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>> ♪ >> developing now on "action news," a gunman on the move a.m. bushes a shooting victim leaving the man for dead on a philadelphia street. >> happening today, ticket blitz. eagles fans throw a hail mary pass at grabbing seats to sunday's big game. >> accuweather is tracking the slow moving snow system. it's almost like ragu coming out of a jar. some of the northern suburbs will see snow today. not going to reach southern portions of our area until tomorrow. >> breaking right now, this is a live look at the schuylkill westbound, ouch, where a crash has shut down all lanes. >> goodgood morning everyone its 5:30 on this tuesday january 16th. weather and traffic with david and karen. >> yeah, this is our dry commute and yet we're starting with some pretty big problems. let's get back to that breaking news on the schuylkill expressway. we have an accident. several vehicles involved. it has been blocking all lanes
at times. it's doing so right now. i showed you a shot a minute ago and police hadn't arrived on the accident scene yet. they were kind of stuck in the traffic there in the backlog but we can see now police, several police officers, emergency workers all responding to the scene. it looks to be at least three vehicles as i look at this. a few vehicles here and i'm not sure if that's one or two 'cause it's kind of dark right there. we can see they're currently blocking all lanes on the schuylkill westbound as emergency workers come to the scene to deal with this. this is westbound schuylkill at university avenue. our breaking news. a big accident involving several vehicles blocking all lanes and now we see emergency workers at the scene, some of them still in the backlog here trying to get there. looks like we have an ambulance here as well trying to deal with this scene blocking all lanes on the schuylkill westbound at university. traffic at a standstill. we're seeing speeds crawl along on the schuylkill expressway westbound. if we can kind of flip our camera and there you can see the backlog. nobody moving from the walt whitman bridge to the vine, a 15 minute drive.
a big accident blocking all lanes on the schuylkill westbound at university. it's not our only accident here in chester county. one on glen willow road at gap newport pike. busy traffic morning, dave, even though in these areas roads are dry. >> yeah, as you said, the snow issue really coming later on today and tonight. there's a winter weather advisory in effect today into wednesday morning and it technically is in effect already in the poconos and in allentown and reading. it won't really go into effect, however, in places like northern bucks, northern montgomery county and northwestern chester county until about 4 o'clock this afternoon. so, the snow that we're starting to see on radar a little bit out to the west of us really is slow. right now you see some of this just to the west of reading, pottsville, harrisburg getting some of it. lancaster about to get the first flakes. this is very light, not very impactful and it's going to be ever so slow as it tries to push east and then overnight down in through philadelphia. so, like matt said kind of like acting like ragu not wanting to come out of the jar. this is going to be a real
slow arrival. ahead of it we'll get mild in philadelphia today. 41 degrees about 3 o'clock. going for a high of 42. a couple sunny breaks not out of the question. still maintaining temperatures above freezing until later tonight. tomorrow morning that's when we expect this snow to be more of an issue for philadelphia. latest model runs again by 8 o'clock tonight still have this mostly up by allentown and reading. having a difficult time trying to push down but then eventually we do give way with the colder air coming in and you can see how all the way through the morning rush we are looking at snow. won't be real heavy amounts. matt, when i come back in a minute we'll give you the latest snowfall projections from accuweather and let you know when this gets out of here and what comes next. >> thank you david. this stretch of cold and snowy weather is causing problems along communities along the frozen delaware river. it's expected to once again fluctuate near flood stage today. large ice chunks blocked water from going downstream near trenton yesterday. river banks flooded closing roads in the state capitol and across the river in lower
makefield bucks county. >> i've never seen it like solid packed though. it's just not even moving at all. >> that's actually a wall and then the water is that usually like 15, 20 feet down below that. >> the ice jam eventually thawed in trenton yesterday allowing river levels to slowly fall back down last night. the trenton water works is still telling its customers to have a boil water advisory due to a treatment plant malfunction. as snow approaches the region be sure to download the 6abc news app. check storm tracker6 live any time right on your phone or tablet. >> developing overnight, homicide detectives are working two deadly shootings in the city of philadelphia. the latest happened on the 2200 block of south 71st street in southwest philadelphia. police say the gunman shot a man in the head and the back at close range around 2:30 this morning. that victim died at the scene. and in north philadelphia, the search is on for the gunman who pulled up to a 27-year-old man and killed him. it was a shooting again, happening at 12th and brown
