Hurricane Sandy Springfield Photo Essay
This serene shot of the creek that runs beneath North Rolling Road in Springfield Pa. was taken at 12:38 p.m., today, Oct. 29. If the amount rain expected with Hurricane Sandy arrives there is a good likelihood it will flood closing the road.
The empty streets of Springfield at 7:55 p.m., Oct. 29 looking south on Springfield Road towards Brookside Road. The rain had stopped but wind had significantly picked up. On the odd side of Windsor Circle one small tree had been blown over and large branches from another had been blown into the street.
This spruce fell from the Springfield Township traffic island onto the wall at 18 Windsor Circle blocking island’s southern path along with the northern Windsor Circle entrance. It was photographed at 10:46 p.m. It was the second spruce to fall from the island in three months.
Another blurry nighttime view of the fallen spruce. A far greater amount of damaged occurred across the street when a large tree fell from 33 N. Rolling Road onto the roof of 25 N. Rolling Road. Kudos to the Springfield road crews who were cutting up the spruce at 1:25 a.m.
The aftermath: The scene at 33 N. Rolling Road (left) and 25 N. Rolling Road, Springfield, Pa., the morning of Oct. 30. Rain was still falling but the wind had significantly dropped.
Springfield Township workers remove the fallen spruce tree from the Windsor Circle/Rolling Road traffic island about 2 p.m., Oct. 30.