tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 12, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
of his burning home. in the last hour, we've learned new details about the victim. >> guilty as charged. a rocky nypd officer fired from the force and facing time behind bars. first, though, an accuweather report. what could bring record- breaking cold weather in the tri-state area? good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> i'm ken rosato. today is the start of a brutally cold weekend. a cold blue warning through sunday because of the dangerously frigid temperatures. >> let's get the latest from meteorologist bill evans. bill? >> reporter: this morning, we're going to be looking at very cold temperatures. it's going to be a cold day but not nearly as cold as what's coming tomorrow with the wind and an arctic blast. this morning, we have the skies that are clear. it will be a morning where we start out with your 6:00 a.m. temperature that will be 16 degrees.
looking at 3 in brooklyn. 5 around islip. a really cold day. it's going to warm into the 20s today, but we're going to be looking at just a light wind low 20s. the brutal harsh cold comes tonight with snow that may call for poor travel condition. tomorrow, the winds could be at 45 miles per hour. we'll talk about that next. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. she can tell you why you can drive on a parkway and park on a driveway. >> i can't tell you that, but i can tell you why this tractor- trailer is there because he stopped short of the overpass. we have a lot of delays as a result. i'll pinpoint where it is for you the southern state east near exit 13. unauthorized have the. new jersey transit, long island railroad doing okay.
of the hutch, two lanes are blocked off as you go through that spot. then we have 287 near exit 9a. that's another accident. two tractor-trailers are involved. no injuries there. fdr drive north, very heavy from the 70s up to the 90s. we'll look at this camera and show you how bad the delays are as you go northbound on the fdr drive. that's all because of late- running construction. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended for the day. it is 6:02. rob nelson continuing coverage from times square where people are braving the cold. rob? >> reporter: remember back in november and december we were talking about what a mild, face winter we're having. mother nature's getting her pay back today and through the weekend for shower. this is the coldest air we have seen all season. things will only get worse as we make our way through the weekend. the cold snap means more than just breaking records and dressing in layers for folks
any time the weather drops to 32 degrees or below, the city issues a code blue weather emergency. we're talking windchills that could reach as low as 30 below zero. we found new yorkers out in times square braving the elements. what's the electrickic to getting through a cold morning like this? >> bundling up with layers upon layers. >> how many layers have you got on right now? >> enough. [ laughter ] >> reporter: layering up is the trick. that is the best advice. stay indoors or bundle up. what else can we do except wait for the cold snap to break. rob nelson, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> head to abc7ny.com on the web, tablet or smartphone to get the latest alerts any time and pinpoint the temperature in your neighborhood. now to a developing story and a deadly fire in under investigation in queens in the last hour.
victim as 74-year-old mario gumisa. he was found inside of his burning home in riverside drive at white stone. the fire began just before midnight and burned through the home's basement and first floor. the cause of the fire has not been determined. we're expecting more fallout today after the conviction of an nypd officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in brooklyn. officer peter liang held his head in his hands when the guilty verdict was read. the rookie cop fired from his job now and facing more than a decade in jail. "eyewitness news" reporter dray clark is live at the courthouse dray? lori. jurors said it was a tough decision, a decision that took them two days to make. in the end, the verdict was guilty as charged for former nypd police officer peter liang. liang dropped his head after
habits in the shooting death of 28-year-old akai gurley. the shooting happened in november 2014 at the pink houses in brooklyn where liang and his partner were conducting vertical patrols of the stair well of the housing unit. liang, a rookie officer, was startled and recklessly fired his gun into a darkened stair well. a bullet ricocheted off the wall and struck gurley in the chest. gurley was walking down the stairs with a friend. liang said it was a mistake, but the jury did not agree. for people living at the pink houses, word of that guilty verdict among them spread very quickly. >> what's the reason for your gun being out the holster? if you have it out the holster, that means you are ready to shoot. if you are scared, you shouldn't join the force. >> if harmful areas are where you put the rookies, that's where there's going to be problems. that's where people are going to get hurt, people getting killed, and there will be
it's bad that he was situation like that but it's also bad that that boy lost his life. >> reporter: after the guilty verdict yesterday, there are now new calls for the nypd to possibly reconsider and reevaluation so-called vertical patrols in the public housing units across the city. ed mullins, who is with the sergeants benevolence situation had this to say. "commissioner bratton who so often brags on the evolution of policing now needs to suspend the vertical patrols and re- evaluate his policy." meanwhile, peter liang was fired after the guilt verdict yesterday. he is facing the possibility of having to serve up to 15 years in prison. we're live in downtown brooklyn this morning, dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." it's 6:06. in queens a small park remains a crime scene after workers discover possible human bones
