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5:00 a.m., monday, march 13 here's what's happening. right now we're in the cold before the storm as the delaware valley gets ready for a major snowfall the latest on the track and the snowfall amounts. >> a deadly fire in central pennsylvania is renewing fears of the dangers of exploding hover board. >> the power is back on peco worked on repairs to the substation that caught fire last week. >> david is off, karen rogers is here, and matt pellman. >> reporter: we have a dry day today, the winter storm warning goes into effect at 8:00 p.m. tonight. it lasts until 4:00 p.m., tuesday, the height of the storm, early morning, through the afternoon hours tomorrow, this is a big storm, a winter storm warning in effect for most of the region now. let's look at what to expect, starting with the temperatures, these are key because the arctic air is in place.
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it is 6 in the poconos, 19 in allentown, 20 in reading, 24 in philadelphia, and cape may, currently. let's look at satellite and radar, nothing happening just yet, we're dry and clear and quiet. you can see the clouds starting to build from the west. we'll start with sunshine and increasing clouds. 7:00 a.m., 23, lunchtime, 29 degrees, at 3:00 p.m. we're above freezing with sunshine and clouds starts to cloudy up at 5:00 p.m., mostly cloudy at 7:00 p.m. dipping down to 33 degrees, the storm comes later on tonight. around midnight we'll see the first flakes. here's what to expect with the major nor'easter moving in overnight tonight. heavy, wet snow, that means tree limbs down and power outages possible. strong accumulations north of i-95. the strong winds and coastal flooding is concerns for the shore. 45 to 50-mile an hour wind gusts along the coast even through the i-95 corridor we're talking 40
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to 45-mile an hour winds less to the north and west. we'll show you how much snowfall we'll get in a couple of minutes. >> reporter: the pain of the nor'easter we got the pain of the time change. that's the upside. 5:02, not 402. in winslow, camden county, the police department facebook this picture of a vehicle fire route 73 at flemming pike, fire crews remain on the scene by mr. bills where the vehicle fire is happening right now off the ac expressway. the ramp from the expressway to 73 is closed as they continue to fight the vehicle fire. egg harbor road or route 30 the white horse pike would be alternates around it. i-95 in port richmond, it's dry and relatively youth no southbound delays heading toward
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center city, same thing on the boulevard, schuylkill expressway, blue route all in the clear for now. there are suburban accidents in abington township by st. john of the cross, watch out for a crash at tom son road at wood lane -- thompson road at woodhandle -- woodland road. we're watching for a crash the route 30 bypass. mass transit is on time, as well, we'll check it in a few minutes. this time tomorrow it will be about snow with an event that is expected to last much of the day. katherine scott is live at the city salt yard in south philadelphia as the city gets ready to brine and plow. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, penndot has started their preparations you can expect to see penndot out there today to
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pretreat the roads. you will see penndot crews at the salt yard in south philadelphia where there are piles of salt at the read. today penndot crews will be across the area brining the roads, a late season snowstorm fast approaching. the city of philadelphia is making their own preparations. they began sunday with limited brining and today will convert their sanitation trucks for plowing once trash collections are complete. the streets department are planning on full deployment, 50,000 tons of salt available to them. crews will switch from salting and plowing snow once the snow accumulates. this north philadelphia shop rite was bustling with customers doing their prestorm stockup. it took 8 stores to find rock salt. >> i'm not going to complain too much, because the winter was not too bad, i'm not looking
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forward to if we get snow. >> i'm sure she is not alone in the scramble for salt. we'll hear more about the plans for preparations from the city and penndot later on today. we're live in south philadelphia, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> reporter: thank you katherine. boy oh, boy is it busy at philadelphia international airport. take a look at the live action cam picture, 5:05 a.m. and lines are forming. several airlines frontier and southwest are allowing passengers to get waivers and change their flights ahead of the storm. we'll have a live report from the airport in the next half-hour. we'll be on the air early tomorrow. "action news" morning starts at 4:00 a.m., we can track the storm's path an snoaferlts earlier for -- snow totals earlier for you. governor tom wolf ordered flags at half staff for a
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firefighter who died on the way to a fire, he was on the way to the station to grab his gear when he was hit by a car. he was trying to make his way to are a home in harrisburg friday night. it is believed the flames came from a hover board that sparked up. >> they heard sizzling and cracking in the hover board and shortly thereafter it exploded in flames. >> a 3-year-old was killed. firefighters rescued four other people including two other children. a massive recall is underway for 500,000 hover boards made by ten companies. a fire destroyed a bowling alley in new castle county. this was the scene at pick creek boalg -- bowling links. the action cam was there as the wall collapsed during the three-alarm fire. firefighters are on the scene trying to understand why the
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building went up. a substation was damaged by fire last week, crews are working to get the repairs made before the storm hits. >> let's turnover to karen rogers and see what's coming our way. >> reporter: a nor'easter, heavy winds, storm tracker 6 live double scan, we'll be busy with double scan tonight. not today, it's a dry day. as we look down the shore there will be key concerns, this is a coastal storm, it will bring strong winds and heavy rain and beach erosion to the shore. cold air is locked in place, winds are light at 3 miles per hour, the ocean temperature is significant, this time of year, 41, as the low hugs the coast,
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we'll bring in the warmer air from the ocean that will add sleet to the mix. satellite and radar we'll start with clear skies, we see the clouds are buildings. we have two areas of low pressure, one to the northwest, one to the southwest, as this moves across the country it will die out and give us energy to the coastal storm. that will form our nor'easter. 8:00 a.m., it's sunny and 23. 26 at 10:00 a.m. with sunshine, more clouds fill in as the storm system draws near, noon, 29, 34 degrees at 3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m., 36 degrees, the sun doesn't set until after 7:00 p.m. future tracker 6 showing at 11:30 p.m. we'll see the first flakes fall. you will see the snow pulling in from the south and west. we advance this to 4:00 a.m. we'll be on the air early. we'll see the rain/snow line.
