Police on Monday afternoon blocked a portion of Armand Hammer Boulevard in Pottstown due to localized flooding caused by clogged storm drains. The problem was cleared in about a half-hour.
Monday's day-long and occasionally torrential rain was quickly swept into creeks, from wooded terrain along North Sanatoga Road and across lush grass at Buchert Road, filling them with fast-moving water.
Three-inch thick slabs of asphalt were ripped Tuesday from the surface of North Sanatoga Road, and a manhole cover was tossed from a drain, as rain from Tropical Storm Isaias flooded Sanatoga Creek.
Across western Montgomery County, and particularly in the greater Pottstown area, another round of drenching rain Monday morning took its toll on traffic and property.
As cell phones blared emergency alert signals, drivers across greater Pottstown endured heavy rains and gusting winds. A few became trapped in local flooding, including on Medical Drive in Lower Pottsgrove.
Roads in Pottstown, Stowe, Lower Pottsgrove and elsewhere locally were partially obstructed, or in some instances closed, due to debris and flooding that resulted from Wednesday night's storm.
Remember last year's big floods across the Pottstown area? If your property was affected, how could you forget! You might be able to claim a deduction for property damages on your 2011 federal income tax, but be forewarned: it won't be easy.
Sometimes dealing with inclement weather is all a matter of attitude. At least, when they sought refuge Thursday at social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook, that's what many of your neighbors were hoping. See what they had to say ...