Hurricane Irene Emergency Reports in Upper Moreland
Emergency reports are courtesy of the Upper Moreland Police Department and other sources.
Ongoing Emergency reports in Upper Moreland:
Closed due to flooding:
11:26 p.m. - Intersection of Park and Moreland roads
11:25 p.m. - Intersection of York Road and Lincoln Avenue
11:23 p.m. - Davisville Road, between PA Turnpike and Terwood Road
11:08 p.m. - York Road, between Fitzwatertown and Newington roads
11:01 p.m. - Intersection of York and Mill roads
10:14 p.m. - Byberry Road closed at Pioneer road
9:50 p.m. - Masons Mill road closed between Huntingdon and Byberry roads
Other road closures:
3:45 p.m. - Edgehill Closed between Terwood and Outlook roads due to a fallen tree, which is causing hazardous conditions, and will be closed for several hours. (picture in gallery)
11:00 a.m. - Davisville Road closed between Exton and Byberry roads due to a downed electrical wire
11:06 p.m. - Warminster Road and Fulmor Avenue closed due to a tree falling on a car.
11:03 p.m. - Davisvile Road closed from Exton to Byberry roads due to downed electrical wires.
10:30 p.m. - According to an eyewitness report, at about 10:30 p.m., emergency responders reported to a house on Andrea Drive, between Russell and Easton Road in Willow Grove. The account states that the house's roof has been seen smoldering after a loud bang and light was seen filing up the night sky. A possible transformer may have exploded and hit the house.
3 a.m. - Philly Fire News reports that 21 rescues were made at the Robert Brice apartments, at Blair Mill and Horsham roads; one person has been taken to the hospital. Past news reports have stated that the apartment complex has had a history of bad flooding.
2 a.m. According to a BNN report, a water rescue has occurred at 3145 Davisville Road, where several victims needed to be rescued out of the water. EMS responders from Bucks County assisted. According to Philly Fire News reports that 4 firefighters have also been trapped under water during the rescue, but have been rescued. One person has been rescued, and the search continues for other victims. According to Tom Sullivan, Montco Public Safety Director, the firefighters were trapped due to a capsized rescue boat.
1:48 a.m. According to Patch correspondent Tom Sofield, water rescue was needed for residents at the apartment complex at the intersection of Warminster and Surrey roads. Warminster Fire Department assisted.
11 a.m. - UMPD reports that flooding has receded in most areas.
For more reports, visit the UMPD Nixle website.
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