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you made it happe a. >> sara: what's next for the presidential candidates as they head to south carolina. >> reporter: results of the primaries are in and voters are waking up to that news. we will bring are you he fwrangs the red arrow diner live. complete news coverage starts right now. this is the fox25 morning news. >> gene: good morning, everybody, thank you for joining ounce this wednesday morning. february 10 february 10. hope your morning is you off to a great start, i am gene lavanchy. >> and i am sara underwood. following breaking crashes this morning, but snow in the forecast again, and it is winter. meteorologist shiri spear joins us from the fox25 storm tracker weather center, and shiri is day. >> skaertd throughout the day. not going to be snowing at all times, butal all times, we will have radar showing some of these snow showers. now it is just light stuff toward milford and northbridge. another batch spencer, oxford. this is moving toward the worcester area as some flurries,
it is also going to fill in for the south coast and parts of the falmouth and vineyards areas as well. teens and 20s will do it as well teens and 20s will do it as well. chilly as you wake up by 8 a.m. only 27 in boston. we still have teens in the suburbs. we also got that steadier snow that will be pushing into, say, central massachusetts, parts of southern new hampshire. fills in for the boston area for lunchtime today and through the afternoon that on and off snow, and even snow squalls at 32 to 36 degrees. i am going to break down the morning commute and what exactly you should be prepared for coming up. but right now get you over to julie grauert with live drive time traffic this morning. julie, you are tracking several accidents. >> julie: yes, very serious accidents we are following for you this morning, shiri. on route 1 northbound in saugus near lynn fells parkway. two far right lanes blocking. just had that left lane of northbound traffic getting by. you can even see southbound traffic slowing down a bit as people slow down to see what is going on.
of the residual delays. otherwise things looking pretty good on the expressway as you head from the furnace brook park head from the furnace brook parkway to columbia road. let you know off closure on route 18, closed between 158. 24 minutes on the pike. 23 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 25 minutes on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. gene and sara, back to you. >> gene: all right, julie. as we have been reporting, several deadly crashes that are breaking right now. video from route 128 from the blue hills reservation. two people have been killed. pictures from the scene. police were called there before 1:30 and found a mercedes on fire. sources tell our reporter that three people were in a -- we don't have any ages. they were driving toward boston before hitting a tree and flipping over and bursting into flames. baseball cards were found scattered on the road.
and taken to a boston hospital. we take you there live. route 128 has opened, reopened in the last 15 minutes. traffic is being rerouted. a lot of questions to be answered at the scene. a live report coming up in 30 minutes. another person has died this morning in a rollover crash in saugus on route 1 north near the home depot. police say that a western was thrown from that car. the road down to one lane right now as crews clear the scene. julie grauert keeping an eye on how all of this will affect your morning commute. and also break and also breaking this morning. fire fighters on the roof of a spouse fire in pitchburg. one person was killed. >> gene: fire fighters got there just before midnight and the names had already taken over the house. jessica reyes is live on the scene. jess, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, gene. some fire crews are still here this morning, but some have left at this point. it all happened at this home on
in the past hour, we have seen crews going through the home. at 5 a.m., we told you they had been looking for a car. this morning. we know some of them have been taking photos inside over the past 60 minutes as well. the fear chief did confirm a short while ago that one western was killed and two people are now in the hospital this morning. we have video of crews fighting the flames that was taken just after midnight when the fire broke out. you can see them on the roof minutes before finally getting them out. the chief i had that was a bit tough fire to fight because it did move throughout house so quickly. not clear where it started but worst of the damage on the second floor in the back of the home. crews have left the scene but the main objective what sparked this fire. they will continue to do that over the next few hours. another live report in just an hour.
