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and snow on the northern end of it. this is is the primarily low going into two separate entities and one nor'easter taking over our coastline. in fact, 3:30 p.m. this afternoon there is is the primary low and the surface low. and pay attention to the white lines. the isobars, the lines of equal pressure. the more lines the stronger the winds. they come closer together 7:00 tomorrow morning. as the nor'easter develops south of new england and at that time you see the colder air from the north and west collapsing in over the poconos and the lehigh valley and morning and still rain at that point in philadelphia. as we go into the afternoon the storm continues to deepen and crank enup and you see the snow going up to philadelphia into south jersey and it's a transition tomorrow from rain to snow as the wind increases. here is the timeline, a long duration storm.
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the storm gets stuck to the east and not going to move quickly. tonight heavy rain arrives. a half inch to inch overnight tonight of rain everywhere. friday night snow in the poconos and light rain in the area. and tomorrow afternoon the second half of the storm comes in as the winds howl and the rain changes over to a heavy wet snow. and for the most dangerous part of this storm. and there are so many different elements. the most dangerous part is the destructive winds. >> that is right, adam. the mere thought of snow gets everyone's attention. but winds are the star of the storm. high wind warning posted friday morning through saturday morning for all of our viewing area and the peak will be friday at lunch time. through midnight. this is when the wind gusts are more than 50 miles per hour. the low level jet. 5,000 feet above the surface. if you look above the area the
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sustained winds above the surface 60 to 70 miles per hour. and the area taking it on the chin. new england and cape cod and boston, 90 miles per hour sustained winds and when you get the heavy precipitation it taps into the winds and pulls them down to the surface and the potential for destructive winds and also when you get the piling up of the water along the shore, the high surf, a coastal flood watch posted through saturday night and the coastal flooding will likely be the worse up to the north but with the persistent wave action retro grading moving to the west. we see coastal flooding. high tide in atlantic city. friday morning and friday evening, at this point looks minor and then the storm deepens and moves farther to the west. moderate to major flooding expected along the coast friday saturday morning. >> lets head to new jersey where
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"action news" reporter, john rawlins live along the boardwalk in ventnor where people and officials are preparing for the big storm. >> reporter: indeed they are. we had rain and it stops nor now. folk as long the shore aware of the forecast. and some made preparations like figuring out where to park their car. >> the wide expansion of beach will the storm trigger erosion here. during the next 24 to 48 hours, rain and gusting wind and tidal flooding expected. what do people make of the forecast. >> half and half. there are people that take it seriously and people that don't. >> some people dismiss it. >> yes. >> other people take it seriously. because i don't want my car ruined i take it seriously. >> the potential for flooding at the top of that community is the concern. >> highest tides are saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. we are asking folks to be ready to move
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vehicles to higher ground. in ventnor the map in tim grables office is showing likely to flood and so on. >> the water comes if here first in these corners and then along the avenue. >> and it may flood during weekend high tides. to get around ventnor has the desert storm vehicle ready one of two storm trucks. and the home of the rody family for 53 years, with forecasts like today kathleen does a careful calculation. >> i judge when high tide is and how high the winds are and a full moon, you put them together and you know if you have to move your car. >> well, kathleen and her husband have seen a lot of street flooding in five decades but all part of the tradeoff for living near the water at the shore. and waiting to see what happens
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in the next 24 to 48 hours or so. >> all right john thank you. in delaware city newcastle county. police decided to use portable retaining walls in the hopes they prevent some flooding and it keeps water off the streets close to the delaware river. the police chief says that the walls are successful in the past and the town has two heavy duty pumps to protect themselves and the third one is on stand by. "action news" talked to peco crews today they are prepared to react to power outages come tomorrow and staffers are on stand by to respond quickly and the spokesperson says they routinely trim trees throughout the year and are ready for a storm like this. "action news" reporter, gray hall has a full report at 5:00. >> and "action news" is also standing by we'll be on early tomorrow morning to help you get through the rainy, windy commute. tune in at 4:00 in the morning for the latest on the forecast and traffic and much more.
