Localized flooding creates driving issues throughout Philadelphia

- Drivers were cautioned to beware as localized flooding affected roads all around the Delaware Valley February 11. Many were running up on road closures all over the region.

Too late to stop, Tom Loder managed to find an opening just wide enough without smashing into the barricade.

“I didn’t expect it at all. I just reacted and I saw some space and that’s what I went for,” said Loder.

Police say better the barricade than hitting one of the many deep puddles formed after Sunday’s rain, hydroplaning, then needing a tow truck or possibly an ambulance.

Accidents were keeping police busy on both sides of the Schuylkill River amid poor drainage areas.

Smaller water ways were not to be outdone, flowing 10 times faster than normal.

The typically trickling Wissahickon Creek was like an angry river. 

Nearby resident and professional photographer Edward Savaria had to capture the crazy current and the eerie fog rolling in.

“You had to stop and take this tremendous force of nature,” explained Savaria.

That force was evident all day. So much rain and flash flooding made driving a chore all over. In Flourtown, at Arlingham and Bethlehem Pike, the water covering the roads made driving dicey.

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