in the race for president, a record turnout pushes outsiders to victory in the new hampshire primary. you saw the results live here on fox25 last night. and these are the numbers. vermont senator bernie sanders cruising to victory over former secretary of state hillary clinton in the democratic primary. sanders earned 60% of the vote to 38% for clinton. for the republicans, donald trump takes the win with 35% of the vote and ohio governor john kasich may be the big winner finish. iowa senator ted cruz took third place and for trump, the win was the first on the campaign trail, and in the victory speech, he pulled no bunches when talking about his goals for america. >> we are going to >> we are going to winning again >> we are going to winning again, and we are going again, and we are going win so much, you are going to be so happy. we are going to make america so great again. >> reporter: today, trump will take his campaign to clemson
the site of the next republican primary in just ten days. ohio governor john kasich now has serious momentum score has serious momentum scoring a surprise second-place finish. he held 110 town halls across the state leading up to last night's vote. his performance shakes up the battle between fellow candidates marco rubio and jeb bush. kasich attributes his success who his relentless campaign and positive nature of his campaign. >> we never went negative because we have more good to sell than to spend our time being critical with somebody else. >> sara: kasich claimed 16% of the gop vote and walked away with three delegates. he will hold a town hall in south carolina. bernie sanders is trying to use his victory in new hampshire to gain momentum in the rest of the country. he went to new york to try to win the endorsement of reverend al sharpton.
supporters in concord for the record voter turnout but he warned that his campaign could face more attacks because of his success. >> they are throwing everything at me except the kitchen sink, and i have the feeling that kitchen sink is coming pretty soon as well. >> gene: moments before the speech, senator sanders took time to play basketball with his grandchildren in concord for the victory rally. this morning hillary clinton this morning hillary clinton's campaign is looking ahead to the upcoming primaries and caucuses that the secretary of state believed she was in better position to win in the southern states which win in march. last night she conceded quickly in new hampshire that is and told supporters that she plans to re-evaluate the message she is sending to voters. >> i know i have work it do particularly with young people. even if they are not supports me now, i support them. >> gene: today clinton will
mexico city for a series of fundraisers and meetings. third-place winner ted cruz tweeting overnight he is heading to south carolina. meanwhile, new jersey governor chris christie is not going there taking time regroup. christie trailed the front runner coming in 6th behind marco rubio. awaiting the official final tally to decide what he will do next. despite coming in fourth place, jeb bush said he will move forward to south carolina. he claims that 11% of last night's vote compared to 3% in iowa. he says new hampshire voters are reset the republican base. his brother, former president george w. bush will join him on the campaign trail next week. new hampshire sets the stage as the presidential candidates move on. fox25's catherine parrotta getting the p lurks se of the people from the famous red arrow
rate rate late night for people here. people waking up -- staying up all night as part of the primary are just leaving now. notable people sat in this. president obama, phil, phillips and rudy giuliani. donald trump the winner on the republican side and bernie sanders on the democratic side. we have been speaking with people and a lot of people are telling us they are not necessarily surprised by the way the primary went. they did anticipate those two candidates were coming on top. speaking to people and people out working as part of the primary. i spoke with one man who was out the door. he has been up doing production work and doing that leading up to the primary. he is going home to finally get some sleep but i did had him about his reaction to the results and this is what he said results and this is what he said. take a listen. >> what is your outcome. >> not surprised.
