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be careful out there. overnight weather leading to slippery spots out there. traffic tracker has a closer look at some conditions you'll be dealing with as you leave home this morning. >> sarah: trump takedown. former president george w. bush hitting the campaign trail with his brother and taking a few shots at the front-runner. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: it's 5:00 this tuesday morning. thanks for making us part of your day. i'm kris anderson in for christa. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. the mix of weather overnight leaving behind a big mess. there are slick spots, especially on untreated walkway, sidewalks, those back roads. crews have been out on the roads, though, on the highways and everything trying to get them clear for your morning commute, but it might be a little slower this morning. >> kris: highways were pretty good. we were both on 93. >> but the become roads and walking to work, i almost fell on my booty. >> chris: you had to do that
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around trying to get into work. slick sidewalks. downtown boston at 27 degrees, but look at the difference. down 93 to randolph, it's 46 degrees. 29 in dedham. 31 in waltham. so it's essentiallies be north and west, subfreezing temperatures giving us those icy conditions, and a lot of the secondary roads, the driveways and sidewalks very slick. southeastern mass, different world here. 50 degrees in west bridgewater, 50 in dighton, 48 west wareham. that milder air working up from southeast to northwest as we go through the morning. so icy inland over next few hours. of us will be mild this afternoon. wind and rain the story mid-afternoon into mid-evening. we'll talk more on that and potentially how strong the winds will gust and how much rain to expect coming up. >> sarah: all right. let's get a look with marshall hook in the traffic tracker.
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to the leverett connector. as you can see, we're down to wet pavement. there is some of that slush off to the side. this is one of the major roads, the major highways. at this point these are not the roads that are going to be our likely concern this morning. as you get on to the secondary roads, even the roads in your neighborhood, those are the ones where you'll have that heavy, wet slush. plus you'll have to walk through to get you car, is that's going to be the concern. and with, as kris mentioned, the roads being as cold as they are, even the air temperature is warmer, you're still going to have concerns about icing conditions. so if you are headed out this morning and you want the bare that in mind, good news, school vacation week in massachusetts, and that means traffic, whatever traffic with we'll have, will be lighter, and danielle gersh will tell you more about that. >> danielle: thanks, marshall. here's a look at the expressway. the roads do look slick. i almost fell walking out of my
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so let's go to the maps. from braintree the boston, a ten-minute drive. it's not bad. route 3, 24, 95, no issues yet. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, all green. a little bit of slowing as you approach the city. no major delays there. 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 and into town looking good as is route 1 this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. ten minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge 11 minutes. and so far the "t" is on time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: happening now, with the temperatures rising today, we could see more pipe problems. home and business owners across new england are on alert for possible pipe bursts. >> kris: serious threat of that over the past couple days. this morning a newton hotel is empty. gusts had to evacuate the crowne plaza because of a flooded basement. victoria warren is live at the scene with the very latest. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, kris.
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at first they didn't know what was going on. take a live look behind me. the hotel should be lit up, but it's dark this morning, the power turned off after the basement flooded, putting the whole electrical system in jeopardy. a newton hotel evacuated, gusts told to leave fast. >> we're in the room. we had an announcement over the fire alarm that there was an evacuation procedure going on, and we were to leave the room and come down to the ballroom. >> so most of us came down as we are. that's why we're wrapped up in blankets. this wasn't by design. >> victoria: jackets and luggage still upstairs at newton's crowne plaza. 250 people told to wait things out in the hotel's ballroom after massive water main break flooded the basement with four feet of water. >> i guess there was an issue in the electrical area, a little flooding that went on. they didn't want it to reach the electrical box. >> we don't want the power to go out to the building and have all these people on the upper floors. of course, there is always a
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hazard, but the main hazard is to lose all this power and have to go take all these people out of 12 floors. >> victoria: the hotel clearly not alone with water problems weather. in boston, a pipe burst, sending water pouring into businesses on causeway street. there was also flooding at a bank near suffolk university. in newton, hotel gusts say they understand why they were forced out of their rooms. fire officials say the leak was repaired quickly, but the danger remains until the water is pumped out. >> it's an inconvenience, but at the end of the day, we're safe. they did a nice job evacuating us. >> victoria: the crowne plaza hotels in the area. there's in word this morning on when they will reopen. live this morning in newton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: right now passengers on board a delta plane stuck in manchester, new hampshire, after their flight to j.f.k. in new
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the plane was coming from puente kana, dominican republic. the plane couldn't land in new york because there were bad runway conditions. passengers had the wait while customs officials came from maine because the manchester airport doesn't have customs. >> sarah: happening later today, the funeral will be held for klever caitlin clavette, who does killed in a collision with manhole cover that came loose on i-93 and crashed into her car. a wake was held yesterday. clavette was only 35 years old. >> kris: the man accused of killing bella bond heads back the court. michael mccarthy will make his first court appearance since he plead not guilty to murder last month. the judge ordered him held without bail. bella bond's body was found on deer island last month. for months she was known as baby
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her mother is charged with trying to cover up the murder. the man accused of intentionally driving into another man in lowell and pinning him up against a car is due in court today. the 28-year-old suspect knew the victim and they had been in some sort of fight on friday night. the suspect was arrested at the scene and faces assault and battery charges. meantime, that 17-year-old accused of drag racing before crashing into a home in seekonk is set to appear in fall river district court later today, as well. police say this driver lost control of that vehicle, crossed over several lawns, hit a truck and then crashed into the garage here of this house on howlland street sunday night. the driver and two teenage passengers had to be treated for minor injuries. >> sarah: now former president george w. bush comes to the aid of his brother jeb's republican presidential campaign in south carolina. that rally includes several shots at front-runner donald trump. 7's jennifer eagan joins us now with more from the criminal room. jen? >> jennifer: sarah, donald
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south carolina, but many jeb bush supporters believe george w.'s brotherly campaign appearance can help change the dynamic in that state's primary. former president george w. bush on the campaign trail to try and make his brother jeb the next president. >> i came here for two reasons: one, because i care deeply about jeb, and two, because i care deeply about our country. >> jennifer: the two sons of another former president, george h.w. bush, had not campaigned together in this election until last night in south carolina. >> 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." george w. bush did not mention donald trump by name, but there front-runner. >> now, i understand that americans are angry and frustrateed, but we do not need someone in the oval office who mirrors and inflames our anger and frustration.
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trump and ted cruz continued their feud work trump threatening a lawsuit. >> he doesn't even have the right to serve as president or even run as president. he was born in canada. so i will bring that lawsuit if he doesn't apologize. >> jennifer: cruz brushed off trump's comment, saying he's lost it. >> this is the most rattled i've seen donald. i guess the only explanation is his poll numbers in south carolina must be plummeting. >> jennifer: well, if jeb bush doesn't stun the world and win on saturday, it will break the bush family's south carolina winning streak. hits brother won in 2000 and was uncontested in 2004, his father won in 1988 and 1992. in the control room, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: the state's largest medical marijuana facility will have its grand opening today. patriot cares facility in lowell is the fifth registered medical marijuana dispensary in massachusetts. the company is also set to open
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greenfield later this year. >> kris: new this morning, pope francis' sex abuse commission says bishops must report all cases of sex abuse to police, even if local laws don't require it. this is echoing a statement by boston's cardinal sean o'malley who also said they have a "moral and ethical responsibility to report suspected cases of abuse to authorities." the pope's statement comes after a french catholic official said it's only up to the families and victims to report suspected cases. mayor of somerville meantime filing an environmental appeal, and that could delay the building of a casino in everett. the mayor says wynn casinos ignored health concerns over the project. he's concerned with increased traffic and exhaust fumes extra vehicles will create by visiting that casino. the town and winmill -- wynn
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standing disagreement about the plan. >> sarah: some workers have a long ride to work every day and you're paying for it. according to the "globe," 106 employees with city vehicles live in the suburbs. 26 of those workers drive 30 miles or more into the city on work days. on top of that perk, payroll records show workers driving city vehicles were paid an average of $190,000 last year. >> kris: still a lot to come this morning on 7news "today in new england," including a very familiar face who is a major awards. how taylor swift made history. >> sarah: plus a special delivery that just couldn't waited when a local woman gives wirth in her living room. >> kris: why not, right? and families in revere are facing water worries this morning and for good reason. we'll tell you why their neighborhood could likely be flooded by the end of the day. >> chris: a lot of that ice melting this afternoon as temperatures surge into the 50s. icy roads from boston north and west that. will change this afternoon.
