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All necessary precautions and evacuations in the area have been taken care of.  We are hopeful to have the roadway open in the very near future. 

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The gas leak at Bristol Road and Bensalem Boulevard has been contained.  All roadways are opened and all residents may return to their homes.

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Bensalem Police, Fire and EMS are on the scene of a natural gas leak at the intersection of Bristol Road and Bensalem Boulevard.  Please comply with officers and firefighters if they ask you to leave your residence for safety.  Please stay away from the area until this situation is under control.

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Street Road is now open to all traffic

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Bensalem Police have closed Street Road between Hulmeville Road and Knights Road for a serious crash investigation.  The roadway will be closed for several hours.

The head-on crash involved the Bensalem Township Engine 222.  All fireman are okay.  The driver of the other vehicle is in critical condition.    Police are investigating the causation of the crash.  No further information is being provided at this time.

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A press conference has been scheduled for 10:30 AM today, at the Bensalem Township Municipal Complex located at 2400 Byberry Road.  We will be providing updates on the storm related operations within the township.

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Bensalem Township Emergency Management has assessed all impacted areas of the township.  We are reporting no loss of life and no serious injuries sustained during the severe storm.  The roads will remain closed overnight and the roadways will be assessed first thing in the morning to determine if they are safe to be reopened.

If you need assistance with shelter due to storm damage or power outage, contact Bensalem Police Department at (215) 633-3719.

If you have an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

More updates to follow tomorrow.

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All of the resources of Bensalem Township have been activated in order to respond to the severe weather in Bensalem Township.  Be advised that there are multiple road closures in effect until further notice.  The current list includes a complete closure of Street Road from Richlieu Road to Trevose Road; Old Lincoln Highway from Route 1 to Bristol Road;  The area of Linconia Park has also been closed to all traffic.

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Bensalem Police are currently handling an incident on Willow Ave in Trevose, between Somers Ave and Sycamore Ave. Please avoid the area as police continue to work on a resolution. Thank you.

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