pleased will let's say it that way. >> reporter: are you relieved that the whole primary is over. do you finally get some rest. >> for meet primary isn't over because i have a primary on march 1. >> reporter: will be starting all over again for him. but this morning we will be at the red arrow diner waiting to get information on that. catherine parrotta, fox25 morning news. stay with fox25 throughout the morning for continuing coverage of the new hampshire primary results. we will be following the latest developments every day as we get closer to super tuesday -- hey, sara, how are you. >> sara: doing great. >> gene: election day is november. an unruly passenger forces a flight from boston to make an unscheduled stop in colorado. a passenger who claimed she was on board the flight posted this video on social media that appears to show a pen getting arrested and bre m where he
they said the flight was diverted to denver late last night. a short time later, the flight continued on to san diego and landed at around 2:00 this morning. this morning, two of the three black box data recorders have been at the site of a deadly train crash in germany. ten people died when two trains slammed head on to each other yesterday. dozens more were rushed to local hospitals, and investigators are trying to determine why an automatic breaking system that is designed to prevent trains from colliding did not stop the trains before they crashed. each train was traveling at more than 60 miles per hour at the time of the crash. we track traffic and weather together every ten minutes and skyfox is now over one of those deadly accidents. this is the one on route 1 northbound right before lynn fell parkway. a car that is still rolled over and several police officers on scene. two right hand lanes of those northbound lanes are blocked right now. i will have a look at your drive
>> shiri: i will tell you what, the kids, parents, teachers headed out the door off to school. temperatures in the teens, still about 17 at 7 a.m. 21 degrees at 8 a.m., and we have flurries moving in. we will show you when to plan around bursts of heavier snow next. the mbta cop who was nearly killed in the watertown shootout is retiring from the line of duty. coming up at 6:30, what he says is forcing him to step down and the big life change that is on the way. good morning, i am daniel miller. right now that cruise ship caught in a terrifying ocean storm is on its way back to worth. coming up, we will hear from a
how welcome at 6:15. meteorologist shiri spear here. and check out the mass pike from westborough over to auburn after the worcester area, back through spencer and charlton right now. we do have some of those lighter snow showers. we also have some flurries down across southeastern massachusetts toward the new bedford area. this is moving toward boston by later this morning. i am going to break it down for you and track it for you in just a couple of minutes. for now, back to you, guys. it is video that will make you seasick. a cruise ship sails right into the path of a hurricane-strength storm forcing passengers to take shelter in their cabins as giant waves hit the boat for hours. tonight, that ship is expected
and fox25's daniel miller has reaction from -- reaction from a new england coverage that is on board right now. >> yes, sara. that cruise ship is expected to dock at its home port in new jersey. it is near the outer banks. a local couple on board say they are happy to be alive. cranston couple scott and shannon are on royal caribbean's anthem at the sea. the video of what it looks like for passengers going viral. the ship goes right into a powerful storm off the coast of the carolinas. at some point the ship was battling 100-mile-per-hour winds and 30-foot waves crashing. pots broken and chairs turned over and parts of the ceiling fell down. the horge s described the moments in the middle of the storm. >> started off pretty much rain, a little bit of wind, it wasn't that bad. and it rapidly intensified and around 3:00, they asked us to go back into our state rooms, and
there. >> daniel: they watched the super bowl and drank wine as the storm raged outside their window. they said the crew and the captain did a great job keeping everyone calm. even checking up on people in their cabins. lawmakers said the ship's captain knew for days that the storm was forming. the captain said the storm was worse than what was forecasted. in the newsroom, daniel miller, fox25. an airline is apologizing for keeping a man off the flight because of had is clothing. the indian-american actor was flying from new mexico to his home in new york. he was told he could not board because he refused to take off his turban. as a sihk, it is a required piece of clothing. he accepts the airline's apology but thinks there needs to be a discussion about the situation. the city council in ferguson the city council in ferguson, missouri has approved an agreement with the u.s. justice department in the wake of race rights. the police department shot and
killed an unarmed teenager in 2014. now all police officers will go through bias awareness training. the feds in the city could not agree on pay levels for police officers and staffing levels at the jail. late last night, the department of justice civil rights division said altering the agreement just delays the process. good wednesday morning. it is now 6:18 on what has been a real challenge, deadly morning on the roads so far. here is one of those deadly accidents. skyfox over it on route 1 northbound right before lynn fell parkway. still have that car off to the side. it haven't been towed away yet, and we have two right lanes blocked in the northbound lanes. as we shift over to the expressway, new accident on the expressway northbound right before granite avenue. that will start to -- that will force your drive times to increase. 17 minutes on route 1 from 12 toll -- 128 to the tobin. 30 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. 38 from 495 to the leverett connector.
