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shift points, and suspension to fit the mood you're in... and the road you're on. the 2016 c-class. lease the c300 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. now on "action news," storm tracker 6 live double scan radar is picking up our springtime snow, we're helping you get around any slick spots out there. developing now, one person is dead and several others injured that resulted in a crash on i-95. march sadness, st. joe's was not able to beat a number one seed.
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we are super proud of them and our temple owls who put on a wonderful show. it is 5:30, march 21. matt o'donnell is off, annie mccormick is in hamilton township and david murphy and karen rogers have weather and traffic. >> reporter: we have wet snow thinning out over the garden state parkway and the ac expressway. if you're driving around close to the coast or anywhere where there's slushiness on the roads, take it slow. in philadelphia even when the snow came through, the ground was warm so it melted it. officially at the airport we had a trace recorded. cloud cover will break up out to the west and we'll see sunshine return and mostly sunny skies, above freezing in philadelphia, 35 degrees closer to in trenton and allentown. 33 in millville, cape may and 30
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in reading. as we head out to the bus stop or the driveway look for mostly cloudy skies early to the east. i could see actually sunshine coming back quickly between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., else somewhere. temperatures may deep closer to the freezing mark between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. we'll bounce back quickly. 42 by 68:00 a.m., 46 by 1:00 p.m. it will be breezy and bright and nice later on. karen, what are you seeing on the roads early? >> reporter: right now i'm looking at i-95 at 413, dave. the main highway is moving just fine. we can see a dusting on the grassy surfaces. when it was coming down we had an accident on i-95 and the schuylkill expressway. wunl overnight accident is -- one overnight accident is causing a problem, 355 southbound at new garden road
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where a car ran into a salt truck. police are allowing traffic to get by on the left shoulder. we're not seeing 'delay because it's light volume on 55 southbound. be careful as you head there. this is 42 northbound traffic at creek road. 42 just a little bit wet. we have speed restrictions in places in new jersey. 45-mile an hour on the new jersey turnpike and the garden state parkway. be careful with the ramps and overpasses. area bridges not showing any speed restricts. walt whitman bridge light volume and wet at this point. let's switch live with annie mccormick checking on conditions in hamilton township new jersey, annie you saw a lot of snow early in the morning, how is it looking now? >> reporter: much different picture than it was over an hour tamala, you can see there's nothing falling right now. we did have heavy, wet snow. take a look at what it left
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behind. this is along the atlantic city expressway, nothing much, just a reminder we're not out of the woods yet, we're still feeling winter. this is video when the snow was falling, like i said it was heavy and wet when we first arrived here, slowly it did dissipate and turned into light flurries. the south jersey transportation authority who maintains the atlantic city expressway around this area they made sure they would have crews out there to keep an extra eye on the roads to make sure it would be a smooth commute this morning. we caught up with people yesterday the first day of spring who were out for a free rita's water ice, many thought spring meant spring weather. if you're going to be cold, let it be good. >> reporter: finding the silver lining there on a cold day.
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again it was supposed to be spring. i can tell you this morning looks like in this area, the worst has happened. if you were leaving the house over an hour ago, you would valentine's day problems of visibility. right now it is clear, what fell on the fairmont did not stick, bawbs the temperatures are not bad it's not freezing. doesn't look like you have any slick areas, it was nice to see that little burst of winter just as long as we don't see it again this year. reporting live in hamilton township, annie mccormick back to you. good that it got out of there. >> reporter: i agree. mobile 6 is on the move making its way through wilmington. in that location we're not seeing any flurries coming down, that little bit of snow is over. the action cam found
