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more and more student debt is keeping people from doing what they love. (horn sound) ♪ ♪ like buying a home. ♪ ♪ (knocking sound) traveling. ♪ ♪ even getting married. ♪ ♪ at citizens bank we can help you refinance both your federal and private student loans. so you can start saving and get on with your life. ask a leader in student lending >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky and walter perez. ♪ >> a fast-moving storm brings several inches of snow making
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for dicey conditions on the roadways. the worst of the storm is over as we set our sights on a midweek warm up. i'm walter perez. the big story the weather, snow coming down. annie mccormick looks at things in the city, but we begin with melissa magee and how the night is shaping up? >> a lot of the precipitation is moving north and east. the precipitation is moving out from a southeast to northeast direction. satellite and radar showing snow we had in philadelphia pressing to the north and east and rain exiting south jersey street levels. you can see this is the only precipitation we are tracking across the delaware valley. seaside heights, same thing.
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we have light rainfall over head. as far as the snow we have seen, allentown, 8.3-inches of snow. elevation is key. where you are living is key. lehigh valley airport we saw 4.. newark 2.7. 2.5 in cherry hill. philadelphia an inch of snow fall. the advisory staying up for burlington county and mercer and trenton. we talk about what to expect as we go through the remainder of tonight. rain and snow is departing from a southeast to northeast direction. we have slushy roads and higher accumulation. they are watching out for slick spots, setting us up for a nice day tomorrow. we have full detail in the full
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and exclusive forecast. >> sounds good. now to trish hartman live in doylestown. tristrish? >> the plows have been here several times already. the bucks county emergency disparters say we are hearing about accidents all over because of the weather. drivers say the roads were bad. >> as the snow started to fall in doylestown, plenty of people were out enjoying the night. conditions went downhill as the snow fell rapidly. route 611 was snow covered and slippery. >> the roads are bad right now.
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if you don't have four wheel drive, you are probably having trouble getting up the ip klein. incline. >> friends called to say they are teeter tottering on the roads. >> this family spent the day skiing in the poconos and had a long drive home. >> we just got here. it took three hours. you can't drive more than 20 miles per hour. >> christina amry was cleaning the sidewalk in front of her restaurant. >> the whole town walks everywhere. you can see there is no parking. residents come out, they are very supportive. >> even if you are walking, you want to be careful with the slick and snow-covered surfaces.
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the snow removal crews are clearing roads. walter? >> thank you for the report. moving on to annie mccormick live at the belmont peninsul plo see how things look in the city. annie? >> we are along mlk drive. we moved. this is the accumulation left behind. to give you an idea of how dense the snow fall was, look at the tree in fairmont park. you can see how much the branches are weighed down. >> heavy wet snow fell across the city weighing down umbrellas and leaving people soaked from the parkway to center city to southwest philadelphia, the snow slowed saturday night plans. >> i like snow but not the slushiness. >> i thought snow season was over. >> it's slushy and rainy and not
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terrible. >> penn dot began salting operations midday. >> i think we lucked out. we had all of these nuisance storms. they didn't add up to anything, really. >> meaning we have plenty of salt available? >> yes. >> the messy slosh was a winter wonderland for the temple students happy to get another chance to play in the snow. >> it was a nice surprise. >> back on mlk drive, you can see the roadway fine. it's not icy, but there is slush left behind. the roadways salted by city street, penn dot covering the roadways and several counties. this is the type of snow we saw on the grass. it is packable enough to make a snow baa will.
