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5:00 a.m., monday, december 19. here's what's happening. a man and a woman die aftr their car slams into the back of a school bus on the boulevard. we have more in a live report. >> an arctic blast across the country, people are grabbing their parka on the way to work. >> the eagles had a controversial decision more on the decision that backfired. >> we've been having the debate here, let's go over to david murphy and karen. >> reporter: we were up to 06 yesterday afternoon, we went down later in the day and now we are down indeed. we're down to 29 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington. 23 in allentown. 26 in trenton, 25 in reading, 31 in millville and 33 in cape may. there's a bit of a wind dropping out of the north, not super strong, but enough to give a
windchill of 19 in philadelphia and 11 in allentown. you look at the numbers, it's obviously you not only need the winter coat, but extra gear. 27 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 31 by noon. 35 is the high at 3:00 p.m. freezing mark by 5:00 p.m. 30 degrees by 7:00 p.m. him karen rogers we have milder air coming in at the end of the workweek. and you have flashing lights there. >> reporter: construction here, looking live at cottman, two right lanes are blocked southbound, watch for the crews on i-95. no major issues on the bicker, we have a disabled vehicle i-95 northbound at bridge street. it's on the shoulder that's not causing too much of a problem. let's check the bridges, traffic moving westbound no problems on
the ben or any area bridges looking good there. we have construction on 130 in new jersey, between 3222 and 44. this is live look in new jersey, 42, light volume as you head toward the walt whitman bridge matt and tam. >> a crash involving a school bus in northeast philadelphia left two people dead. now, the bus had just dropped off a load of children. annie mccormick is along the crash scene with details along the boulevard on the investigation. annie. >> reporter: it happened behind me in the northbound lanes here on the roosevelt boulevard, those kids were just dropped off a short time before this all happened. both people that were in the vehicle that did rear end the bus were pronounced at the scene. take a look at the video this happened at 9:00 p.m. here at woodward and the boulevard in the northbound lanes.
a school bus driver was at the light when a 2000 mercedes slammed into the back of it and went underneath the bus. the mercedes burst into flames, both people inside the vehicle died. the driver was -- the driver of the bus was not injured. >> the two people who were killed in the accident, the car had extreme damage, the engine compartment is smashed. the front windshield area and the driver and passenger front seat compartments are smashed. they are unrecognizable. >> reporter: and back out here live you can see that the scene is clear, you can see remnants of the crash. we can tell you that the two witnesses of this crash last night were actually both off
duty police officers they reported that they saw the mercedes going a high rate of speed. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> thank you, annie. >> a car and motorcycle crashed in delaware leaving a man seriously injured and an intersection closed at old baltimore pike in newark. the motorcyclist lost control and crashed his bike which caught fire. the man is in serious condition at christiana hospital. the intersection has since been reopened. happening today, the electoral college is expected to make donald trump the next president for the united states. the college has come under increased focus, because hillary clinton won the popular vote by 3 million votes and the finding by intelligence agencies that russian hackers interfered in
the presidential election. trump needs 270 votes to win. only one elector said he will not back the republicans. new jersey governor chris christie is closer to moving forward with a book deal. today the assembly will vote on a bill that will loosen the ethics law, it will raise salaries for can cabinet memberd judges across the state. the bill was approved across the country. sky6 live hd taking live look at philadelphia international airport, some flights were delayed more than two hours yesterday. several frontier airlines flights were canceled altogether leaving many passengers on a a flight on tuesday. joseph patterson said his flight
was canceled, so he booked on another airplane. >> "action news" reached out to front tier airlines, but it declined to comment. >> let's see what's going on in accuweather. >> reporter: yesterday we had rain, but now it's colder. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we have the colder air come in, but it's nice, we're dry. as we look outside, it's a cold one, you can see the camera bouncing a little bit. we have a bit of a breeze dropping out of the north. here's what it's done to us. yesterday we got up to 60 degrees and temperatures started to plunge 29 in philadelphia and wilmington. 26 degrees in trenton. 31 in millville. and still over freezing at cape may temperature of 33. temperatures have dropped
