** Operation Stormwatch **
** 2 Hour Delay **
Columbia County Christian – Learning Center Open
St. Columba / Bloomsburg
Bloomsburg Y pre – school – Morning Classes cancelled – PM classes will be held.
Penn State / Hazleton – Compressed Schedule – Staff to report at 10 O'clock
** Closed **
Interstate 80 eastbound is shut down this morning causing traffic tie up's. An initial call came in around 3:52... alerting authorities to a tractor - trailer accident near the rest area. The driver with an apparent broken arm was taken by ambulance to Geisinger in Danville. Now... crews are wrestling with an oil spill. We'll keep you up to date...
There could be some additional flood protection in our future... especially if you live near Windsor Foods... the high school and the fire department. The Bloomsburg Town Council Monday night okayed a submission of an application to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development for additional money to extend the flood wall. Although there are no formalized plans yet.... the proposal calls for Windsor Foods... the high school and the fire department to be interconnected with some sort of flood protection.
Animal Resource Center
The Animal Resource Center of Columbia County is getting with the times. They now micro chip animals that become adopted... so says Executive Director Linda Bird... appearing on the Monday edition of the WHLM Morning Buzz. You can always look at the shelter's inventory at NoKillARC.org... or sign on to their Facebook page.
If you plan on taking a day trip this week... it's going to cost you. According to the Triple A fuel gauge report... the average price for a gallon of gas at Columbia and Montour convience stores is averaging
$2.61 a gallon. That's off two cents from a week ago... and 13 cents a gallon higher than a month ago. Overall the Triple A says gas is dropping by about a penny a day.
Under the Influence
A 20-year-old Mahanoy City man... under the influence of bath salts... was taken into custody Sunday night in Mt. Carnel after kicking on a door at an apartment building and claiming to be shot. Dillin Clark of W. Spruce St., was cited by cops for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct relating to the early evening disturbance on East Ave. Police said Clark was kicking on a door at the apartment building, where he reportedly has some acquaintances. He then told a passerby that he was shot and was found a short time later by police lying on the road at Second and Chestnut streets. Police said Clark, who appeared very disoriented at Mount Carmel Police Station, was released to the custody of his mother.
The price of "Forever Stamps" has increase to 49 cents. The price going up over the weekend. The old price was 47 cents. Stamps have been at 47 cents since April when the government temporarily dropped the price. Postcards, international mail and heavier packages aren't affected by the price hike.