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with adam joseph and the nor'easter. >> two parts of the storm. the dangerous part of it with the cold windchills that are part of it but we talk about the storm first. it's way down to the south and as mentioned it brought snow into northern florida earlier today. and it is snowing right now in most of south carolina and north carolina and it continues to pull up the eastern seaboard. this nor'easter is not hitting us directly still oath a scrape for our region but because it's such a massive storm and moving a little farther west. we are increasing totals a tad from yesterday. there are blizzard warnings for right along the shore. ocean coins burlington county and sussex county and cape may county. and because of the strong winds combining with the snowfall. that is why there is a blizzard warning there. trenton and north jersey and northern delaware winter weather advisories to the northern and
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west. you'll see winds but far less snow totals. future tracker 6 showing here is the storm and timing it pulls up the eastern seaboard and rapidly intensifies off the coast and still hundreds of miles to the east. that has not changed but it's so big it will push that precipitation shield a little farther west here and the worst of it will be tomorrow morning for that rush hour and then eastern new england is going to get whacked by this storm to large magnitudes. in fact for us here locally it's a strong nor'easter, beginning 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. a dangerous morning rush hour and tapers off late tomorrow afternoon. after that the dangerous windchills and record colds come in. we have cecily tynan here with more on that and the injection of cold air that the storm brings. >> i'm waiting in the wings talking about the cold air to follow. as the storm system continues to push up to the canadian
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maritimes it's deepening and strengthening as it does. even as the snow stops falling we feel it in the form of arctic air come straight don't from canada. the winds are gusty all day long into friday. you see along the shore, the beaches we are looking at wind gusts of 50 to 55 miles per hour. and interior south jersey and central delaware. 45 to 50 and the i-95 corridor and north and west suburbs to the poconos and the lehigh valley wind gust 40 to 45 miles per hour through the day tomorrow and into friday. windchills will be a huge factor. you start to feel it wednesday evening. when the windchill drops down to zero degrees and friday and saturday was the worst of it. this is philadelphia areas north and west. 10 degrees below zero. friday afternoon 5 degrees below zero and we do it again on
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saturday. we are looking at 48 hours below zero windchills. toward the weekend record lows, or close to it. saturday a low of 5 degrees, these are the air temperatures, the record low set back in 1896. sunday morning we could tie the record low at 2 degrees. we'll have more details including an updated snowfall map in the full accuweather forecast. >> dangerous temperatures ahead. all right thank you. the storm is expected to have the most impact along the shore and so towns there are working hard to prepare. "action news's" walter perez is live in margate with the story from there this afternoon. >> reporter: sharrie, it was a lovely day here at the jersey shore, i mean it was cold but a lovely day nonetheless and today's bright conditions a prelude for what is shaping up to be a rough 24 hours. the city he ventnor is hoping
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for the best but preparing for the worst. that includes deappointment of these two huge city owned rescue transport vehicles. >> we transport people from the snow to wherever we have to go and we help out the whole city and hopefully we don't get much snow but you never know. projects have the jersey shore receiving at least 6 inch ofs snow by the time the storm wraps up. officials are concerned but it's nothing they have not seen before. >> a nuisance storm to us really. hope it doesn't get worse and it goes east more and we won't get nothing. we are hoping. >> down in margate the folks at the local hardware store people are preparing for the storm by buying snow shovels and salt. and top severals are anything that keeps the plumbing from freezing. >> we are completely sold out of heaters and pipe installation. and everything is just kind of
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wiping out off the shelves. >> and the mayor of margate says whatever comes they will be ready. first we need our crews in at midnight and the trucks are all plowed up and ready to go. salt is ready. and we'll see what happens after that. >> and so once again the blizzard warning now in effect being posted for much of the jersey shore along with a coastal flood advisory. >> thank you. of course as we just saw the coast is expected to bear the brunt of the storm and they are not taking chances elsewhere either. >> we are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. so it's all hands on deck currently right now. >> and here is what that looks like here crews in camden county the salt yard in lyndonwald was making last minute repairs to salt trucks and loading them up to pretreat roads. this houses 1500 tons of salt
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and expecting 500 additional tons today. they are ready for whatever comes their way. the philadelphia streets department updated their plan for tonight and they have not had to brine this time around because there is enough left over from last weekend. once it starts snowing they'll have the salt out and if it gets heavy enough they will switch to plows. >> we'll have the city opened up for business for schools, and have septa running. by morning rush hour. it's important that we keep the roadways open and then make safe passes for everyone to come home tomorrow evening. >> and live look right now in norristown montgomery county where penndot officials are giving an update on their plans to get ready for the snow and keep roads clear once the snow storm moves in overnight. watch it streaming live at and have more details on what you are saying here at 5:00 tonight. with the snow set to fall during the morning commute tomorrow.