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all in the forecast coming up. everyone. the roads extra slick this morning. here's the expressway. only about ten minutes from braintree toes be right now, but in peabody we have a car that went off the road, so be careful out there.
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>> kris: let's head south. wild weather down in florida where a witness got a large tornado on camera in the panhandle area. at least ten homes destroyed by this twister, but no one was seriously hurt. that's the good news. there one florida police officer says he saw an entire uprooted pine tree going flying right past his cruiser. >> sarah: and in california, a heat wave is breaking records, just the make us jealous, right? the national weather service said 12 cities had record-high temperatures throughout the state on monday. the heat is expected to continue all day today before cooling
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>> kris: i'll take our 54-degree swing. from 0 yesterday to 54 today. can you imagine? >> sarah: no. chris, yesterday i saw a little snow coming down. i thought, really, it's going to be in the 50s tomorrow? this is awesome. >> chris: it's a huge turnaround, but to get there it is in a process. when the warm front tries to come on through, we have precipitation breaking out. we had snow and ice last night and a lot of slick travel inland. good morning, everyone. winter weather advisory basically north and west of 95. we also have a wind advisory between 95 and 495. a high wind warning along the coastline for gust 50s to 60mph. so most people think it's awesome we're back in the 50s, but it comes with a price. that price is the rain and wind throughout the day. already 50 in plymouth right now. but it's 32 in boston and it's really from boston north and west where we still have those icy roads, the secondary roads, the driveways and the sidewalks. wanted to show you this graphic. you don't see this often. 24-hour temperature change. compare it to this time yesterday morning.
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50 degrees warmer in norwood. and 26 degrees warmer in boston. it's hard to believe even in bedford and nashua, new hampshire, temperatures 35 degrees warmer than this time yesterday and we're still talking about icy roads. not a lot of precipitation out there this morning. in fact, not a lot of precipitation through mid-day. some areas of fog, patchy drizzle. we have to wait until this afternoon, mid-afternoon through mid-evening to get this soaking rain to work up from the carolinas, up the east coast and work into our area. i do expect that to happen. so the evening commute, we won't have any icy roads out there, but we'll certainly have plenty of wet roads out there as the downpours have to work on through any time between about 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. and after this we start to taper this rain event off an we clear out after midnight. right now, wednesday, thursday and friday looking like good days. quick half an inch to an inch of rain likely with these downpours rolling on through mid-afternoon and into the early evening hours. and the winds increase, especially mid-afternoon into
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gusting 40 to 50mph. occasionally even close to 60, especially down through southeastern mass. the cape and the islands. these winds will taper off a little bit overnight tonight and a lot by tomorrow. so forecast for today, a.m. icy spots inland through about 9:00 a.m., especially the further north an west you go. windy and mild in the afternoon and the the heaviest rain, a good slug of it coming through right around the evening commute. look at these numbers, temperatures lower to middle 50s, a few upper 50s this afternoon. evening rain then clearing overnight. that wind will subside, 28 to 38 by day break tomorrow, and a pretty good day out here, temperatures mid-40s on average, so still about seasonal levels. more seasonal on thursday and friday, back into the mid to upper 30s. could have a couple snow showers rolling through here friday night, transition into a couple early morning rain showers on saturday, otherwise the weekend looking mild. >> kris: okay. how many grammy songs were we just singing while chris did weather?
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you know them all. >> kris: i do, a few. this morning several artists waking up winners. i bet they're still awake if they within last night. taking home top honors. >> sarah: all but eight of the night's 83 awards were announced before telecast, leaving more time for memorable performances. so 7's jennifer eagan is here with a look at more on that. jen? >> jennifer: what a big night it was. there were try wiewts, -- tributes, and we even saute -- saw taylor swift take a swipe at another artist. kendrick lamar was the night's top winner with five awards. >> kendrick lamar. >> jennifer: but taylor swift made grammy history, becoming the first woman to win album of the year twice. accepting the award for her blockbuster "1989" she had a message for young women while taking a veiled shot at kanye west. >> there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take
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or your fame. some day when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. >> jennifer: nantucket trainer meghan trainor was named best new artist and got emotional. later in a post on instagram, the teary-eyed pop star says she lost it after her dad whispered "you made it" as she walked up to the stage. >> we wouldn't be up here if it weren't for the people dancing. >> jennifer: uptown funk featuring mark ronson and bruno mars, was record of the year. >> jennifer: the cast of "hamilton" received best musical album. fallen stars were honored, an all-star guitar jam for b.b. king. jackson browne and the eagles
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and lady gaga paying tribute to david bowie. well, a few other local artists took home trophy, including the boston symphony orchestra and newton's own louis c.k. won the grammy for best comedy album. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: pretty neat. >> sarah: i set my d.v.r. i'll have to watch it. >> kris: taylor swift won, and meghan trainor part of the big lionel richie tribute. >> sarah: and her hair is brownish. >> kris: that's what happens when you win a grammy. change it up. up next on 7news "today in new england," you're headed south. most of the red sox are working up a sweat down in fort myers. a little warmer down there. what xander bogaerts is saying about the new season coming up in 7sports. >> sarah: and a local family stranded on a mountain when a tram suddenly stops. how they managed to make it down
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>> and now time for 7sports with alex corddry. >> alex: good morning, as the red sox look the break their string of back-to-back last-place finish, the team is off to a good start, a winning off season, an ace and a bullpen. going. pitchers and catchers don't have to report until thursday, but david price is already at fenway park south, so is clay buchholz, and now you can add xander bogaerts. he thinks pablo sandoval and hanley ramirez are ready to add some pop, as well. >> i think we kind of know each other now. we played last year together. some of them got injured, so we didn't play that much with them, but kind of familiarity, they all know each other. we all know what to do. we all know how to play with each other, so this will be a very fun and exciting year. we know each other for a whole year now. much offensively hasn't changed at all. >> alex: 7's trey daerr will
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fort myers soon enough. look for his live reports from spring training starting this wednesday. and the bruins are back in action tonight visiting columbus. i'm alex corddry, that's sports. have a great day. >> sarah: up next at 5:30, back on the ground this morning, a local couple describes having to rappel from a stuck tram with their eight-month-old baby. >> reporter: and we're live in revere. homes starting to thaw out after weekend cold temperatures froze and damaged houses. >> kris: also a massachusetts man vanishes. his family is desperate the track him down after he disappeared outside of a popular
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>> kris: a revere neighborhood frozen solid when ad from gate fails, sending seawater rushing in. what's next for homeowners when all this ice begins to melt today. >> sarah: a new investigation
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the car go ship "el faro." what hearings could reveal about what really happened to the crew. >> kris: heartburn concern. how popular antacids could impact your memory. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good morning, everybody. it's 5:30. thanks for waking up with us on this tuesday morning. i'm sarah french. >> kris: and i'm kris anderson. we're in the frozen solid. there's still ice on the road. >> sarah: the sidewalk was. >> kris: we had to do that penguin walk chris was talking about. hopefully you set the alarm a few minutes early. the drive could take you longer than usual. we had snow and sleet overnight, now the rain. traffic tracker is out and about. we'll give you conditions on the roadways in a second, but for more on that warm-up, let's go to chris. >> chris: it's the secondary roads and the sidewalks where the challenge is staying upright. don't want the fall down and
