Rain keeps coming, waters keep rising


    It’s pouring, and flooding is a major issue this morning. Major.

    If you live near somewhere or commute through somewhere that typically floods, it’s flooded. Trust us. Main Street? Kelly Drive? Forget about it.

    And 76 East is a mess–it’s flooded out at Gerard, the Conshohocken Curve, and Belmont. It’ll take at least a few hours to get the drains open, says PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum, and then there’s mud to clean out, too.

    Parents and students should expect school bus delays, too. Public school parents can call 215-400-4350 for information about specific routes.


    Here’s the list of traffic headaches to expect this morning, straight from the PPD Traffic Division:

    Kelly Drive (also reporting that the road is buckling in the area of the Twin Bridges)
    Martin Luther King DriveS/B US #1 (Roosevelt Boulevard Extension) at Fox Street (Mud Slide, and also to divert from I-76)
    Brewery Hill (possible water main break)
    Ridge Avenue at I-76 interchange (mud slide).
    The traffic lights at Roosevelt Boulevard & Woodward Street are not working (one block south of the Welsh Road construction)

    SEPTA says all service is suspended on all regional rail lines north of Fern Rock which includes the West Trenton Line, Warminster Line and Lansdale/Doylestowns Lines.Service is also suspended on the Norristown Line. All thanks to flooding.

    Amtrak has problems, too: no service between Harrisburg and Philadelphia or Lancaster and Philadelphia.

    So take your time this morning. That goes for the kids, too. Many schools are delayed, likely with many more to join the list. Here’s NBC 10’s list.

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