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.
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.
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.
A summary of two games from last weekend, and a look at what's ahead this weekend.
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.
Four area scholastic championship soccer games are on tap later this week.
Northeast residents squeezed in last minute shopping on Monday morning in preparation for Hurricane Sandy.
Mayor Nutter announced that SEPTA's buses, trolleys and regional rail lines would halt service overnight Sunday. Schools and city offices are closed today, and the region is drenched in heavy rains. The worst gusts of wind from the Category One hurricane were expected between 4 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Bensalem police officers are knocking on doors near the township’s waterways to advise people to evacuate.