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Many roads in Berks County are closed due to flooding

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Posted: Thursday, September 8, 2011 10:03 am | Updated: 12:01 pm, Thu Sep 8, 2011.

PennDOT reported these roads were closed Thursday morning, Sept. 8:

  • Route 61 North between Bellemans Church Road and Indian Manor Drive in Ontelaunee Township due to flooding;
  • Route 183 between Old Church and Heidelberg roads in Penn Township due to flooding;
  • Route 419 between High/Second Street and U.S. 422 in Womelsdorf Borough due to flooding;
  • U.S. 422 between Church Street in Robesonia Borough and Sportsman Road in Lower Heidelberg Township due to flooding;
  • Route 568 between White Bear Road and Main Street/Old River Road in Robeson Township due to a downed utility line;
  • Route 625 between Freemansville Road and Route 724/Philadelphia Pike in Cumru Township due to flooding;
  • Route 662 between Kutztown and Church Hill roads in Richmond Township due to a sinkhole;
  • Mt. Laurel Road/Leesport Avenue between Willow Creek Road and Huller Lane in Ontelaunee Township due to flooding;
  • Crystal Cave/Kutztown Road between Main Street in Richmond Township and Dunkles Church Road in Greenwich Township due to flooding;
  • Monocacy Creek Road between Monocacy Road and Ben Franklin Parkway in Amity Township due to flooding;
  • Monocacy Road between Monocacy Creek Road and Ben Franklin Highway in Amity Township due to flooding;
  • North Heidelberg Road between Christmas Village Road in North Heidelberg Township and PA 183 in Jefferson Township due to flooding;
  • North Boundary/Boundary Line Road between Shartlesville Road in Upper Tulpehocken Township and Molasses Hill Road in Penn Township due to flooding;
  • Mountain Road between Monument Road and Bear/Blue Rock Road in Windsor Township due to flooding;
  • Christmas Village Road between Cross Key and Batdorf roads in Jefferson Township due to flooding.

 

PennDOT warns motorists not to drive across roads covered with water because the water may be deeper than it looks, and to never drive around barricades or signs on closed roads — turn around, don't drown.

Motorists are also advised traffic signals may not be functioning due to power outages, and to use extreme caution at intersections.

The Schuylkill River was at 16.9 feet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8.

Flood stage is 13 feet.

 

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