tv Eyewitness News This Morning ABC February 16, 2016 4:30am-6:00am EST
this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato. heather o'rourke with traffic. and bill evans with the accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, it's 4:30 and power problems in grand central. the busy terminal thrown into darkness and we are there for the race to get full service back on track. >> the snow and icy conditions are gone, but roads remain slick and sloppy and we are tracking heavy rain. >> super bowl backlash, for and against beyonce. >> and touching tributes takes center stage at the grammys. >> good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. it's tuesday, february 16. we have some school delays,
the bottom of your screen. >> meteorologist, bill evans. >> good morning, we have some slushy sidewalks and streets. wind on the way that is going to be me early afternoon. 47 degrees right now our normal high temperature is 41 to 42. 46 north port. those are the spots where the temperature is just below freezing. our rain is pushed off to the north and we have a coastal flood advisory for long island and this winter weather advisory, and down to our south, you see there's no rain. rain is pushed off to the north. look way down south and that's where some very heavy rains will be coming our way today and that rain could create flooding and the other part of this rain is right here that will cause a lot of flooding issues midday, early afternoon,
we could have some 40 to 60- mile an hour wind gusts this afternoon. weather and traffic together going? >> long island railroad, metro down. 4 and 5 trains, track work at 149th street. to a trains, trackwork, no trains between euclid avenue. now this should all be cleared away by 5:00a. we have 280, route 80 east, exit 47. route 3 east at ridge road. some conditions out there are very dangerous. you want to give yourself a lot of extra time. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> thank you, it's 4:32. service disruptions at grand central terminal.
outage that left most of the terminal in the latest on this commuter alert. dre. >> good morning. the goal is to get the power fully restored by the morning rush. the doors here at grand central terminal are locked while workers are making repairs. it was quite a scene here at grand central terminal yesterday morning at around 9:30 when the entire lower level lost power as well as other parts of the building. trains were diverted to the upper level and more than 100 businesses and vendors also lost power. people were at a loss trying to figure out what exactly was happening. a spokesperson says a 6-inch pipe burst causing 18 inches of water to flood a vault that holds electrical equipment for the building. >> i saw black dust over there
i said wow. >> something is not right. >> yeah. was. >> this happened on a holiday because we don't have a rush hour of service. >> yeah, and that certainly happening yesterday. the fact it was a holiday. meanwhile, despite the serious power outage yesterday, the mta reported no major delays to metro north trains and they are also saying this morning, though customers should expect 20 or 30 minute delays to get things up and running. they are in the process of getting those repairs and get things close to normal as possible to avoid any frustration and confusion for customers. we're live from grand central terminal, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> dangerous driving conditions are slowing the morning rush. roads throughout the tristate area are slippery from all the
eyewitness news reporter is in territown with more for us. >> reporter: we can't urge people enough to be so careful out there on the roadway today. if you are headed back after the long weekend. we should also point out we are hearing about more and more closures and delays. if you think you're headed out, you may want to check on that. i want to show you what drivers are up against. you can see what i'm standing in. it's a really slushy, slippy mix. you want to be careful. this is route 9. you can see where it's mostly clear. it is, however, slick, and there are a number of trouble spots that you want to watch out for. last night's weather made for icy conditions on the roads in harrison, a driver lost control, a pickup truck traveled up on to a wall. it happened around midnight. the driver made it out and is expected to be okay. the accident happened on grove street near the intersection of west street. while it's unclear what caused the wreck, the area was very,
and a large tree branch actually came down. it happened at the corner of croten lake road. the branch took a few power lines with it. power has since been restored. this morning in westchester county, one man described the roads as quite the obstacle. >> definitely four-wheel drive conditions. icy, slushy, slick, slide downhills. >> and again, if you are heading out this morning, you do want to take it slow and use caution. channel 7 eyewitness news. >> mallory, thank you. it was a slow go for rush hour drivers hitting roads in connecticut. an inch of snow, coated black ice making it difficult to stay in your lane. after rush hour, it was stop and go to bumper with tow trucks standing by just in case. and plows did their job trying to keep the streets clear, but
through the ice that coated the roads. stay ahead of severe weather, in your neighborhood, down load our free alaska accutrack. >> time is 4:37. a 16-inch water main break caused a huge mess. it happened last night on cedar street. the roads flooded with a foot of water shutting off water service to many residents. most of the city does have the water back on, but they may be isolated. crews are working around the clock to repair the break. >> in brooklyn, a man is dead after getting into a dispute with a female restaurant worker in sunset park. police say the woman stabbed 41- year-old john john jang several times in front of his restaurant on 8th avenue.
