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area, it's set to go into effect at 11:00 tonight. sara bloomquist is live at the penndot yard in norristown but first lets get the latest accuweather information from cecily tynan and adam joseph. >> jim stormtracker 6 live double scan showing right now we are dealing with just rain across the viewing area and the bulk of it across the south and east of philadelphia, an easier commute than this time last night when we had the freezing rain and ice, millville 43 and allentown 39d and wilmington 43 and temperatures are plunging into the overnight hours there is a big contrast atlanta, it's 73 degrees, st. louis 24 degrees that is almost a 53 degree drop and 400 miles so where we have this boundary from the warm air and the arctic air this is where the cold front has set up and this has a lot of moisture stormtracker 6 live
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double scan showing the plume of moisture from new england down into texas there is low pressure that is moving into the tennessee valley what that low pressure will do is bring that moisture our way at the same time and we have the arctic air moving in from the north and west and this rain turns to sleet and then snow in the overnight hours and parts of our viewing area will see heavy snow tomorrow morning for details lets head to adam joseph. >> this go around we'll see the upside down type of storm with the heaviest totals south of philadelphia and the lighter todayales to the north and west. all areas in the pink, including reading and philadelphia down to the shore the exception is the lehigh valley for lower snow totals and this area where we have the warning that is where we'll see the significant snow and hazardous travel during
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tomorrow's rush hour, that pushes through the carolinas and virginias tomorrow morning and as it does it throws the precipitation our way and at the same time the arctic high collides with that particular low and that syphons the low air down to flip this from the rain, those change over times in the lehigh valley between 10:00 and 1:00 in the morning, and central delaware between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. in the morning that creates major headaches for the morning rush and heavier snow and lighter snow into tomorrow afternoon, and moderate concerns for travel and friday morning moderate problems for slick spots, when cecily comes back she'll give you perspective totals. >> lets switch live to sara bloomquist in norristown, what is penndot doing to get the
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roads ready for rush hour in the morning. >> there is not much they could do today no salting or brine because the rain will wash it all away. they made sure there was enough salt supply this salt mound was replenished this afternoon and worked on repairing the equipment after what was a rough winter for them. they expect this tomorrow to be a plowing operation with the height of the snowfall coming during the morning rush. >> penndot is in preparation mode for what officials are referring to as a challenging storm ahead. >> we'll be deploying over 400 department and trucks for this event and we'll be doing our best to keep all roads passable by plowing and spreading salt. >> crews spent the avenue moving salt around from stockpiles and making sure the trucks and plows are good to hit the roads again. >> it's rough storm after storm, we probably had by event
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three events per week since january. we get one done and we get things cleaned up and ready and boom we are right into another one. >> because of all the ice they used up a considerable amount of salt. this year ranks second for the amount of salt used ranking only behind last year. it's taxing on the equipment and the crews operating out on the roads. >> you have to give them all the credit in the world and they want to go to disney world where it's warm. penndot does expect at times there will be inches of snow covering the ground, they advise you to allow plenty of time and give their trucks plenty of room. live in norristown, sara bloomquist channel 6 "action news." >> rock salt and ice melt are in high demand at this point in the season diamond chemical in
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wilmington sold 40 pallets of salt just this morning. >> richard's paving of newcastle resorted to posting on craigslist they have several commercial snow removal contracts but not much salt. this year's severe weather continues turn to, can you find live storm tracker 6 radar and the seven-day forecast and check our list of local school closings and delays there will likely be many of them tomorrow. and the "action news" morning team will have updating closings and delays starting at 4:00 am. join matt, tam, dave and karen for the latest conditions. a hearing today was to see final sale for the revel casino in atlantic city. john rawlins is live at
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bankruptcy court in camden. what is the story? >> that case is going on since 2:30 and it continues what a mess this has been over time. there was a $110 million deal with the canadian firm than blew up last year and then a $90 million deal with the florida firm that blew up last month and they are back with an $82 million offer and now a california group is stepping up and it wants to enter the fray. >> the bankrupt revel casino says they want to seal the deal with glen straub's group and glen cunningham says in court there is $82 million of straub's in escrow including $10 million, and now in a new wrinkle, los angeles developer and his partner have come forward, their
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plan to rebrand boardwalk icon. >> maybe repurpose the rooms that have not been built out. >> so scale back but keep it as a casino. >> correct, a casino-hotel. >> they have large properties in california they need until next week to make an $80 million that beats polo north. >> they lost the $10 million, they forfeited the initial deposit. >> we have a $90 million offer. >> you have a superior offer. >> and that preserves the rights of the tenants already there including this private utility firm that provides heating and cooling to the building and they will be left in the cold if the deal with straub goes in as is. >> will the group from california get the time to make the formal offer or will the