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we have icy conditions and a winter weather advisory in effect essentially north and west of 95 through the morning hours for light freezing drizzle and everything that's fallen last night continues to be on the sidewalks and side streets here in terms of the ice. look at the temperature range. 28 in dedham. 31 in waltham. it's 48 in randolph. it's basically north and west of boston where we have temperatures in the mid-20s to lower 30s that we're having the ice problems here. auburn at 28 degrees, but dunn through southeastern mass, west bridgewater at 50. even with temperatures go 33, 34, 35, the ground is awfully cold because of the arctic air we've had in place. you're likely still seeing icy spots on the ground. so icy spots inland through about 9:00 a.m. and then we have better travel conditions around mid-day. notice it goes back down by 6:00 p.m. there's going to be a window of downpours and gusty winds between about 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. i expect that to reduce visibility and give you a lot of road spray and standing water on the roadways in time for the evening commute. temperature-wise, surge entering the low to mid-50s by this
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more on that seven-day forecast ahead. >> kris: kris, thanks so thuch. mr. let's get out to marshall hook and the traffic tracker. he's on the roadways. maybe a good day the pack your patience. >> marshall: the good news is it's school vacation week. that has built into it a lesser amount of volume, but it is going to be messy out here. as chris mentioned, road spray could be the biggest thing you're dealing with on the highways. has the snow melt, it turns into that gross stuff that gets spit up on your windows. so you want to make sure that your jug of windshield juice is fully filled up as you head out. you'll be using it a lot, spraying down the window, cleaning it up. this t good news is for the most part, roadways are in pretty good shape. the snow will be melted or proved off to the sides as it does get warmer. secondary roads still a little bit slushy out there, but as we
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commute, you'll find ethat turns into a wet roadway. so all in all, that is the good news as far as the volume on the roadway, let's see what danielle gersh has to say about that. >> danielle: thank you, marshall. great advice there, too. good morning, everyone. i'm taking you straighted to maps. we have two accident, one in danvers and this one in peabody. this is a car that went off the southbound. and then we have this accident. this is in danvers on 128 southbound at route 62. so it's very slick out there. route 193 southbound into boston looking good. just 11 minutes from braintree northbound on the the expressway to boston. south of town, some slowing on route 3 through weymouth. route 24 looks good, as does 95 this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston is an easy drive, as well. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. ten minutes on the expressway. into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. give yourself more time than this because the roads are slick out there.
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on time, back to you, guys. >> kris: 5:33 your time this morning. lets let's take a look at the day's top stories now. with temperatures rising today, homes and businesses in the area are on high alert for the possibility of pipes bursting. in fact, the crowne plaza hotel was dealing with a similar issue in newton. had to be evacuated last night when a water main break flooded the hotel's basement. the extreme weather is also being blamed for flooding issues in numerous spots, including on state street and on causeway street. the funeral is going to be held today for the elementary school art teacher who was killed in an accident involving a manhole cover. 35-year-old caitlin clavette from winchester was on h way to work in milton friday when that cover came loose on i-93 and went smashing right through her windshield. a wake for her was held yesterday. >> sarah: right now there is cause for concern for some revere homeowners. warmer temperatures today expected to melt ice. that's covering much of their neighborhood. so it will give officials a chance to look at the damage
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malfunctioned over the weekend, allowing seawater into their yards and basements. 7's nicole oliverio is in revere with a closer look at the damage. nicole? >> nicole: sarah, it was a mess here this weekend and into yesterday. the good news is with the warmer temp, that ice will melt. that means more water and the burst. now, the problem was if you see this creek here, this runs from the ocean inland and over the weekend it overflowed when thed floodgates froze open. a revere neighborhood frozen in place, looking the thaw out. the ice. i didn't even open up the little shed there because i have harley-davidson in there, and i'm hoping that's not frozen. >> nicole: sunday's record-low temperatures caused a floodgate to freeze open. high tide then pushed seawater into the street, flooding and street. the crawl space under sherry decide mono's house looks like a
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inches of ice. today's warmer temps should unfreeze her pipe, but it also means melting and more water in her home. desimon says the damage has the already been done. >> there's nowhere for the water to go. if i run my kitchen sink, it comes up through the floor. >> nicole: a similar story for her neighbor. >> well, all of the stuff that's underneath in our crawl space is pretty much gone because we can't even access to go inside. so we had like all the lawn stuff from the summer time, that's pretty much gone because it's flooded through. >> nicole: revere spent $2 million over the past two years trying to fix this problem. today hopefully with some melting city leaders will meet done. >> the only relief they're going to get right now is to keep that tide gate closed to prevent more water from coming in. >> nicole: city councilors will meet with the city engineers later today to see if there is anything they can do in the meantime or if there are any more fixes that will be needed to be done. they have no idea how much it's
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live in revere, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: police are on the lookout for man last seen outside of a popular boston bar over the weekend. now we're hearing from this 22-year-old man's family. zachary marr, who lives in harvard, massachusetts, was last seen out side of the bell in hand tavern just before 2:00 saturday morning. he request the make a fen call, but when his cousins got outside, he was gone. his father is heartbroken and is waiting for answers. >> i have two kids i love dearly, and one of them i haven't heard from. >> kris: police are checking surveillance video in the area to try and find this young man. >> sarah: family in andover is happy to be back home after a scary scene during a weekend trip to new hampshire. they were part of a group that
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george and sabrina lewis and their baby daughter remy were among the 40 people on the tram at the time. harness was used to get everyone to the ground. of course, the lewis' wanted to make sure remy would be okay. >> i think that was the hardest part for me. when i was on the ground and i was safe, i was like, okay. >> they passed me remy. i grabbed her. i held her like that. they went down and mommy was there at the base. she goes down in history. she was the youngest baby to ever be emergency evacked off the mountain. so she's the star here. >> sarah: she's so cute. the resort staff handled the entire ordeal if a professional manner and they even received free passes to come back. so thankfully everybody is okay, but what an adorable baby girl. >> kris: she has something to talk about when she gets older. remember when i was eight months old what i did? still ahead on 7news, a local mother making a special delivery, speaking of babies. she wasn't expected to give birth for at least a few more weeks.
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>> sarah: and starbucks is coming out with some unusual new flavored lattes. the new drinks you can get starting today. >> chris: as long as they still have a lot of caffeine in them, right? taking a look at forecast, icy conditions out there inland through next few hours. otherwise the story this afternoon, mild weather. gusty winds and a period of commute. more on that forecast ahead. >> danielle: chris, don't lie, you're never straying away from your grande bold. here's a look at the expressway this morning. we have two incidents, one in danvers, one in peabody, and a couple of delays on the "t," as well.
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>> sarah: one cup until rhode island gets a special delivery when their baby comes ten days early. >> kris: when they're ready, they're ready. you can't say, no, no, you're not due now. all in the comfort of their living room, by the way. heather bren says it only took about five minutes for little baby cameron to come into the world. that's quick labor. she says she was just sitting in her husband's favorite chair when she realized, uh-oh, she was in labor.