he was pronounced dead at the hospital. >> 4:38. antibeyonce protesters are gearing up for a rally today outside the nfl headquarters. the protest is inspired by the singer's super bowl halftime performance. the group proud of the blues claim beyonce pulled a race stunt. a rally supported beyonce. both rallies are expected to begin at 8:00 this morning. >> it's 4:38. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> here we go. we're going to take a look from our corner of the hood on the upper west side. 66th street. west 66th, and we're going to be looking at wet streets. little intersections. they redid the intersections and the water still ponds there. got to come up with a better answer. see the puddles on the corners? you got this all around the five burros and looking at some low visibility starting to
warm air surging up, the fog can be an issue this morning. i'll show you visibilities coming up. 47 degrees right now. rain is pushed off to the north. wind surging up with the warm air that will create the fog. the rain we're talking about here is down here around the tidelands of virginia. in the outer banks and all that comes up starting around 11:00 to noontime. it's cloudy, we'll get a break in the action, you'll need your rain gear. heavy, wind swept rain this afternoon, wind gusts 40 miles an hour. maybe even 60 right at the coast and this will wind down about 5:00 or 6:00. we'll talk more about the rest of the week and nice weather headed your way after this day that is windy and rainy. you'll be talking about the throughway this morning. >> you can see the conditions very, very slushy or as the security guard called it, crunchy. we'll talk about what is
you have an accident. then you have another accident on the new york state throughway south near exit 16. we have new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. metro north, dre clark is on the scene with power problems on the lower level of grand central. and metro north is expecting 30 minute delays. hopefully that will not be a problem. newburg suspended because of the icing conditions. we have some trackwork on the subways expected to be cleared by 5:00 a.m. our street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. the man charged with stabbing and killing his girlfriend and two of her children is expected michael sikes pleading not murder. police say he stabbedded and killed rebecca cutler. daughter. third child, a two-year-old >> 4:41.
the former new jersey woman accused of killing her young son more than two decades ago. jury selection is set for tomorrow. she is charged with killing five-year-old timothy wilsy. he disappeared from a carnival in 1991. his body found nearly a year later. today the judge meets with both sides to resolve some outstanding issues. >> a long island mom heads to court charged with driving drunk with her young daughters in her car. violating the law. her suv rear ended a car yesterday morning. her daughters 8 and 10 years of age, along with the children's ten-year-old friend were in her vehicle. nobody got hurt. airline passengers are heading from the sunny dominican republic, their airline was diverted to manchester, new hampshire, last night. flight 144 had been scheduled to arrive at kennedy airport
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mcdavid in northwest florida. the tornadoes knocked out power, but no injuries to report. the tornadoes are part of a large winter storm system that simply clobbered the eastern u.s. with snow and sleet and strong winds and rain. all after that arctic blast over the weekend. >> from the south to the northwest where rescuers save add driver who got stranded in high water, 79-year-old man was driving to work. rescuers gave the man a safe road back to dry land in a raft. he was cold and wet, but otherwise just fine. all right, it is 4:45. let's check in with meteorologist, bill evans. >> here's our camera on a roof looking toward the park. we are going to see rain that comes in today that will be quite on the heavy side. so be ready for that. the rain will start around midday today and we're looking at enough rain that could create some flooding. you see visibilities pretty good. visibilities around a half mile
so that will come and go this morning. our temperature, 48 degrees. the humidity 86%. the wind will be a south, southeast wind gusting up to 35. 40, even at the coast, maybe 60 miles per hour. the barometer is falling. yesterday's high, 33. a chilly day, normal highs 42. snow showers yesterday, but we're way warmer to start the day today. it's 52. 49 towns river. 47 around sayerville. up to the north, 34, and the temperatures are warming more every hour. ten mile an hour wind in the park out of the south, southeast. this is pumping up the warm air coming up from the south. so we have a couple advisories. particularly later on this afternoon, could be a flooding problem. this morning and this afternoon across long island. that's because of the southeast wind. winter weather advisory is going to cancel itself out at 7:00 this morning because of freezing rain and the snow is
next batch of rain is pushed to the south. that gets here around midday. you'll see at 7:00, we're at 48. 51 by 10:00. and then here comes the rain. right around 11:00 noontime, southwest to northeast. look how heavy it is at 2:00. 3:00, right after school, 4:00, very heavy. and then gone by 7:00. even 7:00 tonight, look at the temperatures are in the mid and upper 40s and to start the day tomorrow, we're back into the upper 30s, which is above normal for this time of the year. expected rain fall in spots will be over an inch. bridge port, over an inch and a half. this will create flooding along the i-95 corridor there from bridgeport to newark to the turnpike. milder rain tonight, flooding is possible. 55 for the high. cloudy tonight, and breezy with 35 and then tomorrow we're looking at a much better day in which we'll see clouds and sunshine and chilly air moves
but you know, that's still right at normal. normal is about 42. 41, 42, somewhere in there. and then you see the weekend. we're at 53 on saturday and 50 on sunday. a very nice weekend. it is coming up. the snow will be gone. >> yay. >> be gone with you, snow. >> that looks great. >> the weekend looks great. hang on and get through today. you need all your rain gear. bricks on the ankles. >> that's right. that sounds like misery to me. >> it's a good movie. >> be careful walking as you take the 4 and 5 trains. we have track work downtown express. to 15th street. then we are looking at the new york throughway right near exit 13, that's an accident being cleared away. north at route 100 with another collision.
