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everything is flowing nicely up and down 101 through san jose. we are seeing busier conditions in the east bay. we'll show you drive times there plus a check of mass transit. good morning, everybody. it's tuesday, october 30. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:00 now. it is turning out to be a massive storm everyone feared. president barack obama has declared a major disaster now in new york city and long island because of the damage from former hurricane sandy. >> it's still amazing to see these images. sandy is now connected to the deaths of at least 17 people across the united states. an estimated 7.4 million homes and businesses are without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. in the hard hit big apple, the new york stock exchange, nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day. we know now there's at least 10 to $20 billion in damage and 15,000 flights across the united states have been
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canceled. ines ferre is live in new york with more on the wrath of sandy. reporter: hurricane sandy flooded some areas of new york city, knocked out power of thousands, and the southern part of manhattan is virtually shut down. reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires an electrical problems relating to outages. >> reporter: more than 200 firefighters are still battling a blaze in an evacuation in queens. more than 50 homes have already been destroyed. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. and power outages prompted a mass evacuation from nyu hospital when a backup generator failed. dozens of ambulances lined up to evacuate more than 200 patients throughout the early- morning hours and extra help
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was called in to help move patients. >> we have 50 firefighters coming here as well, as well as from help from greater new york hospital association. there's a lot of help. but it's a challenging situation. >> reporter: just about all of southern manhattan is shut down. the floodwaters are receding but sandy's record surge proved to be too much for the island. this was the scene at the brooklyn battery tunnel as the hudson river overflowed its boundaries. sandy came ashore just south of atlantic city monday night. the city's famed boardwalk took a beating. 80 sections were swept away. once on land -- >> this is almost like from fall to immediate winter overnight. >> reporter: -- sandy combined with a cold front to produce a massive snowstorm in the appalachians. and the subway system in new york city is dealing with what the mta is calling an unprecedented situation. mayor michael bloomberg says new yorkers will get through this together as they always do. live in new york, ines ferre. now back to you. >> so much devastation, ines.
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thank you. among the casualties from sandy a replica historic ship made for a movie. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us with the dramatic rescue operation as that ship went down in the storm. cate. >> reporter: we will talk about that but right now i want to let you know that hundreds of people are being evacuated in the northern new jersey town this a levee broke flooding the area. as you were mentioning off north carolina, this was a dramatic rescue of the hms bounty. one by one coast guard plucked crew from the ocean. the bowny sank when her engine and pumps failed. it was built in 1960 as a replica of the original 1787 vessel. it was used in a number of big budget films. >> it's a sad thing with a ship like that. a sad thing. >> all that work and all the history of that boat just gone, just like that. >> reporter: the bounty's
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captain is still missing. this were 16 crew on board, 14 were rescued. one person died. this morning, here are pictures out of new jersey that show that extreme damage. this storm is being blamed for flooding, toppled trees on cars, downed power lines and thousands of evacuees forced to seek higher ground. atlantic city became an extension of the atlantic ocean. seaweed and ocean debris swirled in the knee deep water covering downtown streets. take a look at this. this is the snapped construction crane that's 75 stories dangling over a condo construction project. these are live pictures that you're looking at right now. it's swinging like a pendulum over midtown manhattan. now, this broke yesterday afternoon when the winds hit new york city. a nearby hotel was evacuated in case the snapped portion of the machinery broke and crashed. there are still rescue efforts ongoing as the storm continues to go through the east coast. cate caugiran, cbs 5. sandy has been downgraded