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you get constant updates on the storm including stormtracker 6 live double scan any time on your phone or tablet. the 6 abc app is a free download for your mobile devices. >> it's a scary and emotional and shocking morning in gloucester. three different school districts had to be closed bought a shooting death. elk township and franklin delsy is led police to one suspect, a 10-year-old boy. that boy is arrested and charged with making terroristic threats and causing alarm. >> a teacher in the franklin township school district got an email threatening a school shooting at the ritter school. and police say the emails kept coming with threats being made to teachers and principals and even the superintendant all via email. and officials traced them all to a 10-year-old boy. >> myself and other detectives went out to the residence in
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franklinville and took into custody a 10-year-old student of this school district. and at this time he has admitted to making the threats towards the school. >> i do want to encourage the parents to please, please pay close attention to what your children are doing online. whether it's social media or email. this is just an unfortunate situation where a student was online hiding behind the computer making threatening statementses and bad decisions. i can't tell you enough how important it is to be aware of what your children are doing online. >> reporter: now, for the 10-year-old in question. police ordered him to undergo psychological help before he is released to his family. and classes are back to normal tomorrow but with a stepped up police presence and praise that teacher for immediately reporting that threatening email in the middle of the night. >> quick action.
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the young boy -- so young. the owner of two bucks county pawnshops is among the defendants charged in a large theft ring. pennsylvania attorney general, josh shapiro announced the arrest of michael stein and four employees from morrisville pawn and loan and quick cash trading post. shapiro says the shops made nearly $500,000 by purchasing stolen goods at one-third value and selling them at full price. they bought them from professional thieves known as boosters who routinely steal from large stores like wal-mart and cvs. >> they knew it was stolen misdemeanor but the owners and employees were blinded by the greed. 27 so-called boosters are facing charges in this scam they say they were using their share of
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the profits to fuel their addition to heroin and other opioids. the victim was found with gunshot wounds to the leg and lower back before 4:00 this morning. the shooting happened at the intersection of north 29th in the city's brewery town section and rushed to the hospital in hahnema hahnemann. and the weather conditions are changing as we get a check of the "action news" traffic report today. matt pellman is standing by with a first check of the traffic report. >> we embark on the first commute of march and that is being dashed by the weather conditions brian and sharrie. you know how wet commutes usually go. not so well. going slowly on the schuylkill expressway you see a couple of drops on the camera lens by the conshohocken curve and the roadway is starting to get damp and not too wet.
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eastbound the brake lights lighting up toward belmont and a disabled vehicle is now gone and the westbound side is normal volume but still 7 miles per hour as you travel westbound by city avenue. speeds are beginning to slow on 95, 28 miles per hour on the southbound side by allegheny avenue. and a broken down vehicle in camden 676 southbound. that is cleared out of the way as is a broken down truck on the pennsylvania turnpike. and bellefonte, delaware look for a crash on marsh road. and galloway township, we are watching a vehicle fire westbound lanes of the white horse pike is blocked. you can use the ac expressway instead. lets check the waze app back to delaware near stanton a crash near stanton christiana road near ogle town stanton road.
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we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> thanks matt. next on "action news" at 4:00, president trump's sudden trade announcement is having a big impact on wall street. >> and they may look like luxury watches, but they are nothing but knockoffs meant to swindle unsuspecting customers. and the boston mayor makes good on the super bowl bet. the delicacy is served up to first responders.
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new here at 4:00 president trump's latest commerce announcement is raising concern about a trade war with china. this afternoon he told steel and aluminum executives he would impose import tariffs in the hopes of increasing sales for american manufacturers. the change is expected to start sometime next week. the president says that the import tariff will be 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum.
