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delaware valley's leading news program with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> hello and good morning. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday january 9th and here's what we're following on "action news." >> a wintry mix is making for slick conditions that could cause you some problems out there on both the roads and the walkways. >> temperatures will begin to moderate today but even so, the philadelphia water department still expects more water main breaks. >> and meet the police officer really going above and beyond to brighten a young boy's day as that little guy battles cancer in a delaware hospital. >> great story. david and karen lots of schools on a delay or closing today. philadelphia not among them right now but we'll keep checking. >> the problem isn't really driving on the main roads. the problem is walking today i think. >> yeah, walking on the sidewalks, walking to your car and wait until you get a load of the thick ice on your windshield in some neighborhoods. use caution for the morning rush. we still have lingering slick spots. the big issues are the driveways, the parking lots, the sidewalks.
some side streets mights be icy and even in places where you salted last night you might find that the impact of the ice was so significant that you still have a freeze-up. icy sidewalks and icy windshields combine to make it not a great morning walk for the kids to the bus stop. 31 degrees by 6:00 a.m., 32 by 8:00 a.m. so the ice probably doesn't break up much between that time period and i mentioned icy windshields because sometimes people just make a little hole and they try and drive like that makes it harder to see kids entering and exiting the streets. satellite shows you there's some cloud cover out there but it is breaking up and we expect a fair amount of sunshine overall today. 29 degrees right now in philadelphia, though, below freezing. winds out of the southwest at 8 miles per hour. and here are your numbers across the region. obviously anybody who saw freezing rain halfway up camden county salem county burlington county and points north still have the ice on the ground and will probably still be below freezing for
another several hours. down south in millville you're starting to drop closer to the freezing mark. that's another spot where you might wind up with an issue. temperatures today are going to improve. by noon up to 38 degrees. the icing should be in the rear-view mirror and 41 degrees by 2 o'clock. i'm going for a high of 42 degrees this afternoon. probably hitting that at around 3 o'clock. karen, we have milder air coming in the seven-day. details coming up on that. >> all right dave. give you self extra time this morning. warm up that car and take it slowly on the roads. looking live on lansdale this is route 63 at walnut street. we haven't seen anyone slip or slide. seeing them move okay right here but expect a slick spot or two and especially on the sidewalks and driveways, anything that hasn't been salted is going to be slick this morning. on the big picture, hardly any slow speeds though. you're good to go on the blue route schuylkill and i-95. i think people sleeping in with a lot of schools having delays as well and lower merion we have a new accident though on city avenue at wynnewood road so watch for crews on the scene with that accident. outside lie on i-95 that's your southbound traffic headed towards cottman.
moving okay at this point. 95 has been in really good shape so no problems there. life on 295 in new jersey we're seeing a little more ice and snow off to the sides of the road but overall 295 looking good. watch your overpasses for especially the chance for a slick spot or two as you're traveling, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. make sure you have those ice scrapers ready. this will be many of you this morning chipping away at a stubborn layer of ice, coating cars, sidewalks and streets and be careful, my shoulder, my arm, my feet went out from under me in my own drive way and i'm still sore. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live in philadelphia's manayunk section where ice could make those tight hilly streets even more treacherous. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: yeah, tam, i literally feel your pain, too. it is slippery out here just as it was last night. in fact philadelphia schools are not canceled or delayed today so dobson elementary is really surrounded by icy sidewalks. it will be interesting to seep whether or not -- see whether or not they treat this in time. i want to give you a look at
the sidewalk. the sidewalk is just a sheet of ice and believe it or not it's actually much better than the roads are because the roads, they did a really good job of treating those late last night into the night this morning again though the sidewalks will be quite slippery and you'll spend a lot of your time before you head to work scraping that ice away from your car windshield. that freezing rain fell yesterday evening on an already frozen ground so it was no surprise that it made for a slick walk. with the precipitation falling just as the evening commute began, the timing could have made for the worst case scenario. fortunately the roads weren't nearly as busy as usual because really thanks in part to early dismissals at city schools and businesses across the region. the streets department on the other hand was out in full force deploying dozens of trucks with 35,000 tons of salt at their disposal. crews treated the roads well into the night and some drivers also did their best to prepare for the worst just in
