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whfight back fastts tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue and neutralizes stomach acid at the source tum, tum, tum, tum smoothies! only from tums >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday, february 16th, and we're working on several new and developing stories. >> temperatures are trying to work their way above the freezing mark but we've got mobile6 out there right now on dekalb pike making its way. they've come through blue bell head towards norristown looking at slushy roads. could be a messy commute. >> the lunt is on for the gunman who shot a man in center city this morning.
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>> music's biggest night had many highs and a few low blows. we'll break down the grammys for you. >> let's turn now to dave murphy and karen rogers for weather and traffic. good morning. >> this is a little odd feeling and then it's definitely a lot milder out here in philadelphia and yet as i walked across to the camera position on the terrace there were still some icy patches and that may be what you find this morning on your local sidewalks, driveways and even side streets. as we take a look at storm tracker, there's a little bit of rain mixing with some freezing rain up in areas north of reading pushing up toward allentown. the winter weather advisories have been lifted o outside of the poconos. that actually is going to go on until 7 o'clock this morning up there. it expired at 5:00 a.m. in our immediate suburbs but despite the fact that you don't see any local active warnings, the temperatures are still in the process of rising. it wasn't that long ago that we were down closer to the freezing mark and there was a lot of ice that formed overnight and we still have some of that working its way out. after sunrise it will probably start to get better but as you look at current temperature up in allentown and reading we're still in the mid 30's and we
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were only maybe two hours ago down below freezing there so the ice hasn't melted there yet and in wilmington that 44 a a little misleading because we were also down much closer to the freezing mark as recently as about 90 minutes ago. despite these warming temperatures be careful because there's still lingering ice on sidewalks and that's the story this morning. temperatures are rising and ice is lingering especially on sidewalks and side streets but maybe even in patches of main roads. we are going to get milder, though. 56 degrees by 8 o'clock and kind of holding there, going up to about 58 by 3 o'clock. the next issue is a period of two or three hours of heavy rain that will move in probably later this morning after about 10 or 11 o'clock and could still be rain and when the kids get out of school by 3 o'clock. street flooding possible there. karen, that's another issue. for now really the focus is on that ice on the roads. >> that's right and i think you have to expect even with temperatures in the 50's that you're driving through slush getting to the main highways. we're looking here in chalfont bucks county 202 parkway at bristol road. we're still seeing a lot of slush on the roads and you need to be careful especially
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in your turn lanes. i think it's pretty easy to slip. let's switch over to the flourtown area. we've got an accident on 309. it's just a single vehicle accident, example of what can can lap when you spin out here. this is approaching paper mill road northbound as you head towards the turnpike you're dealing with this off to the side and you can kind of see some of the slush and ice still on the sides of the road. now this is lionville chester county route 100 at 113. traffic seems to be moving okay but still some slush in spots. how about this disabled vehicle, it's on the shoulder here in conshohocken. this is the blue route northbound past the schuylkill. penndot has been on hand trying to assist with this. the highway mostly wet. you can see the splashback as people are driving through but the ramps, overpasses we've got slushy spots. this is the vine street expressway approaching the schuylkill. again, mostly weather here but the highways 45 miles an hour speed restrictions still in effect and for good reason because we've got slushy spots here and there and the secondary roads lots of slush, tam. >> thank you karen. we'll can check back in with you later. let's switch over to annie
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mccormick live in quakertown bucks county with more on the road conditions. annie, when we first checked in with you this morning things were pretty icy hard to crack that ice. what is it like now? >> reporter:. >> it's still pretty much the same. you can tell it's getting a little bit warmer so things are not as hard to crack as we should say. take a look down here. this is grass with snow and then with light ice over it. and that's what you're looking at. like i said earlier it was more like a cracked glass look but now it's a little bit more wet you can see because those temperatures are rising but you really got to be careful because you do have a thin layer of ice pretty much over any sidewalk, parking lot, any pile of snow that's left over that's what you're seeing. take a look at this video. this is video of what were a lot of drivers are going to wake up to before they head out on the roadways today. thick ice covering cars, covering the windshields, almost two to 3 inches on some cars that we're seeing. so, besides the fact you have to get in there warm up the car before you can even start scraping off that's ice,
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that's something you're going have to think about when you leave time to head to work today. let's also take a look at the roadways right here. this is john fries highway and weiss road back out here live you can see the moisture on the roads. you can see that it's actually puddling which is much different than what we saw this morning. that's a good sign 'cause that means that things are warming up and also since the morning commute is starting to get along here things are moving around a little bit but that slush that karen's talking about is something that you are seeing on the side of the roadways. another thing that motorists are seeing that we saw earlier this morning are patches of fog in the area. we saw that coming unin the northeast extension here towards quakertown. we're still seeing foggy conditions around here as well so a couple factors you have to look out for before you head out this morning. ice, fog, so much to look forward to before you head to work today. for now reporting live in quakertown, annie mccormick channel6 "action news. >> developing this morning, gun shots were fired near temple university prompting a campus alert.
