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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." emily: flooding forces hotel guests out into the cold. and the cause of that mess could hit homes and businesses across the state. randy: passengers trapped in an airport for hours after weather diverts their flight. the hold-up that had nothing to do with snow and rain. this is ground control to major tom emily: tributes and trophies for music's brightest stars. the big winners at the grammy awards on the eye for this tuesday morning. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: roads are slick out there this morning after last night's snow and rain. the radar is clearing out now, but that could all change by tonight's commute. we have all of that for you this morning.
emily: and i'm emily riemer. cindy, we look at the pictures, the snow and the ice. some place s are in the 50's right now. cindy: south of boston it is 50 degrees right now. we'll all be up in the 50's eventually today. but the concern is the word "eventually" because right now we still have icing problems north and west of the city of boston from the freezing rain we had overnight. it's created an icy glaze. i expect hazardous travel to continue north and west of boston through about 8:00 or 9:00 this. you can see why. temperature in town has jumped up to 35 degrees. notice south of boston it's near 50 degrees. i wanted to go in tighter. marshfield 52. 53 in taunton. as far north as nooraniwood it is 49 degrees but north and west of the city, notice all the 20's locked in tight here around the merrimack valerie up to nashua. back along northern parts of worcester county it's all in the 20's and a thousand feet up at the airport in worcester where this measurement is taken it's 42. at ground level around the worcester area it is still below freezing.
fortunately the steadier precipitation is is lifting now so it's just patches drizzle and freezing drizzle. as this low lifts north ward we're going to get a slug of heavy rain to come on in as strong southerly winds push everybody into the 50's this afternoon. that rain is going to be coming in hardest after noontime here. you can see it approaching around 4:00 in the worcester area. at that time, we're talking about heavy downpours and the potential for damaging winds. so that is the concern as this line moves right during the evening commute into the boston area. it will shift off shore until 9:00 this evening. lots of troubling this morning and for the evening commute as well. let's get you out to the roads though. right now icing still an issue north and west of boston. olessa: we are watching a few problem spots. a live look outside. here is the expressway by the gas tank. this stretch right here just seeing volume starting to build on the northbound side. mainly wet. let's get to the maps and see the rest of your ride as you head north of town. we are watching one accident right over by route 1a on 128 northbound. another accident cleared from
once again entrance, and exit ramps. secondary roadways even parking lots will be very slippery this morning. north of town not too bad at this point. the pikes looks okay. one accident we're still watching. pike eastbound by route 146. a disabled car south of town on 24 north by route 139. trains and buses for now running on schedule. for a closer look at the roads, doug meehan is out there driving them for us this morning. doug: we're on 495 southbound here approaching exit 48 of route 125 for those who know where that is up in bradford. we're start to go see volume build. we've been out here all morning long. i can tell you even though it's still wet, it is still slippery and slick in spots. it is improving. as we're seeing those temperatures rise from first thing this morning got out here at 2:30, we are down to about, oh, gosh, 20 miles per hour, 30 miles per hour. very icy. very dicey. now as those temperatures
the road conditions improve. that's a relative term. we're starting to see more melting as well. that is causing a lot more water on the roadways as well. we'll keep an eye on things for you. in the meantime driving safe on 495 southbound doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily, randy, back to you guys. randy: doug, thank you. right now crews are working to clean up the flooding that forced a popular newton hotel to evacuate. about 250 people removed from the crowne plaza for fear they might get stranded. emily: the eyeopener's sera congi is live in newton with what started all of this. sera: emily and randy, you can still see here this morning that the lights are out in the hotel. firefighters say that a pipe burst in an electrical room last night and that dumped four feet of water on to the floor. they had to cut power to the entire hotel last night and evacuate 12 floors. people were initially taken to a ballroom then transported to other hotels. >> no word about the basement
electrical and causing some problems. >> it's very frustrating because we've been here since 4:30 in the morning from chicago. we just want to get some rest and get some work done. sera: firefighters say the leak was repaired last night. however, they're still dealing with all of that water. there is no timeline yet on when the hotel might reopen. live in newton, sera congi, wcvb newscenter 5. emily: right now they're dealing with a big mess in a revere neighborhood. a thick sheet of ice surrounding homes on arcadia street. the problem-- a tide gate installed several years ago. it's supposed to keep the ocean water out at high tide, but the sub-zero temperatures over the weekend caused the floodgate to freeze open. residents woke up sunday to their properties and street encased in ice and cars frozen in place. for some families it means no access to their crawl space and everything inside. sheri desimone has ice underneath her home as well.