case. >> just in case i had a problem one time with the battery so i had one just in case anything happens because the cold be killing the batteries, too. this is my second battery. >> reporter: and i know we've said this over and over again but make sure you give yourself some extra time this morning because it is quite slippery and there's also that ice on your windshield that will be pretty time consuming to chip away. reporting live in manayunk, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news." >> okay, thank you, jeanette. philadelphia water crews continue to work around the clock to try and repair water main breaks across the city. this water main break on martin street in manayunk was one of the many that happened yesterday. the water department says there's been at least 20 breaks per day and about half usually have to wait until the next day in order to be repaired. and officials warn there could be even more breaks as the ground thaws as temperatures get above freezing. >> a specialized team of federal investigators is now looking into the deadly fire that killed a philadelphia
firefighter. lieutenant matt letourneau and a civilian were killed when a part of a burning row home in north philadelphia collapsed on saturday. the atf's national response team will conduct a forensic digital mapping of the building which is currently unstable to help investigators pinpoint the origin of the fire. there will be two public viewings to honor lieutenant letourneau. the first takes place at the cathedral basilica saint peter and paul from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on thursday. then a second at 9:00 on friday morning followed by the funeral mass at 11:00. >> new jersey governor chris christie set to deliver his final state of the state address. the republican governor will address lawmakers this afternoon at the statehouse. over eight years christie oversaw pension overhaul secured a multi billion dollars transportation program and invested millions in fighting the opioid crisis. however, christie leaves office with a low approval rating after a failed presidential run and the so-called bridgegate scandal. democratic governor-elect phil murphy will take office next tuesday. >> the outlook on the price of
gas is good for the oil industry. bad for those who need to fill up. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square with our market watch report. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: hey, good morning, matt. gas prices forecast to hit their highest level since 2014. gas buddy predicting the national average for a gallon will climb to $2.57. last year the average rose to $2.39 a gallon it was the first year over year increase since 2012. the higher prices the result of oil production cuts from opec. mixed day for stocks as the nasdaq and s & p 500 gained. the dow was down. report on job openings due out later today and facebook is shutting down its personal system m. it was introduced in 2015 as part of the messenger app and once thought to be facebook's answer to apple's siri and amazon's alexa. it would take insights learned from m to help with other artificial products at the company. the last day for m will be january 19th. in my book matt and tam the only m that really counts is from james bond.
what do you think? >> i was just thinking of that. thanks maribel. >> no kidding. >> money honey. >> i hadn't heard of it until they shut it down. >> there you go. >> storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that we are dry. still cold, still below freezing across much of the region including at the airport and we have a an issue with black ice this morning. let's take a look at your temperature profile. you can see much of the region still below freezing. 29 degrees in philadelphia and trenton. just 23 in wilmington. and low to mid-20's in the northern and western suburbs and even across the river in parts of camden, gloucester, salem and burlington counties as well as down through new castle county delaware where we have temperatures below freezing. millville has dipped to 34 so getting closer to it and in these areas where you have the freezing rain last night you very likely have icy sidewalks, icy windshields in some cases thick ice that you really have to work to chip through and you'll need extra time to scrape. if your car is in the drive way and you see ice maybe
walking in the snow to get up to the side of the car and also use caution on side streets as well. i had the experience where i salted a couple of times last night and then got up this morning and it was still iced up and had to go back and get more salt before i came to work in the wee hours of the morning. so, you might encounter it even if you're not expecting it. as we take a look at satellite, the cloud cover opening up a little bit and we are starting to transition to fairly bright conditions. and no worse than partly sunny today in the lehigh valley. milder with a high of 39. still cold enough for coats but we should be able to knock out some of that ice as we go through the afternoon. at the shore, partly sunny and milder, 41 degrees. and in philadelphia, no worse than partly sunny skies. at times you'll have bright sunshine and it will be milder this afternoon with a high of 42 and just a little bit of a breeze. overnight tonight partly cloudy and chilly and i'm hoping that sun and the milder air not only melts the ice but then dries things off a little bit so that overnight when we dip to 25 we don't have a refreeze. we'll see about that. winds out of the northwest at six to 12 miles per hour. boy, it's been cold overall the last couple of weeks.