have buyers remorse when it comes to president obama's leadership and legacy. some last i heard, we live in a democratic society. last i heard, a united states senator had the right to disagree with the president, including the president who's done such an extraordinary job. >> sanders also pointed out hillary clinton was the only person on the stage who ran against president obama in 2008. republican presidential hopefuls are getting ready for their next debate. that's tomorrow night in south carolina. donald trump, the leader of the new hampshire primary apologized to a crowd in louisiana for using foul language when he repeated an offensive term describing senator ted cruz. several of the gop candidates have events today in south carolina leading up to tomorrow's debate. 6:08. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic. we begin with meteorologist bill evans from the exclusive weather forecast. >> here on the roof, what a
your way. in the distance there, you can see the news copters flying around, planes flying around. all of it's getting going. look at 6:09 as the time. it is cold. it is going to be a cold day. i think it's cold enough actually, but it's going to get colder as we head into the weekend. 16 degrees right now. the winds have died down a little to single numbers. so the windchill is not so harsh. it's plenty cold outside. our front with the frigid air is up in canada right around lake superior. 10:00 temperature 20. 26 at lunchtime. 29 this afternoon should be the high. still below freezing. the wind won't be so harsh until late tonight and tomorrow. at the bus stop, kiddos, after school will be kind of cloudy. breaks of sun and cold 28 degrees. weather then heather every seven minutes. she's got an unauthorized tractor-trailer rig. >> right. somebody's in trouble. >> you must respect her
this tractor-trailer, this is the southern state parkway. let's get right over to our maps. this is the southern state parkway, and it's event app eastbound at central avenue. that tractor-trailer is not allowed on the parkway. metro-north on or close to schedule. going onto the new england thruway, we have that accident. two lanes are closed down as a result. as you head onto route 287 east, there is an accident where two tractor-trailers are involved in that crash. the five-day forecast drive going north from the 70s up to the 90s, we have that construction. check out the delay as you go to the northbound side. you are barely moving without any major problems. then we have a problem as you travel onto route 17 south. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. breaking news right now. just learning new details about
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. it's 6:14 up ins copter 7 has arrived on the scene of a massive fire in new jersey. >> this is incredible, john. >> reporter: ken and lori, you talk about massive, yes. it is massive. several warehouses were involved in this fire. let me just show you around with sky writer 7. first of all, take a look at these tractor-trailers right down here parked at the loading docks. i want to use those as a reference for size. if that's the size of a tractor- trailer, take a look at the volume of area here that is on fire. these are several warehouses. they have in spots burned right to the ground, but they are still smoldering. the fire department says this will continue out here for several days. they've been here all night long fighting the blaze. we saw reports all afternoon yesterday of the smoke being visible. some cases more than 30, 40 miles away. i think we're going to see that again this morning as the wind
towards the southeast. the latest update we got from local authorities is that route 206 is being reopened. the biggest thing that we have right now is that hills borough township schools have been closed for the day. there are localized power outages associated with the fire and localized road closures. so hillsboro township schools will be closed for the day due to the ongoing fire department operations. route 206, a major artery here through the area was shut down all afternoon causing a real traffic headache throughout the afternoon rush our. if i pull this shot out wide, you can make 206 out right here. you can still see fire department activity. the roadway itself runs this direction. that's where you follow 206. that has been reopened this morning, so at least the morning commute will be easier. we'll bring you updates throughout the broadcast. john del giorno, channel 7 "eyewitness news."
the suspect in a machete attack inside of an ohio restaurant is dead after being shot by police. investigators say the man randomly attacked for people last night inside of a restaurant in columbus. he took off and when officers caught up with him, they tried to take him down with a stun gun. the suspect lunged at the officers, and that's when an officer opened fire. the victims are in the hospital. they are expected to be okay. it is unclear what triggered the attack. infamous pharmaceutical executive martin shkreli is making a big offer to kanye west that's sure to make more ennies. he's offering $10 million for exclusive access for his new album. that's five times what he paid to own . wu tang clan's latest. a couple of hours ago he wrote that he's hit his direct message limit and doesn't know if kanye replayed.