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folks from florida get the green light and that hearing continues at this hour. live in camden john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. fresh off of his first budget proposal. governor tom wolf took his message on the road today he visited the stem academy in downingtown to outline his plan for education under his proposal tax parz in the downingtown district would see a tax bill retrucks of more than $23 million, it calls for higher taxes on income sales and natural gas drilling the governor's plan calls for an increase in funding to the philadelphia school district by nearly $160 million, superintendant, william hite already knows how that money will be spent he want a district wide reorganization giving well performing schools an autonomy similar to charter
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schools that would allow him to focus on underperforming schools. >> i'm excited for investments for things we think are extremely important. >> even if the governor's plan make its through they, doctor hite needs hundred million from the city and $106 million from harrisburg. coming up with more snow on the horizon folks are flocking to the philadelphia flower show for a taste of spring. >> and ducis rogers has more on the reported trade of lesean mccoy from the eagles to the buffalo bills. >> and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing us the system bringing us rain and ushering in snow in the overnight hours some of it will be heavy tomorrow morning. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
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politics tonight former senator joe sestak is making another run for the united states senate. sestak announced his candidacy for the 2016 election and came to independence mall to make the announcement. the former navy admiral said he would walk the 400 miles across the state to show he understands the concerns of pennsylvanians, if he gets the nomination it will set up a rematch with pat toomey. a representative for toomey says that changes nothing and that
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senator toomey will continue to assure pennsylvanians safety and security and promote fiscal responsibility in washington. as another winter storm fast approaches thousands of people are trying to visualize summer at the philadelphia flower show. this year's theme celebrate the movies. lisa thomas-laury made a midweek visit. >> if the landscape is mostly gray outside inside of the convention center it's mostly color, they captured the grand cinema, the inspiration is disney to disney pixar films. cinderella wedding is the most elaborate display. tonight is wedding wednesday, a live wedding is happening now. >> a couple is getting married at 5:30 tonight on the show floor before 10,000 of their
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favorite friends and family here. >> and then there is the butter fly experience, an interacttive exhibit where visitors roam among species of rare and exotic butter flies. >> i love them. >> they are ticklish. >> is that a monarch on your head? >> i don't know. >> be sure you have the butter fly experience, it's like none other. the convention center was packed today and the forecast is always a concern, so beginning next year the flower show will open on a slightly later date, march 5th to maximize the opportunity for good weather, meantime this year's show runs until next sunday. lisa thomas-laury, channel 6 "action news."
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anything going on with the eagles these days. >> they are rather quiet and driving me nuts over the last couple of hours. we are still waiting for tuesday for the trade to become official. a source tells us there was friction between mccoy on the coach, he thought the practice was too much and didn't have his legs fresh before the games. both men have strong personalities that didn't always mesh. >> chip kelly wants players that believe in his culture and buy into his culture and understand think culture and are committed to his culture, it happens already with desean jackson and lasean mccoy. >> on the surface, this is
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something that can chip kelly is studying not just the offseason but throughout the season, and making this move it's not a shock to his mind. >> so who would the eagles get in return this guy keiko alonzo from buffalo, chip knows the linebacker well he played for him in oregon, he is cheap and could be a good one but missed all of last season with an acl injury. >> they saw an opportunity to get a line backer keiko alonzo an ascending player with a tremendous rookie year with the buffalo bills, but he could be as good as luke kuechly i think is the best line backer in the game. >> maybe chip does care about defense. >> the eagles announced they have released trent cole, he ranked second in history in sacks, since chip kelly doesn't get in front of the microphone
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he said we spoke with trent and his agent but at this point it's better to let him explore other options. >> and the fillies are going through spring training games. alex rodriguez taking part in his first game since september of 2013. no score in the second inning corey phelps that brings in darren rough and the phillies take a 1-0 lead and same count in the fifth inning and herrera scores to give the phillies a 2-0 lead and then don brown gets aggressive on the base pads and that is only good if it works, he'll be nailed at the plate get the mistakes out now and the phillies win the game 3-1. the sixers visit the thunder and russel westbrook is expected to
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play. and the flyers suffered another overtime loss and hundredor scored with less than 90 seconds in ot and the flyers fell 3-2 and they picked up a point they are 5 points from a playoff spot. some talented eighth graders hit the court and took part in four on four for a cure. by playing in one of the largest basketball tournaments in the area this is the 15 and year for this event.
