TRAFFIC REMAINS DETOURED AS OF 1 PM AFTER RIG SPILLS FERTILIZER ON SR443 IN WEST PENN TOWNSHIP

Image courtesy Dawn May
Image courtesy of Dawn May

UPDATE: As of 3:30 PM, traffic is being detoured while PPL repairs the snapped pole. Unofficial info on Facebook stated that some traffic was allowed to pass earlier.



UPDATE: Still detoured as of 1:30 PM.


As of 1 PM today (Wednesday, September 2, 2015), traffic is being detoured around a section of Penn Drive (SR443) in West Penn Township after a trailer hauling municipal residual waste (turned fertilizer) this morning disconnected from a truck, snapped a PPL utility pole, and spilled its contents all over the road and adjacent yards.
The incident occurred around 6 AM this morning just west of the Spring Road intersection and Mantzville Road.

Image courtesy Cynthia Lynn.
Image courtesy of Cynthia Lynn

Fire police are detouring traffic around the scene.
No more information is known.

Editor’s note: It is practically impossible to hear West Penn fire scanner traffic. So if you see news happening in West Penn Township, take photos and/or contact TamaquaArea.com via phone/text 570-668-1234 or email at newstip@tamaquaarea.com.


Related…

Times News: http://www.tnonline.com/2015/sep/02/route-443-closed-west-penn.
Morning Call: http://www.mcall.com/news/local/mc-t-treated-sewage-spill-schuylkill-20150902-story.html.
WNEP TV: http://wnep.com/2015/09/02/tractor-trailer-hauling-municipal-waste-crashes/.

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