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"action news" is getting an early start with you. join matt, tam, david and karen as they track the snowfall and the impact on traffic. tomorrow morning beginning at 4:00 a.m. from georgia to south carolina. to louisiana perhaps the famous frozen fountains tell the story of the south. gripped in the throws of this winter storm. iconic pieces iced over in the way the town and people are used to. they call this historic storm the winter hurricane, bring snow and a wintry mix to the southeast. and of course before heading our way. snow and sleet and ice through through tallahassee. it was warmer in juneau, alaska than tallahassee. and not used to this weather, florida university and tallahassee public schools closed and jacksonville the airport is canceling flights and the mayor issued this warning. >> these are conditions that we are not accustomed to here in
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jacksonville and encouraging people to stay off the roads especially in the drive times. >> in georgia the governor is declaring a state of emergency and some areas could see snow for the first time in a century. snow and ice accumulated with areas expecting up to 6 inches of snow and a half inch of ice. here have a view from space courtesy of nasa this afternoon. the satellite catching the storm in action and those folk there's bracing for something that is a bit different than their usual forecast. >> they are not accustomed to that. thank you. visit website for the latest on the nor'easter including the snow totals and forecast updates and find tips on how to keep your car running in the extreme cold and a number of school closings and delays. that info is running on the bottom of your screen. and coming up on "action news" at 4:30, john rawlins goes along
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with an h vac tech and shares important tips to make sure your heat doesn't escape and your pipes don't freeze. >> the massive gas leak that causes evacuations in new jersey has been contained. people started smelling fumes at salem and mill road they found a 20 inch main broken and now it's capped and shut off but salem road is closed through at least midnight. turning now to the eagles as the team gets back to practicing for the playoffs. the players made it clear they know they have work to do and they are getting down to doing it now. ducis rogers joins us now with a look how practice is going. >> reporter: trying to stay sharp and make sure there is no rust until the january 13th game. the focus today and likely will continue to be on the quarterback nick foles. unless he gets on the field and performs well there will be concerns.
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which nick foles will will see or the guy that lit up the new york giants last month. one thing working in his favor he has playoff experience and here is his advice for the teammates that do not. >> it's faster than the regular season. to put that out there but also football. and you are not doing it alone. and that is something i remind myself all the time. i'm not out there playing alone, i'm playing with ten other guys playing offense. not anyone individual has to be superman, we are a team. we were 13-3 as a team. and accomplished those wins as a team and we'll do this as a team. you'll get used to it and all of us will be there. i have never played in a football where there has not been adversity. and the playoffs are wild. >> they do this as a team and yesterday coach doug peterson said they will rely on the run and take pressure off foles.
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>> ducis thank you. time for the "action news" traffic report. ducis -- duckis i don't know. >> matt pellman with a check of the weather. >> it's going be wild, i think there say strong potential for that. we saw a few weeks ago it takes very little snow to really mess up a commute. a rush hour, and so for tomorrow morning we are expecting a really dicey commute. if you have to runner rands or something like that, and if you can run out this evening now you are much better off. there are a few spots you don't want to venture like the schuylkill expressway eastbound side plenty heavy from the roosevelt boulevard to spring garden to south street. a crash is now gone but extra heavy eastbound on 76 in towards the city. and you don't want to go this way, pennsbury township.
