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>> have a wonderful and safe weekend. stay safe out there. >> bye b [ speaking foreign language ] captioning funded by cbs good morning. it's friday, march 2nd 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." the national weather service says a powerful nor'easter is causing a life-and-death situation along the east coast. the storm is targeting more than 50 million people with snow rain, and hurricane-force winds. they don't want gun control and bad policy. a new report finds dangerous conditions may have led to deaths at some non-hospital surgery centers across the country. we hear from the parents of one
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of hundreds of patients who have died from surgery. and ryan seacrest's colleagues defend him against sexual harassment allegations that could disrupt his coverage of the red carpet oscars this weekend. but we begin today's "eye opener" with your world in 90 seconds. >> i can't stress it enough. it's a heck of a storm, and people need to take it seriously. >> massive storms batter the east and west. >> powerful nor'easter is slamming must of the east coast. >> power outages, airport delays. >> lots of flooding damaging winds. >> massive evacuations in california. >> torrential rains unleash mudslides. >> what's going to go on for decades is disgraceful. >> president trump's tariff on the trade war. >> we don't want to make america 1930 again. >> russian president vladimir putin says he has new weapons
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the u.s. cannot defeat and he says he's not bluffing. >> there should be no doubt in anyone's mind we're in cold war. >> graham will be buryied near his home in north carolina. >> all that -- >> you call it a bank and virginia wins. number one and holding. >> -- and all that matters -- >> so many people think you should have won the gold for your individual skating. i'm one of them. >> i know. i'm my mother's favorite skater and i feel like the judges didn't fully take that into consideration. >> i see. >> you know what i mean? >> i do. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> rush has unveiled a new missile. >> the missile might not look scary because the video looks like something out of "southpaw." but unlimited range?
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what the hell man. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." it's friday. norah o'donnell is on assignment with "60 minutes" did i say that with too much relief alex? >> who's counting. two dangerous winter storms are threatening millions of americans on both sides of the country this morning. a powerful nor'easter is getting stronger along the east coast. it's already dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of new york and pennsylvania. >> massachusetts could see 75-mile-per-hour wind gusts and devastating coastal flooding later today. the national weather service calls it a life-and-death situation for people along the shore. >> there will be damaging wind gusts from the carolinas all the way to maine. demarco morgan is in freeport, new york on the south shore of long island where the water is
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already rising. demarco, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. you said it. the water is starting this spillover at the canal in freeport. look. it's already starting to flood in this area. we could see anywhere up to 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts before it's all said and done. that could mean severe flooding for this area and along the coast. overnight heavy snowfall buried much of western pennsylvania and new york. part of a major weekend storm bearing down on nearly the entire east coast. some cars could be seen in banks off the side of the highway. high winds have already taken down power lines in michigan knocking out electricity to tens of thousands. trees also toppled into homes as far south as maryland. but the brunt of the storm will strike massachusetts. flooding is the main concern there and it could rival all-time records. storm surges up to 4 feet are
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possible. >> if you live in an area that's been told to evacuate we strongly encourage you to do so. >> reporter: governor charlie baker stressed the storm could slam new england. he also sign and order to activate 200 members of the national guard to help prepare. >> i can't stress this enough. it's a heck of a storm and people need to take it seriously. >> reporter: again gayle, we're already starting to feel the effects of the storm. the wind has been picking up throughout the morning and it could get more dangerous. it could become more dangerous before, again, it's all said and done. we'll send things back to you. >> all right. that's the word this morning. thank you very much demarco. over 1,600 flights have been canceled and 208 delayed today. kris van cleave is at boston's logan international airport where the impact is already felt
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there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a wind and rain event. the rain already making to boston, people trying to get out of town before they get the worst of it. we could see wind over 75 miles an hour. that's hurricane-force winds. take a look at the airport. you can see people trying to get out of town. about a quarter of the flights at boston logan have been canceled. they expect the faa will start limiting the flights that can arrive or depart from major airports during this stormle we're talking major hub cities like boston, new york philly and d.c. the cancellations are expected to ripple across the country. delta tells us that the winds can get strong enough planes won't be able to get off at points or they won't be able to use the de-icing. that could lead to additional delays and cancellations. the airlines have
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issue edd cancellation waivers. this is a serious storm. alex? >> kris, thanks. danielle niles of our boston station wbz is watching the storm. good morning. >> good morning. it's going to be huge from the coast of new england to north carolina. scattered to numerous outages and hurricane-force winds. that wind is going to build the seas. 20 to 40 feet later on today and tonight just off the coastline. this storm is going to change the coastline of new england with moderate to major coastal flooding with multiple tide cycles. the impressive deep purples and pinks. over a foot. the closer you get to new york city, a little bit on the tail end possible. this is mainly an elevation snowstorm. west coast also being impacted
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with another disturbance. areas of rain extending southward to the coast of the carolinas. we're talking snow totals locally of 3 to 5 feet in portions of the sierra nevadas through the weekend. thanks. john? >> my wife said the whole house was shaking all night in washington. >> batten down the hatches. >> you'd better get home. >> that's right. on my way. over 30,000 people were ordered in california to leave their homes ahead of that pacific storm. the two major evacuation zones in santa barbara county cover a 23-mile area. that includes the mountains near montecito where mudslides killed 21 people in january. many homes digging out are bracing for the possibility it could happen again. sheriff's deputies went door to door yesterday to make sure people followed evacuation orders. >> it's been a chaotic week at the white house and it's ending
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with more mixed signals on major policy issues. the nra suggested overnight that president trump may now be walking back his comments about strukter gun laws. those remarks left republicans reeling yesterday. many were also stunned by the president's surprise announcement on steel and aluminum tariffs which then sent global stockmarkets tumbling. major garrett is at the white house with the latest on all of this. good morning. >> good morning. president trump's position on gun control has been evolving and evolving in public leaning in toward gun restrictions this week and last night something of an early intervention as top officials of the nra met at the white house with the president. subsequent tweets then indicated both sides were back on the same page. president trump gave gun control advocates hope when he said this on wednesday. >> you have to look at the age of 21 for certain types of weapons. take the guns first. go through due process second.
