Kelly Drive reopened after flooding

Heavy rains caused the Schuylkill River to spill onto Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on Wednesday, forcing the heavily trafficked road to be closed amid the start of the holiday weekend. (Bob McGovern / Philly.com)
Heavy rains caused the Schuylkill River to spill onto Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on Wednesday, forcing the heavily trafficked road to be closed amid the start of the holiday weekend. (Bob McGovern / Philly.com)
Posted: November 23, 2011

Kelly Drive was reopened Wednesday evening after being closed because of flooding between Midvale Avenue and North Ferry Road, police said.

Heavy rains caused the Schuylkill River to spill onto the roadway. One motorist on Twitter called Kelly Drive a "parking lot."

Traffic also was jammed along nearby roadways.

   -Staff report

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