UPDATE: 10:30 a.m.
The water started to recede early Wednesday morning. A tow truck eventually was able to make its way down Main Street to haul away a car that had been stuck in the flood water since the storm hit.
Suburbs catch their breath
People in low-lying areas of Norristown had quite a mess to deal with on Wednesday. However, compared to Tuesday, especially overnight, Norristown looked completely different in the morning.
Residual closings had snarled traffic in the area. DeKalb Street by the Norristown Transportation Center reopened around 8 a.m., and SEPTA Regional Rail lines had begun go come back online one ata a time. Flood water wasn't really the problem anymore; it was the debris left behind, such as submerged cars abandoned by their drivers.
“All those cars in that parking lot, like that big super duty truck, was completely submerged under water," he said. "The white truck that’s down here was either here or here, but it somehow floated over this ledge and just kind of glided over here."
That distance is about 20 yards.
The water in that lot has receded, leaving behind a think, muddy paste.
River trouble in Center City
In Philadelphia, a barge on the Schuylkill River, unmoored in the storm and floating loose, became wedged under the Vine Street Expressway overpass overnight. The gap normally between the bridge and the surface of the river was swallowed up by rising flood water.