Nearly 7 Inches of Rain: Heavy Rain Causes Flooded Concerns Into Afternoon

Inches of rain fall in just a few hours causing flooding on area roadways.

What to Know

  • Heavy rain pounded Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania suburbs, Delaware, South Jersey and the Jersey shore overnight.
  • A Flood Warning is in effect for parts of the region until 1:45 p.m.
  • If you see floodwater, don't try to drive through it... you could get stuck.

Flooding and rain caused a messy Monday morning commute in the Philadelphia region with the Schuylkill Expressway closed for hours as commutes to work took much longer than normal.

A Flood Warning for northern Burlington and southeastern Bucks counties was extended until 6:30 p.m. The Rancocas Creek in Pemberton, Burlington County, was also a flooding concern. Early warnings in other counties expired by 2:30 p.m. 

Flooding was reported after midnight on the Schuylkill Expressway (Interstate 76) eastbound between King of Prussia and Gulph Mills. People spent hours stuck on I-76 as some cars even needed to turn around to get off the highway.

NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Jessica Boyington is watching the flooding conditions that have left the Schuylkill Expressway eastbound closed Monday morning and drivers stranded.

There were also reports of several water rescues in Upper and Lower Merion townships as well as Burlington and Camden counties. One man even needed to be rescued after his vehicle got stuck along River Road in Conshohocken and two men said they had to climb out of their car along flooded Route 38 in Cherry Hill.

Up to nearly seven inches of rain fell in just a matter of several hours in parts of the area by Monday morning. Westhampton in Burlington County had 6.65 inches of rain with neighborhoods getting at least 1.5 inches of rain overnight. Flash flooding took place in the areas hit with the heaviest rain.

As of 1 a.m., Frankford Creek in Philadelphia was at 13.5 feet, the 4th highest level on record.

If you see a flooded roadway turn around and don't try to drive through as you may not know how deep the water is.

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The heaviest of the rain was gone by 7 a.m. Monday but some localized flooding could continue, especially in poor drainage areas, through the day.

Stick with the First Alert Weather Team on the NBC10 app and for the latest on the flooding.

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