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Flooding Forces Dozens Of Road Closures, Evacuations

Riverview Landing Apartments in West Norriton. (credit: Jim Melwert)

Riverview Landing Apartments in West Norriton. (credit: Jim Melwert)

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Heavy rain continued into the overnight hours raising water levels on already swollen creeks, streams, and rivers. Four to seven inches of rain fell and some areas suffered major flooding.

Dozens of roads in the area are blocked or closed.

-Lincoln Drive, Kelly Drive, MLK Drive in Philadelphia are all shut down due to flooding.

-In Camden, Admiral Wilson Boulevard is closed between the Airport Circle and Ben Franklin Bridge.

-The Brooklawn Circle is closed.

-In Lower Moreland, Red Lion Road is closed.

-Main Street in Manayunk from Green Lane to Ridge Avenue is shut down.

-Route 73 in Maple Shade, N.J. was closed between Stiles and Main and also north near the Tacony Palmyra Bridge.

-Route 70 at Main Street in Medford, N.J. is blocked.

Credit: Jim Melwert

Credit: Jim Melwert

KYW’s Jim Melwert reports rescue crews were called in to evacuate people from the Riverview Landing Apartments in West Norriton. Water was up to the windows of cars in the parking lot. Residents on lower floors were being taken away by boat.

As always, police want to remind drivers that it’s never a good idea to drive through standing water. Any driver who is caught driving around a barricade will be ticketed and fined.

SEPTA is reporting several bus routes were operating with detours. Check SEPTA.org for the latest on your route.

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