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>> but last night the nra said mr. trump wanted the opposite. chris cox tweet thad mr. trump and vice president pence want strong due process and don't want gun control. later mr. trump tweet thad the meeting went great. >> it destroys our companies and our jobs. >> yesterday mr. trump also made a surprise announcement detailing new tariffs on steel and i lum numb imports. >> you will have protection if the first time in a long while and you've got to regrow your industries. >> the tariffs, 25% on steel and 10% on alum newseum prompted fears of a trade showdown with china and other trading partners. that sent the dow plunged more than 400 points. republicans slammed the move. republican ben sasse said quote, you'd expect a policy this bad from a leftist administration, not a supposedly republican one. orrin hatch, a top gop voice on
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trade called it a blunlder. >> whoever advised him on this is part of a reprimand. >> presidential confidante hope hicks announced her resignation and seen yore adviser jared kushner's business dealings are raising concerns about potential conflicts of interest. during a nostalgic visit to the department of homeland security chief of staff john kelly keeping the white house in line suggested he was cursed. >> i did something wrong and god punished me i guess. >> sources tell us that comment infuriated the president and there is also word from our sources that the national security adviser h.r. mcmaster long the subject of a rooster may now be in jeopardy. reports of mcmaster's imminent departure, fake news. john? >> thanks. sounds like there's a little chaos there in the briefing room. what's interesting about this is
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this is not questions of white house propriety. there's actually the opposition of the staff making that kind of joan, mcmaster on his way out, unsure gun policy. tafrs. it's still so much disorder in the administration. >> this happened in one week. >> it's chaos in our executive branch. >> that's okay at the beginning, but now it accumulates. it makes it very hard to run the railroad. the president tweeted this morning trades are good. when other countries get cute don't trade anymore. we win big. it's easy. cbs business news analyst jill schlesinger is here to explain it all. good morning. tell us. who would the winners and losers be? >> obviously a doughmestic producer of steel or aluminum is going to
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do really well. there will be major losers. the car industry, boeing who makes steel airplanes and even a beer company because a beer can is made of aluminum. there are some clear winners and losers. it may not be passed on to the consumer. some companies may have to eat that cost. we'll see. >> it's aluminum imports from all countries around the globe. how is that going to affect the u.s.'s standing internationally and what's the youtd come going to be? >> it's not just what happens to consumers but will this spark a trade war. despite what the president tweeted. in my mind anything that has war in it not good. so we're worried about retaliation. specifically in a weird way, the agricultural industry is on alert right now because many of the retaliatory measures could be aimed at the things that we export. so that could mean something like soybeans. we're a huge exporter of soybean
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soybeans. >> a domino effect. thanks, jill as always. german president and leader angela merkel spoke by phone of russia's claim to have a new generation of nuclear weapons. it's raising concerns about a cold war-style arms race. elizabeth palmer is in london. elizabeth, good morning. >> good morning. yes, president putin's threats came in the state of the nation address and in a tone recalled the very chilliest days of the cold war. speaking to lawmakers, president putin warned that russia had developed an array of powerful new weapons with nuclear capability. the show piece, a new missile that was nuclear powered, he claimed, and has unlimited range so missile defense systems would
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be useless against it. in an interview, he was asked if it is truly operational. >> do you have a workable icbm that is powered by nukes that you've tested successfully? >> all of those tests were successful. it's that each of the weapons is at a different stage of readiness. >> reporter: not a straight answer. and analysts doubt there's anything revolutionary in the arsenal. pentagon spokeswoman dana white. >> we're not surprised by the statements, and the american people should rest assure thad we are fully prepared. >> reporter: russia has long had a fear? arsenal, but it's old and needs updating. the innovations he mentioned in his speech like the unmanned submarine that could fire a nuclear warhead are part of a
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modernization program but not at the start of a dangerous new arms race. >> it's natural to be worried about that. i don't see it on the sort of edge of our seats in terms of a potential nuclear conflict in any way, shape, or form but we do need to be vigilant about this. >> one other thing to keep in mind, mr. putin is facing a presidential election in less than three weeks and we all know that looking and talking tough goes down very well with russian voters. gayle? >> yes, it does. thank you very much for pointing out mr. putin's not a straight answer. we've got it. thank you, elizabeth. aly raisman is suing the usa gymnastics. in the lawsuit she claims both organizations could have done more to stop the former doctor's abuse. that comes on the same day that a male gymnast alleged in a difrmtd lawsuit that nassar abused him. anna werner is here to unveil the new information in the
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lawsuits. good morning. >> good morning, more than 250 women and girls have accused larry nasz sar of sexual abuse. but jacob moore is the first male. hoe went to the former doctor for a shoulder injury in 2016 and was sexually abuse and harassed. >> my whole family was fooled by you. >> reporter: former gymnast cameron moore said she and her brother jacob were sexually abused by larry nassar. >> you put acupuncture needles right next to his genitals. >> reporter: jacob moore who is now a freshman gymnast at the university of michigan joined his sister in a federal lawsuit against nassar usa gymnastics and michigan state university where nassar work. in 2016 he brought him to his basement and treated him for a shoulder injury with ak puvg tur
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to his pubic area and around his genital area. he pulled down his pants and exposed him to an underage female gymnast. olympic gymnast aly raisman filed suit wednesday in california alleging the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of nassar could have been prevented hat the usa gymnastics and u.s. olympic committee taken her matter seriously. she claims they put their quest for money and medals above her safety and the safety of other minor athletes. raisman made those thoughts clear at nassar's sentencing in january. >> both of the committees have been very quick to capitalize and celebrate my success, but did they reach out when i came forward? no. >> on wednesday the u.s. olympic committee said its ceo scott blackmun is stepping down and it has reforms to help protect at
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athletes from abuse. we reached out for response to these new lawsuits but we have not heard back. >> an narks thanks. hollywood stars are responding to sexual misconduct allegations against ryan seacrest. ahead how tv colleagues like kelly ripa are >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by toyota. proud partner of team usa.