we have the belt parkway east, that's another collision. new jersey transit, long island railroad running on or close to schedule. 30 minute delays because the lower level of grand central may stay closed down. we have dre clark on the scene. suspended because of the icing conditions on the river. so they are suspended until that ice melts. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken. over to you. >> all right, thanks so much, heather. a wakeup call about the dangers of sleeping with your cell phone. the nypd's precinct tweeted these pictures. make sure the aftermath of a cell phone that overheated was apparently under somebody's pillow while they were asleep. >> wow. it's 4:49 and ben and jerry's is famous for its ice cream. now it's putting a different spin on its desert. a frozen treat that is vegan
dairy, eggs, or honey. experts have been working on the formula for almost three years. four flavors are going to get a vegan version. chocolate fudge brownie and bw and cookies. it does not include any cream. ben and jerry's is naming it nondairy frozen desert. a gas glitch allowed some drivers to fill their tanks for pennys per gallon. the computer glitch dropped prices in toledo, ohio. that prompted a neighboring station to drop its prices as well. the extra low pricing lasts about three hours before they said hey, we're not going to make any money this way. they brought it all back to normal. >> wow. but if you were one of those lucky ones. >> okay, 4:50.
dealers thank you for helping protect our children. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. i'm meteorologist, bill evans, and this area of rain is coming to us later on today. this will be here about midday. the ice and freezing rain is pushed off to the north. that's gone. but this big batch of rain is going to create a lot of problems later on today. you'll be aware of that heavy rain gear today. and some of the visibilities are low here this morning. we're looking at a half mile visibility at white plains and this is coming and going. 2-mile visibility. half mile morristown. be on the lookout for that. problems on the belt parkway, heather says. >> this is true. bell parkway going eastbound, exit 5. you have this accident here. as you come off the bridge, you may encounter a delay. we're looking at the new york state throughway heading southbound. another accident being cleared. new jersey transit on or close.
have at least 30 minute delays today because the lower level of grand central is shut down because of the power problems that they've been having since yesterday. dre clark will have more than that. track work at 149th street. 149th to 125th street. but that should be taken care of by 5:00 a.m. we do have our street cleaning rules back in effect for today. ken, over to you. >> heather, thank you. we are learning the mta is putting tablets in the hands of its station agents. the agency is starting a pilot program that will have workers out of booths and interacting directly with strap hangers. give passengers travel and other information. the pilot program would take place at 4:00 stations. the big buzz this morning is all about music's biggest night. >> electrifying performances
highlighted the grammy awards. wow, lady gaga extending a tribute to the late david bowie. she channeled the legend of ziggy as she ran through his hits, including let's dance, changes, and heros. >> another memorable tribute. the rendition of take it easy. >> and taylor swift will open the show, was a triple winner. her best selling 1989 album brought the singer her second grammy win for album of the year. but kendrick walked away with five grammys. tops for the night, and delivered an electrifying performance.
>> at 4:57, just ahead this morning, the potentially dangerous driving conditions across the region as snow fell across the area last night and turned to slush and ice. we're live up in westchester county with a look at how conditions are affecting folks right now. >> 4:57, and police are searching for a killer in brooklyn after a double shooting, this is just in the last hour. we received new information on the victims. >> and you know them, you can't live without them. bill evans is tracking not snow, but very heavy rain and lots of wind that is headed for us. he's timing it all out in the exclusive accuweather forecast. channel 7 eyewitness news this morning for your tuesday is
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this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic. and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, it's 5:00 a.m. and accuweather alert is in effect with a slippy, slushy morning commute ahead. this is one of the accidents we came across in westchester county overnight. >> and commuters will also pack their patience with delays expected today after big power problems. the part of the terminal in the dark. >> and drivers won't have it much easier in other parts of the tristate either. watch out for fog and we are timing it out heavy rain moving our way. this is a live look at the new jersey turnpike in elizabeth. >> and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> and i'm ken rosato. there are dozens of school
the weather conditions. we are scrolling those along the bottom of the screen and abc7ny. >> take a look at what my ride looked like from my dash cam. patches of black ice. that car to the right of me, in front, had a big chunk of ice fly off and drivers dodging salt spreaders. >> and you should have wiped off your hood also. >> you're right. >> it's the law. >> i'm sorry. lori is right. >> it's 5:01. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. but nice video. >> when you say the word wiped out, i wiped out in front of my building this morning. >> really? >> coffee in one hand, bag on one shoulder, bag on the other shoulder, wrong shoes, terrible move. wiped out. north and west i wiped out. take a look outside this morning. anybody have advil?