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a vehicle on its roof on 9126. stay on route 1 baltimore pike. don't want to head here this, is 38 in cherry hill. eastbound side near kohls avenue. this is an investigation of an accident involving a pedestrian. stay on maple or 70. we know it's rough close to the shore tomorrow morning. we are dealing with a water main break though at zion road it remains blocked. no issue on the garden state parkway. lets check the ipad and the waze app on this hump day afternoon. bensalem a crash on street road east of route 1 by the bensalem training center, slowing there to accompany it. we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. >> matt, thank you. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00, addressing violence in wilmington. the mayor talks about his plan for 2018. and what the oaths of office mean for the republican party
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we have got breaking fuse now out of burlington county. chopper 6 hd was live over a destructive house fire now. this is the scene in southhampton township and the 2500 block of fire lane road and you can see fire crews on the scene and this broke out almost exactly one hour ago. that fire ravaged the house and no word on the cause and we are told that there are no reports of injuries. but several alarms rung in this fire. crews remain on the scene but that house is a total loss this afternoon. >> the city of wilmington is talking about its strategies to reduce crimes in the if you year. police chief robert tracy says part of his plan is to engage
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with the community and shootings were up 31% in 2017 compared to the year before and the total number of homicides are at their highest in six years and the chief says the majority of the violent crimes are committed by the same individuals going back and forth. >> our victims are victims and the next day offenders and these individuals where we had close to at that time about 150 shooting victims, they had more than 2,000 arrests between them. >> chief tracy says that the changes will not happen overnight but that his department is committed to making a positive difference. it has been a historic day on capitol hill. two democrats were sworn in narrowing the republican majority. one is doug jones the first democrat to represent alabama in 25 years. and former vice president, joe
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biden escorted jones into the senate for the swearing in. he upset roy moore in alabama to fill attorney general, jeff sessions old seat. the shift in power narrows the majority in the stat to 51-49. as is tradition mike pence participated in ceremonies for both jones' swearing in as well as minnesota's tina smith, the lieutenant governor replacesal frank enand his resignation took effect yesterday after he was accused of sexual misconduct. >> and an interesting moment there on capitol hill. there were three vice presidents on hand for the senate's first 2018 session in washington. biden, and passenger and walter mondale was on hand as smith took her oath of office. she was once a senator in their native minnesota. it is time for the accuweather forecast. so much to watch in the next 24
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to 48 hours. >> a lot of those totals are still on the map where we had yesterday but shifted them a bit and added more of the shore. but we are talking about snow still and talking about ridiculous windchills here at the end of the week. as we go to the weather center, we look at winter weather alerts we have here. it's all broken down by regions, chester county all points north and west and most of southern pennsylvania, winter weather advisories in r in effect tonight and tomorrow. that is where the least amount of the snowfall will be occurring. they see snow but not the highest totals. trenton and wilmington and most of interior south jersey, and winter storm warnings, you have wind and accumulating snow and the heaviest of the snow and the strongest of the winds are along the jersey shore and sussex county in delaware where blizzard warnings are now in effect. blizzard warning what does it mean. it has nothing to do with the
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amount of snow at all. it's three or more hours of winds that gust to 35 miles per hour or greater, you have either falling snow or blowing snow that is on the ground reducing visibility less than a quarter mile. so blizzard basically is just a reduction of visibility and very strong winds. nothing to do with the amount of snow coming down. as you look at the temperatures right now. 24 allentown and 23 in lancaster, 31 trying to get to freeze first degree philadelphia and millville and below freezing at the shore. this storm as we talked about yesterday brought snow to northern florida and southern parts of georgia, south carolina, north carolina, as it is pulling up the eastern seaboard. and future tracker 6 showing that the precipitation will start to fall as snow around 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 tonight at the shore and start to hit philadelphia around the midnight hour and the leviest of the snow is during the rush tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. area wide and then it starts to wrap out
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and move out early tomorrow afternoon at 1:00, you can start to see the lighter colors from the west and it's gone late thursday afternoon and thursday night. this is how much we are expecting, when you think of blockbuster nor'easter, you start to see 12 and 18 inches and 20 inches, this is not that storm. it's a coating to inch north and west and 1 to 3 inches for most of the southeastern pennsylvania and the city of trenton and wilmington and dover 3 to 6 inches of fluffy snow and right along the shore that is where you see the jackpot the a half foot to as much as 10 inches of snow. then the dangerous part of the storm for everybody is the harsh winds and windchills that come in on the western side of the storm. starting tomorrow evening, if you go out to clean up the car or sidewalks or driveway. zero allentown and 2 below
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reading and 5 in millville. when we wake up on friday morning this is how it will feel. 29 below in the poconos. and 15 below in allentown and 8 below in millville and these below zero windchills last more than 48 hours. as we look at the exclusive accuweather forecast. winter weather advisories and also those accuweather alerts for thursday, friday into saturday and 26 with the snow and wind tomorrow. sub zero windchills all day friday. friday night, saturday night, and sunday morning. highs only in the teens and record lows to start sunday with a high of just 20 degrees. we'll chat about a big warm-up in the accuweather forecast in the next after hour. >> we need that. thanks adam. more "action news" at 4:00 coming up after this.