running water because the water has no way to drain through because everything is frozen underneath. emily: residents aren't sure how much damage will be revealed when all of the ice thaws out. right now passengers bound for new york are spending the night in manchester, new hampshire, after their flight had to make an unscheduled stop. the delta plane was headed from the dominican republic to j.f.k. last night. but it was diverted to manchester-boston regional because of weather. passengers had to wait for more than an hour and a half before being allowed off the plane. that's because customs officials had to be brought in from portland, maine. they'll be put on another flight this morning. randy: right now three teenagers and a firefighter are in the hospital after an ice rescue in rhode island. the teens were skating on brickyard pond when they fell through. all three managed to get out of the water. a firefighter fell in as rescue crews responded. they were all evaluated for hypothermia as a precaution. a massachusetts man is dead
slammed into a tree yesterday. he was skiing with his family on burke mountain in vermont. state police say the 58-year-old lost control and went into the woods. he was not wearing a helmet. emily: today the state's fifth medical marijuana dispensary will open its doors. patriot care will host a ribbon-cutting this morning on industrial avenue in lowell. the company plans to open facilities in greenfield and boston later this year. according to the state, there were more than 19,000 medical marijuana patients in massachusetts as of the end of january. somerville is suing over the proposed resort casino planned for neighboring everett. the city's mayor claims the steve wynn project ignored somerville's environmental and health concerns; namely, the congestion and exhaust caused by thousands of additional cars. a wynn spokesman called the lawsuit a purely political move adding traffic concerns are already being addressed. randy: new this morning, a malden police captain is going to court claiming the city blocked his efforts to investigate crimes involving city employees.
of a child at the ymca. captain john amirault, a 31-year-veteran of the force, says he was reassigned when he pushed the cases. a city spokeswoman denied the allegations but said the city hadn't seen the lawsuit yet. lawyers for bill cosby are expected back in a boston courtroom tomorrow. they're looking to set a trial date for the lawsuit over potential financial compensation to the women suing the comedian over rape claims. that trial could happen next february. cosby's insurance company issued him a policy in 2014 that protects against personal injury from defamation, libel, or slander. emily: commitment 2016. republican candidates are locked in a a southern brawl right now ahead of south carolina's primary. jeb bush looking for a boost to his poll numbers with a big-name supporter. older brother george w. bush and his wife laura helped out on the campaign trail yesterday. never mentioning him by name, the former president took jabs at donald trump, saying the country needs a president with
president bush: there seems to be a lot of name-calling going on, but i want to remind you what our good dad told me one time-- labels are for soup cans. trump: the worst attack ever in this country, it was during his presidency. emily: the frontrunner was not impressed. trump also making a couple of threats first about suing ted cruz because he was born in canada. then again hinting at a run as an independent, unhappy about being booed at this weekend's debate. the democrats prepare for their next early-voting state. the nevada caucus is also this weekend. hillary clinton campaigned there yesterday. she'll be in south carolina today. bernie sanders will also hold a town hall in south carolina today. he spent yesterday campaigning in michigan. the democrat primary there is three weeks from today. randy: banking more for your emily: expert advice on building a solid retirement fund, ahead. and a garbage truck takes a steep fall off a highway barely missing a dangerous landing
the disaster spared by just feet. randy: music legends and newcomers celebrate their talent. big winners and key performance from last night's grammy awards. cindy? cindy: and we do have some warmer temperatures on the way as we will continue to watch these readings this morning that are near the freezing mark north and west of boston. climb up into the 50's this afternoon. but icy conditions right now.
