As of 11 a.m., northbound outer lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Woodward Avenue are blocked by a fallen tree. Police are on the scene.
Accu-Weather says the effects of Tropical Storm Sandy will continue through tonight with more rain and some high winds. The temperature is cooler than normal, and the high today will only be 54 degrees, colder than the normal of 61 degrees for this date.
Across the region, PECO crews are busy restoring power that was interrupted by downed trees and power lines. Landscaping crews are sawing their way through old, large trees that were toppled by the high winds that swept the region last night. A drive through the Great Northeast has turned into a maze of detours as orange cones and yellow police tape block off streets closed by fallen limbs and downed power lines. PECO says the number of outages caused by the “Frankenstorm” has set a record.
Four area scholastic championship soccer games are on tap later this week.
A summary of two games from last weekend, and a look at what's ahead this weekend.
Now that the worst of the massive hurricane has passed, neighbors throughout the River Wards must cope with the aftermath. Here’s what we know about flooding, power outages and other damage throughout the River Wards. This information is compiled from various news outlets, government web sites and Twitter feeds, as well as information from neighbors on community message boards online:
As Philadelphia police took inventory early Tuesday afternoon to assess the local impact of Hurricane Sandy, one glaring need became apparent - more yellow caution tape.