on capitol hill dodging questions about his company's aids treatment medicine. he is a brave man, meteorologist bill evans is. >> you know, it is cold enough. this is good, right here, right? it's about 16 degrees here on the upper west side. that number is good enough, but it's going to get colder, windier, and it will be dangerously cold on tomorrow and into sunday. let's take a look outside this morning. we're looking at skies that are clear to partly cloudy. a brisk and cold day. looking at a windy and cold night tonight. it's frigid tomorrow. temperatures will be around 18 and falling during the day. in the seven-day forecast, you will be looking at 19 by the time we get to monday. we start out the day with a temperature of 18 degrees. 45% humidity, the winds are west.
and we will see tuesday of next week. winter's coldest weather so far is this weekend money we can tie a record high or even break that. a 100-year record high starting at 8 degrees around brookhaven. zero over westhampton. always a cold spot. you know these numbers actually by the time we get into the upper 20s may feel quite balmy today at 28 which will be the warmest for a while. we're looking at windchills making it feel like the single digits. so you really need to dress warmly with lots of layers, scarves, and a windchill watch in effect. an advisory. everybody's going to have dangerously cold windchills tomorrow night with 20 or 30 below. the temperatures will be in the upper 20s this afternoon. look at the burst of snow that comes out of the northwest. snow squalls tomorrow morning and bursts of snow. some are late tonight. you could have roadways coated with snow.
into the 20s to 30 miles per hour sustained tomorrow. the gust could go at the coast as high as 40 miles per hour. so check out these windchills down into the single digits by tomorrow morning. look, the windchills drop like a rock to 10, 20, even 30 below up toward monticello as we go overnight saturday into sunday. at the bus stop, kiddos, dress warmly. 17 degrees this morning. we're minus the wind, but it's still brisk and cold and the afternoon high of 28. that might not feel so bad. watch out for the snow squalls to support travel conditions. a coating to an inch is possible. then it's frigid tomorrow. 18 is the temperature in the morning. it'll be down to 2 by the time we get to saturday night. we could tie or break that record high. then we'll be looking at warmer weather by the time we get into next week. there you go. it's going to be brutally cold this weekend. pets indoors, check on your neighbors, medicines. make sure all of the heating
get through it in the next week. >> take it seriously. thank you, bill. you want to take a nice, warm train? you have new jersey transit, long island railroad running on or close to schedule. the souther state east right near exit 13 is prohibitive. right near exit 25, another accident is being cleared away. we have this problem on the new england thruway south of the hutchinson parkway. two lanes are closed down as you go through this spot. then this problem is still with us on 287 eastbound. two tractor-trailersoffed in this crash as you head north with that construction still with us. metered rules are in effect. lori and ken, over to you. a hidden danger on the roads. when it comes to cabs, we'll tell you how officials crack
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this morning, markets in asia are dealing with another day of steep losses. global stocks have been in a flux since the beginning of the year when china's markets, which had been propped up by government buying, plunged dramatically. >> japan's nikkei plunged 5%. the dow jones saw a triple digit log thursday dropping 254 points. nasdaq and s&p also began the day lower. u.s. stock futures, however, are now pointing to a higher open. there's a move to tighten work limits on uber and taxi drivers in the five boroughs. the taxi and limousine commission is compromising to reduce the number of hours those drivers can actually work. right now, cabbie s cannot work more than 12 hours, but the clock restarts when they take a
there are no limits for uber or black car services. whole foods trying a new approach to customers who like a little ink. the whole foods 365 shops could include tattoo parlors right in the store. they are setting to open millennial-focused stores. what do they call whole foods, who el >> yeah. >> adding a juice bar or tattoo shop would attract customersp. >> what was bill muttering before saying i'll take legumes >> sounds good. why not? [ laughter ] you are never more than 10 minutes away from weather, traffic, and bill. >> you are looking at zero. 9 around sussex here. bit. wind in la guardia. windchills are in the single digits here. we're going to be looking at winds that are about west 8, 10 miles per hour.
also a good ride ferries here. today we're going to see over the next several hours temperatures just driving on up into the mid-20s. upper 20s later on in the day will be cold and we'll be looking at sunshine today, 28 the high. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. what's going on out there, heather? >> i'm watching them move this camera around. if you look right over here, here is where the truck is. it looks like a box truck. we have a lot of help on the scene, including a tow truck. this is on the southern state parkway eastbound side right near exit 13. i can tell that you 287 east near exit 9a, that accident is still with us. mass transit is doing okay. alternate side of the street parking rules are suspendedp. news copter 7 is giving us the first look from above of the massive fire in somerset county.