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equifax data breach affected millions more people who live at the jersey shore are waking up to the beginning of our nor'easter, it looks chopper from the boardwalk, expect waves up to 8 feet today, 12 feet tomorrow along the shore, crews are already in place to prevent possible beach errosion. more on, that we send it over to meteorologist katie fehlinger. >> real big deal when it comes to the wave heights, the swells and the flooding that will like lie take place at the store not i am aoun to the storm nobody else is really as this storm is still churning away, gathering strength gathering cold air and helping that rain to turn to ever snow in a lot of spots already. the wind gusts cents aren't anywhere close to peak yet but definitely noticeable. now, in the 20's, the 30's,
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and only going to exceed the 50's as the day goes on. thankfully the storm is getting out of here by tomorrow but still clouds and wind remain, through the weekends meisha? >> all right katie and because of all of the rain that we've been seeing this morning in our weather elements we've certainly seen our problem spots out there. still happening here, jackknife tractor trail war fuel spill in delaware, 95 north at 495 north three lanes block traveling less than supposed speeds, car fire on on the pa turnpike westbound past bensalemment and another accident throughout 309 southbound near easton road, pulled all the way off to the right lane, rahel, over you. >> thank you next update 7:55 , and we will have hourly weather update throughout the day right here on cbs-3 and on i'm rahel solomon. good morning.
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rides through uber health. the company then builds the business. uber says rides can be requested a few hours or a few days in advance. patients do not need a smartphone to use the service. producers say that sunday's academy award zone will acknowledge the time's up movement against sexual harassment. they're not planning a coordinated protest like they did at the gold about globes. that's where many women dressed in black. kelly ripa addressed allegations against her co-host ryan seacrest. he has been clear and will be on the red carpet sunday for "e! ". it could be awkward. >> there's uncertainty how holiday stars will act toward seacrest. some of his closest colleagues are coming to his defense.
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after looking ahead to sunday's academy awards on "live with kelly and ryan," she praised her co-host ryan seacrest. >> i just want you to know you're a privilege to work with and i adore you. also endorses seacrest his current and long-time stylist jason stacy who said in part to "people," quote there's so many people who work with us i've never once heard them say he's done anything to make them feel uncomfortable. support for the mainstay comes the same week a former stylist alleged her allegations against seacrest. suzie hardy told "variety" she suffered years of aggression. she said he would grind gentsz
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her in his underwear and groped her buttocks. >> he's not been to trial for anything. i am not a judge. i am not a jury. you know i don't know. that -- that's where the stuff gets tricky. >> reporter: "variety" asked this year's host jimmy kimmel if he'll be interviewed. he said of course,ly. >> there's now a gigantic elephant on the red carpet and it's undeniable. >> reporter: matthew bellany said it will be difficult for stars to avoid the controversy reregardless of their interactions with seacrest. people who talk to seacrest will be scrutinized. they won't be scrutinized. they may pass by him who's had this noise around him whether it's true or not. >> suzie hardy's attorney said quote, i'm sure that ryan can present lots of employees who
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were not present when the incidents occurred to say they saw nothing. the "e!" network said it found suchblt evidence to support hardy's claims to warrant an inpin dent investigation. >> that's going to be a strange choreography. >> i believe they're going to be pretaping a lot of that. it may not be as controversial just to try to make sure certain things don't get out. >> he keeps saying look there was an investigation, he was cleared. the victim in this case says that she believes it wasn't a proper investigation. so it's just awkward and uncomfortable all the way around. but the people that know ryan seacrest are speaking out on his behalf. >> and so is he. >> i'm not sure how it gets resolved though. >> that's right. dangerous conditions have reportedly led to deaths at some non-hospital surgery centers. up next the revealing investigation into some outpatient facilities. we invite you to subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcasts. you'll get the news of the day,
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a new report this morning pinpoints dangerous conditions that have apparently led to many deaths in facilities known as surgery centers across the u.s. the report by "usa today" network and kaiser health news takes an in-depth news at operations performed at these nonhospital facilities. it found more than 260 patients have died after surgery center procedures since 2013. tony dokoupil is here with what the investigation shows. tony, good morning. >> good morning. a lot to this investigation. surgery centers focus on routine same-day operations and the industry says this can make for cheaper, faster, and more convenient service than a hospital, but when something goes wrong during a surgery, the hospital may be the safer operation. >> i said go get 'em, bud. that's the last thing i said to him. >> there was no reason for scott and sandy to think that they'd have to say good-bye when their
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12-year-old son ruben had his tonsils removed in 2016. >> the surgeon said this is not going well. she told us he had coded and they called the ambulance. >> an ambulance because the procedure wasn't at a hospital but at more than one of 5,600 surgery centers across the u.s. there are now more surgery centers than the hospital. >> we were watching them work on our boy. and one nurse would talk to us. and then the doctor said it was done. >> a federal report shows a paramedic who arrived to treat ruben received no response from the facility staff when she inquired who was in charge of cpr. in response to a lawsuit, the center and one of the doctors claimed ruben's death was the result of pre-existing conditions, acts of others or conditions over which they had
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no control or responsibility. the case was uncovered by a "usa today" report. >> we had reporters in multiple states digging through court records, autopsy records. >> christine ju wet was one of those reporters. there have been over 260 ranging from routine procedures like colonoscopies to tonsillectomies. >> the majority of the cases go great in these facility bus what we found is that some of the patients are not appropriate for the seth. they might be too sick. some of the surgeries might be too complicate and we found that sometimes the centers just aren't prepared. >> reporter: reports show they have discovered 20030 lapses in equipment or training since 2013. >> this report is doing a
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disservice to patients. >> bill prentice heads the ambulatory service center which ( represents these facilities. >> you'd see we're a very safe site of service. >> he says the fact that 9d 0% of these centers are at least partially owned by physicians gives them greater responsibility for everything that happens there. cbs news medical correspondent dr. jon lapook works at an out patient facility that closely monitors. >> i think the patients are being recommended to an outpatient surgery facility, i think it's reasonable to say are you a part owner of that. >> if the answer is yes? >> you have to go back and forth, do i really need this? why am i doing it in this facility versus another facility? is it just as safe?
