2011-09-18 07:43:00 by Mark Williams / News Director
Boil Water Directive Lifted
United Water... the supplier of drinking water in the Bloomsburg area... has lifted it's boil water directive issued earlier in the week. The call from the utility was received around 2:30 Saturday afternoon. The boil water mandate was put into place when service was restored on Tuesday. It was lifted Saturday afternoon after the state's Department of Environmental Protection gave a thumbs up on the product after extensive testing.
Free tetanus shots will be given out Sunday at the Bloomsburg YMCA on East 7th Street. It takes place from 12 Noon until 2 PM.
Free Cleanup Supplies & Food Drive
Lowes in Buckhorn has told us there will be two tractor trailers parked at their store Sunday with donated cleaning supplies and nonperishible food. If you need supplies to clean up you can stop by between 8AM & 3PM.
Danville Clothing Drive
The Danville SPCA is holding a clothing drive until 2PM or later Sunday at their facility on Old Bloom Road.
Disaster Recovery Center
The one – stop Disaster Recovery Center is now established at the Columbia County Agriculture Center at 702 Sawmill Road in Bloomsburg. The center will be open from 10 AM to 7 PM... seven days a week until they're not needed. The DRC is the one – stop place for flood relief. However, you must pre – register on line at www.fema.gov or by phone at 1-800-621-FEMA.
PennDOT is asking all of us not to travel to flood – damaged areas... a little more than a week after high water damaged area roadways. Traveling in those areas... say along West Main Street in Bloomsburg... and Fernville poses a safety risk and the added traffic may impede recovery and repair efforts. PennDOT and people recovering from the flood ask that you refrain from visiting flood-damaged areas just to see the sights. PennDOT's Rick Mason, as well as the agency is asking everyone to be courteous; many people have suffered a wide range of flood damage and are trying to get their lives back together. If you have no business in flood-damaged areas, please refrain from going there.
Interstate 80 Work
PennDOT says starting Monday the eastbound travel lane will be closed between mile markers 238 and 239 just east of Lightstreet. The eastbound travel lane will remain closed through 12 noon on Friday.
The I-80 westbound travel lane will be closed Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. between mile marker 240 near (Lime Ridge/Berwick) and mile marker 237 (east of Lightstreet). The westbound travel lane will remain closed through Thursday afternoon.
The Panthers of Bloomsburg made their return to play Friday evening with a home field victory against Montoursville on their temporary home field at Redman Stadium. The Panthers won that match 36-7.
Saturday afternoon Columbia Montour Vo-Tech defeated East Juniata at home 14-6, and the Bulldogs of Berwick fell to Dallas 53-20.
Saturday evening Southern Columbia beat Shamokin 46-21 and Danville beat Central Columbia 24-14. You can hear all the details from Saturday's action in the WHLM High School Football Update: