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Local Roads Flood With Heavy Rain

DEMANDING CAREFUL TRAVEL WEDNESDAY – Wednesday night’s (Feb. 24, 2016) heavy rain, combined with ground already saturated with water from earlier storms, created a variety of flooding problems across western Montgomery County, law enforcement and weather agencies reported. While out on local roads, drivers who posted to Twitter and Facebook alerted others to flood hazards and strewn debris at:

  • Sprogel’s Run on North Keim Street in Pottstown near Brookside Country Club, as well as other portions of Keim that prompted its closing in some areas;
  • Eastbound U.S. Route 422 at the Keim Street exit in Pottstown;
  • Portions of West High Street from Gable Avenue to 422 in Stowe;
  • The construction area of 422 westbound near Armand Hammer Boulevard in Lower Pottsgrove;
  • Wilson Street at North Charlotte Street in Pottstown; and
  • High Street at Manatawny Street in Pottstown.

Several townships said their public works departments were busy cleaning and servicing storm drains, and that fire police from area departments were busy re-directing traffic in flooded areas. Traffic along the length of 422 from U.S. Route 202 to Exeter moved slowly in the storm, including near the Egypt Road interchange in Oaks (above) where rain drops partially obscured the traffic camera view.

Photo from 422 Sucks via Facebook

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