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this surprise announcement sent stocks sharply lower and wall street did not respond kindly. the dow falling 420 points and the nasdaq down 92.5. and the s&p down. and pat toomey is hitting back at president trump after the president accused toomey of being afraid of the national rifle association. he made the comment at a meeting at the white house when toomey mentioned a bill that introduced that would have strength ened background checks. >> i'm the republican that stood up to the nra. i'm the guy that wrote the bill to expand background checks for gun shows and internet. and i was the guy that stood up and it's funny that the president doesn't know that history. >> and is skeptical about raising the age limit to sell
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guns. and vladimir putin boasted about the country's high tech and expanded nuclear arsenal. putin said that russia added a nuclear power cruise missile and nuclear capable under water high speed drone. and it was out of the frustration of being ignored by the united states. and added quote, you listen to us now. federal authorities in philadelphia seized a batch of fake designer watches, u.s. customs and border patrol officers intercepted the ship from hong kong to a philadelphia address. it was full of counterfeit watches with names like armani and rolex. >> and officials say they prevented the fakes from being sold to unsuspecting customers.
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time for accuweather and just like clockwork the nor'easter is arriving on time. and it's a long storm. a serious storm with the winds and how long we have to put up with this system. lets chat about it in the weather center, a live look now, along the ben franklin parkway live on sky 6 hd. the flags you can see are not flapping much. but they will get quite a workout and will be just almost due horizontal as we get into the day tomorrow and tomorrow night with the winds just constant for more than 18 hours. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan there is rain falling and this is the very beginning stages of the nor'easter and you can see pottsville and allentown and reading gets steady rainfall and showers in philadelphia and points down to the south and overall again wet roadways across the area especially to the northern of the pennsylvania turnpike we are dealing with now. as we take a lookon that and
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talk about the elements to the storm here we start with a warm side to the storm. temperatures in the mid-50s. 54 in reading and 52 in millville and even the poconos at 50 degrees. the primary low the spin north of cincinnati that is the first piece of energy that will transfer the energy off the coast and that storm just starting and that is the storm that we have to watch is the one that develops to the east. as everything pushes from the ohio valley to the atlantic ocean, 8:00 tonight a solid area of green with a steady moderate rainfall. everywhere and the poconos with temperatures in the 50s. 11:00 tonight you start to see the brighter colors, the heavier rainfall coming through and a half inch in southern areas to as much as 2 inches north of the city of philadelphia overnight tonight and that could prompt flooding up there. 7:00 tomorrow morning, there could be a lull in the rain and light rain around the region and rain in the lehigh valley tomorrow morning and the rush of 40 degrees there is the colder
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air as the snow collapses down in the afternoon hours tomorrow at 5:00 in the evening rush and could be blinding snow given how strong the winds are temperatures in the upper 30s and snow should not stick on the roads and mainly on the grassy surfaces because of how warm it has been and midnight tomorrow night still dealing with the snow around the region. so how much to expect with this snow part of the storm. a coating to 2 inches. land caster and philadelphia and millville. again grassy surfaces and 2 to 4 for berks and montgomery and northern can chester county and bucks county and lehigh valley to the poconos 4 to 12 inches of heavy wet snow that could be confined up into the poconos but the most dangerous part of the storm will be the damaging winds. 12 hours with gusts 50 to 65 miles per hour. we are coming off february one of the wettest months on record and the ground is not frozen and extremely saturated and every tree is susceptible to being
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pushed down given the executive hours of the winds and power outages are likely friday afternoon into saturday morning. please prepare now for power outages. 44 windy and rain going to snow tomorrow afternoon and windy and blustery on saturday and chilly and drier at 48 degrees, bright but still breezy on sunday 48 degrees and a lot of sun as we get toward 50 degrees on monday. we'll have much more including is the seven-day forecast coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you. well, before the rain started moving in this afternoon. franklin square officially opened for the season. there is mini golf and a car sell and food and drinks and event space. the park is open every day through december 31st and expanded hours and movie nights and festivals throughout the summer. >> dozens of local businesses are getting in the swing of spring. 58 shops and restaurants from around the region.
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entered the bloom philly decorating contest requiring them to dress up their store fronts in anticipation of the philadelphia flower show and awarded prizes in 12 different categories, and took home a frame of a flower show poster and tickets that openedvania co center and this years theme is wonders of water and you can watch the flower show this saturday at 7:30 on 6 abc. >> beautiful. still ahead the mayor of boston makes good on his super bowl bet and "action news" is there as the lobster rolls were delivered to first responders. >> and speaking of food people love to post their favorites on social media and we'll tell you how some cities are getting involved in the social media campaign where you may not want to go to avoid getting sick. we'll break that down in what's the deal.