midtown south. low cloud cover and some fog. this is the evidence of this, 48 degrees to start your day. it is really warm. even 31 to 34 is warm to start the day. white plains 45. we are looking at a coastal flood advisory for eastern suffolk and the south shore. this winter weather advisory will expire because the snow, ice, and rain pushed north of i- 84. the next baff of rain is right there in western virginia and down around north carolina. that's heavy rain that comes to us by midday. 11:00, heavy rain and wind this afternoon. that will taper off. we'll have flooding rains later on. the ice from the weekend, all that cold creating problems at the ferry terminals and on the river. >> along the newberg beacon ferries, they are suspended because of the icing conditions. they will not run until the ice melts. new jersey transit is on time. grand central, the lower level of grand central station
metro north may experience up to 30 minute delays. dre clark will have more about that. right at the george washington bridge. you have an accident, all lanes are closed down. you have a minor delay at the george washington bridge. the lincoln and the holland and i can show you this camera and show you how things look on the george washington bridge. not a bad ride for you. you want to take it really slowly this morning as you head out the door walking and driving. street cleaning rules are in effect. lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. as heather just mentioned, the roads are slick and they are slushy. crews have been working all night. eyewitness news reporter is live in terrytown westchester county with the conditions. >> good morning, crews have been working all night long. there's a lot to deal with. the rain continues to fall this morning. this is what is on the road. you can see here just a layer of ice on top of slush. this is what road crews and people out driving this morning
if you take a look at the driveway here. this entry way, a slushy, rainy mix, certainly something you would want to use caution if you were driving over. roadways. others. you want to be careful out there. last night, crews were out prepping the roads in white plains. salt spreaders and plows were put to work. it was a very similar scene in our experience driving here this morning was that the roads are wet. some spots better than others. you're going to want to use caution if you do find yourself out there this morning. if you take a look here, this is another good indication of what crews are dealing with. you can actually see on this bush here, it's just, again, a layer of ice on top of slush. that. a lot of schools are out for winter break.
as well as delays. if you do think you're heading out, you certainly want to take a good look at that on our website. for now, valerie mallory huff. >> after president's day power outage left part of strand central terminal in the dark. dre clark is important with more information for riders this morning. >> reporter: the doors are still locked here at grand central terminal. no one going inside and certainly no one coming out. crews are inside on the lower level trying to get power fully restored before the morning rush kicks in. now grand central terminal lost power yesterday morning at around 9:30. the entire lower level was completely in the dark as well as other parts of the building. also, more than 100 businesses lost power as now customers initially had no
naturally it frightened a lot of them. a 6-inch pipe burst and that caused about 18 inches of water to flood a vault that holds a very important electrical equipment that provides a fee for the entire building. again, crews now in the process of trying to get that portion of the lower level, that area cleaned up, which would allow the power to be fully restored. now because yesterday was the holiday, president's day, there were fewer trains in operation and fewer customers here at grand central terminal. so that certainly cut down on the level of chaos here. also despite the significant power outage, there were no major delays for metro north. however, this morning, the mta warning customers to expect, anticipate about delays for 20 or 30 minutes. just in case they may experience some problems here. part of the problem on the lower level is there's very low light because of the power outage.
the power restored and make sure those lights are completely back on, they are expecting things to go smooth this morning. just in case, they are warning customers to anticipate and expect anywhere between a 20 or 30 minute delay. we're live at grand central terminal this morning, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, dre, thank you. new information this morning on a deadly double shooting. we first told you about. two men were shot and one killed outside a home on east 56th street. the man who died has been identified as 33-year-old gary walker. police say that he was shot in the head. the other person, a 31-year-old man was shot in the back. he's recovering at the hospital. it's really sad, you know, i hate to know something like this happened on my block, you know. i hope it never happens again. >> they've had shootings a few blocks over, but this is the first time i'm aware it has something right here.
in a dispute with as many as three other men prior to the shooting and no arrests have been made. 5:08. sources say an armed suspect caught on camera waving a gun on the street admitted to being on drugs before he was shot by police. surveillance video showing him acting erratically. officers were flagged down by witnesses who said the man was firing the gun and pointing it at drivers. police say the suspect was shot in the shoulder after he refused to drop his weapon. >> hillary clinton will be in new york city to meet with al sharpton. yesterday, the democratic presidential contender spent the day campaigning in nevada. clinton is now canvassing state and south carolina ahead of primaries in both states. looking for wins after a big loss in new hampshire. former president bill clinton will host a rally in south carolina this afternoon. clinton's democratic challenger, bernie sanders, has a busy day ahead as well.