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revealed plans for the largest king day event in america. students from the girard college lower school choir helps to put everyone in the mood here in north philadelphia. mayor jim kenney was on hand to launch the king day of service. thousands of volunteers give their time to make the city brighter and keeping with mlk's dream. a large mural depicting dr. king was also unveiled at that news conference today. and citizens bank is teaming up with the african-american museum to celebrate the life and legacy of martin luther king. they presented the $100,000 check to pay for free and discounted tickets on the upcoming martin luther king day. this year's theme is owning the dream taking personal responsibility. if our next half hour we get back to tracking the nor'easter
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. it's 4:30 and "action news" continues as we wait for the nor'easter to arrive. it could bring snow to parts of our region overnight and into tomorrow morning and the salt
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yards were busy today getting their trucks busy to hit the road. and the worst of the storm is expected to hit tomorrow morning as people head off to work and school. some parts of the viewing area under a blizzard warning right now but there is a factor that could effect how much snow we get and where and when we see it. sky 6 hd showing us the delaware river off penn's landing. skies are clear and the air is frigid. and after the nor'easter passes by we'll have dangerous windchills moving in. >> adam joseph in the "action news" weather center with the latest on the storm. and the continuing cold. we are keeping an eye on what is up. it's a two part storm, the snow and wind first and the wind and dangerous cold to follow the storm friday and saturday. we'll talk about both aspects of this storm. as we take a look at it on stormtracker 6 live double scan the classic nor'easter that blossoms in the south but this go around this develops way down to the south so far south it
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brought snow into northern florida today and now bringing significant snow into parts of south carolina and north carolina. and ten it continues up that eastern seaboard. we look at this and time it with future tracker 6 at 7:00 tomorrow morning, that is when the mid-atlantic sees the heaviest snowfall and the senter of that storm is still hundreds of miles to the east but such a large storm that is why we still get scraped by it as it passes by and then it winds up and becomes a beast here if you are in eastern, southern new england or northern new england. this is the storm that you want to watch. they are going to get the worst hit by it. as they will have the closest approach. but nonetheless we have to worry about blizzard warnings at the coast, the blowing and drifting of the snow wilmington and trenton and winter weather advisory with the least am of snow to the north and west.
