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>> d afternoon in the news this noon, police are searching for a missing woman and her
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estranged husband in florida. we have more on their ties to oles is coming back to philadelphia with a brand new deal with the eagles. the big story on "action news" this noon the winter storm warning in effect across the region. >> road crews are treating the stowful nor'easter heading our way. major airlines are caninght as . >> we have live team coverage from the road prep to the airport meteorologists, melissa magee and karen rogers are tracking the storm. let's begin with melissa at the big board. >> reporter: yes, sarah and rick we're tracking the winter storm that's moving in later tonight. as we go throughoute have watches and warnings. a winter storm warning is posted for interior south jersey through the i-95 corridor and points north and west, purpose shades for kent dover, cape may county a winter storm warning and blizzard
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warning for ocean county from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on tuesday, as we were anticipating significant heavy snow across the delaware and the lehigh valleys. as far as the temperatures outside, we have the cold air in place. right at the freezing mark in philadelphia. 32. 38 for allentown the lehigh valley. same thing for lancaster and reading. poconos, 22. reading, 28 degrees. two pieces of energy, the area of low pressure is over missouri right now and then you have the that you the -- that that thawed out frol boundary that will move into the eastern seaboard later tonight. overnight tonight, tomorrow morning, 3:30 a.m. you see the snow for philadelphia.
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mixed precipitation down to the south. something to keep in mind the snow we're track sag heavy wet snow, the weight of the snow can bring down tree limbs and cause power outages as well. high winds expected along the i-95 and points north and west, there will be an impact at the shore. meteorologist karen rogers has the latest on that. >> reporter: it would be easy to focus on the snow because we've been snow starved this season. this is a nor'easter, the impact along the coast will be powerful. a coastal flood warning from 7:00 a.m. to #3:00 p.m. tomorrow. we'll see wave heights 10 to 15 feet. we had a full mean yesterday and you'll be running higher that will impact us. let's see the effects at the shore. we'll start out with snow and turning into heavy rain. moderate coastal flooding
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expected and beach erosion. even though we're talking about the heavy snow north and west, this is a big deal along the coast with the heavy wind, the rain, the coastal flooding and beach erosion. here's what to expect as you look forward right now. expected wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour. even in philadelphia, 40 to 45-mile an hour wind gusts tonight and tomorrow. 30 to 40-mile an hour wind gusts with the heavy snow in the lehigh valley. overall this is the timing of this late tonight you start to see the first flakes fly. southwest of the city, 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. you see that. by midnight it's snowing in philadelphia. 3:00 a.m. to noon that's the worst of the storm, the heaviest snow, the strongest winds, the height of the storm you want to be careful traveling. tuesday afternoon, the snow tapers off. tuesday late afternoon you're talking about a random snow shower the heaviest ends around noon. rick and melissa will be back inside and talking about the
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total. >> all right, karen, we'll check in with you later, as well. >> reporter: salt trucks are working overtime. katherine scott is live from the city salt yard in southwest philadelphia. hi, katherine. >> reporter: hi, rick crews pretreated the boulevard. we're standing at the one of the largest salt domes in southwest philadelphia. the city is responsible for 2200 miles of roads, they will start with the primary and secondary roads and deplore crews for smaller residential streets. in southwest philadelphia the streets department is getting ready for snow. they will have 400 vehicles treating the streets with 50,000 tons of salt available. crews will convert sanitation trucks for plowing once trash collection is complete. >> the biggest challenge the
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rate it will be coming down, it's coming down one to two inches an hour, it will hamper the vision of the drivers, so it will be slow moving. >> reporter: from ice melt to shovels, this home depot was busy before the storm. >> it is coming what can i say. >> reporter: this pair was filling their carts work in maintenance and bolstering there salt supply. >> kidding? i work seven days a week. snow, rain, we'll be out there 1 hours tomorrow. >> reporter: over at the south philadelphia shop rite, carts were killing up, shortens were hunkering down with families and felines, alike. we caught up with shoppers in the bread and milk aisle, you
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know in south philadelphia we have to have the milk, the bread, the eagles. >> i'm going to make sandwiches, grill cheese, i'm prepared. >> reporter: today crews will be mounting the plows and testing the equipment before they get deployed tonight. residents who have trash scheduled tomorrow, hold their trash until next tuesday, they have not decided about wednesday morning's collection. as far as schools are concerned, no decision has been made, officials will meet to decide whether philadelphia schools will have school tomorrow. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." sarah? >> thank you. many travelers deciding to fly at the time of the storm are changing their plans. annie mccormick is live at the airport where a snow remove plan is in place. >> reporter: we are learning this morning that some major airlines canceling their flight
