Severe weather leads to water rescues, downed trees

Heavy rains inundated parts of the area and high winds downed trees. Multiple high water rescues were reported throughout the Delaware Valley. At one point, the Schuylkill Expressway was shut down at the height of rush hour.

Video shows flooding in Media, Pa. Wednesday afternoon as the severe weather moved in. 

FOX 29's Chris O'Connell reports motorists had to swim to safety after flooding in Whitemarsh Township off of Hart’s Lane. Some people left their cars abandoned.

Lyft driver Michael Pereira wishes he never hit the road Wednesday afternoon.

“Oh man on my way out here from Center City, Kelly Drive was all flooded. There are constant diversions throughout the Main Line," he said.

No injuries have been reported.

RELATED: Weather Authority: Severe Thunderstorm Watch through Weds. evening



THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 89 Low: 71

FRIDAY: Mostly  sunny. High: 86 Low: 65

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 85 Low: 65