. nobody, no people don't die. >> this house over there and it go more because it's very windy day. firefighters from area towns joined trenton firefighters but the fierce winds helped fan the flames spreading through a crawlspace along the roofs of the homes. fire crews were delayed fighting the fire because when they arrived on the scene around 3 a.m., there were live electrical wires hanging in the street. >> electricity and water don't mix so because of that, from a safety perspective we we had to pull our firefighters back until public service electric and gas got here to make sure
the scene was say. power and gas were cut. two people were injured and taken to the hospital. officials say at least seven people have been displaced. they are working with the red cross. the cosmo market right around the corner has already begun collecting items for the families who lost everything. >> people coming and bring us clothes and food, shoes,. >> i can replace all the clothes, all the, you know, tvs, computers, you know, everything that you can buy i can replace but there's certain stuff i cannot replace. >> reporter: back live now the latest numbers from the red cross, they say they are helping 28 people and nine families. the cause is still unknown. neighbors say there were squatters living in an abandoned building, we don't know if that had anything to do with itest. there are a number of investigators standing around getting ready to go in there to examine the rubble as soon as they get clearance to do that. after that all of this is is
going to be knocked down. live in trenton, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> all right, so much to sort through. nora, thank you. and firefighters were also battling a raging fire to the south in woodbury gloucester county. seven people were injured when the fire broke out on the 700 block of mehorter boulevard. one of the victims had to jump to safety. another told us that he was asleep in the basement when he smelled smoke. >> the the flames really burned that us real bad. we all been protected somehow. >> in all, three homes and a number of cars were damaged there. "action news" reporter bob brooks will have a live update from that scene coming up at 5 o'clock. >> turning now accuweather and more on that brisk blustery weather that's moved in and was a factor in both those fires you just saw, the action cam in north philadelphia as people bundled up. >> let's head outside to meteorologist adam joseph who has a look at the fork. hey, adam. >> the first real true winter feeling we've had this fall
has been exceptionally warm over the last few months. quite a rude awakening. it was 70 on friday, 72 on saturday well above that normal of 54 degrees and we went well south that of normal on sunday and as well as today with highs only in the low and the mid 40's. then on top of it those winds have been whipping for over 24 hours now gusting at times over 40 miles an hour. at this point they're under that 40-degree threshold. 38 in philadelphia, 38 wilmington and gusts to 39 in reading. wind advisory remains in effect for the next about three hours until 7 o'clock for all the areas that are highlighted here where gusts could still reach at least 40 to 45 miles an hour. and that's creating wind chills below freezing across much of the areas west and north of philadelphia. 30 in wilmington, 27 in lancaster. feels like freezing in allentown, just 1 degree above that in that philadelphia and a tiny bit better millville and cape may 35 to 37.
association the winds will finally relax in that accuweather forecast, temperatures go back to the 50's and right now we're tracking a cloudy turkey day. we'll let you know if it stays dry brian in that full accuweather forecast. >> fingers crossed adam. thank you. >> all righty. >> the weather forecast of course top of mind as we inch closer to the 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade. big event just three days away now and a lot of work to be done. "action news"'s walter perez live this afternoon along the ben franklin parkway where the grand stand is being constructed as we speak. hey, walter. >> reporter: that's right brian, you know the wind is still whipping right now at eakins oval. the good news is the winds expected to be nice and calm on thursday morning for the parade. once those winds hit about 20 miles per hour there is a contingency plan they can utilize but at this point no expected need for a plan b, just lots of fun here on the parkway on thanksgiving day. it's an extravaganza like few others thats now a 97 year
tradition t the 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade is the oldest in the country and with just a few days ago preparation efforts have hit a fevered pitch. we caught up with some of the professional dancers that you'll see thursday morning perfecting their routines today inside the sheraton in center city. >> we're down to the last wire, last push so these guys are learning the finale right now which we'll be putting on the street this evening so you can see that everything is really tight. >> reporter: meanwhile outside the art museum volunteers were setting up the bleachers and taping down holiday colored streamers up and down the steps. parade co-producer todd maccocci says the tough part is making the whole thing look easy. >> i think the general public always thinks a parade just comes out of nowhere and, yeah, the amount of work that goes into this, it's not just a year long project we're already working into 2017 and 20's 18. >> reporter: the 1.4-mile parade route kicks off from that 20th and market streets making its way down the ben
franklin parkway you will the way to the art museum. now, if you plan on coming to enjoy the festivities in person, give yourself plenty of time to arrive. there will be no shortage of road closures coupled with a strong police presence for security. but whether you come out to center city or watch it on 6abc, organizers say there's one thing you can count on, it's going to be a spectacular show. >> we have an incredible team an incredible staff, so it's -- we started rehearsals last week and everything is on schedule and on track and ready to go. >> reporter: all right. lots of new things to see this year including a 4-ton ice sculpture float shaped like a castle. the first time they've ever had anything quite like that. also, a very special tribute to our wonderful captain noah who of course passed away a few months ago at the age of 90. it all kicks offer at 8:30 on thursday morning and we can't wait to see you there. reporting live from the parkway, walter perez channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> all right, it's going to be good. walter, thank you.