overnight we're below freezing. we did have the rain yesterday early. there could standing water if that's the case, a morning refreeze possible not only on roads, but on sidewalks, be careful out there. lots of clouds to start out. there goes the last of the rain, we are looking for a break in the clouds later on today. we expect a mix of sun and clouds overall. that's what we'll call for in the lehigh valley. brisk and cold, high of 31 degrees feeling like the low 20s part of the time today. at the shore, 37 degrees is the high, windchills around 30 with the brisk 7 to 14-mile an hour wind not super strong, but enough to add to that uncomfortable feel. sun and clouds in philadelphia. brisk and cold, high of 35. but again, windchills making it feel like the upper 20s this afternoon in philadelphia. overnight tonight the winds die down, but man does it get cold, clear skies, very cold, 16 in some suburbs and 22 in philadelphia. that means tomorrow morning as you step outside, it will be
worse temperature-wise than it is this morning. tomorrow we improve in the afternoon, we get up to 39 degrees, some spots like center city might hit 40. high pressure in control, partly sunny skies. there is more coming in during the workweek as a complach fronts come in -- a couple of fronts come in. brisk and cold today, partly sunny and chilly on wednesday, 44 degrees on wednesday. thursday, clouds build in there could pop-up showers in the afternoon, not expecting a lot of rain, but it could be damp. high of 47 degrees, hopefully that clears out in time for eagles at night, we'll see, back to the sunshine on friday, gusty breeze and high of 45 degrees. our busy weekend, hanukkahing arrives on saturday, christmas
eve, of course, welcoming santa into town. 46 degrees and clouds building. the eve is dry. christmas day 45 degrees, there's rain in the afternoon, not a white christmas, but that's good for people traveling around. >> a driver involved in a road rage incident opens fire leaving this little boy who was on a shopping trip with his grandmother dead. looking dry on the schuylkill expressway, approaching spring garden no problems here, we'll take you to exton, chester county when "action news" comes right back.
>> christmas tree at dilworth park at city hall. people out and about as we have only 6 days left before christmas. >> let's go over to karen rogers and see what it's like to get around in the morning commute. it is cold, plan and warming up the car, this is commerce drive, route 100, traffic okay, we're dry, no weather issues affecting us. on main street between scott avenue and 11th street in upland township, delaware county. we have gas main work, so the road is shut down. it is new construction that lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. all day friday to december 23, it's just through the week at this point. stick to church street. the boulevard, southbound traffic heading toward the
schuylkill expressway. deep sea diver on the waze app a member of the 6abc team talking about traffic lights flashing on byberry road. watch for that creating a problem on byberry right near the saint christopher's school if you're familiar with that area. 29 degrees. 13 in the poconos. 33 in cape may. it is 22 degrees colder right now than at this point yesterday, that warm air you started with yesterday morning, of course you felt the change and you factor in the wind feels like 4 in the poconos. 19 in philadelphia, bundle up, matt. quite a change. >> new on "action news" here, the owner of a barn that caught fire in kentucky fears dozens of horses were killed. workers saved at least seven of them, but then the flames took over. reports indicating a lightning bolt may have struck the barn. 50 horses that were kept in other barns at the center were not hurt.
>> police in arkansas were offered a reward for information on a driver who killed a 3-year-old boy in a road rage incident. the child was on a shopping trip, they were at a stop sign when the driver of of of the otr personally angry for not moving fast enough got out and shot into the car. else the second child shot dead in little rock in the last few weeks. a woman is loaning for the vandal who -- is looking for the vandal who spray painted her car. three swastikas and the phrase learn how to drive was spray painted in green on her 1994 honda. >> when i noticed the swastikas, this is the part, it hit me, not that it's personal, i felt personal because i'm a
minority. >> she said she was getting ready to sell the car to earn extra money for the holidays. >> the upstairs driver was caught on camera not a not so special delivery. the homeowners found the delivery dumped in the front front yard. when she couldn't open the gate, she tossed the package also over the garden wall. it is not the first time for the delivery driver has done this just dumped the package also over the wall. incidents like this are extremely rare. eagles fan will be debating the call, go for two and take your chances in overtime. four yard touchdown run with four seconds left got the eagles back in the game in baltimore. coach peter decided to send the offense back on the field to attempt a two point conversion. the pass is tipped to jordon
matthews, it fell incomplete. the eagles lose 27-26. >> i loved it, i loved it, it showed the coach's aggressiveness and his belief in us. >> i would rather go out swinging this way, than go out in overtime. eagles have lost five straight and 7 of 8, they host the new york giants on thursday night. sixers coach benched nerlens noel during the nets game. he complained playing 8 minutes on friday night. joel embiid scored 17 of his career high 33 points in the 4th quarter. the sixers hang on to win 108-107. one point win one side, one point lost the other. >> a biker caught a dramatic scene on camera, a driver