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we'll see rain down the shore, it comes close to the city, the more mixing with sleet to the city, the less numbers in snow you'll get in the in the lehigh valley it's all snow. in south jersey 9:30 we're seeing rain washing away the early snowfall. sleet near the city. the whole system pulls out at 4:00 p.m. it is pulling out with snow showers left. late monday late tonight close to midnight you'll see the first flakes. dawn to midday tuesday that's the heaviest snow. always the strongest wind. tuesday afternoon, the snow tapers off. that's the timeline. how much to expect, maybe an inch to two in wildwood, 2 to 4 in millville. atlantic city you'll get snow, the rain washes it away, 4 to 8 inches in burlington gloucester and camden county.
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along the i-95 corridor including philadelphia trenton and wilmington, expecting 8 to 12 inches of snow. if the storm hugs closer to the coast, pulls in the mild air, these numbers will come down a little bit. it stays a good foot or so in the lehigh valley 12 to 16 inches of snow monday night into tuesday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunshine stays behind clouds, 36. tomorrow, heavy snow sleet and winds, 34. wednesday, cold with a couple of snow showers left over, 30 degrees, thursday, brisk and cold, 36. friday st. patrick's day, celebrate, 38 degrees dry, saturday, 43, sunday not as cold, 46 degrees. the weekend not looking as cold with cold air locked into place, snowfall starts around midnight tonight. >> we know you'll help us out of that. >> reporter: hour by hour. >> new video racing more questions in the death of
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michael brown shot and killed by police in furgeson missouri that triggered protests. now a documentary is disputing a key police claim. >> a car ends up on a roof of a home. matt. >> reporter: it's dry this morning in fishtown, no cars at the moment, along girard avenue we're looking good, new construction zone there's a closure in south jersey because of a vehicle fire, we'll talk about it when "action news" continues on this monday morning. hi
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look here on sky6 live hd across penns landing over the ben franklin bridge everything is clear ascertain quiet right now. it would be a different story this time tomorrow as we get going on the nor'easter. >> matt when i came in this morning, i noticed they have the brine on the highways already. >> reporter: this event will not start as rain, they can put the brine solution and not have it wash away. that's why he couldn't brine the last couple of snowstorms. watch out for the trucks putting down the brine that will help us out in the long term tomorrow as we deal with snow falling at this time tomorrow morning. if you're coming out of the burbs just a few issues out there, including a vehicle fire in camden county that's blocking route 73 at flemming pike near
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mr. bill's. that's off the ac expressway. if you're coming off the ac expressway you can't exit there. the winslow township police department put a picture of the fire on their facebook page. hopefully they been getting things extinguished. off the 30 bypass in chester county we're watching an early morning accident airport road at highland. thompson road and woodland road there's a vehicle into a pole at st. john of the crash. abington township don't forget the midday construction 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through the end of may they are closing township line road. glenside avenue or 611 would be the alternates. no issues on 611 or the pennsylvania turnpike. new construction in bala cynwood this is a big deal. they are closing belmont avenue during the midday as they install a new water main.