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>> perhaps the most profiled was joan rivers who stopped breathing in 2014. her daughter melissa filed a malpractice suit saying the doctors took cell phone pictures of the sedated star and fumbled in their responses. the two sides reached a settlement in 2016. they had to dig hart to learn about the cases we hadn't heard about. >> it shouldn't take a team to answer these basic questions. there really should be something for patients to turn to find out what is the safest center in my area. >> reporter: they agree they need a better system for reporting problems and a simpler way for patients to compare the price and quality of care. >> we're not about trying to hide from an adverse event because the only way you're going learn from it and improve it to make sure it never happens again is by making sure people know about it. >> of course, there are risks for any procedure wherever it
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happens. if you're considering a surgery center dr. lapook recommends asking about backup plans in case something goes wrong and looking at how long it would take to get you to the hospital. if it's long distance and your underlying health is poor you might want to have that procedure at the hospital in the first place. >> that's very good advice. >> indeed. >> i'm thinking, what do you do. you like the cost of it and you hear people say it's safe. on the other hand when something goes wrong in a routine center -- >> what everyone agrees is more data is needed. >> that's the thing. you're trying to get more data about your underlying issue itself and then to get more data about where to get that issue taken care of very complicated. >> very interesting. coming up next a look at other headlines
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's a look at some of this morning's headlines. "the boston globe" report as man in beverly, massachusetts, was arrested yesterday for threatening donald trump jr. 24-year-old daniel prazelio is accused of threatening him by sending powder to him. the wife opened it. she was taken to the hospital. the powder was determined to be nontoxic. u.s. world report says they punished delta air lines for cutting ties with the nra. delta said it would no longer offer discount fares to nra members. "time" reports that the
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woman who want os to reinvent the weinstein company is about to buy its assetses and put women in charge. maria contreras plans to install majority female board of directors. the entertainment company was struggling after more than 70 women accused harvey weinstein of sexual misconduct. he's denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. and "new york times" reports that ben carson is trying to cancel that $31,000 dining room set for his office that we told you about wednesday. in a statement yesterday carson said he, quote, was as surprised as anyone to find out the dollar dining set had been ordersed. on tuesday a department spokesperson said carson had no problem with the order and had no intention of returning it. the house oversight committee is investigating it. >> he looked at those tables and chairs and said they don't go with the walls. >> let me ask you why do you need a dining set in the office?
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning i'm jim donovan, we're dealing with a nor'easter bearing down on the delaware and lehigh valley today. we send it light over to katie in the weather center jim there is storm system absolutely looks a lot more now like a nor'easter than it did yesterday this same time as the pieces of the puzzle still coming together. getting pounded in new england here, it is certainly a big impact, not as much when it comes to the precipitation we'll get our fair share some of the rain coming down heavily specially southwest new jersey seeing as well the rain chang-over to some snow. we in the midst of coastal flood warning, at the shore points, until sunday. and currently, there is a high tide that is coming up as we speak for the first of several high tides that are going to be impacted by the flooding and posse rowings. looking ahead this weekend at least the storm is making its exit the wind still the biggest issue gusts today 50
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to 60 miles per hour. >> unbelievable, katie and taking live look, i'll back out of the way so you can see there is our jim spearing journalist out on the roadways bumper to bumper conditions here on the schuylkill eastbound right around montgomery drive. an area that you certainly still have to factor in some extra time, no fun tractor-trailer accident 95 north, delaware county now since cleared jim? >> thank you shall meisha. next update 8:25, hourly weather updates throughout the day right here on cbs-3 and and on the "cw philly." com. i'm jim
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it's friday, march 2nd 2018. ahead raining a flooding. along with a threat of new mudslides in california. plus former cia director michael morell with a look at the new cold war against russia and a possible threat to the homeland. but first here's your "eye opener" at 8:00. two dangerous winter storms are threatening millions of americans on both sides of the country this morning. >> we can see anywhere up to 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts before it's all said and done and that could mean severe flooding. >> people are trying to get out of town. about a quarter of the flights at boston logan have been canceled and it could grow throughout the day. >> it could be huge from the coastline to the carolinas. >> the top officials of the
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national rifle association met at the white house with the president. subsequent tweets then indicated both sides were back on the same page. >> president putin's threats came in the annual state of the nation address and in both language and in tone recalls the very chilliest days of the cold war. >> after a night of talking with a man, a man blacked out. instead of taking a uber back to campus, he accidentally took a ride back to his house in new jersey and the ride cost him $1,600. honestly in terms of things that happen when you black out in wj this is actually one of the best outcomes i've ever heard. a $1,600 uber bill is high. >> a wakeup call. >> norah o'donnell is on assignment for "60 minutes."
