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5:00 a.m., monday, february 15, we're following several new and developing stories. bitter cold temperatures make it difficult for suburban firefighters to battle flames that damaged several row homes, we're live on the scene. dangerous fumes forced five people out of their homes sending them to the hospital. accuweather is tracking bitterly cold temperatures, plus snow and rain for the beginning of the work workweek. let's head over to david murphy with accuweather and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, our first snowflakes are already on storm tracker 6 live double scan. live radar showing this clear image of light snow highlighted in darker shades of gray.
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when we get into lighter shades of lavender that's where the snow is heavier. it's possible thatten you -- thn untreated surfaces light snow might stick to some spots. we have a winter weather advisory that kicks in at 6:00 a.m. and doesn't expire until 10:00 p.m. in counties close to i-95. it won't expire until 1:00 a.m. in reading and the poconos. light snow through the afternoon and in through the evening. there you see satellite showing you it's snow from philadelphia to the south. the more widespread snow will be here later in the morning and during the afternoon. eventually we get a changeover to rain coming up from the south, as well. 18 degrees in philadelphia. we are setting the table for snow, a cold start. 12 in allentown. 18 in wilmington. not much wind out there, but
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enough to make it feel like it's 10. aside from the snow you want to bundle up against the cold. heading out in the driveway. 16 by 6:00. 17 by 8:00. mainly cloudy cold. as we roll through the day, temperatures will climb. 3:00 p.m. we'll be up to the freezing mark. 5:00 p.m., 33 degrees, that change to rain comes up through south jersey during the afternoon. probably doesn't make it to philadelphia until 5 or 6:00 p.m. and then karen we have rain coming tomorrow that creates a whole new set of issues. >> reporter: not issues to drive in, not for the early morning commute. the light snow showers are beginning, we're not seeing problems on the roads yet. this is the blue route at mcdade boulevard. all lanes open, we're dry and we expect lighter volume that's going to help us out with the weather. in new jersey, 42, northbound
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traffic is moving just fine right now. no problems right now, even in new jersey where we're seeing the snow showers. on the big picture we have the blue route, the schuylkill expressway i-95 showing speeds in the 50s at this point. don't forget we have falls bridge that remains closed until april 1. use city avenue bridge or the boulevard. we have an accident that brought down a pole. they are shutting down 206 between mountain and princeton. stick to route 1 to ray void the -- to avoid the problems, matt. fire crews battled brutal cold while fighting a house fire in montgomery county overnight. the blaze left a firefighter injured and three homes damaged. >> reporter: matt, firefighter suffered injuries, three homes damage. red cross is assisting 15 people from the homes. you can see the burned out
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windows, the debris, the charred brick. the fire started shortly after 11:30 on the 1200 block of powell street in norristown. when fire crews arrived they were met with heavy flames on the second floor of a three story row home. the fire chief said three people jumped from the third story to the second floor roof to escape. people were wrapped in blankets as they stood on the bitter cold sidewalks. buses were positioned nearby for warmth. the cold temperatures are bringing icy conditions to the fire ground. we have multiple septa buses we have medical buses trying to keep personnel warm. >> reporter: back here live you can see the salt in the street. there are icy patches here, the
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cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation. live in norristown, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." katherine, thank you. we're following another developing story this morning, a short police pursuit left a philadelphia street looking like a demolition derby, annie mccormick is live at 6th and fisher for the latest on what happened there. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam, that short chase and ultimate crash did leave problems behind me on the block. the blue car behind me was a casualty of all that. you can see the number of debris on the roadway as drivers are going through. they are hitting the debris as they go on through. this is video. police believe this started several blocks away, when the suspect tried to rob a pizza delivery man. according to police, he tried to rob the pizza delivery man and stole his car, the sable that is all smashed up.
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the victim called for help. during the short chase, the stolen vehicle collided with the red vehicle injuring a woman inside. the stolen car continued. it went to this block where we are now. several park cars became casualties of the chase before the suspect damaged them and coming to a stop and police arrested him. the woman was transported to the hospital and in stable condition. police don't know if the suspect had a gun or weapon when he did approach the delivery man. they did not find a weapon in the car. at this point they are calling this a strong arm robbery. they have not released what charges the suspect will face at this time. reporting live in olney, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." new this morning, carbon monoxide fumes sickened five people in philadelphia's crescentville section. crews were call atlanta and
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found the fumes in the house. five people were taken to the hospital for treatment. police in allentown are investigating a suspicious death. police found an asian woman's body in a large recycleling container. they think she was between 18 and 25 years old and 5 feet tall. anyone with information give the police a call. pope francis will preside over a mass in three different languages celebrating indian life in that country. pope francis will be there until wednesday. let's go over to david murphy, there's snow out there. >> reporter: yes, and a light snow band coming through now. we have snow to the south, but
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we have a light band popping up in the central portion of the region. it's highlighted in various shades of gray, but it's light snow to start out. if it hits any untreated surfaces, it could create a freeze up. be careful in south philadelphia, wood withbury andr picking up some of this. and northern chester and toward reading and the steadier batch in dover and delaware and atlantic city we have light stuff right now. stepping outside, we have cloudy skies even where it is not quite snowing. slow it down where you see the flakes. we expect pronounced snow to build in later in the morning. 12 in allentown. 18 in wilmington, 16 in trenton. single digit winds for the most part, but enough to knock the windchills down a bit.