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videos and photographs to join the and use the #~ 6 abc action on social media. >> as far as videos don't take them when you are driving. >> every now and then i get them. don't take photos and videos while are you driving, got to be safe. >> no problem with the weather tonight, just rain and fog generally light rain south and east of philadelphia mainly. but the problem is we have a lot of fog with the warmer air moving over the colder ground, philadelphia international airport we have average departure delays about an hour and a half, you want to call before you head to the airport tonight and i think we'll have major delays perhaps the airport shut down with the threat of heavy snow, visibility tells the story, two miles in philadelphia and lancaster near 0 and wildwood a quarter mile and
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wilmington reporting visibility less than a mile. as you drive use the low beams temperatures are too warm for snow right now it's not going to stay that way. 42 in millville and wilmington and trenton currently 41 degrees, action radar showing this plume of moisture it's rain here however low pressure is beginning to pull down arctic air from the north and west, you can see how it's changing over to snow in parts of ohio and tennessee valley the change over happens from the north to the south future tracker showing by midnight we'll have a change over to the rain from the snow across the lehigh valley and northern berks county and the poconos, and it moves through the i-95 corridor from 1:00 in the morning and 4:00, could have a period of sleet before it changes to snow and then reaching the jersey shore by day break and then it intensifies in the midmorning
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hours south of philadelphia this looks to be the bull's-eye zone of snow, still snowing in parts of south jersey and delaware and then it moves out in the evening hours on thursday. so how much snow are we talking about, haven't made any major changing to the snowfall pap from last night. lehigh and the poconos missing out on the bulk of the snow, 2 to 4 inches the bulk of our viewing area is 4 to 8 inches in philadelphia. probably around 6 inches in the city, the best inches for 8 inches is south of philadelphia, northern delaware and central delaware and interior south jersey, this is where we see the jackpot for the heaviest snow. morning rush hour is stretchrous with the snow falling up to an inch an hour, that will cause problems on the roads and problems with visibility and temperatures are dropping
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through the day and light snow and still problems for the evening commute and the biggest issue is the morning commute. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, tomorrow snow heavy at times especially south of philadelphia and temperatures fall through the day and the high we reach that early 32 degrees and friday morning i want to point that out if we drop down to 10 degrees friday morning that will tie a record low set back in the 1970s and friday despite loads of sunshine our afternoon high struggles to hit 28 degrees that is 21 degrees below normal but hopefully that is winter's last gasp because saturday temperatures rebound nicely up to 40 degrees and nice weather for the philadelphia home opener don't forget to spring forward one hour, when you go to bed, daylight savings time begins. and 43 degrees with the sun setting at 7:00 and monday a
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high of 46 and sun and clouds and tuesday mostly sunny and 46 and wednesday how about this, mostly sunny with a high of 50 degrees so that will be pay back time for the weather we are dealing with tomorrow and i'll have an update on the forecast coming up on "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> thank you. abc world news tonight is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff ducis rogers and adam joseph. for cecily tynan and ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight. the never before seen video from that horrific day in boston. the trial begins prosecutors seeking the death penalty, showing the new images to make their case. the alleged bomber sitting right there. also breaking tonight, the ferguson police department coming before the cameras at this hour responding. after the justice department reveals racist e-mails, and alleged excessive force. the runway emergency tonight. the pilot and crew telling passengers to get off the plane. the massive storm, from dallas to louisville to new york. tomorrow morning's commute, treacherous for millions. thousands of flights already canceled. and asleep at the wheel. the stunning video tonight of the bus driver who nods off and then smashes into car after car. also breaking now, the american ambassador to south korea, attacked. ou


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