a big trough in the jet stream in the eastern half of the united states but we are looking for a shift in the next several days with a ridge of high pressure bringing us at least a brief shot of mild air. then we'll get back into the cold, still looking at a bigger ridge of high pressure coming in later in the month. hopefully knocking us up above average. 42 degrees, partly sunny today, milder than it's been recently. tomorrow mostly sunny and chilly, 39. and really the next are the only big issue is right this morning with that black ice. next couple of days pretty much calm and tranquil weather. then on thursday, milder, 48 degrees. there is the possibility of some rain arriving but it looks like it probably holds off until nighttime. even though it's cloudy on thursday, it will be fairly comfortable temperature-wise. you can get out and get stuff done. maybe that's the day we get out there and get those christmas lights down. i'm still one of the late guys in my neighborhood haven't quite gotten around to that. on friday even milder, 58 degrees. but it's going to be rainy, really coming down heavy at times. then we get into the weekend and saturday of course we have that big football game.
the falcons and the eagles and it looks windy and chilly and fairly cloudy with a spotty shower but you know what, a high of 48 is loads better than it could have been in mid january. so you bundle up and enjoy the game and hopefully enjoy a win. the cold air comes rushing back. i guess it was luck of the draw eagles played saturday instead of sunday. 31 degrees under the sun. it would have been a lot less comfortable on sunday. >> thanks, david. still ahead a troubling traffic stop. police find a dog trapped in the trunk of a car. >> it is an instant classic. this year's college football championship comes down to a dramatic overtime finish. karen. >> starting to see some building volume on i-95. this is your southbound traffic here heading towards center city looking at girard. we've got a new accident coming in, though, involving a pedestrian that was struck. you have to be careful on these icy roads in some spots especially the secondary roads. we'll talk about that and the rest of the traffic coming up next. >> ♪
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some extra time. >> looks pretty thick that ice out there karen. >> yeah, this is the picture of a car encased in ice. scott walsh one of my facebook friends sent this to me and he says he works overnight and it took so long for him to warm up his car but he's going to wake up at 7:30 for my facebook live which was very nice. thanks scott for sharing that. on your main highways we're not seeing anyone slip and slide. this is route 100 at commerce drive and people moving nicely here. you can see the main roads are mostly wet. if it's been treated it's okay but the sidewalks, the driveways, the residential areas i slid o outside of my street as i was backing out of my drive way this morning but the rest of the commute was okay. starting to see a few more accidents pop up as more people get out on the roads. you got to slow it down and expect you're going to hit an icy spot or two at least high street at hanover street we've got an accident that's new coming in to us right here in pottstown. it's involving a pedestrian that was struck and david was saying earlier if you don't take all the ice off your windshield you may not see a pedestrian so really be sure
to take the time to completely clear off your car and be careful. lower merion city avenue at wynnewood road, a couple of accidents there. i was scanning the waze app and found jimmy mulholland talking about an accident on east butler street. you can see crews out there. looks like there's a box truck involved and crews out there as well so just be careful. a couple of accidents. looking at the main highways, though, we're seeing no problem with big delays. i think people might be waiting a little bit for their morning commute to really kick in. and here's why. temperatures below freezing in the northwest you're 26, in quakertown 25 in pottstown, 20 in media. 29 degrees in center city. even in new jersey below freezing in browns mills, cinnaminson, glassboro, fortescue, vineland you're just in the 20's. 32 sitting at the freezing mark in smyrna. even though it gets warmer later this morning it's below freezing most areas, matt so you got to be careful just walking to your car let alone driving. >> will do. thanks karen. new this morning a highly classified satellite that just launched into space appears to
be have been lost according to the "wall street journal." just yesterday we told you how space-x launched the satellite from cape canaveral air force station in florida. the secret satellite called xuma was supposed to separate after the firing of the second stage falcon nine rocket citing sources the "wall street journal" reports the satellite did not separate and plunged back into the atmosphere. the government and space-x are not commenting. >> an ohio man faces animal cruelty charges for throwing his dog into the trunk of his car. murraysville police officer pulled over james combs and found his pitbull in the trunk. they arrested combs after receiving a tip that he had punched and kicked the dog before throwing her in the trunk. combs told police that the dog had bit him. the dog is currently in the care of a humane society. >> time now 6:17. today's fitness tip is next and later a police officer from delaware goes above and beyond the call of duty to help a young cancer patient. david. >> all right, guys, we're off to a very cold start across most of the region. many of our temperatures below
