Drivers have had it up to here with flooded roads

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Q: I have been an employee of Air Products for 30 years and there is a road problem that has always puzzled me outside our back gate.
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Emmaus, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
The possible causes of what seem to be an escalating problem with flooding in our region over the past few decades are many, and highly debatable, ranging from overdevelopment (or poorly planned development) to climate change.

Those of us that are not complete idiots, township supervisors, or developers, know (and are willing to admit) that the cause of increased flooding in this area is due to development. I want to know why development continues along spring creek road, where flooding has been a problem for decades? I am sick and tired of hearing that it is a hardship for the land owner. Many land owners have had the land passed down for generations. If they received the land for nothing, why is it a hardship if they can not develope every possible inch of their property? ITS NOT. Townships need to learn to just say NO to developers. Townships continually turn down individual home owners requests, so why do they then turn around and bend over backwards to please the developer? Stop development in flood prone areas. Its simple you simpletons.
Think before you talk

Danielsville, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
The townships should NOT tell people what can and can not be done with their land. What they can do is to make sure that all water is dealt with within the development and not allow it to leave the property. If the 100 acre field has been taking the water until this point there is no reason that through detention basins and drywells that the water can be absorbed into the ground.

Stormwater MANAGEMENT is exactly what it says. It doesn't eliminate storm water(which is impossible) it MANAGES it.
X - Y - Z

United States

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Mar 10, 2008
 
If you have some trouble getting around when you suspect high water on the roadway: (1) STAY HOME. (2) FIND ANOTHER WAY (3) MOVE TO ARIZONA.
Common Sense

Center Valley, PA

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#4
Mar 10, 2008
 
When you turn every square acre of farmland into a cookie cutter housing development, what do you expect?
bullpoopy

Allentown, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Maybe if we didn't have such a boom in the housing that depleted our original farm land there would be a place for the water to go. The problems will get much worse as developers are allowed to ruin what use to be beautiful open space for over priced crap they sell as housing.
Robin Quivers

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Go Back To New York

Allentown, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
bullpoopy wrote:
Maybe if we didn't have such a boom in the housing that depleted our original farm land there would be a place for the water to go. The problems will get much worse as developers are allowed to ruin what use to be beautiful open space for over priced crap they sell as housing.
But the yuppies have a "right" to live here.
Jackie the Joke Man

Clearfield, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Robin Quivers wrote:
Somehow I do not believe a Penndot employee would do this. They'd be fired once they got caught.
bullpoopy

Allentown, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Yes they do but now that they moved from here from expencive areas to live cheaper they have just turned our area into one of the more expensive areas to live in.

Thanks bunches
Davey

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#10
Mar 10, 2008
 
Ever notice new developement almost always has a "rentention" or "drainage" area?
Brian

Rockville, MD

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Mar 10, 2008
 
"PennDOT has tried repeatedly to clear the lines with state-of-the-art equipment, to no avail, Cole said."

What? The brand new shovels and brooms they're leaning on while they are watching the new guy work?
shaggy

Westerville, OH

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Mar 10, 2008
 
When it rains like this past week its going to flood. It is just the way things are. Get over it and get used to it and stop complaining.
artie lange

Roseland, NJ

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Jackie the Joke Man wrote:
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Somehow I do not believe a Penndot employee would do this. They'd be fired once they got caught.
those penndot employees have no regard for the moral decency of others! all they want to do is spread their homo-erotic message to motorists passing by.

jackie the joke man is a fool anyway. thats why howard kicked him off the show for me!
Parkland Area

Redmond, WA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
My husband and I own 2 SUV's (we just sold a third). They are the larger models and come with 4-wheel and all-tire drive, or something like that. The dealer told me I could "drive thruogh the Delaware River if I wanted to". So, my point is, for the huge amount of money we spent on these cars, why shouldn't I exercise my right to drive through this standing water? I think it should be against the law to put up those "high-water" barricades.
Go Back To New York

Allentown, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Parkland Area wrote:
My husband and I own 2 SUV's (we just sold a third). They are the larger models and come with 4-wheel and all-tire drive, or something like that. The dealer told me I could "drive thruogh the Delaware River if I wanted to". So, my point is, for the huge amount of money we spent on these cars, why shouldn't I exercise my right to drive through this standing water? I think it should be against the law to put up those "high-water" barricades.
I agree 100%. Please drive through the Delaware River.
I agree

Clearfield, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Robin Quivers wrote:
Ron Young is creepy.
bullpoopy

Allentown, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
Parkland Area wrote:
My husband and I own 2 SUV's (we just sold a third). They are the larger models and come with 4-wheel and all-tire drive, or something like that. The dealer told me I could "drive thruogh the Delaware River if I wanted to". So, my point is, for the huge amount of money we spent on these cars, why shouldn't I exercise my right to drive through this standing water? I think it should be against the law to put up those "high-water" barricades.
You should have bought a boat instead, you should know how many people need to be rescued or die driving thru high water.
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Clearfield, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
artie lange wrote:
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those penndot employees have no regard for the moral decency of others! all they want to do is spread their homo-erotic message to motorists passing by.
jackie the joke man is a fool anyway. thats why howard kicked him off the show for me!
PennDOT is Creepy
Springfield Dave

Clearfield, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
artie lange wrote:
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those penndot employees have no regard for the moral decency of others! all they want to do is spread their homo-erotic message to motorists passing by.
jackie the joke man is a fool anyway. thats why howard kicked him off the show for me!
And wrap their foreign high-performance sports cars around telephone poles!

Speaking of poles, I wonder if my special friend Sean Brown was off Exit 45 with his "pole?!" If he was, I am very sad I missed it. ;-(

Common Sense

Center Valley, PA

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Mar 10, 2008
 
[Q]I agree 100%. Please drive through the Delaware River.[/Q]

Thanks - I got a great laugh out of that one! Hahaha

I can't wait until gas is $4.50 a gallon and these a$$holes with these giant SUVs are spending a house payment driving around. Idiots. You ARE the problem. Go drive your stupid SUVs off a cliff - or through the Delware! Haha

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