Rain, Flooding, Closed Roads Now Across Pottstown

 

POTTSTOWN PA – More than two days of almost constant rain culminated Wednesday (Sept. 7, 2011) in fast-flowing water that overran the banks of Sanatoga Creek and flooded a stretch of North Sanatoga Road north of East High Street. It was closed to traffic much of the day.

Meanwhile, neighbors and residents across greater Pottstown took to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to warn and inform others of the weather’s perils. Here’s what they were saying:

Will attempt to drive to Pottstown later this morning.Hopefully, the roads will be driveable.
megadactyl1
September 7, 2011
The Townships Emergency Operations Command Center was activated tonight. The EOC coordinator met with the Board of Supervisors, the Police Dept and the Norco Fire Company to implement actions in anticipation of serious flooding in South Pottstown.
Shannon Ellwanger Hipple
September 7, 2011
Chester County will be calling residents in the south Pottstown area through the 911 reverse call system advising them to move items to higher levels. It’s gonna be a long night! Prayers for all involved to be safe!
Shannon Ellwanger Hipple
September 7, 2011
@MercArtsCheryl, @TonyPhyrillas No problems/flooding on Route 422 from Reading to Pottstown as of 9 p.m. You’ll get home tonight!
mercbiz
September 7, 2011
Flood Warning Extended http://t.co/3noZ82A
stansvan
September 7, 2011
Went to take Brenda out to dinner with the kids for her birthday to Las Aztecas in pottstown ,it took almost an hour to get there because of flooded roads and traffic,usually it takes 5 min.Thats nuts!!
Bill Cahoe
September 7, 2011
oh my..had to drive to Pottstown Pa. @ 5pm and the back roads were bad. Either covered with rivers crossing them, piles of gravel,rocks,sticks,logs you name it several closed roads so had to figure how to get @ then fog. I was waiting for snow or ice!! why not but I made it…will travel back Thur. whew ..
Carolyn Asti Fisher
September 7, 2011
At 6 p.m. Wed. Schuylkill River was at 13.4 ft. Flood stage is 12.5 ft and river expected to reach 17.7 ft Thurs. eve. http://t.co/0988xSV
PottstownPatch
September 7, 2011
@weatherchannel Schuylkill in Pottstown PA http://t.co/vFiHj2X
Jessica527B
September 7, 2011
At the parents meeting for Pottsgrove Soccer… season starts Saturday if the rain lets us play
PAsoccerdad
September 7, 2011
If you live in Pottstown Borough and are sick of flooding everytime it rains(not the river or creek) but from sewer and storm drains-please message me. ready to get a group together to fight this!!!
Colleen Husko
September 7, 2011
Heavy Rain Fog/Mist and 71 F at Pottstown Limerick Airport, PA Winds are Variable at 3.5 MPH (3 KT). The pressure is 10 http://t.co/IdQkE2j
Pottstown_WX
September 7, 2011
@JimCantore yep the Schuykill River here in Pottstown PA is already above flood stage level and is continuing to rise
StrwbryShrtK
September 7, 2011
Hazardous road conditions reported at N Sanatoga Road and E High Street in Lower Pottsgrove Township.
PottstownPatch
September 7, 2011
FYI if you live around Pottstown PA, flooding is blocking S Hanover St before Rt 100
avgoins
September 7, 2011
Thunderstorm in Vicinity Heavy Rain Fog/Mist and 70 F at Pottstown Limerick Airport, PA Winds are Northeast at 6.9 MPH http://t.co/IdQkE2j
Pottstown_WX
September 7, 2011
Hazardous road conditions reported at Industrial Highway and S. Keim Street in Pottstown.
PottstownPatch
September 7, 2011
Hazardous road conditions reported at Von Steuben and Anthony Wayne drives in West Pottsgrove Township.
PottstownPatch
September 7, 2011
Due to potential flooding in Pottstown, West Campus classes are canceled for this evening, 9/7. Central Campus (Blue Bell) remains open.
mccc
September 7, 2011
Colleen Husko wrote: ALERT TO THE BOROUGH OF POTTSTOWN: WILSON AND SPRUCE, BOTTOM OF DIAMOND STREET FLOODING QUICKLY WITH DOWNPOURS.
John Weiss
September 7, 2011
anyone know if there are roads closed between pottstown and birdsboro/geigertown?
Megan J Roberts
September 7, 2011
All Accelerated Degree Program evening classes at Montgomery County Community College in POTTSTOWN are cancelled for this evening.
Albright College
September 7, 2011
So the dining hall is flooded, and so’s the rest of campus, funny that I need a boat to get around when its the highest point in Pottstown
TheNick26440
September 7, 2011
Traffic alert: Flooding reported on College Drive at the train overpass in Pottstown. @MercuryX
MercuryX
September 7, 2011
I wish there were traffic cameras in Pottstown so I could see how hard it’s raining….
khoff88
September 7, 2011
Heavy rain now getting into Pottstown and on the route 100 corridor through Montco and Chesco. About to hit Phoenixville.
phillywx
September 7, 2011
Wow soooooooo much rain here in Pottstown in a short period of time
Jim Jackson
September 7, 2011
Report of a vehicle accident at Manatawny and W. King streets in Pottstown.
PottstownPatch
September 7, 2011
@phillywx this band is going to miss Pottstown right?
khoff88
September 7, 2011
RT @PottstownPatch: “Before things get bad … go around with your smartphone and take pictures of all your valuable belongings.” — http://t.co/dwbFBij
PatchEditor
September 7, 2011
Hmmm, what to do on a crappy rainy day???? well if your not pumping your basement out, come get tattooed! put on some floaties and come to pottstown!
Matt Grosso
September 7, 2011
Report of a vehicle accident at Armand Hammer Blvd and railroad underpass in Lower Pottsgrove Township.
PottstownPatch
September 7, 2011

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