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now with four things to know about the weather alert today. chuck. >> yes, indeed, a nasty day outside. fortunately pavement temperatures are relatively warm, so as ugly as a mix of rain and snow as we're dealing with, should be a relatively low impact event. winter weather advisory remains posted and tomorrow will be a flurry filled wednesday for sure. and then it is into the deep friz sta freeze all the way into the weekend. viciously cold air coming our way. "7-day forecast" at 4:51. you won't want to miss how low we'll be by sunday morning. this fine morning, we're above freezing just about everywhere. we are getting snow northern loudoun county and montgomery county. but again, it's not sticking to the roads much because pavement temperatures are warm. we'll about in the mix for the rye main di remainder of the day. temperatures above freezing now, but we'll probably stay in the
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mid to upper 30s with the rain and snow mixing in all day long. school impacts coming up in ten minutes. good morning. so right now, as you can see here behind me, 270 at clarksburg, i keep showing this shot here because this is the most action we're really seeing. that is snow falling there in the distance. a little bit hard to see of course because it is so dark out there this morning. we do have some snow falling these big flakes. and tom kierein is in germantown. look at those big flakes falling on the storm team 4 x 4 windshield here. you'll have to work those windshield wipers to move it out of the way. 66 west of ox road, no issues there. again, though, most roads around the area are wet. let me show you the radar right now so you can take a look at thebeltway, you can see the green is rain and then the pink is kind of a mix of stuff and then the white and gray on my maps, again, that is snow falling across the area. i'll be back in ten himinutes wh
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more. d.c.'s snow team is fully deployed. more than 200 trucks pre-treated with salt and salt. the federal government is open this morning. we've just learned that from opm and the agency says employees do have the option for unscheduled telework or up scheduled leave today. an update on metrobus service this morning, again, we just learned that buses will operate on a normal schedule today. that is a change. metro decided to suspend the moderate snow plan early this morning. mta suspending mobility service until noon. i'm angie goff at the live desk. an unfolding situation in germany after two trains collide. here is video we got of the scene. just terrible. four people are dead, more than 100 are hurt after the two passenger trains hit each other in the southern part of the country. we know that hundreds of rescuers are on the scene. and that one of the trains flew off the tracks after the crash.
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the train company did release a statement, they say as of right now, they cannot tell us what caused the accident. that is still not clear. this is a developing story that we'll continue to follow throughout the morning. it is now 4:33. voters are already coming in in the nation's first primary. the tradition ale midnight lotting gave the lead to kasich and four to donald trump. it has the distinction of correctly predicting the eventual nominee since 1968. now let's take a look at where the candidates stand. bernie sanders is in the lead, projected to come out with a double digit win over hillary clinton. as for the former secretary of state, a win in new hampshire is
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highly unlikely for her. the campaign would consider a small loss to sanders even a good result. now to the republicans. donald trump still in the lead, but he needs a win tonight after his iowa loss. right now he's leading by an average of 16 points behind trump is marco rubio. now, after finishing strong in iowa, he is looking to narrow the race from three candidates to two as frontrunners. lastly, ted cruz, he is hoping for a number two finish tonight. he needs new hampshire to show that voters can -- to show voters that he can win in a nonevangelical state. >> those standings could all change when a new survey monkey poll comes out later this morning. check this with us at 6:00 for the results of that poll. as of last night, nearly 20% of new hampshire voters had not decided who to vote for. donald trump spent his last day campaigning before the primary pushing people to get out to the polls. hillary clinton and bernie sanders tried to sway voters
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their way. >> i'm here today to ask your support to join with us in making that political revolution. >> i will get up every day and do all that i can to make a real difference for you, your families and our countries. >> the weather may make it a little difficult to get to the polls today. as much as 6 inches of snow is on the ground this morning. arguably not enough to keep new hampshire residents from getting out to vote. 4:35 your time. and developing right now, rescuers are looking for people trapped by the huge earthquake in taiwan. they say more than 100 are unaccounted for on n. one city on the southwestern coast. as of this morning, we know 40 died, almost all of them when a 17 story building collapsed. the taiwanese government says it will investigate whether that building was properly constructed. in prince george's county, horrifying allegations of child porning oography reported at a
