Heavy storms hamper morning commutes in the Northeast


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.

G.E. Reutter resides in the Fox Chase. You can visit him at his website. You can read his Fox Chase articles for NEast Philly here.

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