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hopefully all the kids in worcester are enjoying a well-earned winter break. emily: and the teachers, too, of course. they certainly deserve it as well. we'd like to see what you're up to. you can still record an eyeopener wake-up call. just go to the front page of wcvb.com and upload it in the u-local section of our website. olessa: those kids are hopefully sleeping in this morning. the roads are not ideal for the buses. cindy: it is school vacation week. it's really tough out there. icing overnight. still lingering in spots this morning. i want to show you what it looks like right now from our worcester camera. you can see it's a little bit iced over. compared to an hour ago, it was solid. the trend is we're thawing the ice this morning but it is going to take a while so through 9:00 this morning, there is a winter weather advisory in effect due to that overnight freezing rain creating icing on the roads, a glaze that is making travel hazardous this morning especially the farther north and west that you get away from the ski of boston. you can see the snow that came through overnight.
two-and-a-half in spots. then we had the freezing rain on top. we're starting to dry out right now. nothing more than patchy drizzle or freezing drizzle for the next few hours. however it is all about the temperatures. notice we have fog this morning. visibility a half a mile worcester and lawrence and beverly a quarter of a mile up in portsmouth this morning. look at these temperatures. boston now 35 degrees. we just climbed above freezing in beverly. you get away from these areas still in the 20's bedford to fitchburg nosh with a orange as well. worcester at the airport 1,000 feet up has climbed to 43. it is colder at ground level down in the center of town. south of boston close to 50 degrees in plymouth this morning. a lot of you were below zero yesterday morning at this time. and now you're running in the 40's. just an incredible turn-around. it will get warmer as this area of low pressure lifts to the north. that strong southerly wind is going to push the temperatures up everywhere so by lunchtime most of us are running close to 50 degrees. we are in the 50's this afternoon looking for a high of
some lower 50's worcester all the way up into southern new hampshire. again it takes a while to get there this morning. so i do have icing concerns threw about 8:00 or 9:00 this morning and then the focus shifts for heavy rain between 4:00 and 8:00 this evening. and the threat for damaging winds as well. we're going to be watching an area of heavy downpours approaching worcester by 4:00 this afternoon and then look at the bad timing. it is moving through greater boston during the evening commute through about 6:00 or 7:00 this evening. at this time can't rule on a rumble of thunder. these heavy downpours should be pushing off shore by 9:00 or so this evening. in terms of the rain, inch an inch-and-a-half of water in a short period of time. certainly going to be concerned with poor drainage flooding out there and ponding on the roads. in addition to that, we've got a high wind warning up through 10:00 tonight near the coastline and a wind advisory farther inland. their winds could gust to 40 miles per hour. they may gust close to 60 miles per hour near the coastline. tonight we dry things out and drop down to near the freezing mark. tomorrow is a dry day, a milder day with some sunshine in the
as that colder air shifts down over the relatively warmer ocean waters, right along the coastline on thursday, there could be some ocean-effect snow showers not expecting much accumulation out of these. otherwise sunshine on thursday. near 30 and then we're in the 30's here too to end the week. wild weather changes still on the way. olessa: absolutely. this morning a little bit of a wild ride for you heading tout door. cindy: watch your step. olessa: absolutely. and your driving as well. here is a check of the pike. this is by allston/brighton. you can see the wet road conditions there there. crews have been trying to get those roads treated in time for this morning's commute. they've been working really hard. if you're heading out right now, you can see the roadways are looking much much better. over to the maps checking out the rest of your ride. a couple problem spots early this morning especially north and west of town. 128 north by route 1a an accident still clearing there. a couple ramp accidents we had early this morning are gone along 128 near route 114. as you travel the pike eastbound so far you're in pretty decent shape.
