Sandy: Live Updates

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Check here for emergency announcements and the latest information released regarding Sandy.

Shauna McNally November 3, 20126:48 pm

The Hemlock Grove United Methodist Church in Greentown will not be having worship or church school on Sunday due to the continuing power outage.

Dan Ratchford November 2, 201211:23 am

A warming station has been set up at the Dalton Fire Department. Residents can go there to get food, water and recharge electronics. Warming station is open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Call the Dalton Fire Dept. at 563-1313.

Shauna McNally November 1, 20129:24 pm

Shelter set up at Greene-Dreher Fire Company in Newfoundland. People can get water, ice, and meals. This is an overnight shelter. Call (570) 676-4207 for more information.

Shauna McNally November 1, 20124:17 pm

The Lackawanna Trail High School in Factoryville has been designated as a Shelter-In-Place by the Red Cross utilizing the high school gymnasium. For anyone who would like a warm place to stay, shower, or eat, you are welcome to take advantage of the Shelter-in-Place which will be set up later this evening.

Shauna McNally November 1, 20124:14 pm

Church of Saint John in East Stroudsburg will open a soup kitchen tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., to community members without electricity. The soup kitchen will include soup, sandwiches, a place for people to warm up, and plugins for electronic devices.

Dan Ratchford November 1, 201211:06 am

PennDOT has announced it will extend expiration dates for driver licenses, ID cards, and vehicle inspections/registrations.
Vehicle registrations and inspections scheduled to expire October 31 have been extended until November 15.
Driver licenses and ID cards scheduled to expire between October 26 and November 15 will now be expire November 15.

Dan Ratchford November 1, 201211:03 am

There is no Red Cross warming station at the East Stroudsburg North High School today. The roads in that area are still hard to navigate due to tree limbs and debris, according to school officials.

Dan Ratchford November 1, 201211:02 am

PPL says they have restored service to about half of the customers whose power was knocked out by Hurricane Sandy. Thousands are still without power, including over 40,000 in Monroe County.

Shauna McNally October 31, 20129:53 pm

Bill Medley has postponed his performance at the Wiltsie Center in Hazleton that was supposed to be this Sunday, until February or March because of Sandy.

Shauna McNally October 31, 20126:25 pm

Wayne Memorial hospital has initiated its telephone emergency preparedness plan due to difficulties with incoming and outbound phone calls in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Under this plan, phone calls to and from the hospital by anyone, including patients and staff, must be limited to emergency, hi-priority and essential phone calls.

Bianca Barr October 31, 20123:57 pm

Pocono Township officials have postponed trick-or-treating until Saturday, Nov. 3. It will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

Renie Workman October 31, 20121:07 pm

Chestnuthill Township officials have postponed trick or treating until Saturday, November 3.
Trick or Treating for Chestnuthill Township is rescheduled as follows:
• Trick or Treating in the Park – Chestnuthill Park from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday
• Trick or Treating Township-Wide – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday

Renie Workman October 31, 201212:28 pm

Due to the affects of Hurricane Sandy, Bishop John Barres with the Diocese of Allentown has lifted the obligation for Catholics to attend mass tonight and tomorrow for All Saints Day.

Renie Workman October 31, 201212:23 pm

Trick-or-treating in Mount Pocono borough, Coolbaugh Township, Tobyhanna Township and Tunkhannock Township has been postponed to Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20126:29 pm

For an updated list of road closures follow this link.

Mike Vojtko October 30, 20126:22 pm

For safety tips on generator use click HERE.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20124:30 pm

For an updated list of shelters open click here.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20123:41 pm

Trick-or-Treating in Clinton Township has been changed to Saturday, November 3 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20123:34 pm

All Solomon Creek flood gates have been taken down. Normal traffic patterns are open.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20123:33 pm

The Pike County Courthouse is closed Wednesday.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20123:32 pm

Pennsylvanians who may be displaced from their homes due to damage from Hurricane Sandy are reminded that an online housing locator is available to help them quickly find affordable rental housing. Click here
, there is no cost for using this service. People without Internet access can call this number (877) 428-8844.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20123:23 pm

AAA Offers Tips for Storm Damaged Homes and Vehicles. Click here to check them out.

