Aftermath Update: State Reduces Highway Closure List

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – What a difference 24 hours can make. With some, but not all, flood waters receding after Tropical Storm Ida’s departure, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Friday (Sept. 3, 2021) morning indicated the number of state-owned roads closed due to weather conditions dropped from 43 to 6 in Montgomery County, and from 11 to 10 in Chester County.

All or portions of the following state highways, which were not identified by municipal locations, were said to remain closed as of 8:21 a.m.:

In Montgomery County

  • Route 23 (Fourth Street)
  • Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike/Main Street)
  • Route 663 (Layfield Road)
  • Eagleville Road
  • Norristown Road
  • Warminster Road

In Chester County

  • U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike)
  • Route 23 (Valley Forge Road)
  • Route 41 (Pennsylvania Avenue)
  • Route 162 (Embreeville Road)
  • Route 926 (Street Road)
  • Clay Creek Road
  • Linfield Road
  • Pothouse Road
  • Pughtown Road
  • Strickersville Road

PennDOT repeated that the highways would remain closed until they are safe to reopen to traffic. Drivers should watch for ponding on roadways and flooding in poor drainage areas, it added.

Read an earlier story (below), published Thursday morning by The Post, about state road closures.

Storm Aftermath: Some State-Owned Highways Closed

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has closed portions of many state-owned highways across Southeast Pennsylvania following Wednesday’s flash flooding, its District 6 office in King of Prussia reported Thursday (Sept. 2, 2021) morning. The following state highways, which were not identified by municipal locations, were said to be closed as of 8:11 a.m.:

In Montgomery County

  • U.S. 202
  • U.S. 422
  • Route 309
  • Fourth Street
  • Gravel Pike
  • First Avenue
  • Second Avenue
  • Moreland Road
  • Welsh Road
  • Sumneytown Pike
  • Main Street
  • Red Lion Road
  • Philmont Avenue
  • Old Welsh Road
  • Welsh Road
  • Skippack Pike
  • Limekiln Pike
  • Huntingdon Pike
  • Old York Road
  • Bethlehem Pike
  • Fort Washington Extension
  • Valley Forge Road
  • Horsham Road
  • Old Forty Foot Road
  • Lederach Road
  • Spring Mount Road
  • Hoppenville Road
  • Lumber Street
  • Palm Hill Road
  • Blair Mill Road
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Terwood Road
  • Warminster Road
  • Pine Road
  • Norristown Road
  • Markley Street
  • Dannehower Bridge
  • Bridgeport Bypass
  • Eagleville Road
  • Township Line Road
  • Neiffer Road
  • Schwenksville Road
  • Ridge Pike

In Chester County

  • U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike)
  • Valley Forge Road
  • Morehall Road
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Manor Road
  • First Avenue
  • Lincoln Highway
  • Bear Hill Road
  • Darby Paoli Road
  • Leopard Road
  • Schuylkill Road

The highways will remain closed until they are safe to reopen to traffic. Drivers should watch for ponding on roadways and flooding in poor drainage areas.

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