if you're heading out of worcester this morning. 24 northbound accident and a disabled car by route 139. your trip on the expressway 25 to 30 braintree to boston. trains and buses running on schedule. randy. randy: this could have been much worse. a garbage truck flies off interstate 95 and lands in a park. take a look. police in miami are trying to figure out how this happened. somehow the truck smashed through a guardrail on the elevated highway and plunged 100 feet just barely missing an apartment complex. the truck driver does have serious injuries, but he was the only person hurt. emily: your economy headlines this tuesday. u.s. markets are back open today after taking a break for presidents' day. right now, stock futures are mixed. with no guidance from wall street being closed, asian markets rallied for a second day today. the lobster industry is sending less of its catch to canada as processing grows right here in new england. lobstermen have long sent a
canada for processing, but that trend is slowing down with a booming lobster catch. more local processing plants are allowing fishermen to sell the lobsters, which could mean products may become more affordable. you've heard it before. it's never too early to start thinking about retirement. and experts say there are some important moves that can really help grow that nest egg. first, step up the pace. you should aim to contribute at least 10% more if you got a late start. second, review the fees. since 2012, employers have been required to spell out 401-k fees so there's no reason not to be aware of how big a bite they're taking out of your savings. and finally, get back on track. if you're in your 40's, you might have slowed contributions because of college bills or other spending. don't forget to keep making retirement a priority. music's biggest night celebrated out in los angeles. taylor swift taking home the top prize at the annual grammy awards. randy: and a big win for a local artist. the eyeopener's erika tarantal is here with all the highlights.
erika: that local woman is nantucket's very own meghan trainor. she was nominated for two grammys last year for "all about that bass." last night she took home best she was visibly excited, crying tears of joy. she joked with the audience, saying she was a mess. powerhouse taylor swift won the coveted album of the year again. chris stapleton, the alabama shakes, and the weekend. this is her second grammy award first woman to win it twice for her own albums. lady gaga honoring the late david bowie. her performance, paying tribute in sound and style to the legendary musician. and that got rave reviews. the cast of broadway's smash "hamilton" had an outstanding live performance from the stage in new york. and song of the year went to ed sheeran for "thinking out loud."
how about this? chairs that push themselves in. randy: the smartest seats around in eyepoppers. then new at 6:30. busted pipes could become a big problem today as frozen, broken pipes start to thaw. how to protect your home, ahead. emily: and a woman uses her lottery winnings to help someone else. the generous decision sparking a chain of good deeds. randy: checking out the roads this morning. drive carefully. if you're north of the city. olessa and doug say there are
cindy: it is 6:24 on your if you're just getting ready to head out the door you know we had snow overnight. then a layer of freezing rain on top of that creating an icy glaze. with temperatures near or below freeze rg north and west of town it is very slippery out there this morning. be on guard for that slippery travel. look south of boston. we are running near 50 degrees right now. boston just jumped up to 43. the warmth is coming. we're all going to climb into the 50's here by this afternoon. but heavy rain moves in for the evening commute. there will be gusty winds.
and even some rumbles of thunder so it turns pretty wild here for the evening commute as well. we dry it out tomorrow. still mild in the 40's. cooling it off on thursday. emily. emily: cindy, thank you. just about 6:25. olessa is back with this olessa: this invention is one that's tidying up those lazy offices. self-parking office chairs from nissan. with a single clap, these futuristic chairs magically tuck themselves back into their spots. they're tracked by motion cameras on the walls, and also controlled by wi-fi. but they're not for sale. this is just a stunt to promote the company's intelligent assist parking technology. how about this? broadway for a boston-area couple. >> i can't live life without olessa: an extra special valentine's day for devon and wilson. wayne brady and the cast of
onstage for a surprise and totally emotional proposal after the curtain call. of course, he said yes. emily: really sweet. olessa: isn't that cute? how could he say no with all those lies looking at him. no pressure. randy: our congratulations to derch and wilson. speaking of such things, we're going to have an "eyeopener" team member with her own special moment that occurred on valentine's day. a rhode island mom says she was just trying to get comfortable when the unexpected happened. the simple move that sent her into labor fast. plus researchers think they've homed in on an effective form of workout motivation. and it's not a reward. the concern that gets people