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well it was a special treat for children in wilmington as they got to see the new blockbuster film black panther for free. "action news" was at penn cinema as members of kumba school arrived to see the film. a four-legged friends brought smiles to montgomery county. "action news" was right there as tender greeted people of moss rehab and staff members had a chance to stop by and play with him during lunch time. they called it yappy hour and time with therapy dogs is proven to lower stress. and it was a most delicious bet served up straight from new england. when the eagles faced the patriots the mayors offered up a staple cheesesteaks and lobster rolls.
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talk about humble pie. some first responders got a taste of lobster victory. >> we lost our bet so here are the lobster rolls. >> you heard what they said they lost the bet here comes the the lobster rolls. pauly drove three hours to ladder 14 here in the strawberry mansion section of philadelphia with 25 lobster rolls in the cooler of his trunk. and they even made poor jonathan get in on an eagles chance. >> one, two, three -- >> e-a-g-l-e-s! >> it is a nice surprise. we are happy they come through with their end of the bargain and go eagles. >> is jonathan not a good sport.
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he said it was a good game and even though he lost he was happy to resolve the bet lobster style. and pauly in the north end of boston they do serve cheesesteaks, but since he is in town he'll stop for the real deal before the long drive back to boston. >> major credit for making the eight hour drive but he did not do the eagles chant. he sort of stood there and smiled. >> he tried. if we lost we would have had to send cheesesteaks but it never happened. >> lobster -- good stuff. more ahead in the next 30 minutes of "action news" at 4:00. the latest on the nor'easter moving into the area. and we know people that love to talk about their meals on social media but can that chatter be channelled for good. and using posts to prevent food poisoning outbreaks. next.
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it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with an accuweather alert for the start of a wild weather ride. and the clouds are heavy over south philadelphia hinting at the nor'easter coming together over the delaware valley. >> first heavy rain and followed by snow for areas and the whole thing is accompanied by serious wind. for the latest on what is coming and when and who will get hit the hardest here is adam joseph tracking this in the weather center. >> everyone is getting hit with the same thing, rain to start and then the winds come in and
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then the temperatures drop. and then everyone sees snow on the back end. we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan you see the rain starting to push in from the west and the south, the first low pressure center over the ohio valley that low is dying off and falling apart and pushing the energy to the coast that will develop a new storm. the actual nor'easter that takes over late tonight and during the day on friday. so first things first, the rain we have a flood watch for philadelphia. and also into camden county all points to the north into mercer county and the lehigh valley and tonight into friday night 1 to 2 inches of rain and flooding on the streets and some of the creeks as well as some streams given how saturated the ground is. as we take a look at the rain going into tomorrow morning. an inch and a half philadelphia and over an inch in wilmington and same for allentown and 3 inches in the poconos. at the very beginning of the storm and then we talk about the cold air taking over and winter
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storm warning for the poconos and winter weather advisory for north hamilton including bethlehem and part of the lehigh valley. this is for tomorrow morning through 4:00 a.m. on saturday. this is the area that will see the most snow out of the storm. as we look at future tracker 6 snow totals here the darker blues are 6 to 12 inches, that is the poconos up to 3 inches of rain and then 6 to 12 inches of snow and the brink of the lehigh valley close to 3 inches down there and extends farther south we'll talk about that for the delaware valley and the destructive winds that come with the storm coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> all right thank you. lets check in with mobile 6 moving now live along the white horse pike in somerdale, new jersey. moving at a good pace and not much falling at the moment. and we are of course, expecting that to change. and the windshield wipers coming
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and we'll see the chance of rain and snow. matt pellman will be comeing along with the full traffic report in a few minutes. and stay with for full coverage of the storm and the latest on the watches and warning as the storm moves through. we turn to a story we are all too familiar with lately. threats against school. from washington state to massachusetts day after day we see schools locked down or evacuated over threats of violence against students and staff. including an incident that disrupted the day for students in south jersey. but what sets this apart is the age of the person accused of making it. sara bloomquist is outside of the ritter school in franklin township with more on this today. >> reporter: brian about 4,000 students here were impacted by an email threat that came into a teacher overnight as officials decided to close down three