streets just after midnight. witnesses tell police the bullets came from a dark or black colored vehicle that fled the scene. the victim was hit twice in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital. >> hundreds of people poured in to pay their respects to a murdered penn student. a private funeral was held for 19-year-old blaze bernstein in california last night. authorities are now saying the sophomore was stabbed more than 20 times. the suspect, 20-year-old samuel woodward is expected to be arraigned this week. woodward was bernstein's high school friend. detectives are investigating whether the killing was an act of rage. >> homeowners escape injury when a flatbed truck slammed into their salem county home and landed on the pilesgrove property after colliding with another vehicle yesterday afternoon. the drivers of the truck and the other car suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. and it's a new era in the garden state. phil murphy will be sworn in as new jersey's 56th governor. the democrat will take the oath of office during a ceremony in trenton today. that will be followed by the
inaugural ball in north jersey later this evening. >> 5:35. set your digital reminders, get your point finger ready to click. tickets to the eagles nfc championship game go on sale at 10 o'clock this morning. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live at lincoln financial field with some tips on how to score a seat. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning, matt. you'll need these tips because get this, of course season ticket holders will have a large chunk of these tickets, eagles players will have the other part. that means you'll have literally seconds maybe minutes to get your hands on these tickets. here's some advice to increase your odds. it's all everyone is talking about since the eagles' huge victory over the falcons saturday. hopes are at an all time high as fans now eye the super bowl. the excitement can be seen in the near empty shelves at eagles merchandise stores across the area. clerks struggle to keep up with the demands as items sold minutes after being restocked.
birds fan megan thompson drove all the way from flanders in north jersey to get her gear. she's convinced the eagles are headed to the super bowl. >> i'm nervous but hoping for the best. >> uh-huh. >> it was like this with the last play. [laughter] >> they're going to win. >> i watched the game between the vikings and the saints and i believe they're beatable and i think our defense is going to be -- step up and do it. >> reporter: the birds are just one victory away from the coveted big game. the nfc championship is this sunday and tickets go on sale this morning. here are some insider tips from ticketmaster to increase your odds of getting your hands on them. get an account with ticketmaster and sign in ahead of time. next, make sure your personal information is up to date. you can hop online at home or on the app. and this is a big one. use more than one computer but don't use more than one browser or browser tab. the system will think you're a bot and will cancel your
tickets. another big tip, the fewer tickets you search for, the better the odds of scoring them. it may mean still going to the game with your group but sitting apart. and if you don't have any luck this morning at 10 o'clock, make sure you keep checking back. sometimes additional tickets are put on sale up to a week, sometimes hours before the game, so if you don't get it this time you can try, try again. those tips you can find on our web site 6abc.com as well as our app. reporting live at the linc, jeanette reyes, channel6 "action news." matt. >> good tips. thanks so much jeanette. join these eagles fans in showing off the team spirit. use the #6abcaction on social media or post your pictures to the "action news" facebook wall and you might see them right here on "action news." the "action news" sports team is hosting a playoff preview party on friday night. tune into 6abc at 7:30 p.m. for the live broadcast from chickie's and pete's in south philadelphia. >> all right. let's talk to david about the coming snow and if you're going to the eagles game what
