Saturday, February 16, 2013
Car Vision is changing the way they do business.
With more than 500 used cars available, Car Vision, on Ridge Pike in Norristown, will be updating its look and the way it does business, according to a release on PR Leap. The dealership will be "adding new machines for aligning wheels and completing other maintenance tasks," renovation the showroom, and outfitting the staff with smartphones, as well as have launched a new Facebook page. The page will feature monthly giveaways and other contests according to the release. Free seminars will also be held online and in person at the dealership. Learn more about the updates here.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The armed robber held up a Ridge Pike business last Thursday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, January 15
The Plymouth Township Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that took place on Thursday, Jan. 10 at approximately 5:45 a.m. The robbery occurred at a business on the 200 block of Diamond Avenue, between Ridge Pike and Conshohocken Road. An employee of the business was returning to his vehicle when the suspect reportedly held a semi-automatic weapon to his head and asked where the safe was. When the victim indicated that there was no safe, the suspect took the victim’s cash. The suspect is described as medium to dark-skinned black male in his twenties, approximately 5’11” tall, with a medium build. The man was wearing a black knit cap and a dark blue or black jacket. The suspect approached and left on foot. PTPD is also …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Police looking for a suspect in the New Years Day robbery.
A water main break in the Whitemarsh area shut down Butler Pike near Ridge Pike on New Year's Day.
A water main break early Tuesday morning shut down Butler Pike near Ridge Pike, according to Whitemarsh Police. The break occurred at about 8 a.m. on New Year's Day, but the reason is currently unknown. Aqua PA representatives said it was a 12-inch cast-iron main that broke, causing outages in Whitemarsh, Plymouth, Whitpain, East Norriton, and Norristown, according to FOX Philly. Part of the roadway also buckled under the weight of the heavy, flood-like waters, and a Whitemarsh Police dispatcher told Patch they expect the road to be closed for an "extended period of time." Aqua PA representatives told FOX that service should be returned to some customers within the day. Head to FOX Philly for video of the break.
Friday, November 30, 2012
A dump truck driver was killed when his truck tipped over and slid into electrical pole.
A man was killed Friday morning when the dump truck he was driving collided with a utility pole on Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. Sergeant John Jackson of the Plymouth Township Police department said a preliminary investigation indicated that the driver, whose name has not yet been released, ran a red light while traveling westbound at Alan Wood Road. "We're not one hundred percent sure, but we think he ran the red-light and for whatever reason slammed on his brakes and started to turn," Jackson said. Jackson said the truck then tipped onto its passenger side and slid cab first into an electric pole. The pole was completely obliterated and also brought down lines on both sides of Ridge Pike, …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Lower Providence businesses and residents support the vision for the Ridge Pike West project, but question implementation and residential walkability.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Police and firefighters were on the scene at Main and Gay streets in Norristown and westbound Ridge Pike was closed at Conshohocken Road.
Police and firefighters responded Main and Gay streets at approximately 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, for a report of a vehicle fire. Few details are available currently, but the fire has been brought under control. Westbound Ridge Pike remains closed at Conshohocken Road while crews work to clean up the scene. Eastbound Ridge Pike remains open, but drivers should expect delays. Norristown Patch will update this story as more info becomes available.
Friday, July 27, 2012
The Lower Providence Planning Commission sets a vision for a corridor of Ridge Pike that may lead to the creation of ‘Evansburg West.’
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Road to be widened and undergo other improvements between Norristown and Philadelphia.
Long-time area residents may recall a series of public information sessions in the late 1990s regarding proposed improvements and repairs to Ridge Pike, where traffic congestion has been a major issue for as long as almost anyone can remember. Stuck in planning purgatory for years, the project finally received an official green light last month as part of Montgomery County's nearly $150 million capital project plan. Phase 1 of the project will widen Ridge Pike between the Norristown borough line and Butler Pike in Plymouth Township. Phase 2 will continue the improvements eastward through Whitemarsh Township to the Philadelphia city line, providing for an additional lane in each direction. Turning lanes will be added to many intersections …