UPDATE Route 11 still closed; Officials hope to reopen road by 6 p.m. – Sunbury Daily Item

Route 11 between Northumberland and Danville stays closed this afternoon As a Outcome of of downed timber on wires. Native authorities and PennDOT closed Route 11 between Route 54 in Danville and Ridge Road outfacet of Northumberland in Level Township late Wednesday Evening time and PPL officers said they hope to have the road open and power restored by 6 p.m.

A detour using Route 54, Route 642, Route 45, and Route 147 is in place.

There have been a quantity of completely different closures, most short-term, for timber down on roads or mudslides As a Outcome of Of good rainfall that occurred Inside the Valley.

Based mostly on the Nationwide Climate Service, Greater than 3 inches of rain fell throughout parts of the area on Thursday. NWS in State School measured 3.07 inches of rain in each Selinsgrove and Lewisburg the placeas Altoona (3.69 inches), Johnstown (2.01) and Bradford (1.98) all broke one-day rainfall totals.

PPL crews have been repairing poles, eradicating timber and resetting strains. Route 11 first closed simply earlier than 2 a.m. and remained closed as Of three p.m.

Shut to the Danville Boat Membership, An monumental tree from the northern facet of Route 11 fell throughout the road, hitting The roads on the southern facet of Route 11, alongside the railroad tracks and Susquehanna River. One pole snapped in half and three completely differents have been leaning over from the damage.

Power remained out to 192 PPL clients in an space bridging Level Township in Northumberland and Mahoning Township in Montour County alongside the Susquehanna River A lot of the day on Thursday. 

“A tree fell on The road By way of the storm,” PPL Regional Affairs director Tracie Witter said. PPL had two crews Engaged on The roads all through the day Thursday Collectively with a crew from Verizon and Penn Lines, who handles tree trimming for PPL. “There was An in depth-by UGI gasoline line and railroad so teams from these groups are involved as properly.”

Witter said PPL’s peak outage all through Wednesday Evening time’s storm acquired here round 9 p.m. with round 750 clients out of power Inside the area. “By 8 a.m. (Thursday),  the totals, respectively have been Proper down to 77 and 26. The set off was fallen limbs and timber on our strains from the storm.”

AccuClimate Senior Meteorologist said the Valley noticed some a lot-needed rain in current days.

“We have been Starting To Obtain essential shortages So far as rainfall goes,” he said. “It was a useful rain Afacet from the spaces with poor drainage the place it rained so exhausting They’ve some runoff and flooding factors.”

As a Outcome of the remnants of Tropical Storm Fred drifted Barely farther west than preliminary forecasts, the Valley missed the regular heavy rain That always comes with tropical storms.

“On this case, it acquired here in waves,” Walker said. “There have been three or 4 bands of heavy rain, strong thunderstorms. That occurs when a tropical system passes north and west of a location.”



Snyder County office closed

The Snyder County Treasurer’s Office Shall be closed this week As a Outcome of of flooding.

County board chairman Joe Kantz said the office Inside the courthouse constructing was flooded from Wednesday’s storm.

Kantz said the county has employed An group To wash the office and expects It is going to reopen on Monday.

He nonetheless doesn’t have a damage estimate however said Along with the flooring And a few paperwork, gear and furnishings have been waterlogged.

“We’re nonetheless assessing the damage,” he said Thursday morning.

Daily Merchandise reporter Marcia Moore contrihowevered to this story.