you can expect. you got it all. >> things get better in time for the eagles game. right now we're a little bit chilly to start out. storm tracker6 live double scan also shows us that to the north and west of philadelphia, there are a few snow showers and we have been getting some tweeted pictures of some real light snow showers, little dustings that have popped up in chester county and up toward allentown, so ahead of this main body of snow, there are a couple of break away, little low level just pops of snow that are happening. the bulk of this, though, the main stuff that's going to have the biggest impact probably holds off until later this afternoon and maybe not until this evening in some spots. as we take a look outside, we have sky6. no snow in philadelphia right now. traffic looking pretty good. karen's got some issues out there that aren't related to the weather, so we'll talk more about that with her next traffic report in just another six minutes or so. 30 degrees is your current temperature. winds are fairly light at 7 miles per hour, enough to give you a wind chill of 23. it's not really that raw out there especially considering where we've been recently. 26 degrees in trenton, though. i will point out that in
wilmington we're at 29, philadelphia 30. below freezing in the northern and western suburbs. so, if you are, say, in chester county or anywhere in the north and west and you're getting a little bit of snow on the windshield, slow it down just in case there is a freeze-up on the roadways there but there has been a lot of brining going on lately and i think mostly we're in good shape. want to remind you that we still have a flood warning that kicked in yesterday morning because of an ice jam that has developed more or lows between trenton up to yardley and some of these roads on both sides of the river in mercer and bucks county are a little flooded and in some cases icing up because of that water. now, to the snow. doesn't look like it's going to be a big issue around here until late today and this evening in the northern and western suburbs. this model run continues to keep this more or less to the other side of allentown and reading all the way up to 7 o'clock. i think there is a chance this pushes down a little bit sooner sooner and our winter weather advisory in the immediate areas of bucks, northern bucks and montgomery county and northwestern chester county kicks in at 4 o'clock. eventually, though, this will overtake the entire i-95
corridor, maybe starting out with a little bit of mixing of rain. by five. ::in-- 5:00 you can see it affecting the commute. this slackens off and pulls out of here later tomorrow morning. what are we expecting on the ground? a coating to an inch is really just nuisance precipitation most of it melting but one to 2 inches is possible from about williamstown through philadelphia up to lansdale, trenton and wilmington included. this could make roads a little icy by tomorrow morning's commute and of course it's worse up in the northern and western suburbs, two to 4 inches on the ground up up there by the time this is done. you were seven-day forecast, a high of 42 today. be hard for that snow to come right down into philadelphia until later tonight when things cool down but in the far northern and western suburbs it could come in this afternoon. you're getting a little spot of it this morning and then the bulk of that coming in in the overnight hours and affecting the wednesday morning commute. wednesday morning snow shower gives way to some afternoon drying and some sun but it's cold with a high of 35. thursday sunny but still kind of brisk and chilly with a high of 37. we are getting to the other
side of this, however, as we go toward the weekend. on friday afternoon, 43. saturday afternoon more clouds but 49. and yesterday we were a little worried about a sunday night shower. we're taking that out now. looks like the rain holds off until monday. so, for the eagles, 54 for a high for tailgaters and you know, probably upper 40's in the game time. >> okay, like that. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> it is now 5:40 and a win, i would really like that. it is 5:42. new on "action news" an out of control driver slams into a woman pinning her against a new jersey salon. >> police looking for a vandal who splashed this red paint on a local christopher columbus statue. >> a train rider literally gives a homeless man the shoes off his feet. karen. >> we've got breaking news. the problem on the schuylkill just getting worse. schuylkill westbound is jammed from vare avenue to university. you're not moving because all lanes are blocked with a big accident there. we'll talk about that accident and snow covered roads in chester county when we come back. >> ♪ (cat 1) friskies world...
>> breaking news. 5:45 tuesday. oh, man, a lot of people going back to work after maybe having a day off yesterday and we got a big jam-up on the schuylkill expressway. >> let's go on over to karen rogers. she will help you try to get around that. good morning. >> good morning. the accident is on the schuylkill westbound here at university. so, let's walk you through this. look at the jam that we have on the schuylkill westbound. the accident itself happened right here. had been blocking all lanes. they are now at times letting the right lane get by but look at the new problem.
