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October 29, 2012

What the storm means in Pennsylvania

A look at key storm developments in Pennsylvania

  • Injuries/Deaths: An infant was slightly injured when a tree fell on a house in Upper Darby in Delaware County.
  • Power outages: Scattered outages in eastern and central Pennsylvania, according to FirstEnergy, PECO and PPL.
  • Evacuations: Bensalem Township, north of Philadelphia, ordered more than 100 residences evacuated Monday in anticipation of overnight flooding. In Darby Borough, just southwest of Philadelphia, 150-200 people were evacuated because of concern about possible overnight flooding.
  • Shelters: At least 28 Red Cross shelters opening Monday. 173 people there, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
  • Key road/government closings: State offices are closed except for nonessential personnel. Call 5-1-1 or visit www.511PA.com to check traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speeds on interstates and traffic cameras.
  • Slow going: Speed limits reduced to 45 miles per hour on major highways, including: I-76; I-95; I-476; I-676; I-81 from the New York state line to the Maryland state line; I-80 east of I-81; I-78; I-83; I-84; I-380; Pennsylvania Turnpike from New Jersey to Carlisle and the Northeast Extension; U.S. Route 1 and the U.S. Route 1 extension in Philadelphia; U.S. Routes 15, 30, 22/322 and 33; Route 63 in Philadelphia; U.S. Route 202; Route 309, U.S. Route 422 and Route 611 Bypass in Bucks County.
  • Prohibited on those roadways are: Overweight and over-dimensional trucks; empty straight trucks; tandem trailers and doubles; tractors hauling empty trailers; trailers pulled by passenger vehicles; motorcycles; and RVs.
  • Road issues: A new Pennsylvania law imposes fines up to $500 plus emergency response costs for motorists who drive past “road closed” signs. As of 2 p.m. Monday, trucks will be prohibited from crossing four key bridges between Pennsylvania to New Jersey: Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry.
  • Highlight: Scattered evacuations, bridge closures across Delaware River, speed reductions on major highways in southeastern Pennsylvania, minor power outages as of noon Monday.
  • Quote of the day: “They’re telling me this is going to be worse than (Hurricane) Floyd because this is some superstorm. I’m not going back until the water’s receded.” – Sheila Gladden evacuated from her home in Philadelphia’s flood-prone Eastwick neighborhood.

     

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