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entire school districts in the early morning hours. they did arrest a 10-year-old boy in connection with the the threat. this is what is happening in the last week or so. around the region and around the country. school threats and the aftermath of the deadly shooting at the school in parkland, florida. >> at 1:30 this morning the franklin township police received a phone call from a teacher at ritter school -- >> that teacher at the caroline ritter school told police she received an email threatening a shooting at the school today. officials decided to close the entire district and two other nearby districts as they investigated whether the threat was real and where it came from. and meantime more threatening emails showed up in the inboxes of principals and the superintendant. >> we sent out subpoenas to the phone companies and pro requireds and established an address and myself and other detectives went to the address in franklinville and took into
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custody a 10-year-old student of the school district. >> miles away in upper dash yes another scare prompted a lock down at beverly hills middle school because a student exposed a pellet gun and it never made its way to school but parents rushed to retrieve their children. >> back in franklin township parents and students say they too were upset by the threat especially in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in florida. >> 17 kids died in florida. people that joke around with this, they don't understand it hurts other people. >> i didn't expect this and crazy now-a-days you have to worry about this type of stuff at school. >> in upper darby the lockdown was liftd this morning. here in franklin township the 10-year-old student is charged with making terroristic threats
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and he will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and be returned to his parents. and normal operations resume at all three school districts that close today. and tomorrow there is a police presence on hand as well. live in franklin township, new jersey. sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a philadelphia police officer is now charged with assault after a brutal encounter that was caught on camera. james yeager was arrest ared today as a result of this july incident shown on video. a group of officers could be seen grabbing a handcuffed man and throwing him to the ground and officer yeager then slams the man's head into the side of a swimming pool. according to -- they look forward to his exxon ration. >> crews in delaware are looking for a water main break that turned the wilmington street into a geyser.
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well, that was the scene along washington street at 10:00 this morning. a delmarva gas sub-contractor struck a 12 inch main working in the area sending water high into the air. the flow was shut off quickly says that people in the area will be without service for another five hours. pennsylvania residents struggling with opioid addiction could have access to quicker treatment. crozier medical center the state medical program will stop the policy that delayed it sometimes up to 24 hours. the requirement will be waived and getting rid of the delay is one piece of the state's larger effortses to fight the opioid epidemic. he is the man in charge of running the white house staff but it's no secret that john kelly's tenure is anything but
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smooth sailing. monica malpass is live now with more. >> reporter: the white house chief of staff did say even though he is a four star retired general and used to serve as the head of homeland security. he had issues with jared kushner and steve bannon and other high level staffers. but during an event he made a comment that raised eyebrows and even got a few laughs. and an inspirational stories. and what one of the donors told the person that received her kidney we'll have that story coming up at 5:00. >> thanks. local law enforcement officers are being recognized for going after delink went parents. the onner comes from the child
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support council and they were chosen because they served 100% of their child support warrants since 2017 and resulting in the collection of $235,000. a palmyra principal is looking forward to sleeping in his own bed because he woke up on the roof of his school this morning. charles street school principal promised his students he would spend the night under the stars if they completed 1,000 minutes of reading in honor of dr. seuss's reading and they did it. and they were shocked to see their principal following through. >> yes, my principal. mr. p. the craziest man on earth. >> the church served as mr. p.'s wake-up call greeting them with an outdoor assembly before the morning bell. >> the trip outdoors featuring agriculture and animals offered
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a break from the fast paced city life. the paws discovery farm in mt. laurel welcomed visitors and parents and young visitors gathered to celebrate the grand reopening. the hands on farm introduces kids to all kinds of crops and creatures and a mini mart and animal hospital. still to come on "action news" at 4:00, one company has an interesting incentive to get their workers to work out. find a gym or find another job. >> and selfie deception if you hate how part of your face looks when you take your own photo. stick around science says that the camera really does lie.