we have everything you need to know about this year's thanksgiving day parade on 6abc.com. you can find out how you can win great prizes while watching, also get a look at the special guests who will join the biggest show on the parkway and be sure to check out the parade map and parking information. it's all there for you right now on 6abc.com. and our coverage of the 6abc dunkin' donuts thanksgiving day parade begins 8:30 mrs. this morning. watch rick cecily and other members of our "action news" family live right here on 6abc. >> president-elect donald trump held more than 20's meetings at his golf club in bedminster, new jersey, this weekend. one of those meetings was with new jersey governor chris christie. today christie met with his own cabinet lieutenant governor kim guadagno joined christie at that meeting with department heads in trenton. it was closed to the press and it's still not clear what exactly was discussed over the
weekend trump also met with mitt romney, a former critic and now app possible contender for a cabinet position. >> we had a -- a -- a far-reaching conversation. >> also on the meeting roster former texas governor rick perry who is believed to be a possible contender for energy secretary and more announcements may come today. general james mattis is said to be a frontrunner for defense secretary. also on donald trump's agenda today a meeting with oklahoma governor mary fallon at trump tower and kelsey gabbard and scheduled to meet with trump for a job with the defense department or united nations. brian. >> lots going on. alicia thanks you. a bucks county man accused of sexually assaulting six girls has waived his preliminary hearing is that heading to trial. lee kaplan was in court to
face charges related to five of the victims. his attorney says kaplan denies wrongdoing but waived his hearing because he didn't want to make the alleged victims testify during the holidays. prosecutors say he fathered two children with a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulted five of her siblings who were gifted to him by their parents. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to rescue a driver trapped in her suv after a crash. the action cam was there as first responders worked to free that 59-year-old. her car collided with two others on the 6900 block of lancaster pike in hockessin at about 11:30 this morning. she and another driver were taken to the hospital with injuries. a third person and a child were also involved but neither of them was injured. >> it is time now for the "action news" traffic report this monday. >> it's going to be a busy week as we get closer to thanksgiving. matt pelman now standing by in the "action news" traffic center with a look at our monday. hey, matt. >> why not start it off on a busy way as we head home brian and sharrie.
already got some craziness going on in chester county where the eastbound lanes of the pennsylvania turnpike are now shut down because of an accident that just happened a little bit ago between downingtown route 100 and malvern there at route 29 the e-z pass only interchange temporarily all eastbound lanes are blocked. westbound you have a gaper delay. so let's talk alternates. 30 bypass or if you're getting right off the turnpike 100 down to the 30 bypass to 202 on back to the turnpike. eastbound turnpike is blocked at this in our chester county because of a crash. now, just a bit to the south in tredyffrin township a downed tree and wires from an accident along 252. southbound lanes mostly blocked. 29 can help you get you around that. and on the big picture, no shortage of red zones already on this monday afternoon. some of them just volume like on 95, 13 miles per hour. coming off the schuylkill we've got a broken down vehicle right at the end of the ramp as you get on city avenue southbound and right there in red zone on the roosevelt boulevard extension northbound there was a crash.
it's now on the shoulder here just north of the ridge avenue on-ramp but definitely extra heavy coming off of 76. and in bucks county, 95 northbound headed toward the scudder falls bridge construction. one lane getting by. expect closing slowing there. let's grab the the ipad do the commuter report haver ton township close to eagle road along west chester pike a crash and just 6 miles per hour as a result. we'll check it again brian and sharrie, coming up in the next half hour. >> matt, thank you. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 the search is on for this man. he's accused of gunning down a texas police officer right outside the department headquarters. he allegedly targeted the victim simply because of his uniform. >> and strike postponed. find out why workers at one of the country's busiest airports have decided to change course and not picket during the upcoming holiday.
