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is had 30:00, friday, february 12. here's what we're following an arctic plaster is expected to -- blast is expected to bring record cold to the weekend. dozens are people are in the dark this morning after an under ground fire broke out in center city. police looking for a woman who left her daughter behind while she was caught shoplifting. we're in the mist -- midst
of round one of the cold. it is overnight tonight into tomorrow when the arctic air arrives. we'll get sunshine when the clouds start to filter in later on. 18 degrees in philadelphia. 11 in allentown. 12 in reading. 16 in trenton. 15 in millville. even though the winds are not as strong as yesterday there's a breeze blowing feeling like 7 in philadelphia. and 1 below in allentown. we'll have severe conditions for the weekend. on the bus stop, clear, cold, 16 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 17 degrees by 8:00 a.m. aicialghts of -- a little bit oa breeze out there. 22 degrees by 11:00. 1:00 p.m., 26 degrees. 28 degrees is the high at 3:00 p.m. notice how the clouds get thicker as the day goes on. as we head into the night we could have a flurry or snow
squall that could put down coverage on roads in a hurry. lots of information coming on the cold for the weekend. that's ahead in the seven day. >> reporter: we're dry this morning as david said, looking live on the schuylkill expressway passyunk. eastbound lanes are clear we're seeing no problems right now. you can see on the the vine street express way approaching the schuylkill expressway, westbound construction is clear, all lanes are open, we had restrictions, but all lanes are back open. the burlington bristol bridge is going up shortly. use the turnpike connector bridge instead to avoid a delay there. we had an accident northbound new jersey turnpike it has cleared. 42 northbound at creek road traffic is moving nicely no big problems. people across the area are
preparing to step outside in the arctic blast. katherine scott has done that already and joins us live outside the frankford transportation center. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, matt, yeah the wait for the bus it feels a little bit colder on days like today when it is just so frigid outside. you can feel the difference when you head out the door versus yesterday it's going to get colder this weekend. the temperatures are dropping the winds are picking up. in rittenhouse square the people piled on the layers, put on their heavy coats and buffered themselves from the cold that descend on the area. near city hall business was booming always vendors sold hats, gloves and scarves to people who walked out the door and felt they need to wear more. at the frankford transportation center commuters piled on their
layers and hoped the wait was quick for the bus. people are starting to wait for the bus, they are bundled up here, i spoke to people who said they are heading off to work early. it's a cold commute today, but they hope to hibernate this weekend. hibernation sounds nice. check the forecast at any time 6abc.com/weather. developing right now, peco customers are without power on this cold morning after an underground fire broke out in center city. annie mccormick is live on the scene the 2100 block of walnut street where crews are still working. good morning, annie. >> reporter: tam, that's right, you can see the crews working behind me.
at last check 90 customers were without power. the goal is to get the power back this morning. you can see the thick black smoke pouring out of drains and manholes. before 5:30, calls came into 911 reporting an underground fire in the 2100 block of walnut. crews began evacuation. there was a firefighter banging on the door telling me to get out. nationally 400 customers were without power including the miriam theater which was blocks away. for last night's performance of rain only those with orchestra seats were able to see it. some got back inside, others were waiting for the okay from firefighters. some people could go back in, not all of us, so we're
waiting. and the first step is to get the power back on, the neck step is for fire crews to begin their investigation and figure out a calls for the fire. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." this is new on "action news," a shoplifting suspect is on the run, but she left her child behind at the store during her escape. this happened at the center city mayys, security found a 27-year-old woman trying to steal $1,400 worth of merchandise. the mother broke free from her handcuffs and managed to run out of the room leaving behind the child. the child is in the custody of human services. the cafeteria at ursinus college is open after a stomach bug left students sick. classes and activities are canceled until monday. philadelphia police are
working to build their case against former eagle lesean mccoy that was accused of taking part in an assault at old city nightclub that left two officers injured. the fight erupted after someone sent a bottle of champagne in mccoy's entourage. police are combing over other evidence before charges are filed. bernie sanders and hillary clinton mixed it up in the debate. bernie sanders said the whole county is in institutional race race -- racism. donald trump is promising to swear off the foul language.
in doing this, he talked about this in louisiana last night. he got sharp criticism for repeating tan audience member's vulgar shout calling ted cruz a name. pope francis will land in havana. pope francis heads to mexico for a five day visit. happening tonight, bruce springsteen and the east street backed bring the river tour to south philadelphia. remember mayor kenny donated his suite to the sold out show, 18 tickets sold for $556 each, those tickets sold, as well. still to come on "action news," the owner of a south
philadelphia cafe said a complaint on social media was a lie. >> reporter: we have lots of extra gear on the kids this morning, the kind are not as strong, but it's colder than it was yesterday even by a few degrees, the big story this weekend, i'll have all the details, everything you need to know heading into a frigid saturday and sunday, that's coming up next. > happening today the
must. >> reporter: but baseball is happening, soon we'll think about. it is cold out there this morning, a hair colder than yesterday, we have windchills down there, we'll talk about that with the forecast. airport looking tranquil you can get out of town easily if that's your plan today. 18 degrees, that's right, just 18. the winds out of the west at 9 and the windchill making it feel like 7 degrees, windchills across the region are below zero in allentown and in the poconos, 3 in reading, 5 below in lancaster and some of the better spots feels like 15 in millville and wildwood. everybody needs to add the extra gear and cover up today. satellite shows you we'll start out with sunshine and we'll be on the look out for clouds to the west of us start to filter in as the day goes on.
