Sandy Uproots Roxborough Trees; Fails to Flood Main Street

A photo tour of our Hurricane Sandy coverage Tuesday.

Hurricane Sandy certainly left her mark on Roxborough and Manayunk, but as Gov. Tom Corbett said about Pennsylvania—we generally dodged a bullet.

In big storms, Manayunk traditionally sustains substantial flooding. As Hurricane Sandy never caused the Schuylkill River to crest, Main Street remained mostly dry.

Other than a power outage for part of Main Street, which was restored Tuesday afternoon, Manayunk exited the storm unscathed. Many businesses reopened Tuesday afternoon, with a majority prepared to followup Wednesday.

Roxborough got hit harder in terms of disruption, but the large, residential neighborhood only experienced pockets of power outages. Several large trees uprooted—from Wissahickon to Shawmont to Andorra—but these mostly fell away from properties.

Patch covered the storm through a live conversation with our readers throughout Northwest Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs. Review that two-day chat here.

Additionally, check out a photo tour of our Hurricane Sandy coverage Tuesday.


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