Severe Storms Knock Down Trees, Knock Out Power and Stop SEPTA Lines

Severe storms packing tornado threats swept through Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs late Thursday night into early Friday morning leaving behind damage, power outages and commuter delays.

As we learn more about damage and outages, we will update you on this page.

Hard Hit by the Storms

Glen Mills, Delaware County; Ambler, Montgomery County; and Warminster, Bucks County; were particularly hard hit.

At least one family in the Glen Mills area hid in the basement as storms damaged their home.

SEPTA Lines Suspended

Wire problems led to the suspension of the Warminster and Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail lines, SEPTA said.

The Norristown Highspeed Line is suspended between Radnor Station and Norristown Transportation Center until further notice.

Schools Closed

Germantown Academy, Upper Dublin School District and the Wissahickon School District in Montgomery County are all closed. CB West, CB South and Bridge Valley schools in the Central Bucks School District are also closed.

Temple University's Ambler Campus is closed Friday due to the "widespread power outage" in the area.

Power Outages

Around 6 a.m. Friday there were about 107,000 PECO customers without power.

Cold Temps Remain for the Weekend

The gusty winds from the Halloween system swept the clouds and storms out of the area early Friday morning and bring in much chillier air.

The highs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are expected to be in the 50s. Lows in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania suburbs and interior South Jersey could drop to below freezing during the weekend mornings.

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