Renie Workman October 30, 20121:47 pm

The state of emergency in Pottsville has been lifted.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20121:30 pm

The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management is urging all residents to stay off the roadways, unless it is an emergency. This is to allow emergency responders and road crews time to clear the roadways due to heavy tree and power line damages from Hurricane Sandy.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20121:29 pm

The Rush Township municipal building is set up as a warming center for Rush Township residents without power. Residents planning to go to the warming center are asked to call the Hometown Fire Company at (570) 668-0274 prior to going to the municipal building.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20121:28 pm

All Wayne Memorial outpatient satellite facilities (X-ray, blood draws, EKG) will re-open Wednesday in Honesdale, Waymart, Hamlin, Lords Valley, Forest City and Milford.

Shauna McNally October 30, 20121:28 pm

Wayne Memorial Hospital says elective surgeries that were cancelled today, will resume Wednesday.

Renie Workman October 30, 20121:23 pm

There are several trees down along the walking path at Lake Scranton. Pennsylvania American Water is closing the parking lot and walking path until Thursday to give crews time to clear the debris. People are asked to avoid the area until Thursday due to safety concerns.

Dan Ratchford October 30, 201210:43 am

Frackville is rescheduling the Halloween Safe Trick or Treat Night to Saturday November 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Dan Ratchford October 30, 201210:41 am

The following interstate rest stops are closed due to power outages:
I-80 East, White Haven, Luzerne County
I-81 North, Dorrance, Luzerne County
I-81 South, Nuangola, Luzerne County
I-81 South, Lenox, Susquehanna County
I-84 East, Promised Land, Pike County
I-84 West, Promised Land, Pike County
I-84 West, Matamoras, Pike County

Dan Ratchford October 30, 201210:28 am

All PA Wine & Spirits Stores will be closed Tuesday, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The stores are set to reopen Wednesday, October 31.

Shawn Dunn October 30, 201210:07 am

If you have any storm photos you would like to share. Upload them to our Sandy Slideshow.

Dan Ratchford October 30, 20129:34 am

The speed limit has been restored to normal by PennDOT and the Turnpike Commission. Speeds on highways in eastern and south central PA were lowered to 45 MPH yesterday because of hazardous conditions.

Renie Workman October 30, 20128:54 am

Trick-or-treating in Montgomery borough is postponed until November 3.

Renie Workman October 30, 20128:46 am

There will be no Meals on Wheels delivery today.

Renie Workman October 30, 20127:54 am

The Red Cross also has a shelter open in the gymnasium area of the Hazleton Area high school.

Renie Workman October 30, 20127:23 am

The state Department of Environmental Protection north central regional office in Williamsport will be closed today. District offices in Sunbury and Mansfield will also be closed.

Renie Workman October 30, 20127:03 am

Schuylkill Mall near Frackville will open at noon today. Hours for anchor stores will vary, please call before visiting.

Dan Ratchford October 30, 20126:35 am

The Senior Community Centers in Schuylkill County will remain closed Tuesday.

Renie Workman October 30, 20125:46 am

Hexcel in Pottsville is closed for dayshift. The business will reopen at 2 p.m. for second shift.

Dan Ratchford October 30, 20125:37 am

The Schuylkill County courthouse is closed Tuesday.

Dan Ratchford October 30, 20125:37 am

The travel ban in Wyoming County is lifted as of 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Dan Ratchford October 30, 20125:35 am

Williamsport YMCA is closed Tuesday, including all child care sites.

Mike Vojtko October 30, 20123:49 am

PPL, Penelec, UGI, and MET ED report over 176,000 homes and businesses in our area are currently without power. Click HERE for a list of emergency shelters.

Mike Vojtko October 30, 20121:54 am

Click HERE to see any road closings in your area. Click HERE to track the current course of the hurricane

Mike Vojtko October 30, 20121:19 am

Close to 150,000 homes and businesses in our area are without power according to Penelec and PPL. Strong winds are expected to continue.

Mike Vojtko October 30, 201212:29 am

The National Weather Service has extended the small stream flood advisory for Snyder, Union, and Northumberland County until Tuesday at 4:30 a.m.

Mike Vojtko October 30, 201212:12 am


The Wyoming County Commissioners have declared travel restrictions within the County. Only essential personnel with proper identification can travel. National Guard presence will be seen within the county.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 201210:21 pm


The American Red Cross will open a shelter at East Stroudsburg South High School on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 a.m.