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when i realized i was in labor. and but as soon as he was out and i heard him cry, it made me feel better. >> kris: honey, can you come here for a moment? >> sarah: no. >> kris: her husband called 911. they took an ambulance to the hospital. both mother and baby are doing great. we assume dad, is too. >> sarah: we do stories like this all the time. okay. we've got a lot to get to this morning, everything you need to know and go is coming up next. the number of potential side effects from the use of heartburn medication continues to grow. the health condition they're now being linked to coming up. >> reporter: a hotel in newton evacuated after a burst pipe causes a flood. >> kris: and next step in the "el faro" investigation begins today. what we could learn about the accident when hearings get under way in just a couple of hours. the new caramel macchiato from dunkin' donuts. let hand-crafted layers of espresso, milk, and a caramel-flavored swirl
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yesterday morning, we are 55 degrees warmer in norwood and 56 degrees warmer in plymouth. so a huge turn around, about the biggest turn around you'll see in a 24-hour period. wind dead calm in the city of boston through bedford. the south wind is active south of the city. the south wind with the mild air will sort of chew away at this cold air in place, but it takes some time. it will not be all of a sudden here from bedford up into nashua. they're going to have to give it a few hours before it can break on through. by 7:00 a.m., you may be getting close north and west of boston. i'll show you nashua, new hampshire, through 9:00 a.m., still below freezing. it's going to be nashoba valley, merrimack valley, southern, new hampshire, the latest location the see that mild air break through. and all of us this afternoon jumping these temperatures up into the 50s, even mid to upper 50s a possibility. what's also likely this afternoon, this big old slug of rain down through the carolinas has to work on in, really timing between about 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. as the timing of a lot of
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through, so just in time for the evening commute, a different problem out there. we're in the dealing with icy roads, but we'll be dealing with reduced visibility and heavier rain and big puddles and standing water on the roadways. this slides off to the east where you dry out and clear out after midnight tonight. wednesday, thursday, friday looking like good days. half an inch to an inch. a lot of this will fall within a few hours as we work through the mid-afternoon and the early evening hours. high wind warning along the coastline pretty much up and down the 95 stretch. east toward the coast, winds gusting 50 to 60mph. strongest winds today running in here between about 3:00 and 9:00 p.m. the rest of the country, rather quiet. that's why i am confident that we'll have some quiet weather here wednesday, thursday and friday. you can see that on the 7 on 7 forecast. friday night, snow showers transitioning to rain showers by saturday morning. otherwise the weekend is mild with temperatures well into the 40s. >> sarah: let's get a condition on the roads with marshall hook and our traffic tracker. marshall, where are you?
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route 2 in the concord area. a couple plows off to our side. maybe you couldn't see them, but they were there. trust me. we have a slushy, wet mix here on the roadways some as we get a little further away from boston, the roads are not quite as well treated. so this would be the kind of road that if you're dealing with, you'll definitely want to keep it slow, according to the very reliable car thermometer. we're looking at 26 degrees outside, so still cold out here, none of that warmth, nub of that yarmouth up with has made it into the concord stretch here on route 2. as the day wears on, we'll be dealing with better conditions out here and traffic is light as i'm sure danielle gersh will tell you about now. >> danielle: thanks, marshall. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. this is the expressway. no major issues, but roads are certainly slick out there, so you'll want the give yourself some extra time. let's go to the maps from braintree to boston on the expressway northbound. that drive 13 minutes. so we're starting to slow down and you can see that because of that yellow there.
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disabled vehicle right here, and this is on 24 northbound in stoughton. on route 3, you're starting to slow down through weymouth as you approach the braintree split. you can see that slowing on 128 southbound there, as well. 95 looking good this morning. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, a pretty easy drive. heading south on 93, you'll slow and go from lawrence over 128 and into boston. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. into town on the pike, 12 minutes. 39 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 11 minutes. if you're taking "t," we have several delays on the commuter rails, the fitchburg line, the fairmont line. definitely check your train ahead of time. back to you, guys. >> kris: happening now, home and business owners across new england are on alert with temperatures rising today. we could see more pipe burst problems. >> sarah: this morning a newton hotel is empty, guests forced to evacuate because of a
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crowne plaza because of pipes burst there. vicki? >> victoria: not the news you want to get when you're staying as a guest at a hotel. the crowne plaza hotel is dark. that's because they had to cut the power to this hotel all after a pipe burst here yesterday. so it happened last night. guests were told to immediately evacuate down to the balance room. so many of them didn't even grab jackets or luggage. and the reason for it was that a pipe burst in the basement, flooding the basement with four feet of water and putting the entire electrical system in jeopardy. they were concerned that that could spark some kind of a fire or if the electric went out and folks were up on the top floor, perhaps stuck in elevators, it would make it more difficult to evacuate them out. so what they had to do is shut the entire hotel down. they have bused the guests to other hotels in the area. they did fix the pipe problem, but they can't repower the electrical system clearly until
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and dried out of that basement. live this morning in newton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: officials are searching for answers during a series of coast guard hearings starting today about why "el faro" sank near the bahamas. the ship went down during a hurricane in october, killing all 33 crew members on board. the hearings will focus on whether misconduct, negligence or flawed safety inspections that may have led to the ship sinking. three of the crew members were from massachusetts. winthrop native keith griffin, jeffrey matthias of kingston and 51-year-old margaret wright, whose family lives in brockton. >> kris: breaking news, russian president vladimir putin is denying that russian warplanes struck a hospital in syria on monday. that bomb blast killed at least 22 people. eight others are still missing. they are presumed dead at this point. the hospital was run by doctors without borders. some of the dead include children. new details this morning on the deadly shooting in a planned
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that clinic is now back open nearly three months after that attack. >> sarah: planned parenthood says it has added security measures in place. for now it will be offering full services, but to fewer patients. the clinic hopes to completely reopen within a few months. three people were killed in the attack including melrose native garrett swasey, a police officer who responded to the attack. nine others were injured. >> kris: the naacp may soon be calling for more action over the water crisis happening in flint, michigan. if embattled michigan governor rick synder doesn't do something within to 30 day, the group's president cornell brooks threatened this. >> we will send bodies and conscience to flint to engage in a mass campaign of direct action and civil disobedience in flint, michigan. >> kris: flint, michigan's drinking water has been found to have high levels of lead. more than 40% of the people in the predominantly black city will live in poverty. in the past the naacp said more
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in flint if it were wealthier. in the health cast this morning, researchers suggesting that medications take on the treat heart burn and acid reflux may raise the risk for diseases like dementia. the drugs are alsod to an increase risked of kidney disease and broke fractures. drugmakers say the medicine is generally okay to take, but doctors are concerned some people stay on them for too long. women taking the medication for at least 18 months were at most risk of other diseases. >> sarah: new this morning, if you're looking for a new job, you can probably guess there are some magic words to avoid in the interview. this morning we have a list of some that aren't so obvious. according to experts, don't say "stuff" or "things." they're vague, dull and make you sound like a child. also using the word "honestly" implies everything you said up to that point in the interview was not true. lastly, the word "addicted" makes you sound immature. it often relates to more serious issues like substance abuse problems, not binge watching on
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there you go. okay. starbucks is adding two new drinks to its menu starting today. you'll be able to order the limited edition smoked butterscotch latte and citrus green tea latte. frappuccinos. the drinks were inspired by the starbucks roastry in seattle where people from all over the world come to try something new. i would like to have a little sample of it but... >> kris: you'd love if they offered sample, little shots. >> sarah: otherwise i stick to my skinny vanilla latte. >> kris: chris goes with his grande bold every time. you're more consistent when it comes to that. >> chris: i'm addicted to stuff like that. the caffeine in there, i would fail that interview, wouldn't i? the heaviest rain today between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., but this morning it's the a.m. icy conditions north and west of boston, even in the city of boston. but temperatures are going to surge this morning, so if you can kick back, have that extra cup of coffee before getting out the door and warming up the car,
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so evening rain tapering off tonight. wind subsides, as well. >> sarah: thanks, chris. >> kris: stay with us.
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>> kris: rain and slush colting the -- coating the roads `and sidewalks. icy conditions causing some spin-outs. >> sarah: plus a sudden spike in temperatures raising the risk of pipe problems and flooding. >> christa: political battle. george w. bush fights for his brother as donald trump lashes
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the campaign intensifying. >> sarah: performers setting the grammys on fire, from the big winners to the stinging speeches. taylor swift firing back at kanye west. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: good morning to you. it's 6:00 on this tuesday morning. thank for joining us. i'm kris anderson in for christa. >> sarah: i'm sarah french. if you're trying to get you car out, you have to scrape it. yours is in an ice cocoon. >> kris: it was tough to penetrate. i was like errr... >> sarah: chris, those temperatures will warm up this morning. >> chris: huge spike in temperatures, sarah. the trick, let the car heat up for five or ten minutes. then if you hit the window, they'll go down and it leaves that sheet of ice still sticking up and you knock it down without scraping off the window. it was an easier battle than sitting there with the ice scraper because it was a thick sheet of ice. it's tough to deal with on the sidewalks and the secondary roads this morning.