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flurries flying along lancaster avenue overnight, but it was barely enough to leave a coating on the sidewalks. 5:36, unfortunately, though, the wet weather may have played a role in traffic tragedy on i-95. investigators are trying to determine if slick roads were a factor in the deadly pileup. video soda is live on the broad street exit with the latest. good morning, vern. , good morning, nydia, i-95 northbound is open and moving along at a normal rush hour clip at this hour after a 4 1/2 hour shut down overnight. one person was killed, five hospitalized. it happened here near the broad street entrance to i-95 northbound in south philadelphia. this was the scene just after 11:00 p.m. northbound i-95 near the broad street entrance. there were four vehicles involved. it took all that time for the
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investigation and the cleanup, no word if it was weather related. those are the details we have so far the deceased is a male. good morning, tamala, we have no word on exactly what happened whether it was weather related or not. no i.d. on the person killed, again, five others are hospitalized at jefferson hospital at this hour, live in south philadelphia, vernon odem channel 6 "action news." thank four that. the pennsylvania turnpike commission is taking ago closer look at their security system after a attempted holdup by a retired state trooper, clearance briggs was trying to tie up the toll collector. at the same time a security guard happened on the scene an emotional chairman said briggs gunned down the guard ronald heist another person was rushed
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to the hospital after a serious crash in edge more, the driver lost control of the pick up truck rolled over several times. talks a case of the mondays, st. joe's fans are going on little sleep and dealing with heart-breaking loss. the hawks led oregon with five minutes to go, but they made up the deficit and then some. oregon inches out st. joe's with a score 69-64. they gave it a great fight, but the hawks tournament run is over. the hawk will never die. >> reporter: the madness games, involving st. joe's and temple. villanova is cake walk so far. good luck to the cats. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you most of the wet snow in a came through overnight is over by the coast. as we go in and give you the
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bird's eye view we have snow along the garden state parkway. it's clearing the roadway. cape may, we have changed over to rain, sea isle city and atlantic city there's the garden state parkway not much left. what did fall fell on mainly grassy surfaces, annie mccormick is down download reporting mainly wet roads, in philadelphia we got hardly anything falling, if you have something out there, it's on the lawn an maybe a coating and might have melted already because we have temperatures above freezing. as we look outside we are waiting for the roads to dry out. there's the adventure aquarium. roads are damp and improving as we go through the morning. 35 in philadelphia. we're just above the freezing
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mark in allentown, trenton and wilmington. you want to be careful in case there's a slick spot popping up. temperatures were so mild yesterday we are looking at wet roads down the shore. not a lot of snow coming in on the snow report. trace in philadelphia, new castle county. latest numbers for mount holly and atlantic city, half inch in ac. .1 in mount holly, these probably are not final numbers, but i think on the high end we're looking at an inch or so. future trash 6 shows how -- tracker 6 shows you how the clouds are pushing toward the east. in the noon hour we are expecting sunshine and it will be breezy, but a good looking day. in the lehigh valley, high of 49. down the shore, we're going up to about 48 degrees, mostly sunny and breezy there, as well. on the boards in philadelphia,
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sunshine returning 50 degrees is the high, there will be a cool breeze 12 to 25 miles per hour, but good overall. 31 degrees is the overnight low, clear skies and the winds dieing down, but chilly. as we go from tomorrow morning into tomorrow afternoon. we expect to tack a few extra degrees on the monitor getting into the 50s into the low mid 50s tomorrow. 50 degrees lots of sun, breezy conditions today, certainly. tomorrow, 56 mix of clouds and sun, it's off to the races to a degree. 68 on wednesday, warmer high of 71 on thursday, good friday we slide back to 64 with the front coming through in the morning with showers and sun re-emerging in the afternoon. weekend 59 degrees, partly sunny and cool on saturday, good for this time of the year. easter sunday is looking dry, a mixture of clouds and sun, high
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of 63. probably around 40 at dawn, but not bad in the afternoon for easter egg hunt. there's rain possible late sunday night i'm hoping that doesn't slide early in the forecast period. for now it is dry. coming up, deadly crash in spain. more than a dozen people are dead after a bus carrying exchange students crashes. the director of an international tournament is under fire after controversial marks he made about women in sports. we'll break down what he said. >> reporter: we have snow on the grassy surface i-95 at business route 1. traffic is moving fine on the roadways. we'll talk about a new accident coming in when "action news" comes right back.