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always glad to have you. >> glad to be here. powerful storms are bashing people along the east and west coast this morning. the strong system in the west could dump seven feet of snow in the sierra mountains. rain in southern california could bring new mudslides where 21 people were killed in january. a flash flood warning was just posted in the region. a nor'easter is blasting the atlantic coast with a triple threat of wind coastal flooding, and snow. parts of western new york and pennsylvania have already gotten more than a foot. coastal cities expect a higher danger of flooding because we're at the highest high tide of the month. after last night's full moon. storm surges in boston could reach 4 feet. >> president trump may be backing off a pledge to tighten gun safety laws. in a tweet the president said he had a great oval office meeting last night with the nra's chief lobbyist chris cox but he tweeted they quote, support the
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second amendment, support strong due pro serks and don't want gun control. that was not mr. trump's message earlier this week when he challenged lawmakers to defy the nra and get tough in disarming people thought to be dangerous. >> don't worry about the nra. they're on our side. half of you are afraid of the nra. there's nothing to be afraid of. if you're not with them, you have to fight them every once in a while, that's okay. >> the president agrees with raising the age of certain firearms. >> they have great pow e over you people. they have less power over me. take the guns first, go through due process second. >> this morning the white house press secretary said the nra does not have concerns with the president. the group reportedly gave $31 million to the 2016 trump campaign. a new report warns isis followers in the middle east may be plotting a chemical attack on
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the united states. the report is based on intercepted conversations. it shows the desire by isis to use chlorine or other weapons of mass destruction on american soichlt u.s. officials are working to disrupt the plan. a homeland security official said, quote, the bottom line is the threat is real. michael morell is a former cia deputy and acting director. michael, good morning. >> good morning. >> how do you read this new plot? >> i think we should take this seriously. isis has for some time said that they want to acquire weapons of mass destruction and to use them and they've actually been able to manufacture chemical weapons in iraq and syria and use them on the battlefield, so this is something we need to take seriously and work to defeat. >> is it something to take seriously because they can bring it into the united states or hit target yoefrs seas? >> it seems the intelligence reporting is about bringing it in. i think we should worry about
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making it here. it's difficult to transport. difficult to get. i think it's easier to make iter. how easy? >> bachelor's degree chemical degreerks easy to do. >> how hard is it to deploy a chemical weapon? >> it's difficult to make it work and spread widely. most people think you need to spread it with explosives but that actually deteriorates some of the chemicals. it's difficult to do but if you know what you're doing and they do, it can rattal lot of cages. >> he said the world isn't listening to us but they're listening now. who is he talking snb. >> they're talking about vladimir putin and the speech he gave. i think he's talking to his own people because he has an election coming up. he wants to look tough.
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>> he's also -- he was always talking to us and he wu talking to us in two ways. one is he is deeply concerned that our missile defense will degrade his ability to use nuclear weapons to strike us and that's why he's developing these exotic weapons that can get around missile defense. the other thing he was doing was talking to us about north cree yachlt when he said if you attack us or our allies, we will attack you. that was a message about north korea. we now have china saying several months ago if you the united states attack north korea. we will fight the u.s. on north korea's behalf. now we have russia joining that. >> if that were the case why would putin be saying authentics that sound like they're coming straight out of the cold war? >> because as i said before we're in a cold war again without a doubt. when you look at the russian invasion of georgia, the russian invasion of ukraine, the russian
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intervention in syria, in our election, the attack last week by russian mercenaries on u.s. troops in syria, we're in a cold war again. he understands that. he's fighting it. we're slow to figuring thats out. >> yet do we understand that? the state department said there was no need to increase sanctions because the russians are being deterred. are they being deterred by u.s. policy in. >> they're not being deterd at all. everyone has said exactly that. >> is it your expectation that mike rogers said it. is it your expectations he will get that authority and deploy more resources? >> it doesn't sound like that know. >> who is vladimir putin. when you look eye to eye, you see these pictures of steely cold eyes. >> he is a thug he's a bull ychl he only believes in
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relative power, how much do you have, how much do i have. bullies will continue to move forward in the face of weakness. they will stop when they get punched in the nose. we have not punched him in the u.s. >> he does not seemg to take the u.s. seriously, does he? >> no he does not. >> all right, michael morell. >> bracing. >> yeah. you're going to leave us with that. thank you very much. >> you ear welcome. the u.n. wants to evacuate nearly 00 parents facing medical emergencies in a besieged area outside the capital. syria's government says rebels are attacking the u.s. with rockets. seth doane went to a school in damascus and met students who are going to class even though war is raging all around them. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this school is a couple of miles from rebel-held ghouta which puts it dangerously close to the front lines. tell other mortars fell in day
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across the street. today like many days a number of kids simply didn't show up. 1,000 kids used to gather in the open courtyard for the morning pledge. that's when there were that many students and when it was safe to stand outside. this morning classrooms were less than half full as frightened parents kept kids home. >> do you ever get used to the soujds of rockets, mortars planes? yeah? >> yeah. >> it just becomes every day? >> every day. >> reporter: rose kalla dreams of studied in boston to become a doctor. our interview kept being interrupted by the sound of warplanes. syrian forces and their allies have been targeting rebels in eastern gupta where entire school hospitals, and homes have been destroyed. 10-year-old kalla was just 3 when the war began. she doesn't know much about
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politics but does know about fear. >> what to you do when you get scared? >> i get in my room and i shut the door because i think that bombs are going to drop down on us. >> reporter: about 10% of the students fled from other war-torn places but war found them again. across syria in both rebel held areas a number of schools have been destroyed. so for all of the concerns here at least this one is still standing. alex? >> seth doane in damascus. >> they're canceling school because of wind and they're suspending school because of warplanes. >> and those children have been devastate fwitd war in syria. coming up "48 hours" looks
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"48 hours" investigates the case of nor ella santos a well educated young woman from new york who apparently had everything going for her, but her life changed whelp she was charged with second-degree murder of man she had dated. santos had an explanation. she says she'd given in to the demands of her abusive former boyfriend danny. so did he make her an unwitting accomplice in this murder. jim axelrod in an interview. here's a preview of tomorrow night's 48 hours.