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50 miles per hour wind near the shore and also reading and lancaster and windchill watches in effect for the mountains here for carbon and monroe county thursday evening through saturday afternoon feeling up to 20 below zero and all is said and done. the windchill advisories if not warnings extend all wait across our entire viewing area. we'll talk about the windchills and how much snow to expect where you are, coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> all right adam thank you. >> coping with the winter season is a whole lot harder than in the years past and it's hard on our bodies and cars and houses, john rawlins talks about expert plummers how they are keeping people's pipes from freezing and heaters running. >> so what we have done in this situation is -- by the time
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wemeteric kenny, the lines in this bathroom have thawed. and shared how best to avoid a similar situation sfwh leave this to a trickle overnight. >> keep your vanity doors open and if you have a ceramic heater have it pointed toward the actual piping your best option to get the heat to the enclosed area. >> be patient and careful. the goal to raise the temperature in spots where lines freeze, if you don't heat spare rooms let warm air in and basements use foam around water lines and if you have a problematic space where a pipe has frozen before consider heat tape. >> it's a cord auto match and plug it in when you get the extreme temperatures. >> and increased demand on motors and igniters and flame sensors leading to failures as
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heaters fight the cold. >> they reduced more and it's freezing the past week and a half and they are tax aid lot more than they normally would. they found the problem not be mechanical and leaves sucked in by an air intake that sucked it in cold. >> it's blowing the leaves around. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." from protecting your home to your vehicle now. there are lots of things can you do to be sure you don't break down while driving and start while checking the pressure in your tires. you want to look at the sticker on the inside door panel of the drivers seat to look for the psi that your particular tires require and make sure they are inflated properly. the colder it is the more air your tires lose. if that low pressure light goes on do not ignore it. >> janet with aaa says the other thing you can do is check the power in your vehicle's battery. the typical car battery lasts
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three to five years and if the power is marginal consider replacing it. and starting up your vehicle on the frigid mornings. >> if you do that it is for your own comfort to get the heat going and seats going. but there is no need to let the car run for 10 minutes. >> as for the snow if you have to drive in a snow storm the best thing to do is be prepared. have a full tank of gas and an emergency kit in the car. a reminder now that of course at the bottom of the screen you see some school closings and delays coming in check that out and check our website and come tomorrow morning. for your commute "action news" is starting early. join matt, tam, david and karen as they start tomorrow morning at 4:00 a.m. two vehicles collide in northern liberties that leave two people hurt including a philadelphia housing officer. they collided at 46th and woodland avenue. no word on what caused the
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accident. the housing officer was taken to the hospital for observation and the driver of the other vehicles was lastlied in critical condition. and this happened on december 13th at the brothers food market on the 200 block of west grange avenue. they captured the suspects outside of the store the coin jar was said to have $600 of coins inside. anybody with information is asked to call police. and it's a common and deadly condition of the season but happens to be preventible. rick williams is live now in the newsroom with more on this story today. >> hi sharrie, it can happen while you walk outside or playing or working or young or old. and happen to any of us. the conditions can be very dangerous if not taken care of. we are talking about frostbite and the symptoms not taken care
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of could be fatal and the blizzard warnings not posted we remind you about the signs of frostbite, coming up tonight on "action news" at 5:00. also tonight. the story is mind blowing the major car company is working on new technology, that allows the readers or cars to read its mind. why they want to know what you are thinking. those stories and more when we see you in a bit on "action news" at 5:00. back to you. cars that read your mind. like being married all over again. >> not good. mayor jim kenney went back to school he visited baldy middle school this morning. he toured several classrooms and took part in the service project and took questions from students that asked about his day to day duties. meanwhile students returned from their long winter break and encouraged to stay in school. the philadelphia school district
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we have an update that the philadelphia arts diocese schools will be closed tomorrow. >> heard cheering in houses around the region right now. there are other cancellations