Jon Meyer October 29, 201210:03 pm

More than 80,000 homes and businesses are without power in our viewing area, a third of them in the Poconos. That number continues to grow as strong winds continue.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20129:48 pm

All Pennsylvania Labor & Industry Unemployment Compensation Call Centers Closed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, due to Hurricane Sandy

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20129:13 pm


The Pike County Courthouse and Administrative Buildings will be closed on Tuesday October 30. All county offices are closed Tuesday as well.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20129:05 pm


The Wayne County Courthouse and Administrative Buildings will be closed on Tuesday October 30, 2012.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20128:15 pm

DIRECTV SUBSCRIBERS — High Definition local stations are off the air on the DirecTV system. This is due to an uplink problem in the New York City area.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20126:45 pm

The following is a list of Pennsylvania electric company, toll-free numbers:

Citizens Electric of Lewisburg – (570) 524-2231

Duquesne Light – (888) 393-7000

FirstEnergy Companies – (888) 544-4877. This includes: Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn Power), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), First Energy Company Pennsylvania Electric (Penelec), and West Penn Power (formerly Allegheny Power)

PPL – (800) 342-5775)

PECO Energy Company – (800) 841-4141

Pike County Light & Power Company – (877) 434-4100

UGI Utilities Inc – (800) 276-2722

Wellsboro Electric Company – (570) 724-3516

Shauna McNally October 29, 20126:30 pm

With tropical-force winds creating dangerous traveling conditions in the Philadelphia area, Governor Tom Corbett is closing the full length of Interstates 95 and 676; I-476 (non-toll portion); I-76 from the PA Turnpike to Passyunk Avenue and the U.S. Route 1 Extension in Philadelphia to all traffic except emergency vehicles from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20126:28 pm

The Office of Administration announced that state office buildings in the Capitol Complex, Harrisburg Area, Pittsburgh, Reading, Scranton and Philadelphia State Office Buildings will be closed to non-essential employees on Tuesday.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20126:26 pm

Due to the severity of the storm and its potential impact on customers, Wells Fargo has decided to waive or credit certain fees beginning today and going through Thursday. Call (800) 869-3557 for more information.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20126:20 pm

Stroud Mall closed at 6pm today. Mall is scheduled to re-open Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20126:10 pm

Pennsylvania American Water is closing the Lake Scranton Walking Trail and parking lot on Tuesday. They are asking walkers to please avoid the lake path until Wednesday to ensure time to clear the path if necessary.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20126:04 pm

Red Cross Shelter open at the Susquehanna Community School in Susquehanna.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20125:32 pm

LUZERNE COUNTY: All Hazleton busses and public transit are cancelled for Tuesday. They shall resume Wednesday unless cancelled at a later date.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20125:27 pm

Roads are beginning to close. Click here for the list.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20125:18 pm

More emergency shelter locations:

Lackawanna County: Lakeland High School, North Pocono High School, & Scranton High School. The Jefferson Township site is now the Fire Hall.

White Eagle Hose Company in Old Forge and the Thornhurst Volunteer Fire Company in Thornhurst are non Red Cross Shelters.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20125:15 pm

Shelter at Promised Land Firehouse on Rt. 390 in Promised Land. Open until 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Shawn Dunn October 29, 20125:03 pm

The Carbon County Courthouse will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday October 30, 2012 due to inclement weather.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20124:54 pm

The Columbia County courthouse will be closed Tuesday. The absentee ballot period has been extended in the county until Friday, November 2.

An emergency shelter is open at the Columbia Montour Vo-tech school.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20124:41 pm

Meals on Wheels Cancelled for Lycoming and Clinton County on Tuesday.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20124:40 pm

Lincoln Senior Center closed Tuesday.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20124:31 pm

Wal-Mart representatives report stores in our area are scheduled to close Monday at 6:00 p.m.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20124:27 pm

Rabbittransit will suspend all transportation services starting at 6 p.m. today. This includes fixed route Freedom Transit, and paratransit in Adams, Northumberland, and York Counties.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20124:16 pm

There is no garbage pick up Tuesday for the city of Nanticoke.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20124:13 pm

Wayne County Courthouse and Administrative Buildings will be closed on Tuesday.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20124:12 pm

The Wayne County Commissioners executed a Declaration of Disaster Emergency at 2 p.m. today to allow Wayne County Emergency Management Coordinator to coordinate the activities of the emergency response, and to take all appropriate action needed to alleviate the affects of this disaster.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20124:03 pm

Montour County government offices will be closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. However, the elections office in the Courthouse will remain open for members of the public who wish to apply for an absentee ballot or drop off a voted absentee ballot.

