June 22, 2012 |
Eastbound motorists along Route 422 near Valley Forge National Historic are feeling the heat — and so is the road. The extreme heat cause the highway to heave and buckle near Paulings Road about 2:35 p.m., and that has reduced traffic to one lane. A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews was attempting to patch the stretch of ripped up road to make it usable for the afternoon peak commute, said Peter Scerati Jr., a Montgomery County maintenance manager. More substantial repairs will be made later.
May 17, 2012 |
Water-main break snarls traffic in Manayunk A water-main break Wednesday afternoon caused basement flooding in nine businesses and snarled traffic in Manayunk. An eight-inch water main ruptured about 3:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Main Street, said Philadelphia Water Department spokeswoman Laura Copeland. Crews eventually shut off the water, leading to a halt of water service for more than 20 businesses. The 4400 block of Main also was closed to traffic. The department expected to restore service Wednesday night, Copeland said.
May 2, 2012 |
About 125 Occupy protesters are snarling traffic Center City with a march to mark May Day. After marching from Market Street to the Rittenhouse Square area, the demonstrators doubled back to the area around 16th and Market Streets. On the 1600 block of JFK Boulevard, police warned the protesters would be arrested if they did not disperse. Deputy Police Commissioner Richard Ross said, "The primary concern right now is to make sure people who work in Center City get home safely.
April 23, 2012 |
An accident involving a schoolbus was still jamming part of I-95 as of about 7:45 this morning. Also, a downed tree closed Lincoln Drive in both directions between Gypsy Lane and Rittenhouse Street, according to traffic.com, which suggests Ridge Avenue as an alternate. Other roads showing significant delays as of 8 a.m. included both directions of the Scchuylkill Expressway (I-76) between Center City and Roosevelt Boulevard, northbound Route 42 in South Jersey, and the southbound Blue Route (I-476)
March 27, 2012
Traffic on southbound Interstate 95 at Broad Street has just started to squeeze through after the highway was closed because of a car fire late Tuesday afternoon, police said. The fire was reported at 4:37 p.m., a dispatcher said. The cause of the accident is under investigation. The condition of the driver, who was transported to a hospital, was not immediately available. The northbound lanes of I-95 were halted because heavy smoke was drifting across the highway. They have since been reopened.
December 20, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Partisan to the core, Congress careened toward a holiday standoff yesterday on legislation to prevent a Social Security payroll tax increase for 160 million workers on Jan. 1. "It's time to stop the nonsense. We can resolve these differences and we can do it in a way that provides certainty for job creators and others," said Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. He said the House would reject a bipartisan two-month extension that cleared the Senate over the weekend and seek negotiations on a bill to renew the cuts through 2012.
November 14, 2011 |
A crash involving a tractor-trailer carrying cocoa butter and a minivan snarling westbound traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway throughout this morning's rush hour. At least two people were taken to hospital following the 4 a.m. crash near Girard Avenue. Their conditions are not known. The westbound lanes were closed between Girard and Montgomery Avenue until nearly 6 a.m. before officials reopened the roadway one lane at a time to allow traffic to get by. Even as the cleanup of that crash was under way, a second accident involving a bus briefly closed the exit ramp at Girard Avenue around 8:30 a.m., further complicating matters.
November 3, 2011
Southbound Amtrak service at 30th Street Station was halted Wednesday night after an Acela train struck and killed a person near Wilmington. Acela Express train 2119, traveling from New York to Washington, struck a trespasser on the tracks south of Wilmington at 8:10 p.m., Amtrak said. None of the train's passengers or crew members were injured. Local police shut down train service in both directions as part of the investigation of the fatality. No further information about the person was available.
October 19, 2011
Traffic was tied up on Lincoln Drive Wednesday afternoon after a car crashed through a guard rail along Wissahickon Creek. Police said the accident occurred shortly beforen 3 p.m. There were four people in the car and they were able to get out safely. No one was injured. Police said Lincoln Drive from City Avenue to West Rittenhouse Street was closed. -Robert Moran
October 7, 2011 |
CAIRO - A work slowdown by air traffic controllers delayed scores of flights Thursday and left passengers stranded for many hours in Cairo's international airport, wreaking havoc in the latest example of cascading labor unrest that officials and analysts say is devastating Egypt's economy. The protest at Cairo International Airport was over a decision to rescind a promised bonus. It forced the delay of more than 200 flights and turned Egypt's flagship airport into a microcosm of the general mayhem that has come to define the country since the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak in February.