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and delays, keep a look at the screen and as well in the meantime, at 12:00 the american red cross, sent out a call for blood donors and they are in dire need of o negative and b type blood types. someone in the united states needs blood every 2 seconds. o is the universal donor and b negative is rare. a blood drive this friday 1301 park boulevard in cherry hill. shirts and donuts will be given out to donors. it's the iconic beyonce video that inspired copycat videos and many one armed black body suits. you are about to see another viral rendition of single ladies put a ring on it. it has a few take aways. this body suit is available for
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pretty much everyone all shapes and sizes and if you only have two ladies look for a few good men or in this case one. dad. oh yeah. may i michigan dad steve. the daughters asked him to join them for the lip-sync battle. he went all in, leotard and all. and learned every step. it wrapped up 31 million views and counting and it gets better as it goes on because you cannot even hear the music after the first 6 seconds, just sounds like this -- [ laughter ] >> they are so excited they are cheering and laughing and they take the competition seriously and went to the choreographer to
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perfect the moves but they are winning the internet and they won the family lip-sync battle. dad for the win. health care professionals are heroes among us and one nurse in florida whose magical approach is going viral. if you have ever brought a child in for blood work or shots, you will appreciate this woman. for her it's all about hugs. >> ready -- close your eyes. one, two, three -- done. you ain't cry you a big boy, all right. >> this woman is the best, the world is yet to know the name of this super hero angel nurse with the smooth moves but et cetera say this is impressive. the woman named tiffany shelby marshall posted on facebook and that is her nephew there and like most people the sign of
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shots provokes the fear. but amid the magic and hugs she got this done, and so did he. he was impressed by the outcome. and he got $5 for it. because he didn't have tears. this video has more than 20 million views. we love our nurses and this one she has the magic touch. >> no screaming and he got paid and he danced. a good day right. >> if you are looking for familiar taste. with the new spin for your cereal this story is for you. general mills is getting into the mash-up game. they are rolling out peanut butter chocolate blasted shreds. the shreds cereal are sweeter versions of mini wheats and these are things that celebrities are doing. we'll see which one people latch
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on to the most. we shall see. >> lucky charms frost the flakes. >> time for a check of the roads tonight. >> and cheerios to thursday. it's a rough go because of the frosted flakes coming from the sky. the traffic is playing some tricks on us. >> and don't get into a captain crunch. wait tomorrow morning or work from home, it may be a good idea. this evening roads are dry and we still have crunches here on 95 southbound side by woodhaven road taking out the right lane slow going from street road in bucks coins and watching a broken down vehicle at belmont in bala cynwyd by the chilis and a crash at route 13 at stellars avenue. and a gas main break in is
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fishtown richmond street. and a crash along hyatt market and the overturned vehicle crash along 926 in chester county is cleared out of the way. gloucester county a bad wreck at 295, coming north of the commodore barry bridge here in cherry hill an accident involving a pedestrian, the eastbound side of 38 at coles avenue. and stay on maple avenue instead. burlington county the gas break along salem road. that is blocked off and 130 could be your alternate there. we'll check it again in the 5:00 hour. >> sounds good thanks matt. more "action news" at 4:00 coming up after this. ,000 in america last year.
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frozen solid as the deep freeze continues to the south. the daughter starred crying because they feared the pool was broken and parts of the sunshine state saw snow and this guy beside himself as the flakes fell if tallahassee for the first time in his lifetime. it's 30 years since snow fell in florida's capital city and more surprising is the snow stuck. meaning the grown is cold enough there not to melt it. unusual yes, unwelcome? not for this young man not for now. >> having been raised in the south, it's a big deal when it happens. it's like never ever. nice for the kids to see that. >> ain't that the truth. it goes to show you how
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impressive number one the cold air is in the country right now. and also how strong this storm is. it developed that far south to bring snow into florida. lets take a look at what we have to deal with this form. and it's an array of laealerts. that is advisories from chester county to the lehigh valley and the poconos. it's windy and cold. and winter storm warnings, trenton philadelphia, millville. most of the heart of the delaware valley. we'll see accumulating snow not the most but tricky travel but the blizzard warning along the shore. that is where we see the heavy amounts and the strongest winds combining for a blizzard warning because of the wind and reduced visibility. right now 31 degrees in philadelphia. we hit 33 for a short window of