we'll be at 17 by 8:00 a.m., climbing out of the teens at 10:00 a.m. noon, 24. clouds gathering as the day goes on. as we look at highs across the region. 25 in allentown. 26 in reading. 29 in millville. down the shore we stay below freezing today, 30 in cape may. that's all all see on the thermometer. future tracker 6 shows you the late day and evening situation. we'll see the clouds thicken as the day goes on. as the arctic boundary comes in there could be a pop up snow shower or squall through the evening hours up to 11:00. maybe more of that after 11:00, as well. after we get into the overnight hours we'll have a crush of cold air behind the arctic boundry. polar vortex is in effect. we'll have winds through the day
on saturday, windchills below zero. and sunday morning, it's particularly bad and the winds and temperatures crashing. there's a windchill watch 6:00 p.m. saturday night to up in the poconos, and jim jim thorpe and palmerton, the winds will be bad. if you're not covering up, you'll get frostbite in 15 minutes in the poconos. in the lehigh valley, windchills negative 10 and 20, frostbite in 30 minutes. cover as much skin as possible. brisk and cold, 28 degrees is the high. we have the snow squall chance. saturday, arctic air is here, 20
is the high early in the morning dropping into the teens. we'll have a record tieing low if we hit it. valentine's day we get up to 16 in the afternoon, 11 is the overnight low. monday a raw start, but we bounce back to 33. we're looking at the arrival of snow at night, warm air is coming in at night, so quickly perhaps as soon as midnight we'll change the snow over to rain. tuesday morning, it's all rain, breezy and 48. 46 on wednesday, thursday, a mixture of clouds and sun, we're at 40. obviously the milder air is coming in, but we have to wait until the end of the weekend for it to get here. a south philadelphia cafe is in the middle of a social media firestorm. it has to do with a young girl battling cancer.
a 3-year-old girl was playing music on the cell phone. the mother of the girl took to facebook claiming that the server grabbed the phone out of the child's handle saying she didn't want to listen to the music. the post went viral and someone came in threatening the server. i decided to did i need them the proof that they deserve. in fact take a look yourself, you can see the server leans over makes a cut it out motion with her hand and walks away. the owner said the surveillance video is making a difference, no one saw the server touch the child or the phone. morgan stanley will play $2 billion for sub prime mortgages. that led to the recession of
2009. the white house leave -- levied fines against others for the same thing. company said a move will bring 100 jobs to the city, 2300 jobs will remain in berks county. they hope to complete the relocation later this year. wall street is in the red again, dow down 254. futures are looking at a bump in the green we see if that holds. delaware memorial bridge work is slated to end in september. there will be lane closures on the delaware to new jersey span during the installation. three new jersey teens jump into action when their school bus driver sulphurs a medical
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clear and we're dry today. none of the morning snow showers we saw yesterday. you should be good to go. walnut street is blocked between 19th and 22nd bust underground fire. stick to sansom or spruce street. we'll keep on top of that with walnut remaining blocked. east falls, the falls bridge is closed until april 1. as well as the on going construction closing monument road near ford and belmont. we have 63rd street closed between haverford and master street due to an water main break. it could be slick in the area, stick to landsdown in that area. three teenagers in north jersey rushed to the aid of their school bus driver who was having a medical emergency. the driver started losing control of the bus, and then
they jumped into action. the bus driver kept swerving it was a continuous swerve. he kept trying to calm himself. the students managed to push the bus into park mr. it could crash. then they got the other students off the bus, it is not clear what happened to the driver, but everyone is safe thanks to the students quick thinking. new on "action news," everybody jokes about it, and hopes it doesn't happen. traffic video from ohio shows an emergency roadside delivery, a baby born on i-75. dispatchers coached the family through the process just before the first responders got there, though, a new life decided it was ready to come into the world. it was so cold this morning, we wanted to make sure we got the baby yapped up quick
i -- wrapped up quickly and into a warm medic unit. the cries came from hannah marie, that's what they named her, she is doing fine and they will have a story to tell the day she came into the world. new video shows the moment a california pizza man won a big lottery jackpot at 5:00 a.m. chris christie requests federal aid for the winter storm that he was criticized for downplaying.
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trying to track down a thief who swiped $18,000 in cash. it happened before 2:00 p.m. on the 1500 block of church street in frank formed. the victim was repairing an am am -- atm inside a deli when the thief stole his truck. govern chris christie is asking for help to pay for last month's winter storm. the republican governor said the state incurred $82 million in costs for the snowfall, power outage also and coastal flooding. christy interrupted his campaign to be in new jersey, but returned to the first primary state. he responded to criticism by
asking him to get a mop and help clean it up himself. a new alter exhibit makes visitors feel like they are living inside aan gogh painting. the yellow house recreated the room. they are renting the room out on air b and b. still ahead, more stories you didn't see last night. a north jersey warehouse fire rages for more than ten hours after it first excited. a federal judge denies a request by bill cosby's wife to avoid a deposition, but there will be limitations on questions, that story is coming up. > good morning, everyone, it
is 5:00 a.m., friday, february 12. we're working on several developing stories. peco is working to get power back on for dozens of people after an underground fire sent smoke billowing in center city. accuweather is tracking record cold for the weekend. the dip in temperatures could be life threatening for some. a federal judge eases up on bill cosby's wife to a certain