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have a winter weather advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. huge difference in temperature. we're talking about close to 50 from norwood over to plymouth, down into new bedford. it's up to 35 in boston, but north and west of boston, still a lot of mid-20s to lower 30s, and even at 33, 34, 35 degrees, it's been so cold, the ground is still below freezing, spots. this will be the case over the next few hours and those temperatures gradually warm up. latest to see temperatures above freezing, the merrimack valley up into southern new hampshire. it may take until 9:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. there but all of us surging back up into the 50s this afternoon. low to mid-50s. there will not be a lot of rain falling through the sky through early afternoon, but between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m., gusty winds and downpours rolling back in. we'll talk more on that forecast in the seven-day forecast ahead. >> sarah: new this morning, evidence of the slick roads, a car slid off the road in upton overnight. police are advising drivers to use caution and slow down.
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marshall hook in our traffic tracker -- tracker, not the tracker. he's in action this morning. hey, marshall. >> marshall: that would be in we're in a rural community. oy would have the traffic tracker. such as it is, we are merely in the tracker in acton on route 27. this is one of those roads you can see is not fully down to wet pavement. we have that slush in lanes in the middle on the center strip. and that's the kind of stuff that if you get a wheel caught into it, it will kind of grab at you and you'll have a little bit of difficulty controlling. good news is volume light out here today. danielle gersh will tell us more about that. >> danielle: thanks, marshall. good morning, everyone. let's head outside. take a look. here's the expressway. you can see you're starting to hit the brakes northbound. let's go to the maps. 16 minutes from braintree into boston expressway northbound. south of town, a lot of slowing on route 3 through weymouth.
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is a disabled vehicle on route 24 northbound and that's just at 139. this is in stoughton in the shoulder is blocked from this incident. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston, looking pretty good so far this morning. we have this accident, this is in beverly on 128 northbound at route 1a. 93 southbound, slow and go over 128, and into boston. route 1 looking pretty good so far this morning. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. about 20 minutes on the expressway. no delays into town on the pike. just 12 minutes there, 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, just 12 minutes, as well. if you're taking the "t," we have several delays on the commuter rail. so check your train ahead of time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: new this morning, one person taking to brigham and women's following an accident with a police cruiser in west roxbury. the crash happened at washington and lagrange streets just before 4:00. it doesn't appear the cruiser had any damage to it, and the other vehicle just had minor damage. we'll keep you updated on the victim in the hospital.
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cold weather is causing issues with pipes all over the state. in fact, businesses, home, hotels, none of them immune to seeing some flooding now as a result of these pipes breaking. >> sarah: and today's rising temperatures could make matters even worse. 7's victoria warren live in newton where a hotel had to be evacuated. vicki? >> victoria: good morning, sarah. that's right. last night guests got the evacuation order to go down to the lobby immediately. you take a live look behind me here at the crowne plaza. and you can see that the lights are off. it is dark. all of this after the basement flooded, putting the whole electrical system in jeopardy. a newton hotel evacuated, guests told to leave fast. >> we're in the room. we had an announcement over the fire alarm that there was an evacuation procedure going on, and we were to leave the room and come down to the ballroom. >> so most of us came down as we are. that's why we're wrapped up in blankets. this wasn't by design. >> victoria: jackets and
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newton's crowne plaza. 250 people told to wait things out in the hotel's ballroom after a massive water main break flooded the basement with four feet of water. >> i guess there was an issue in the electrical area, a little flooding that went on. they didn't want it to reach the electrical box. >> we don't want the power to go out to the building and have all these people on the upper floors. of course, there is always a fire hazard, an explosive hazard, but the main hazard is to go take all these people out of 12 floors. >> victoria: the hotel clearly not alone with water problems blamed on the extreme cold weather. in boston, a pipe burst, sending water pouring into businesses on causeway street. there was also flooding at a bank near suffolk university. in newton, hotel guests say they out of their rooms. fire officials say the leak was repaired quickly, but the danger remains until the water is pumped out. >> it's an inconvenience, but at the end of the day, we're safe.
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us. >> victoria: so the hotel ended up shuttling guests to other nearby hotels. no word on when they may be allowed to reopen. live this morning in newton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: later today a fun ral will be held for the elementary schoolteacher killed in an accident involve manning hole cover. caitlin clavette was on her way to work when a manhole cover came loose on i-93 and crashed into her car. a wake was held yesterday. clavette was 35 years old. >> sarah: the man accused of intentionally driving into another man in lowell and pinning him against the second car is expected to be in court today. officers say this 28-year-old suspect knew the victim and they had been in some sort of fight on friday night. the suspect was arrested at the scene and faces assault and battery charges. >> sarah: a 17-year-old accused of drag racing before crashing into a home in seekonk is set to appear in fall river district court later today.
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control of the vehicle, crossed over several lawns, hit a truck and crashed into a garage on howland street sunday night. the truck owner says the crash left quite a mess. >> debris field is basically what it is. it's remnants of what was a pretty good little pick-up truck i had for my son. we bought that earlier this year and spent quite a bit of time over the um iser fixing it up. >> sarah: no one inside the home is hurt. the driver is facing charges of speeding and reckless driving. >> kris: after the race for the white house, there is a new poll, and it shows donald trump still leading the republican pack in south carolina following their debate over the weekend. trump with pa 35% of the support. the race for second place appears to be narrowing. marco rubio and ted cruz tied with 18% while john kasich, jeb bush and ben carson are a bit further back. 7's jennifer eagan live in the control room this morning with more on jeb bush's new effort to try and gain support. jen, what's he doing? >> jennifer: chris, good morning.
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ahead in south carolina, jeb bush supporters are hoping some family support can change the dynamic in that state's primary. former president george w. bush hitting the campaign trail with brother to try the make him the next president. >> i came here for two reasons: one, because i care deeply about jeb, and two, because i care deeply about our country. >> jennifer: the two sons of another former president, george h.w. bush, had not campaigned together in this election until last night in south carolina. >> 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." >> jennifer: george w. bush did not mention donald trump by name, but there were clear jabs to the front-runner. >> now, i understand that americans are angry and frustrated, but we do not need someone in the oval office who mirrors and inflames our anger and frustration.
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trump and ted cruz continued their feud work trump threatening a lawsuit. >> he doesn't even have the right to serve as president or even run as president. he was born in canada. so i will bring that lawsuit if he doesn't apologize. >> jennifer: cruz brushed off trump's comment, saying he's lost it. >> this is the most rattled i've ever seen donald, this press conference today, where he just kind of stood and vented. i guess the only explanation one can have is that his poll numbers in south carolina must be plummeting. >> jennifer: if jeb bush doesn't stun the political world and win the south carolina primary on saturday, it will break the bush family's south carolina winning streak. his brother won in 2000 and was uncontested in 2004. his father won in 1998 and 1992. eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: in boston, cardinal sean o'malley reiterates that all bishops have a responsibility to report any suspected sexual abuse. o'malley is pope francis' top
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he says bishops have a "moral and ethical responsibility to report all abuse to police," which goes beyond the current vatican guidelines. according to those guidelines, bishops must notify police about suspected abuse only where civil reporting laws require it. the mayor of somerville filing an environmental appeal that could delay the building of a casino in everett. the mayor says wynn casinos ignored his health concerns over the $1.6 billion project. he says all the extra cars will lead to more traffic and exhaust fumes. the town and wynn casinos have had a listening lasting disagreement about the project. >> kris: still ahead this morning, that's one fast baby. a pregnant woman giving birth with very little barning. how she delivered this baby bundle of joy right in her living room. >> sarah: new overnight, tornadoes doing damage down south. caught on camera. >> kris: big surprise, right? taylor swift wins a grammy.
