POTTSTOWN PA – Planned closures today (Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018) of portions of Route 100 in Pottstown, and Game Farm Road in Limerick and Schwenksville, for road-related work have been postponed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation because Mother Nature is a tough cookie.
National Weather Service forecasters predicted – hours in advance – that possible tornadoes, wind gusts of up to 60 miles-per-hour, and driving rain would batter western Montgomery County late Friday night (Nov. 2). PennDOT officials heeded their warning, and issued separate e-mails during the afternoon that canceled the proposed traffic disruptions.
The overnight storm lived up to its billing, too.
Both the north and south lanes of 100 in the borough were scheduled to be closed Friday at 9 p.m. through Monday (Nov. 5) morning, between Shoemaker Road and Manatawny Street, for railroad track and crossing improvements. Similarly, Game Farm Road was to have been closed throughout much of today for pipe installations. Neither will occur now.
The closures were called off “due to anticipated weather conditions,” PennDOT said in its e-mails. “We apologize for any inconvenience,” it wrote in one. The agency noted, though, that both projects would be back on the calendar when conditions became more favorable.
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