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Archive - Jun 2013

June 28th

Photos: Reynoldsville flood damage

June 28, 2013

Spirit reporter Matthew Triponey traveled to Reynoldsville on Friday to document the aftermath of Thursday's flood.

See his photos here:

http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery

Flood watch: Bridges closed (as of 6 p.m. Friday)

June 28, 2013

The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services issued a list of PennDOT bridge closures as of 6 p.m. Friday.

They are as follows:

• Route 949 bridge in Heath Township, near the entrance of Clear Creek State Park.

• Route 36 bridge in the Village of Cloe, Bell Township, near Mary's Place.

• US Route 322 "Hump Back" Bridge in Reynoldsville.

All three bridges will be closed until further notice due to flood-related damage.

PennDOT will be posting detours.

Rain waters wash out Old Home Week entertainment

June 28, 2013

Severe downpours and continued rain have forced the cancellation and re-scheduling of the live entertainment that was planned for tonight's Old Home Week Celebration.

The updated schedule for tomorrow is as follows:

• Noon to 2 p.m.: Crisis

• 2 to 4 p.m.: Down to the Wire

• 4 p.m.: Firemen's Parade

• After the parade: Lounge Lizards, followed by Ridin' Shotgun.

June 27th

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.

When it comes to children riding in cars, safety always comes first.
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