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 of 11 a.m., northbound outer lanes of Roosevelt Boulevard at Woodward Avenue are blocked by a fallen tree. Police are on the scene.
This Northeast Times website will continue to post updates throughout the storm. Please check back for more information.
Bensalem police officers are knocking on doors near the township’s waterways to advise people to evacuate.
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.
The declaration will take effect at 4 p.m. Sunday. Three emergency shelters will open at that time, including one at Fels High School, 5500 Langdon St., in Northeast Philadelphia. The mayor encouraged residents who live in flood-prone areas, including areas around Pennypack Creek, to move in with family and friends or go to a shelter.
Mayor Nutter held a news conference outside City Hall on Friday to warn people who live in flood-prone areas to move by 2 p.m. Sunday, in advance of Hurricane Sandy. He also talked about the city's preparations for what is expected to be a major storm. Cancellations because of the storm warnings have already begun.