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schools in the city are on a two-hour delay. we're still waiting to hear from philadelphia public schools. at this point they are on time but archdiocesan schools in the city two-hour delay. sorry about that carry. >> no worries. let's go onoutside right now and show you what it looks like. this is route one at the pennsylvania turnpike. you've got a delay. you're looking at the main roads here and you're saying, well, people are moving just fine but the reason we're seeing so many of the delays it's walking to your car, walking to the bus stop that seems to be the hardest part. anything that hasn't been salted is very slippery out there and we have a new accident coming in to us in upper darby. this is west chester pike at township line road. we're hearing there is entrapment so emergency workers coming to the scene to try to help somebody there. that's new coming in on west chester pike, dave. >> a good portion of the region still below freezing karen and it's in these areas where we had the freezing rain overnight and now it's really iced up on sidewalks, side streets, driveways and you're going to be chiseling and using some elbow grease to get that ice off your windshield this morning. in the center of the region and perhaps up in the northern and western areas as well. as you get down toward millville we're still above
freezing but that temperature is dropping a bit. even in parts of southern gloucester and southern camden counties i'd be careful of the possibility of some ice there as well. 31 degrees by 7 o'clock. still icy. by noon up to 39 so we should see some improvement after about 10, 11 o'clock and then a high today of 42 degrees, not all that breezy. no worse than partly sunny skies at times we'll get bright sunshine and, tam, that could help and should help break up that ice. >> that would be good. thank you. listen to these people. efforts to kill a spider caused an apartment fire in northern california. redding firefighter say the resident tried to kill a spider not using a shoe or a fly water is. they used a torch lighter. the flaming spider then scurried into bedding set iting on fire. the fire spread to the walls and caused $11,000 in much today. firefighters put out that fire in just about 15 minutes. despite the damage no one was hurt. >> alabama is once again the college football national champs. the crimson tide notched their fifth title and did it with a
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>> a detective at the university of delaware is asking for the community's help not to fight crime but to fight cancer. corporal bill wentz has taken to social media asking people to send letters to nine-year-old danny feltwell. he's in the middle of a second battle with a rare and aggressive nonhodgkin's lymphoma. the cards game and coloring books are a bright spot during his long days of chemotherapy at a.i. dupont. more than a hundred pieces of mail arrived and there are a lot more on the way. >> he loved it. send all the letters. send the letters in. put a smile on danny's face. all we have in life is memories so just want to give as many memories as possible. >> there's so many good people in the world. overnight danny's dad gave a very encouraging update. he said after 10 days of treatment danny's tumor is gone. that doesn't mean the cancer is gone but it does mean that
danny can have surgery to help with his treatment. if you would like to send a letter we've posted the information on 6abc.com. great to see people coming together. >> keep fighting danny. 6:28 now. david and karen will return to help you through the slick commute. >> new this morning a charred car sparks a larger fire that leads to evacuations in north philadelphia. >> ♪
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on a two-hour delay this morning. joining hundreds, we're talking about 400 or more schools that have delays. those are scrolling on the bottom of your screen. there's also that full list if you want to see that at 6abc.com. >> good morning everyone. 6:31 on this tuesday january 9th. let's go right to david and karen. >> yeah, for people who have to get out you have to expect if it's not salted it's icy. >> yeah in some cases even if you did salt late yesterday it might have frozen up anyway. let's get you to the weather center. we have issues with black ice across the region this morning. so, use caution during the morning commute. lingering slick spots are still possible on roads but in particular, we're focusing on driveways, parking lots and sidewalks. and you might want to just step into the snow around the edge of the sidewalk if it looks like it is icy. also for kids, keep in mind icy sidewalks are part of the issue also icy windshields. some people might not have totally cleared them which will make it hard for them to see you as you're crossing roads. between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock we still expect to be no better than the freezing mark so that ice probably isn't going anywhere.
