Broad Street reopens

February 11, 2008 4:42:07 AM PST
Police have reopened one of of Philadelphia's main streets.

On Broad Street, insulation and other scattered debris litters the street. Police decided to close Broad between Erie and Ontario because they feared dangerous debris might blow off a Temple University Hospital Building that's under construction near Venango.

In Kensington, it wasn't construction debris but a tree that was blown over onto a car as it sat in the driveway of a home in the 1300 block of North Orianna Street. There were no injuries.

In Berks County, a man was killed and his wife was seriously injured when a tree fell onto their SUV as they were driving along Woodside Avenue in Longswamp Township. Forty-nine-year-old Dean Derr is dead and his 48-year-old wife, Cynthia, is in critical condition after what police are calling a one-in-a-million accident.

No-one was driving along the 2300 block of North 52nd Street in Wynnefield when high winds uprooted a tree and sent it crashing across the street. There were no injuries, but it's going to take a while to remove the tree.

In Collingdale, Delaware County, high winds were strong enough to rip part of the roof right off this house in the 900 block of Springfield Road.

There are also scattered power outages reported by utility companies from Delaware through to the Lehigh Valley. None of the outages are widespread but dozens remain without power this morning.


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