joining us now and shiri, you want to make sure that people are compared for what could be afternoon. >> those snow calls with are those brief but heavy bursts of snow, and the problem is visibility drops dramatically and quick accumulation and that is the main concern around snow. snow will add up to a coating to two numbers, so this is a pretty mild storm in the scope of things. more flurries in the forecast tomorrow, and then for the weekend, my goodness, 20 to 25 degrees below average. it is going to feel like winter. it is going to look like winter. it will be bitterly cold. coldest you have seen so far this winter. this is where the storm stands. it is inching its way up across the providence rhode island area over to new bedford, nil for falmouth. light stuff initial legal same for the worcester area along and south of the mass pike back through springfield. we do have light snow out there, but as this comes in, and it rolls toward boston by late morning around 10 a.m., we will see some of those snow calls
have the potential for a couple of towns and cities seeing accumulation by noontime today tampa 27 degrees the temperature right now. your best bet for a snow squall is 2 p.m. i have to step in and say i am expecting light snow in the hour surrounding this from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., be on the ready for snow where you live, especially you worcester where we already have the flakes flying. 21 degrees. we have light snow in place, and we have that risk of snow all the way through 6:00 today. temperatures, though, just above freezing. that means that a lot of the snow is going to be able to stick to the grass a little bit better than those you main treated roadways this afternoon. so although we have some squalls in the forecast, i -- i see the biggest problem with those really being visibility as opposed to accumulation on the roadways. course this make it into the mid- to upper 30s. a coating to 2 inch widespread today and you can see scattered snow showers really filling in and those pops of heavier snow
the evening commute ending by 8:00 this evening. tomorrow, we have some flurries around with temperatures getting up to around 30 degrees. 24 and partly sunny. sunday you will wake up to zero with a high of 17. in just a few, i will break down the bitterly cold wind chills expected over the weekend. back over to you. new details in the case of bullying caught on camera. a front-end loader nearly runs over a man. the three separate investigations are under way. politics -- this big piggy
hearts are made for sharing. spread some sweetness with dunkin' donuts' cookie dough and brownie batter donuts. too sweet not to share. america runs on dunkin'. primary brought out more than just voters to the polls. come look at this, a 650 come look at this, a 650-pound pig showed up at the polls in pelham. she escaped from a nearby farm and walked half a mile to the new hampshire primary precinct at the high school. robert goulston talked to the pig's owner. report who do you think the police vote for. >> my friend said trump. owner. he said he thought the pig was
>> oh, no way. the big is smart. >> sara: pelham police said thing. >> i feisty and is back in her pig. no one was hurt. that is one big pig, you guys. >> gene: really bringing home the bacon, a lot of it too. video of a 4-year-old boy getting attention after the primaries. see why he tells his mom that he is crying. >> and mama didn't vote for hillary clinton? oh, okay [crying] >> gene: that is aidan manchester's mom said no -- no she did not vote for hillary clinton. he wanted another vote for hillary and he cried all the way home. >> julie: somebody was a little tired. >> gene: wee wee wee all the way home. >> julie: the pig theme.