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5:45 a.m., live look at the platt bridge. we had snow this morning, look at that it's clear, our annie mccormick has been in hamilton township. there was a lot of snow coming down around 4:00 a.m., now nothing. that's good news for people trying to commute. >> reporter: it means if you slept in it pays to sleep in. see, i didn't get todd -- to do that. looking at 309. heading toward montgomeryville moving fine. we have an accident on route 13 northbound at st. patrick's day day -- at saint george's bridge
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road. it shut down new castle county. looking at the big picture, the blue route, 55 miles per hour. no problem, the schuylkill expressway no volume along the conshohocken curve looking good. problems on the boulevard, the vine or i-95. however, in the overnight hours we had accidents object on i-95 and -- on the schuylkill expressway and i-95 and the vine. in new jersey, we have 45-mile an hour speed restrictions on the turnpike as well as the parkway. the snowfall pushing east intensified in new jersey. now it's hugging the coastline. it's almost completely out of here. if you're on the parkway it's moving out to sea. watch for that traveling on the parkway. which is one of the reasons for the 45-mile an hour speed restrictions. you can see temperatures below freezing, you could see a slick spot or two. 29 in manners creek and 32 in
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saint davids. 35 in hammonton. in it i can't. -- nydia. a bus carrying exchange students crashed in northeastern spain killing 13 and injuring others. it hit a guardrail and cartwheeled across the road. the driver passed alcohol an drug tests. 57 students were on board. the students with returning from bars bars barcelona when the bus crashed. a marine from the u.s. was killed in iraq. 36 u.s. military personnel are already there. new this morning, some of the biggest names in tennis are firing back at a tournament director's comments on women. ray mon moore said female tennis players were lucky and owed
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their status to the stars of men's game. he said some of the women are getting more attention for their looks. the tournament issued an apology on his behalf. serena williams noted that her grand slam event last year caused the tournament to be sold out before the men's for the first time in history. how a bruce springsteen's fan got out of being in trouble for being late for class in the best way. "dancing with the stars" starts tonight. >> reporter: we'll have a day planner forecast and let you know where sky cover and temperatures are going today. that's next. (vo) new tidy cats lightweight 4-in-1
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>> reporter: hey everybody, welcome back, are you ready to start the day? >> reporter: ye ha! >> reporter: let's take you outside and show you what it looks like. it's a bit damp on the boulevard. if we put that in play we can see the boulevard better there. southbound traffic moving just fine on the boulevard. trust me you'll see it, there it is, that's southbound traffic. mass transit is on time as you head out the door, dave no problems there. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you the last of the snowflakes are off the coast. they will be off the coast in the next half-hour or so. we didn't get much snow in southeastern pennsylvania maybe a trace to a coating.
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maybe an inch down here. if you're dressing the kids, temperatures in the 30s, budge them up early. temperatures in the low 30s in the outlying and northern and western suburbs. roads in the process of drying out. low to mid 30s in south jersey and delaware. quickly as we go through the day we're looking for a high of 50 degrees around 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. sun coming back it will be breezy today. you can find the seven-day forecast a live look at storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at season 22 with "dancing with the stars" debuts tonight on 6abc. 12 celebrities battle for the the mirror ball trophy. several nfl players will dance off. had a geraldo rivera and ginger
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zee are rounding out the cast. for a fuller list go to and tune in for the season premier at 8:00 p.m. on 6abc. a 9-year-old rock and roll fan got an excuse note signed by the boss himself. he and is father went to the bruce springfield show, he held up a sign that said he would be late to school sign my note. he scribbled a note, miss jackson, robby has been out late rocking and rolling please excuse him for being tardy. up next, two indiana officers shot serving a warrant. apple is getting ready to unveil new product today, we'll
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services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. slash eastern. in pennsylvania? second most famous groundhog i don't have enough fingers ben! ok gus, make a wish! that was some blowout. thanks, so are these! wow, the new blowout instant games from the pennsylvania lottery, with over $225 million in prizes. did someone say blowout?! keep on scratchin'!
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a fire caused serious damage to a home in brewerytown section of it blaze broke out on north 30th street. firefighters got there to find heavy flames on the second floor. an "action news" viewer shot the intense flames. investigators are trying to figure out what kicked off the fire. flags in indiana are flying
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at half staff after a deputy was shot serving a warrant. it happened at a trailer park north of indianapolis. the deputies returned fire killing the suspect. those bagpipes were part of a vigil for slain police officer jacai colson who was killed out at a shootout. he was shot by a fell police officer who did not recognize him and viewed him as a threat. he will be buried here next monday. a multi-vehicle crash snarled traffic on a busy highway as the snow comes down overnight. a bitter sweet sunday for a college basketball fan, one team
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keepings on dancing, while the other goes down, but not without a fight. we'll be right back.
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good morning, 6:00 a.m. on this monday, march 21, i'm tamala edwards, along with nydia han, matt o'donnell is off today, we're working on several developing stories. first, a deadly crash, police are working to find out what caused a fatal pileup on i-95. changes in the air in cuba as president obama gets ready to spend his first full day in the island nation. spring has sprung according to the calendar, but the snow might have left slick


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