Sandy: Local Storm Reports, Road Closures and Power Outages

Warminster Patch will update this article with any new information about Hurricane Sandy's impact on the area.

Warminster Township utilizes a system to allow residents and visitors to receive up-to-the-minute emergency and safety alerts, and township advisories directly from Warminster Township about this event, and future events. You can sign up for text message alerts by texting 18974 to the number 888777, or sign up through the website www.warminstertownship.org for text message alerts or email alerts. 

Monday, 1 p.m.: PECO announces scattered outages in the Warminster/Warrington area.

Monday, 11 a.m.: Warminster Township declared a Local Disaster Emergency due to the impending weather conditions from Hurricane Sandy.

  • Stay indoors and away from windows.
  • If you must go out DO NOT drive into or walk into floodwaters or waterways for any reason.
  • If you become trapped in your car or home by floodwaters call 9-1-1.
  • To report electric service outages please contact PECO.
  • To report other emergencies call 9-1-1.

Please note Warminster Township does not have generators available for the public in the event of a power outage.

Monday, 9:30 a.m.: PennDOT has reduced speeds on major highways to 45 mph.

Monday, 9 a.m.: PECO reports no power outages in Warminster as rainfall increases in the region.

Sunday night: 

Bucks County Shelters: (Different opening times)

  • Pennsbury High School East, 705 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, 19030 (Pet Friendly)
  • Council Rock North, 62 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940 (No Pets)
  • Palisades High School, 35 Church Hill Road, Kitnersville, 18930 (Pet Friendly)
  • 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.


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