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>> it's a complete mystery. >> it's a complete mystery. they don't know why he's here. his wallet and cell phone were left behind. >> michael sinclair was a 32-year-old who lived in brooklyn and had no obvious link to the long island neighborhood where his body was found. >> once we get michael's phone records, we're able to see the numbers. one of those numbers came back to nor ella santos. 28 years noriella had a model student, she was even clinton foundation. >> she was with him t after breaking up with her first boyfriend daniel chameleon, changing his last name and even his persona. he was a privileged white boy who got en he wanted to be half puerto last name to rivera rivera, and now a jew. >> his name didn't matter hisy him. >> did it stay that way? >> no. the very fir year into the
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relationship. he slammed me to the floor and punched me. >> reporter: noriella and daniel split up bedespite the infrequent abuse they got back together after dating michael. he then said he had a sexually transmitted disease and blaked michael and demanded a meeting. >> and if you didn't contact him? >> he was going to keep beating me and hurt my family. >> then what happened? >> it's hard for me to talk about. i did what he told me to. >> noriella lured mike tool the street where he was guerined down. for years he escapes prosecution while she was charged with murder but her lawyer michael dowd argued you have to understand the circumstances. >> is noriella santos battered woman? >> there's no question about it. >> so that noriella isn't a
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co-conspirator co-conspirator, she's a victim? >> she's definitely a victim. >> she's such a damaged person. she doesn't operate the way people would expect her to. >> damaged person or someone who wants to get away with murder? >> jim axelrod is with us. good morning, jim. >> that's the question. >> was noriella's boyfriend danny ever prosecuted? >> yes he was. he used to go back and forth between manhattan and israel. on one of those trips he was busted. last year he stood trial. he had a pit bull of a defense lawyer arthur idal louisiana a who threw everything at the jury, even stemwinder of a statement. >> i keep thinking about the sinclair family who now has lost someone who they love. did the prosecutor believe her story that she was forced to do that because she was worried
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about being beating up? >> the prosecutor came to believe that. she saw medical records and police records as well as a wealthy philanthropist who put up $50,000 cash bail. >> did she know he was going to kill him? >> tune in tomorrow night. >> a tragic and intriguing story. thank you. you can watch the full report "the good girl." on "48 hours" at 9:00 central on cbs. see how they're huddling with politicians from different parties but learning about bipartisanship. it's part of our series "a more perfect union" ahead. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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prince harry and meghan markle are invited thousands of the members of public to share their wedding in may. the chapel at windsor castle is
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not big enough but there is room on the grounds. 2,600 will be invited, people across britain and workers of charities they support. they want as many people to feel part of it as possible. >> does that include us? i really want to go. >> right. asking for a friend. the me too movement has been center stage. jodi kantor is in the toyota green room with what we can expect from sunday's >> live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning winds possible flooding throughout the day. large clouds every pedestrians had to battle rain and wind along broad street within the hour. some of the umbrellas apparently didn't quite make it. that umbrella cock could be a
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victim part of the bigger weather picture today on that note we send it over to katie. the winds are pretty strong out there. they absolutely are. that image what you may encounter trying to travel specially later today here is the storm system now looking way more like a nor'easter, with the rain, snow line starting to rotate through our region. so, it is starting to change over, in a lot of these north and western counties already and you've had pretty decent snowfall going on in the poconos, for most of the morning. so with time, we will end up with some modest accumulation even here in the city but meantime, it is a flood advisory, also flood watch posted here from philadelphia on north and east. a lot a lot of the streams and creeks, a lot of rain already this morning and have allowed the vest have i to be posted meanwhile, again wind, gusts a whose a 06 miles per hour specially later on today. luckily the storm is making its exit into tomorrow and the rest of the weekend meisha, but we will still have some wind and clouds, left over. >> yes let's just get it out of the way thanks, katie. looking outside jim spearing
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our photo journalist is out there in the mobile weather see him out on the roadways, looking very wet very dreary, and because of this, we have seen slow-downs and problems, all morning long, heads what we see here, downed tree, power lines bridgewater road closed use alternate chester creek road is going to be your best bet. and talk about some volume on nine southbound, right around allegheny. rahel, over to you. >> meisha, thank you next update is at 8: five, a have hourly weather updates throughout the day right here on cbs-3 and on
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messy friday rainy weather. researchers are celebrating one of the world's largest colonies of a delhi penguin. they found more than a million