he starts today in michigan with a leaders breakfast, and south carolina for a town hall meeting and tonight, he's going to host a rally in atlanta, georgia. sanders spoke to a large crowd of auto workers in michigan last night trying to build national momentum after his victory in new hampshire. he stuck to family themes and familiar themes. a livable wage, healthcare reform, and making college tuition affordable. >> 5:09. as for the republicans, front as for the republicans, front runner, donald trump is going after fellow gop candidate, threatening to sue him over negative political ads. >> i think he's a very unstable guy. i must tell you one thing, i have never, ever, met a person that lies more than ted cruz. >> i'm ted cruz. >> in south carolina, trump demanded he retract lies. challenging the texas senator's eligibility to serve in the
trump has two rallies scheduled for today. and less than a week to go, jeb bush will spend the day in the state after getting a boost from his older brother and his wife, laura, made a pair of campaign stops. we need somebody who can take a positive message across the country. >> former first lady looks amazing. >> yeah, she does. it's 5:10. and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> this morning we have a lot of warm air, creating some visibility issues right there. we're talking about that, a moment ago, we could see the top of the empire state building. now not only can we not see that, we cannot see lower manhattan. the fog will come and go with this warm air that is at 48 degrees and a southerly wind that is pumping up the moisture. pushed the rain off to the north. the rain is down here in western sections of virginia and headed in through the
they will come right on up to us today and that will get here around 11:00. it is racing northward. and your rain gear, you need the light rain jacket, the right shoes because it is slushy out this morning by midday. wind gusts are going to be picking up. the winds are from 50 to maybe 45 to 60-mile an hour gusts at the coast and the rain should wind down around 6:00. then we have some really nice weather to talk about for the rest of the week. weather and traffic together every seven minutes on route 4. >> that's right, you can see behind me, this is route 4 your way to get to the george washington bridge and everything closed down. right at the george washington bridge. you have that accident all lanes are shut down. one, if you want to take the ferries across the river, suspended because of the icing conditions. new jersey transit is on time. long island railroad doing okay. grand central could expect delays.
welcome back. new jersey governor is preparing to get his first major speech since suspending his campaign for the presidential nomination. governor cristie will deliver his second to last budget address today. he may address funding state worker pension plans. the new jersey legislature is controlled by democrats. cristie's term in office runs through 2017. >> and also happening today, mayor bill de blasio heads to brooklyn to discuss plans for a new light rail system.
that is one of the neighborhoods set to be served by the brooklyn queens light rail system. travel 16 miles all on the east river. the $2.5 billion system will be completed in 2024. meteorologist bill evans is forecast. >> we need a glass -- very nice. our buildings are much more beautiful. >> i have to say, we have more to look at. now, a moment ago, i showed you the empire state building was not there, now it's back. now you can see down to one world trade. with the winds bouncing our cameras around brings the camera back. really warm. high humidity. normal high is 42. normal low is 29. we should be around 28 degrees, and we're not. starting out way warmer than that.
and the snow yesterday in central park, now we're going to be looking at what will be light rain and fog for this morning commute. heavy rain, gus ties winds build midday into the afternoon. right on through the weekend, just got to get through today. 49 in west hampton. 48 around brookhaven. you go to the north, should be 28 here in the park to about 18 here to the north to maybe 15, so you see we are running way warmer than that. a southerly wind coming up, pumping up this moisture. pumping up the warm air, creating the fog also. visibilities are coming and going. 4 miles now, and up toward monticello. .3. newburg is improved to 2 miles. this fog will be an issue. so will be coastal flooding with the southeast wind coming in.
so what we're watching is this next batch to the south. that will come right up this morning. again, if you're really the city west by 11:00. hudson river west by 11:00 and see on our future cast, heavy rain 2:00 through 3:00, and then gone in the city by 6:00. east of the hudson river and long island gone by 7:00, 8:00 tonight. there you go. temperatures will be way warm. when the rain starts, we're at 53 in the park. holding on to the 50s and tonight's temperatures are into the 40s. we'll be warm. heavy rain, flooding possible. we're going to be at 55 degrees. it's cloudy, breezy, 35 tonight and tomorrow is a nice day. normal high, 42. a pretty sunset. we're at 45. your seven-day forecast, a little cooler air filters in thursday. friday we're at 40. and then you'll see we've got temperatures right around 53
going to be a nice weekend coming up. really nice. >> that's awesome. that means we have to figure out something to do. i say let's go to coney island. >> we've done that before. >> yeah, that will be a great way to kick it off. >> the polar bear club. >> living that now. >> that's right. >> let's go over here and talk about mass transit in case you want to take a train to work. long island railroad on or close. you can expect up to 30 minute delays at grand central terminal because the lower level remains closed down. washington bridge. closed down. minor delays at the bridge. that has been cleared away. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori, over to you. >> heather, thank you. still ahead, eyewitness this morning, another historic move in cuba. the approval of the first u.s.