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it's a popular cut through to city avenue. use route 23 or conshohocken state road, belmont avenue closing during the midday the next imrf -- couple of weeks. waze app passyunk and broad street there's a vehicle on the shoulder not causing a delay. >> a documentary a creating controversy over the police shooting of michael brown in missouri. this shows brown inside a convene store in furgeson about 11 hours before he robbed the store. the filmmaker challenges the narrative that he tomorrow from the store and sparked an altercation. he said brown made an apparent drug deal with the clerk which caused the fight hours later. investigators say they do not think the video sheds any life on the case. it debuted at the south by
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southwest festival. an tough skidded over the road and landed on a roof in china. the driver said he was trying to avoid a three wheel vehicle and hit the accelerator and skidded out of control and landed on the roof. happening today we may learn who is holding on to a winning powerball ticket that is worth $435 million. lottery officials say the winner has come forward to claim the prize. a news conference is expected later today. the winner bought the ticket in lafayette, indiana. however according to indiana law, the winner could choose to remain anonymous. the 10th largest lottery jack pot in u.s. history. the flyers host the columbus blue jackets they are 6 points out of the wild card spot.
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history has been made. >> the penn women's basketball team was celebrating, the quakers beat princeton in the tournament clinching a spot in the iveerve league tournament. >> see what five days of wind and frigids on lake ontario did to a house. >> thick layers of icicles
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cover every inch of the house and porch. it will take a good saw before the homeowners see the front
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door again. >> reporter: i must say on the bachelor they do ice igloos all the time and they have a romantic date. >> reporter: i think that sound more romantic than it is. >> reporter: for lots of reason, because there's 20 girls. >> reporter: as you head out of the town, platt bridge no issues. ben franklin bridge no issues between camden and center city. mass transit 12 minute delay on the airport line regional rails otherwise we're on time across the board. >> reporter: let's talk about this day, 36 is the high temperature, dry an sunny, but cold. 8:00 a.m., 2, 10:00 a.m., 26. 3:00 p.m., 34, 6:00 p.m. we'll have sun and clouds and 36 degrees because it's a time change. here's what to expect with the
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major winter storm. it arrives around midnight tonight, rain and snow line is key. that will depend on where we'll see the highest numbers, we'll have to watch that line closely because we'll get mixing of sleet in philadelphia. we'll see how much that affects our numbers. we'll see thunder snow, perhaps rates of one to two inches an hour, locally the highest months will be in the far northwest, 16 inches the sleet mixes in. we have not changed our numbers, we're looking at i-95 corridor, 8 to 12 inches, more the farther north and west you go, tam. here's another thing to look forward to, karen. we'll find out if the bachelor has found love. he was whittled down his list. two hour finale is at 8:00 p.m. on 6abc, that will be followed by the bachelor. matt of course loves this show
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and can't wait until they find out who they pick. >> i pick >> she will be the next bachelorette. up next in the morning buzz, assignmentty elementary school has parents -- assignment at an elementary school has parents upset. >> here's "g.m.a.'s" first look. >> reporter: magician chris angel speaking out about a trick that sent him to the emergency room. >> what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. >> reporter: the 49-year-old performing a routine dangling upside in a straight jacket when something went wrong. >> it was dramatic, i was confused for a moment, didn't know what happened to me. >> reporter: 24 hours later, abc news was there when the mind freak mastermind strapped up
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again, successfully performing the same stunt. for angel taking risk, it's all part of the act. >> my life is at the mercy of whether something will work or not. >> reporter: coming up at 7:00 a.m. we'll have more from the exclusive interview with chris angel, more of the "g.m.a.'s" first look, i'm kendis gibson, abc news new york. take one of those pillows and take a big smell.
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look there, the commodore barry bridge, it is 5:27 a.m., right now and very cold. just 24 degrees. >> time for the morning buzz, a school assignment at a north jersey school has upset dozens of parents. the 5th grade students at the elementary school in he county conducted a slave auction. it was part of a larger assignment on colonial america and the school has been doing it for the past decade. the posters have been taken down and district officials apologized. >> we're keeping an eye on the major snowstorm that's coming to the region.
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a look ahead as the communities get ready for a foot of snow. former vice president joe biden will be at the university of delaware, details about the biden institute. those stories and more when "action news" comes right back. >> now on "action news,"
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penndot is dusting off the salt trucks and gassing up the plows ahead of a significant snowstorm expected to start tonight. bound and bruised, philadelphia police make a disturbing discovery when one hears screaming on the street. >> villanova will defend it's ncaa title as the overall top seed. this year's motto is winners stay. >> let's hope the motto holds up. david murphy is off, karen rogers is in for david and matt pellman has traffic. >> reporter: our motto is winter stays, winter storm warning in effect for most of the region not just north and west, it goes from 8:00 p.m. tonight lasts through 4:00 p.m. tomorrow. the height of the storm is tomorrow morning into tomorrow afternoon. the temperatures are key, the arctic air in place, not like the last time we were talking about snow showers, it's not going to


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