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>> good morning everyone, it is 4:00 a.m., friday, march 10, "action news" is on early to get you ready for wintery weather. >> let's look at double scan radar we're tracking snow this morning. details on the rain or snow that could impact your morning commute. driver who take the delaware river turnpike bridge are about to bank on their first crossing of the span in nearly two months. with nine homicide unsolved, the new incentive that prosecutors are offering in homes i went loads to some of
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the killers. >> let's go over to karen rogers and david murphy and maybe we'll get a little bit of snow this morning. >> reporter: all right guys, we're looking at cloudy skies, snow slow to push into the region it is in harrisburg and pottstown and reading and allentown. it is these areas we expect slippery road conditions later on. so far so good if you have to get out and about. there's a slight change to the winter weather advisory. they have drown it through the heart of bucks and montgomery counties, philadelphia and delaware counties and chester counties are not part of this, these are the areas where we think the snow is intense at times, where it comes down heavy it could put down slushy coating on road surfaces and sidewalks that have not been treated in particular. this is the advisory and it goes until 2:00. slushy and slick roads and sidewalk conditions. 45 greece in philadelphia. not exactly setting the table
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for a problem in allentown and reading with the numbers in the upper 30s. however as you take a look at future tracker 6, up until 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, you see numbers closer to the freezing mark and later in the commute even if it starts out looking like wet roads up there it could change a little bit. 40 degrees by 7:00. dropping to 38 in philadelphia. 3:00 p.m., 41 the rest of the day it's a pop up in our, even a snow squall would not be out of the question. karen, when i come back we'll track the arrival and departure of the snow and we have the cold weekend ahead. >> reporter: all right we're a little late to the party. we have big news for those of you who live in bucks county or taking the new jersey turnpike connector bridge it is reopened, the construction cleared early,
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after being closed for 7 weeks. it looks like it was going to stay closed until april. they opened early. this is causing huge delays on i-95 and route 1. it's nice to start with good news. vine street expressway, no problems, we're clear and dry no construction. in fact the big picture, nothing but the green traffic flow. blue route, schuylkill expressway, i-95 traveling in the 50s, let's go outside live, here we are approaching spring garden, eastbound traffic heading toward center city, dry and clear, light volume, no big accidents to start you off. matt and tam. >> the bridge connecting the pennsylvania and new jersey turnpike is back open this morning ahead of schedule. the delaware river turnpike bridge had been closed since january 20th. that created a traffic headache for so many commuters. katherine scott is live in bristol with the latest on the
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bridge's reopening. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam and matt, the bridge opened ahead of schedule. this was a huge relief for commuters they can ditch their detours and get back to their regular routes. january 20th, the bridge abruptly closed after painting crews found a crack on the westbound side in bristol township. 42,000 vehicles use the bridge everyday which connects the new jersey, pennsylvania turnpike. earlier this week crews ran a series of load tests, 8 dump trucks with 40 tons were driven across the bridge and sensors detected the reaction and the bridge showed it can support the weight of live traffic and late last night, the bridge open back up. >> it's good, less traffic it will be more convenient to get around. >> the fix we were hoping for was the fix that worked. if we would have had to go to a
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plan b or plan c, we could have been looking at 9 to 12 months. >> they have temporary sensors they will remain in place, over the next few months they will install something that will allow them to permanently observe the bridge. authorities in burlington county are offering reward money in the hopes of cracking cold cases. >> i know else not coming back -- i know he is not coming back. >> reporter: betsy rogers said there's not a day that goes by that she and her family doesn't think about her grand son colby. one of nine unsolved murders in burlington county since
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june 2016. the prosecutor's office is offering $5,000 reward per cold case for tips to camp the killer. >> people are afraid to talk with the police, they can't do that, they have to help the police. >> that's a good amount of money, that's not a lot of money to them to be like, yeah, let me go tell they will be looked upon as a snitch. >> reporter: authorities have a few leads on who pulled the trigger on each of the homicide, but believe someone saw something. >> colby's sister worries the longer they stay silent the family is without closure. >> i fear i might be around around mieferl with the killer in my room, i might be there smiling in their face and they are smiling in my face like nothing ever happened. that's my worst fear. >> reporter: everyone with information is asked to contact the burlington county
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prosecutor's office. >> court reporting in burlingn county, christie ileto channel 6 "action news." oregon has joined washington state and minnesota and hawaii in filing suit against the executive order banning foreign nationals from 6 muslim majority countries and bans all refugees for 120 days, the excludes green card holders and those with existing valid visas. the federal judge will hear arguments on wednesday before the ban is slated to go into effect. >> we're talking about coming rain and snow, the man who has the answers. >> reporter: snow is up to the north and west right now. take a look at traffic, if you have plans to get out there early you can get stuff done because that snow is slowly pushing down from the north. in a moment we'll show you future tracker 6 right now it looks like pottstown is getting
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the snow, also areas out around harrisburg, you're not too far away from allentown and reading, if i put the lapse on here you get the idea. the snow is creeping in our direction. riding toward the east/northeast, but it is in the process of getting closer and closer to the northern suburbs. as we look outside we have cloudy skies over the airport. we're looking at clouds with us all day today. snow moving in later this morning and staying with us until the early afternoon. later today we'll get a spotty snow shower and maybe a burst of snow, perhaps a snow squall later in the day. 45 degrees is the current temperature, so we're well above freezing and again, we can't emphasize enough in i-95 corridor and points south we're looking at wet roads. winds out of the east at 12 miles per hour. future tracker 6 picking up the latest snow projection.
