Icy river being watched
for flooding potential
As March begins, the Susquehanna River remains under a sheet of ice, the product of a month of largely subfreezing temperatures.
How long it remains that way is anyone's guess.
Millersburg plans work later
this year on stormwater issue
MILLERSBURG • Work will begin sometime later this year on a project designed to prevent flooding in the borough’s State Street (Route 209) area.
At a meeting Feb. 26, it was announced that grant money has been obtained to design a system that will replace the existing system of stormwater drain pipes in the State Street neighborhood near Cathy’s Critters, Hillside Christian Fellowship and the former car wash.
The system will consist of larger pipes carrying stormwater underground along Union Street and East Streets to a point south of State Street, where it eventually will be carried to a discharge point in the Wiconisco Creek.
The goal is to prevent a reoccurrence of flooding events that make State Street impassable, as happened in September 2011. Moreover, most of the existing three-pipe system is located on private property, and blockage has prevented at least two of the pipes from functioning properly, according to information shared at the meeting.
Once funding is secured for construction of the system, work will commence in either the spring or summer and will be completed in a few months, it was stated.
More information on the project will be published at a later date.
Also in this week's
Area trio has fun and helps others -
What started out as a way to get rid of some scrip
material has turned out to be more than 1,000 blankest and quilts.
(And much more in this week's print edition of the Upper Dauphin Sentinel)