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  • U. Salford Announces Folk Festival Road Closures and Restrictions
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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
August 16, 2018

            As a resident living next to the Perkiomen Creek for three years, Antonia Rocha has experienced some flooding. But nothing came close to what she experienced Monday morning.

            Around 10:20 a.m., Rocha noticed water in her basement in the 1000 block

Tractor trailers and other large trucks were all that were
able to traverse Water Street in Upper Hanover Township
at Peevy Road on Monday afternoon.

of Palm Hill Road Upper Hanover. Within 50 minutes, the back yard resembled a lake. Rushing waters covered a bird house and a pond along the edge of the property and flowed to within 60 feet of the home. The rising water also made a nearby bridge impassable to vehicles.

            "I'm not sure if this is normal," said Rocha, standing in the front yard of the home, constructed on a plateau. "I told my son to have a boat ready."

            Across the street from United Transmissions & Services, located at 846 Gravel Pike in the Palm section of the township, one resident discovered 18 inches of water in his basement at 8 a.m. Monday morning. Five hours later, Scott Kratowhill was attempting to unclog a storm water drain along the street in front of his home.

            Initially, the water from the excessive rain rose to the second step on the stoop. According to Kratowhill, the runoff from a pipe shared by three residents along his side of Gravel Pike had backed up into the drain and ended up in ...



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