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elementary school. there are ten victims and they are looking for more. dionte careaway is charged and is a volunteer aide. he also worked with a community choir that was involved in activities at the aquatic center across the street. court documents say he recorded some of the videos during school hours this restrooms. >> people always say i can't believe something like this happened in my neighborhood, but they always happen, it's always somebody who you would not expect to be. >> the case was discovered last thursday when the uncle of a 9-year-old saw a picture on his nephew's phone and that was shared on an app called kik. we have a parent's guide to kik and over anonymous apps that users can upload pictures and
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images an mondonymously in our right now. today we will find out how d.c. mayor muriel bowser will close the troubled homeless shelter. smaller short term shelters are expected to replace it. ahead of her announcement today, the mayor defended her plan in an exclusive interview with mark segraves. we'll hear from her on news 4 midday. let's take another look if we can at radar. so far we have not had any reports of school delays or closures, but what do the kids face. chuck bell will let us know. >> and we're getting our first look at video taken from a cruise ship in the eye of a storm. but why did the crew sail into it in the first place? and how a if you can't predict the market. but through good times and bad... ...at t. rowe price... ...we've helped our investors stay confident for over 75 years.
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cruise ship. no injuries reported among the 6,000 passengers and crew members. damage to the ship was minor. it's not clear why royal caribbean sailed into that storm. the ship is now headed back to port in new jersey. >> i'd be so sea sick. it is 4:41. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. >> we have one school delay to pass along, prince william county schools opening two hours late today because of the weather there. so two hours late for prince william county public schools. and we obviously will have that running across the pot of your screen and our nbc washington app. perfect time to download it. snowflakes and snow showers plainly along the 270 corridor through montgomery county into northern parts of -- southern parts of frederick county. also wet snow flakes across prince william county and loudoun county. bus stop weather, temperatures are all above freezing. yes, you can get snow above freezing. you just can't get to stick
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much. and that's where we'll be for most of the day. we have a 60% chance of delays and cancellations for schools today. those chances continue into wednesday and thursday, but they will get lower with each passing day. "7-day forecast," vicious cold by the weekend, that is in ten minutes. it is traffic time. so i just got a text from tom kierein, he's saying the huge flakes falling right here in front of the 4 x 4 are sticking to untreated pavement in montgomery county. so a warning for you there. the roads that have been treated really are not bad. they're mostly wet. for example here 270 at old hundred road through hyatts town, you have a nice sheen on the roadways. big look at the beltway here, all of the main routes in and out of up to, don't have any big complaints. of course we did see all of the snow, the gray and the white, there along 66. i pulled up a camera, cannot really see it because it's so dark. at the visitor center right there, just have the sheen on the roadways. snow is falling. we now know what it is, but
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where did it come from in the latest on that sheen covering part of the potomac river. and a major speed bump for commuters in prince william county. why bus service could be a thing of the past for some neighbors. mornings. they're bad breath, bad hair and a bad case of the mondays. and organized wardrobes that help you pull it together. they're showering, shaving, and shuffling. and bathrooms that get big families out the door.
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if you are just waking up, it's a storm team 4 weather alert day. and here is why. snow hitting some areas in our region this morning. some of are you seeing rain. this is the scene right now in northern montgomery county. you see the snow right there. chuck bell will have the latest on all that as well as what is in store for the next seven days. happening today, you get a chance to sound off about possible changes for some very popular bus routes in prince william county. that's where we find derrick ward this morning. he has much more on what could
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happen to some of these routes. >> reporter: good morning. we're talking about the omni ride and omni link buses. you see them between virginia and the district of columbia. we're in woodbridge and there is a bus that will take you all the way to the navy yard. all that is in jeopardy because of something that has been good for motorists, you might say every silver lining has a cloud. this is all about declining glen prices. when gas prices go down, that means there is less revenue from the gas tax for systems like this. so they're saying they have a $9.2 million deficit coming up this year, so that meeps raising in fares and cutting back on routes. look at cutting back the omni link buses, elimination of some routes like a capitol hill route or dale city to d.c. route. other routes that run throughout the up to might not go into neighborhoods.