madison square garden. lucy took home the top spot for the hound group. annabell into the number one pick for the nonsport group, and panda quickly pranced her way. this is the 140th westminster dog show. >> and what is your favorite type of dog at the big show? go to our facebook page, let us know at abc7ny. >> you know, i'm sensitive toward pomeranians for some reason. it's 5:22 and you're never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. here's your poodle guy right now. >> well, you know, we are partial to one, the sames, they had their big day yesterday at westminster. we'll have the winner this morning at 6:15 right here on this very fine news broadcast.
rain to our south is coming up. you will have rain about 11:00 today that will be heavy. 47 around bridge port to islip. 48 in the park here. so, with a little bit o a southerly wind coming up here, a little bit of a northeasterly wind here and a high humidity, it's going to be a warm morning. winds south at 17. you're taking the ferries back and forth. there's an issue with the ice and heather can tell you more about that. weather and traffic together every seven minutes. >> this is route 4 behind me. this accident is being cleared away. it's route 4, grand central, eastbound right at the george washington bridge. we have that accident. we had all lanes closed down. some cars are getting through. minor delays, george washington bridge, construction cleared. then, as you move across the span of the george washington bridge, you have a very good ride. no major problems to report as you can see. we are also keeping our eye on
the lower level remains closed. metro north, however, is saying that it is open, so that may mean that they are expecting to open that very shortly. we have dre clark on the scene. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. lori and ken, over to you. >> 5:24. still ahead, if diamonds are for ever, there's a big chunk of eternity right there. this giant rock is as big as a credit card. >> wow. remember, you can get the forecast any time right at your fingertips. down load our free accutrack
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and salt & vinegar. wow! wow! how did you do that?! i can see through the blindfold. [ male announcer ] pringles! now, new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news this morning. an accuweather alert in effect with slush and ice on the roads and sidewalks. you're going to need to take your time during the morning commute. >> and the fog won't make things much easier this morning. don't leave home without your umbrella, because we're just a few hours away from heavy rain. >> and if you thought of taking a train and thinking that would be a snap, a commuter alert is in effect for riders that rely on metro north trains. there could be delays at grand central terminal. good morning, i'm ken rosato. >> thanks for starting your morning with us, it's tuesday, february 16. >> we have school delays,
the bottom of your screen. >> and this was the scene in westchester county early this morning. a car lost control and went up on to a wall in harrison. no one was seriously hurt, but it does highlight some of the problems on the roads this morning. >> you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. >> here we go. we're taking a look at fog. we have warm air, temperatures in the 40 40s this morning. 48 is your 5:00 a.m. temperature and likely to be closer to 50. 34 and newark and the warm air keeps surging up. so those areas will be warming up. tom's river is at 52 already. spots. morris town at .3. so is monticello. this is the evidence of the warm air. around the high tides with the southeast wind, there will be coastal flood advisory with the tides running a foot and a half
the rain will affect us next. it will be coming to us around 11:00. 45, maybe 60 miles per hour at the coast. that's going to be rough. have all your rain gear and be ready for that. flooding on roadways right after lunchtime. weather and traffic together, heather has all kinds of issue with the mass transit. >> we have been e-mailing and he just told me grand central terminal is completely reopened. the doors were locked all morning long. they are open. they are allowing people in. dre clark will be along in a moment to let you know what you can expect. long island railroad, new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. also route 4 east at the george washington bridge. we have this very dig accident being cleared away. all lanes continue to be closed down. minor delay, lincoln and holland are doing just fine. here is the george washington bridge, as you come across the span, not a bad ride for you.
show you how things look as you try to travel on route 4 eastbound. this is where that closure is, nobody is getting by. our street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken. over to you. >> heather, thank you. as heather mentioned, people are being told to expect delays, however, that may change. because the power problems had left people in the dark on the lower level. eyewitness news reporter with some new information, right, that riders will now find out about. tell us this new information, dre. >> good morning, ken. they started unlocking the doors at grand central terminal. i had a chance to go inside the terminal and was immediately told that the power has been fully restored. grand central terminal is open and fully operational. that lower level that was completely in the dark yesterday, well the lights are now back on. this is how it looked yesterday morning at around 9:30 when grand central terminal lost power.