weather. doug: we're on the roads showing you exactly what you'll face for the commute. emily: flooding already causing big problems at businesses around the state. sera: the mess at this hotel and the warning from local plumbers about your home today. randy: and new overnight. an abrupt end to a delta flight strands passengers in new england. why they couldn't get to their destination. on the eye. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." randy: 6:30 on this tuesday morning. we're looking at the turnpike in boston. it has been slowing down some drivers throughout the morning hours. good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm randy price. emily: and i'm emily riemer alongside cindy and olessa. take it easy out there. some spots are slick and icy. temperatures are warming up. cindy: they are warming up fast south of boston right now. when you think back to 24 hours
this right here shows you the difference between right now and 24 hours ago. it is 55 degrees warmer out the door in plymouth this morning compared to yesterday morning at this time. that is crazy. now you can see in boston right now, the sky is beginning to get a little bit brighter. the sun is up officially at 6:40 this morning. and there are some breaks in the clouds. the damage was done overnight from snow and then freezing rain leaving a glaze of ice on everything. where those temperatures are still near or below freezing north and west of town, it's going to stay slippery through about 8:00 or 9:00 this morning. you can see boston is 43. worcester 43 but north of there, 20's to around 30 degrees. merrimack valley northern worcester county these are my concern areas for icing for the next few hours but look to the south. already 53 in taunton. 50 in new bedford. the warmth is coming everywhere. nothing worse than patches of drizzle or freezing dlizzal this morning. the storm itself is to our south and the slug of heavier rain is going to push in this afternoon
everybody is up into the 50's this afternoon. and that rain is going to come in hard, i think, after noontime so the icing concern is gone after about 8:00 or 9:00 this morning but from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. not only heavy downpours but damaging winds as well. this line of storms approaching worcester at 4:00 p.m. moves right toward greater boston during the evening commute. it is off shore by 9:00 p.m. but leaving behind a lot of big puddles out there and damaging wind gusts possibly to 60 miles per hour. so lots to watch today. a very changeable day weatherwise. seeing changes on the roads throughout the morning, olessa. olessa: we're seeing a lot of moisture on the roads now especially north of town. we're seeing a lot of that white stuff when we were driving in. here's a live look at the pike. this is a check at allston/brighton eastbound moving to the top of the screen. you can see still some of that shine on the roadways. secondary streets will be tough as well. entrance, exit ramps is where we've had our accidents this morning. you do want to be careful. let's check out the rest of your ride as you make your way north of town. just cleared an accident by route 1a. 93 southbound stop-and-go
the leverett connector. eastbound on the pike about 20 minutes 495 to 128 and then an accident still clearing by route 146 coming out of worcester. as you head south of town disabled car on route 24 by route 139 northbound. half-hour braintree to boston. for more on the roads doug meehan is driving them for us this morning. doug: hi, olessa. the sign says it all. winter driving advisory in effect. we are in that stop-and-go you were talking about on 9 southbound. we're just about stopped. so volume is increased. the roads are improving considerably. from earlier this morning on the commute. as the melting continues, we're really wet. of course with more cars on the roadways a lot of that slush, a lot of that ice on the major roadways have cleared out. now the off-and-on ramps further north might still be tricky. your secondary roads where they're less treated may be tricky for you.
the mass pike. if you're south of the pike, it's just a regular wet morning commute. take it easy. give yourself a little extra time out there. as you can see myself and thousands of my close friends are on the morning commute this morning. we're live along 93 headed down by commerce way. doug meehan, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily, randy. randy: patience, please, everybody. right now local plumbers are working around the clock flooded with calls about burst pipes. emily: the eyeopener's sera congi is live in newton with the problems there and the expert advice. sera: emily and randy, flooding forced the crowne plaza hotel to evacuate all the guests last night. and plumbers today are expecting a lot more pipe problems with temperatures on the rise. freezing pipes have left many homeowners without water and heat. the pipes most susceptible are those without insulation and close to cold exterior walls. when those pipes freeze, they expand and split but you wouldn't know it until they
plumbers say there are some steps you can take to protect your home. >> the first thing you should know is where the water main shut-off is. always know where that is so you can shut it off in an emergency. you see the water flowing, run for that first thing. shut off your heat. call the plumber. sera: lovett says if you have frozen pipes and have to leave the house, shut the water main off. that way, you can help prevent serious damage. live this morning in newton, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. emily: other stories we're following right now on the eye. passengers bound for new york are spending the night in manchester, new hampshire. the delta plane was headed from the dominican republic to j.f.k. last night. but it was diverted to manchester-boston regional because of weather. randy: a massachusetts man is dead after hitting a tree while skiing in vermont. shirinian varter of watertown was with his family at burke mountain yesterday. state police say the 58-year-old lost control and was not wearing a helmet.