>> ♪ > > we have got some breaking news from wall street this afternoon and news that will be welcome for your 401k today. all three major indices closing at record highs this afternoon. you can thank a surge in energy stocks and rising oil prices for this, the dow closing at 18,957 inching closer to that 19,000 mark. the nasdaq also closing at a record high, the s & p 500 up just about 16 and a quarter points to a new record high as well. >> authorities are defending their decision to douse protestors with water in below freezing weather. this all happened during a tense standoff near that dakota access pipeline. 17 people were injured when police employed water hoses tear gas and rubber bullets to stop demonstrators from crossing a bridge that had been shut down. the protestors say they were peaceful but police say they were setting fires and
assaulting officers with rocks. this is the latest clash involving activists who oppose the pipeline. that pipeline will eventually carry oil from north dakota to illinois. >> now to the latest in what was a deadly and dangerous weekends for police across the country. there were four separate ambush-style shootings in three different states. we start in san antonio texas where a man shunt still under way after a shootout that left an officer dead. detective benjamin marconi was shot and killed outside his police department late yesterday morning. police say he was in his patrol car writing a traffic ticket when a car pulls up behind him, surveillance video shows a man get out of that car and then shoot marconi twice in the head through the passenger side window. >> we've been able to develop a suspect from this video surveillance. suspect is described as a black male in his 20's, thin build five-eight to five-10
with a goatee. >> now to saint louis, missouri where another officer was shot also while sitting in his patrol car. the father of three was hit twice in the face but was released from the hospital early this morning. the alleged shooter was later killed in a shootout with police. also in missouri in gladstone near kansas city, another officer was shot during a confrontation following a traffic stop. that officer is expected to survive. the suspect was killed in a struggle with the officer. and in sanaa bell island florida another officer shot in the shoulder while sitting in his patrol car following a traffic stop. that suspect is in custody. now in the wake of these shootings we are told that officers in saint louis and also in san antonio will be making traffic stops in pairs. brian. >> all right, alicia, thank you. there was some good news today for travelers flying this week. workers at chicago's o'hare international airport have now agreed to delay their strike. they had threatened to walk offer the job this week inevitably causing ripple
effect delays across the country. instead, the workers say they'll picket next tuesday because they don't want to mess up travelers' plans to see their families for the holidays. workers employed mostly by private contractors want to unionize and be paid $15 an hour. alarming new trend happening online and it's forcing at least two internet giants to change their policies. you've probably seen them. wild even whacky bogus stories and many people are falling for them. there are those who believe the amount of fake news circulating in recent months was enough to sway the presidential election. >> we have hundreds, thousands, millions infinite sources of information coming from everywhere. >> so, how do we decipher from fact and fiction and what can be done to curb the saturation. watch our special report on fake news tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> a lie gets around the planet twice before the truth has a plans to get out of the
