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3rd Round of Storms Leads to Flooding on Philly Roads

The storm caused flooding throughout Philadelphia and Bucks County Thursday evening, leaving cars stranded and roads closed.

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    Thursday Storms Lead to Street Flooding in Philly

    Thursday's storms caused street flooding throughout Philly. NBC10 checked on current road conditions.

    (Published Friday, May 31, 2019)

    What to Know

    • For the third straight day, severe storms slammed the Philadelphia region, leading to flooding on highways, roads and underpasses.

    • Several roads were closed in Philadelphia and Bucks County Thursday due to the flooding.

    • Conditions will finally clear Friday.

    For the third straight day, severe storms slammed the Philadelphia region, leading to flooding on highways, roads and underpasses throughout the area.

    A First Alert was in place for the entire area that lasted until 11 p.m. and the region was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch.

    A First Alert for afternoon severe storms is in effect for the third-straight day Thursday. See Larger
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    The storm caused flooding throughout Philadelphia and Bucks County Thursday evening, leaving cars stranded and roads closed.

    MLK Drive was closed between Montgomery Drive and the Falls Bridge while four cars were stuck in flood waters at Ford Road and Chamounix Drive.

    Flooding was also reported on I-95 northbound at Cottman Avenue, closing the ramp, which later reopened.

    Several roads remained closed late Thursday night though flooding began to recede in some areas.

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    Police also confirmed a teen boy died after falling out of a kayak and into a swollen creek in Levittown, Wednesday night.

    A First Alert for afternoon severe storms is in effect for the third-straight day Thursday. The alert covers the entire region. See Larger
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    We'll finally clear out for a mostly sunny, milder Friday with highs in the 70s. Clouds will build Saturday with a high in the low 80s and an isolated shower possible. Isolated storms are possible Sunday with highs in the 80s.

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    (Published Thursday, May 30, 2019)

    Keep checking back with the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team on air and download the app to get the latest forecast and remain connected even when your home loses power.

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