today for the milton teacher killed in a freak crash on i-93 last week. hundreds waited in line in winchester last night during a wake for caitlin clavette. a manhole cover flipped up and crashed through her windshield on friday. randy: new this morning. more than 100 boston municipal employees are driving city-owned vehicles in suburbs around the state according to a new report. "the globe" survey found 106 workers drive those cars to 52 suburbs with taxpayers paying for gas and maintenance. on average, those employees with cars were paid salaries of $190,000 in 2015. emily: paying it forward. a local woman helping a total stranger and setting off a chain of good deeds. sofia andrade won $200 on a scratch ticket. she was at a stop sign in new bedford when she spotted glen williams who has been homeless for three years. when she found out all the local shelters were full, she spent
room for him. williams is overwhelmed by the generosity. >> emotional. i couldn't believe it. emily: sofia's kindness has gone viral. others have come forward to help glen, including a barber who gave him a free haircut. randy: a baby born so fast, dad didn't even wake up in time. emily: the accidental home birth that started with one simple move. and some researchers are now linking heartburn medications to a much bigger problem. the health risk being studied this morning. randy: and ahead in news to go, a sweet moment as the pope continues his visit to mexico. the blessing making a child's
olessa: good morning. welcome back to the "eyeopener." i'm trying to show you some pictures of what's happening right now. there is a 30-minute ride from braintree to boston on the expressway. we're seeing lots of icy conditions out there from the overnight hours. you really want to be careful no matter where you're heading. exit and entrance ramps will be tricky. cindy, later on it will turn to rain. cindy: you've got it.
boston. to the north and west still freezing. look where we head this afternoon though. into the 50's. it's going to come with some heavy rain between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. downpours and can't rule out a rumble of thunder. damaging wind potential as well. tomorrow. we're still mild but turning colder later this week. emily. emily: cindy, thank you so much. a rhode island mother is giving new meaning to "home births" lifetime in her living room. little cameron bren wasn't due for another ten days. but at 3:00 yesterday morning while mom was trying to get comfortable on a living room recliner, cameron decided it was time. without much warning, heather bren delivered her baby on her own on the second push. >> the only thing i could think of is i hope he's going to be okay. as soon as he came out, he cried. i put him right on my chest, wrapped him in my sweat shirt. he snuggled right in to me. emily: dad was sleeping upstairs the whole time. mom and baby were rushed to the
everyone is healthy and happy. randy: big brother looks pretty happy too. keeping a close eye on the roads this morning. doug meehan is on the roads. we'll get an update from him shortly. and eating less might start with making a change in your kitchen. some incentive to tidy up, ahead. plus olessa gets her own eyepopper. her engagement surprise, caught on camera.