gate. an important story for sure. time for the accuweather forecast. >> all right, let's check back in with meteorologist adam joseph. >> quite a windy day just like yesterday that spills into our new work week. another night and day of that and as we look live right now on sky6 from our temple university camera overlooking the center city skyline it's shaking around just a little bit. just a few clouds drifting through but when you watch the clouds you can see how they race from the west to the east and that's the direction of the wind right now throwing those wind chills back at or below freezing across much of the area especially throughout the state of pennsylvania. a little bit above that freezing points for millville, dover at 35, the same for the atlantic city airport and beach haven and trenton now feeling like 34 degrees. large swirl in new england creating what was lake enhanced and lake effect snow that is really hitting syracuse and that drifts all the way into the berkshires dealing with some snow showers and you kind of see that that streaming around that low while we are far removed from the low so we do have sinking
air with those westerly winds drying up some of that cloud cover. so, for tonight mixture of stars and clouds, a blustery and cold with temperatures at 31 in allentown, 32 in reading. 30 in wilmington. so, numbers most areas will be below freezing for air temperatures. throw the winds on top of it and wind chills will be in the teens and 20's overnight tonight. in fact, by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, for the i-95 metro area, sun and clouds for most of the day but these are the wind chills throughout your tuesday. starting at 24 at 7 o'clock in the morning and just getting above freezing by 11:00 a.m. and staying in the 30's even in the afternoon with those west-northwesterly winds still 15 to 30 miles an hour tomorrow. then as we're watching tomorrow at lunchtime, just east of the rockies here in the nation's heartland a storm will be gathering strengthening, rain and snow heading towards minneapolis green bay and chicago on wednesday morning so if you're expecting to fly into anywhere around the great lakes, down to saint louis, there could be
some travel problems here with this low and that continues to push to the east even on wednesday evening from green bay to chicago. even cincinnati. while we stay quiet along the east coast for your travel day on wednesday. and at the same time we're still tracking the tropics. tropical season does not end until the end of this month and otto is stationary right now should be on the move later on this week on thanksgiving could be a category one hurricane as it makes landfall in nicaragua. four day at 4:00 forecast windy and chill on tuesday but a dry day t wind chills stay in the 30's. sun, late clouds developing on wednesday but a good travel day locally at 49. right now thanksgiving cloudy with a scattered shower but it doesn't look all that wet. promising at 52 and cloudy with a little bit of sun maybe a scattered shower at 56 degrees for friday. there could be a shower or two during the parade but that's
about it. not too bad. >> we'll keep tracking it. >> thanks adam. we have breaking news to give you now. hang across the other side of the world we're getting word that a month ago tide 7.3 earthquake has now struck in fukushima japan. at this point they are issuing a tsunami warning for the residents who live in that area. >> fukushima is where that massive earthquake struck back in 2011 so close to that nuclear plant setting off all kinds of concerns. as sharrie just mentioned, there is a tsunami warning associated with this but the national weather service here in the united states says that is not expected to impact the west coast of our country. we are following this breaking news out of japan, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. we'll get you the very latest when we come right back. >> ♪ (announcer vo) when you have type 2 diabetes,
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need. the food is cooked by members of the salvation army's culinary arts job training program. volunteers will work for three days to package over 2,000 pounds of turkey and 1,000 pounds of stuffing. >> a southwest philadelphia school is celebrating a new thanksgiving themed event. mayor kenney was at the middle school for the thanks for giving day and turkey trot. families teachers and students joined together to thank the neighborhood for supporting their school day in and day out. it's one of the city's first community schools geared toward providing an education and support for families dealing with adversity outside the classroom. >> a group of eagles players receive thanks and clears for their actions today off the field. >> hey mom. >> hey mom she says. jordan matthews ronnie mcloud and caleb sturgis hauled in pies at mastery charter schools.
