UPDATE: Westtown Road is open to traffic in all directions.
Westtown Road between Westtown Way and E. Street Road (SR 926) is currently closed due to a large tree down and is expected to be closed into the morning rush hour. The tree brought down PECO and utility lines blocking both lanes of travel. Please avoid the area and find an alternate route. The road will only be accessible to "local traffic" between E. Street Road and Chateau Drive. As of 4:00 a.m. PECO was on location beginning their work.
Thanks to all the hard work by the North Coventry RoadCrew and everyone else that helped we are pleased to announce all roads that were closed to flooding have all been reopened! Enjoy the Labor Day weekend safely.
Most of the roads that were closed due to flooding have been reopened except for those roads nearest to the river. If the road is marked closed, please do not go around barricades and attempt to go through. The road crew has been working through out the night and is still working to clear the roads from debris that had been washed onto the roads with the flood water. Please be careful while driving on some roadways where pieces of debris may still be.
As of September 3, 2021 at 5:00am, all roadways, expect Towne Drive in East Goshen Township, are open. Towne Drive is accessible from Peach Tree and Thorncroft Drive, but not from Line Road as a pole and wires are still blocking.
As of this morning (Thursday 9/2/21) the water on all of the flooded roadways appear to have receded. The only exceptions are
North Coventry Township has signed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency due to Tropical Depression Ida coming into the area. The North Coventry Police wants to make everyone aware of the possible water hazards that could occur. This afternoon and evening the storm is predicted to bring severe weather which could cause flash floods in the township. The storm is expected to move out overnight. After the storm, we will be keeping an eye on the water level of the Schuylkill River.
On August 1, 2021 at 2:40pm, OPD were dispatched to the unit block S 6th Street for an unresponsive person in a vehicle. Upon arrival, police located a 47 year old male, deceased. Cause of death is under investigation. Anyone with information is requested to call 610-268-3171. Police report# OP-21-02150
The OPD has recently received numerous reports of unemployment fraud. Victims and employers are receiving unemployment benefits, typically on debit cards they did not apply for.
Unemployment Compensation Fraud is a very serious matter. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) is committed to preventing, identifying, and blocking scams and is continuing its aggressive efforts to do so, including: