Several inches of rainfall drench much of Pa.

  • Associated Press April 30, 2014

Unusually heavy rains drenching much of Pennsylvania from a slow-moving storm have led to flooding, road closures and flight delays.

The National Weather Service said flood watches are remaining in effect through Thursday morning across most of southern and eastern Pennsylvania, with two to five inches of rain expected in many areas.

The flight tracking website Flight Aware said more than a quarter of arriving and departing flights were canceled Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport because of the weather.

Flooding closed dozens of roads in Montgomery, Bucks and Montgomery counties along the Brandywine Creek, Neshaminy Creek and Schuylkill River.

In Bucks County, an apartment building was evacuated due to flooding along the Perkiomen Creek’s east branch, and a supermarket was providing food to residents forced to leave.

Flood-prone parts of the Susquehanna Valley will see two to four inches of rain be time the storm system leaves the state Thursday morning.


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