the pies support manna's pie in the sky fundraiser. manna helps people battling life-threatening illness. >> still ahead here on a monday afternoon a delaware county mayor is facing dui charges today. we've got the latest. >> plus it's cold and windy here but upstate new york is dealing with more than a foot of snowfall. what's in store for our weather this holiday week. >> hopefully not that. and new jersey state police were hard at work today making sure families in need do not go hungry this thanksgiving. those stories and so much more when "action news" comes right back today. >> ♪
. >> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> it's 4:30 and "action news" continues to track cold and windy weather across the delaware and lehigh valleys. >> a woman remains hospitalized after firefighters rescued her from her burning home. >> philadelphia flyers took time off the ice today for their annual food drive ahead of thanksgiving. >> but first here at 4:30 a delaware county mayor is facing dui charges today after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident. it happened on friday morning in chester. action news reporter vernon odom now live at upland borough hall with the details on this. vern. >> reporter: good evening, brian. first a little civic lesson. in pennsylvania's boroughs mayors are generally not ultra powerful figures like they are in big cities like philadelphia harrisburg or
pittsburgh. they do vote to break ties on local councils however and they use their power there. now upland's mayor mike ciach has been deliberately incommuism icado. the 50-year-old government veteran in hot water. he was arrested in the wee hours of friday morning driving through the city of chester. police say he tried to flee the 22nd street accident scene he created. they arrested him nearby. melania write told our christie ileto she talked to him briefly. >> he was moving slow. >> reporter: police say ciach's vehicle was inoperable after the smash up. police describe him as wreaking of alcohol and staggering around and arrested him. a handgun apparently legal was found inside his vehicle much
he faces know weapons charges. i spoke with one of the mayor's long time brookhaven neighbors through her front door. >> very nice person. he'll do anything for anybody. he'll help anyone. i've never known him to be, you know, a bad person at all. >> reporter: mayor ciach seen here during an interview during his ill fated run for the general assembly was released from custody saturday in chester and police tell me he'll get a notice through the mail about the drunk driving and leaving the scene charges and when he must appear in court. sharrie, again, the mayor definitely continues to ignore all of our efforts to get a comment about his pending drunk driving case. live in upland borough, delaware county, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news. >> all right, vern, thank you. a 68-year-old woman remains in the hospital in serious condition at this hour after a fire broke out in her new castle county home last night. well, this was the scene around 10 o'clock on the 400
block of marianne drive in the middle borough manor neighborhood. the woman was rushed to christiana hospital. no word yet on what caused the fire. philadelphia police are looking for two suspects in an overnight shooting. the gunfire erupted inside a home in strawberry mansion in the 2900 block of turner street. police say a 22-year-old man was shot twice and taken to the hospital in stable condition. witnesses say two people fled toward oxford street. >> turn nothing to the accuweather forecast, hard to believe my wife and i took the boys to the shore this weekend. we were running around the beach. >> saturday and the bottom drops out. those winds whipping, the wind chills went way down and the winds continue to pummel through the region even at the present time. live look right now philadelphia international airport a little bounce in the camera temperature just 43, winds 29 miles an hour sustained gusting higher than that. the pressure 29.84 and easton
up in the lehigh valley a few high clouds in the far distance there their as the sun is about to set 41 degrees, dewpoint very low so very dry air in play at 19 degrees, westerly winds sustained at 18 miles an hour and up in the poconos, if you take a look at this, excuse me, latest snapshot from lake wallenpaupack. dewpoint 15 winds out of the west might have northwest at 18 miles per hour and that air temperature of 30 is 18 it what it feels like and quite a bit of chop on the lake as you can see. coming up in that full accuweather forecast we talk about the big travel day on wednesday, thanksgiving of course, we've got black friday. we've got the weekend ahead. >> yeah. >> lots to talk about. >> can we just say congratulations on running that marathon. >> first marathon.
>> battled it, did great, i'm happy with it. it felt great until this morning. i felt like a mac truck hit me today. [laughter] >> i'm trying to get through the day, that's it. >> congrats to all the runners. >> to everyone out there the volunteers and the organizers as well. >> rely on 6abc.com/weather for updates as chilly weather settles in across the region. keep the updated hourly forecast handy whenever you're heading out and remember staying connect we had our meteorologist is a great way to get the latest weather information. be sure to follow each of our meteorologists on twitter and facebook. >> hundreds of people will be able to put a thanksgiving din oater table this year thanks to the help of some former philadelphia flyers. danny briere bob kelly and other team alumni dropped off boxes of turkeys and fresh produce here at the saint francis inn today. kensington shelter will give there food away to families throughout this week. that was expect it will amount to more than 350 holiday meals on thursday. >> it really helps out that you can preserve their dignity they come pick up their food
their turkey they i can't at home. >> it's a pretty good feeling a lot of those people have been supporting us, our team, the flyers for a lot of years and it's our chance to give back. >> good guys doing a good thing there. this is the 11th consecutive year that the flyers alumni have made this donation. >> that's right. well, this week is one of the busiest of the entire year for travelers and a new study shows there's good reason for you to plan ahead. action news anchor rick williams live in the news room with more on the busy week ahead. hey, rick. >> hey sharrie. 25 percent of all vacations include an unexpected stop to a trip to the emergency room, that's right. according to experts, we'll discuss this in health check, ali gorman explains how you can be ready for -- should be ready in case something happens while you're away from home this holiday season. that story coming up tonight at 5:00. also coming up tonight it's been 40 years since rocky ran up the art museum steps in one of the most iconic scenes in movie history.