we've got fire crews, ambulance on the scene. they arrived on the eastbound schuylkill and at times have been blocking all lanes on the eastbound schuylkill. so, you have westbound and eastbound schuylkill mostly blocked. they're allowing one lane to get by at times, allowing some of that stuck traffic to get through. it's all happening on the schuylkill expressway at university avenue. now, since we showed you this shot, we've watched they've moved away at least one of the vehicles. it was a multi-vehicle accident on the schuylkill westbound at university. we showed it to you even before police could arrive at the scene. they were stuck in the backlog with the accident. now you see police are arriving but more emergency crews had to come to the eastbound side 'cause the westbound was so jammed. so, they come on the eastbound side. now they're blocking most lanes in the eastbound. they're at times letting this right lane get by but you can see we're jammed in both directions. police, ambulance, we have a tow truck on the scene, kind of hard to see, it's right here, tow truck on the scene as well all happening on the schuylkill expressway at
university. the accident -- let's go back to that real quick 'cause that went by awfully quick. you see 2 miles an hour westbound at university. so, as you're traveling from the walt whitman bridge to the vine, you're jammed solid. eastbound is slowing as well because now you have crews blocking the eastbound side. this is a shot of the backlog. you see nobody's moving on the schuylkill westbound from vare to university. a solid line of traffic with that major accident. other issues around the area and one of them is in chester county. i want to show you storm tracker6 live 3-d showing that snowfall that's coming but we already have grounds and roads coated in chester county. scott walsh sent this and you can see his car in honey brook completely encased in ice and snow right now so be careful as you're traveling, that snowfall is already happening now in chester county in honey brook and downingtown, you've got snow covered roads and that's causing issues, tam. >> thank you, karen. surveillance video captured the moment that a car slammed into a north jersey beauty salon just as a
customer was walking out. the 60-year-old woman was pinned between the car and the building in fairfield yesterday. she is in stable condition. police say it appears that the 81-year-old driver hit the gas instead of the brake. and the search is still on for the suspect who'll splashed red paint across the christopher columbus statue in pennsauken, new jersey. it's a similar scene in north jersey. two columbus statues in bergen county has been dashed with paint. some argue the ones with columbus slavery and indigenous people. >> maurice anderson was on the train when he noticed one of a homeless man's shoes nearby was off and his foot was bleeding. anderson said the man told him his feet may have been frost bitten. he found out they both had the same size shoe and without hesitation, anderson unlaced his brand new pair of boots and handed them over to the man along with a pair of
socks. >> already in distress. you know, he's out in the cold and he's riding the train so, i mean, it's like -- i mean, if i'm not reaching down to help somebody, i can't say anything. >> anderson happened to have an extra pair of shoes for himself in his suitcase. he said he would have rather helped than judge a person in need. >> ♪
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chicago has deployed 200 plows to deal with the snow which has led to several serious crashes across the midwest. >> you hate to see that 'cause you never know how it's going to end but probably not well. >> that's right. slippery roads. you have to be careful. we're seeing some this morning, we're going see it again later and see it tomorrow. congratulations. let's look outside on the schuylkill expressway here. we've got a big accident and a big delay. this is the schuylkill approaching university avenue jammed solid from passyunk to university with an accident. look at that 26 minute travel time. that's a huge delay from the walt whitman bridge to the vine. let's take a look right now with mass transit. we've got route 11 trolley shuttle busing between the darby loop and 58th and woodland due to police activity, dave. >> we're just setting up some radar. no, we're not. let's see. we'll do this one. a wide view on storm tracker6 live double scan shows that you there are patches of snow that are coming in from the west. we are seeing some light stuff already affecting areas like chester county, delaware county a few flurries there and then up into berks county. hey, that's cool.
thanks. and the main body of snow now pushing in toward reading and lancaster county but a ahead of this there are lighter snow showers that have popped up and put down a little bit of snow on some of your car windshields and you want to take it slow. some people out by west chester are saying they're seeing a little light coating on some roads with some tire tracks so be careful out there for some very light stuff to start out. 30 degrees in philadelphia and we are cold enough across the northern and western suburbs to support that snow. everybody below freezing. wind chills right now not too bad. 23 degrees in philadelphia. as we take a look, today's call, 42 degrees, mostly cloudy. staying dry for the most part in philadelphia in and around i-95 we're expecting that snow to come in later this evening, tam. >> okay, thank you david. a wild wallaby tried to escape police in australia. cell phone video shows the animal hopping across the sydney harbor bridge. if you've ever been to bridge you know it's really busy not a good place for the wallaby. officers finally caught up with the marsupial and took it
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday january 16th. >> here's what we're following on "action news." snow is on the way. accuweather is tracking a winter storm that has some of it pushing in on this day. >> eagles excitement is growing. fans will have a chance to try to grab tickets to the nfc championship game a little later this morning. >> breaking traffic alert. a crash on the schuylkill expressway is jamming up traffic as many are trying to get back to work. >> but at least, karen, it looks like we see a little bit of movement there and david i know you've got accuweather. good morning. >> yeah. it's only going to get worse, though, because on the schuylkill we're still dry. you know, we have snow moving into other parts of the region right now and even with the dry commute it could be messy. let's take a look right now on the schuylkill expressway westbound as chopper6 is live on the