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fog with david and karen. we're off to a damp and foggy start, the main rain is gone, but a couple of sprinkles and showers are trying to push toward east and northeast. where you don't see the green some of the fog could be putting drizzle on your windshield. dense fog advisory we'll show you that in a second. the clouds will hang tough today we'll have sunny breaks, but a cloud start. dense fog advisory until 7:00 a.m. the big concern is the northern and western suburbs where we have most of the melting snow yesterday and where some of that residual fog is hanging in there. 53 degrees and mild as you head outside in philadelphia. upper 30s in i in allentown. i-95 corridor down to the shore light winds for the most part and fairly mild. we'll stay on or about 50 degrees between 6 and
8:00 a.m. on the bus stop this morning be careful of the fog. the call from accuweather for this afternoon shows mostly cloudy skies, but nice conditions overral. 1:00 p.m. -- overall, 52 degrees by 1:00 p.m., 56 by 3:00 p.m. we could have rain along the coastal counties and it could changeover to light wet snow. >> reporter: we're looking live on the ben franklin bridge you can see the reduced visibility more pronounced than an hour ago when we looked. traffic is okay, we have light volume, but watch for the fog. vine street expressway light fog not too big of a deal. westbound traffic is starting to see the volume build as you head toward the schuylkill expressway. i-95 a disabled vehicle northbound between cottman and
academy, you can see the flashing lights, hazards are still on. i-95 northbound at the vine we had an early morning accident that has cleared. we have flooding in mercer county they have shut down quaker road between province lane and mercer. stick to princeton pike. we're beginning with an update on breaking news that we've been following within the last 30 minutes a gas leak that forced evacuations overnight that has been fixed. let's head over to annie mccormick live where this is going on. 7200 block of north 21st street in west oak lane. good morning, tam, cruise have made a lot of progress out here since residents woke up to the banging on the door in the middle of the night who had to evacuate because of a gas leak.
search homes were affected ten people but now almost everyone is back home we are told because they have this under control. now 4-inch broken main was found at 7219 north 21st street in the sidewalk and the lawn. you can take a look at the video we shot earlier today. fire department and pgw and peco responded. meters detected high leaves of natural gas. they had to locate the source. neighbors who were asleep and woken up by police, the smell was be obvious when they evacuated. the fire department is crediting the person who noticed the smell and called it in. once i got out of the house i smelled the strong smell of gas, it was nerve wracking. at this time everything worked out pretty good. nobody was hurt. the main was capped and we're going to take some readings to make sure there's no natural gas
in the homes. everybody will be allowed to go back in. >> reporter: and back out hear live, you can see the crews are out there. everyone is allowed back in their homes, except for one home, but it should not be much longer until they are allowed back in, they are checking the home making sure sure the readings are okay and airing it out. one person was taken away on a stretcher they felt dizzy and nauseous and expected to be okay. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." thank you for that annie. >> we're following this developing story in philadelphia's frankford section, police are looking for a shooter who burst through an unlocked door at a home and shot a man inside the home. this happened 1800 block of philmore street. 12 people including four young children were home at the time during the shooting. we'll have a live report coming up at 6:00 a.m. just about 5:35.