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birds. they have distinctive eyes with white rings that look like glasses. they've been fighting to survive. i was trying to sigh a close look. that's why the discovery surprised some of the scientists there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now it's time to show you of this morn's headlines. the "washington post" reports that questions linger about how melania trump who comes from the country of slovenia got the so-called einstein card. she was granted a card. it's for people in other fields such as olympic athletes and oscar-winning actors. an attorney for melania trump said mrs. trump was more than aptly qualified and solidly eligible. cbs affiliate station
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right at a distance of five feet. plastic surgeons say half of their patients were motivated to improve their selfie appearance. get longer arms. there is a big difference there. you can see it in the picture. >> sure. blame it on the selfie that or stop looking at yourself. >> they're ghoingt do that. >> john that's pretty good advice. you're right about that. the me too movement has redefined the red car pert during that year's award season. ryan seacrest will host the "e!" show despite the accusations made him. he's denied the accusations. they called it baseless after an investigation but they could still create problems for see caret on the red carpet. "new york times" reporter jodi kantor joins us. she's one of the "times" reporters who broke the harvey
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weinstein story. i love jane rosenthal says pandora's pissed. this seems like this could be a very awkward red carpet for ryan seacrest and for the actress. is it a red carpet reckoning or do you hear people saying let's get back to business? what are you seeing? >> the plan was supposed to be get back to business. the oscars producers said they didn't want to focus on the harassment and abuse claims. the "tiemme's up" activists said they were going to sit it out and yet thissish keeps coming up again and again and again, most notably with the ryan seacrest allegations and the very awkward situation on the red carpet. >> and you have publicists saying we're going to steer our clients away from ryan s
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ee krevgts yetseecrest yet others are going to stay with him. do you think that mode is changing? >> these are very contested allegations. they're very detailed they're very clear. there was a pretty devastating "variety "variety" piece but he's certain. >> and she's sticking with her story too. >> yes. there is an incredible moment of awkwardness here and it highlights what many say is a problem with the red carpet. it highlights the fact that this is a business in which men get nominated for the producing and directing awarding and the women ask who are you wearing. >> let's step back a second. in the context of the oscars and the awkwardness, it used to be place where where they knew about harvey weinstein and what he was doing and talked about how wonderful and graduate great he was. isn't there a bigger awkwardness to the entire oscars event? >> i think that's a great point. what we have to see is do we
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look back at the end of the show and say this is an oscar this acknowledged the change acknowledged this turn in hollywood history that was unprecedent or is this an oscar to sweep everything under the rug and get back to business. >> it's an award show but movies are the way we think about ourselves and reflect our culture back to ourselves. it's more than just an award. >> actually and oscars are the occasion for topical jokes. they avoid then toic. oh you're going avoid the biggest news story in this center? >> there was going to be a move management 'ask her more." do you feel we've reached a turning point? >> i'll tell you something that's come up in a lot of the reporting i've done. many actresses are very uncomfortable on the red carpet. they don't want to say so because they want to be good sports, they want to promote their films and they have contracts with fashion houses but they see it up close more
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than everybody that. they say there's too much time and attention and money devoted to appearances. this is not about my work. i want my project taken seriously. don't want to be trotted around like a dog show or something. and when we saw at the golden globes this new approach to the red carpet that mirrored the frustration people have felt for a long time. >> and you're going to be on the red carpet. >> i'm going to be there to bear witness to see the change that happened in hold this year or pnot. >> that's right. or not. >> how everybody navigates the water. two nfl opponents are putting competition aside as congressional interns. >> i answer calls, send out e-mails to the constituents. >> that's a big switch from your usual job. >> right, right. traded one playbook for the intern playbook. >> ahead, our series
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our continuing series "a more perfect union" aims to show what unites us as americans is stronger than what divides us. this morning we look at two young nfl players who only recently met. they're taking part in a program designed to help them find work after their playing days are over. that means a different kind of
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training camp. this one is on capitol hill. nancy cordes is there with how they're tackling public service. nancy, good morning. >> good morning. 41 nfl players, john are taking part in this program, giving up part of their off-season to working what they're called externships. they're working at united way and under armour and a couple of them have come to congress to tackle the partisan divide. >> reporter: like many of the defensive line moen, these two start their day at the gym. they hit capitol hill. swapping out their jerseys for suits. >> i answer calls, we send out e-mails to the constituents. >> that's a big switch from your usual job. >> right. right. traded one play book for the intern playbook.