swerved on and off the road in the middle of a medical emergency. >> on the bus stop, 27 degrees by 6:00 a.m. we have windchills in the upper teens in philadelphia right now. bundle the kids up. this afternoon you'll want to keep them bundled. we'll have your 12-hour forecast coming up next. >> a photographn
and the prince of wales has been released to mark the end of the celebration of her 90th birthday year. the portrait features a determined look and a whisper of a lisa smile. >> i love the look, he's been waiting on that seat for a while. >> reporter: with great power comes stress. i don't know it's a nice
picture. let's look outside, and check the roads, this is the blue route approaching conshohocken northbound traffic coming towards you, heading toward the schuylkill expressway. no delay we're looking good this morning, we don't have any big issues. it's cold, but it's dry, so no big weather issues. the one thing we have with mass transit, regional rails, airport trains are canceled we have a crew shortage. not enough people working with regional rails, that seems to be the problem today with the airport line. 2016 the year of septa news. 27 degrees by 7:00. right now we're in the mid to low 20s across the region. you want to bundle up, there's a bit of a breeze adding to the uncomfortable feel. if you're heading to the market, 31 by noon. 35 degrees by 3:00 p.m. that's the high, back below freezing by dinnertime tonight. a fair amount of sunshine mixing with clouds through most of the day. we'll start out a bit on the gray side. at the airport, no major delays
and no precipitation at our big travel cities. >> if you have a long way to go for holiday travel get up and stretch and move around it could be a life saving move. sitting too long cause deep vein thrombolysis. they are spread to vital organs. stretch and move around every couple hours and drink plenty of water. money can't buy you love or happiness, about it can help. americans who have money are less likely to be overweight and are happy. those who make less suffer from high blood pressure, the study finds all americans no matter how much they make are far more stressed than they were in 1970.
>> what if you were not alive back then. you were stressed before you were born. >> up next in the morning buzz, merrian webster's word of the year. >> first up a look at what's coming up a look on "g.m.a." >> reporter: "g.m.a.'s" first look, these are the harrowing moments caught on a florida highway, a car careening out of control coming close to catastrophe. watch as the driver apparently having an medical episode crashes through this streetlight and keeps going. >> what are you doing? pull over. >> despite blown out tires, the cadillac picks up speed crisscrossing the highway, slamming into a guardrail. >> you need to stop before finally coming to a stop. >> sir you need to stop.
stop. the driver appears disoriented, but somehow okay. >> get out of the car, the car is smoking. >> reporter: coming up at 7:00 a.m., we'll have more on the harrowing story with the "g.m.a." first look, i'm lindsey davis, abc news new york. when you have a cold, pain from a headache can make this...
he merion webster chose the word of the year as surreal. it tracks growth and spikes in word searches. the biggest spike came on number of 9, the day after americans elected donald trump as president. a deer looking for exercise crashed through a south carolina gym through a large glass window. stunned customers, didn't know what to do. gold gym posted the video of the deer stumbling over a treadmill and over a weight bench into a bar area. the deer was in the gym for two minutes, as members attempted to corral it. animal control was called to the scene, but by then the deer ran into the woods. this boy stole the hockey
game. the crowd gave mason cheers when he appeared on the jumbotron. they gave mason the honorary first star of the game. >> hulk hogan had packages stolen in december, an event that was caught on camera. hijacked uber driver killed a man in the middle of the street. we'll tell you what went down there when "action news" comes right back. his
>> now on "action news," two people are killed when a mercedes runs into the back of a school bus and burst into flames. >> happening today, the electoral college votes. it is donald trump's final stop on the path to the presidency. while protesters will try to convince the electors to vote for somebody else. >> watch for a refreeze on the roads with an arctic front and milder temperatures come back later in the week. >> let's go over to david murphy with weather and karen rogers has traffic.
>> reporter: we'll have a fairly cloudy start, but we'll have breaks in the clouds that will work east. 29 degrees, temperatures have dropped and we're cold. 23 in allentown. 25 in reading, 26 in trenton, 33 in cape may. a bit of a breeze out of the north, not too strong but enough to give you windchills to make it feel like 19 in philadelphia. 11 in allentown, feels like 31 in millville. everywhere you need the winter coats and extra gear this morning. try to keep the coat handy this afternoon. today 27 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 31 by noon, high 35 at 3:00 p.m. feeling like the upper 20s with the little breeze coming through. back down to the freezing mark by 5:00 p.m. and below freezing by 7:00 p.m. later in the week the temperatures come up a little bit, karen rogers i'll have that in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: dave we are dry on