Hurricane Florence could impact area by week’s end

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The current projected path of winds from Hurricane Florence as it is expected to make landfall Thursday. The latest computer models suggest a turn to the north that could impact the Chester County area. While there are a large number of variables, local residents should at minimum stay alert as to the path and progress of Hurricane Florence, which looks to make...

State, local officials warn of possible flooding

First, it snowed. A lot. And now a combination of warmer than normal temperatures and rain threaten to turn last week’s snowstorm into this week’s flooding headaches. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is reminding citizens to monitor local forecasts this week for possible flooding due to snow melt and rain. Right now, widespread river flooding is not forecast. However,...

Major roads in Downingtown flooded

Police urging people to observe road closures; even better: stay put Updated at 5:50 p.m. with information from county’s Dept. ¬†of Emergency Services Downingtown Police Chief James R. McGowan III is urging residents to stay home or use alternate routes as the heavy rains have taken a toll on the borough’s roads. “Due to the severe rain fall accumulation, all major roadways and...