Regional Boards > Northeast

Philadelphia

<< < (115/120) > >>

74/171FAN:
PennDOT - District 6 News: I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway) Reopens in Center City Philadelphia Following Flash Flooding across Southeast Pennsylvania

famartin:

--- Quote from: famartin on September 02, 2021, 04:45:16 PM ---
--- Quote from: jeffandnicole on September 02, 2021, 02:46:34 PM ---
--- Quote from: famartin on September 02, 2021, 02:04:15 PM ---So did PennDOT skimp on their drain cleaning efforts during COVID? It seems a bit much, Philly has gotten deluged before, but I donít remember 676 going underwater. Maybe Iím misremembering.

--- End quote ---

The Schuylkill River greatly overflowed its banks, and this highway is cut into the ground.  It's quite likely the lowest point in Center City Philly, so that's where the water is going to go.

--- End quote ---

That makes more sense. I did hear the Schuylkill will be its highest since the 60s, which was before I-676.

--- End quote ---

Apparently I misheard, since this suggests its the highest since the 1860s.
https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=phi&gage=padp1

So this now all makes MUCH more sense.

74/171FAN:
PennDOT - District 6 News: I-76 East, West (Schuylkill Expressway) Reopens in Center City Philadelphia Following Flash Flooding Across Southeast Pennsylvania

ekt8750:
676 and both River Drives are still under water this morning:

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/weather/stories-weather/flooded-i-676-kelly-drive-mlk-drive/2947569/

jp the roadgeek:
This is just crazy :bigass:
1433617302281465863[/tweet]?s=21] Philly gonna Philly @BarstoolPhilly pic.twitter.com/VaOdvO1URL— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 3, 2021
--- End quote ---
?s=21[/url]

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

[*] Previous page

Go to full version