Updated: Monday midday storm update

Irene certainly packed a punch, as thousands now cope with aftermath By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Although somewhat litered with debris, the Route 926 bridge over the Brandywine in Pocopson reopened Monday, as did US-1. A handful of roadways remain closed as flood waters continue to recede. UPDATED: 12:15 p.m. EDT — While it could have been a lot worse, Monday continued the process...

Updated: Worst of Irene passes, but schools closed Monday

Flooding, wide power outages reported, Brandywine crests Sunday afternoon, schools closed on Monday By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Both sides of the Route 926 bridge over the Brandywine were severly flooded, with brisk currents running well beyond the typical banks of the creek, Sunday. Although Irene — formerly a hurricane, now down to tropical storm power and headed into New England...

Area braces for Irene

The impending arrival of a category one hurricane has local government is preparing for the worst By P.J. D’Annunzio & Mike McGann, Staff Writers, UnionvilleTimes.com Hurricane Irene could bring flooding, heavy rains and high winds this weekend to southern Chester County. First, an earthquake. Now Hurricane Irene. It might be hard to blame folks if they start worrying about a plague of locusts. Hurricane...

Floods close local roads, schools

Crek Road in Birmingham lievs up to its name, just south of the Lenape Bridge, Friday morning. The roadway was entirely covered for hundreds of yards. Roadways across the Unionvile area, including U.S. 1 suffered with flooding problems, Thursday and Friday. Updated, Friday, 12:58 p.m. Heavy rains pounded the Unionville area, closing numerous local roadways — including areas with chronic flooding...

Flooding closes roads, schools snarls traffic

4-5 inches of rain estimated to have fallen,Tropical Storm Nicole lashes area with wind, rain, Chester County declares state of emergency By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Fairville Road in Chadds Ford flooded near the Brandywine, Friday. It was just one of a number of roads in the Unionville area closed because of flooding.—Mike McGann photo Flooding snarled traffic, closed roads and...