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from a category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm. still got a lot of rain to come down though. let's check lawrence and find out what's in store today on day two. >> speaking of rain, there are some places in new jersey almost 12 inches of rain yesterday in places with nine inches were common and sandy coming onshore only as a category 1 but really had a very deep low pressure center and also the way it approached the coastline in a perpendicular fashion really combined to produce some record storm surges into the new york area. in any event, they had a 13- foot storm surge causing the flooding there in manhattan. now, sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. on the back side of this we are seeing a lot of snow maybe two- to three-foot of snow some blizzard conditions over the appalachian mountains. this is going to slowly drag its way out so it's going to continue to dump tremendous amounts of rain for the next 24 to 36 hours. that's to go along with winds. we are not done with sandy by any means in fact we'll see more strong gusty winds and possibly more flooding as long as sandy slowly moves out. here in the bay area, we have
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some dense fog early on today along the coastline and parts of the north bay valleys. visibility down to a quarter mile. temperatures staying rather mild this morning mainly into the 50s except in the north bay. down into the 40s. by the afternoon these temperatures should be bump be up near seasonal. those numbers usually in the 60s and 70s will be right there toward the afternoon but sandy, what a storm, elizabeth. >> really. those are amazing pictures. here at home we are doing pretty good even though conditions are starting to get busy especially in the usual slow spots around this time of the morning in the east bay so if you coming through the dublin-pleasanton area through livermore this is what it looks like. headlights moving westbound and we can go to our maps and show you a drive time across this stretch just beginning to see brake lights past the wind turbines towards vasco road. drive time 14 or 15 minutes through the altamont pass but unfortunately the delays are growing and eastbound we are seeing that roadwork still in lanes eastbound approaching north greenville so just heads up. they have been doing ongoing
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roadwork across that stretch. otherwise westbound 4 and eastbound 4 through antioch a few brake lights. past antioch everything is free and clear towards pittsburg-bay point and concord and a quick check of the golden gate bridge. look at all that fog. thick along the coastline. that's your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >> thank you. the storm has forced the cancellations of thousands of flights and including hundreds that were supposed to go into and out of bay area. elissa harrington is at sfo to tell us what passengers can expect today. reporter: passengers can expect more cancellations and here at sfo in terminal 2 alone i'm already counting 17 cancellations this morning on the departures and arrivals board. now, this storm has absolutely crippled air travel to and from the east coast grounding nearly 14,000 flights stranding travelers. more than 200 have been
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canceled out of sfo alone. the destinations affected including jfk, boston, chicago, philly, newark. a quarter of the flights in the united states pass in and out of new york so travelers all over are feeling a ripple effect. even if you are not trying to fly to the east coast, you still need to check your flight status. yesterday i spoke with a woman trying to get to idaho. her flight was canceled because of that domino effect. even travelers overseas have had to deal with cancellations and again so far at sfo more than 200 flights canceled out of oakland, jetblue flights to new york and d.c. were canceled and san jose two jetblue flights to boston and jfk have been canceled through wednesday. >> given the fact that the weather has yet to move through some of the cities it's difficult to gauge the full extent of it now and that makes it very important for passengers to check the status of their flights. >> i was out here for a wedding. i was supposed as to fly out last night and things happened obviously.
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so been here a little while. >> reporter: it can take days until airlines are back to their normal operations. if you are flying today check your flight status early. make sure to double-check it throughout the day because as the storm changes, the flight could change, as well. and if you do need to make any changes, try and do that at home over the phone or on your computer to avoid the lines at the airport. at sfo, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> 5:09. sandy could end up being the october surprise of the 2012 presidential race. president obama putting campaign events on hold for the time being to oversee the federal government's disaster relief efforts. and republican challenger mitt romney will also hold "no" campaign events today. romney did make an appearance in ohio yesterday but kept much of the focus on the weather. >> a lot of people are going to be facing some real tough times as a result of sandy's fury. and so if you have the capacity to make a donation to american red cross, you can go online and do that.
