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for the affordable care act stands. >> good morning, it is 5:30 march 24. because of the accident we'll start with matt pellman. david murphy will have the accuweather good morning. >> reporter: i'll tell you guys, traffic wise things have gone from bad to worse on the schuylkill expressway. let's start with what happened overnight. an accident on the ramp schuylkill expressway westbound to the boulevard extension northbound route 1 toward the twin bridges. action cam was on the scene of the crash, a three vehicle accident that sparked a vehicle fire. in the car that was in flames, people were trapped. mess of a situation, the ramp is blocked. you can see that live, crews remain on the scene. here's the problem, the extra problem they have been pacing outline westbound traffic they were forcing people off at montgomery, now looks like they will let the westbound traffic through again are the penndot
trucks are leading the way, westbound schuylkill expressway past the boulevard route 1. it's been a slow go this morning. it does look like they will let the traffic continue west on the schuylkill expressway now, but now the ramble to the boulevard remains blocked. changing situation along 76 you're seeing a backlog coming out of the of the center city because of the earlier blockage at montgomery drive and the continue blockage of the northbound boulevard ramp. we're watching a crash on the northbound blue route that cleared out. we're watching construction 202 by the 30 bypass that improved there. construction in cherry hill on 70 east of the new jersey turnpike. david what's going on weather wise? >> reporter: all right, we've got clouds sweeping down from the north and west, matt. we are still cold, you will see that in a minute. the clouds will obliterate the sun. you can see showers popping through and blue in northwestern
pennsylvania. there's a concern for light, freezing rain in the poconos. we'll start the winter weather advisory at 8:00 a.m. ending at 1:00 p.m. freezing rain in that time period. points south will avoid is that rain by the time it gets here. below freezing in allentown. 33 in reading. 29 in wilmington. not a lot of wind only a 7-mile an hour breeze in philadelphia. so we won't boater you with windchills. as we go through the day, it will be milder, 34 by 7:00 a.m. noon, 38. clouds in the northern suburbs in particular late though, into the early afternoon. the sun comes back 3:54. the high is 55 degrees we'll get that at 4:00 still holding mild conditions this evening. when i come back we'll talk about a warmup tomorrow and cool down with light rain and drizzle for sunday, matt, the details
ahead in the seven day. >> thank you, david we're following developing news concerned neighbors in burlington county, new jersey are waiting for answer as authorities conduct a death investigation at an apartment complex. jeanette reyes is live at the scene in maple shade. jeanette? >> reporter: good morning, to you, matt, a lot of residents here asking questions since last night when this happened. police investigate the death of two people at this apartment complex. take a look behind me, quite a scene. this happened around 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., yesterday evening, we're seeing police going in and out of the apartment units collecting evidence much of this is taped off. we're around the 100 block of fox meadow drive at an apartment complex by the same name. police and medics responded to a unit for reports of two unresponsive people. the police presence grew and
people are searching for answers. >> i was the out to dinner with my fiance. i come home to this, i had to go around to my house and i have no idea what's going on. >> reporter: this is the sentiment here, a lot of residents asking what is going on. they have not gotten many asheses. burlington county officials have been tight lipped on what they are dealing with here, who are the victims and whether or not they are relatives, anything like that. we have put in several calls we're waiting to get the details, as soon as we get them we'll pass them along to you. reporting live in burlington county, jeanette reyes channel 6 "action news." >> we're following breaking news in philadelphia's can a tone section. a man opened a door to find a gun in his face, but it was the man with the gun who was shot. there was a struggle between the two on the 6100 block of haggerman street.