The Courthouse will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. to accept applications. No other courthouse offices will be open.

WNEP October 29, 20123:55 pm

The Monroe County Courthouse is closed tomorrow due to weather conditions.

Mike Vojtko October 29, 20123:53 pm

Emergency Shelters opened as of 3 p.m.10/29:

Bradford County: Wysox Fire Hall, Ridgebury Fire Hall Non-Red Cross

Sullivan County: Eagles Mere Community Hall (partially red cross supported)

Susquehanna County: Susquehanna Community School District-Susquehanna

Wyoming County: Tunkhannock High School

Lackawanna County: Lakeland High School, North Pocono High School, Scranton High School, Jefferson Municipal Building

Shauna McNally October 29, 20123:49 pm

Wayne Memorial Hospital said if anyone has a surgery scheduled and has not been contacted by his or her surgeon’s staff, please visit the hospital’s website for updated information. .

If you are a patient of Wayne Memorial Hospital’s outpatient centers or Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers, either their family health centers or behavioral, dental or women’s health services, please call ahead before coming in to make sure they are open.

WNEP October 29, 20123:42 pm

The Wyoming Valley Mall is closing today at 4 PM.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20123:17 pm

The City of Wilkes-Barre has closed the Regent Street gate near Solomon Creek in South Wilkes-Barre. Barney Street will remain open unless the creek rises to an emergency level during the storm. With three of the four gates closed, the city will be able to quickly respond to a rising creek in that area.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20123:12 pm

The Mayors of the Boroughs of Exeter, Wyoming, and West Pittston have issued a 10 p.m. curfew.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20123:10 pm

Packer Township has declared a State of Emergency. The Township Municipal Building will be available to residents in the event that the power is out for an extended period of time.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20123:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board authorized the early closure of all PA Wine & Spirits Stores at 3 p.m.

The closure will affect approximately 435 stores throughout the state.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:58 pm

Lycoming County courthouse and other Lycoming County Government Offices will be closed on Tuesday.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:54 pm

Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton as issued a mandatory curfew of 9 p.m. Click here for more information.

Shawn Dunn October 29, 20122:39 pm

From the Dallas Area Municipal Authority.
Due to the impending storm, there will be no trash collection for DAMA customers on Tuesday, Oct. 30th. Collection will resume on Wednesday and be one day behind your normal collection day.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:38 pm

Weatherly is in a State of Emergency.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:36 pm

Local Geisinger community practices are also closing early at 4 p.m. today, including those in Tunkhannock, Kingston, Wyoming, South Wilkes-Barre, Lake Scranton, Mt. Pocono, Mountainhome, Dallas, Kistler Clinic (Wilkes-Barre), Moosic, Hazleton, Mountain Top, Pittston and Pittston-North Main.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:36 pm

Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, Pediatric Urgent Care will close today at 4 p.m. and Adult Urgent Care at 5 p.m. Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center after hours urgent care will maintain normal operating hours, 6 to 11 p.m.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:33 pm

Pottsville has declared a State of Emergency.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:32 pm

Sugar Notch Borough announces that due to the storm, garbage will not be picked up until Wednesday. Residents are asked to wait until Tuesday evening to place garbage outside.

Shawn Dunn October 29, 20122:26 pm

Garbage Collection has been suspended until Wednesday Oct 31.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:19 pm

Red Cross shelter open at the Shamokin Area High School. Anyone needing transportation from the Borough please call (570) 339-4486.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:17 pm

Allied Services Integrated Health System announced that all 14 outpatient clinic locations will be closed Tuesday due to inclement weather. All patient appointments at the Allied Rehab outpatient clinics in the Scranton Luger Center, Scotrun, Moscow, MidValley, Carbondale, and Taylor are cancelled. Heinz Rehab outpatient clinics in Wilkes Barre, Tunkhannock, Pittston, Nanticoke, Mountaintop, Forty Fort, Drums, and Dallas will also be closed.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:14 pm

Wyoming County Commissioners declared a state of emergency. Shelter opening at 3 p.m. at Tunkhannock Area High School.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20122:12 pm

Local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) can coordinate shelter or find services for older Pennsylvanians during Hurricane Sandy. Residents are encouraged to visit <a href="" their website or call (800) 490-8505 to be connected with an AAA in their local area.

