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Del. Valley Storms Interrupt Power, Strand Motorists

A flash flood warning was in effect for parts of our area until 4pm today as strong storms moved through the region.

KYW’s Ian Bush reports that those storms led to a number of water rescues.  Delaware County authorities say they have been overwhelmed with calls of people trapped in stalled-out vehicles on impassable roadways — including some in Prospect Park, Trainer, and Darby Township.

The power to thousands of homes and businesses in the Delaware Valley went off this afternoon as some strong storms moved through our area.

Peco said they had a few thousand customers in the dark, mostly in Northwest Philadelphia and Delaware County.

Atlantic City Electric and PSE&G were reporting scattered outages.

The weather was also is leading to flight delays at Philadelphia International Airport.  The FAA says arrivals are delayed about 1½ hours, on average.  Some departures were also are running behind schedule.

You can get details on specific flights at the airport’s web site PHL.ORG, or at the airport hotline,  1-800-PHL-GATE.

Stay tuned to KYW Newsradio 1060 for the latest AccuWeather updates.  (Do you have fresh batteries in your portable radio?)


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