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Search Closes Part of Route 54

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MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP — Part of Route 54 in Northumberland County was shut down early Saturday evening due to a search.

Crews said the road was closed in both directions in the Mount Carmel area from Strong to Locust Gap.

The search took place in an area known locally as “the crater.”

Officials on the scene confirmed that a jogger reported seeing a naked woman in distress.

As of 7:30 p.m., nothing had been found.

Crews said they planned to call off the search at dusk and reopen Route 54. They tell Newswatch 16 there are no plans to resume the search on Sunday.


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