Flooding in Bradford County
Flooding in Bradford County has caused road closures, evacuations, and the delay of The Daily Review.
Delivery of The Daily Review today is impossible. Papers should be available at several retail outlets in and around Towanda this morning.
Guthrie Clinic issued a statement today that several locations have been closed.
“Guthrie Clinic encourages patients to call ahead to their physicians’ offices because weather makes travel difficult and unsafe,” according to the statement. “The Emergency Department at Robert Packer Hospital will remain open. The ACT Clinic will open in the Family Medicine Department, first floor, red section at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA at 9:30 a.m.”
Closed Guthrie locations include: Troy Community Hospital Rehab Services; The Infusion Center at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre is closing at noon; The Arrhythmia Center at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre; Home Health, Home Care and Hospice has limited staffing, for emergencies please call 570-888-6666 for an on-call nurse; The Dialysis Seminar scheduled for today at 10 a.m. at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre is canceled.
Offices that are open include: Robert Packer Hospital and Troy Community Hospital
Additional closings include: Sayre clinic locations are closed, all primary care and specialty offices. All elective surgery procedures and endoscopy procedures are canceled for today; The Infusion Center at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre is closing at noon; The Arrhythmia Center at Guthrie Clinic in Sayre is closed; Athens clinic location is closed; Apalachin, N.Y. clinic location is closed; Canton clinic location is closed; Dushore clinic location is closed; Elmira, N.Y. clinic location is closed; Owego, N.Y. clinic location is closed; Towanda clinic location is closed; Troy clinic location is closed; Tunkannock clinic location is closed; Waverly clinic location is closed; Waverly Ophthalmology office is closed; Wyalusing clinic location is closed; Towanda Dialysis services are closed; and Home Health, Home Care and Hospice has limited staffing: for emergencies please call (570) 888-6666 for an on-call nurse.
Jim Daly, Emergency Management Coordinator for Sayre Borough, said the Sayre Fire Department is notifying East Side Sayre residents of the need to evacuate given the current flood conditions. At around 5 a.m., he stated that the levee was reported at 23.7 feet and is projected to reach 26.7 feet. “This exceeds the protection of the levee,” he stated. He added that Cayuta Creek is very high and possibly flooding along Cayuta Street in Athens Township.
A press release from the Waverly Police Department listed several road closures for Waverly, including: Broad Street (between Johnson Street and lower Clark Street); Lincoln Street (from Clinton Avenue to Lyman Avenue); Liberty Street (Waverly Street to Lincoln Street); and the bridge on Chemung Street (Route 17C) near Cayuta Avenue is closed to all traffic.
“The local Red Cross has open a relief shelter at the Waverly Jr.-Sr. High School on
Frederick Street, Waverly, N.Y., for any one needing shelter,” the release stated.
Michelle Shedden, Chief Clerk at the Bradford County Commissioners, issued the following statements:
“The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Athens Township Volunteer Fire Department. Residents from the Wildwood Trailer Park are being evacuated to this shelter. This will also serve as a place of shelter for any Valley residents who are self evacuating.” Residents should bring a blanket and a pillow with them.
“At 1900 hours the Borough of Towanda has declared a disaster emergency. Due to threats endangering the health, safety and welfare of a substantial number of persons residing in Towanda Borough and potential to create problems greater in scope than Towanda Borough may be able to resolve, Garret Miller, Mayor of Towanda Borough, and on the recommendation of the Emergency Management Coordinator for Towanda Borough, is directing a voluntarily evacuation for residents in the affected areas. These areas include the following: Residents and businesses located on the Merrill Parkway.
Bounded by Farley Connector to Mix Ave along the Merrill Parkway.
Bounded by Mix Ave to AC Smith NAPA store and Williams Street on the river side to the Merrill Parkway.
All evacuees are asked to go to the Ulster Fire Hall which is the Red Cross Emergency Shelter.
Please bring blankets and pillows and any personal toiletries.”
Additionally, she stated that the courthouse and county offices are closed.
