Sandy: Local Storm Reports, Road Closures & Power Outages

Bensalem Patch will continue to update this post with the latest information on Hurricane Sandy's impact on the area.


Monday, Oct. 30 at 6:45 p.m.:

Philadelphia highways closed - Interstates 95, 76, 476, 676 and Route 1. They will be closed from 7:00 p.m. Monday until at least 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Monday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.:

I-95 both directions CLOSED at exit 51 to New Jersey State Line due to downed utilities .

Monday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.:

Number of individuals in Bucks County Red Cross shelters.

  • Palisades High School                   3 people, 1 pet
  • Pennsbury East High School         17 people
  • Council Rock North HS                  1 person

Sunday night: 

Bucks County Shelters: (Different opening times) Pets TBA

  • Pennsbury High School East, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, 19030 (Opens Monday 10/29 9am)
  • Council Rock North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 (Opens Monday 10/29 9am)
  • Palisades High School, 35 Church Hill Road, Kitnersville, 18930 (Opened TONIGHT 7pm)

    Sunday, 4:08 p.m.:

    Public Safety Director Fred Harran told Patch the Russell C. Struble School on Bensalem Boulevard will be a designated storm shelter if needed.

    Sunday, 3:12 p.m.:

    PECO is reporting scattered outages in Falls. The utility serves close to 15,000 customers in the township. No outages reported in Bensalem.

    Sunday, 3:01 p.m.:

    SEPTA announced shortly before 3 p.m. that starting at 12:30 a.m. on Monday all the transit agencies services will be suspended.

    The suspension will halt all of the service's modes of transportion, including the West Trenton Regional Rail line and bus routes.

    Special paratransit service for medical patients will remain operational as long as conditions allow, SEPTA said in a statement.

    The agency did not state when service was expected to resume.

    Amtrak also announced all service in the Northeast was suspended due to the storm.


    Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo declares state of emergency (declaration attached to this article as a PDF document).

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