Storm Aftermath: Retrieving Warning Cones, Barriers

Storm Aftermath: Retrieving Warning Cones, Barriers

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A police officer’s work is seemingly never done, but his or her list of tasks can expand depending on the day.

On Thursday (Sept. 2, 2021) morning, at least two patrol units of the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department went out to township locations to retrieve department traffic barriers and warning cones (above). They were set out Wednesday night as Tropical Storm Ida pounded a steady rain across western Montgomery County.

Its fury brought down trees and utility guide wires Wednesday (Sept. 1) in the 1900 block of North Keim Street. To re-open the road, workers armed with chain saws cut the debris into manageable sizes and tossed them to the road’s shoulders (at top). Then police used the bright orange cones and other portable signals to show drivers what to avoid.

They returned Thursday to pack them back into their vehicles, ready for future use.

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