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in breaking news in new jersey, a massive warehouse fire has been raging for more than 15 hours. >> john del giorno is over the scene in news copter 7. john? >> reporter: lori and ken, it really is an overwhelming sight here from the air. we are two dozen feet from hillsborough township new jersey. a warehouse went up in flames off of route 206. the fire began yesterday afternoon. you can see the sheer amount of buildings where some of the warehouses have burned to the ground. if we did show you that is a full sized tractor-trailer. look at all of the fire in the buildings.
no injuries to report, but the fire department obviously is still battling this. the smoke is visible for 20 or daylight. not much of a change from the situation we saw yesterday where smoke was blanketing this entire area. route 206, that was shut for the afternoon rush hour. the good news at least there is morning. that should make the morning commute a little easier. a note here for hillsborough township residents, know. hillsborough weapon schools are closed for the day. there are localized power outages associated with this fire and small street closures. just as a precaution, hills dids borough township schools will stay in touch for today. we are live over hills did borough, i'm john del giorno. >> thank you.
record temperatures. >> by sunday morning, you with ill be waking up to temperatures that feel like 20 below. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> some areas 30 below the real feel. we have a beautiful sunrise and progress right now but our temperature -- everybody okay? 16 degrees is our temperature right now. everything's frozen and breaking. the real feel on staten island, good for you. 2 for la guardia. , 1 around monticello. it will get colder starting late tomorrow. we get bursts of snow and travel could be dangerous tomorrow into tomorrow night. then also into sunday. unfortunately, rob nelson drew the short straw this morning. he is out in this cold in times
i hope you've got all of your layers on. >> oh, believe that. the shortest straw ever. i've lived in new york for six years and i did my best to avoid ever having to buy one of these jackets with the ridiculous fur around it looking like a dogsled but that's all right because i'm warm and toasty. it's all about warmth the next few days. this is the coldest air of the season, and it will only get worse. if you think today's bad, fasten your seat belts. it will get worse. the cold snap means more than just having to dress in layers or potential records falling. it could be downright dangerous. any time the weather drops to 32 degrees or below, new york city issued a code blue weather emergency. we're talking windchills and bill has said all morning that could reach as low as 30 next few days. >> to tell you the truth, it's way better up there. >> reporter: you don't even
you don't look too bundled up. >> no i underestimated you guys' weather temperatures. >> reporter: yeah, only the dudes from canada think this feels normal. it definitely is not. stay indoors if you can and don't come outside unless you are bundled up. when you do come out, keep as much skin covered up as you can. the weather not just cold. it really is potentially dangerous. no matter where you are headed, let's check in with heather for a look at the morning traffic. hey, heather. >> i have to say, rob, that hood of yours looks a little '70sish, like ala farrah fawcett. [ laughter ] >> reporter: hey, girl! >> all right, rob, go get warm. here we go. this is the southern state parkway. we have closure because of this guy right here. this tractor-trailer wandered onto the parkway. let's go right over to our maps and show you where it is. it is the southern state
the tractor-trailer, new jersey transit, long island railroad metro-north running on or close to schedule. bqe accident has been cleared away. as you go onto the fdr drive northbound from the 70s up to the 90s, we still have that construction. you are bumper to bumper. street cleaning rules are suspended. ken, over to you. 6:35. developing right now, police are investigating the shooting death of a teenage boy in brooklyn. police are speaking with two other teens who were there when the 16-year-old was shot. it happened inside of a home on miller avenue in east new york. police are interviewing a woman who may have witnessed a shooting. a gun was found at the scene. attorneys for peter liang say they will appeal the guilty verdict convicting the former cop.
the jury's verdict brings closure to gurley's family. dray? >> reporter: good morning, ken. akai gurley's family left the courthouse very happy but for peter liang, you can imagine the reaction is much different. this morning, he's waking up on the other side of the law, no longer a member. nypd but rather a convicted felon after the jury handed down a decision that could land liang in prison for years. peter liang looked stunned as the guilty verdict was read in court. now convicted of manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of akai gurley, making him the first nypd officer convicted in a police-involved shooting in ten years. the felony means liang faces up to 15 years in prison. >> we support our police officers, but when innocent men are shot and killed through an act of recklessness, we have to hold whoever is responsible accountable.
rookie police officer was the coward in uniform, patrolling the pink houses in brooklyn when he fired his weapon into a darkened stair well after he was startled. the bullet ricocheted off the wall and killed gurley, who was walking down the stairs with a friend. liang claims he fired by mistake but also admitted he fever tried to revive gurley after realizing he had been shot. >> we don't believe the verdict was in accordance with the facts of the law. >> reporter: jurors labored for two days before reaching a verdict. one juror called it a very difficult decision. >> i have family who are police. >> reporter: gurley's family thanked the jury verdict. >> yes, i do think he should go to jail. everyone should go to jail when they make a mistake.
