Weekend Weather May Affect Returning Travelers

POTTSTOWN PA – AccuWeather predicts Friday’s (Dec. 28, 2018) weather in western Montgomery County will bring four hours of rain, followed by another chance Sunday (Dec. 30) of both rain and snow. Local conditions mimic those expected state-wide, and although total precipitation likely amounts to less than an inch state officials say they worry Mother Nature “could impact travel across much of eastern Pennsylvania.”

They reminded drivers to “watch for ponding on roadways and flooding in poor drainage areas while traveling.” Anyone with properties along rivers and other waterways “should keep an eye out for rising water levels from Friday morning into the weekend. Major flooding is not expected at this time, but conditions can change quickly,” the governor’s office added in a statement.

Drivers should not cross roads covered with water because even shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water. And never drive around barricades or signs on closed roads, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation warned.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will contact county emergency management personnel to monitor any unmet local needs.

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