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rutgers medical school perceives it larger than it is when it's taken less than 12 inches. and the camera being closer to your nose than the rest of your face. the ideal distance for taking selfies that don't distort your face is five feet. >> that is why you need the selfie stick. exactly. big talkers now. picture it -- you are alive and well but spending your oxygen breathing days trying to convince people that you are not dead. that is the case for a woman that is living in brooklyn. mar lane asays that the federal government declared her dead last fall and now she is stuck in a bureaucratic hell purgatory
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of sorts and her cell phone and credit cards got shut off because on her credit report it said subject is deceased. >> they say it happens all the time. and they would send me a letter when i come back to life. >> and i said why didn't you send me a letter when i died. and they said they don't send hers to people that are dead. >> they had her name wrong and finally the social security administration apologizing for the inconvenience, is fixing it. it's actually legally called a resurrection. >> love to see what happens next. >> certain companies in sweden workers are given an ultimatum. workout or walkout. work out at the gym. at a fashion and sports wear retailers it's mandatory to exercise while you are at work,
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to motivate productivity and comradery. during a certain time they have to leave their desk and go to the gym together. if you don't want to exercise or be a part of the company culture you have to go. adding so far no one has quit because of that requirement. apparently the employees like it. they say in sweden it's a common belief if you exercise and take care of your body you are a better person. not only do they encourage you to exercise, it's kind of mandatory. >> we like the sound of this. >> lets leave all at once, and go work out. >> sounds good to me. >> it's time for a check of the roads tonight. matt pellman with the update. >> pumps up for the ride home but exercise patience on the way and a couple of things are on the way like a broken down truck
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along 95. the southbound side by the betsy ross bridge and police are out here with flashing lights to alert you to the broken down truck in the left center lane. as a result extra slow from cotman to the betsy ross bridge i-95 southbound to center city or the flyers game. and roosevelt boulevard extension backing up northbound from the schuylkill to broad street and headlights are stacking toward the schuylkill and it's damp but the road is not completely wet in east falls and the schuylkill itself 10 miles per hour in that neck of the woods, that is why we saw the northbound extension delay and it's schuylkill itself is jammed westbound from conshohocken. what you don't want to do instead is use waverly road in gladwyne getting word of a freight train that struck a vehicle there. sounds like a serious accident near the vfw post in gladwyne.
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and look for a bad crash at limerick pike. bellefonte, delaware a bad crash route 3 southbound. and use shipley road on this thursday afternoon. we'll check it again in the 5:00 hour. >> all right sounds good. thanks. meteorologist, adam joseph standing by with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast next.
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new tv, new speakers, netflix. this is going to be the place for binge watching, ladies. is it, ladies? don't get me wrong, you have killer tech mrs. d, but you still don't have fios. ok? fios is a 100% fiber-optic network, literally engineered for streaming. good advice. i've also got some ideas on a better cereal selection, which i will keep to myself. experience netflix on the 100% fiber-optic network made for streaming switch to fios and get a year of netflix on us with a two-year agreement. meteorologist, adam joseph is a busy guy over the next couple of days. >> this is the busy stages, i need coffee and tea. stock up here because we have a long haul and serious at times into friday afternoon. we are at the beginning stages
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with the light rain. there is already a lot of moisture. moisture loaded on stormtracker 6 live double scan with the low over ohio. and that low will fade and fall off the radar scope as a new low develops off the coast and there is a traffic jam in the atmosphere and the low will not be able to move. it will sit south of cape cod and east of long island for an extended period of time. we have many warnings to kind of go over and watches and the number one warning we have to worry about is the high wind warning. the most dangerous part of the storm is the winds and then the coastal flood warning the full moon this weekend and an astronomically normal high tide on top of the storm. and winter storm warning in the poconos and flood watch for north and east including philadelphia. in fact, stormtracker 6 live double scan live locally here, the rain is starting to intensify here turning steadier in the lehigh valley.
