Tropical Storm Fred has moved on from Central Pennsylvania after dousing the region with heavy rainfall yesterday. Flash flood warnings and tornado watches were issued throughout the Commonwealth Wednesday in the wake of the storm. Today’s weather will be calmer with a warm humid day, and the chance of a passing shower.
A Tuesday morning crash on Route 1005 in Franklin Township, Snyder County sent a Winfield woman to the hospital. According to State Police, 40-year-old Becky Doebler lost control of her Honda Accord on the wet roadway just after 9:30 am. The vehicle traveled off the road and struck a utility pole. Doebler was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently expanded regulations prohibiting the movement of high-risk carcass parts from deer and elk to control the potential spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). The changes will impact hunters within Disease Management Area (DMA) 2. Hunters are prohibited from importing high-risk parts or materials from deer harvested, taken or killed outside Pennsylvania, and prohibited from moving high-risk parts outside of the Established Area (EA), which is a subsection of DMA 2. Pennsylvania first detected CWD in 2012 at a captive deer facility in Adams County. To date, the disease has been found in 727 deer, but it has not been detected in Pennsylvania’s elk herd. More information can be found at www.pgc.pa.gov/CWD.