two tires on a plane deflated after landing at lehigh valley international airport. legionair flight 624 stopped on the runway. all 152 passengers were bussed to the terminal. nobody was hurt, it's unclear why the tires went flat. passengers received 100-dollar voucher for the inconvenience. a cumberland county teacher is due in court today on child porn charges. 52-year-old is a biology teacher in bridgeton. he used a cloud cover to up load photos and videos showing children engaging in sexual acts. he spent the knight in the burlington county jail. the search is on for a hit-and-run driver who hit a mother and two young children in south philadelphia. a red honda accord hit the
family and never stopped. 30-year-old spoke with "action news" last night. as you can see she suffered a black eye. her 4-month-old daughter was released from the hospital. her 5-year-old daughter is still there with a broken leg. police recovered a passenger side mirror from the suspect's car but they have not captured the driver. please go out there and tell the police what you saw. i understand the whole you don't want to snitch all that, it's babies involved it's not like this is gang affiliated or something, this is innocent women and children. if you have any information philadelphia police say please give them a call. senator pat toomey is one of two pennsylvania politics throwing their support hind marco rubio. -- behind marco rubio. rick santorum placed second to last in iowa, while back in 201
he won the iowa caucuses. republican senator rand paul suspended his presidential campaign. iowa runner-up donald trump is calling for a do over. he accused ted cruz of fraud. he said he stole the contest by telling ben carson supporter he was dropping out, when he was not. he suggested the reality star doesn't like the reality of losing. tonight is the final democratic debate before the new hampshire primary. bernie sanders and hillary clinton faced off during the a town hall in derry last night. sanders said clinton seems out of step with liberals and their party. i am a progress who gets
results. secretary clinton said i'm a moderate and i am proudly a moderate. you can't be a moderate and progressive they are different. clinton edged out sanders in the iowa caucus. again tonight the two will be on the same stage at the same time in that debate. "action news" will be on the ground in manchester for the new hampshire primary, look for live reports from monica malpass starting this sunday night right here on 6abc. david is it fair to say that if the community has a lot of snow leftover there's a lot of fog? >> reporter: that's the equation we've been looking at this morning. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we have a little bit of rain still leftover from yesterday. you can see it's light, though, just a couple of lines of sprinkles and showers are pushing off to the east. the look outside now on sky we
are looking at or trying to look at, anyway, the airport. it looks like there's a little bit of fog locally, but the biggest concern is in the northern and western suburbs. temperature mild, 53 degrees, winds are light out of the west at 7. if we get the winds up a little bit we'll break up the fog. we're expecting the fog to be an issue until 7 or 8:00 a.m. the dozens fog advisory is -- dense fog advisory is until 7:00 a.m. lower visibilities in trenton and allentown. lancaster is improving a little bit as is reading. if you're driving around this morning you encounter the dense stuff slow it down keep the high beams off. the rain is departing from last night. out to the west, the clouds get thinner. i think we'll wind up mostly cloudy throughout the day.
8:00 a.m., 50. 10:00 a.m., 49. 51 degrees by noon. looks like by 3:00 p.m. we have a shot of 56 degrees before falling back to the low 50s by 5:00 p.m. high temperatures across the region 56 in philadelphia. 352 in allentown and 58 down the shore in cape may. future tracker 6 shows that a coastal feature that looked like it was not going to bother us and stay off the shore looks like it will be close enough to have a little bit of impact on the region over toward the coast later tonight with light rain and overnight at 4:00 a.m. with perhaps steadier rain pushing in past atlantic city. some of this might make it all the way up to philadelphia. the issue, though, by 6:00 or 7:00 a.m., colder air will come in and change this over to wet snow. best chance over by the coast. we're not looking at a big impact. it's a minor situation with wet snow small accumulations maybe an inch or two, because it's so
mild most of it will melt. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mild 56 mostly cloudy, tomorrow, morning flurries and wet snow mainly by the shore. 46 degrees that ends early and we see the run returning during the day. sun to clouds on saturday 49 and 51 on sunday. monday, 43 degrees, tuesday, we have a wave of low pressure passing us along the coast. the first one misses us on monday, tuesday there's one that will bring us snow. most models are suggesting this will be a minor event maybe a few inches, but we have to keep our eyes on it, if the coastal low gets involved we'll be looking at a problem. tuesday is the center of all that, we'll keep our eyes on it. 5:41, coming up on "action news," a play in italy got too real when a hanging scene put a
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is 35:45, we have fog out there, making it difficult to see i-95 penns landing. let's go over to karen rogers it's a morning where it can get busy for you. >> reporter: the roads are damp and areas of fog, a kind of a bad combination. bucks county, doylestown road we have traffic moving by, it's not so foggy people are not a able to see, slow it down and use caution. i think it will get worse as more people get on the roads. we've dropped with our visibility. philadelphia international half mile visibility. this morning we started off at 4 miles per hour. the fog has drifted .3 trenton.