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and we talked to one commuter who says that he thinks things should be going the other way. >> yeah, they need more buses and routes. people will be out here waiting for hours at a time for bus, 45 minutes to an hour. and that's during rush hour. >> reporter: now, taoday at 1:0 p.m. you can weigh in. there will be a public meeting at the manassas town hall on center street. and then tomorrow here at the prcc center in woodbridge, there will be two meetings. one in the early even afternoon at 1:00 and then another at 7:00 p.m. and another one one week today in manassas so that you can weigh in on this and helpfully ward off some of the changes or the least be aware that they're coming and make other arrangements. derrick ward, news 4. back to you. it's 4:47. the plaquesburg community gathered to remember nicole love
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wilov lovell. her body was discovered in a field near the virginia/northol. they hope to make young women aware of predatory danger. two virginia tech students have been arrested in connection with her death. increased security at the start of a retrial in prince george's county on monday. brian mayhew is charged in the death of his uncle who was set to testify against him in a 2011 double murder. mayhew was accused of ordering two men to kill his uncle while he was in jail. the case ended last time in a hung jury. the retrial is expected to last two weeks. panic at the stock market after asian stocks tumbled. the nikkei fell more than 5%. with other markets following, dow futures also todown 18 and e s&p down 2. several factors are to blame including falling crude oil
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prices. experts fearing it will affect the economy down to personal lo households. we can tell you more now about the oil slick. the oil leak began last week and since then, workers have been trying to contain the spill and clean it up. well, we've now learned that one goose has died from the contamination and the substance apparently contains fuel oil. we'll continue to monitor the situation and give you any new updates. new information this morning on an apparent gas explosion in prince william county yesterday. there were two volunteer fireghters inside the woodbridge home at the time.the firefighters and the family are demanding answers about how this happened. >> what is frustrating is they told my parents and me that it was fine that we were in the house. >> a washington gas spokesman says until their investigation is complete, he cannot comment on what might have caused the explosion or about what the
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family was told about the gas odor. if you've been missing some mail in virginia, it may have been tossed out. trashing the mail behind an alexandria apartment building -- federal investigators say a u.s. postal worker was caught trashing mail. court records say the employee was criticized for slow performance and he did not want to fall behind schedule. he is suspected of dumping promotional mail. but if convicted, he could face up to six months in prison. so are you look forward to a romantic spot for valentine's day? alexandria is the most romanity city in the country. how about that? criteria include purchases per capita of romance novels and relationship books. romantic comedies and town loads of romantic music. what constitutes romantic music? depends who you are, right? alexandria topped the annual list in 2010 and again in 2011.
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>> that's surprising. sounds like that would be the loneliest city. if you need the novels and relationship books. god bless you, alexandria. all right. 4:51 is our time. it is a weather alert day around here. >> let's check in with chuck bell. >> good morning. it's indeed a weather alert day again here in the washington area because we have raindrops and snowflakes to impact your tuesday morning and actually through most of your tuesday. so what to expect through the day today. weather alert day, we'll be sending out extra pushes on our nbc washington app, have that fired up and ready to go. what to expect, a mix of rain and snow. possibility for a couple of inches of snow mainly in the northern and western suburbs. here is my official snow forecast map. 0 to maybe as much as 2 inches across parts of prince william county and fairfax and district. not looking for a big impact here. maybe a little better chance of an impact of 2 to 4 inches of
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snow mainly on grassy areas. but it's coming town hard enough and the flakes are big enough according to tom kierein where the roads are getting a little slushy. you can see here on the temperature map, everybody above freezing this morning. so even though we're above freezing, a little pocket of moderate to heavy snow here. northern half of montgomery county, so along 270 here at gaithersburg to damascus over to olney, just be on the lookout early this morning for the big, big half dollar size snowflakes mixing in with the raindrops. mostly rain on the south side of the metro down into prince george's county and southern maryland. colder aloft in northern montgomery county. so planning out the day, a mix of rain and snow mainly north of town during the morning hours. but then even has a chance for that period of rain and snowflakes and rain and snowflakes off and on throughout the entire day. here is future weather and i'll walk you through the day. 9:00 a.m., rain and snow. it looks like mostly snow on the
