Officials: Flooding Likely After Storm

Officials in Bristol Borough and along the Neshaminy Creek are warning of flooding on Thursday and Friday following a massive weather system.

Officials in the lower portion of the county are warning residents who live along the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek that flooding is a threat in the coming days.

Bristol Borough emergency management officials said the "Mill Street Parking Lot is likely to flood the next few days on high tide." They also asked residents along Radcliffe Street to secure "floatable" items and to remove electronic and valuables from lower levels.

Bucks County emergency planners cautioned residents who live near the banks of the Neshaminy Creek Bristol, Bensalem, Langhorne, Lower Southampton, Middletown and Northampton to "monitor the creek and take protective actions if necessary."

Rain and high winds are expected to remain in the region until Thursday afternoon, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service.

The winds brought down limbs throughout the area and may be to blame for Wednesday evening power outages in Bristol Borough and Bensalem.

The massive storm that began in the region Wednesday with a mix of rain and snow brought more than a inch of precipitation by early Thursday morning. The storm continues to dump snow while it moves through New England.

A mixed bag of wintry precipitation is now be forecasted to start Saturday. The National Weather Service is expected to release a more detailed outlook on that weather system Thursday afternoon.

Unexpected river flooding caused problems late last week at the Mill Street Parking lot and Harbor Light Apartments in Bristol Borough after a rain system.


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