another person heard the commotion and grabbed their gun and shot the suspect in the face. we'll have a live report at 6:00 a.m. a man's murder in east oak lane remains a mystery this morning, philadelphia police found the unidentified victim shot in the chest at 65th avenue and 5th street. he died at the hospital. officers don't know who shot the man or why they did it. today's vote is do or die for repealing the healthcare law. president trump said he is he sy don't pass an overhaul bill today he will not a future bill. even after meeting with the president, dent plans to vote no. >> this is being rushed due to arbitrary timeline, artificials
all to improve the baseline for tax reform. i think it is important that we get it right than get it done fast. >> three other republican congress from the area oppose the bill. again if the legislation does not pass, president trump is saying he is moving on and the affordable care act will stay. >> 5:36 a.m., a new jersey teacher could end up in jail because of one-students fell out of his seat. she stepped on the back of the seat causing it to tip backwards, the child hit his head on the floor. this happened at the middle school in linwood. peschi is suspended with pay. evesham town police say to con-women have been pulling off
scams. the scam involves buying men's suits. firefighters are battling a fire at a delaware county home. it is on the 100 block of shoebrook in astin township. the action cam is there right now. there are reports of two injuries, one a firefighter, not known how badly they are hurt or how the fire started. >> let's turn to david murphy with accuweather, we had cold and rain, now we'll get sunshine. >> reporter: transitioning to better weather today and especially tomorrow. storm tracker 6 live shows dry conditions to start out. take a look outside, we have cloud cover that's beginning to sweep through the region from the north and west. it is possible that you will get early sunshine over the commodore barry bridge, but generally speaking clouding up during the morning and then we'll see more sun returning laifort in the -- later in the day. temple 33 degrees, winds not all
that strong. we'll not bug you with windchill. obviously with temperatures around the freezing mark you need to bundle up a bit. later in the morning there's a chance of precipitation popping in the northern and western suburbs. notice how it's blue in the poconos there's a chance later this morning and into the early afternoon a bit of light, freezing rain in the poconos. looks like it will be too warm in allentown and reading by the time the rain pops through. you will want to take it slow up there, as well. by 2:00 p.m. any precipitation is gone most of it centered in the north. later in the afternoon and dinnertime we'll clear skies out a little bit and get more sun back into play. testers today will improve, as well. 36 degrees by 8:00. 42 by 10:00. noon we're up to 48. we spend the majority of the afternoon in the mid 50s and high of 55. you'll see a period in the day where it is cloudy and damp, especially in the northern area.
high temperatures this afternoon, 46 in allentown 47 in reading. mid 50s up and down the i-95 corridor and low 50s down the shore today. as we head out on the town, dinner and movie perhaps. you will want a coat or jacket, a scarf a good idea. not super windy, a little bit breezy. 53 degrees by 7:00. 11:00 p.m., 51. for the weekend it's back to 72 tomorrow, warm, most of the rain will be in the poconos. on sunday, cold front dips to the south and we cool down cloudy up and get a high of 53. the exclusive accuweather , 55 degrees sun and clouds later on. clouds and sun tomorrow, very warm and 72 make plans for saturday. mostly cloud on sunday, 53 occasional light rain and drizzle.
67 is the high on monday, shower possible. still unsettled on tuesday, it's looking dry on wednesday and thursday. >> good deal, david. 5:40, a philadelphia police officer is facings charges -- facing charges for what he did with his dog. he was tracked down after the dog was dumped in a trash bag. >> a high school student what to do after his friend started choking. >> reporter: the ramp to the schuylkill expressway westbound to the boulevard remains blocked. now they have the right lane blocked on the schuylkill expressway, looks like they are opening it back up. we'll see how the scene looks in three minutes when we check the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" continues on this friday morning.
>> another cold start as we take a live look at the ben franklin bridge. time, 5:43 a.m., it is friday, getting up to 5 degrees today. so recovering toward that saturday high which will be in the 70s. so spring is coming. >> it's geag to be a great -- going to be a great saturday. but this morning it's been a rough one on the roads.