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time this afternoon in the city breaking the below 32 degree threshold for a week now. 24 allentown and reading and 39 in dover. so everyone else south of that freezing point that afternoon. satellite 6 along with action radar here come the clouds and seeing that precipitation coming in from the carolinas, that storm is still to the south and starting to intensify and bringing snow charleston as well as raleigh and also fighting dry cold air on the western edge of the storm. this is indeed a powerful nor'easter tonight into the day on thursday. the pressure of this storm 1,000 millibars, we talk about storms a lot especially hurricanes, to see what sort of category they are. as this deepens especially east of new england it will drop 40 millibars in 24 hours, you heard the bomb term, because it's
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rapidly deepening. the pressure will be 960 millibars that is basically hurricane strength. this is an unpress denned pressure for a winter storm. bringing two feet of snow for parts of new england and halifax and nova scotia getting whacked by this just getting grazed by inches here. as we look at future tracker 6 at 11:00 the snow is coming in from the south and west and 7:00 tomorrow morning the miest snow falls during the morning rush and fights dry air to the west. we'll see how much dry air punctures into the storm. by 1:00 that steady snow lifts out and gone by late tomorrow afternoon. how much to expect? they range from a few inks, coating to an inch far north and west. most philadelphia counties 1 to 3 inches of snow. if the moisture wins out it's
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like 3 inches. same for wilmington and trenton near the 3 inch mark and 6 to 10 inches along the immediate shore line where they get most of the snow but again it's not like your typical nor'easter with feet of snow but inches of snow. travel delays at the shore and coastal flooding winds 50 to 55 that could create power outages at the shore. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 20s tomorrow and snowy at times and very windy. and then that deep freeze settles in on friday, saturday and more than 48 hours of sub zero windchills, harsh dangerous conditions in highs in the teens and record low start on sunday with highs of 20. an icy problem here on monday. as you kick out the cold and bring in the warmth as you go into the 40s on tuesday and back a little colder come wednesday. a lot to still unfold with the storm. nervous of how close it gets and nervous on how dry air comes in
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to rip the precipitation apart. >> an important note to pass along. ice accumulation in the cape may canal forced operation for the cape m cape may lewes ferry to be suspended tomorrow. they will continue to monitor the situation and keep public aware of service updates. "action news" at 4:00 will be right back. i was wondering if an electric toothbrush really cleans better
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my mouth feels so clean. i'll only use an oral-b. oral-b. brush like a pro. new year new month new deals, as we kick off 2018 we kick off a wave of sales and to perhaps coordinate with resolutions now is the time that gyms offer discounted memberships and incentives and dealing on class packages. if you prefer to work out at home check for deals on gym
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equipment some carry over from december. if you are in the market from linens and bedding and towel. look for the january white sale. 50% to 70% off at department and big box stores. furniture prices are among the some of the lowest you will find this year. that is because the new styles come out next month in february. you may not know this but right now a lot of hotels, are on sale. a lot of people travel for the holidays and hotels are trying to lure in guests with deals that are 20% off maybe now is the perfect time especially with the weather. a few seasonal things you add if the deepest discounts hit winter apparel is something you need and holiday decor. get the christmas stuff for next year and find a place to store it. deal now says hold off on tvs, smart phones and computers.
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all of these things will hit their lowest prices not until at least september maybe even november. if you haven't bought them yet you may want to hold off. >> months and months away to wait. >> i can't wait that long. >> but winter coats are on sale. >> the silver lining. that does it for "action news" at 4:00, for brian taff, alicia vitarelli and adam joseph. join me and brian taff tonight at 10:00 for "action news" at phl 17.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. the nor'easter we are talking about is knocking on the door and it's intense. blizzard warnings are posted for several communities tonight and salting and brining operations are in full effect and will continue for the next several hours. wednesday night and the big story on "action news" is an accuweather alert for you, an approaching nor'easter packing a powerful punch, parts of our area being told they are facing
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a blizzard possibly. snow and strong winds and icy cold. >> the storm's path is shifted and we are looking at measurable snow across the region. parts of the jersey shore are under a blizzard warning and winter storm warnings as well. in fact, the philadelphia match diocese high schools are closed tomorrow. to word on philadelphia public schools, we have closures and delays on the bottom of your screen and at philadelphia is already preparing the fleet of snow vehicle as head of the storm. the streets department has 85 pieces of equipment ready to role and 40,000 tons of salt all available to treat primary and second roads and sidewalks, people need salt and shovels ready to care for their own section of the sidewalk as well. >> penndot crews are out in full force following and during the storm and 550 trucks and 110,000 tons of salt are t


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