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did strike back. and lady gaga's towering tribute to david bowie. >> sarah: temperatures warming up from south to north, but still below freezing north and west of boston. plenty of icy conditions, what to expect this afternoon in the
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>> sarah: on the other end of a spectrum, a heat wave is breaking records in california. the national weather service said 12 cities have record-high temperatures throughout the state on monday. the heat is expected to continue all day today before cooling down with some rain. we don't really have heat wave here, but it is going to increase quite a bit. >> kris: it is. i still think it's mean when we show beach weather. >> sarah: i know. >> kris: it's like rubbing it in. >> sarah: i would love to be on the beach but soon enough. >> chris: we did a story how airline tickets are on the chieper side, weren't we? we can flay out there, head out to the beach. we need to ask the boss for some time off. good morning, everyone. 32 in winthrop, 32 in waltham. we've gone from 28 to 40 in dedham and up to 48 in randolph right now. still cold with a lot of icy conditions north and west of boston and reading, out through the merrimack valley into much of worcester county central and northern worcester county. still dealing with icy secondary roads and a lot of ice on the driveways and sidewalks.
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problem big time down across southeastern mass. foxborough, you jumped up to 49 degrees, west bridgewater at 51. these temperatures running a good 50 to 55 degrees warmer than this time yesterday morning. all right. we'll be near freezing if not below it. merrimack valley up to southern new hampshire by 9:00 or 10:00 this morning. then all of us should lose those icy conditions out there. we'll watch temperatures rise into the mid-50s and even upper 50s this afternoon. the record is 60 degrees. we're not going to be that far off the record high in the city of boston. hard to believe after being minus 9 just a couple mornings ago. and looking off to the south of us, there is a ton of moisture that has to ride up the east coast. so i don't expect a lot of rain as we go throughout the day itself. however, that will change as we get to about 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. so quiet times this morning into early afternoon. just some spotty showers and drizzle around and of course those icy spots. but it's going to be about 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., a slug of
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of thunder comes on through. this will be accompanied by strong, gusty winds. those gust yeah winds strongest between 3:00 and 9:00 p.m., wouldn't be surprised to see a gust 50 to 60mph across eastern mass. high wind warning basically along and east of 95. a possibility. here's that high wind warning in place. you see the shading of orange basically along the coastline down through the cape and the islands. wind advisory further inland. traveling today, heading out to the beaches of california, los angeles at 82 degrees. look back into the midwest and it's rather quiet. i do expect some quiet conditions in here once we get beyond this storm. at least for a few days. friday night, some snow showers transitioning to rain showers by saturday morning, otherwise the weekend featuring temperatures about 10 degrees above seasonal levels that. will put us in the mid to upper 40s. >> kris: all right. now for a check of the roadways. fast track traffic with danielle gersh. a little slippery out there in some spots, danielle. >> danielle: it is. definitely give yourself. some extra time if your getting
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the expressway a slow drive from braintree to boston. let's go to the maps. northbound on the expressway, that drive exactly 25 minutes right now. you're starting to hit the brakes at adam street. south of town, a lot of slowing at weymouth as you approach the braintree split. this disabled vehicle in stoughton on 24 northbound at 139. and this incident does have the shoulder blocked. the pike from framingham eastbound into boston looking pretty good. still keeping an eye on this accident. this is in beverly, 128 northbound at route 1a. no major delays from this, though. route 1 heading into boston, looking good, and on 93 southbound, you are she and go. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door. 20 minutes into town on the pike from 128, 12 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 not zakim bridge, 12 minutes, as well. if you're taking "t," go have several delays on the commuter line, and if you're taking the lowell line, inbound at 6:55
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back to you, guys. check ignition and may god's love be with you. this is ground control to major tom. you really... >> sarah: one of the most memorable moments of last night's grammy awards, lady gaga's tribute to david bowie, performing a medley of his greatest songs. there were plenty of highlights during the 5th annual grammy awards. >> kris: david bowie influenced so many artists. we hear about it all the time. some powerful performances. stirring speech from taylor swift. let's get over to jennifer eagan the join us with recap of all the action. it was. some local artists picking up awards, but many people are talking about taylor swift's kendrick lamar was the night's top winner with five awards. >> kendrick lamar. >> jennifer: but taylor swift
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the first woman to win album of the year twice. accepting the award for her blockbuster "1989," she had a message for young women while taking a veiled shot at kanye west. >> there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. some day when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. >> jennifer: nantucket native meghan trainor was named best new artist and got emotion l. later in a post on instagram, the teary-eyed pop star says she lost it after her dad whispered "you made it" as she walked up to the stage. >> we wouldn't be up here if it wasn't for the people dancing in this song. >> jennifer: "uptown funk" by
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mars was record of the year. there are a million things i haven't done." >> jennifer: the cast of "hamilton" received best musical album. fallen stars were honored, an all-star guitar jam for b.b. king. take it easy jackson browne and the eagles honoring glenn frey. this is ground control to major tom and lady gaga paying tribute to david bowie. and a few other local artists took home trophy, including the boston symphony orchestra and newton's own louis c.k. won the grammy for best comedy album. in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, sphiewz snooze. >> sarah: still ahead, a local cup talking to 7 about their harrowing ordeal on board a broken tram in new hampshire. how they rappeled to safety with a baby in tow. >> kris: also a freak accident on the basketball court. a teen impaled by a floorboard. >> sarah: while we're cranking up the heat, most of the red sox
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>> and now time for 7sports with alex corddry. >> alex: good morning, as the red sox look to break their string of back-to-back last-place finish, the team is off to a good start, a winning off season, an ace and a bullpen. the guys look excited to get going. pitchers and catchers don't have to report until thursday, but david price is already at fenway park south, so is clay buchholz, and now you can add xander bogaerts. he thinks pablo sandoval and hanley ramirez are ready to add some pop, as well. >> i think we kind of know each other now. we played last year together. some of them got injured, so we didn't play that much with them, but kind of familiarity, they all know each other. we all know what to do. we all know how to play with each other, so this will be a we know each other for a whole
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at all. it should be fun. >> alex: 7's trey daerr will be joining the party down in fort myers soon enough. look for his live reports from spring training starting this wednesday. and the bruins are back in action tonight visiting columbus. i'm alex corddry, that's sports. have a great day. >> kris: still ahead, an act. kindness is going viral. a local woman uses her will theory winnings to help a homeless man who she saw shivering in the cold. now more people are following that lead. >> sarah: and dangerous drop. what's in a -- what sent a garbage truck off a barrier, off a highway and into a ravine below. reports and a neighborhoods in
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are you ready for temps in the 50? >> kris: from the deep freeze to the wig melt. what's next for some snort shore homes surrounded by inches of ice. >> i don't think i will forget this weekend for a long, long time. >> sarah: a local family talking about being trapped on a tram, having to rappel down with their eight-month-old baby. >> two pushes later i am holding my son in my hands. >> kris: a local mom delivers her own baby while sitting in her husband's favorite chair. >> sarah: some upset singers at the grammys and why taylor and adele were unhappy with their performances. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: good tuesday morning, everyone. it's 6:30. thanks for staying with us. i'm sarah french. >> kris: a lot going outside. the weather changing again. we've seen snow and rain and ice. live look outside. you see our traffic tracker out and about. so we want to get a check of our weather forecast now. and, chris, when you're out on those roadway, be careful. it's a little icy. >> sarah: mild air now off to the mass pike.
