Strong Storms Bring Heavy Rain & Damage To Newtown Area

Storms with heavy rain, gusty winds, and reported damage hit the Newtown area.

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Storms hit the Newtown area with heavy rain and gusty winds Monday through early Tuesday.

PECO reported about two dozen customers were left in the dark following the storms between Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Upper Makefield Township, and Wrightstown Township.

By Tuesday at 8 a.m., nearly all local customers had service restored.

Readers reported limbs and even some trees down in the area due to the storms.

The storms brought gusty winds, heavy rain, lightning strikes, and even reports of small hail in parts of Bucks County.

Durham Road (Route 413) was blocked in both directions between Stoopville Road and Twining Bridge Road in Newtown Township due to a tree that fell into power lines. The road remained closed as of Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Upper Makefield Township police said there was some minor flooding, but all roads were open as of Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service warned of strong thunderstorms Monday night and early Tuesday.

The National Weather Service reported the storms brought 2.46 inches in Newtown, 2.24 inches in Northampton Township, and 1.66 inches in Buckingham Township.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey gauge along the Neshaminy Creek in Wrightstown Township, the creek was swollen, but it was about 4.5 feet away from minor flood stage.

The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said a risk of “showers and moderate to severe thunderstorms” will remain for the area on Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

“The hazards associated with these thunderstorms are frequent lightning, severe thunderstorm wind gusts, hail, and a minimal threat of tornadoes,” forecasters said.

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