satellite shows you a little bit of cloud cover out there breaking up as we speak and we do expect a decent amount of sunshine overall today. 29 degrees currently in philadelphia. getting closer to the freezing mark but not quite there yet. and winds out of the southwest at seven. so let's take a look at those temperatures across the region and you can see that everyone close to the delaware river really on both sides of the river and on up into the northern suburbs are below freezing right now and even in millville you're not that far above. i would say as you go south through camden county, gloucester county, salem and burlington county, you probably still have at least some black ice but it's really bad closer to the delaware river and points up into northern bucks, northern montco in some cases you are really working to chisel that off your windshield. 29 degrees by 8 o'clock. still below freezing. by 10 o'clock, in philadelphia, we're probably up above freezing, maybe still on or closer to it in some of the outlying suburbs and then things do get better. by noon, 38. by 2 o'clock, 41. i'm going for a high of 42 degrees with a decent amount of sunshine today and a lot of melting going on later this morning and through the
middle of the day. milder air coming up in the exclusive accuweather 7-day karen. for now what are those roads looking like. >> your car may be encased in ice. the main roads are not. we haven't seen a lot of slipping and sliding on your highways at least. looking live on the schuylkill at city avenue. that's westbound traffic headed towards king of prussia. starting to get jammed in this area. be careful especially on your ramps and overpasses but if you move slowly, give yourself lots of space between you and the car ahead of you if you have to stop you should be just fine on at least the majors and on the big picture, kind of showing that with speeds moving pretty well on the blue route, only a couple of slow spots on the schuylkill and i-95. but we do have an accident in pottstown and we're hearing it's involving a pedestrian that was struck out here right on high street at hanover street. so watch for emergency workers coming to the scene and in pottstown and lower merion we've got an accident on city avenue at wynnewood avenue as well. wynnewood road. we're outside live on i-95 approaching highland avenue here in delaware county northbound, southbound moving okay. no accidents or major issues
there. and 42 we're noticing some reduced visibility. we do have some areas of fog in south jersey and delaware that we've noticed here and you see the visibility down a little bit now as you watch that northbound traffic slowly moving here at creek road, matt. >> thank you, karen. for more on this potentially icy morning, "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live outside dobson elementary school in manayunk. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the elementary school is surrounded by icy sidewalks. philadelphia public schools still going on scheduled. no delays. it will be interesting to see if they'll be able to salt this before the kids come. i don't know if you can see that sheen over the sidewalk. more so the sidewalk than the roads. the roads are actually pretty good. the streets department did a good job of salting that late into the night last night. but this morning one thing you'll be doing is scraping the ice away from your car windshield after freezing rain fell yesterday evening. it made for slick sidewalks and some roadways. that precipitation falling
just as the evening commute began. that timing could have been much worse but fortunately the roads weren't nearly as busy as usual thanks in part to early dismissiles at city schools and businesses across the city. that gave the streets department time and space to do what they do best. they were out in full force deploying dozens of trucks with 35,000 tons of salt at their disposal. crews treated the roads well into the night. >> it's so icy out here. i've seen so many people wipe out. i hope i can get to my class on time. >> somebody will like have to catch their footing a bit as their foot slides. >> reporter: i know dave mentioned it. make sure you clean off your entire windshield not just enough that you can see the traffic lights and all of that. for everyone's safety and also for the kiddos make sure they know it will be slippery out here especially on the hills of manayunk. reporting live, jeanette reyes, channel6 "action news." >> got to be careful. thanks jeanette. you can always hear the latest information from accuweather
right on your phone or tablet. download our free 6abc app for the seven-day forecast and realtime views from storm tracker6 live radar. >> new this morning, fire forced a family to evacuate an apartment above a burning garage. officials say a car ignited the blaze at the shannon cab company. it's located on the 3100 block of north front street in north philadelphia. flames spread to an apartment above the business. no one inside was hurt. and philadelphia police are trying to identify the young man who stabbed three teenagers at a pizza parlor in the city's lawndale section. a large group of students crowded into castello's pizza in the 6700 block of rising sun yesterday afternoon. the owner says the group was in store no more than two minutes when the fists began to fly. >> i call the police right away and i had luck police come right away. >> police arrived minutes later and broke up the crowd. the 15, 17 and 18-year-old boys ran outside without telling police that they'd been stabbed. instead they flagged down a
passerby who drove them to the hospital. they're in stable condition with nonlife-threatening injuries. >> 6:37 now. from our new jersey news room, the shuttered revel casino in atlantic city has a new owner and he wants to reopen for the summertime rush. colorado developer bruce deifik made $200 million for the a.c. property. he plans to rebrand it the ocean resort casino and create as many as 3,000 jobs with its opening sometime in the summer revel has been closed since 2014. >> summer down the shore, now that's a mirage today. >> how about. feels pretty cold out there and we've got that black ice to contend with in any areas that saw the freezing rain last night. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us the actual precipitation is long gone and as we take a look outside, we actually are expecting some sunshine up over the river rink and elsewhere across the region before too much longer. and a decent amount of sunshine mixing with a few clouds through the day. but starting out we have that black ice and boy, you don't need to be in an ice rink to see it this morning. 29 degrees is your current
