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UPDATED: Irene Leaves Town—But Leaves Her Mark

Road closures, flooding and power outages reported in town.

The area of the township around is still without power this morning, and has been since last night, according to some neighbors there.

Ivrie Myhre, Patch photographer, commented on our open forum article, saying their power was out on Cuthbert at midnight, and their basement is flooding.

"All the areas that normally flood are flooded," said Lt. Tim Young of the . "Chances are, when high tide comes this afternoon around 1 p.m., it's going to be even worse."

A house fire was reported in the Extension Park area because of candles lit, Young said, so residents are urged not to use candles

"We're still assessing the situations," Young said. 

Erlington Drive, near Parry, was closed last night due to flooding. The bridge crossing Devon Road near Erlington is closed to due traffic. A small section of Riverton Road from Westfield Friends to Wayne Drive is closed. 

There are a few places around town with downed trees and wires and if there is no manpower at the scene, barricades are up. Residents should stay clear of those areas until PSEG arrives.

Young is asked residents to remain in their homes this morning so cleanup efforts can move quickly.

Cindy Pierson, president of the Pompestown Creek Watershed Association, at high tide this afternoon, the water will spill over the banks and onto the street.

The Burlington County Office of Emergency Management released county road closings and evacuations as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday

New Road Closings/Evacuations:

Willingboro: a very large sink-hole on Messinger Lane at Medallion and Millbrook.

Mt. Holly: Mill Street closed by Madison Ave. bridge. Also, King Street is closed from Washington Street to Rancocas Road. water over bridges

Medford: Centenial Dam has been compromised. There is mud in the water and the flow down stream. Also there is an evacuation of residents from the Creekside Development, located by the Churchville Shelter

Burlington Twp: wires down at 1306 Neck Rd.

Delran: flooding at Riverside Park, basements and backyards.

North Hanover: tree down on wires at the intersections of 528 and 537

Evesham: Egert Rd at Union Mill Lake Dam, at the Camden County boarder line, has been compromised by erosion. Forcing water over into JenningsLake.

What's going on in your neighborhood? Let us know! E-mail christina.paciolla@patch.com with comments or photos.

Stay with us for updates.

Laurie August 28, 2011 at 03:09 PM
Agreed. I checked elevations before considering evacuating and saw that our Cinnaminson home was actually above the level of the Palmyra school so we were better off staying. Good call on my part.
Christina Paciolla (Editor) August 28, 2011 at 03:21 PM
Resident, as we reported in another story, the director of public safety, along with other township officials, were in town all night at one of the township buildings. As far as shelter goes, Charles Street School in Palmyra was set up by the Burlington County Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Chris Ricciuti August 28, 2011 at 04:30 PM
In all fairness resident, the Director was in town and working with OEM officials. He was doing what he is suppose to be doing.
Carol August 28, 2011 at 04:50 PM
Does anyone know if the BBB is fully functional?
Jack Smith August 28, 2011 at 07:09 PM
Nichol August 28, 2011 at 10:52 PM
My husband just called PSE&G about the active line hanging on the side of Riverton Road after seeing a teenage couple walk right by the line. The wind was blowing causing the line to swing and the boy had to duck out of the way of the lines probably not even knowing they are still hot. PSE&G told him its on the list. Nice! I feel safe knowing its on the list. Thanks PSE&G


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