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commuter depiction of it, but again there will be raindrops mixing in. here is 11:00 a.m., rain and snow through the metro area. by 1:00, a little break in the action. could get a little better chance for light rain southern maryland between about 4:00 and 6:00. and then after the sun goes down, it gets cold enough where we could see more in the way of a rain/snow mix. colder air settling in after midnight, so a chance for a few flurries late tonight into early tomorrow. tomorrow a mix of clouds and sunshine. a little breezy at times. and we could have passing flurries at almost anytime during the day tomorrow. the next big change in the weather arrives wednesday into thursday. the leading edge of some much colder air wednesday afternoon mid-30s, by early 30s morning, we're down into the low 20s and look at how cold your "7-day forecast" is going to get. 30s today and tomorrow with hit and miss raindrops and snowflakes. turner much cold other thursday, friday morning into the teens and staying below freezing all
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weekend. by sunday morning, temperatures in the single digits even downtown could be in the single digits which means the rural areas will be down near zero. windchills even lower than that. more about the chills coming up at 5:01. taking a look right now at my map, again along the roads we have the radar put up here for you. so you can see there, the gray, the white, that is all snow that is falling right now. so up 270 out 66, you are seeing that snow falling. so here we have storm team 4 x 4 right now with tom kierein inside. he's been texting me this morning saying those big flakes you see falling are sticking as you can see town treated roadways. when you're talk about roads like 270 are or 66, really not quite as bad. just seeing it more on the sides of the roadways. a look at metro, marc and vre coming up. the flint water crisis takes center stage in d.c. what's expected to happen in a matter of hours. some montgomery county parents are scrambling to find
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give you another look outside this morning. and the snow still coming down in montgomery county. so far we only have one school delay to pass along to you, that is prince william county schools on a two hour delay today.
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chuck bell will have the latest on the advisories in effect right now in just a few minutes. montgomery college will close two of its child care centers and students are fighting back. the college has announced it will shut down its takoma park and rockville daycare centers. it comes after those sites lost more than $400,000. some students are angry because those centers are offered at a discount and that makes it affordable for some kids to go to school. the germantown location will remain open, but some students say it's inconvenient with their class schedules. >> i think it was selfish and not something that considered the students. >> tuition was very low. we were way under market. and that is part of the reason it's lost a lot of money over the years. montgomery college officials say it will not reverse the decision. but plans to work with families to find them a new daycare location. today families affected by the water crisis in flint,
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michigan are taking their anger to d.c. several groups from missouri to michigan are speaking at the national press club this morning. they say the epa should have acted in response to concerns about led in the water in flint and the radioactive landfill at a suburb of st. louis. some are speaking out against the water crisis and one flint family is filing a lawsuit today. sophia's parts say she has elevated levels of lead in her bloodstream. she's two years old. her family is suing several town and state leaders for negligence. sophia's father is worried the lead has caused irreversible damage. >> is she going to be adhd, will she have learning disabilities. >> this is the first individual lawsuit over the water crisis. lead contaminated the town's water two years ago when flint switched to a nearby river as
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its water source. new details around the future of the trump international hotel. our news partners at wtop confirm it will open in september. that is more than two years after the $200 million renovation of the old post office pavilion on pennsylvania avenue began. the hotel will include 263 rooms and one of the largest paul rooms in the district. get ready for what could be a slippery and slushy commute. look at that snow falling right now. if you're away from your tv, it a look, this is a scene in germantown, maryland. depending on where you are this morning, you could see snow on the roads, other places you're dealing with some rain. >> it is 5:00 a.m. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. and the weather is an important hing this morning. >> chuck bell here with what we need to know to get the morning started. >> another day filled with

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