Person injured by falling tree limb
A tree limb fell on a person about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Fairhope area of Somerset County, according to the Somerset County 911 Dispatch Center.
The person, whose identity was not released, was transported to a hospital by medical helicopter.
Additional information was not immediately available.
Delays expected on Somerset County roads
Delays should be anticipated for motorists traveling on Route 2047, the Mason Dixon Highway, beginning Monday and continuing through Thursday, said Tara Callahan Henry, PennDOT spokeswoman.
Traffic may be stopped for as long as 15 minutes as contractors set beams for part of the new Route 219 earthwork project.
Also, motorists using Route 1003 to Route 281 in Somerset County should expect delays beginning Tuesday as work begins on a resurfacing project in Brothersvalley, Stonycreek and Somerset townships. Work will begin on the 14-mile, $4.3 million project starting at the intersection with Route 219 in Berlin to Route 281 near Geiger, Callahan Henry said. Traffic in the area will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers during work hours, she said. Completion is expected in late October.
Reservations due for Hilltop class reunion
The 1974 graduating class of Westmont Hilltop High School will hold it 40th class reunion Aug. 2 in the Mirage banquet room at Asiago’s at the Incline in Westmont.
A cash bar and appetizers will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6.
Reservations are required and may be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 18.
Person injured by falling tree limb
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