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Hurricane Sandy in the River Wards


As of 5 p.m. Tuesday:

  • Fishtown’s Penn Treaty Park, at Delaware Avenue and Beach Street, had experienced some flooding from the Delaware River, leaving a line of debris across the park; a neighbor’s photo showed bottles, wood and other trash scattered across the grass.
  • Downed power lines had been reported in front of Frankford Hall on the 1500 block of Frankford Ave.
  • A utility pole with a transformer atop it, at Richmond Street and Allegheny Avenue, had been nearly knocked over Monday night. PECO was on the scene.
  • One neighbor reported a power outage from Frankford Avenue to Front Street and Huntington to Sergeant streets.
  • PECO had reported power outages for over 50,000 of its over 679,900 customers.
  • A 100-year old garage in Fishtown, at Memphis and Huntingdon streets, was reported to have collapsed with the owner’s Harley Davidson motorcycle inside.
  • The Friends of Port Richmond’s Campbell Square reported on its Facebook page that “all looks good in Campbell Square after Hurricane Sandy!”
  • According to the Port Richmond Town Watch’s Facebook page and various posts on Fishtown.us and Fishtown’s Twitter feed, most neighbors are still planning on participating in Halloween trick-or-treating tomorrow evening.

A link to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s travel update: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20121030_Travel-at-a-Glance.html?ref=twitter.com

We will continue to update. Have anything to share? Email star@bsmphilly.com with “Sandy” in the subject line.

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