In counties affected by power outages or flooding from the storm, the agencies are prepared to handle the immediate and long-term needs of older adults and their families.

WNEP October 29, 20122:00 pm

The Lycoming Mall is closing today at 4:00 PM

WNEP October 29, 20121:59 pm

There will be no garbage pickup in Hazelton on Tuesday due to weather conditions.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20121:58 pm

The Monroe County Transit Authority is suspending service effective 5:30 p.m. today. Click here for more information.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20121:46 pm

Garbage will not be collected in Tamaqua on Tuesday morning due to weather conditions. Tuesday’s garbage collection has been moved to Wednesday, and recyclable collection has been moved to Saturday.

WNEP October 29, 20121:45 pm

YMCA in Williamsport is cancelling all programs and activities tonight.

Jim Murdoch October 29, 20121:45 pm

Several trees down in Sweet Valley. Ross Twp. EMA: We’re staffed and ready to respond.

WNEP October 29, 20121:43 pm

The Viewmont Mall will be closing today at 4:00 PM, but Sears will remain open.

WNEP October 29, 20121:36 pm

The Lackawanna County Courthouse is closed tomorrow.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20121:34 pm

State Police are asking people not to call the local police stations for weather and/or road conditions on the emergency numbers.

Here is a list of numbers and websites to obtain this information:

Interstates and Public Information – (800) 932-4600
Pennsylvania Interstate – (888) 783-6783
People out of state to call to PA road and weather conditions – (717) 783-5186
Pennsylvania Turnpike – (800) 331-3414
Pennsylvania Website for Department of Transportation –

WNEP October 29, 20121:33 pm

The PA CareerLink at Wilkes-Barre and Hazelton will be closing today at 1:00 PM and will be closed tomorrow.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20121:25 pm

The borough of Lansford is in a state of emergency until further notice.

Shauna McNally October 29, 20121:18 pm

The Lackawanna County Commissioners have closed the Coal Mine and four parks: McDade, Merli-Sarnoski, Aylesworth and Covington, as of 11 a.m. today through Wednesday as a safety precaution due to Hurricane Sandy.
Please check the County’s website for further updates.

Renie Workman October 29, 20121:05 pm

Furmano Foods in Northumberland borough: second and third shift employees do not report to work.

Renie Workman October 29, 201212:48 pm

Luzerne County court and court-related offices will close today at 2 p.m. and will remain closed until 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. All hearings and trials scheduled for Tuesday will be rescheduled.

Shawn Dunn October 29, 201212:44 pm

Travel discouraged until conditions improve. Read the full statement from PennDOT officials HERE

WNEP October 29, 201212:41 pm

Susquehanna Community Health and Dental Center in Williamsport is notifying all patients scheduled for appointments Tuesday that they need to reschedule.

Renie Workman October 29, 201212:38 pm

Location change for the Red Cross shelter in Dallas. The shelter is open at Dallas Middle School, not the high school

WNEP October 29, 201212:34 pm

The Mall at Steamtown will be closing today at 2 PM.

Renie Workman October 29, 201212:29 pm

Freeland borough will have garbage pick up on Wednesday and Thursday. Recycling will be also be picked up Thursday.

WNEP October 29, 201212:20 pm

Tech Packaging reports cancellation for second shift production tonight.

Renie Workman October 29, 201212:04 pm

Jenco Tobyhanna Distribution Center reports no second shift today.

Shawn Dunn October 29, 201211:52 am

The Zoning Hearing Board for Kidder Township in Lake Harmony meeting scheduled for tonight at 7:00 PM is cancelled.
A new date has not been established as of Noon today.

Shauna McNally October 29, 201211:42 am

WVIA has cancelled the 10th congressional district debate scheduled for Tuesday night. WVIA plans to reschedule the debate for a later date.