tonight at 5:00 how locals and tourists alike are celebrating the film that put philadelphia in the spotlight. yo' adrienne -- i mean yo' brian back to you. >> my favorite thing is to see kids who never saw that movie still doing that. wonderful thing. rick, thank you. new jersey state police spent the morning giving back to families in need. "action news" was in atlantic city this morning as troopers and volunteers assembled boxed meals at the pennsylvania avenue school. more than 100 families will have a thanksgiving dinner thanks to the team effort which is in its 12th year now. shop rite and td bank support this mission. another thanksgiving give away expected to feed more than 12,000 people. today in the parking lot of a wynnefield shop rite volunteers handled handed out meal boxes for distribution to charities. brown's superstars urban affairs coalition and other groups work together to make this donation possible. >> makes it feel like thanksgiving week. >> love the generosity. still to come a new picture that's going viral is
like the dress, remember that all over again many people are seeing different things when they look at a photo of flip-flops now. >> plus, pope francis says catholic priests can now forgive abortion. >> and heavy snow has been falling since yesterday in parts of new york causing slippery roads and power outages. >> and meteorologist adam joseph will hobble back here to give us the full accuweather forecast when "action news" at 4:00 comes right back. stretch, my friend. >> ♪
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marseille. to absolve ob portions in a new document released today the pope extended that permission ind he said there is no sin that god's mercy cannot wipe away. the catholic church previously put the matter of granting forgiveness in the hands avenue bishop. >> new reports surfaced that more samsung galaxy s7 phones have burst into flames. today the company is trying to reassure customers that the devices are safe. last month samsung stopped producing and selling its note sevens after failing to report a problem that caused them to explode. well in a statement today the company says it has not confirmed any cases of the new s7 phones exploding and urged customers not to draw conclusions unconfirmed reports. it is looking a lot le winter in upstate new york where a storm system has dumped more than foot of show. take a look even if you don't er service says the storm began yesterday
and has since dropped up to 18-inches of snow in syracuse. schools were canceled because of the dangerous driving conditions, high winds cents blowing snow onto windshields and brought down the power lines. >> ♪ >> big talkers now we start way viral video from a chick-fil-a restaurant in oak park kansas where customers were treated to a patriotic performance by an employee. >> ♪ god bless the usa >> that is dante young and he works there at the chick-fil-a and he performed god bless the usa for folks in main dining this video was taken on veterans day but it just started going viral and it's been viewed millions of times and has hundreds of thousands of shares and maybe just maybe who knows the recording industry could also be watching and dante could be singing s way to stardom.
beautiful. looking for a gift for the religious millennial in your life. well a company called modern nativity says it's update the the nativity scene for today's hipsters. they say a lot has changed in the past 2,000 years then imagine if it all played out today in 2016 joseph would that probably have added the birthesus to his snapchat story. in this scene which is not they say all meant to be silly the wise men ride in on segways bearing amazon prime gifts joseph complete wit takine obviously. while mary makes a duck face. nice little peace sign she has there, too and the cow in this scene 100 percent organ flick is eating gluten free feed and yes, it's for sale for about 130 bucks. the sweatern that sheep that the red and white one is included in ce you were wondering. a lot of people getting a giggle about that today. surely you remember the
dress drama blue and black, white and gold. the optical illusion that captivated social media is back and this time it's centered on this pair of fl over the weekend twitter was abuzz with this in store pic of the flip-flops with the question what is colors do you see? same color scheme as the dress, blue and black, white the confusion once again created by that very same optical illusion. i'll put them side by side for you on the big board. for the record just like the dress, they are blue and black.m pretty consistent becaue in both of these pictures isee . >> oh, do you. >> you do. >> yeah, in both of them. >> wow. >> you guys. >> no, i see black and blue. >> me, too. >> both of you. >> yeah. >> anyone in the studio see white and gold. >> no. >> matt pelman. >> no. >> blue and gold. >> he sees blue and gold. >> now blue and gold. >> oh, man. >> a little something for everyone. >> matt pelman is a little confused over there.