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so bundle up. between now and all the way up until noon we are expecting some light bands of snow to come in. by 1:00 it's probably beginning to -- by 12:00 it's beginning to fill in in south jersey and delaware and philadelphia. the rest of the afternoon, 2:30 it pushes to the lehigh valley and then there's a pocket of steadier snow. as we go up to 6:00 p.m., there's a changeover from snow to rain. even though the rain changeover is occurring by 6:00 p.m. in philadelphia. you might have slickness on roads. that's why the winter weather advisory does not expire until 10:00 p.m. by 10:00 p.m., the changeover to rain is up in allentown. again, there could lingering icing up there. things better south to north in the afternoon and evening. in the lehigh valley we're looking at light snow. 30 is the high, we could total
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anywhere from 2 to 3 inches up in the lehigh valley until we get the changeover to rain. down the shore quickly changing over to rain only a coating to an inch. high of 40 degrees this afternoon or this evening, down the shore. in philadelphia, cloudy skies, snow changing over to a brief period of ice and back to rain. the high of 36 is not until this evening. by dinnertime we're getting above the freezing mark. this would be a gradual improvement. overnight we dip back to 35 before climbing into the 40s by morning. again, we'll have the mix early in the evening changing to rain and really improving as we go later into the night. tomorrow looks like not a lot is happening early. a couple of sprinkles. by the afternoon the cold front comes through, and we get a line of heavy rain and there could be a concern about street flooding. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 36, snow, changing over to ice and then
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the rain. we expect the total changeover to happen by dinnertime in the early evening hours. tomorrow, rain, possible periods of heavy rain producing street flooding. a mild high of 56. wednesday, 48. we dip to 40 on thursday, back up to 45 and 50s for the weekend. better numbers for the seven day. coming up, more stories you didn't see last night, peyton mannings reputation always the nfl most bankable player is taking a hit in an old sexual assault lawsuit. >> reporter: this is what it looks like on 309 by the pennsylvania turnpike, it's looking good, maybe a few flurries coming down on the roads. we'll check the roads and talk about other problems coming up. rapper kanye west is
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5:14 on this monday morning, some snow showers are move look at the region right now. here's video we just got in from dover, delaware, where you see traffic moving along route 1. not many people out right now. the snow is falling and it is starting to stick on the sides of the road there, but not on the road surface itself. let's go over to karen rogers and see what it looks
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like to get things done on this president's day, good morning. >> reporter: we saw snow showers starting down to the southwest. most of the main roads are in good shape. 202 near chadds ford, traffic is moving fine. it's probably hard to make out, under the streetlight we're seeing a couple of flurries coming down right now. not creating any problems on 202 and traffic is looking good. we have a fire location in haverford, watch for crews on the scene near penn street. give them a little room to work and avoid the area with the fire crews there now. this is an area where we saw snow flurries moving through. not impacting the roads at this point. looking good. that will be an issue for later on, but not right now for the early morning commute. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing that. we can see light snow flurries
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afternoon and snow showers, down in dover and cape may, we have it more pronounced. pottstown, route 100, in honeybrook you have light snow. malvern, 30 bypass, media, maybe a couple of flakes flying. on the new jersey new jersey tu, glassboro, 55 it's brighter. you have to go to dover and cape may to see the snow showers that are more pronounced down to the south. the trouble is the very cold temperatures. 8 degrees in martins, 14 in warrington. in suburbs in new jersey, you're in the teens, as well. are 15 in hammonton and cinnaminson this morning. sexual assault claims have reassure faced against peyton manning in a lawsuit. the lawsuit filed by a group of woman in university of tennessee
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manning's trainer at tennessee had claimed he sexually assaulted her in 1996. she settled in 97 and sued for defamation in 2002 when he discussed the incident in a book. that lawsuit was setsed in 2003. on "action news" an parent laser beam incident forced a new york-bound plane to go back to london. the virgin airlines flight reported a medical issue after the laser issue when the plane turned around. the airlines is working with authorities to confirm the source with the laser. such incidents are on the rise as hand-held lasers become more affordable. police are looking for who planted an explosive device near the airport in albuquerque. the bomb was on a rental car.
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that will be more of a an issue. dress the kids warmly because we have windchills in the single digits some spots. we won't get above freezing until the afternoon. we expect the light to moderate snow build in through the afternoon and not change to rain until around dinnertime. "healthcheck," first of its kind study shows benefits for boosting brain iq in preemies. they scalder lower still than the normal weight group. implications are big if longer studies help level the playing field for at risk children.
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time to head to the big board for the morning buzz, the revenant appears to make history, the adventure film about a fur trapper surviving in the wilderness. it won best picture and best actor and best director. actor revel wilson poked fun at
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hollywood said she was never invited to the oscars because she is not of color. can -- kanye west tweeted, west is $53 million in debt. he tweeted that facebook founder mark zuckerberg should invest a billion dollars in his ideas. he claimed that's going to win 100 grammys before he dies. this 1962 debut edition of super hero comic book spiderman originally sold for 1 cents. it could -- 12 vents. cents. a supermarket baker bought the
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comic for $1,200. he wants to use the proceeds to purchase his late father's 17-acre vegetable farm on long island. tam. still ahead on "action news," an oregon man who fell head first into a wood chirp and survived. two men posing as utility workers forced their way into a south philadelphia home. we'll have those stories when "action news" comes right back. now on "action news," take
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a look at that. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar is picking up the start of a one-two punch of snow anticipate rain. developing overnight a police pursuit comes to a crashing hat and a driver is hurt. firefighters battle bitter cold when flames break out overnight. good morning, everyone, february 15. it is president's day. let's turn to david and karen. >> reporter: who is your favorite? abraham lincoln. >> reporter: a lot of people say lincoln. double scan live showing we


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