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>> i am not worried at this point about the impact on the election. i'm worried about the impact on families and worried about the impact on our first responders. the election will take care of itself next week. >> election day is one week from today. you can find continuing coverage on sandy on cbssf.com at the top of the page links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar and airport delays, as well. the world series winners got a big welcome when they returned to their home ballpark in san francisco. [ applause and cheers ] >> the giants flew home from detroit and boarded a fleet of team buses for the trip to at&t park. the manager is singing the praises of his team. >> this was a special group. you know, we're not saying good- bye. we'll be here couple days and then see you later, then we'll see what happens. but i can't say i have had more
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fun than what i had this year. >> well, giants players they took turns showing off the trophy to the crowd. next up, tomorrow's big parade. and that's going to be at 11 a.m. the parade starts at the base of market street and ends at civic center plaza. there are orange lights all over the city in honor of the giants and that includes city hall. this is a live look right now at a stage it looks like so they are prepping. >> ge ready. >> bart plans to expand rush hour service for the entire day. there will be extra trains on the caltrain system. muni is also planning extra service tomorrow with more metro shuttling available and the golden gate bridge district is putting extra ferries on the schedule. we are going to have special live coverage of the parade of champions right here on cbs 5 and on cbssf.com beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow. you don't want to miss that. we are going to get out there, too. >> we'll be outside. it's going to be like a quasi
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holiday, for sure. i think people will miss school and work. should be fun. 5:11. super storm sandy is marching slowly inland after leaving at least 17 people dead in its march up the east coast. when we come back we'll speak with someone in the hard hit area of queens, new york. >> and a bay area restaurant infested with roaches. why the owners are using the creepy crawlers as a way to advertise. coming up. >> and the show must go on. how late night comedians in new york did without audiences. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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they closed the subways and we can't get an audience so the question is, do we do or not do a show? >> i don't know. >> it's up to you. >> it's up to me? >> yeah. >> let's go for it! >> do a show. >> all right. great. >> come on, let's do a show. >> nothing like a little humor. the show went on despite the nasty storm as you can see. the show was done yesterday without a live audience at the ed sullivan theater. jimmy fallon also did his new york talk show without an audience yesterday. folks probably appreciated it if they could watch it because a lot of people had no power. >> letterman didn't have much
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staff, as well. >> no. >> so he did it with a skeleton crew. >> a lot of news teams in new york right now some of the morning shows and what not skeleton crew because folks just can't get in because of the subways. >> it's very true. 5:16 right now. let's check the traffic on our roads. how's it looking? >> you know, it's looking great. the biggest usually the indicator of how things are flowing across the bay bridge. at the toll plaza you can see it's super light this morning. you will also notice fog in the distance. fog may be a factor in the morning drive. could impact your visibility. especially on the coast we are seeing a lot of it along 880. we can barely see the nimitz freeway in the traffic cam rand it's thick across the golden gate bridge. the bay bridge once again super light heading into san francisco so we found this other traffic camera we could show you at 880 near the 66 exit right there by the oakland coliseum. and headlights should be moving northbound. so overall everything is moving okay despite the fog. it's about 15 minutes between
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238 and the maze. otherwise, let's go to our other maps. other live traffic cameras bart always a great option. if you want to ditch the roads don't feel like driving in fog bart on time including all those bart stops heading towards downtown san francisco. pittsburg-bay point line all lines so far on time. here's the golden gate bridge that i mentioned they picked that up roadwork on the approach to the bridge so now it's a 13-minute drive time between 580 and the golden gate bridge toll plaza super light between san rafael and the bridge. once again fog you can see it this morning coming towards doyle drive. they can some lane changes so they also opened more southbound 101 lanes to traffic heading towards the city. westbound 580 still have these brake lights coming through the altamont pass and livermore but fortunately it hasn't impacted the drive time. 15 minutes between the altamont pass between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. fog at the coast. parts of the north bay valleys.
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dense fog advisory in effect this morning in those spots. the fog is going to lift though. temperatures in the 40s by the afternoon nice sunny mild day in many spots up into the upper 70s in some spots inland. 60s and 70s around the bay and mostly sunny skies this afternoon. fog at the coast but temperatures there into the 60s. we have changes coming with high pressure holding on today and then this guy begins to set up for halloween, can you believe it? it looks like timing is moving up. folks in the north bay could have rain on wednesday. so toward the parade tomorrow, looks okay for the giants parade but in the evening here's the cold front sagging into the bay area. by 7:00 or so late nitric or treating could be wet late night trick or treating could be wet.
