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snow and the frolicking panda that's going viral. hey, good monday morning to you. millions of people are stilling digging out from the paralyzing storm dumping feet of snow in several states. >> a lot of people still playing in it, as yoyou can se some amazing new drone video out of northern virginia, where about 30 inches of snow fell, blanketing this neighborhood there.e. >> the storm creatina travel nightmtmare, huneds of flights are canceled today nationwide, as the major east coast airports slowly get back to normal. >> okay, so, it wasn't just the snow but also flooding, this is the jersey sho. chunks of ice floating down the streets. >> more than two dozen deaths were blamed on the weather. airlines canceled more tha 14,000 flights this weekend. and the snfall in new york city m missed seing a record by just a tenth of an inch. >> okay, so, this morning, of course the big effort is under
the federal government and some mass transit lines are closed today. >> washingtoton, d.c.,s still reeling and that's where we find abc's lana zak outside in the elements. hey, lana, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi. you know, in this storm, everybody has been working furiously to try to clear the streets. but as you mentioned the federal government is still closed down today. and the concern really is on these streets as the snow has melted all of this has turned into black ice. this weekend's storm was one for the record books. nearly 2 feet of snow in some areas of wasashington,.c. it was the biggest storm ever in baltimore at 29.2 inches. and in new york's central park, a new 24-hour record with 26.8 inches of snow. grinding to a halt all formsf travel -- well, almost all forms. drivers on the pennsylvania turnpike were marooned for up to 30 hours.
sunday mass on the highway. and on the jersey shore, blocks of ice floated down flooded streets. the snow building continuously throughout the weekend. in virginia, and up and down the coast, the weight of all that snow too much for area roofs. even this ambulance was stuck. this morning, the east coast will be digging out. >> a record amount of snow must be removed, and when i say removed, t that doest mean we can just push out of the stet. it has to be lifted and taken away. >> reporter: and for many, there's at least one more snow day. i'm sure you're wondering who the big snow jackpot winner was 42 inches of snow. you know the airlines are going
they have to make up for 14,000 flights that were canceled. reena, kendis. >> that is incredible. >> this was a widespread storm. thank you so much, lana. the official snow total in washington is only 17.8 inches. even though it seemed like far more than that and it probably was. there were problems with the measuring device at reagan national airport. an observer about a mile from the airport reported nearly 2 more inches. >> and what a difference a short drive makes. take a look at this map. 35 miles separating areas that received 2 feet and 6 inches. and take a look at these numbers, shepardstown,n, west virginia, buried under 40.5 inches of snow. jfk airport in newew york geing 30.5. and baltltimore's i airport, 29.2.
the national zoo in washington, d.c., with a little over 22 inches. much more from the blizzard ahead. but first, moments of panic on an american airlines jet, that's what passengers are describing as a miami to milan flight was hit by severe turbulence over the atlantic. the aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing in newfoundland, cananada. where ambulances were waiting on the tarmac. three flight attendants and four passengers were taken to the hospital. they're all expected to be okay. and a delta fight totlanta was forc to make an emergey landing. passengers said they were heard a loud bang coming from one of the engines before the plane set down in san juan. after changing planes the passengers continued to atlanta. okay, we move next to politics. the iowa caucuses are exactly one week today. a new poll shows that donald trump has now surged ahead of ted cruz in iowa. now, fans keep flocking to his rallies, but so do protesters. on sunday trump was talking
when a man wearing a bright red turban raised a banner, saying stomp hate. as he was led out, the crowd chant chanted usa! and then trump. >> he wasn't wearing one of those hates, wasn't he? and he never will. >> it appeared to reporters there that trump was referring to both the man's turban and to a different man, who was wearing one of trump's make america great hats. and hillary clinton seems to have switched into higher gear, a fired-up clinton addressed large rallies in iowa yesterday, saying she knows many in the crowd are still shopping for a candidate. and although she's fallebehind in the latest poll, clinton has toned down her attacks on rival bernie sanders, focusing them instead the republicans. >> you can't be shooting off your mouth when you're the president of the united states, you need to be careful,
you say. >> meanwhile, her rival bernie sanders is playing to packed houses. last night the senator got hot. yeah, he took off his shirt. and not only he took it off, he threw straight into the arms o of a teenaged fan there. he joked that was all that was coming off. of course, his fans roared. >> thankfully. now, former new york mayor michael bloomberg is weighing a third-party run. abc news has learned that he's concerned that donald trump, ted cruz or bernie sanders would be nominated and he would pitch himselas a nonpartisan problem solver. his decision will come after super tuesday, so, we're talking in early march. let's talk about sports. the super bowl matchup is set, it will be the carolina panthers versus the denver broncos. both teams had the best records in their conferences. the panthers had the nfl's highest scoring offense. the broncos, the best defense.