temperature so still below freezing in philadelphia. winds are fairly light, still strong enough to give you a wind chill of 22 but the big story is those temperatures and across a good portion of the region we are still below freezing. 29 in philadelphia. 29 in trenton. 25 in wilmington. and 23 in allentown. 24 in reading. and across the river in parts of south jersey including salem, camden, gloucester and burlington counties especially the northern portion of those counties, you are also below freezing. and millville keeps dropping. we're now down to 33 and in and around millville there could also be some areas where you're seeing a freeze-up. the big issue of course this morning is that black ice creating icy sidewalks icy windshields in some case thick ice that you have to harmer to get through. give yourself extra time to scrape your and windshields in areas where temperatures are below freezing and you had the freezing rain last night. use caution on side streets and driveways, too. one trick might be that if you see an icy sheen on top of the snow it's kind of telling you that that wet looking surface
on the sidewalk is also icy. put your foot in the snow and walk beside the ice and beside the drive way to get to your car and to get to wherever you're going. there's satellite and there you can see the cloud cover in the process of breaking up. as we roll through the day we'll remain below freezing through 8 o'clock, probably 9 o'clock as well. by 10 o'clock it's starting to get a little better. i think when we get past 10 o'clock, it gets better, 39 degrees by noon. most of the ice melting at that point. 42 is your high today milder than it's been recently. 40 on the nose is your high in trenton, 40 in reading, really not much difference in these highs. 42 in millville and 39 in cape may. and in cold air that's been socking us in the last couple of weeks with that deep trough digging down in the east is going to give way to a ridge of high pressure later this week which could bring in or will bring in some mild air for several days. then we're going to get another brief shot of colder air. after that another ridge coming in that could last a little longer and give us above average temperatures. 42 is today's high partly sunny and milder out there.
black ice in the morning but that should be less of a problem as we go later into the day and hopefully we can dry out the sidewalks with that sun. mostly sunny and chilly on wednesday, 39. and then more clouds on thursday, a nicer high of 48 and while there is the chance of rain, it probably holds off until night. friday we go all the way up to 58. very mild but unfortunately it's going to be a rain day with periods of steady to heavy rain at times. on saturday, windy and chilly with a high of 48 degrees. you'll have to bundle up for that eagles game and there might be a spotty light shower here or there but generally speaking that's a lot better than it could have been in mid january. in fact, had this been a sunday game, look at the difference. 31 degrees under the sun on sunday. and martin luther king day looks cold, 28 degrees. do be careful of the black ice especially as you are walking around and to some degree driving around in driveways parking lots and some side streets. >> thank you david. it's now 6:40 and new overnight a symbolic break through. north and south korea make progress in their first high level talks in more than two years. >> firefighters prevent utter
>> 6:43. breaking news yet another water break. this is a live picture from the action cam. this building is the philadelphia marriott hotel. the action cam is located on the filbert street side which is parallel to market street and you see the water flowing out of the building. apparently it was flowing from
the lobby area through the front entrance of the hotel and also in a turn around area where cars need to go to. it doesn't look like they've shut the water off but i'm sure that they're trying to work on this as well as the many other water main breaks but this a big one at the philadelphia marriott hotel in the heart of center city, philadelphia archdiocesan and parochial schools in the city of philadelphia are on a two-hour delay this morning. about 462 others are on a delay or closing today. that's on 6abc.com. also the bottom of your screen. philadelphia public schools at this point are opening on time. >> all right. let's go on over to karen rogers. it's going to be a bit of a slippery morning out there. good morning. >> yeah, i think the worst part is walking to your car or walking to a bus stop out there. the sidewalks, anything that's untreated is certainly slippery and you have to be careful. the main roads have been looking okay. this is 309 at the pennsylvania turnpike. we've been hearing your overpasses and your ramps which you need to be extra careful of. here in fort washington we're not seeing anyone slip or slide but you have to take it easy and expect you'll see a
slick spot or two even on the main roads. secondary roads could be very icy. this is west chester pipe at township line road in upper darby delaware county. getting more details on this accident. it's involving an overturned vehicle and we're hearing someone is trapped inside. emergency workers coming to the scene on west chester pike. an accident in lower merion at wynnewood road but that has cleared. on the waze app we found people talking about an accident on 42 northbound near 295. be careful as you're traveling there. we did catch slow speeds on 42 because of it so already a 16 minute ride from the a.c. expressway to 295. and you can see the fog in this camera as well. fog is a real issue south of the city right now. 2.5-mile visibility in the city but you have warmer air coming in, going over the colder surfaces. only .3 of a mile visibility in lancaster, .3 in millville, .3 in wildwood so be careful as you're traveling through the fog, through the icy conditions out there. temperatures in the northwest just in the 20's.
