Severe Weather Closes Roads in Region

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Various roads are closed in the area due to downed trees,  utilities, and flooding.

(Photo credit: Matt Kaye.)

Jefferson County

·  Route 2005, Lipp Road, is closed between Cloe Bells Mills Road in Bell Township and Route 2002 in Gaskill Township.

Clarion County

·  Route 1012, Greenwood Avenue, is closed in Farmington Township between the Forest County line and Route 1015

· Route 2009, Lawsonham Road, is closed between Toby Shed Road in Toby Township, and Route 368 in Licking Township.

– River Road (pictured above)  is closed in Cooksburg due to a downed tree.

Forest County:

Route 3004 (Nebraska Road) from German Hill Road to Sage Road in Green Township, Forest County due to flooding.

Route 666 from Creek Road to Mayburg Road in Kingsley Township, Forest County due to a downed tree.

 

Armstrong County

·  Route 1004 is closed between Scenic Road/Poseytown Road and Rimer Hill Road in Madison Township – this road closed earlier this week due to a slide.

Butler County

·   Route 8 is closed in both directions between Dingham Road and Penn Street in Butler City.  This is due to a crash with utilities down.

·  Route 3006, Renfrew Road, is closed between Hicks Road and Three Degree Road in Penn Township.

·  Route 3029, Dick Road, is closed between Whitestown Road in Connoquenessing Township and Country Lane Road in Franklin Township.

·  Route 2010, Winfield Road, is closed between Bicker Road and Clearfield Road in Winfield Township.

To help make decisions as to whether to travel during winter weather, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should consider special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

PennDOT also reminds citizens that downloadable materials, including home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are available at www.ReadyPA.org or by calling 1-888-9-READYPA. Citizens can find information about getting involved in local emergency response efforts and other volunteer opportunities through the Website or the toll-free line.

For more information on winter driving and PennDOT operations, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PA.


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