colorful presidential candidate is out of the race. remember this guy? his name was first on the ballot. he finished fourth with .1% of the vote. just marginally less than former governor of maryland martin o'malley with .2%. 50 people voted for a man whose issue was free ponies for all americans. >> gene: people who loved ponies. no one could be happy with the outcome of the primary of bernie sanders except make for this guy. he stole the show getting down just before sanders came out to deliver his ring isry speech. we posted this video on the social media page and has everyone talking. head over to facebook and twit head over to facebook and twitter to check it out and share that if would you like. shiri, one of those comments said, is that gene? >> shiri: it did. i replied. is nothing. last year we already had 77 inches of snow. now we are playing catch-up with about 23 inches. how much extra to expect today
is the fox25 morning news. and now at 6:30, flurries making their way through central massachusetts on its way to boston and the afternoon could mean more shoveling certainly road conditions will be a little slippery out there. we have already seen that this morning. we have many a deadly accident to report. so be very, very careful out there this morning. >> sara: i thought it was interesting the amount of snow we are seeing so far is nothing like what we saw last winter. >> shiri: the snow totals with this storm system not that impressive either. the problem is when you have those quick bursts of heavy snow visibility is reduced. quick accumulation and results are slippery travel from time to time today. what we are seeing right is now fairly flight and around the boston area. you are looking good in and out of boston 27 degrees with just the clouds now. but headed out to framingham, we have the first of those flakes moving in, wrentham moving well. the stretch of snow toward
are temperatures really in the teens there and really another batch of snow from attleboro down to new bedford. marian and in the vineyard. not expecting much but snow squalls through the lunchtime hour as well. everybody is at risk. temperatures are just above freeze freezing so there will be some melting on the roadways as well where we have some wet as oppose where we have some wet as opposed to white roads. i will have more in just a moment but julie is tracking traffic. a rough morning so far. >> julie: it has and we are getting started with the volume that begins to accumulate around 6:30. a new accident on the expressway right off on the shoulder in the northbound lanes. new accident as well, 93 northbound southbound, two lanes blocked right now -- excuse me as i fall at mystic avenue. a live look at this accident in saugus. two right lanes still blocked. still very slow going. a -- the northbound lanes. we typically see high pressure in the southbound lanes but
contributing to already slow conditions. here are those live drive times. 21 minutes on route 1 from 128 to the tobin. 32 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the exit to the pike. gene and sara, back to you. we continue to follow breaking news in quincy where it was a deadly night on the roads. video from quincy where two people were killed when this mercedes flipped over and burst into flames. a. >> sara: a crash was so bad that car parts were thrown across the roadway. fox25's michael henrich live on route 28 where that road just reopened in the last hour, michael. >> reporter: route 28 did open shortly after our last report, about 45 minutes ago. you can see the normal morning commute going by here at this point. but this comes after that crash claims the lives of two people who a source described to me as young. >> reporter: fire cruise rushed to help, but it was too late,
away, and the mercedes so badly burned it still smolders three hours after the crash. mass state police say two people were killed right there on the spot. on route 128 in quincy between 9 on route 128 in quincy between 93 and chicktaba road around 1 93 and chicktaba road around 1:30 this morning. with baseball cards spread out across the pavement, a source tells me three young people were riding north when the car hit a snow bank and a tree then flipped over and burst into flames. the cleanup and investigation closed route 28 for four hours. after a tragic loss of life on what is known as a dangerous stretch of road. state police say a third person in the car the survivor was taken to a boston hospital. i am working to get an update on how he is doing at this point in the morning. i am also working to find out how the car initially lost control. and i will bring you those updates as soon as i get them.
