LOCAL NEWS | MAY 17, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 17, 2018

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 17, 2018

With rain forecast for today and Friday, low-level flooding is expected along the Juniata River.  Areas of Mifflin County could see a 72-hour total of 1.5 to 2 inches of rain into Saturday.  According to the Mifflin County Office of Public Safety, the Juniata River at Lewistown is projected to crest at 14.7 feet by mid-day Saturday.  Flood stage is 23 feet.


Wet, rainy weather has postponed PennDOT’s completion work for the Waddle Road Bridge near State College.  Crews were scheduled to work through Friday, but have been rescheduled for May 21st through the 25th to finish applying an epoxy surface treatment to the bridge deck.  The bridge spans I-99 / Route 322 at the Toftrees interchange, near State College. Motorists should expect short-term lane restrictions through the work week.


A two-vehicle crash Sunday in Lewistown sent several people to the hospital for medical treatment.  According to Borough Police, 49-year-old Carol Arvidson was the operator of a Chevrolet that failed to yield to traffic at the intersection of South Main Street and East Fleming Avenue.  Her vehicle was struck by a Honda driven by 20-year-old Aiden Platzer.   Both drivers, and two passengers in Platzer’s auto, were taken to Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.


A 35-year-old Highspire man escaped injury Saturday when his vehicle lost a wheel in Perry County.  State Police say Kristopher Trowbridge was driving a Ford F-150 on Juniata Parkway in Greenwood Township when the left rear wheel came off its axle.  The loss of the wheel caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a detached shed.  The F-150 had to be towed from the scene.


The American Red Cross will be in Juniata County for a blood drive again today.  The Red Cross will be at Lack Tuscarora EMS on Route 75 in East Waterford from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm.


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