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overnight tonight it did slow down the snow, it was saying what the models were saying on the late newscast in fact. 6:30 it will be past allentown and pushing close to philadelphia. for the rest of the morning you can see there's a little bit of rain at the outset, we get a changeover to snow and everybody is involved. one change in the models is departure of the snow. looks like it will take longer for the main body to get out of here. after 12:00, 1:00, you might be tapering off in allentown and reading, but snowing in philadelphia. later in the afternoon you'll wind up with less overall, but the possibility of a snow squall that reduces visibility and maybe gives you a problem on the roads. it is in the northern suburbs where we expect the problems today. 10:10 tonight it is over.
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coating to an inch on the ground south of philadelphia. philadelphia, 1, 3-inch also the farther north you go. allentown and north, 3 to 5 inches is possible. on untreated surfaces, you could get slick road conditions or maybe slick sidewalks, as well. in the pink zone there's a little bit of that, the best chance of problems is the farther north you step through the pink zone. today will be on the cool side. in philadelphia we'll be well above freezing, noon, 38. you can see how we hover in the upper 30s for a while. 41 is the high, we're looking at high temperatures once we get rid of the morning snow we're looking at a bounce back getting up to 39 degrees in allentown. for the weekend an invasion of cold air, on saturday morning look for windchills around zero and getting up to a feel of 20 degrees in the afternoon. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we are going for a high of 41 this afternoon,
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and that will be probably around 3:00 p.m., morning snow tapering off in the afternoon and then brisk and colder on saturday high of 33 degrees and 36 on sunday. partly sunny and chilly on monday, brisk and cold with still looking at the possibility of more snow coming in on late monday night and tuesday morning we're continuing to track that. it does look like this is going fob a fairly low impact event. the farther north you go, the better chance you have of slipper arey -- slippery regions, take it easy out there. >> an unusual robbery in florida, has investigators scratching their heads. >> eagles change the roster. >> reporter: it's dry and clear, no problems on i-95 approaching cottman. that's southbound traffic heading toward center city. we have an issue involving a downed pole that's causing
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traffic troubles, details on that coming up. ♪
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from santander bank. look, sky6 live hd looking out over philadelphia international airport, as the morning goes on we'll see precipitation, rain or snow coming our way. if you have a flight keep an eye on flight tracker and call ahead before you head out. >> karen rogers has found people with flashing lights this morning. >> reporter: that's right, there's a problem in penns berry township. you can see police on the scene, a downed pole causing a an issue, wires down, as well. blocking all lanes. fire police are directing traffic around the area. stick to 202 instead of baltimore pike southbound near passionville road in chester county, pennsylvania.
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blocking the ramp in new jersey, 295 southbound the off-ramp to route 130 is blocked. be careful if you're in bordentown, it's causing an issue on 295 even though roads are clear an dry. as we go outside live it's a dark scene in new jersey, no problems on 42 just yet. no precipitation just yet. pennsylvania new jersey turnpike connector bridge is reopened. that will help you in the morning commute. let's go to storm tracker 6 live double scan you can see we're dry along the i-95 corridor. no problems even in allentown, reading are or lancaster just yet you see the snow pushing in. it's in harrowing burst and pilots 309 north of allentown, you'll -- it's in harrisburg and pottstown, 309 north of allentown. we'll have snow showers coming through the area, watch for that, most areas will see wet
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roads with temperatures that will remain above freezing, matt and tam. >> the accuweather team is tracking a late winter system that could slow your morning commute. >> although our area and new jersey might not see snow until later, it is coming down in other areas, annie mccormick is live in allentown with a look at conditions there, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamala, in the past hour we started to see flurries, nothing significant, but an idea that the snow could be on the way. the temperatures are significantly lower than yesterday with the heavy down coat and the hat back on. bala cynwyd, the pennsylvania turnpike we saw plow trucks ready and waiting, and 309 on the way into allentown. we saw roads that were pretreated with the brining solution that they use whenever they are getting ready for a
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winter weather event. hamilton boulevard, we're seeing snow flurries, we're seeing parking lots and there are shopping centers around here, there are plow trucks looking to make money after a light winter. we're getting some indication that heavier flurries could be on the way. reporting in allentown, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> the number of girls killed at a fire in an overcrowded youth shelter in guatemala has risen to 35. youth lit their mattresses on tuesday in hopes of escape. president of guatemala is calling for a restructuring of the youth shelter system. >> florida police are searching for two men who dressed up as