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east bay temperatures into the upper 70s and pleasanton about 73 walnut creek and 74 degrees in fairfield. inside the bay temperatures in the upper 60s into san francisco. about 69 in oakland. and about 63 degrees in daly city. next couple of days we are going to see a return of the rain looks like the showers continuing into thursday. and then dry some mild weather returns maybe some 80s into latter part of weekend. that's a look at weather. back to you. back to our top story, residents on the east coast hunkering down this morning waking up to see the damage. for millions there is no power and probably won't be for days. joining us on the phone now is gina in queens, new york this morning. gina, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> first of all, how are you doing out there? >> well, we're doing great. my neighborhood is the first neighborhood over from manhattan over the east river. and the house that we're renting is in the edge of zones
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b and c in evacuation so we're pretty dry and i can actually see the sun trying to come out through the clouds. >> well, that is great news. >> the winds and rain have died down. >> are you able to get around? obviously the subway is shut down. are buses moving? are people going about their business is this or is new york kind of frozen this time right now while they take care of this monster problem? >> the only time i remember new york being this quiet was september 11, 2001. this is -- the subways aren't running. the buses aren't running. i saw one lonely postal truck. so it is true they will deliver with rain, sleet, snow and hurricanes. but i do see people out walking around. mostly everybody is just hunkerred down. the mta, our transit authority, said they don't know when they are going to be able to get the subways running. so for those of house live on
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this side of the east river, we're pretty much cut off from manhattan for now. >> what was it like last night? >> it was scary. i have to say i had a lot of confidence in the city. i monitored what the city was saying very closely on social media and it seemed that they knew what they were doing and they projected a lot of confidence. so they told people get inside, stay inside, they kept us inside very early well before the storm started. and so we just kind of made a party of it me and my little boys. we built pirate forts and worked puzzles and baked cookies and listened to the howling wind. >> yeah. well, that's what you do. you bring the family together and you just kind of get through it together. gina neff with us on the telephone from queens, new york. we wish you all the best and a speedy recovery to your city. thank you so much.
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>> thank you very much. >> thanks. 5:21. coming up, the aftermath of sandy a look at the trail of destruction across the east coast. >> how about the 9ers? we are going to talk a little football. they put a big hurt on the cardinals. we have the highlights and the play of the day coming your way right after the break.
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we're starting out with dense fog this morning, rain in the forecast tell you when coming up. >> and here's a live look outside. south bay, hey, things have picked up! we are starting to get busy especially northbound 101 in san jose from the mckee exit. much more traffic coming up in a few minutes. 5:25. monday night win put the 49ers on top in the nfc west. alex smith had a career night with three touchdowns including two to michael crabtree in the first half. smith completed 81 of 19 passes for 232 yards. san francisco beat the cardinals 24-3. the niners defense made it two games in a row without allowing a touchdown. >> that was a big hit. back to the 49er game for your play of the day. remember randy moss the guy
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that's only caught one touchdown pass? he caught another one. watch number 84, he turns on the burners. 47 yards for the score. the 9ers now are at 6-2 atop the nfc west at the halfway point. your play of the day from mr. randy moss. >> still looks good. 5:26 right now. our too many coverage continues on the devastation from sandy. >> the fires, the flooding and power outages paralyzing the big apple and it's not over yet. how the east coast is riding out this monster storm. >> and as the storm continues to pound the east coast, it's also severely disrupting air travel. what passengers can expect today. ,,
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linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 5:30 on your tuesday. we have some live pictures of what was hurricane sandy. it was a tropical storm. it's now been downgraded. it's not even a tropical storm. but as you can see, from our radar right now, it is still monsterrous and it's still dropping a lot of rain. we are going to take a live look now at atlantic city. you can see that water just rushing in. we have seen images all morning long and even last night of streets flooded in atlantic city and you can see that water is still rushing up onshore. we do know at this point that pg&e from california is sending about 150 crewmembers in the next couple of days to help out to restore power on the east coast. >> and take a look at this picture. that is the boardwalk in atlantic city and it is nearly gone, folks. i believe 80 pieces of that boardwalk have been sent into the city of atlantic city or washed away in the atlantic.