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they were off near cecil b. moore avenue and 11th street in north philadelphia at 1:00 a.m. bullets shattered a window at the view at montgomery a student apartment complex. no one was injured. also developing on "action news" a masked gunman robbed a man in center city this morning or at least tried to. the victim was almost able to get away but was shot and collapsed in the street. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at 15th and locust streets with the full story. katherine. >> reporter: matt a-38-year-old victim remains in the hospital in critical condition. police say he is expected to survive and this all happened as he was trying to escape a robbery attempt here at locust and 15th street early this morning. let's go to video from last night. police were called out just before 1:00 a.m. to this block in center city. investigators say the victim had been walking with a friend near 15th and locust when a man with a gun approached them and announced a robbery. when the victim heard that, police say he started running south on 15th and that's when
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the would be robber fired one shot hitting the victim once in his right arm. even though the victim was already hit, the victim kept running until he collapsed at broad and spruce by the kimmel center. when police arrived the victim was bleeding heavily and he was losing consciousness. police took him to hahnemann university hospital. the witnesses were taken to central detectives to be interviewed. >> they're strike our shooter as a male five-10 to 6 feet tall, he was wearing a mask covering his face at the time of the shooting and the shooter chased after our victim when he fired the shot and then continued to run south on 15th street. >> reporter: that's when police say the witnesses lost sight of that suspect. they are -- there are a lot of surveillance cameras in the area so police are hoping there's some footage that can help in this case. we're live in center city, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> okay, katherine, thank you for that. it is 6:07 now and there were a lot of frustrated comcast customers yesterday and not just around here. maribel aber live at the
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nasdaq in times square. she's got more on the story. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, tam. comcast was hit by a major outage to cities across the u.s. yesterday. the problem affected tv service in much of the northeast from washington, d.c. to boston. and cities as far west as denver and san francisco were also hit. the philadelphia based company primarily affect its tv service as customers lost access to some channels and repairs were made by the afternoon and service restored. talking stocks. stocks snapped a five session losing streak friday as banks and energy stocks rebounded. right now futures are pointing to a higher open. latest on producing prices housing starts and consumer prices all due out. massive 404 karat diamond has been discovered in an goal l the gem iangola.color and clarie flawless estimated to be worth about $20 million. it falls short of the biggest diamond ever discovered found
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over a hundred years ago. does that make your heart go on. >> she's like a poet, isn't she. >> she is and she knows it. all right, so storm tracker6 live double scan we're mainly dry across the region this morning. i'll go in tight on an area north of philadelphia around the lehigh valley where some light rain is popping through. now, this was highlighted in blue a short time ago and we were worried about freezing rain. now temperatures in places like kutztown fleetwood and allentown are up in the mid 30's quickly pushing towards the upper 30's so we're showing it as green rain but i still want to remind you that there are a lot of icy sidewalks is especially in northern areas where we were only recently do you know around the freezing mark and even down south in philadelphia where we're up over 50 degrees there's still lingering ice and slush on sidewalks and roadways. we have cloudy skies. there's the airport. wet conditions down at the surface. if you're walking around on some of those untreated sidewalks and you are going to be slipping and sliding a little bit. same thing on your drive way and once you get behind the
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wheel, certainly some lingering problems with slush and maybe even some ice on some roads. 55 degrees in philadelphia though so things are rapidly improving. we're up into the 50's and 40's across south jersey. up in those northern suburbs still in the mid 30's so we really haven't worked all that well on the ice up there just yet. and the farther north and west you go through the region the more prevalent that problem might be until we get past sunrise and the temperatures rise a little bit more, that's something to worry about and to be careful about. future tracker6 then shows us the next issue. it's going to be cloudy for most of the morning but eventually by 10 or 11 o'clock we'll start to see some showers begin to develop. some of these could be heavier and for about three, maybe four hours today we're going to have in any given neighborhood some periods of heavy rain. this could produce that ponding and puddling and maybe poor drainage area street flooding in some areas. smaller streams could rise over their banks as well and by 2 o'clock this is still coming down. if your kids are leaded to school, might not be a bad idea to give them something