.8 in allentown. 9 in dover, 2 at the shore. norristown, you want to watch for construction crews from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. mount laurel road will close at main street stick to martyr avenue as the alternate. we have right lane blocked 70 eastbound at cuthbert boulevard that lasts until friday at 5:00 p.m. you have to deal with it today and tomorrow, as well. let's look at the temperatures around the region. we're talking about damp conditions. temperatures are way up there. above average highs already. 52 in saint davids. 53 in center city. even in the upper 50s in spots in new jersey like hammonton and 352 degrees on the boardwalk in ac. so mild, but damp and foggy.
an italian actor is in the coma after a hanging season during a performance went horribly wrong. the 27-year-old was perform lg in an experimental production when the member of the audience noticed that the rope around his neck was so tight it was choking him. he was taken to the hospital where it -- where he remains in a coma. a woman activist for the black lives movement is running for mayor in baltimore. she took part in the demonstrations after the death of freddie gray. incumbent mayor opted not to run after the unrest over gray's death. a melbourne florida woman got the surprise of a lifetime when she opened the doors to let the dogs out and found somebody
else was out in the yard. she found a 9-foot anaconda sunbathing in plain view. to see the look on that woman's face, go running next-door and see the big snake. i've dealt with rattlers and copper heads and nothing like that. one neighbor held it down with a shovel handle and got it in a container. a florida tech professor identified it as green anaconda that can grow 20 feet in length. wildlife commission is scanning the snake for a micro chip to see if somebody is miss ago pet. a cat goes on walk about for 7 years and comes back to the family safe and sound. >> reporter: we're easing back
on the gear because most of us are in the 50s, northern areas like allentown and reading closer to the 40 and had a range. not too bad, a little sprinkle around and not a lot of rain we're back with the day planner forecast that's next. (vo) if you have type 2 diabetes, you may know what it's like to deal with high...
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>> reporter: so nice. let's take you outside and check the roads. we have fog. the roads are wet. we're looking live in plymouth meeting the blue route approaching the mid county tolls, light fog no delays as you head out. in douglass township we have an new accident involving a pedestrian. we have police on the scene philadelphia avenue that's route 73 at montgomery avenue. so watch for that accident coming in right now. we're hearing involving a pedestrian. mass transit is on time, dave. a couple of sprinkles and showers around the region, they are light and not affecting most of the region. a lot of region is looking at dense fog in spots especially in the northern and western suburbs. be careful that that. this could expire at 7:00 a.m. mild through the day, most of the day okay to get your shopping down. 49 degrees by 9:00 a.m. 50 by 11:00. high of 56 degrees around
2:00 p.m. it's going to be on the mild side again today. you can find the seven-day forecast and a look at storm tracker 6 live when we are not on the air 6abc.com/weather. a frank at -- prankster in california 0 could face felony charges for telling the workers to smash the windows at a burger king. he called up an said there's there was a gas leak and said you have to smash all the windows to ventilate the build. the panic workers ended costing the restaurant $35,000.
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look, the view from sky6 live hd of penns landing, we have fog, visibility might be an issue this morning, give yourself a little bit of extra time. a 7-year-old boy shot in the face by a bb gun has an operation ahead of him. it happened in the philadelphia mayfair section. he heard voices outside and opened the back door and that's when a teenager point the the gun at himle.
himle -- gun at him. he still has the bb in his face and a plastic surgeon will have to see the boy. police are checkering the surveillance cameras from the 7-eleven store to see if it captured the shooting. mayor kenny and governor wolf will meet to discuss the early childhood education. kenny said he hopes to keep the lines of communication open and shared his personal cell phone number with them. it's now 5:57, next 6:00 a.m., military is offering a new fertility benefit for young troops who may have to wait to start a family. crews have contained a natural gas leak that forced several people out of their homes.
suspect good morning, 6:00 a.m., thursday, february 4. we have breaking and developing stories. the hunt is on for a killer who gunned down a man in a living room in front of several people. the sexual assault case against bill cosby will move forward. warmer temperatures and melting snow pack is creating foggy conditions across the delaware and lehigh valleys. david murphy has weather and karen rogers is looking at the morning commute. >> reporter: all right, guys we are off to a foggy start across the region. as we look at storm tracker 6 live double scan we have showers popping through, b t