The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Latest News

October 29, 2012

What the storm means in Pennsylvania

A look at key storm developments in Pennsylvania

  • Injuries/Deaths: An infant was slightly injured when a tree fell on a house in Upper Darby in Delaware County.
  • Power outages: Scattered outages in eastern and central Pennsylvania, according to FirstEnergy, PECO and PPL.
  • Evacuations: Bensalem Township, north of Philadelphia, ordered more than 100 residences evacuated Monday in anticipation of overnight flooding. In Darby Borough, just southwest of Philadelphia, 150-200 people were evacuated because of concern about possible overnight flooding.
  • Shelters: At least 28 Red Cross shelters opening Monday. 173 people there, according to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
  • Key road/government closings: State offices are closed except for nonessential personnel. Call 5-1-1 or visit www.511PA.com to check traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speeds on interstates and traffic cameras.
  • Slow going: Speed limits reduced to 45 miles per hour on major highways, including: I-76; I-95; I-476; I-676; I-81 from the New York state line to the Maryland state line; I-80 east of I-81; I-78; I-83; I-84; I-380; Pennsylvania Turnpike from New Jersey to Carlisle and the Northeast Extension; U.S. Route 1 and the U.S. Route 1 extension in Philadelphia; U.S. Routes 15, 30, 22/322 and 33; Route 63 in Philadelphia; U.S. Route 202; Route 309, U.S. Route 422 and Route 611 Bypass in Bucks County.
  • Prohibited on those roadways are: Overweight and over-dimensional trucks; empty straight trucks; tandem trailers and doubles; tractors hauling empty trailers; trailers pulled by passenger vehicles; motorcycles; and RVs.
  • Road issues: A new Pennsylvania law imposes fines up to $500 plus emergency response costs for motorists who drive past “road closed” signs. As of 2 p.m. Monday, trucks will be prohibited from crossing four key bridges between Pennsylvania to New Jersey: Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry.
  • Highlight: Scattered evacuations, bridge closures across Delaware River, speed reductions on major highways in southeastern Pennsylvania, minor power outages as of noon Monday.
  • Quote of the day: “They’re telling me this is going to be worse than (Hurricane) Floyd because this is some superstorm. I’m not going back until the water’s receded.” – Sheila Gladden evacuated from her home in Philadelphia’s flood-prone Eastwick neighborhood.

     

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News
  • DePrimio, Mary Grace Winner of scholarship contest to represent Pa.

    Seventeen high school seniors, including three from this region, are competing to be named Distinguished Young Woman of Pennsylvania 2015.

    July 28, 2014 3 Photos

  • Restaurant makes pitch for local noise law

    A Scalp Avenue wing chain owner trying to entice Richland Township officials to take over his commercial neighborhood’s noise enforcement made his pitch Monday, saying it would allow him to add outdoor events with rock bands and oldies DJs on summer nights.

    July 28, 2014

  • Tom Grenell Arena, promoter nearing new deal

    A new contract is almost in place that will retain SMG as the Cambria County War Memorial Arena’s promoter for at least five years and create a schedule for the county to pay down more than $400,000 in debt.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • PennDOT pushes ‘Yellow Dot’ vehicle stickers

    It’s the car sticker that could save your life.
    PennDOT’s “Yellow Dot” program has been around for several years, said Daniel Zakraysek, coordinator of the Cambria Allegheny Regional Highway Safety Network.

    July 28, 2014

  • Remembering elephant’s rampage

    The circus elephant paced the landing outside the Jaffa Mosque in Altoona.
    Police formed an uneasy line around the perimeter of the venue’s lawn, rifles at the ready.
    It was a cloudy, cold day in April 1993, and Tyke the elephant had just run around the circus ring, slapped a baboon and burst through a building’s front door, tearing off part of the wall above the door.

    July 28, 2014

  • 3rd Kennywood coaster earns title

    The group American Coaster Enthusiasts has named the Thunderbolt a Coaster Landmark, the third roller coaster to be so recognized at the Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh.

    July 28, 2014

  • Candidates rush to counter flurry of TV attack ads

    A flurry of new TV ads has debuted in Pennsylvania’s campaign for governor, sending candidates scrambling to counter the attacks as the spending and rhetoric ratchet up.

    July 28, 2014

  • State briefs 7/29/2014

    July 28, 2014

  • Local briefs 7/29/2014

    July 28, 2014

  • wolfe.jpg Three region hospitals joining forces through oversight board

    Three area hospitals announced the formation of a joint oversight board to control costs, strengthen buying influence and improve patient outcomes.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

     View Results
Order Photos


Photo Slideshow

House Ads