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that can repel the rainwater coming home and this may still be going on at 2:30 or 3:00 when some of them are getting out. we are expecting an inch or more of rain in a lot of spots. the other thing about this as the rain is coming in from the west, this is future tracker at 10 o'clock this morning showing you will wind gusts, we're going get wind gusts up over 40 miles per hour ahead that of rain and even as it's coming through at 12:30 in the afternoon. now once the vein gone the winds ease back a little bit but even later for the rush hour you'll want to hold onto that steering wheel because we're still going to be looking at winds gusting in the 20's to maybe 35 miles per hour range. in the lehigh valley we've got that icy condition this morning on sidewalks and side streets so be careful. midday rain as i just showed you and a high getting up to about 43. down the shore, pretty much the same story. midday rain, 45 is what we'll see down at the shore but getting all the way up to 58 degrees under cloudy skies with periods of rain in philadelphia. winds south-southwest at 12 to twenty five miles per hour. then overnight we'll be drying
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out but we dip all the way down to 33 degrees. hopefully the winds dry off those roads and sidewalks by tomorrow morning and we don't have a refreeze. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 58 degrees is today's high, windy, some heavy rain. of course some icy problems early but the big issue during the daytime period will be that period of rain coming through. mostly cloudy on wednesday down to 46 and 41, mostly sunny on thursday. good looking but cooler day there. on friday more clouds, but we start to bounce those numbers up again. 45 is the high on friday. and then we get to the weekend and we're all the way up close to 60 on saturday, windy, milder and 54 and breezy on sunday. maybe a shower on monday. so, a little icy problem this morning. other than that, mild and then we deal with some heavy rain. >> thanks, david. 6:12 now. campus raid. several students at villanova university take too many drugs and police say their own classmate sold them to them. >> we're learning more about what may have played a role in the sudden death of supreme court justice antonin scalia.
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karen. >> a new accident. 202 blocked in both directions. details on this accident. it's not the only one. all that when "action news" comes right back.
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>> 6:15 on this tuesday. we have some breaking traffic news. we turn right to karen rogers. good morning. >> yeah, a big problem
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happening right now. this is malvern chester county. we're looking live at 202 right near 29 and we can see both directions traffic is stopped. so, this is your northbound traffic right here as you head towards king of prussia on 202 northbound all lanes blocked here as well as southbound. we've got a lot of emergency workers on this scene. we're hearing there are downed wires causing the problem here so looks like an accident and downed wires. lots of emergency workers blocking both directions of 202. this is a big one for your morning commute. what you want to do is stick to lancaster avenue, route 30, as your alternate to this one. it's causing problems this morning. we have temperatures everywhere that are above freezing now. but problems everywhere nonetheless. as we look at some of these accidents, west chester pike eastbound at green lane. here's a new accident coming in in west chester. in upper merion we have an accident here on radnor road at croton road. one in west conshohocken that just cleared on marion hill lane. a new accident coming in in lower providence, this one on germantown pike at skippack
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creek road and we've got a problem in horsham. an accident there. i want to go back to that horsham limekiln pike at mckean road. a vehicle fire happening right now. willow grove on the ramp from 611 to the pennsylvania turnpike with fire crews on the scene there. going outside live one more time we want to see what it looks like here. this is stump road at county line road. even with temperatures above freezing we've got slush, we've got ice on parts of the roads even though the highways are mostly wet we see slushy spots there but certainly the secondary roads and the turn lanes you're going to be dealing with this as well am i slot this video this morning in camden county. temperatures in the 50's but look at the sidewalks, completely covered in snow. you have some of the slush, the ice on the sides of the roads. even where you have all that melting. i posted this on my facebook paper and you can share with me your morning commute as well. you see these temperatures, i mean, 55 degrees in the city but yet we've got a lot of that slush and ice. it's hard to get it all to melt, tam. >> thank you karen. radnor police arrested a college freshman in connection with lsd overdoses at villanova university.