of the terminal that went completely dark and more than 100 stores that lost power. some trains had to be diverted because of the loss of power on the lower level and because yesterday was a holiday, president's day, there were fewer trains in operation and fewer customers at the terminal. now the caws cause of the -- causing 18 inches of water to flood a vault that houses electrical equipment that powers the building. so they had to go ahead and get that water out of there and then repair the equipment. they have been able to do that. they've been working all night long and the goal was to try and get everything back up and running before the morning rush and it seemed as if they have done that. back here live outside grand central terminal. they have told customers to anticipate 15 to 20 minute
i'm told right now that's not an issue. however, it's a fluid situation that could change. right now, there are no delays posted on the boards. grand central terminal back in business, so to speak. the power is back on, crews successfully making their deadline and getting everything turned back on before the morning rush kicks into high gear. reporting live, dre clark, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> good news there, dre, thank you. work crews are doing what they can to get ahead of icy conditions this morning. >> and despite that, we have seen some accidents to the north and west. eyewitness news reporter is in terrytown westchester county with more for us. mallory. >> reporter: good morning. quite frankly, there's a lot to deal with out here. take the sidewalk that i'm standing on right now. you're walking along. it feels okay, you think everything is fine and then you find yourself on a really slushy, slick spot. if you look behind me, you can
slushy mix of just the rain that has been coming down throughout the morning, almost a little bit of ice on top of slush and then if you look here at route 9. crews are making their way along here. you think things are fine and then you find yourself in a potentially tight spot. so you want to be careful on the roads. and last night's weather made for icy conditions. in harrison, a driver lost control, a pickup truck traveled up on to a wall. it happened around midnight. the driver is expected to be okay. the accident happened on grove street near the intersection of west street. while it's unclear what caused that wreck, the area was very icy at the time. and a large tree branch came down. it happened at the corner of croten lake road. the branch took a few power lines with it. 300 customers lost power for a few hours. power has since been restored. this morning in westchester
roads as quite the obstacle. >> definitely four-drive conditions. icy, slick, slide downhills. >> a lot of schools are off this week for a winter break. others have opted for delays and closures. if you think you're headed out after the lang long weekend, you may want to make sure on our website. conditions are questionable. you may hit an icy spot. be careful on the roads and take it slow. channel 7 eyewitness news. >> all right, mallory. thank you. 5:37. developing right now, man is dead after getting into an argument with a woman who works at his sister's restaurant. police say that the woman stabbed 41-year-old, gian yang several times last night in front of the restaurant at 8th avenue. he was pronounced dead at the hospital. a woman is now in custody. >> the man charged with
girlfriend is expected back in court in staten island today. michael pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder. police say he stabbed and killed rebecca cutler, her 19 month old daughter and their 4 month old daughter. a third child, a two-year-old did survive five stab wounds. she remains in critical condition. >> 5:38. and a long island mother heads to court charged with driving drunk with her young daughters in the car. barbra is accused of violating landro's law. her suv rear ended a car yesterday morning. her daughters 8 and 10 years old, along with the children's ten-year-old friend, were in her vehicle. no one was hurt. 5:38. you are never more than 7 minutes away from weather and traffic. bill evans on the accuweather forecast. >> we have some clouds, some fog. warm temperatures, you see the school delays posted for the slush that is around and all
with temperatures warming and the rain that is on the way for midday and afternoon. so that rain is down to our south. it is down here racing northward. it will be in d.c., all that rain comes up the coast at 11:00 today. noontime, and into the afternoon. the temperature just keeps rising. 8:00 temperature 49. 54 at noon. 55 this afternoon. but, you have to be careful with the wind, because the wind gust could be gusting to 40, even 60 miles an hour at the coast. the rain will be gone by 6:00 tonight. and then we're off to the races for nice weather. and even into the weekend, which we'll talk about next. weather every ten minutes. i see flashing blue lights. >> it's a mess on route 4. you don't want to go on to the eastbound side of route 4. let's head over to our maps and i'll tell you why it is closed eastbound near the george washington bridge. that accident still being cleared away. the lower level of grand central terminal has been
we are expecting a normal commute with metro north. we will keep our eye on that. new jersey transit doing okay, and route 78 right between exits 48 and 49, an accident, so all lanes are subject to closure. again, it's pretty dangerous. you want to take your time. street cleaning rules are in effect for today. ken and lori, over to you. >> it's 5:40. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, a battle brewing over beyonce. why protesters are set to clash over the super star singer in just a few hours. >> plus, music's big night.
she appeared to show support of the black lives matter movement. the group, proud of the blues, claims that beyonce pulled add race baiting stunt. a dualing rally is when in support of beyonce, and her song, formation. both rallies are expected to begin at 8:00 a.m. >> time is 5:43. the big buzz is about music's biggest night. >> tributes to fallen stars highlighted. the 58th grammy awards. lady gaga performed an extended tribute to the late david bowie at the staples center. she channeled the legend of ziggy as she ran through his
and let's dance, changes, and heros. [ music ] and then another memorable tribute. the eagles and jackson brown got together to remember the late glenn frey with a rendition of take it easy. >> taylor swift who opened the show was a triple winner. her best selling album brought the second her second win. but kendrick walked away with five grammys. delivered with some are calling the most powerful performance of the night. >> all right, it is 5:44. let's check in with meteorologist, bill evans. >> did you hear taylor swift's acceptance speech? she socked it to them. >> she did. he who has no name in that one. >> there you go. >> but we know who he is. >> yes, we do. >> we'll take a look at what's going on here around times square.