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atlantic city is hurting in a big way. it's going to take months if not a good year in get that back and up. >> president barack obama declared a major disaster for new york city and long island. super storm sandy is marching slowly inland after leaving at least 17 people dead in its march up the east coast. an estimated 7.4 million homes and businesses are currently without power across 16 states and washington, d.c. and again, in the hard hit big apple the new york stock exchange nasdaq and broadway theaters will be closed for a second straight day and as we said, the president declared a major disaster. pg&e is sending some crewmembers from california, 150, to be exact, to help restore power there. ines ferre is live and she has more on the wrath of sandy. reporter: a storm surge nearly 14 feet high pushed ashore flooding hundreds of miles of coastline from virginia to massachusetts. >> it's the most flooding i
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have seen in all the years i have lived here. >> reporter: floodwater and high winds have knocked out power to millions of people. >> we are seeing a large number of fires caused by downed wires an electrical problems relating to outages. >> reporter: more than 200 firefighters are still battling a blaze in an evacuation in queens. more than 50 homes have already been destroyed. the cause of the fire is still being investigated. and power outages prompted a mass evacuation from nyu hospital when a backup generator failed. dozens of ambulances lined up to evacuate more than 200 patients throughout the early- morning hours and extra help was called in to help move patients. >> we have 50 firefighters coming here as well, as well as from help from greater new york hospital association. there's a lot of help. but it's a challenging situation. >> reporter: just about all of southern manhattan is shut down. the floodwaters are receding but sandy's record surge proved to be too much for the island.
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this was the scene at the brooklyn battery tunnel as the hudson river overflowed its boundaries. sandy came ashore just south of atlantic city monday night. the city's famed boardwalk took a beating. 80 sections were swept away. once on land -- >> this is almost like from fall to immediate winter overnight. >> reporter: --sandy combined with a cold front to produce a massive snowstorm in the appalachians. ines ferre for cbs news, new york. >> the storm is us cag problems over a wide area of the eastern united states. it is massive as the storm moves inland, warnings as far west as chicago right now. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us with a look at some of the damage and some of the rescue operations. >> reporter: as the storm continues to move sandy is causing more evacuations along therescue of the hms bounty. one by one coast guard plucked crew from the ocean. the bowny sank when her engine and pumps failed. it was built in 1960 as a replica of the original 1787 vessel. it was used in a number of big budget films.
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way. coast guard plucked crewmembers from the ocean 16 on board, 14 rescued, one person dead and theship's captain is missing. here are pictures out of new jersey that showed the extreme damage. this morning, there is an ongoing rescue effort after a broken levee flooded a small town in the northern part of the state. atlantic city became an extension of the atlantic ocean. and seaweed and ocean debris swirled in the knee deep water covering downtown streets. this is a snapped construction crane dangling 75 stories high this is a live picture. it's swinging like a pendulum over midtown manhattan. this broke yesterday afternoon when winds hit new york city. a nearby hotel was evacuated inist can the snapped portion of the machinery -- in case the snapped portion of the machinery crashed. 7 7.4 million homes are without power. pg&e is sending 150 employees
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to help restore power on the east coast. live in studio, cate caugiran, cbs 5. i saw a picture on facebook last night of a woman standing on her front porch with a shark two or three feet away from her front porch. >> it's amazing. i have a friend in new york who had to leave and evacuate his neighborhood. now his neighborhood he said was on fire a few hours ago and just completely flooded. it's amazing. and the storm is downgraded but it's still going to cause a lot of destruction. >> just because it moved onshore doesn't mean it's over. sandy going to cause more problems. there could be a secondary tidal surge with this storm system a lot lower than the last one but maybe another two to four feet along the coastline. here's the latest. the storm moved onshore yesterday. it had a couple of things going with it. it was moving perpendicular to the coastline a low pressure producing record storm surges in new york to 13-plus feet. that was something else. still sustained winds of 65 miles per hour. on the back side of this it