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merrimack valley, back to nashoba valley. plenty of ice-covered secondary roads and driveways. boston up to 43 degrees. 49 in norwood. you look at these numbers compared to this time yesterday morning and you're 55 degrees warmer in plymouth than this time yesterday morning. so this is much more of a mild start compared to what we had yesterday. and there's a little bit of drizzle, especially where temperatures are still cold, some freezing drizzle, and we're also getting some breaks in the cloud cover, so even some rays of sun at times especially down through southeastern mass so far this morning. in terms of travel condition, the worst will be north and west of boston, outer route 2, even up through the nashoba valley, merrimack valley through about 9:00 a.m. through the icy roads. i do have good travel conditions late morning through the early afternoon, because i don't think there's going to be much rain and temperatures will be well above freezing. then we have the track another slug of downpours in here with a gusty wind between about 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. that's going to be the timing of most of the rain returning some
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throughout the day which don't feature a whole lot of rain, including around lunchtime today with temperatures generally run entering the low to mid-50s this afternoon. the winds are going the crank, too. gusting 50 to close to 60mph late afternoon and early evening. more on that in the seven-day forecast ahead. >> kris: all right, speaking of the roadways, let's get a fast track traffic alert with danielle gersh. again, be careful out there. >> danielle: yeah. this is route 2 in lexington. the roads really looking slick. this is a live picture from our traffic tracker. give yourself some extra time, especially if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. go into the maps headed into town on 893, route 1. you're slow and go from lauren over 128 on 93 southbound into boston. on route 1, you're slowing through saugus and then you're fine for the rest of your drive. from braintree to boston on the expressway northbound. nearly half an hour, some slowing through weymouth. this was an earlier disabled vehicle and n stoughton, but this incident has actually cleared. the pike a little bit of slowing from framingham into boston, but
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let's take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning. 20 to 30 minutes on the expressway into boston. no delays on the pike. 12 minutes into town from 128. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim minutes. now, if you're taking "t," go have several different delays on the commuter rails, and the lowell line inbound at 6:55, that train is canceled some check your train ahead of time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: thanks, danielle. now to our top stories with temperatures rising today. homes and businesses in the area are on alert for the possibility of pipes bursting. the crowne plaza hotel in newton had to be evacuated last night after a water main break flooded the hotel's basement. extreme weather is also being blamed for flooding issues in numerous spots, including on state street and causeway street. the funeral will be held today for the elementary school art teacher who was killed in the accident involve manning hole cover. 35-year-old caitlin clavette was on her way to work in milton friday when the cover came loose
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car. a wake was held yesterday. george w. bush sharing the stage with his younger brother jeb for the first time, aiming to take him to the next presidency. the crowd in south carolina monday was the largest of any event jeb has held on the campaign trail. meantime, republican front-runner donald trump continues to attack the bush brothers over 9/11 and the iraq war. >> also this morning, today's spike in temperatures causing concern in revere now. all of this ice in people's homes is going to melt now, revealing all of the damage done when that floodgate got stuck open, allowing the water to come rushing in. 7's nicole oliverio is following this story for us. she's live in revere with more obvious concern for the residents where you are, nicole. >> it is, kris. as if the ice filling up in crawl spaces isn't bad enough, once that melt, that means it will be water. there is a concern that possibly pipes would freeze. this all happening after this weekend when this creek here,
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inland, overflowed into people's homes and on to the streets. a revere neighborhood frozen in place, looking the thaw out. >> my car is literally frozen in the ice. i didn't even open up the little shed there because i have a harley-davidson in there, and i'm hoping that's not frozen. >> nicole: sunday's record-low temperatures caused a floodgate to freeze open. high tide then pushed seawater into the street, flooding and freezing homes on arcadia street. the crawl space under sherry de simon's house looks like a skating rink filled with several inches of ice. today's warmer temps should unfreeze her pipe, but it also means melting and more water in her home. de simon says the damage has already been done. >> there's nowhere for the water to go. if i run my kitchen sink, it comes up through the floor. >> nicole: a similar story for
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>> well, all of the stuff that's underneath in our crawl space is pretty much gone because we can't even access to go inside. stuff from the summer time, that's pretty much gone because it's flooded through. >> nicole: revere spent $2 million over the past two years trying to fix this problem. today hopefully with some melting city leaders will meet and discuss what more can be done. >> the only relief they're going to get right now is to keep that tide gate closed to prevent more water from coming in. >> nicole: and city leaders plan the meet with the engineer to discuss whether or not there is anything they can do immediately or whether this is going to need another major fix. that's the latest live in "today in new england." >> sarah: police are on the lookout for man who was last seen outside a popular boston bar this weekend. now we're hearing from the 22-year-old's family. zachary marr, who lives in harvard, was last seen outside the bell in hand tavern just before 2:00 saturday morning. he left to mike a phone call, but when his cousins got outside, he was gone. his father is heartbroken and
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>> i've got two kids i love dearly, and one of them is... i haven't heard from. ism police are checking surveillance video in the area to help try and find them. >> christa: a family is happy scene during a weekend trip in new hampshire. they were part of a group that got stuck on a tram on cannon mountain. george and is sabrina lewis and their eight-month-old daughter remy were among the 48 people who had to be lowered to the ground from the tram. the lewis' say their first concern was their baby. >> that was the hardest part. when i was on the ground and i was safe, i was like, okay. >> they passed me remy. i held her. we went down. mommy was there at the base. she goes down in the history.
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boring many si evaced off cannon mountain. >> kris: the lewis say the ordeal was handled professionally and they were given free passes to come back. >> sarah: a woman won $200 on a scratch ticket and melt glen williams. he was standing outside in the bitter cold on saturday. when she learned all the shelters were full, she got him a two-night stay at a hotel and also set up a go fund me page for glen that's raised nearly $5,000. that's incredible. >> kris: changing somebody's life. and encouraging other people to do it. >> kris: still ahead, a local mother getting quite the surprise. a newborn decides it's time right in her living room. ism also, cut on the cord. how a team was injured while
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>> kris: some chilling video here. watch. this a freak accident in wisconsin. a teen becomes impaled by a floorboard during a basketball game when she was sliding across the floor. one of the boards split, sticking right into her leg. she was taken to a hospital there.
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>> sarah: one cup until rhode island gets a special delivery when their baby comes ten days early and all in the comfort of their own living room. heather bren says it only took about five minutes for baby cameron to come into the word. she says she was sitting in her husband's recliner when she realized she was in labor. >> i definitely was panicking when i realized i was in labor. and but as soon as he was out and i heard him cry, it made me feel better. ism her husband called 911 and they took a ambulance to the hospital. both mother and baby are doing great. >> kris: dad meanwhile still recovering. >> sarah: my goodness. >> kris: up next we're keeping our eye on the roadways. slick conditions as you head out there this morning. there are some accidents as a result. >> sarah: and plane passengers stranded in new hampshire after bad weather cut them from landing in new york. >> kris: uh-oh, less than
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>> it's 6:45, time to know and go. >> reporter: pipe problems across new england. metal bursting under pressure,
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stores and homes. >> reporter: and as the temperature rise, the ice will melt. what homeowners in one revere neighborhood will be watching for today. >> reporter: plus bush 43 back on the campaign trail, jeb bush hoping his brother can help pick up supporters down out. -- down south. >> sarah: welcome back. 6:46 right now. time to know and go. we have you day's top stories coming up. >> kris: we want the begin with traffic and weather, so let's get over to chris lambert. >> sarah: temperatures changing by the minute. good morning, everyone. 43 in boston. 45 in worcester. essentially mild air close to the mass pike now, trying to make inroads the further north you go, but we still have icy conditions on the secondary roads, the driveway, the sidewalks, essentially north of the mass pike up into southern new hampshire, at least away from the coastline. that's where our winter weather advisory continues until 9:00 a.m. even some breaks in the overcast south of the city of boston. so you may even see a couple glimpse of sun once the mild air surges on through.