all right, alicia -- >> i must be weird. >> wonderful alicia. let's get a check of the accuweather forecast. >> a special forecast. >> i have plenty to tell you about. it has to do with the forecast those whipping winds are bringing down trees, et cetera, but brian and sharrie, no confusion about the colors that we're seeing here on the map this afternoon. on the turnpike in chester county not the colors we like. red and yellow he because of an accident that happened intbot downingtown. six vehicles involved and the eastbound side remains totally blocked as you will come away from downingtown toward malvern. no traffic getting through. the worse speeds are on the westbound side right now. that's the gaper delay but bottom line is you want know parts of the turnpike through chester county. 202, the 30 bypass and 100 the way to go instead but they are starting to get busy especially on 30 westbound with the sun glare so think outside the box maybe use business 30 as another
possibility alternate and of course we'll keep you posted. elsewhere in chester county we have app downed tree. this is from a crash not the wind on 252 southbound near hill top road. cassatt road valley road even 29 would be some alternates. but our crash on the roosevelt boulevard extension northbound past ridge avenue is gone. still jammed though of course off the schuylk street. on the big picture plenty of slowing single digit speeds with our red zone there on 95 northbound by the vine. southbound on 95 here at the girard point bridge there's a crash that just got pushed off to the side and on 95 in bucks county some slowing now because of that construction at the scudder falls bridge. one of the two lanes blocked there as well. so lots of undesirable colors. we'll check it again, brian and sharrie, in the 5 o'clock hour. >> it's all in the eye of the beholder. >> true. >> there we go. >> thank you, matt. >> still to come, the best way to sell your things to make money for the holidays. >> we'll step outside give you a live look at sky6 at the commodore barry bridge, beautiful shot there as the sun dips behind the horizon.
>> ♪ embarrassed we spent the last two and a half minutes relit gating the color of the dress. >> all i see in the flip-flops and the distress how my legs feel black and blue. you glee everyone in the room except alicia and matt. >> there's a little bit going on as we get towards thanksgiving. it's been a whole lot worse on the holiday. after the wind that has whipped through town over the last 24 hours not much left in the way of leaves the area and a lot of clouds early on the day today and just before the sunset we kind of brightened up the sky just a bit.
storm tracker6 live double scan know precipitation in the clouds after some snow showers yesterday and lastgh the night leaving up to as much as four to 6-inches of snow in part of the poconos over the weekend but locally here winds have been clocking in over 40 miles an hour today. 47 in philadelphia. the highest gusts reading at 49 miles an hour, wilmington 46, 44 in atlantic city and in the poconos, a peak wind gust at 52 miles an hour. and those winds continue to pull those wind chills way down. so, when you step out you don't look at the air temperature you look at the wind chill 'cause this is how it feels. 32 allentown, 28 reading, 27 lancaster, 30 in wilmington, 35 in millville and the same for cape may. as we look across the country at this point things are fairly quiet. yeah, it's windy with some snow in parts of new england right now especially east and south of the great lakes but a good wedge of dry air from philadelphia down to the south all the way to the rockies and this is where a storm will be
developing overnight tonight and throughout your tuesday and wednesday cutting across the great lakes. so, for tonight it's blustery, it's cold, it's dry, 29 in the suburbs, 34 degrees for center city, winds still sustained between 12 and 25 miles an hour. still windy tomorrow as that low really isn't moving all that much. so, winds still gusting 15 to 30 miles an hour at times. wind chills staying in the 30's tomorrow with a decent a sunshine and a high of just 48 degrees. two areas of high pressure come in here for wednesday. so, if you're traveling anywhere along the east coast, it looks good. there is no weather problems. 49 degrees a little cool but less wind and then we'll watch this low developing and it will bring some wet weather and snowy weather in parts of the great lakes, chicago, down saint louis for your travel day. here's thanksgiving morning ri as that system arrives, it's going to be weakening. it won't be strengthening so it is going to be cloudy, it's going to be cool but at this point for the thanksgiving day
parade between 8:00 and noon temperatures don't move much between 43, 49 degrees, a lot of clouds. there could be a stray s but it does not look like a steady rain or any heavy rain for the parade at this point with a light wind five to 10 miles an hour so not too bad. as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast upper 40's for the next two days. lots of sunshine. thanksgiving again 52 degrees with a scattered shower at times but far from a washout and then on friday clouds, sun,d shower at 56 and right now the weekd looking fairly dry, temperatures back in the lower to mid-50's and on monday partly sunny, 54 degrees and then the big eagles game in town on monday night football, dry for that as well. so, it could be worse i mean, we could have really rainy thanksgiving, it's not going to be sunny but maybe a shower or two and that's about it. >> thanks adam. >> want to make some extra cash for the holidays? we've got you covered in what's the deal.
