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Southern Drive (SR 487) in Franklin Township is closed between Bethel Road and Park Drive.

ROADWAY is now open

Numidia drive between Ringtown Mountain Road and Dragstrip Road is shut down for an unknown duration. Motor vehicle accident in the area.

Landlines in the Numidia area are currently down and are unable to be used to dial 911. If you have an emergency, please use a cellular phone to dial 911. Phone lines are also out at our department so you will need use the ECEN Non-emergency number to contact police at 570-784-6300.

The dog and owner were reunited! thank you for sharing this post. 

This dog was found on Sr42 (Numidia Drive) at Dragstrip Road. We are attempting to locate the owner to get him reunited. Very friendly. He was with a black dog that ran away. Call 570-799-5806 or the non-emergency number for the 911 Center at 570-784-6300.

All area roadways have been re-opened following Monday's storm damage.

Due to the severe storms over night, most roads in the area are CLOSED due to trees and wires down. Please refrain from traveling if possible and allow utility companies to begin clearing the damage. To report any downed power lines please call 1-800-DIAL-PPL.

** UPDATE ** Kevin was located at approximately 5:00 pm safe! We want to thank all the local volunteers, the outside search and rescue teams, K9's, Columbia County EMA, ECEN Emergency Services Dispatchers, Incident Management Team Members  and members of the Montour Township and Catawissa Borough Police Officers who responded to our calls for assistance to search for Kevin. 

The 1000 block of Bear Gap Road (between Middle Road and the Northumberland/Columbia county line) is experiencing severe icing due to natural spring runoff onto the roadway coupled with the cold temperatures.  PennDOT is aware of the situation and had been working with heavy equipment to make the roadway as safe as possible.  However, the water is still flowing and the road is still icy, so please use caution when traveling through the area.  The area will likely be hazardous until the spring stops flowing.  

Area roadways have become extremely slippery with the snow squall that has gone through. Southern Drive / SR487 near Rohrbach's is closed with multiple stuck vehicles

Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 3:25 PM

The Southern Columbia School District, Catawissa PA, has placed a call out to all parents / guardians on the school reach program. Due to a minor vehicle accident involving two of the school's buses returning from a 4th grade field trip, students are now being dismissed from the school at this time. Buses will be leaving the school grounds shortly to be bringing home the students. It does sound like bus #7 will be delayed longer than others as the school is waiting for a substitute driver to arrive. 

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