A 9 a.m. travel advisory from PennDOT listed the following road closures:
SR 6 in Burlington and West Burlington townships, from Berwick Turnpike to Bailey Corners Road;
SR 6 in Wysox and Standing Stone townships, from Masonite Drive to Valley Road;
SR 6 Wysox Golden Mile from SR 187 to SR 2032;
SR 6 from SR 187 at Wysox to Valley Road in Standing Stone Township;
SR 14 in Canton Borough from SR 414 to Lycoming Street;
SR 187 from Wysox to the Wyoming County line;
SR 187 from SR 467 Rome Township to the New York state line;
SR 187 in Asylum Township from Kilmer Hill Road to North Street;
SR 187 in Orwell Township (bridge out) one-quarter mile north of Orwell Hill Road;
SR 187 in Windham Township from SR 1049 to the New York state line;
SR 187 from Wyalusing New Albany Road to the Wyoming County line;
SR 220 closed from SR 414 in Monroeton to Wyalusing New Albany Road at New Albany;
SR 220 from Overton Road in New Albany from Laddsburg Hill Road in Albany Township;
SR 409 in Wyalusing Township, from SR 706 in Camptown to Brewer Hollow Road;
SR 467 in Rome Township, from SR 187 to Irish Ridge Road;
SR 706 from Waterman Road in Stevens Township to Baldwin Road in Susquehanna County;
SR 1007 in Tuscarora and Stevens townships, from SR 1001 to SR 1003;
SR 1017 (Herrickville Road) in Herrick Township, from SR 706 at Camptown to Arey Road;
SR 1020 (Shores Road) in Sheshequin Township between Sackett Road and Crowley Hill Road;
SR 1029 (Lake Hill) from SR 187 to SR 1031;
SR 1038 (Warren Center Road) in Warren Township, from Leraysville Road to Warren Center;
SR 1040 (Cadis Road) in Warren Township, from Leraysville Road to the New York state line;
SR 1049 (Leraysville Road) in Pike, Warren and Windham townships, from SR 467 to SR 187;
SR 1055 (Battle Creek Road) from SR 187 at Rome to Cotton Hollow Road;
SR 1055 (Battle Creek Road) in Rome Township, from Parks Creek Road to Enterprise Road;
SR 1056 (Front Street) in Athens Township, from SR 199 to North Rome Road;
SR 1057 (North Rome Road) in Litchfield Township, between Ridge Road and Sportsman Road;
SR 1058 (Litchfield Road) in Litchfield Township, from Snow Road to the New York state line;
SR 1067 (Hill Road) in Litchfield Township, from Cotton Hollow Road to Litchfield Road;
SR 2007 (Wilmot Road) from SR 2011 to SR 2009;
**SR 2010 (Wyalusing New Albany Road) from Gravel Pit Road to Oak Hill Road.
SR 2024 (Airport Road) in Towanda Township, from Main Street to Kilmer Hill Road;
SR 3005 (Canton Cross Road) in Canton Township from Southside Road to SR 414;
SR 3009 (Burlington Turnpike) in Burlington Township, from SR 3024 to SR 6;
SR 3019 (Bailey Corners Road) from SR 514 to SR 414;
SR 4020 (Mile Lane) in Athens Township from Wilawana Road to Highland Road.
SR 87 from Route 220 at Dushore to I-180 in Lycoming County;
SR 154 in Elkland Township between both intersections with SR 4008;
SR 154 from SR 220 at Laporte to SR 87 at Forksville;
SR 220 through the entire county, from Lycoming County to Bradford County;
SR 2001 (Beaver Lake Road) in Davidson Township, from the Lycoming County line to SR 42;
SR 2002 (Nordmont Road) in Davidson Township, between Brown Hill Road and Long Brook Road;
SR 2003 (Nordmont Road) in Laporte Township, between Nordmont and SR 220;
SR 4001 (Elk Creek Road) from SR 154 at Lincoln Falls to SR 87 in Hillsgrove Township;
SR 4005 (Middle Road) in Fox Township, from Mountain Road to SR 154;
Additional updates will be posted throughout the day.