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18-year-old justin yim is facing a list of drug charges. investigator its say they recovered 37 doses of lsd marijuana and close to $9,000 in cash from his dorm room on villanova's south campus on sunday. police say yim supplied the lsd that sent three students to the hospital over the weekend. yim now faces expulsion. >> there is new information coming out that suggests antonin scalia was not in good health prior to his death this past weekend. a judge in texas decided that no autopsy was necessary says scalia had a history of heart trouble high blood pressure and was considered too weak to undergo surgery for a recent shoulder injury. meanwhile the controversy is growing over the selection of scalia's successor. republicans do not want a democratic president to change the political configuration of the court. president obama has said, however, it is his constitutional responsibility to nominate a justice. pennsylvania republican senator pat toomey released a statement saying "the next court appointment should be
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>> ♪ >> we'll do morning buzz later, how about that. we'll do weather and traffic now. >> big accident out there. we are seeing a lot of slush and ice out there but the biggest accident is in malvern chester county. we're looking live right now. this is were 02 north of 29. both directions have been blocked off. we have an accident with downed wires here. emergency workers on the scene. look at that stand still traffic. i mean, they've got nowhere to go. traffic beginning to jam both ways approaching the blockage. you seat flashing lights up ahead but you're just at a standstill. stick to lancaster avenue route 30 as your alternate to 202. big accident there. switching over to 42. we see that northbound traffic moving okay. it's just wet. but i came up through south jersey, dave, even though temperatures in the 50's, lots of slush all over the place. >> there certainly s freezing rain out to the west. that will transition to rain as it pushes in later but we'll get a period of rain in the middle of the day. if you're dressing the its starting to get kind of filed in some spots. they can kind of keep the coats sipped over. this afternoon an umbrella would be a good idea in case
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the rain is still coming down in the middle of the afternoon. 57 degrees by 7 o'clock, 56 by 9 o'clock. stopping at about 58 or so for a high. we'll get a period of rain about three or four hours in most neighborhoods and some of it is going to be heavy. i think the best chance is after about 10 or 11 o'clock going up to about 3 o'clock, maybe 4 o'clock this afternoon. and it moves through from west to east. matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, david. new on "action news" a computer malfunction created a brief price between two gas stations in toledo ohio. one station dropped rates to 19 cents a gallon by mistake. but the station across the street didn't know that and so they lowered their prices to 17 cents a gallon to try to compete. the extra low pricing lasted three hours before the prices went back up to normal. >> ♪
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>> in the morning buzz the grammy awards were filled with energetic performances but some were better received than others. one of the night's highly anticipated performances fell a little flat when adele had to deal way slight audio issue. her vocals cut out for a few seconds at the beginning of her performance of all i ask which she powered through nonetheless. she also tweeted that a mic fell on the piano causing it to be a bit out of tune. not a great moment for that to happen. berks county native taylor swift got the show going way performance of her hit out of the woods from her album 1989. swift took home the trophy for album of the year. the singer delivered a
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stinging speech though that may have been a dig at rapper kanye west. take a listen. >> i want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to under cut 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 sidetrack you, 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. >> i don't know how much of a mystery it is. i think it was a dig at kanye west. over the weekend the rapper released a song saying he in fact made taylor swift famous. no word on if taylor swift made him broke. >> nice one erin. >> i'm sure we'll hear a response from kanye. >> probably will. >> our list of school closing is growing.