29 degrees in the city and even in south jersey below freezing in browns mills, cinnaminson, glassboro, fortescue, vineland. sitting at the freezing mark in smyrna. there's ice on the roads there, matt. >> an extraordinary break through south korea says north korea has agreed to send the athletes to next month's winter olympics in south korea. the break through came in the first high level talks between the nations in years. the two sides are expected to continue their negotiations today. same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across australia today. the country's marriage equality law passed on december 9thly australia requires couples to give one month's notice for all weddings making this the first possible day to tie the knot. >> new here on "action news," firefighters in north carolina rescued a cow trapped in 10-inches of ice and frigid water.
they hacked into the ice with a chainsaw shattered it with a hammer and positioned a stretcher under the 1100-pound animal named julie. it took an hour and a half to finally free julie. >> we do everything we can do to make the best -- the most of it. >> the cow did appear to be okay but a vet checked her out just to be sure. >> ♪
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paddington two it's adorable. it's really adorable. >> i got to go see that one. >> thanks robin. >> you got to get to work you got issues. live look at 422 at oaks. jammed already from oaks to 29. people driving slowly as they need to 'cause we have slick spots out there. one or two on the main roads. secondary roads for sure. this is high street here at hanover in pottstown. an accident just cleared. it was involving a car that struck a pedestrian. big delays with mass transit. paoli thorndale we caught a train 48 minutes late. warminster line there's one that's 41 minutes late and all regional rails could see about 10 minute delays due to icy conditions, dave. >> karen the big problem this morning is the fact that we had the freezing rain last night. temps are still below freezing and even in places that were lightly salted you might still have a refreeze and ice on sidewalks, side streets, driveways, park, lots and the main area of concern would be from about gloucester, camden, salem and burlington counties north as temperatures are below freezing even in millville we've dropped close to the freezing mark and there
could be areas around there that are also seeing that icing on surfaces. you want to be really careful and allow extra time to get out there and hack away that ice off your windshield. in some cases it's thick. 7, 8 o'clock we're expecting to remain below freezing in philadelphia. by 9 o'clock we're starting to get better with sun coming up. in through here is probably where we'll see the ice basically melt and then we get a high of 42 degrees, fair amount of sunshine, hopefully drying out the sidewalks by the time we start to dip back below freezing later on in the evening hopefully there's not a refreeze. tam. >> thank you david. a resident in maine is making the best of the wintry weather. a couple strolling along long sands beach recorded a man ice skating on the frozen shore. they joked that the video is proof every day is a beach day in maine. and new video shows alligators dealing with the recent freeze at the river swamp park. rescued reptiles sticking their noses out of the icy water. handlers say they do that to breathe. park officials say the gators can enjoy low temperatures
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13th and filbert. they're dealing with a burst water main. they've got water in the lobby in the front of the hotel. here it is on the 13th street side dripping down into the parking garage but some news that came in that's good. while they've got water in the lobby, guests rooms have not been affected. hopefully they'll get to the source of this water main break soon. >> that's for sure. let's take a look outside. we've got problems on the roads. here is that accident on 42 northbound at 295. jamming up 42. you see the fog in the shot as well. i-95 is jammed as well. now your main roads, we've been saying are in pretty good shape but it doesn't mean you're not going to see a slick spot here or there. you could see that 32 minute drive from woodhaven to the vine. it's a different story walking, dave. >> no kidding. icy sidewalks and that really is the story. temperatures are a bit below freezing across much of the region. we do have icy sidewalks, icy windshields. get ready to hack away that at that. you'll need extra time to
scrape. once lined the wheel use caution on side streets. i expect all of this to get better after 10 o'clock or so. >> it will feel nice to be above freezing. a lot of school children ended up back home early yesterday. they're going to be going later this morning. the full list is on 6abc.com. for karen david tam, i'm matt. see ya'. >> ♪
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