border. michael henrich, fox25 news. another bad crash overnight. this one in abington. police say car crashed into a pole and flipped over on bedford street. also route 18. this happened just after 4 a.m. they are asking drivers to avoid this area. and take a look at where this is. the scene is active, and police say the road will be closed from randolph street to the weymouth line. they expect it to be closed until about 10:00. and we are also following breaking news out of fitchburg. we have been following this throughout the morning. we learned that one person was killed at a house fire on walton street. fire fighters pulled two other people out of the home just after midnight. right now they are at local hospitals, and unclear how serious their injuries may be. at 6:00, we saw fire fighters going through the rubble with flash. lights. we will go back to that scene in 30 minutes. and in the race for president, a record turnout pushes outsiders to victory in the new hampshire primary. you saw the results live here on
and these are the numbers vermont senator bernie sanders cruise cruising to victory over former secretary of state hillary clinton in the democratic primary. sanders earned 60% of the vote to 38% for clinton. for the republicans, donald trump takes the win with 35% of the votes. but ohio governor john kasich may be the big winner with a surprise second-place finish. iowa winner senator ted cruz took third place. . and for kasich coming in second felt more like winning the primary. >> you made it happen. you made it happen. you made it happen. >> gene: he put in a lot of work across the granite state holding 06 town hall meetings across new hampshire leading into last night's vote. he said it is more than that. he said his campaign is special. >> there is magic in the ware this campaign, because we don't see it as just another campaign. we see this as an opportunity
us, to be involved in something bigger than our own lives. >> kasich's win shapes up the battle between fellow republican candidates marco rubio and jeb bush. kasich one of the big talkers this morning as new hampshire voters reflect on a primary that will go down in history. fox25's catherine parrotta is live in the red arrow diner in manchester we are politics is always on the menu, good morning, catherine. >> reporter: good morning, gene. absolutely. a lot of people who have been here in the early morning hours have gone home because they were involved inform working for the primary in some way, right now i am here with norm. as a voter we are talking about reaction to who won the primary last night and tell me what you thought about it? >> well, i wasn't surprised that clinton lost. and i can't say that i am not happy about it, but i was -- i wasn't surprised that trump won either. i voted for cruz myself, and i -- i think it is going to be hard for him to get beat, but we
south, but kasich was kind of a surprise. >> reporter: tell me that. what do think about that? >> i know he is the governor of ohio, but i -- i don't really know what -- i should -- out of all of them, but he is the one i know the least about, but i -- i picked cruz. and -- because i think he is -- you know, i think he is the person that went to the senate and did what he said he was going to do. so hopefully even though he is not a very likable person that would do well as a president. >> reporter: when it comes to november, who are the two names for republicans and democrats. >> probably bernie and trump. >> reporter: you think new way way in what happens nationally. >> i wouldn't be surprised. >> reporter: thank you very norm you just heard from there. one of many people reflecting on primary today. we will be here at the red arrow diner throughout the morning to give you a little more perspective what people here in new hampshire are thinking about
live in manchester, catherine parrotta. south carolina and nevada campaign trail. the republican primary is february 20. democrats vote one week later in nevada, democrats are on the 20 20th. republicans on the 23rd, and goes to super tuesday, march 1. primaries and caususs will take place in 14 states including massachusetts. today is the last day to register to vote in the bay state primary. stay with fox25 throughout the morning for continuing coverage on the new hampshire primary results. of course we will be following the latest developments every day as we get closer to super tuesday and election day in november. the public employee caught here on video nearly ramming a man with a front end loader is off the job this morning, and fox25 has learned that he could lose his license. the owner of b 1 auto laid in lockland recorded albert ginini dumping snow on his property on sunday. when he cron fronted the driver, he was nearly run over.
with ginini but he didn't want to talk about what happened. rockland's town administrator told us he is taking the issue. >> the employee has been suspended with pay pending an investigation. i am sure there will be other disciplinary action, but we have to follow the protocol >> the massachusetts department of public safety has also seen the video and confirmed it is also investigate also investigating to determine whether ginini should lose his hoisting license to operate a front-end loader. a district chief in the boston felt is being called a an embarrassment. edward cigliano has been convicted of stealing money to pay credit cards bills and buy a gas grill and a flat-screen tv. the city chief said he will fire him unless he resigns first. sentencing will be held later this month. a transit police sergeant who nearly died in the watertown shootout with the marathon bombers will retire at 36 years old.
donohue returned to duty. donohue says he is still in pain and this is about doing what is right for the apartment. >> time is right to pass the torch to police and law enforcement leaders and give someone else a shot and do what it right for me and for my family and for the departmenta. >> sara: donohue has accepted a position as a professor at fischer college. he will be teaching criminal justice. he and his wife are expecting their second child in april. here a reason to smile this morning. it is truck day. over at fenway park, we like to call thereto first sign of spring. in 20 minutes red sox will be loading up their equipment truck for a ride to the spring training pace in ft. myers, florida. on board will be 20,000 baseball on board will be 20,000 baseball. 1100 bats. 500 practice and game jerseys. 20 cases of bubble gum. pitchers and catchers report to florida eight days from now.
