Thursday, May 2, 2013
Customers cannot access Walmart, Home Depot lot via Egypt.
A basic bridge repair has got many drivers in Norristown frustrated. Along Egypt Road, both School Lane and Heston Avenue have had road closures and marked detours, causing drivers in the area some extra hassle. Those wanting to shop in West Norriton's Walmart, Marshalls, Aldi, Home Depot or surrounding stores and eateries in particular have it tough. Drivers will have to use the access point along Trooper Road, at Boulevard of the Generals to enter the lot. Work is being done on the drainage area and bridge that allows for vehicle access along the Marshall's and Aldi end of the complex (adjacent to Heston Avenue). The road has been closed, forcing shoppers to head back out to Trooper Road. Some are using nearby parking lots to turn around…
Friday, April 5, 2013
Crews excavating on the Lower Providence side of Trooper Road have reduced it to one lane at Fieldcrest Ave. Expect slight delays.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Fire investigators remained at the scene Saturday night. Employees evacuating the building believed the fire began in the building's furnace.
Last updated Saturday, 9:10 p.m.: A fire destroyed the Valley Forge Beef & Ale restaurant on Trooper Road in Audubon on Saturday. The 18 customers and five employees in the restaurant at the time the fire started early Saturday afternoon reported hearing an explosion in the basement that "made the first floor rock," according to a statement sent to the media by Lower Providence Township on Saturday night. According to the township, an employee found "black smoke and fire" in the basement. 9-1-1 dispatchers advised the evacuation of the building, and firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 12:27 p.m. Thick grey smoke issued forth Saturday afternoon from all three floors of the 19th century building, which was a popular local watering …
Friday, January 25, 2013
A two-door, black car caught fire near the Harley Davidson parking lot.
Lower Providence Township Police and Lower Providence Township Fire Department were dispatched at 2:41 p.m. on Friday for a report of a car fire at Audubon and Trooper roads. The units responded to a two-door, black car parked above the Valley Forge Harley-Davidson store, near the entrance to Route 422. The car was smoking when units arrived. Three fire trucks from LPTFD and two police cars were on the scene. A hose, hooked to the tank truck, was used to put out the smoking vehicle. It is unknown if the vehicle had an occupant at the time of the fire's start, but all doors, trunk and hood were open when reporters arrived at the scene. The car appeared to be in the parked position (in a space) of the back lot of the store. It was a black, …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Brittney Yvonne Wallace-Johnson, 22, is facing multiple charges after a crash she was involved in ignited a car fire and shut down a busy intersection Thursday morning.
According to Lower Providence Police, both parties in a vehicle crash that ignited a car fire and shut down the intersection at Trooper and Egypt roads Thursday morning are facing legal repercussions as a result. Police reports indicate that the accident was caused when 38-year-old Ricardo Hernandez, of Norristown, attempted to make a left turn from westbound Egypt Road into the parking lot of the Arby's at that intersection when his maroon Ford Escort was struck by a Silver Chevy Malibu being driven by 22-year-old Brittney Yvonne Wallace-Johnson, also of Norristown. Wallace-Johnson was travelling eastbound on Egypt at what witnesses say was a high rate of speed. Police and EMS reportedly arrived on the scene and found Hernandez bleeding …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
LPFD confirms the fire erupted immediately after an accident near the intersection.
UPDATE: [1/18/13; 12:15 a.m.] – Lower Providence Fire Department (LPFD) has confirmed that the car fire that shut down the intersection at Egypt and Trooper Roads on Thursday morning occurred to one of the vehicles involved in an accident just prior to the fire's start. According to the LPFD website, police and EMS had already responded to the scene directly in front of the Arby's for the accident that involved injuries to at least one person involved when one of the vehicles, a maroon sedan, caught fire. Squad 53 reportedly arrived and cleared the call without incident in approximately 30 minutes. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available. --- Original story: Police and Firefighters responded to a report of a car …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Elderly man takes shopping cart on a joyride down Ridge, Trooper roads.
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Wednesday, January 9
[update - 1-15-13] Lower Providence Police provided further details in the incident, repoting that the person involved with the removal of the shopping cart off the Acme property had the intention of returning the cart after he had used it to transport his groceries home. Upon learning the man's intentions, police say that the Acme manager decided not to pursue theft or related charges in the cart removal. [update 1-11-13] Lower Providence Police reported on Lower Providence Patch Facebook that the shopping cart suspect was not arrested for the incident. The cart was also said to have been returned to Acme Markets. --- [original story below] Three Lower Providence police patrol cars converged on the unit block of Trooper Road late …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Officials from Saint Gabriel’s Hall say a 15-year-old boy that left their facility has been found.
UPDATE: [11/11/12; 3:10 p.m.] According to an official from St. Gabriel's Hall, a 15-year-old boy who left the juvenile detention facility without permission on Saturday has been located. The boy is currently being housed at an Abington location. St. Gabriel's declined to comment further on the incident or what led to the boy leaving the facility. UPDATE: [11/10/12; 2:15 p.m.] An unnamed official from St. Gabriel's Hall has confirmed that a 15 year old boy is still missing and authorities are currently searching for him in the area. "He's still out there," said the official. The boy is reportedly a black male, 5'5" tall, medium build with no visible scars or identifying marks. The boy was reportedly wearing grey pants, a white shirt, and …
Monday, October 8, 2012
A worker injured on the roof was removed by emergency responders.
Emergency responders on Monday afternoon were working to remove an injured worker from the roof of the Wendy's location at 590 South Trooper Road near Egypt Road. West Norriton Police said a man doing patching work on the roof of the restaurant had broken his ankle. The Wendy's was closed while the rescue was underway. Traffic in the remainder of the Valley Forge Marketplace shopping center and on surrounding roadways was largely unaffected by the rescue activity. In addition to Lower Providence Fire Company, Lower Providence Police, West Norriton Police, Jefferson Fire Company, and Plymouth Ambulance were assisting at the scene.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Crash is under investigation; no estimate for reopening of road
A serious crash has closed Trooper Road between Ridge Pike and Egypt Road. At least four vehicles appeared to have been involved in the crash. One of the vehicles appeared to have left the roadway, while another came to rest up against a guardrail. Montgomery County emergency radio reports indicated that some of the vehicles' occupants may have required extraction. Ambulances remain at the scene. A Lower Providence officer at the crash scene said no patients had been transported from the scene of the accident as of 12:10 p.m. The road is expected to be closed for some time while authorities conduct an investigation of the crash.