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view them at the bottom of your screen. >> mobile6 is on the move, route 30 lancaster pike there in villanova. roads will be more wet, less slushy, that's a good thing after an icy start to the morning. dave murphy and karen rogers will help you get through your morning commute. that's up next.
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202 near 29. now what penndot zooming in now, we're watching people driving in the wrong direction trying to get out of this mess. that's never a good idea. so now we're zooming all around but 202, we were watching them right now kind of pull up here, turn around and drive down in the wrong direction off the ramp to try to get out of this backlog. i mean, that's just such a dangerous situation on so many levels. we've got slippery spots on the roadways and you can see people cutting across the traffic and trying to drive out here the wrong way just to get out of the backlog. this is 202 north of 29. you can see the emergency workers, they're blocking both directions of 202 off and here you can see how people are just stuck at this point. if you're headed out stick to lancaster avenue, route 30 instead of 202 an accident way plow truck that is now blocking both directions of 202 near 29 because it brought down wires and you know downed wires aren't quick to clear so we're going have to see how they're able to deal with this mess. in the meantime people are coming up with their own ways
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like driving backwards on a highway on a ramp that's slick which just has trouble written all over it so that looks like a mess with emergency workers on the scene. traffic really jamming in both directions. it's not our only accident. lots of accidents out there. west chester we've got one west chester pike eastbound at green lane. i just got off the phone with police. there's one west chester pike westbound as well. upper merion radnor road. going outside live i want to show you what it looks like here. doylestown road at county line road, one on the border of montgomery and bucks. lots of slush and ice on the roads and the turn lanes. i just got off the phone with police in bucks county and they told me the hardest part on the highways was getting from their door to the car, dave, so that's one of the big problems out there with the slush. >> yeah, we've had temperatures really rising overnight, karen, but they startd that rise a little late in the game and so we've had a lot of icy sidewalks, side streets driveways that really haven't had a chance to recover yet and that is true even in and around philadelphia despite the the
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fact that as you'll see in second temperatures are very far above freezing at this point. wanted to show you storm tracker because we have some precipitation out to the west of us falling as freezing rain west of harrisburg and around gettysburg right now. as it moves towards the east it will encounter mild air and change over to all rain around here but that is the beginnings of what's going to be a wet period later today. winter weather advisories have been expired across the immediate region. we have a freezing rain concern out in lancaster county. and winter weather advisory until 7 o'clock up in the poconos but even in those areas no longer covered by an advisory there could still be some icy buildup that hasn't melted yet. but we're on the way toward that melting. 55 degrees in philadelphia right now. wilmington's up to 44. line in trenton. tren -- 49 in trenton. the farther north and west you go starting around the i-95 corridor and heading on up the better chance you have of seeing some of those icing conditions. so, temperatures are on the rise but ice is still lingering. i expect that will improve over the next couple hours.