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picked up a lot of cold air so we are seeing heavy snow in the appalachians maybe another two to three feet there and some heavy rains some places have already received almost a foot of rain in new jersey. now, the track is going to be a slow mover and that's part of the problem. it's going to continue to dump tremendous amounts of rain so flooding is going to be widespread with those gusty winds trees coming down everywhere so more power outages are on the way. back out west it doesn't seem like much. we have dense fog to worry about this morning, that's it. visibilities less than quarter mile. through the day this is going to lift and we are look at a nice day as the clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies. temperatures now in the 40s and 50s. but by the afternoon, we are back up into the 60s and 70s. that's not much to worry about compared to back east. >> it's crazy out there, yeah. here at home we're very lucky. traffic is moving fine conditions are nice and dry. the only thing we have to deal with is the fog lawrence just mentioned so you can't see it too much across the san mateo
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bridge. it looks cheaper. it's past the toll plaza. the right side of the screen is west wound 92. westbound and eastbound looking good between hayward and foster city. to our owe maps let's see if we can see some fog along the peninsula. earlier 101 towards sfo, just a heads up too that roadwork apparently still in lanes on northbound 101 as you make way through palo alto. 280 along the peninsula so far looking good. elsewhere, here's the golden gate bridge. headlights are moving southbound towards doyle drive and everything is nice and clear all across the deck. no major issues. brake lights though coming through the altamont pass and you can see our drive time is now in the yellow 18 minutes between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. also we still have that roadwork -- highway 4 slowing down. red traffic sensors through antioch mean those speed sensors showing some below 25 miles per hour. things then improve heading
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towards pittsburg-bay point. good news mass transit all on time including bart. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. the storm continues to disrupt air travel including flights to and from the bay area. there have been hundreds of cancellations at all three of our airports. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at sfo to tell us what passengers can expect if you are flying out today. >> reporter: passengers can expect more cancellations at all three bay area airports. but flights are changing throughout the morning. so the best thing that travelers can do is check their flights early and often. now, as that storm continues to pound the east coast, sfo alone so far more than 200 flights have been canceled since yesterday. at the oakland airport jetblue flights to new york an d.c. were canceled and in san jose two jetblue flights to boston and jfk have been canceled through wednesday. the storm has heavily disrupted air travel grounding nearly 14,000 flights. that's more than what we saw
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last year during hurricane irene. those destinations affected include hubs like jfk, boston, washington, d.c., philadelphia and new york. this morning i spoke with a stranded traveler sloping on a bench at sfo. she is a grad student in new york -- he's grad student in new york and he says he needs to get to class by tomorrow but cancellations have been challenging. >> i saw about 20 [ indiscernible ] i should call them to update my flight so whenever i try to call them the automated machine told me that the volume is too much and i couldn't contact them. and they hang up on me every time when i try to call them. so i have to be here in order for them to give me service and update on the flight. >> reporter: sounds a little frustrating, doesn't it? despite what that traveler went through the advice we have been given is if a flight is canceled, the best thing a traveler can do is try to make
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the changes at home over the phone or online to avoid airport lines. at sfo, elissa harrington, cbs 5. more than 100 california air national guardsmen are now on the east coast to assist with rescue efforts there. members of the 129th rescue wing loaded up at moffett field yesterday. they were bound for charlotte, north carolina and from there crews will be sent wherever they are needed. they are bringing food, medical supplies and life-saving equipment to that storm zone. you can find continuing coverage of sandy on cbssf.com. go to the top of the page. you will find links to watch live video coverage and track east coast radar at airports and delays all on our website. switching gears now the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar returns to court in san jose this afternoon. 21-year-old antolin garcia torres may enter a plea today. he is linked to the case but
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lamar's body hasn't been found. on the bay area watch a judge is expected to make a final decision on whether victims of the san bruno pipeline explosion can sue pg&e for punitive damages. the san mateo county judge has tentatively decided against the utility in the case. more than 350 people have filed suit over the deadly explosion from two years ago. another milestone today for the new santa clara 49ers stadium. a 35,000-pound piece of precast concrete for the suite tower will be hoisted into place this afternoon. it comes as the state rejected a settlement over redevelopment al funds and that would have split $30 million between the stadium project and local schools. that decision is not expected to delay construction. it's coming along though, looking good. the world series trophy and the world champs are back home, sweet home. [ applause and cheers ] >> and here they come.
