Still, a dozen or more trees reportedly toppled around the region, landing on a garage in Deptford, Gloucester County, and on cars in Belmawr, Camden County, and Claymont, Del., according to the weather service.
Because of outages, today's classes were canceled for the Spring-Ford Area School District in Montgomery County.
Basically, the worst of the storm system stayed west of the city until late afternoon, then weakened as it moved quickly through, Gaines said.
Harder hit were areas to the north and west in Pennsylvania. While Philadelphia International Airport reported just under three-quarters of an inch of rain, parts of Berks and Monroe Counties got more than four inches, and parts of Carbon County had five to eight inches, according to the weather service.
About 3:40 p.m., water rescues were needed when flash flooding closed a turnpike exit ramp in Lehighton, Carbon County.
This morning, a flood watch was still in effect till 10:15 for all of Carbon and Monroe Counties, and parts of Northampton and Lehigh Counties. With the rain gone for hours, though, waters were receding.
A few thousand PP&L customers were still without power this morning, mostly in Monroe County, with service restored for more than 30,000 who lost it Tuesday in eastern Pennsylvania.
At least 50,000 Peco homes and businesses were in the dark at times Tuesday, mostly in early evening, but by midnight only a few thousand were still in the dark.
SEPTA's Chestnut Hill West and Paoli-Thorndale Regional Rail Lines were shut down Tuesday evening because of trees or branches on the tracks, and other trains were delayed. As of 8:30 this morning, SEPTA.org had no commuter alerts.
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