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sidewalks and side streets would be the big concern. and as we roll through the afternoon we're going get mild with a high around 58 but between about 11 o'clock and 3 o'clock there is the chance of some heavy rain and that could produce street flooding. matt i'll have more on future tracker6 showing you the rain coming through. for now the issue is that ice and slush that's still lingering. >> let's continue our coverage on that day. let's switch to annie mccormick with a look at the morning commute in quakertown bucks county. annie. >> reporter: david is right that ice is still lingering. you just heard katherine say that the police were saying the hardest part of the day might be actually getting to your car because you're dealing with ice like this. this is snow covered with ice and it is over grass. and take a look. that's the type of ice you're seeing and this is how thick it is. so, when you're actually going to your car that's going to be some of the problems. take a look at this video, too. this is going to show you what you're going to have to do if you have to drive to work. once you actually get into your vehicle you have to warm it upbroken take that ice
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scraper off to your car and of course you have to clear all of your windows for the safety of everybody on the roadways. that can take up to about 20 minutes this morning so you want to build in that time. now, also today we're dealing with on the roadways if you want to take a look back out here live you can see the slushy conditions. you heard karen talking about that as well. things are moving great here on john fries highway by weiss road. this is in quakertown and you can see moisture, you can hear the moisture as the cars are going through but you can see a lot of slushy conditions on the sides and when that rain comes later today that david is talking about, all of this stuff that's around could really become a problem. for now reporting live in quakertown, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> annie, thank you for that. and now we go a developing story. a masked gunman ambushed two friends walking along a center city street sending one of them to the hospital. let's get those details now from katherine scott live where it happened at the 1500 block of locust street. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. police say the victim is 38 years old. he remains in the hospital in
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critical condition and police say this all happened during a robbery attempt right here near 15th and locust. let's go to video from last night. here the scene where the man collapsed near the kimmel center. police were called just before 1:00 a.m. and investigators say the victim had been at 15th and locust walking with a friend when a plan with a gun approached them and announced a robbery. he was wearing a mask. the victim took off running south on 15th and that's when the robber fired one shot hitting the victim once in his right arm. the victim kept running until he collapsed at broad and spruce by the kimmel center. when police arrived the victim was bleeding heavily and he was losing consciousness. police took him to hahnemann university hospital. >> he's undergoing surgery. the bullet apparently hit him in the artery in the arm. now, although he's critical, he is expected to survive. however, he lost a lot of blood. >> reporter: witnesses were taken to central detectives to be interviewed and police are looking for surveillance
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footage that they hope can help in this case. we are live in center city, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine thank you for that. an autopsy today should reveal more about a woman's death in allentown. her body was found on sunday inside of a recycling bin behind an apartment building. authorities do not know how the woman died or who she is. she's described as 18 to 30 of asian descent about 5 feet tall and 119 pounds with short black hair. police want to hear from anyone with more information. >> i'm erin o'hearn at the big board with a flight mayor scenario for near 200... flight mayonightmare scenario. they sat on the runway for at least three hours with no heating or air conditioning and only one cup of water only to find out later on that the flight was canceled. >> been out there for nearly three hours. three hours we were sitting out there. >> you can hear the frustration there. the delay started with weather issues but then a maintenance issue kept the flight on the
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ground and as you can see, the passengers were let off the plane where they were told they could pick up their baggage as well as vouchers for a hotel and food. but here's the can kicker. the hotel they received the voucher for was booked. many were told they would be flown out at 9:00 a.m. this morning. others were warned that there wouldn't be a flight for them until thursday morning. tired hungry and frustrated many families tried to sleep on their bags while others still seemed in shock by what they say is incompetence and lack of organization by the airline. >> everybody just really frustrated. it's 2 o'clock in the morning many people have to work the next day. i got to work the next day and they think just giving me a $200 voucher would justify the situation where that doesn't help me at all because their next flight is thursday. >> all the hotel vouchers they gave us didn't work because the hotels basically told us look and there's no shuttle taking us to the hotel either. it's been one disaster after
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another. it's fantastic. frontier, it's a great air line. >> we called frontier and e-mailed to get some answers but have not heard back. one of those planes trains and automobiles moments. these poor people are still dealing with nearly 12 hours after they were supposed to leave philadelphia. so, hopefully the airline will get them out this morning 'cause that is a long trip. >> all right, erin, thanks for the update. 6:39. accuweather with david. >> we have lingering ice around the region despite the fact that temperatures are rapidly rising in most areas. as we take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan a little rain out to the west that's going to be a lot of rain later in through the morning and in through the middle of the afternoon but it's not here just now. as we take a look outside we have sky6, cloudy skies above. looks like the main roads are doing pretty well with everybody up and down i-95 in good shape and temperatures up to the mid-50's now in philadelphia but once you get into those side streets and walk around on some of those sidewalks we could still have some lingering ice even in areas close to philadelphia and delaware county and certainly points north and