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the world champion giants flew home from detroit yesterday afternoon. they got a huge welcome when the team bus arrived around 4:00 yesterday. at&t park. everybody wants to look at the trophy. but the players were more than happy to show it off. >> you know, this was a special group and, you know, we're not saying good-bye. we'll be here couple days and then it will be, see you later. we'll see what happens. but i can't say i have had more fun than what i had this year. >> whole lot of people there. giants players took turns showing the trophy off to the crowd. got touched. there is romo right there. next up of course is the big parade. that will happen tomorrow morning. the parade starts at the base of market street, ends at the civic center plaza and the fun begins at 11:00. take a live look at san francisco city hall. and they're prepping for tomorrow's festivities. we are going to, of course, have live special coverage of the parade of champions here on cbs 5 and on cbssf.com beginning at 11:00 tomorrow. they are going to let us out of
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the building. >> i know. >> kind of looking forward that. >> it's going to be fun. >> it will be. 5:42. a not so smart move. >> when he walked by, boom. >> how a distracted dialing nearly cost a bay area man his life. >> you're taking a look at live pictures of new york city. a crane left dangling from hurricane sandy. stay with us for coverage on the damage.
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the storm is doing something that almost never happens: and now, the perfect storm, david letterman! ♪ [ music ] [ no applause ] >> we have no studio audience. but by god, we do have a -- quit a show for you tonight. so thank you very much for joining us here in the ed sullivan shelter. had ♪ [ music ] >> a little humor goes a long way. david letterman, the show must go on, no audience but they still put on a show. i think denzel washington was on the show and they talked. >> the show goes on even without staff members. the storm is doing something that almost never happens closing wall street for a second day. flooding in the financial district is the problem. it's the first time weather
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closed u.s. stock markets since hurricane gloria in 1985. >> sadly it's not over just yet. we still have the remnants thereof. >> it's going to be slow moving. so they are going to see a tremendous a rain, lots of snow in the high country, tremendous amounts of rain. they will be cleaning up for days. we have dense fog in our area be careful on the roads. dense fog advisory visibilities less than a quarter mile especially at the coast, san francisco southward and also in the north bay valleys. by the afternoon the fog will have lifted and we are looking at a mild afternoon. temperatures up in the 60s and 70s around the bay, maybe mid- to upper 70s in some of the valleys and 60s couple of clouds at the coast. one more day of sunshine enjoy it because look what's off the coast. we have this developing low that will approach the coastline so rain making a return to midweek and you know what that means for halloween, chance of showers. sfo possible delays this morning with that morning fog. by the afternoon it should be nice and clear. if you are traveling across the
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country things are backed up because of the delays and cancellations. 75 houston, 72 denver, showers in new york. still we are expecting here lots of sunshine in the afternoon and comfortable numbers, 72 san jose, 70 fremont, 69 union city. east bay numbers up as high as 77 degrees in pleasanton. 74 concord. and about 73 degrees in the napa valley. inside the bay sunshine after some patchy dense fog this morning temperatures there mainly in the 60s. low 70s showing up in the north bay. so as we look out over the next couple of days, high pressure taking over today then giving way tomorrow to that cold front moving in. the good news is it looks like it's going to hold off for the giants parade. unfortunately, there may be some showers in the north bay for trick or treaters in the evening and then if you are a late-night trick or treater, you will have problems with rain. elizabeth has the traffic. >> cute costume on halloween and it rains. always happens. [ laughter ] >> right now -- i have had some
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issues with this in my past. everything right now is good to go. dry across the bay area and kind of a pre-halloween spooky commute in stretches. this is a look at the sausalito drive through southbound 101. you can see the fog creeping in, in a lot of our traffic cameras especially at the coast and across the golden gate bridge so far all drive times despite fog and low visibility still free and clear both directions. they picked up roadwork by the way across that stretch. elsewhere if you are coming down the eastshore freeway, looks like we have our kcbs mobile5 camera and they were commuting down the eastshore freeway. westbound 80, 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. so far no brake lights to berkeley into emeryville. the only slower drive time across the east bay is westbound 580 through the altamont pass. i can show you a live look at our traffic sensors so it's slowing down approaching vasco road and livermore. there is roadwork in the other direction eastbound 80