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tomorrow that includes southwest and american airlines up until 5:00 p.m. now, a number of people airlines, they have been change trying to change their flights throughout the entire weekend. >> reporter: on a normal monday, philadelphia international airport is busy, but the impending storm had more flyers come through today. as early as friday many airlines reached out to customers. >> basically they said you might want to consider whatever necessary changes for our travel plans. >> reporter: most are waiving change fees. >> we hope to be on the same flight, but now i'm on standby until we get to the next location. >> i knew if i wanted to get there, i had to take matters into my own hand. >> i've been watching the
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weather forecast all weekend waiting to see, yesterday morning i thought i better change. >> reporter: airport officials are under the lawing travelers to be pro active. >> if you have flexibility in your schedule take advantage of the travel waivers, because air travel is going to be challenging on tuesday. >> reporter: boyds -- besides travelersing airport staff thereof to be more effective, treating for ice will begin today. >> we have 200 pieces of equipment that we deploy and 275 airport employees and contractor that is involved in snow removal. >> reporter: expect airlines to make decisions what they will do tomorrow that could include more cancellations throughout the day. philadelphia international airport is saying this is all
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fluid. if you're forced to change your flight, that's something you have to do through the airlines, not through the airport. reporting live at philadelphia international airport. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." rick and sarah back to you. >> thank you. this he radio minder "action news" will be on the air a half-hour early at 4:00 a.m. to track the storm and its impact on local schools and travel. >> is always one of your best resources as the storm approaches from storm tracker 6 live radar to the latest details you will be prepared. check in early and often with our team of meteorologists own facebook and twitter to stay connected. >> police in florida are searching for a missing woman and her estranged husband who have ties to philadelphia. >> authorities are investigating a serious crash involving a tour bus in south jersey. we have the latest move by the philadelphia eagles, apparently you can come home
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again, "action news" continues in a moment stay with us.
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glal a person was hit by a bus in vineland cumberland county this morning. chopper 6 hd was over the scene in a parking lot near the intersection of donte and lincoln avenues before 9:00 a.m. it is not clear how the accident happened. the identity of the person has not been released. nobody else was hurt.
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two people were taken to the hospital after they were rescued from are a house fire in north philadelphia. firefighters responded to the 3500 block of north 23rd street at 8:20. heavy fire was coming from the third floor of the home. firefighters rescued three people, police officers pulled two others from the blaze, two of those rescued were taken to the hospital in stable condition. firefighters remained on scene putting out hot spots no word on what sparked the flames. >> in harrisburg, surprise guilty pleas this morning by former high-ranking penn state officials. tim curly and ex-vice president gary shultz pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of child endangerment. it stems from their roles in the jerry sandusky case. they were facing charges they failed to report a complaint when when he saw jerry sandusky dusk a-- abusing a teen in the
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shower. police are looking for a man who kidnapped his estranged wife. he was convicted on federal charges in september. the 39-year-old was scheduled to travel on wednesday to be sentenced for wire fraud and conspiracy, both he and alyssa have been missing since saturday when they met up to talk about their marriage in tampa. witnesses saw a man kidnapping a screaming woman in a pharmacy parking lot. >> president trump has a matter of hours to back up his claim that the former president wiretapped him during the campaign. the house intelligence committee wants proof from the president by today. earlier this month the president claimed phones at trump tower were targeted. kellyanne conway suggested the
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alleged monitoring practices may have been wider. today she walked back the comments. >> i was reflecting what people saw on the news articles how we can surveil each other. the wiretapping at trump tower is similar. >> president trump is gearing up for his first cabinet meeting at the white house, his cabinet is almost complete. the pick for agricutlure and labor secretary of state are aweighing confirmation. a long awaited report for the breakdown of the gop healthcare bill. a cost analysis will be released today including important numbers, including how many americans are expected to receive coverage. the estimates will affect republicans chances of passing the proposal. joe biden is heading back to university of delaware to
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launch the biden institute. his research and policy center will focus on economic retborm retborm -- reform to civil rights. he will be splitting time between that campus and the university of pennsylvania. nick foles signed a two year deal to play back up to carson wentz. he wasviously with the kansas chiefs. wildcats were the overall number one seed for the first time in team history. they don't play until thursday night, but they are leaving for buffalo this afternoon to beat the storm.