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west. temperature though is rapidly improving as i mentioned. we are up to 55 degrees in philadelphia. it's a little breezy out there. winds running 16 miles per hour. and temperatures across the region, well, there's a little bit of a change going on here. for one thing in trenton you're almost up to 50. it wasn't that long ago you were in the 30's. wilmington has climbed to 44 but again a couple hours ago we were down closer to the freezing mark there. reading has jumped up to 41 but only about an hour and a half, maybe two hours away from freezing there and allentown still only in the mid 30's. so, in and around philadelphia we did have a lot of icy buildup. that's starting to melt but you might still be slick under foot or side streets. definitely the case though the farther north you go where we still have those colder temperatures. south jersey also improving although earlier we did have some slush and some ice on some sidewalks and side streets there as well. basically take care until we get a little after sunrise and then things probably have a better chance of improving. the next issue is the rain and it does look like after about 10 o'clock and certainly through 11 o'clock this morning we will start to see some of this rain plowing
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through. you could even see the first bands before that but it's really after about 10 or 11 o'clock and through to about two, three, 3:30 in the afternoon where we expect the main body of this rain to be coming through. we'll have pockets of heavy rain. most of you are going to get an inch or more and that combined with what was previously frozen ground and a little bit of lingering snow that still has to wash in to storm drains could produce some poor drainage area flooding particularly as his heavy stuff is coming through and maybe a little beyond. by 5 o'clock this afternoon according to the models we should be drying out for the evening commute which is g might still have some backed up storm drains. a couple issues today. first, you have the icy start especially on side streets, sidewalks but karen has been showing us particularly in those northern suburbs there there's still some slushiness and iciness in the turning lanes of some kits and what have you and intersections. then we have the midday soaker. three-quarter inch to one and a quarter inch rainfall coming through and that could lead to some street flooding. the other issue, as this rain approaches later today, the winds pick up and as it's
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coming through there are going to be strong -- we could get gusts up to 40 miles an hour. we'll wind up with a high of 58, some places could get 60. 58 is today's high, period of rain rolling through during the middle portion day. mostly cloudy wednesday dipping to 46. thursday is a great looking day with mostly sunny skies but a high of only 41. that's as low as we go this week for highs because we're back up to 45 with more clouds on friday. for the coming weekend a high around 60 or close to it in philadelphia with windy conditions on saturday. and sunday 54, partly sunny and breezy. so a pretty good looking weekend coming up and there might be a shower on monday. >> okay, thank you, david. it is now 6:42 and a wakeup call. police show you why you might want to think twice about charging your cell phone where you sleep. >> governor christie faces the music back in new jersey for the first time since ending his presidential campaign. karen. >> look at the backup on 202. this is 202 northbound at 29. both lanes of 202 we've got
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the northbound and southbound all traffic blocked due to a big accident. i was watching a minute ago and could see people driving the opposite way through traffic just trying to get out of here. i'm going have the latest details for you on how this accident happened when "action news" comes right back.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. back to our breaking news. 202 at 29, terrible accident and a mess in both directions. >> yeah, and what happened was that we had a plow truck with its equipment up took down power lines and both lanes, both directions of 202 have been shut down and penndot
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playing around with the camera a little bit but we have both directions shut down and here as we zoom in you can kind of see the flashing lights right herely so, it's been a mess on the roads and we've been watching people drive backwards trying get out of the backlog here so as we look live, this is northbound traffic, we were watching people turn around and driver in the wrong direction on the shoulder. we then saw people trying to cut across and drive on the ramp in the wrong direction. i mean, such a bad idea and susie trainer on facebook is in the midst of all this and she's been talking to us on facebook and saying that there were high power -- high voltage power lines that were down and police were making everybody back away because they were nervous about that. so we've got northbound and southbound all lanes blocked on 202 in malvern chester county. live on the scene you see the emergency workers out there. and now we see people kind of walking over the median right here and kind of standing around. it's unclear if they're emergency workers or people just getting out of the cars. they've been sitting there saying what. i supposed to do now. you're in the backlog. usual they do is start to let
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a lane of traffic get by but the problem is in this case we've got cars there. they've got these downed wires then don't want anyone crossing them. they're keeping people waiting and you can see them kind of standing on the side of the road which is another reason why it would be bad to suddenly turn around and drive on the shoulder in the wrong direction. you got people standing there. it's just a west. 202 they're going nowhere. stick to lancaster avenues all right alternate. you can use route 30, lancaster avenue. you can use the turnpike instead. if you want to take mass transit instead we're hearing that it's also causing problems with the malvern paoli thorndale line so watch for that and here we can see more emergency workers coming to the scene trying to block off different intersections with that one. i want to show you some of the other problems out there 'cause we do have a lot of them here. this is brookhaven. we've got an accident on griffith street near front street. a vehicle fire happening on bethel road near lark ken road and we're hearing that accident involving a pedestrian. we have injuries on the scene, fire and emergency workers there.
