The Bradford County commissioners have declared a state of emergency for all of Bradford County as of 1 p.m. today, due to the severe weather and flooding, the public safety director for the county said.

Residents are asked to stay off the roads, if they can.

“We’re asking for no unnecessary travel in Bradford County,” said Robert Barnes, public safety director for Bradford County. “We’re asking anyone at home to stay there.”

And residents should make no unnecessary calls to 911, he said.

“We’ve had people stuck on the road” due to flooding, he said. “We’ve had people stuck in their homes. We had to evacuate seven people from a trailer park in Rome.”

A number of people who were stuck in vehicles on flooded roadways in Monroe Township and Monroeton have been evacuated to a temporary Red Cross shelter that has been set up at the Wysox Fire Hall, he said.

The Bradford County Emergency Operations Center was opened at 5:30 a.m. today and it will continue be open through tonight and tomorrow, at the least, he said. 

Look for more details as they become available.