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hover board sparked a deadly fire in pennsylvania. the hover board was charging in a home in harrisburg when it went up in flames on saturday. a 3-year-old girl was killed and four others injured. a firefighter died in a car crash on his way to battle the blaze. he was heading to the fire station when his vehicle was hit by another car at an intersection. pennsylvania governor tom wolf has ordered flags at half staff in his honor. the future of cancer care might lie with a several breath test. volunteers are trying to out the breath-linked device to see it
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can spot breast and lung cancer. it's like a breath-alyzer for alcohol, but a billion times more sensitive. they hope to win approval from the fda. >> the "action news" team is here with the news stories at 4:00 p.m. >> hi, alicia how was your weekend? >> reporter: hi, rick, you will love this, the real life "hunger games" coming from russia. the goal to survive the siberian wilderness and one another for nine months. they won't stop the contestants from breaking the law even if it comes to murder. hidden valley may launch an item that may sierve your -- save your life. the item is found on the desert table. download the free 6abc app.
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i love this. i'm with you on that. >> the dessert table, wow. >> we'll check accuweather on the way when we come out. >> carrot cake with dressing?
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>> the most important part of this newscast, we'll check the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast with the snow on the way. >> reporter: we have warnings and blizzard warnings for ocean county and winter weather advisory to the south. we're tracking significant snowfall across the region. storm tracker 6 live double scan radar, it's quiet, no issues with precipitation. this will likely change later on tonight. it will change as we get into the day on tuesday. as far as temperatures are concerned right now it's cold, it's 32 in philadelphia. the upper 20s in allentown to
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lancaster, 22 up in the poconos. down in dover, 31 degrees, at the coast in beach haven, 32. windchills however, a bit of a different story, so escalators are needed you're out this afternoon. we have a stiff northeasterly wind coming through in advance of the low pressure coming up the coast. cold air is draining southward. 22 in the poconos feeling like 21 in reading. 31 the windchill number in cape may. satellite and radar helps to tell the story here. we have an area of low pressure moving through the plain states pressing into the great lakes. we have moisture coming up from the south. lastlast eventually we're trackn area of low pressure as this comes through it will transfer the energy to the area of low pressure off the coast that's what well see things blossom across the region. future tracker 6 sun the rest of the day giving way to increasing
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clouds. later tonight 11:00 p.m., the flakes start to fly areas south and west. we have mixed precipitation along the immediate coastline and south of dover. 3:00 p.m., overnight we have steady snowfall along the i-95 corridor and points to the north and west, the mix line south of the city, but heavy rain for atlantic, wildwood and dover. as we get into 6:30 a.m. that mixed line getting close to i-95 skirting to the south, rain areas south and east, all snow for the poconos to lancaster. eventually we'll get a changeover from the mixed precip back over to snow at 1 1:00 a.m. at the height of the storm we're tracking snow for the far northwest suburbs. the mixing area will be south and east of philadelphia, down across new jersey and delaware. 2:30 p.m. the heaviest snow tapering off north an east, but reaciddal moisture tuesday
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evening. expected snowfall not much of a change from what we had on "action news" at 11:00 p.m. looks like to be 8 to 12 inches along the i-95 corridor and the immediate suburbs north and west. 48-inch for interior south jersey, but there will be an issue with mixing for areas south and east of philadelphia. 12 to 16 inches for southern lehigh through reading and lancaster. there will be an area for northern lehigh county, northern north hampton county, carbon and monroe counties where you could find 16 to 20 inches of snow. something to watch as we get closer to the storm. the rain/snow line will be key in the location of the mixed precipitation, it will impact the snowfall totals on the lower or the higher amount. thunder snow is likely, one to two inches per hour. we could see 20 inches of snow north and west. sleet could be mixing in at the height of the storm before it changes over to snow.
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sun to clouds, we're dry, 36. heavy snow sleet and wind on the way tomorrow. big concern at the coast, as well. high of 34. cold with a leftover snow shower after the storm, in the 30s the rest of the week. >> we'll get an update in the next half-hour, and every hour throughout the day. a quick break when we come right back. stay with us.
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the stories we're following on "action news" at. this is what it is coming our way. we have details just ahead. money to raise cancer with support from our local basketball coaches. the details on the nor'easter heading our way, right now most of the region is under a winter storm warning. >> we're expecting heavy snow, blustery winds and bitter cold. sky6 live hd looking at center city, a nice shot of the skyline today, tomorrow it will look completely different. >> john rawlins has the


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