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and this is what it looks like in some of the areas here. i took this video in camden county. you can see temperatures in the 50's. we've got runoff but just so much slush on the sidewalks and the side streets so big problems out there but the biggest of which, tam is 202 shut down in both directions. >> thank you karen. new here on "action news" police in new york are trying to get the word out be careful when using your cell phone inned b the nypd's 33rd precinct tweeted these pictures showing the aftermath of a cell phone overheating and capping fire. it happened in washington heights. police warn don't put your cell phone under a pillow while you sleep and are charging your device. >> happening today, new jersey governor chris christie will deliver his up the address. christie is expected to unveil his plans on funding the state's public pension program. democratic lawmakers though are already looking ahead to 2017 when a new governor will be elected. they want to push forward an amendment to require quarterly pension payments. christie says it could prove
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>> 6:51. let's get a preview of "good morning america." >> rob marciano is joining us with a look at what they have coming up. rob i'm sure the weather today will be part of the mix. >> reporter: absolutely. good morning. great to be with you. we have that wind gust winter storm from record cold snow
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and ice to what's going to be some serious warmth today, maybe some flooding and severe storms. also coming up on "gma" the countydown to south carolina republican candidates pulling out all the stops now the primary just four days away. jeb bush bringing his brother former president george w. bush on the trail. this morning frontrunner donald trump is going to join us live. also ahead the announcement rocking the wrestling world. one of the wwe's biggest stars retiring after a string of concussions. this morning he and his wife a fellow wrestler are speaking out about that difficult decision. and all the highs and lows from last night's grammys. behind the scenes secrets of lady gaga's epic tribute to david bowie, taylor swift message of female. power. and what really happened to adele's mic. not the smoothest production but there were some good performances. we'll talk more about that on "gma." guys, back to you. >> someone should have went up to the mic before and said hello.
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[laughter] >> made sure it was working. >> not a bad idea. >> we've got a big accident in malvern chester county involving a plow truck that then when involve in the accident took down some power lines. here's what you're looking at live. this is 202 southbound near 29. both directions of 202 were shut down but do you see the headlights there on the right-hand side. all that stream of headlights those are all people driving in the wrong direction trying get out of the mess. don't do that. wait your turn, people. lancaster avenue route 30 or the turnpike good options for you there, dave. >> all right, on the big board we are dressing the kids with an umbrella because rain is going to be arriving after about 10 or 11 o'clock. they'll be okay on the way in but they could get caught in some of that on the way home. i know we're up to 55 in philadelphia but we hit the 50's kind of late in the game and there might still somebody icy sidewalks and side streets or at least slushy stuff. farther north temperatures are improving buts a chance of ice on the highways, sidewalks, side streets not so much on the highways. 58 degrees is your high today.
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>> "action news" traffic is sponsored by dunkin' donuts. the new caramel mac yacht tow from dunkin' donuts >> breaking news. we're live in malvern chester county. 202 is shut down in both directions approaching 29 and we can see there are plow trucks, it was an accident involving plow trucks that took down power lines there and people have been stuck. this is also affecting the paoli thorndale line. dave. >> what a mess. temperatures, we are really seeing those numbers zoom but despite these numbers in the 40's and 50's in the i-95 corridor there could still be some lingering ice and slush on sidewalks, side streets in particular and even more of a
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problem up north where it's still cooler. today's high 58 degrees and the next issue is rainily we'll see several hours of it today. >> tweeting and giving updates on facebook on the traffic so continue to do that and we'll have another number date in about 25 minutes. for karen, david, tam, i'm matt. "gma" is next.
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