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approaching greenville. it should wrap up by 11 a.m. that's traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. apple is staying tight- lipped about a sudden shake-up at the top. but the "wall street journal" reports john forestall has asked to leave after refusing to own up to the bugs in the new mapping service. he headed the mobile software unit. the company's new retail chief john browat is also gone after only five months on the job. 5:50. a man talking on his cell phone was hit by a train in san jose yesterday afternoon. a witness said the man was running against a red light across first street on component drive and apparently holding an iphone to his left ear. his baseball cap was also turned to the left weather may have blocked his view of the oncoming train. >> the cap was going this way probably blocking the sun. when he walked by, boom. that's it. >> that victim was hit by corner of the train and sent
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him flying about 7 feet. he was then removed in an ambulance. this is the latest example of a problem of people walking while texting or talking and getting hurt. it happens on market street all the time. walking down and bumping into people right and left. >> he is lucky he is going to be okay. you have to pay attention. >> apparently it just clipped him. how much cocaine a man swallowed before finally getting through security at sfo. and roaches in a popular bay area restaurant. why the restaurant wants everyone to know. >> and, of course, when we come back more on the devastating storm along the east coast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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storm-related. the facade fell onto a sidek at
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a storm on halloween. more coming up. >> we have fog moving in across the golden gate bridge. so far, so good though no delay across the golden gate. the bay bridge or the san mateo bridge still moving at the limit. much more "timesaver traffic" coming up. the collapse of a building in new york is likely storm- related. the facade fell on a sidewalk at about 6:30 last night leaving rooms on the second and third floors exposed to the elements. the video is amazing. this was on eighth avenue between 14th and 15th streets in manhattan. officials say strong winds were a major factor. no injuries have been reported. and the collapse is now under investigation. federal investigators say a man had 100 cocaine filled pellets in his intestine when he was arrested at the sfo. customs say he was taken into custody last week after he
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attracted the attention of border patrol officers. they said he swallowed them in an attempt to smuggle the cocaine to japan. he went to the hospital and stayed there until he passed them all. a problem at cafe del soul in mill valley posting a notice that its building is infested with cockroaches. the manager there sandro de oliveira says he has called the exterminators to eliminate the german cockroaches. but the problem is worst than originally believed. >> you put a sign like that on your restaurant, aren't you worried you will scare customers away? >> responsible to tell the truth when in business. >> the manager hopes the honesty will pressure other businesses in the building to temporarily finally shut down to get the exterminators in and get rid of the pests. business will slow down. >> that gives me the chills to
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think about but at least he is being honest. well, the space shuttle endeavour finally ready for visitors. it's going on display today at the california science center in los angeles. some astronauts will be on hand for the grand opening of the new shuttle display. it attracted thousands as it was moved from l.a.x. to the museum this month. it will move to a new week at the museum in five years. 5:26. in the next half hour, sandy of course living up to the hype. >> millions in new york city are left in the dark. we have team coverage on the storm's trail of destruction. >> and as the storm changes, so do flights. what air travelers can expect today. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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millions of people are witht power or mass transit and my areas are floode sandy hammers the east coast leaving destruction in her path. millions

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