emily: just about 6:45. the eyeopener team ready with your news to go. doug is keeping an eye on the road conditions this morning. randy: sera has the clean-up underway at a popular newton hotel and erika is tracking a flight that was diverted to manchester. emily: but first cindy has your forecast. pretty significant differences here. cindy: this is whacky. even for new england. emily: one word for it. cindy: you got it. yesterday it was five in boston and two below in worcester at this time. now it's in the 40's as you're stepping out the door. emily: flood flash. cindy: you've got it. you can see the sky over boston showing breaks in the clouds. the concern is what happened overnight because we had the snow, a couple inches in spots. then we had that sleet and freezing rain. that created an icy glaze on top of everything. where it's not above freezing yet it is very slippery out there this morning. that may linger north and west
or 9:00 this morning. you can see the temperatures are run,the 40's to around 50 degrees south of boston right now. and in worcester we just got up to 45. you can see northern worcester county, the merrimack valley, southern new hampshire. these are the areas where it will take a little bit longer for the temperatures to jump up. you will get in there. in fact, you're heading into the 50's this afternoon. it will take another few hours before those temperatures warm up. please be very careful. this is where we had this afternoon. mid 50's after being below zero quled morning so incredible changes. you can see the radar is quieting down this morning. we have patches of drizzle or freezing drizzle but that's it. up until about noontime we're closer to us. as it does so, warm southerly winds are really going to push those temperatures up. through noontime, not looking at too much happening. 8:00 p.m., that's when the heaviest rain comes in with downpours and the potential for damaging wind gusts as well. it's this line of embedded downpours. could even be a rumble of thunder pushing into the worcester area around 4:00 and
bad timing during the evening commute. by about 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 this morning it is is exiting off the cape. we're quieting things down overnight. the problem is we're going to see an inch maybe an inch-and-a-half of rain in a very short period of time. ponding of the water on the roads and look at this wind gust potentialment h. possibly gusting 50-60 miles per hour along the coastline so a heads-up on that wind threat. we're drying it out tomorrow. still mild in the 40's. we're falling back to near 30 on thursday. let's get you back out to the roads. still icing north and west. olessa: we're still watching a few problems. a live look at the pike by allston/brighton. eastbound to the top of the screen. we do have a few problem spots this morning starting right here. this is eastbound on the pike right over by 290. another accident just cleared away by route 146. we're still watching a car fire here. this is westbound on the pike by the westborough service plaza. your trip right now about 30 minutes 495 to 128. north of town we cleared a couple of accidents right in this stretch of 128 from danvers down to route 1. also as you travel 93 south heavy to the leverett connector. south of town 24 north disabled
and your trip on the expressway 30 to 35 minutes. so far the trains and the buses are doing okay. for more on the roads we'll head out to doug meehan. good morning. doug: good morning, olessa. 128 southbound here approaching route 2 through the lexington-bedford stretch. it is stop-and-go. here is what we're experiencing. lots of wet roads. more of that ice is further north. maybe toward the new hampshire border. we're seeing heavy, dense fog. here is the other thing. here's how you can help at home. we're seeing those sheets of ice and snow come flying off the roofs of cars out here. so take that extra second to get that stuff off because your fellow motorists will appreciate it. we're really start to go see it because the first layer is that ice. and the top layer is the snow. it comes off in one big panel. it's causing problems out here on the roadways. that's it for now out on 128 southbound approaching 4 and 225.
randy: doug, thank you. among the problems this morning a hotel evacuated in newton. emily: the eye's sera congi is live outside the crowne plaza with the flooding clean-up this morning. sera: emily and randy, if you sera: emily and randy, if you take the mass pike, you know this hotel well. this morning you'll notice it is in the dark. power was shut off after a pipe burst last night which flooded the electrical room in basement with four feet of water. all 12 floors were evacuated. about 250 people had to leave. at first they were sent to the ball room, but then they had to be transported to other hotels. firefighters say the leak has been repaired. however, they're still dealing with all of that water so it's unclear at this point when the hotel will reopen. live in newton this morning, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. erika: it was an unexpected night in new hampshire for a plane full of passengers diverted away from new york's j.f.k. airport. the delta flight from the dominican republic had to change course last night. a delta spokesperson confirming
problems all day monday due to weather and manchester was the fastest solution. after a long wait on the plane and then in the airport, the airline ultimately put the passengers up in hotels. they take off for new york this morning. today the state's fifth medical marijuana dispensary will open its doors. patriot care will host a ribbon-cutting this morning on industrial avenue in lowell. the company plans to open facilities in greenfield and boston later this year. according to the state, there were more than 19,000 medical marijuana patients in massachusetts as of the end of january. randy: a shrewsbury firefighter accused of inappropriately touching his children's 15-year-old babysitter will be in court today. according to court papers, the alleged assault happened in the firefighter's auburn home. sean bohdiewicz will be arraigned in worcester district court. breaking overnight russia denying claims that the country's warplanes bombed a hospital in northern syria.