that we can all get excited about. hopefully open roads for the red sox equipment trucks. >> julie: yes, because there haven't been open roads for so many of us this morning and this will cause a major problem with drive times. an accident on 93 southbound at somerville. we have two center lanes blocked right now and i will show that you is impacting the morning commute. here is shiri. >> shiri: flurries continue to move forward the boston area and lunchtime afternoon best chance for snow squalls as well as slick accumulation. we will take an hour-by-hour look at that and how long the snow sticks around coming up. chipotle is back open for business but their legal troubles are far from over. coming up at 7:00, the new lawsuit filed by a local customer who got sick from eating burritos. a million dollar mansion is reduced to rubbles with two
6:44. meteorologist shiri spear here. where they have that purple on the map, worcester, framingham up to worcester and parts of southern new hampshire like new itch new itch switch, that's where we have light snow developing now and we have another batch down across southeastern massachusetts, new bedford, even headed into providence, rhode island. this will nil boston close to 10 a.m. and we will take you to the end of this whole thing coming up in just a couple of in pins back over to, you sara. >> sarah: all right, shiri. a multimillion dollar home is destroyed by a toy. the damage to the tennessee home extensive after a hoverboard caught fire. it trapped the two teens to the second floor forcing them to jump from a window to the father jump from a window to the father's arm. >> i was yelling at her please jump, baby. please jump. and she jumped out the window without hesitation and i can't tell you how fwlaiv was.
little ians ion batteries are to blame. this caused a scare in new york city. the top of the freedom tower, the former site world trade center. they saw smoke and thought the you building was burning. they checked it out and only steam coming from the air conditioning system. scary moment, hosting north carolina tar heels. coach roy williams appears to get dizzy and falls to the knee. he has a history of vertigo. he was taken to the locker room and is doing okay. tar heels escaped with a 68-65 win over bc last night. >> the fight against the zika virus turning political as the number of cases grows. two new cases were diagnosed in pennsylvania and delaware this week. a bipartisan group of lawmakers are working on measures to curb the spread of this disease. democrats want nearly $2 billion in emergency funding to be approved in the president's new budget that republicans say
funding to fight zika. >> there is still money left that was appropriated for ebola. but it was ebola and other infectious diseases infectious diseases. so no immediate shortage of money for them to do what they think needs to be done. >> sara: the republicans scheduled ha hearing on thursday to discuss options. some states are already taking their own actions working on vaccines that could be used in mosquito season next summer. today is ash wednesday, the official start to lent. no everyone can make it to church to get ashes before the workday. the united christ of church will be lending a hand. ashes for t riders at the east weymouth train station all morning. good morning, 6 :48. take to a live look in saugus in is the northbound lane where we are still cleaning up from an earlier deadly accident. those two right-hand lanes are blocked so you have the left
southbound drivers tapping break to rubber neck and see exactly what is going on in accident on 93 southbound has two lanes blocked in somerville at route 28 in mystic ave and contributing to the typical volume we are seeing on 93 south. shifting down to the expressway, typical slowing there right around morissey boulevard. a burst water main on route 9 westbound in wellesley. also want to highlight. we have a closure on route 18 between 138 and 58 in rockland. 40 minutes on the pike eastbound from 495 to mass avenue. 37 minutes on the expressway from the braintree split to the pike. nearly an hour on 93 south from 495 to the leverett connector. meteorologist shiri spear joining us now, and not a major snow event, just some scattered snow is what you were tracking today. >> reporter: some scattered snow is moving in even as we speak right now julie, and because it is so cold out there, we are going to see a dusting of snow creating slick roadways.