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down through the carolinas that has to surge on through. we're expecting much of the rain the fall mid-afternoon through the early evening. i'd say between 4:00 and 7:00, 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. is the good dose of rain that comes on through. with that rain will also come a gusty wind out of the south. we dry out nicely for tomorrow. high wind warning along the coastline. the strongest winds this afternoon into this evening, back into the 95 stretch. gusts 50, perhaps even a couple gusts close to 60mph. and you look at these temperatures bouncing up and jumping up into the mid to upper 50s. quiet weather wednesday, thursday and friday. some snow showers going to rain showers saturday morning. >> sarah: new this morning, evidence of slick rows of cars slid off the road in upton overnight. police are advising drivers to use caution and slow down. >> kris: also new this morning, one person taken to the hospital after a accident involving a police cruiser in west roxbury. the crash happened at washington and lagrange streets just before 4:00. let's get over the marshall hook who is out tracking traffic
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marshal, how are things looking where you are? >> the good news is the roads are for the most part in good shape, even the secondary roads are awe lot of wet paiment. we're here on memorial drive in cambridge, and you can see traffic is lighted. the conditions are good, and i think that danielle gersh will tell us that traffic light in a lot of places this morning. >> danielle: that's right, marshall. let's head outside. here's a look at the braintree split. traffic moving nicely in both directions. let's go to the maps. from braintree to boston, a slow drive, over half an hour. south of town, a little slowing on route 3 through weymouth. our earlier disabled vehicle on route 24 in stoughton did clear, so that's good news. route 95 looking good. the spike slow and go from framingham into boston. north of town, again, slow and go on 93 southbound from lawrence over 128 through woburn into boston. route 1, a little bit of slowing through saugus. the rest of your drive looking good. take a look at those drive times if you're getting ready to head out the door this morning.
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expressway northbound into boston. into town on the pike from 128, 14 minutes. 93 southbound, 128 to the zakim bridge, 19 minutes. now, if you're taking the "t" this morning, we do have several delays on the commuter rail. specifically the lowell line inbound at 6:55 is actually canceled. so check your train ahead of time. back to you, guys. >> sarah: businesses, homes and hotels all seeing flooding from broken pipes. >> kris: today's rising temperatures could make the matter even worse. in fact, 7's victoria warren is live in newton where a hotel actually had to be evacuated. big problems for them, vicki. >> victoria: that's right, kris. big problems. not the kind of problem you want to have when you're staying in a hotel, but the crowne plaza that you see here live behind me last night guests here got the evacuation order. many of them leaving their room, leaving their luggage and jackets behind, not quite sure what was going on, but when they went down to the lobby, they discovered that a pipe had burst in the basement of this hotel, flooding it with four feet of water. if that's not bad enough,
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electrical system in danger some they had to evacuate the hotel just in case they lost power, they didn't want anyone getting stuck off on some of those top floors. they fixed the pipe, but they did have to shut the hotel down for the night, and they bused people to other hotels. clearly this isn't the only problem. if boston theyed that several pipes that burst on causeway street. businesses were flooded, having to shut down and a lot of costly repairs and a lot of clean-up that's going to happen today. a live look out here at the hotel. no word on when they might be able to reopen and of course with the weather, it's going to be warmer today. there's likely going to be even more pipe issues as the day goes through. live this morning in newton, victoria warren, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: a neighborhood in revere is thawing out from floodwaters. 7's nicole oliverio live with their concerns this morning. nicole? >> nicole: well, sarah, over the weekend, this entire neighborhood here in revere was
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it was because of this creek here. the ocean inland water, one of the floodgates actually froze open, so it allowed all of that seawater during high tide to rush in and flood arcadia street. many people we spoke with say that really the entire street was covered in inches of ice under people's crawl spaces looked more like skatings some the fear is what happens when this water actually or the ice actually melts, turns into water. many of the pipes here were frozen. there are fears that pipes could possibly burst. the city says that's that the floodgate now is closed and will remain closed until the spring. live in revere, nicole oliverio, 7news "today in new england." >> sarah: right now dozens of passengers who were supposed to fly into j.f.k. last night were stuck in manchester, new hampshire. the flight from the domingo can republic was diverted because of
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had to wait while customs agents from maine came to the airport since manchester doesn't have customs. the passengers stayed in hotels overnight and are expected the take a plane the new york this morning. elementary school teacher who was killed in the accident involving a manhole cover. caitlin clavette was on her way to work on friday when the manhole cover came loose on i-93 and crashed into her car. a wake was held yesterday. clavette was 35 years old. >> kris: the 17-year-old accused of drag racing before crashing into this home in seekonk is set to appear in fall river district court today. police say that driver lost control and then slammed into a garage sunday. the driver and two teenage passengers had to be treated for minor injuries. >> sarah: breaking news. russian president vladimir putin is denying reports that a russian rocket struck a children's hospital in syria on monday. the bomb killed at least 22 people, including children.
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the hospital was run by doctors without borders. now to the race for the white house. a new poll shows donald trump is still leading the republican pack in south carolina, following the debate over the weekend. trump has 35% support. marco rubio and ted cruz are tied in second with 18%. and john kasich, swreb bush and ben carson are further back. here's 7's jennifer eagan with a look at how jeb is trying to get back in the race. >> jennifer: sarah, former president george w. bush has stayed out of politics pretty much since he left office, but yesterday he campaigned for his younger brother. the two held a rally in north charleston. jeb bush has been trying to break out of the pack behind donald trump, while george w. bush didn't mention trump by name, he did reference the front-runner's heated attacks. >> i understand that americans are angry and frustrated, but we this not need someone in the oval office who mirrors and
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frustration. >> i never met people like politicians. they are the most dishonest people i of ever met. >> jennifer: while bush is trying the harness his brother's popularity, donald trump is trying the use it against jeb. trump held an impromptu press conference yesterday and slammed george w. bush for how he handled 9/11. trump also kept up his attacks on senator ted cruz, claiming he will slap cruz with a slawt over his eligibility for office. cruz, who was born in canada said, "trump has lost it." in the newsroom, jennifer eagan, 7news "today in new england." >> kris: all right. some artists waking up big winners now. they're probably still partying out in l.a. taking home top honors at the 58th annual grammy awards... >> taylor swift made grammy history, becoming the first woman to win album of the year twice. accepting the award for her blockbuster "1989" she had a message for young women while taking a shot at some say kanye west. >> there are going to be people
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undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people side track you, some day when you get where you're going... >> swift was seen crying after her opening performance. she mouthed, i missed a note, but nobody seemed to notice. adele was the one evidently having sound issues. [sound breaking up] >> kris: you hear the british singer's performance cut out intermittently. she tweeted about the glitch afterward, blaming microphones that fell on the piano strings causing technical difficulties. she says it knocked the piano out of tune. adele shrugged it off saying expletive happens. don't want to be a richer man
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>> sarah: wow. lady lady gaga paying tribute to david bowie who died of cancer. the pop star rocked a bright orange wig and threw herself enter a melody that included bowie classics including "space oddity," "change, "account rebel, rebel" and "let's dance." >> sorry. >> kris: tears flowing for nantucket native meaghan trainor, who got emotional as she accepted an award for best new artist. the pop star said on instagram she lost it after her father whispered, "you made it," as she walked out on the stage. >> sarah: that makes me tear up, seeing a dad cry for his daughter. chris? >> chris: changing gears now. 43 in boston. 45 in worcester. an you're beginning to see that mild air close in on the mass pike. we'll get rid of icy conditioning after a few more hours inland. the heaviest rain 4:00 until
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>> sarah: thanks for joining us, everybody. i'm sarah french. >> kris: i'm kris anderson.
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good morning. winter wallop. nearly 50 million americans waking up to a sloppy commute. a massive storm sweeping across at least 17 states, from north carolina to new england. a tornado outbreak across the south. a 94-year-old woman trapped inside her home. >> hallelujah! >> first responders and volunteers form a human chain to pull the woman from the debris. ultimatum. donald trump now threatening to sue ted cruz if the senator doesn't stop running attack ads. >> ted is an unstable guy. i've never, ever met a person

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