cam newton's first super bowl and veteran peyton manning's fourth. the oddsmakersive the edge to carolina. we'lhave highlights of the games later on from espn. >> i couldn't believone newspaper said, way to go, old man, peyton manning, because he's 39. one of the oldest players in the nfl. >> he's the oldest to ever make it to the super bowl. >> at 39. >> yes. straight ahead -- a fire overnight at the main iphone factory. those details just coming in. and happening now -- an all-out search, three inmates accused of serious crimes, now on the run after a daring escape from prison. caught on camera, tumbling down a mountain, we'll hear from this skier after a seriously scary fall.
more homes have been destroyed in natural gas explosions or fires, following a powerful earthquake in southern alaska. no one was injnjured. 30 homes were also evacuated, but that was just as a precaution. look at this, 7.1 quake struck early sunday morning and some of the shaking was caught on camera. it's the strongest quake to hit the region since 1964. overseas now, isis has released a new video praising the november paris attacks. mumuch of thvideo so graphic we can't show you, it's titled kill them wherever you find them. it shows the attackers in syria and iraq before the attacks. isis also threatens to carry out the next attack on britain. breaking news overnight, a fire at the main iphone factory in china. the fire spread through the air conditioning and ventilation
this morning, foxconn said there was no impact on production. there have been explosions here before due to combustible dust.. no word if that t caused t fire overnight. the average natural gas price is now well below $2 a gallon. the lundberg survey said that prices have gone down 14 cents over the past two weeks, to 1.91, the lowest it's been in seven years. 16 cents less than a year ago. when we come back -- a tter from jail. steven avery, that man featured in "making a murderer" commenting on the popopular netflix series for the very first time. and perfect picture, two paddle boarders and their close encounter.first time. and perfect picture, two
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careful in the upper midwest. roads likely to be wet in the ohio valley and snow-covered in the rockies. >> and if you're flying today, delays are likeliest in minneapolis and chicago. in southern california, an intense manhunt is under way after three dangerous inmates escaped from jail. >> the orange county sheriff departme says the three men managed to get tools and cut through steel bars, they then n goto the roof and rappeled do. right now, the mom of the youngest inmate appealed to her son to tn himself in. >> i miss you. i want my son back, please. >> well, the sheriff's office says all three men are considered dangerous. the reward for their capture has grown to $50,000. an update from the man at the center of the bingwatching hit "making a murderer."
sentenence for murder and now avery's has sent a ramble league this-page letter in milwaukee, saying he's innocent and that the real can i recall is still out there. some interesting video. heart-stopping at itthat. it's a wipeout and a miraculous finish. take a look and listen at this skier and her thousand-foot drop down the slolope, that in alaska. tumbling out of control as the camera rolls until finally a huge sigh of relief. >> i'm okay. i'm okay. >> and she was okay. amazingly only slightly injured two fingers, as a result of that, but, man, some heart-stopping moments indeed. >> oh, my gosh. i find that so hard to watch. glad she's okay. time now for sports, super bowl 50 is set. the cheapest ticket right now, can you believe it, $4,000. >> insane. we get some highlights, though, frfrom champnship sunday from the fellows at espspn. >> good morning, he's john and i'm john. >> i'm john.
he's about to be 50. you know what that means, the super bowl, you and i are always the same age. when it's played. >> it's quite easy. >> guess who's going to the super bowl. one of these two felllas. you know by now, it's probably him. yton manning against tom brady. the patriots need eight points. there's six. brady to gronkowski. by rule you're allowed to go for two to tie the game. once upon a time you couldn't do that. brady no. then the pats tried an onside kick, that didn't work. hopes for a hail mary shot, in the end it's peyton manning going to the super bowl representing the denver broncos. who will they play, john? >> well, let's check that nfc game between the cardinals and the panthers. there's cam newton. late first quarter, panthers up 10-0. newton to corey brown. corey brown, one man to beat. well, that fella just fell down,
17-0, panthers. and then, cam. he had a little short, tiny one for a touchdown and then he had a longer one. >> he won't do that in the big game. >> 49-15, it's a rout. the panthers win it. newton, two touchdown passes and two touchdown runs. and, so, it will be the broncos and the panthers, february 7th, super bowl 50. >> near san francisco in santa clara. >> we'll be there. he'll be there. >> i'll be here, but that's okay. "sportscenter," new one at 9:00 a.m. stay and watch that. because you're amamerica. >> all right, thanks, fellas. those watching peyn manning's postgame news conference on tv. they may have been a little bit confused. >> the veteran quarterback, normally not at a loss for words. check out ththat littlguy there, he stopped in midsentence to talk to his son, 4-yeaold manning there, standing right behind his daddy.
