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First Responders Work to Reopen Flooded Road in Bristol Twp



Digital Reporter – Jeff Bohen

As the rain came down in buckets last night with flood alerts in place, Bristol Township officials closed State Road down in Croydon around 7 30 p.m, due to flooding.

Township Fire Marshal;/Emergency Management Director  Kevin Dippolito. said “Flooding occurred along State Rd and was going in to a sewer well causing the pumps to run continuously”

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Posts and images to various social media pages, Croydonites frequent presented a sort of tick-tock of the storms wrath and questions about what was to come.

Fire Crews from Third District and Bristol Consolidated pumped out the low lying area until the top of the wet well was above water, Dippolito said.

Posts and images to various social media pages, Croydonites frequent, presented a tick-tock of the storms wrath.

Meanwhile, Dippolito used the resources of private business and government to remedy the flooding.

“I contacted Old Castle Concrete in Croydon and obtained a 48″ diameter, 8′ high, 8000 lb. concrete pipe to put over the well inlet to protect it from the surrounding water until the drainage problem can be rectified. Rob’s Towing brought the pipe to the scene and lowered it in to position,” the fire marshal explained via an early morning E-mail exchange.
The road was officially reopened “around midnight” the fire marshal said.

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Publisher/Editor Alex Gross contributed to this report

 

 


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Digital Reporter
Jeff Bohen has been covering news in the Philadelphia region since 2008. First on Temple Student Radio WHIP's "Run Down" Show. He then Interned at WBCB, and was a Patch.com contributor on four different Patch sites. Bohen was/ is the co-founder/creator of LeviittownNow.com helping it become the most popular digital news site in Lower Bucks County.
Bohen is a passionate about educating the public on issues surrounding mental health, as he lives with Bi-Polar Disorder. In his free time, Jeff is a avid sports fan, podcast listener, and metal head whose the best air guitarist/drummer he knows. Bohen is single and has no children.

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