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Clogged storm drains caused flooding and many accidents along Schuylkill Expressway

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PHILADELPHIA - Tuesday morning's heavy rain came in quickly, causing delays for commuters across the Delaware Valley, especially those stuck in floods along the Schuylkill Expressway.

Delays along I-76 were so bad that many commuters are questioning why PennDOT wasn't prepared. "It was horrendous this morning it was pouring down so bad I could barely see," said Patti Warren, who commutes from King of Prussia from Delaware daily. "All I could think was ‘just let me make it in.’"Veteran commuters of the Schuylkill are familiar with traffic and poor roadway conditions during storms, but flooding between King of Prussia and Gulph Mills began just before 7:30 a.m.

as debris clogged storm drains and could be seen alongside the right shoulder."There was this portion where it normally takes us 5 minutes, but it took us like 26 minutes to get through," said Nathan Vucovich, who commutes from King of Prussia to Philadelphia.  RELATED: Flooding across the Delaware Valley: Delays, traffic and warnings as storms roll in TuesdayFOX 29's Kelly Rule spoke with Deputy Communications Director of PennDOT, Brad Rudolph, who says the roadway's drains were clear prior to the dry holiday weekend.

Rudolph says PennDOT spends $6 million a year on litter, so there's a constant battle to make sure roads are clear. "Even in pristine conditions for our inlets we’ll see flooding.

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