let's go over to matt matt matt, go to work. things to look forward, but not on the schuylkill expressway. ramp to the northbound side is blocked. now people have started to wait. i guess they are getting some indication it may open soon. for now, the ramp is blocked, westbound lanes of the schuylkill expressway are open at this point. some people are continuing west and exiting at city avenue and flipping around there. what happened overnight, there was a three-vehicle accident on the ramp from the ramp westbound to the boulevard northbound, action cam was on the scene. one of the cars caught fire, people were trapped inside, it is a fatal situation an awful situation out here investigating trying to get things up. the ramp is blocked. if you're coming out of the center city you'll hit speeds 8 miles per hour. i would come out the river
drive, mlk or kelly, instead. come out the schuylkill expressway and exit at montgomery take that to mlk and take the false -- falls bridge to east falls. there was a house fire along shoebrook lane, 452 gets you around that. a crash 476 northbound by mcdade has cleared. no need to worry about that. elsewhere on 476 we'll have construction this weekend they will close the northbound lanes saturday night into sunday morning. yeah, they are doing this once again. northbound lanes blocked between lansdale and quakertown, saturday into sunday, at that point you want to stay on 309 as the alternate toward the lehigh valley. happening now, london police have taken two more people into terrorist attack outside parliament. several thousand gathered to
honor the victims and their family. cochran was one of the people killed. he and his wife were on the bridge. kahlid masoood crashed into the people on the bridge. a philadelphia police is accused of putting a pitbull into a trash bag and dumping it in park the dog eject emaciated and barely alive. the dog which was named cranberry was micro chipped and. >> for somebody like that to be perpetrating the crime is something that gets me. >> cranberry has recovered and been adopted by someone in the
malvern area. long has suspended from the force with intent to dismiss. >> a quick-thinking wisconsin student saved his friend from choking. video shows will olson desperate for air and help. he was choking on his food at the lunchtime. his friend realized it was time to do something when he saw his face turning blue. >> a couple of other kids didn't do anything, i was like i'll step up to the plate and help him out. >> brown perform the the heimlich manuver to dislodge the food. he understood what to do thanks in part to the lacrosse police explorer's program. it gives students an introduction to police work and includes learning the heimlich. two local restaurants are bringing an upscale experience to the neighborhood bar scene. we'll take you inside. >> firefighters have taken control of a 700-acre fire in
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packed with goodness. beautiful, if you're looking to something to do, melissa magee takes you to two restaurants that offer a neighborhood feel. >> reporter: in rittenhouse it's been a staple for 40 years. new owners chad and his wife have again the space a full makeover starting by moving the bar downstairs, we wanted to be more vibrant, so we brought it down to the first floor. >> the upstairs dining room has
a different experience. with dishes like strip and roasted chicken lending to chad's culinary backgrounds. >> we want to keep it fun and exiect and approachable -- exciting and approachable. >> to have it here in philly means a lot. >> reporter: they hope to keep the saturday sunday tradition alive and well in rittenhouse. >> it's been around for 40 years and you're starting a new normal here. >> another 40 hopefully. >> el fresco dining sounds good. >> reporter: do it on saturday. >> a lot of things to do on friday, saturday, sunday, friday morning you don't want to head here the schuylkill expressway
ramp to the boulevard northbound. some people continuing westbound on the schuylkill expressway, that's slow, as well. it's kind of a mess here, we'll watch it in the neck hour. mass transit no delays to watch. that's the good news, median elwin line shuttle busing this weekend, but running normally today. david. >> reporter: matt on the big board we have temperatures bitter cold this morning, but not as bad as yesterday when we were in the low 20s. clouding up as we go through the morning and on the cold side. we'll get thicker clouts through through -- thicker clouds through the midday and showers in the poconos. by # p.m., the sun is -- 3:00 p.m., the sun is coming back we get up to 54 degrees. the high today is 55 degrees we'll hit that about 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. not all that windy, just a little breezy today.
on the big board at the airport, hoping for all green aircraft, that's what we got and no major delays and no precipitation in our travel cities. >> you can get the seven-day forecast and look at double scan radar at 6abc.com/weather. an intense explosion shook a neighborhood outside of pittsburgh. the blast leaved the home in moon township, allegheny township yesterday. nobody was home at the time. one pet was injured. gas workers shut off service and went home to home checking the line. it is unclear what sparked the explosion. authorities in florida say a man who was burning books started a 700-acre wildfire. the fire broke out on wednesday and spread fast forcing 150 people to evacuate. two homes were destroyed and two dozen others damaged. officials say the man was burning without a permit and will be billed for the
>> the benjamin franklin parkway will turn 100 this year reps from several organizations unveiled celebration plans in center city yesterday. there will be 14 months of exhibitions, events, conversations and promotions. president and gm bernie prazenica announced 6abc is a proud media sponsor. that sell braights -- celebration will get going september 8. >> happening today, jury deliberations will resume in the former penn state president gram spanier. he is accused of mishanding -- mishandling complaints during the jerry sandusky mo lessation lessation -- oweons of
>> good morning it is 6:00 a.m., friday, march 24, we're following several breaking stories. a man opens his door in the tacony section to find someone pointing a gun in his face. first a struggle and then the bad guy was shot. >> two people are found dead inside a apartment building in burlington county. police are working the scene. a busy ramp was blocked on the schuylkill expressway one person was killed involving