police benevolent association said "this bad verdict will have a chilling effect across the city because it criminalizes a tragic accident." meanwhile, peter liang was also convicted of official misconduct, a misdemeanor. he is scheduled to be sentenced on april 18th facing the possibility of having to serve up to 15 years in prison. dray clark, channel 7 "eyewitness news." eric garner's daughter is putting her support behind presidential hopeful bernie sanders in a new ad. the ad shows erika garner and her daughter in the ad. garner says sanders is a protester who is the only person speaking up for black lives. but she isn't the only family member speaking out when it comes to politics. garner's mother gwen carr is preparing to campaign for sanders' democratic rival hillary clinton. pope francis is on his way to cuba right now for a meeting with the russian orthodox
the pope took off early this morning from rome meant to reconcile the russian orthodox churches after hundreds of years of separation. it'll also help the peace- making in cuba where president obama is expected to travel later this year for a meeting castro. you are never more than seven minutes away from weather and traffic and meteorologist bill evans. everybody. here is a look from our camera looking into the sunrise to the east of the george washington bridge. it is a beautiful morning, beautiful sunrise. it is cold. dress warmly as we look across here from our camera here in east rutherford toward lower manhattan. the winds are out of the west and will continue to be cold today but not nearly as cold as it's going to be. we have this arctic front
very dense. 22 by lunchtime. freezing. actually, that might feel balmy compared to what's coming. kids, after school, temperature about 28. it will be frozen. we'll have cold sunshine. dress warmly with lots of layers. we'll talk about how cold it gets tomorrow as we're talking 20 and 30 degrees below zero for the real feel saturday into sunday. we'll talk about that next. heather's looking at your commute. how's that tractor-trailer doing on the parkway? >> still stuck there. look at this right under this overpass here. we have police activity and flatbed towing there. it is the southern state parkway eastbound near exit 13. again, unauthorized tractor- trailer. you can see that back up as you get through that area on new jersey transit, long island
doing okay. we have alternate side of the street parking rules today. lori, ken, over to you. still ahead on "eyewitness news" this morning, nba star lamar odom turning heads at madison square garden but not on the basketball court. >> new details overnight on how soon we could see a vaccine for the zika virus. >> another live picture over
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we still have that breaking news going on. firefighters still battling a seven-alarm fire. schools in hillsborough are closed because of the fire and smoke. meantime, happening today, we'll learn much more about the death of one of the women found on long island's go go beach. the remains were discovered in 2011, more than a year after she disappeared. police say she drowned. the medical examiner said her cause of death was undetermined. later today a coroner hired by her family plans to release
findings about her death. it will be at least another year before we see large-scale trials of any zika vaccine. that's the world today from the world health organization. the u.n. agency says 15 companies or groups are considered possible participants as it searches for a vaccine. however, any major test of a vaccine is at least 18 months away. former nba star lamar odom made his first public appearance since being found unconscious in a nevada brothel. he was in madison square garden with his estranged wife chloe kardashian and her sisters. chris jenner says odom wanted to attend the show because west and his music were instrumental in his recovery. let's check in now with robin roberts. >> you got it. we'll talk about hillary clinton and bernie sanders going head-to-head.
new hampshire. meanwhile, republicans gearing up for their next showdown. it has been 17 years since the columbine high school shooting. now the mother of one of the killers is breaking her silence, opening up in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer. diane is here live this morning to tell us why she is breaking her silence after 17 years. i know it was great to see lamar odom, i agree. there is bad blood brewing between taylor swift and kanye west. the lyrics in his new song are striking up a negative chord with swift's family and friends. >> yeah, okay. [ laughter ] >> just saying. >> uh-huh. i hear you. >> happy valentine's day. >> happy valentine's day, robin. >> bundle up and stay warm.