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snowball. since it's so heavy in the park, you want to keep a heads up for what's falling from the trees. annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> hopefully people are taking it slow. thank you, annie. >> montgomery county received its fair amount of snow. drivers were getting around pretty well despite the slush in broad street. in delaware county, drivers took it slower than usual. the snow came down in a steady clip. here in drexel hill the snow is minimal. >> this is the scene in wilmington. not enough to keep people from getting out and about. we saw several people. >> in other news tonight, a
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woman is dead after a fire consumed her home in the fox chase section of philadelphia. two firefighters were injured as well. you can see flames shooting from the home. it took crews more than an hour to get this under control. a woman's body was found on the second floor. two firefighters were also injured taken to hospital in stable condition. >> more than 20 rescue units are trying to free a boy scout trapped in a cave in lancaster county. the teen has been stuck since about 5:30 this afternoon. we are told he is conscious and alert and the rescue effort continues 200 feet inside that cave. it could be a lengthy operation, we are told. the latest coming up on 6abc. >> to the delaware valley marijuana dispensary opened
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today. pennsylvania only allows processed marijuana products including oils, topical creams and liquids. patients must have a prescription from an approved doctor for one of 17 medical conditions. >> we are learning more tonight about the suspect in a deadly school shooting in florida and the long list of red flags missed about his behavior. the department of children services says nikolaus cruz cut himself several years ago and shared video of his wounds on snap chat. he had adhd and was prescribed medication he stopped taking. >> in downtown fort lauderdale, parents, students and teachers demanded action for gun laws.
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they say they won't let up until their demands are met. >> all our government and president can do is send thoughts and prayer, then it's time for victims to be the change that we need to see. >> the students also say it's ridiculous that people with mental health issues have easy access to powerful weapons. we have more on the story at 11:30 in just a moment. much more to come on "action news." former vice president joe biden may be thinking about a run at the white house. also students are dancing the night away at penn state. chat pradelli has a preview. >> hey, walter, coming up you will meet two girls that endured the brutal battle against cancer. >> that and much more when "action news" comes right back.
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this winter in the state with more ski mountains or more of a snow angel, your winter chariot awaits. picknew york state. it's all here. it's only here.
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>> it's an annual tradition like none other. thousands of students are dancing away at penn state. chad pradelli has more on that. >> a break in performance here, but i have been covering thon for the last seven or eight years. the last 16 to 17 hours are the
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most brutal for the dancers, but it's kids like the two little girls you are about to meet that keep them going. >> the party rages on inside the bryce jordan center at penn state. this is a party with a purpose, ftk is the motto for kids like lottie who was diagnosed with brain cancer as an infant. her mother remembers the tears. >> she was given a 50% survival rate. it was tough. >> thon helped ka kalani with a full recovery. >> we get gas vouchers for every trip we make there and
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everything outside of inshiewrps iinsuranceis taken care of. >> they dance 48 straight hours. kayla is a committee member of thon. she cut her hair today to make wigs for children. >> i wanted to cut my hair and i thought no better reason to do it than this. >> inside the bryce jordan season pictures of the afflicted on the walls, each of the dancers, fighting cancer. $146 million has been raised by thon over the years. tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. the dancers will be able to sit down and get sleep. before they go to bed, we get
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the final reveal to find out how much money was raised this year at thon 2018. chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> former president joe biden may be edging toward a presidency run in 2020. biden said he's keeping his 2020 options open. some feel biden will feel compelled to run if there is no strong ender in the next year or so. >> still to come, the latest on the snow falling all evening. a live look from city hall, snow has tapered off, but the roads are still wet. some are dain dangerous. melissa magee has the forecast when "action news" comes light baccomes rightback after this. ♪ ♪
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>> time for a check of the accuweather forecast with melissa magee. we are looking forward to the 70s coming up in the week. >> we have a lot to discuss. >> go right to the 70s. >> i have to get there in order. >> don't listen to me. i'll get you in trouble. >> sky 6 live and hd, down the parkway, you can see the snow we had earlier. it was wet snow in the city. it's moved out. the roads are mostly wet. we are looking okay on the roads. north and west where you had