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and yellows are heavier rain north of the lehigh valley toward the poconos it's rain now and warm the front end of the the storm is in the form of liquid. 50 in the poconos right now. 55 philadelphia and 52 millville and 53 in wilmington and by this time tomorrow it's going to feel like the 20s on the western side of the storm. so lets break it down hour by hour. 7:30 tonight. you see rain pretty much everywhere and the pockets are yellow are heavier rain and the soaking rain 2 inches up there overnight tonight and philadelphia heavy rain and millville and dover. that continues into the wee hours where there could be a break with just a light rain for the morning rush tomorrow with temperatures in the 40s. there is no snow at that point in the viewing area it's up in the poconos and the colder air collapsed down and the wins kick up snowing tomorrow afternoon and the combination of the snow and strong winds, visibilities will be reduced for tomorrow evening's rush hour and the snow accumulates on the grassy suffer
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as and not on the roads given how warm it has been and that is one positive and midnight still dealing with rain and snow showers around the region than going into saturday morning. so the back end snow on the western side of the storm. coating to 2 inches and lancaster and wilmington on the brink of atlantic city and lakehurst. 2 to 4 inches. quakertown and kutztown on the 4 inch line and then you hit the poconos there could be a foot of snow. so the snow totals increase drastically over a short amounts of real estate. the win winds is the one part of the storm. teens to 20s, but tomorrow afternoon 60 in trenton and 55 in allentown and tomorrow evening. 62 miles per hour in allentown and same for trenton and i don't remember the last time area wide seeing winds of this magnitude for this long. and tomorrow night winds still
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50 plus miles per hour out of the northwesterly direction and we have the coastal flooding and a surge because of the full moon a foot and a half to 3 feet above the normal stage and waves had feet on friday and 12 on saturday. and flooded roads down there and erosion. we look at the exclusive accuweather forecast 44 and windy and rain going to snow for the day tomorrow. and blustery and chilly and 48 degrees and brighter on saturday. and nod bad monday and clouds build tuesday and could have another coastal storm on wednesday with the possibility of wet snow and rain and drier on thursday. but the winds that long and strong, please prepare for power outages because many trees could come down given how saturated the ground is now. >> a lot to keep an eye on thanks. >> how social media is helping the government track potential poisoning outbreaks.
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if you are looking for reviews of a new restaurant the last thing you want to read is food poisoning. if the clients are not reliable they could track local governments for outbreaks. people love to talk about their meals on social media. good and bad. that is why ph.d students thomas evelyn created a program that hunts for complaints of food born illness on yelp and twitter. >> it picks up on keywords and phrases you would as a person associate with it. i got sick or i got food poisoning. >> and that is used by the new york department of health and
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hygiene. a study says it helps the department detect 10 outbreaks and health officials in chicago and nevada are also using social media to search for cases of food poisoning but as far as letting a single online claim steer your choices he says take it with a grain of salt. >> anyone can write a review. one is not enough to make a decision. >> if there is an outbreak at a restaurant you should cult your local health department. >> and contacting your local health department if you think you yourself was served something that made you sick. sharing on social media may seem helpful -- >> that may seem the route but the authorities need to know to investigate a possible outbreak. >> and if you experience food poisoning stay hydrated and cult
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your doctor as well. for sharrie williams and alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. hope you join me tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. coming up on "action news" at 5:00, we continue to track the local nor'easter and what local crews are doing to make sure residents keep their hour and stay safe on the roads. we are live with the plans. >> there is new evidence that diet could play a role in developing cancer. what a new study is revealing.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. the approaching late winter nor'easter will impact reads from the jersey shore to the lehigh valley and beyond. these live pictures from cape may and spring mountain will change dramatically as the hours pass. >> it is thursday night and the big story on "action news" is the nor'easter already starting to push through with rain right now. the storm is a mixed bag of precipitation including snow in some areas. the major concern is wind will
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be strong enough to bring down trees and power lines and cause serious damage. matt pellman is standing by with road conditions and how they are preparing for the storm. >> lets check in with cecily tynan and adam joseph with the late of on what we can expect tonight and tomorrow. >> hey i tell you this is a powerful storm and long duration storm with a lot of different elements. >> rain at first and then the winds kick up and then snow. and then the coastal flooding as well. so much to go over here. just getting cranked up now and go to the weather center and double scan live radar showing one low. it's moving into the ohio valley and already seeing that wrap around cold air bringing snow north of detroit and now a coastal low is starting to form near cape hatteras. and when that storms the sto


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