big cooldown this weekend that i really want to you know about. by the weekend, highs only in the teens. overnight lows are going to be extremely uncomfortable. now acushnet getting in on some of those snow showers. but the shading isn't too deep. but we have a pocket of light snow to southeastern massachusetts. toward norwood. this is going to be some flurries and light snow through upton and into worcester. spencer reaching up to bolton, hoverston. we are seeing it move toward boston. as expected, it is really going to arrive perhaps a little bit ahead of schedule. don't be you are prized to see snowflakes in boston as soon as 7 and 7:30 based on what we are seeing with the current trends. future cast underdoing the snow a bit this morning. by 10 a.m., everybody has risk of scattered lighter snow, and within there, we could see some pockets of snow squalls and i could see that same exact thing as we freeze-frame things at 1:00 this afternoon.
highlighting some of the area. boston, providence, manchester, new hampshire. nobody is spared this time around. the snow totals are going to be pretty limited. we are not looking at a wall of snow all day long. we are looking at some on and off snow showers. i just posted it to my facebook a cheat sheet how this prepare you for the on and off snow showers and burst of heavier snow called snow squalls expected between 10 a.m. this morning and 6 p.m. this evening which means for the evening commute and dinnertime, we could see a couple of areas here with reduced visibility and picking up a quick accumulation. accumulation is only going to amount to a coating to two inches of snow. most of it falling lightly, but my concern going to be surrounding those snow squalls and anybody caught in the road that sees that dramatically reduced visibility and slippery roads as a result. 27 degrees your temperature now in boston. you can see throughout the day, freight through 6 p.m., we have that risk of snow in place, but
30s in boston, plymouth and norwood. even 34 in worcester. 36 in manchester, new hampshire this afternoon. there will be some melting of the snow. especially on the main roads. the treated roadways. and highs only in the 30 degrees and still flurries in that thursday forecast. brighter on friday with 24. wake up to 10 degrees on saturday. high only 18 with more flurries. very blustery but sunny. the real cold one starting at zero and a high of only 17. wack to you, guys. all right, shir. everybody knows by now it was a huge hit for disney, and they refused to let it go." what is next for the frozen franchise. song. how about that. we wait for warmer
happening today, we could learn that have rates will continue to rise in the next few months. federal reserve chair janet yell federal reserve chair janet yellen is scheduled it testify before congress today. this will be her first appearance before lawmakers since the fed raised the key have rate in december. it was the first increase in nearly a decade. the fed expected to raise rates again sometime during 2016.
store could go bankrupt by the weekend. sports authority missed a 20 million debt payment a month ago ago. negotiate negotiating with lenders, but if they don't reach an agreement or make a payment by sunday, they will have to file for bankruptcy and close half of the 450 stores and close half of the 450 stores. sports authorities spend $6 million a year to have its name on the denver broncos football stadium. meanwhile, sears says it will speed up the process of closing at least 50 stores. the store originally planned to shut down its slowest stores. and now they want to close them even faster. the retailer which also owns k-mart has shut down hundreds of sears and k-mart stores. sears is struggling to compete with other department stores and online retailers. new this morning, market analyst says a merge earn between two major toy makers is unlikely. pawtucket rhode island-based hasbro is considering merge hasbro is considering merging
but experts tell the herald it probably won't happen because of antitrust issues. has bro and mattel own some competing toy brands like my little tony and barbie and and little tony and barbie and andalists say it may take time and money. two famous sisters and a singing snowman are hitting broadway. let it go let it go . >> gene: disney's "frozen" will take to broadway's stage in 20 take to broadway's stage in 2018. it tells the story of a young princess trying to find her sister whose icy powers set a spell on their kingdom. the soundtrack "let it go requestings "the top selling album on itunes in 2014. no word who will be playing the lead role. >> sara: and this will be an impossible ticket to get. people will be standing in line for hours. >> gene: that show will do very well. >> sara: hopefully there for a long time. >> gene: 6:56. it happened just in time. it new at 7:00, what granite
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