this fog for a few more hours. visibilities are not good in several places. we're looking at the high number yesterday of 33. we're starting at 48. 53 by the time we get to midday. 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. we had an inch and 4 tenths of snow in central park. we're going to have this slick travel this morning, particularly north and this is north of i-80 where you see the temperatures still around freezing here and you have these issues, but the warm air has surged all the way to white plains. it's 13 degrees colder. 35 in newark. it's 52 at tom's river. 12-mile per hour winds at white plains. 18 around jfk. that southerly wind pushing in here is carrying this warm air up the hudson river valley. morristown reports 1 mile
basically improving visibilities as woe g we go through the morning. eastern suffolk county could experience high tides and tides will run a foot and a half above normal. in western virginia and northern north carolina. and that will keep moving northward. so our future cast show this rain rolling in here, western hudson river valley, 11:00 today, very heavy, 2:00, 3:00, fortunately there's not school this week. winter vacation. after school will be a real mess for buses and traveling anywhere around. heavy rain will start to wind down about 6:00. temperatures will be way warm. we're looking at 52, 56 as we get to midday. everybody is in the 50s. warm air surging up and over us with the rain and then
you see in our future cast, the rain fall. there could be an inch of rain in a lot of spots. an inch and a half toward bridge port. the wind gust, this is the sustained winds going up to 25, 30, and there could be wind gusts to 40. saturday and sunday, 53 to 50 degrees. windy, milder heavy rain midday into the afternoon. breezy tonight, 35, we're looking at clouds and sunshine tomorrow. 45 degrees. your accuweather seven-day forecast, we're looking at that wind and rain today and in some sunshine. as i was talking about, that rain with the wind. gusts to 25, 30 miles per hour. some of the guidance is showing a 60-mile an hour wind for the day today at the coast. just have to be on the lookout for that. that could knock down some trees and power lines and things, create some problems during that rain. you might want to plan on being indoors today at that time and the weekend looks great.
>> there you go. >> it's a great looking weekend coming up. >> super. >> just got to get through today. >> okay. thank you, bill. >> heather, how are things looking? >> it has been closed down for awhile now. but you can see they are allowing one lane of traffic to get by. this is an accident on route 4. there's the fuel spill. let's go over to our maps. route 4 east. look at that one. grand central terminal. lower level has been reopened. new jersey transit running on or close to schedule. parking rules are in effect nor today. ken and lori, over to you. >> thank you, heather. still ahead on eyewitness news this morning, ben and jerry's is going from cream to coconut milk. >> i just filled my whole gas tank for 26 cents. >> love that.
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everywhere in the country. >> ben and jerry's partnered to certify its nondairy, does not include any animal products. so, is it healthier? the new treats are slightly lower in fat and calories and in some cases, have less sugar. it's 5:52. in war, there is collateral wars. battle started by accident. the computer glitch caused prices to fall to 19 cents a gallon. a station across the street responded on purpose and the fight was on. much to the delight of customers. >> i just filled my whole gas tank from empty for 26 cents. so she gave me $5, i have to go get my change. that's too funny. >> that's a happy man. the rock bottom prices lasted three hours.
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what do you have going on on route 4? >> this is right at the george washington bridge, all lanes remain closed down. accident, fuel spill, a ton of delays. plus, some activity on the westbound side. we'll head over to our maps and we have grand central terminal, lower level open. long island role road doing okay, and look at all these accidents. 78 east, the express lanes are closed down. you have an accident, 24 east at exit 8 in summit, another collision. our street cleaning rules are in effect. ken, over to you. >> thank you, 5:56. a tornado touch down caught on camera in florida. just one of the tornadoes that hit florida's panhandle and mississippi as well. destroying more than a dozen homes. one tornado tore through mcdavid. the tornado knocked out power to tens and thousands of customers. schools are closed in that region today. >> and closing in on 6:00, just
this is new york's number one news. channel 7 eyewitness news with lori stokes and ken rosato, heather o'rourke with traffic. and bill evans with the exclusive accuweather forecast. now, eyewitness news this morning. good morning, it's 6:00. metro north riders left in the dark at grand central terminal. a broken pipe leading to a power outage.
the work they can do. >> first, an accuweather alert. it's going to be a messy drive and you'll need to take your umbrella. and good morning, i'm lori stokes. >> dozens of schools had delayed starts because of the weather. >> and a travel advisory has been issued for the five borrows, mayor bill de blasio warning all new yorkers to be careful and give yourself plenty of time to get to where you need to go. >> the status of trains at grand central. >> and a start with bill evans and your accuweather forecast. >> west 66th street and clonal bus avenue, we have slushy streets and sidewalks. and we have that to start your day. warm temperatures, 48 degrees. the other part of this is the