>> yeah. it's 6:46. let's get a check on your accuweather forecast. >> bill's outside braving the cold. >> this feels okay. it's winter and what it should feel like. we'll have a sunrise in progress. take a look at our camera here. we're getting over to the wall street area. one world trade, yesterday's high was 31. we're not going to be near that today. we're not even going to be near freezing really much of the day. we'll stay well below that like it's 15. 12 in hauppauge. you tack on a little wind that we have here and the winds are dying down a little bit. it's an 8 to 12 or 13 mile-per- hour wind. it makes it feel like single digits. right there around staten island is 14 degrees. real feel is in the single digits. this of watch, windchill advisory is
the windchills are 30 below zero up around monticello. we have clear skies and we have a decent sunset, too. there ill with be more clouds filtering in on the west. there will be frigid air coming in. temperatures in the upper 20s, clouds starting to build in by sunset. there will be snow squalls that might make for hazardous travel. there could be a coating to an inch in some places. look at the temperatures just dropping as we go into the weekend. after school, kids, it will be very cold. dress in a lot of layers. limit your exposure this weekend. look at the windchills saturday and sunday night. you go north of i-80. it's going to be 30 below for the windchills saturday into sunday. the coldest air of the season so far dropping temperatures 20 degrees below normal temperatures of 30 below. dress in a lot of layers and make sure you've got a scarf.
make sure all of the heating equipment is in good working order because it will get a real test. brisk and cold 28, the warmest day. so it's windy and cold tonight, 15 is the low and windchills just drop overnight getting to 18 early in the morning and then the temperature drops like a rock holiday. then we'll have a low of 2 saturday night. we'll have some sunshine returning on sunday with temperatures 19. valentine's day is sunday, not monday, but you can have it on monday if you'd like it. that's president's day. we love our presidents too. >> there you go. >> all right. step inside before you turn into ace icicle. >> reporter: i'm frozen solid. i took a bite out of my coffee. >> get in mere, bill. mechanical problems downtown with burnside avenue.
with us with the tractor- trailer on the parkway. not supposed to be there. as you head onto the fdr drive north from the 70s to the 90s, we have emergency guardrail repairs from the earlier accident. check out the delay upon the fdr drive. it looks like it's frozen because it's 16 degrees out. that's bumper to bumper volume. lincoln and holland averaging about 15-minute delays. we have alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today. ken, lori? up next, a new health alert for pregnant women taking tylenol and the possible risk to the unborn baby.
. it's 6:53. welcome back. they have found a connection with pregnant women who take tylenol and an increased risk of asthma at age 3 by 13%. researchers say there's no reason to be alarmed, but they urge pregnant mothers to limit the amount of tylenol they take if possible. caught on camera, a firefighter risked his life to go after one of man's best friends inside of a burning home.
the sacramento california fire department. one of that city's bravest walked through until he found a dog heading through the back room. he gave her back to her owners. when we come back, another check on the brutally cold temperatures. >> also, school's canceled in hillsborough township because of this.
6:57. firefighters are on the scene of a massive warehouse fire for 16 hours now. >> we go back to john del giorno in news copter 7 over john? >> reporter: the fire is showing no signs of letting up, although the fire department says it is contained and obviously not under control. let me give you a point of reference. the warehouse complex on fire once looked like this one next door. i'll pull this shot out as wide as we can go. we are at 2,000 feet overhead and this camera still can't capture all of the fires here. it looks like a particularly hot spot being battled by the fire department. i can't even imagine what it's like down there with the temperatures.
the morning commute, and that should make getting around a little easier. hillsboro township schools have been closed for the day due to the ongoing fire department activity. john del giorno, channel 7 "eyewitness news." >> all right, john, we have had this mess on the southern state parkway. it is an unauthorized tractor- trailer. we have a web cam to show you the scene and it's eastbound on the southern state parkway right where that tractor- trailer is still being cleared away. look at the five-day forecast drive. new york side you are bumper to bumper. north from the 70s up to the 90s you have construction. south at 116th, you have emergency guardrail repairs because of the earlier accident that occurred this morning. four trains, mechanical problem downtown express, and then we have the problem on the van
it's 15 minutes inbound lincoln and holland. george washington bridge looks good. happy valentine's day. >> oh, thank you. >> enjoy. >> isn't he thoughtful? >> he gave me chocolate. [ laughter ] >> you've got chocolate? you know, the thing to do is to stay indoors and enjoy the flowers. >> yeah. >> there will be snow showers this evening into tonight. it might make the roadways slippery with snow squalls. tomorrow morning look at that 18 with the temperature dropping like a rock down to 2 tomorrow night. and valentine's day is a cold day as well. presidents day will have cloudy skies and maybe snow and ice. back into the 40s. >> be safe. >> thank you. >> have a good weekend. >> thank you, ken. that's the news for now. i'm ken rosato. >> i'm lori stokes. thanks for starting your morning with us. have a beautiful valentine's
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