>> all right. the holidays are here with thanksgiving this week and if you are looking to drum up some extra cash, all you have to do is look around the house. we caught up with one philadelphia woman hoop made thousands of dollars with just a cell phone, an app and a stack of things she no longer wears. >> the holiday season is up, everybody needs the extra cash. >> she will tell you there's cash hiding in your closet. when she decided to be a stay-at-home mom she started looking for ways to make a little extra money. turns out, it was right there in her house. >> i went straight to my closet, went straight in the closet and i h a lot -- especially a lot of old designer clothes that was just sitting there cost a whole lot of money so i'm like well, gosh, how much can i get for this? >> she set up an account on posh mark and started listing
things she wasn't using shoes shirts coats some are still new with tags others are gently worn n a year she made about $10,000 from the items just taking up space in the back of her closet. >> it is absolutely crazy. i mean, honestly i probably value million dollars sitting around that turns into cash. >> you name the price and handle the listing and the shipping. posh mark takes 20 percent of your say. it's one of many resale services gaining popularity as people declutter looking to cash in. tradesy is another popular site. yasmin says by selling on posh mark she has been able to find good loving home for her old formerly loved items. >> i've had people tell me, you know, oh, i could never afford a designer bag at full price so this is my first bag,
you know. so, that made me feel good. >> and there are some services that will do the work for you, no shipping, no listing, no picture taking, for instance there's a brand new one called material world. they send you a bag and you fill it up with the stuff you're not using. ship it on over to them and then they make you an offer. you don't 15 to wait for those items to sell like on many of these apps. if they take it you instantly get a gift card to use right on the spot but it's likely the payout won't be as high as your own sale. so, there's pros and cons to both. either way there's cash waiting for you. you just have to get to it. look around the house. >> nice convenience. alicia thank you. that will do it for "action news at 4:00 today. for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli and adam joseph, i'm brianaff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> now here are rick williams and monica malpass with a look at what's ahead at 5:00.
hi, guys. >> hi. thank you. coming up next on "action news" at 5 o'clock two early morning fires destroyed several homes in new jersey overnight. the investigation under way at both scenes at this hour after firefighters battled windy conditions all morning long. also tonight, developing right now a search for a killer is that under way in texas after a police officer there was shot and killed over the weekend. >> plus, the bill vetoed by pennsylvania governor tom wolf today aimed at increasing protection for law enforcement across the state. we'll have those stories and more coming up next at 5:00. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> flames and smoke sent people scrambling for safety here in gloucester county this morning. one person had to escape from the basement of a home, another lept from the second story. the damage is done to several homes and vehicles. monday night the big story on "action news" is the investigation into that early morning fire. >> the flames broke out at around 3:30 this morning on mehorter boulevard in woodbury. that's where "action news" reporter bob brooks is live
tonight with the very latest. bob. >> reporter: monica and rick good evening. you got to feel bad for the people down here. the damage speaks for itself here. you can see this home is burned down to its foundation. the two homes on both sides, they're badly damaged as well. you see cars here, they caught fire as heavy winds overnight made this thing really hard to stop. with high winds overnight the fire would only get bigger and harder to control. cell phone video captures the flames at their peak. neighbors say they rose 15 feet from the home. this picture taken by app witnesses also shows its immense. it started with what she things is a explosion. >> i heard a loud boom i looked out the window and i could see all the fire, the blazes. >> reporter: that's stephanie. she captured this video. the fire spread to houses next door and to ones down the street. >> probably at least 15 to 20 feet above the house. it was huge. >> reporter: ian picking was one of the people living insi