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more snow fall accumulation, snow fall is a concern. we have a mostly cloudy sky if you are out and about. storm tracker double scan radar the snow departing to the north and east and rain across south jersey is exiting portions of atlantic city as we speak. philadelphia, 33. 33 allentown, 31 in lancaster, dover 34. 36 in cape may where it's all rain for you. as far as the snow we saw, martin's creek, 7.3-inches of snow. you had 6.6-inches in lehigh county. higher snow fall amounts and higher elevation as well. seven inches in pots town three inches delling and mercer
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county, three inches. florence and burlington county, eight inches. a trace of snow for atlantic city and cape may. a lot of that transfer today rain. snow departing north and east. on the backside of it, we have clear skies through the ohio valley heading our way to the second half of the weekend. future tracker 6 showing in the overnight hours, lots of clouds breaking for plenty of sunshine as you wake up sunday morning. numbers on the i-95 corridor in the upper 30s. 28 in the poconos, 9:00 a.m. in wild wood. here is the set up for us, high of 48 sunday. mostly sunny. a milder avenue with temperatures above average tomorrow. a lot of melting takes place throughout the day. fast forward to the hol holiday,
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monday for president's day, high of 52. we track the warm front. sunshine giving way to increasing cloud clouds by then. showers are likely. as it lifts to the north tuesday and wednesday, record warmth to track. sunny and milder tomorrow. 48, it's a good looking day. nice afternoon. mild monday with a life of 52 with evening showers moving through. tuesday, gorgeous, record warmth coming in at 70 for the high. wednesday, 73 and thursday, still nice with a high of 58. cooler wednesday, but still above average. cloudy friday with shower and 50. saturday, cloudy and showers, but we take the temperature at 57-degrees, walter. a nice stretch of numbers on the way. >> 73.
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thank you, melissa. >> it may be snowing here, but we are thinking about spring -- spring training. the latest from clear water, florida where the fil phillies e getting their season started -- when "action news" comes right back. those who fear the future... and those who embrace it. the future is for the unafraid.
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and those who embrace it. hi. can you help me save on my energy bill? old appliances. like a hot water heater?
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it's aroundnope. somewhere. what is this thing? sir, have you looked in the basement? huh. oh, yeah. no peco. the future is on.
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>> young ice hockey players met a trail blazer tonight. willie o 'reed. he made his nhl debut in 1958 with the bos tin bruins after several years with canadian teams. >> time for a check on sports. jamie is in for jeff. there is a young man you should know about, joel embiid. >> the first of many likely all star weekends, joel embiid making his saturday night debut. >> joel embiid! >> trust the process at the skills challenge or maybe don't. emdiid has trouble with passing. i'm not sure if it's a bounce
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pass scenario. he made a triple with quite a bit of cheating where he skips the passing section. emdiid having a blast. he is the future. listen to what kevin durrant said about emdiid. >> he's scale for his size. he developed skills over time. he wants it. he's a great player. he's a guy you respect and will take over the league once i'm done. >> utah jazz's donovan mitchel was the winner. he brought >> ken: hart and his son out of the crowd. kevin hart is really small, but it was impressive. spring training continues in clear water.
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carlos santana already there. jeff skversky has more. >> the phillies are counting on carlos santana to be a driving force in the lineup. one of his training rituals involves santana pushing a mer mercedes a hundred yards over and over again. >> after signing a three year $60 million deal this offseason, phillies believe they can go worst to first with his bat and glove. i'm here trying to help. he brings a different kind of energy. it's a calm, relaxed, focused but bold energy. >> santana is catching the attention of his teammates.
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his approach at the plate solidifies the lineup. >> how dangerous do you think this lineup is in philadelphia. >> a lot. >> philly fans love to hear that. >> everybody knows me. i'm a patient guy. >> you have a guy in the lineup griping down the opposing pitcher. you get exhausted. guess who benefits? the next man up. it's a good thing for the phillies. >> not only can he hit, he can walk the count. phillys need him to do that right here. >> with the phillies in clear water, jeff skversky "action news." >> still ahead "college hoops" lost two of last the last three. why is it so funny? we'll find out when "action news" returns.
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