dozens more wounded in yesterday's attack in aleppo. the raids come just days after russia and other world powers agreed on a ceasefire to allow the delivery of humanitarian aid. emily: pope francis continues his five-day trip in mexico. today, he'll head into the heart of the drug-trafficking industry to meet with young people on the drug-trade and gang violence. yesterday, the pontiff celebrated mass in three native languages. while there, he invited a child bound to a wheelchair up onto the platform and blessed the boy. randy: new concerns about widely-used heartburn drugs. they may increase your risk of dementia. researchers looked at people 75 and older who took drugs like prilosec, nexium, and prevacid. those patients had a 44% higher chance of getting dementia. doctors are still trying to figure you why. emily: looking for more fitness motivation? look to your wallet. researchers have found that paying a fine may help you make it to the gym. they took two groups of exercisers-- one got paid if they met their fitness goal.
grammy for best new artist. randy: the boston symphony orchestra also coming up big last night. the group won for best opera recording. it's the seventh grammy for the orchestra and the first for its music director, andris nelson. emily: the little boy who gained national fame with his "bump out cancer" campaign after fist-bumping bruins players turns 10 today. and instead of celebrating himself, liam fitzgerald is teaming up with the b's again to help kids in need. instead of presents, liam wants everyone to donate new pajamas to the bruins' p.j. drive to support cradles to crayons. the drive runs through march 15. what a really nice gesture. randy: he's been doing a lot of good things. olessa: thank you, guys. good morning, everybody. a live look outside the roads not the best condition this morning. here's a check of the pike. by allston/brighton eastbound moving to the top of the screen. this stretch looks okay. we've been watching problems across the area. if you're making your way west of that camera shot we're still watching a crash on the pike eastbound on 290.
by the service plaza. if you're heading that way one lane is closed. it's about 30 minutes out to 128. north of town not too bad right now. then as you travel south we have the heavy delays on the expressway. 30-35 braintree to boston. trains and buses though are running on schedule. cindy, it's getting warmer though. cindy: it is. slowly but surely. you can see the radar is quieting down right now. nothing more than patches of drizzle or freezing drizzle. to the north and west, we have that winter weather advisory up through 9:00 this morning. that overnight freezing rain creating that icy glaze. until these temperatures come up, it's going to take a while to get of. west of town. notice from orange to lawrence to beverly, visibility is under a mile. not an issue in boston right now where the temperature has jumped up to 43 degrees. morning. so quite a turn-around here. we've got temperatures south of town close to 50 degrees. plymouth down to the cape. worcester even 45 but it's to the north and west that we're still near or below freezing. it had take the next few hours
by noontime most areas are near 50 degrees. you're in the 50's this afternoon as this storm lifts up to our west. it is bringing in that warmer air on a strengthening southerly wind. you can see here the radar going to be fairly quiet through about noontime. nothing more than a spot shower. as we get to about 4:00 to 8:00 this afternoon, heavy rain and damaging winds. that's the concern as this area of downpours approaches the worcester area at 4:00 p.m. and then closes in on the boston area during the evening commute. can't even rule out a rumble of thunder. this is all shifting off shore by about 9:00 this evening. wind could gust 50-60 miles per hour along the coastline as through. reason. we're going to cool things off gradually over the next few days. still mild tomorrow. it looks like a really nice wednesday with sunshine mid 40's and a few ocean-effect snow showers possible on thursday. saturday the potential for flurries or showers for everyone. no more big storms.
we want to share a little news. olessa gotten gauged this weekend. we're all very excited about it. olessa: i'm still processing that. randy: now we're seeing how her financee joe popped the question. olessa: he's going to kill me. >> do me the honor of being my wife. emily: so cute. you can take the ring. olessa: i wouldn't take the ring. i didn't know what i was supposed to do. randy: take the ring. put it on. olessa: can i just point out, you know this was a surprise because i'm wearing the fashion statement of the century. i'm going to show this to my kids hopefully one day. that's my financee joe. that was right after. cindy: you were covered in a
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