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>> witzmann works for illinois congresswoman robin kelly, a democrat. >> coach, how has he been doing. >> he's been doing great. we don't want him to leave. >> we have a big star in our office. >> reporter: toneman was signed to todd young of indiana. >> i've been running decision memos for him, is fantastic. >> how are they? >> they're legible and thoughtful. >> they tierped. they should be. >> and persuasive. >> reporter: at 6'7" and 6'5" the two are hard to miss. >> what made you want to come to capitol hill? >> i always had an interest. i think it might by something i get into some day. >> has so many other options, cole does, and he chose dom here. i hope it inspires others. >> reporter: witsthey had never met, but now they're roommates and
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friends whose political views diverge. >> we hang out every night, go eat dinner play some video games, do what teammates do. i don't think of him as across the aisle. >> he's convicted in his views but he's very reasonable. when we debate on things it's always about improving our knowledge on stuff. >> reporter: they take the same view on the decision by some of their decolleagues to neil during the "national anthem" over what some saw as unfair treatment of african-americans by the pleechlts president trump calls it disrespectful. >> wouldn't you love to see some the nfl owners when someone disrespects the flag get that son of a -- off the field. he's fired. >> i think for the most part
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guys are very supportive of one another and most guys had my opinion that if you wanted to do that it's within your rights. >> like public figures and that e're vague deep interview. >> reporter: they both found d.c. isn't as divided as it seems. >> there are tons of bills and resolutions every day that i've been researching that have a lot of bipartisan support. >> wouldn't think of a republican or democrat being on other side as an opponent. think you're on the seam team. ultimately at the end of the day they have to come together for the team to progress or win. >> reporter: their externships end today. why they learned a lot, they have advise too. >> you can't skip a leg day. you can't go in with huge arms and small legs. >> i've been doing it all wrong. >> great advice for all of us. the average nfl career only lasts three years, believe it or not. and that's a big part of the reason that the players association started this
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externship program five years ago. >> indeed. you need to do it to get anything passed these days. >> very good point. >> i love that they're doing it. >> it's great. >> jefferson said that too. never skip leg day. >> you can hear more of "cbs this morning" on our podcasts on itunes and apple's podcast. we preview sunday's oscars. up next we'll look at all that mattered this week. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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tomorrow morning on "cbs this morning: saturday" daniel ellsberg helps bring about the end of the vietnam war when he reveals government secrets in the pentagon papers. in a new book he's sharing his insider view of america's
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doomsday plan and what we might learn about the arms race today. our conversation tomorrow on "cbs this morning: saturday." that does it for us. as we leave you, let's take a look back at all that mattered this week. have a great weekend. >> one student told us the principal went over the p.a. system and said we are eagles strong. today we reclaim the nest. >> i think everyone's a little bit nervous to go. >> i see the beginning of change and we will be the people to do it. >> are you ready to go back to school today? >> i am ready to go back to school, but i'm feeling a little scare and a little nervous. >> president trump wants to move on at least some gun restrings. >> you know why? you're afraid of the nra that i think you underestimate the power of the nra. >> they have great power over you people. they have less power over me. >> this was tough for hope hicks to break to the staff. >> she was there from the first day. she was fantastic. >> the air strikes develops
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overnight as the government tries to retake eastern ghouta. >> an ef 2 did this took off most of the roof. >> the wind and the rain already making it to boston. >> no one has heard from him or seen him since february 12th. >> i trust in god that our son will be returned. >> when's the first time you tried vaping? >> when i was in sixth grade. >> why did you try it? >> because me friend was doing it. >> the minister of commerce is trying to deseed whether to limit import of uss orghum. >> what is sorghum, john? >> it's recommended by dentists for patients who chew gum. >> ta-da. >> thanks jared, jared, do you want to be in the shot? >> boom. >> because you're here i wore my special reba mcentire boots. >> i see that.
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>> could your phone secretly be listening even when you're not on a call? we're looking into gayle king's board. >> i love the board. >> what about this personalized emoji technology? >> neutralist face. >> neutral face. your resting face. >> there it is. look at that. i can move this around in 3-d. >> can you do john so we can see the boy version. >> ooh -- >> what awesome sports team have i just been put on. >> you don't have gray hair. >> from the good wife, part of the popularity has been to see the incredibly strong women on television. >> started the show in my mid-50s, and nine years later, do the math. >> you're 42. >> yes, thank you. >> only two people in this entire build having won gold medals. there you are. >> you know your body feels invincible when you're in the best shape of your life and you just have do go for it spa when
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your body feels invincible. >> because we work together home is wherever we are. >> it just shows what love does. they're such a well matched couple. you can see they like working together playing together, and loving together. >> yeah. and she passed the leopard seal test which is always important. >> that's why i'm single. i can't cut the leopard seal test. >> we'll bring you some wounded penguins. >> and see what you do with it. >> from me to you, gayle.
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this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> good morning i'm jim donovan dealing with a nor'easter this morning bringing with it rain, snow, high winds and flooding. let's head over to katie for a look at the weather right now. >> yes running the gamut here jim, starting to see not ion from spring to snow, but also, that win, starting to kick up, here is a localized look for you.
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there is some heavy snow currently working its way now into ocean and monmouth county the colder air rotates in with the heaviest moisture available, very drenching rain in cape may county for example current wind gusts are they high wind warning criteria? not yet. but absolutely noticeable now into the upper 30s even low 40's some spots as we take a look at this snow, expectations, you hit the sweet spot in the poconos here in the city with the eventual change over could see up to 2 inches of snow out of this meteorologist matt out on the patrol trying to find the worse conditions. how is it looking out there matt? >> well, right now katie here in philly, on callowhill street light moderate rainfall. off the main roads spray isn't quite as bad in general though, it is still slow going pretty much across the entirety of the area just real quick look from our mobile weather watcher out of our dash cam you can see the roads are wet ponding and
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spray again making it a slow go here, early on, on this friday morning meisha, let's sends it back into you get a look what's going on wide range. >> all right matt, hope you guys are driving the speed limit. good morning looking outside right now. so we have downed tree leaning on some power lines here in delaware, foulk road shipley road. heads up for that, stench usuals with drowned trees, another one in delaware county ridge water road because of it closed at catanni road. chester creek road your best bet. jim, over you. >> thank you shall meisha, that's it for all of us here at "eyewitness news," hourly weather updates -hey, did i mention i can save you $620 for switching to progressive? [ engine revving ] you cannot hear me at all, can you?
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