Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The roadway was closed for about 45 minutes while the wreck was cleared, police said.
There were no serious injuries in a crash that closed the westbound lanes of Route 422 in Limerick late Monday morning, the Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday. Police said the 11:25 a.m. crash occurred when a 52-year-old New Jersey man traveling in the left lane in a 2008 Dodge Avenger attempted to change lanes. When he changed lanes, police said, he struck a 2005 Toyota Camry driven by a 22-year-old Philadelphia woman, who was "slightly behind" him in the right lane. The woman's Camry flipped on its side and struck the outside guard rail before coming to rest in the right lane. The driver suffered what police called "minor injuries" and was taken to Pottstown Memorial Hospital by Trappe Ambulance Company. The Avenger struck the …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Two hurt in the crash were taken to Paoli Hospital.
Two people were injured after their black sedan struck a parked PennDOT truck on Route 422 this morning. A press release from the Pennyslvania State Police identified the driver and passenger as Diane and Vincent DeCarlo of Douglassville. The DeCarlos had to be extricated from the car by rescue teams. Both were transported to Paoli Hospital in serious but stable condition. The PennDOT truck was parked on the side of the road. Its driver, John DeMichael, Jr. of Barto, was uninjured. Police say the reason for the crash is unknown. The driver told police she "lost control of the car", according to the report. Update 12:25pm Route 422 was reopened just before 12:15pm. Update 11:35am: Route 422 eastbound will be closed for at least …
Friday, September 28, 2012
PennDOT plans $73 million Route 422 improvement project.
Roadwork began earlier this week on the 1.6-mile stretch of Route 422, from about a mile west of the Armand Hammer Boulevard and Route 724 exits. The Sanatoga Post reports that the $73.3 million project, funded 80 percent by federal funds and 20 percent by state funds, includes rebuilding and improving worn pavement and two structurally deficient bridges. The right lanes will be closed overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., between Sanatoga and 724 for shoulder work, through Saturday, Sept. 29. PennDOT assures that two lanes in each direction will remain open during peak travel times. Afterwards, work will continue through October 2018. The project is the first of six over the next eight to 10 years, to rebuild and improve a seven-mile stretch …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Dump truck was reportedly carrying 21 tons of ash
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
An overturned dump truck snarled traffic on Route 422 near the interchange with Route 724 on Wednesday morning, causing a traffic backup that lasted through the morning rush hour and into midday. The Pottstown Mercury reported that the crash took place before 8:00 a.m. and that the truck had been carrying 21 tons of ash from Conshohocken to Colebrookdale in Berks County. The truck had been uprighted and was resting in the shoulder of the roadway's westbound lanes by 11:30 a.m., but emergency crews remained at the scene and westbound traffic was still reduced to one lane on the roadway. Some Patch readers reported heavy traffic on secondary local roadways such as Schuylkill Road (Rt. 724) and Ridge Pike in Limerick and Lower Pottsgrove.
Friday, September 7, 2012
There will be four days of roadwork on 422 next week.
A PennDOT news release reports that there will be lane restrictions from 9am-3pm along the length of Route 422 next week so that the bridges can be cleaned. Nearly all of our area's section of Route 422 will be affected, from the Route 363/Trooper interchange all the way up to the Armand Hammer Boulevard interchange. PennDOT suggest that drivers allow extra time and use caution when going through the area during the lane closures.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Disrupted lanes at Oaks eastbound and in Limerick westbound snarl Thursday evening rush hour
Thursday afternoon's extreme heat caused the pavement of Route 422 to buckle the eastbound lanes near the Oaks exit in Upper Providence and the westbound lanes between the Royersford and Linfield exits in Limerick. MapQuest traffic reports showed a westbound backup of about 1.5 miles in Limerick and about 2.5 miles approaching the Schuylkill River. The Pottstown Mercury said on its Twitter feed that only the left lane was getting by westbound. Heat buckling on roadways can appear as a small bump in the road but sometimes can cause a major hazard. The Delaware Department of Transportation explained heat buckling during last July's heat wave: The excessive heat causes the pavement to expand, but not all the layers of materials expand at the …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Shapiro-Richards unveils student vet assistance plan; Castor-Brown calls DVRPC to account on 422 studies.
Shapiro, Richards appear at MCCC to propose assistance program for student vets Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards, the Democratic ticket for majority control of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, appeared at Montgomery County Community College yesterday afternoon to propose an assistance and psychological support program for veterans who are enrolling at the school. "Almost half of military veterans enrolled in college have contemplated suicide, and almost 20 percent have planned to kill themselves," said Richards, citing a study presented this summer at a conference of the American Psychological Association. "The transition from the military to college campuses is very challenging for [veterans], which is why a Shapiro-Richards …