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women to disguise themselves during a robbery. surveillance video show the suspects wrestled the employees to the ground and dragged them to the back room. they spent 15 minutes grabbing watches and other valuables. one suspect jumped a counter crashing into a desk. they casually stroll university the door in front of an unsuspecting customer. >> the eagles added beef to their offense by signing two wide receivers. former chicago bear was considered the number one receiver in the free agent market. eagles steined tory smith to a three year deal. his wife was a track star at plymouth white marsh high school. they cut defensive end connor barwin a fan favorite. he said on instagram, thank you philadelphia from the bottom of my heart. flyers were battling
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toronto for the final playoff spot, wayne simmons scored 6 minutes into the game. toronto came roaring back scoring in every single period. they defeated the flyers 4-2. they fall four points out of the fortunate final playoff spot behind toronto. >> it is 4:19. the gluten free diet is a growing trend, what researchers say what happens when you eat less or no wheat. >> reporter: take a look we have snow coming in on storm tracker 6 live double scan still on the other side of allentown. in the next hour i would like for the first flakes, this will continue to push into philadelphia, i'll let you know the day planner and where temperatures are going throughout the day, that's coming up next.
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>> this may look like an exotic world in the star wars yiewb
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verse, it is -- universe, it is a super bloom in california state park. the heavy rains of california experienced over the winter made this year's display particularly vibrant. >> that is gorgeous, we'll see you two at the gorgeous flower show. >> reporter: that makes me think of the flower show. >> we're taping tonight, but it airs saturday night. >> reporter: that's right, very cool. let's go outside and check the roads, here's an issue, 202 at baltimore pike of we have crews you can see the flashing lights under the dunkin' donuts sign. we're watching because they are blocking baltimore pike southbound between passionville road and britain ton road because of a downed wire and pole because of jackknifed tractor-trailer. stick to 202. we have septa regional rails, new jersey transit, patco high
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speed line, everything is on time. that's the boulevard extension at ridge avenue. you see the headlights, that's southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway. all areas are dry and looking good with light volume. >> reporter: so far we're dry, which is the important thing, but snow is push into it is northern edge of the lehigh county. it's moving past harrisburg and pottstown. it's moving toward the east. in the next 30 minutes or longer than that. you will see the first flakes in allentown and reading. as the flakes start to fall, 42 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 39 degrees by 8:00 a.m. in the northern suburbs the temperatures will fall closer to the freezing mark by 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., maybe slushiness or slipperiness on untreated sidewalks and roads in northern areas. 40 degrees in philadelphia by 7:00, though, dipping down to 38
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by noon. we're expecting a high of 41 degrees at 3:00 p.m. most of the snow in the morning and early afternoon after that a couple of passing snow squalls are possible. if you have plans to travel out of philadelphia getting away from all this today, no major delays right now we have thunderstorm activity in atlanta, everybody else is dry in the big travel destination. >> going on to "healthcheck." new data calls into question the benefits of trying a gluten free diet. there's no link between gluten intake and your weight. people who ate the most gluten were 13% less likely to develop type two diabetes. they are designed for people who have celiac disease, not as a many weight loss. >> some people might think there's a placebo effect with
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why people feel the benefit of it. >> doctors say if you don't have celiac, don't do it. we'll talk about a fund razor centered around chocolate treats in all form. we check out one of the most stressful and fun shopping assignment anyone has ever had. >> the add -- adventure
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aquarium in camden held their hot chocolate event there were chocolate martinis, proceeds go to the als association greater philadelphia chapter. mechanical engineering students at cal tech designed and built robots to successfully navigate this obstacle course, the winner gets a gear shaft trophy and bragging rights.
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everyone gets a passing grade for the a assignment. >> let's take a live look outside, clear now, but snow is on the way, what can you expect for your morning commute. we've got the accuweather team to give you an updated look. we have a ham on the lamb. find out where this little piggy ran off to when his fence was blown down when "action news" continues.
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>> now on "action news," storm
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tracker 6 live shows snow inching closer to the delaware and lehigh valleys. areas around the poconos are getting hit right now. >> the delaware turnpike bridge is open ahead of schedule. >> if snow is not your thing we hope you spring forward with the preview of the philadelphia flower show. >> funny how things formcoinci. here's david and karen. >> reporter: we have snow in allentown, we'll see rain at the outset. it's in the berks county, lehigh county and lancaster, as well. it will be another couple of hours before it gets to the i-95 corridor. the big area of concern will be in the northern tier where the roads will get slushy as


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