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Spirit delivery may be delayed

June 27, 2013

Due to the recent flooding and road closures, delivery of Friday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit may be delayed.

If you do not receive your paper, it will be delivered the next day.

We thank all of our readers for their patience.

Margaret “Peggy” A. Ryen, 62

June 27, 2013

Peggy A. Ryen, 62, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Sept. 12, 1950, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Marjorie Evelyn (Oberlin) and Paul Edgar Ryen.

She was a cosmetologist for 20 years and also had been employed as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church.

She loved being a mother and a grandmother.

She was known for her generosity and having a big heart.

She was a very compassionate and accepting woman and welcomed anybody into her home.

Flooding update: More photos

June 27, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Spirit reporter and Punxsy volunteer firefighter Larry McGuire spent Thursday responding to flood incidents throughout the county and documenting damage.

Check out his photos in our photo gallery, http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery

and read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Flooding update: Photos of Elk Run damage

June 27, 2013

We posted photos of flood damage in Elk Run in our photo gallery section,
http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery

Check back later for more flood photos from across the area.

Flooding update: Residents can contact Dept. of Emergency Services

June 27, 2013

The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services is asking all residents who have experienced any damages to their homes and property due to the severe flooding within the county to please contact the Dept. of Emergency Management at 814-849-5052.

Flooding Update: Updated list of roads closed in Jefferson County (as of 9 p.m.)

June 27, 2013

PennDOT has released the following statement on road closures:
The following state roads are closed in Jefferson County due to flooding and will open once the water recedes.
Travel Advisory –State Routes Closed in Jefferson County Due to Flooding

The following state roads are closed in Jefferson County due to flooding and will open once the water recedes.

9 pm Changes:

Route 3031 (Coolspring Road) is open between Route 36 in Oliver Township and Route 3005 (Pansy Ringgold Road) in Beaver Township.

Flooding Update: An image of the devastation

June 27, 2013

This image depicts just one of the many roadways affected by the flooding that has struck the area this morning and afternoon — the intersection of Graffius Avenue and Elk Run Avenue just a block away from Sheetz.

Flooding Update: Areas of Big Run to be evacuated

June 27, 2013

At 1:53 p.m., the Department of Emergency Services in Brookville issued a statement asking that all residents stay away from the area of Big Run Borough. Steps are currently being taken to evacuate persons in the borough.

BREAKING NEWS: Roads closed due to flooding

June 27, 2013

The following state roads are closed in Jefferson County due to flooding and will open once the water recedes.

Route 3001 (Pheasant Hollow Road) is closed in both directions between Route 3014 (Sprankle Mills Road) in Oliver Township and Route 536 in Ringgold Township (Pheasant Hollow Area.)

Route 536 is closed in both directions between Route 36 in Young Township and Porter Road in Perry Township (Hamilton/Frostburg Area.)

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