quarterback, his name is marshall. his grandfather is archie manning. his uncle of course might have thrown the beanball around a little bit. >> he seems very tall. up next in "the pulse," fun in the snow. nuns sledding on sunday. and the swim team getting their practice in. and surprise street game. shaq making good on a promise. nuns sledding on sunday. and surprise street game. shaq making good on a promise. karl, don't you have friends coming over? yeah, so? it stinks in here. you've got to wash this whole room are you kidding? wash it? let's wash it with febreze. for all the things you can't wash, use... ...febreze fabric refresher whoa hey mrs. webber inhales hey, it smells nice in here and try pluggable febreze... ...to continuously eliminate odors for... ...up to 45 days of freshness pluggable febreze and fabric refrfresher...
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york city. central park. >> a police officer in washington, d.c., having som fun as well. there you go, the police officer blasting the "frozen" soundtrack while making the rounds. >> and it kind of looked like a scene out of "frozen." didn't it? and the blizzard can't stop these guys. this is in west virginia, the university swim team making sure they get their practice in. not bad, guys. >> what were they thinking? it's freezing. >> yeah, they ran inside quickly. look at these guys. >> a maryland man is challenging washington's biggest celebrity to a snow battle. >> okay, we're not talking barack obama or paul ryan. but tian tian, the panda at the national zoo. this is video of him over the weekend, nearly breaking twitter. >> and that inspired jeffrey perez. he took out his panda suit out of the closet, dusted it off and
impression. >> okay, so, who doesn't have and a ya suit? he has had his suit for about six years, we have no idea w. once the snow clears up, he hopes to meet his panda meet in person. >> what i want to know who wore it best? >> i think he did. next to an unbelievable photo-op or a photo bomb, either way, there you see, a huge hello from this breaching humpback whale. those stunned paddle boardersrs in hawaii, getting the surprise of their lives. >> captured off the western coast of maui. man, pretty close up. a dash cam video went viral for all of the right reasons. and then it sparked a stunning second act. you remember offer bobby white responded to a complaint about kids making too much noise. instead shutting the kids down, he played hoops with them while also asking them to consider the neighbors. >> millions saw that video
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okay, so, the blizzard was a nightmare for drivers and tens of thousands of travelers were stranded on highways, including about 500 vehicles on the pennsylvania turnpe. >> and one was a busload of high school students. abc's eva pilgrim has that story. >> reporter: drivers stranded in that endless gridlock in some cases for 30 hours, finally free. >> t this is hrible, we've been stuck in the truck for 13 1/2 hours. >> reporter: 7:30 friday night, is church bus, packed with 37 students and 10 chaperones, gets stuck on the pennsylvania turnpike, the blizzard intensifying. >> it was bitter cold. it was in the teens, if not colder. >> reporter: early the next morning, still stuck, the students turn into good samaritans, helping out other drivers. >> we gave them food. and some of them came and sat on the bus with us. >> reporter: freedom. but ten miles behind them, another school group is still barricaded in the snow. it takes them 11 more hours to get out, 30 hours total in
that group holding mass to lift the spirits of the marooned travelers. >> reporter: the last group of stuck cars, finally able to get moving, and everyone is on the road home. >> we were all in good spirits. and we all had fun together. we all glad we had each other. >> reporter: while the roads may be clearing, the concecern now turns to black ice, with melted snow could freeze again. eva pilgm, abc news, philadelphia. and with that not much open in the nation's capital this weekend, it was time to get some sledding in. >> yes, they did. the steps of the lincoln memorial had enough snow on them to make a wonderful slope. >> it looks like a lot of fun. for the first me theallowed sledding. >> for the first time in decades, the capital police
elsewhere. that's what making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america," everyone. have great morning.moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather team. good morning iowa starts now " elias: good morning iowa! i'm ???. it's x:00 a-m on monday january 25th thanks for joining us! elias: good to have everyone with us! and it's great to have central iowa's most accurate forecast with meterologist sam schreier! hey sam! sam: (sam adlibs) sam (sam adlibs) sam: weather adlib: we are expecting a wide range of weather today, all of which have a chance to impact parts of your daily commute. things will start mainly dry