Dan Ratchford October 29, 201211:40 am

The mayors of Wyoming, West Wyoming, Exeter, and West Pittston have declared a state of emergency in the boroughs until 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Dan Ratchford October 29, 201211:39 am

Residential garbage collection in East Stroudsburg has been postponed until Wednesday, October 31.

Shauna McNally October 29, 201211:33 am

The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library in Mountaintop will close at 1 p.m. today and reopen at Noon Tuesday, weather permitting.

Renie Workman October 29, 201211:22 am

Luzerne County council meeting tonight has been cancelled. A budget meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has also been cancelled. For more information, call 825-1634.

Dan Ratchford October 29, 201211:21 am

In Lackawanna County, COLTS bus service will shut down at 4 p.m. Monday. Please check the COLTS website which is currently being updated for specific route information and times.
There will be no service Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Dan Ratchford October 29, 201211:06 am

The Pottsville Lions Club Halloween parade has been cancelled.

The Pottsville merchants trick or treat has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 1 from 4-6 p.m. City-wide trick or treating will be Thursday, November 1 from 6-8 p.m.

Dan Ratchford October 29, 201211:05 am

The Halloween parade scheduled for Wednesday in Tunkhannock has been postponed to Saturday.

Renie Workman October 29, 201210:39 am

Due to the approaching storm, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania offices will be closing at noon today. Employees are encouraged to call the toll-free internal information line before coming in Tuesday for any additional changes to operations.

Renie Workman October 29, 201210:37 am

The City of Sunbury is asking residents to help keep the catch basins in their neighborhood clear of any debris and leaves. If you have raked any leaves into the street, please remove them from the street so they do not clog the catch basin. The Public Works Department will resume brush pick up after the storm and its clean up.

Renie Workman October 29, 201210:35 am

From the Schuylkill County Solid Waste Recycling – Recycling pick ups have been suspended for Monday and Tuesday and will resume on Wednesday October 31. Municipalities with sites are asked to please restrict access to the sites so that individuals do not leave materials outside of the bins that will be blown by the strong winds that are expected over the next 48 hours.

Dan Ratchford October 29, 201210:32 am

J.P. Mascaro & Sons will be suspending service to all of their customers Tuesday due to the storm. All collections will run one day behind for the rest of the week.

Renie Workman October 29, 201210:30 am

Senior centers in Columbia and Montour Counties will also be closed tomorrow and there will be no Meals on Wheels.

Shawn Dunn October 29, 201210:30 am

Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) will temporarily reduce the speed limit to 45 mph and restrict certain types of vehicles on some southeast Pa.roadways. Read more HERE

Jon Meyer October 29, 201210:16 am

LUZERNE COUNTY: The American Red Cross is opening evacuation shelters at noon today at the following locations: Dallas High School, GAR High School in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke.
If for any reason you need to leave your home you are welcome at one of these shelters.

Renie Workman October 29, 201210:15 am

Quad Graphics in the Humbolt Industrial Park in Hazle Township will close at 3 p.m. today and will reopen at 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Renie Workman October 29, 201210:14 am

Precision Home Health Care in Pottsville is closing at noon today and will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Shawn Dunn October 29, 20129:49 am

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the following statement:
“The President today declared an emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Sandy beginning on October 26, 2012, and continuing. Read more HERE

Renie Workman October 29, 20127:52 am

Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA: all classes are cancelled and daycare closed for today and tomorrow.

Renie Workman October 29, 20127:22 am

No Meals on Wheels delivery today. Senior centers are open.

Renie Workman October 29, 20125:34 am

Senior centers in Columbia and Montour Counties are closed today. There are no Meals on Wheels.

Dan Ratchford October 29, 20125:06 am

Non-essential employees under the governor’s jurisdiction are authorized for a full-day closing statewide, according to the governor’s press office.

Shawn Dunn October 28, 201210:45 pm

Effective at midnight Sunday into Monday, the Mayor of Lehighton is declaring a state of emergency in the borough. Residents are urged to report storm damage and keep storm drains in their residential area clear of leaves and debris. Any questions, call the borough police department at (610) 377-4003.

Shawn Dunn October 28, 201210:45 pm

The city of Wilkes-Barre has cancelled recycling collection for Monday due to Hurricane Sandy.