It's a second day of clean up for a Nescopeck area couple who run a farm near Zehner Road. Late Saturday afternoon when a storm blew through the area... producing high winds... heavy rain and hail... which pretty much wiped out the Broyan family crop. Our news partner... WNEP / Channel 16... says the Broyans had to stand by as the weather blew across their property Saturday afternoon... destroying every fruit and vegetable in its path. Lucky... the Broyans weren't injured by the large pieces of hail falling from the sky.
The folks who strolled along Main Street in Bloomsburg on Saturday... got an eyeful.... and an earful of American muscle. A couple of hundred classic cars took part... in what was called grid lock... Saturday at midday... blocking Main Street to show off their prized possessions. The rolling museum of car history took over four of the six lanes of Main Street... showing us all what the American car hobby is all about. The participants taking part in this past weekend's 8th annual Custom Rod and Cruise – in at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. The cruise in was a benefit for the Bloomsburg Hospital..
If you're planning on drinking... then driving... it might not be a good idea to do so this weekend. The North Central Highway Safety Network... with the help of local police... will be establishing DUI Checkpoints Friday and Saturday nights. In past interviews... Bloomsburg Police Sgt. Leonard Rogutski says most of the problems are concentrated on Route 11, 487 and 42. That's where the checkpoints are expected to be set up. The checkpoints are funded by PennDOT... and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
PennDOT says there will be traffic work zones to contend with if you plan on using westbound Interstate 80 between the Mifflinville and Lime Ridge interchanges. The agency's Rick Mason says the passing lane will be closed... starting Wednesday at 7 AM... so trucks working on the third bridge over the Susquehanna River have room to work. Also... the area could become a bottleneck for afternoon traffic since the work will last until 7 O'clock each evening.
Police in West Hazleton are looking for two intruders who pulled off a violent home invasion Sunday afternoon. The incident happening at 38 North Broad Street... when two people broke into the home... demanded cash... pistol whipping three of the men who live there. The two men got what they wanted and fled the area. One of the men was treated at a hospital for injuries received in the home invasion in West Hazleton.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it will conduct a safety study on State Route 93 near Hudsondale. That study was requested by Packer Township supervisors due to... what they say... is a problem. One supervisor says six accidents have taken place on the road in Hudsondale over the past year.... one involving a fatality. PennDOT's review of the area should be wrapped by either late this month.. or early September.