Extreme Wind Takes Down Sign, Damages Buildings in Luzerne County

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The extreme wind is creating problems all over our area.

There are trees down and even a large sign blew over in Luzerne County.

The wind took down a big sign along Route 315 early Monday morning at the entrance to the former Sunshine Market in Plains Township.

Workers say it fell just after midnight.

The sign is too big to take out in one piece, so a worker with a torch cut it up and others hauled it away.

Newswatch 16 also found wind damage in the city of Nanticoke.

One lane of Arch Street at the intersection with North Walnut is closed because some bricks blew off an empty building that was once a beer distributor.

Police say code enforcement officials will take a look to see what action has to be taken.

A few blocks away, part of the facing of the First National Bank drive-thru blew off. The bank is still open, but the drive-thru is closed until repairs can be made.

And in Lackawanna County, high winds blew trash from a landfill onto a highway. Newswatch 16 found workers from Keystone Landfill in Dunmore picking up garbage along the Casey Highway Monday afternoon.

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