Severe thunderstorms hampered the morning commute in Northeast Philadelphia today. At around 5:30 a.m. as the storms roared through, a tree fell on Septa Train 805 while it was passing between Cheltenham Station and Ryerss Station in the Northeast.
According to a SEPTA representative on the, scene there were no injuries and crews removed the tree within 40 minutes. The first SEPTA train departed Fox Chase Station at 7:30 a.m. SEPTA expected delays on other trains of up to 20 minutes until 9 a.m. with a normal schedule for the rest of the day.
The storm also affected the commute on Roosevelt Boulevard as a tree fell into the inner lanes at Oxford Circle as a result of the storm.