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PennDOT Announces Erie County Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Erie County Maintenance Manager Robert Miller today announced the following county maintenance schedule for the week of May 7, 2017 for roadways maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

 

The Erie County maintenance schedule is:

 

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

 

Manual Patching

Franklin Township

0098

Route 98

Manual Patching

Springfield Township

0090

I-90 WB

Manual Patching

Springfield Township

0020

Ridge Road WB

Manual Patching

Erie City

0020

26th Street

Manual Patching

North East Township

0090

I-90

Manual Patching

Wayne Township

2024

Follett Road

Manual Patching

Wayne Township

2026

State Line Road

Manual Patching

Corry City

0426

Main Street

Crack Sealing

Venango Township

0008

Route 8

Bridge Repair

Erie City

0079

I-79 Conrail Bridge

Bridge Cleaning

North East Township

0090

I-90

Bridge Cleaning

Greenfield Township

0086

I-86

Base Widening

Waterford Township

0197

Route 97

Base Widening

Erie City

0005

12th Street

Patching

Erie City

0005

12th Street

Ditching

Wayne Township

2024

Follett Road

 

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.

 

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Erie County Maintenance Office at (814)871-4411.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. 

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

 

 

Media Contact: Jim Carroll, (814) 678-7095 

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Traffic Pattern Changes Planned for Interchange Road in Erie County

Oil City, PA – Motorists should be alert for changing traffic patterns on Interchange Road/Zimmerly Road in Millcreek Township next week.

 

Lane restrictions for eastbound and westbound traffic on the Interchange Road bridge over Interstate 79 will remain in place, but traffic will be shifted from the two outside lanes to the inside lanes in both directions. Access will remain open to the I-79 ramps in that area.

 

A lane shift will also be put in place for the westbound lanes near the intersection of Interchange Road and Pavilion Drive.

 

Drivers should expect to experience some delays and traffic congestion as the changes are being put into place Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting.

 

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

 

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

 

 

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.

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National Fuel Offers Flooding Precautions During Spring Storms

National Fuel offers customers the following information should they

experience flooding this spring:

 If flooding has affected customers' natural gas appliances (furnaces, hot water tanks, etc.), they should not attempt to re-light the pilot lights on that equipment. If the furnace or hot water tank controls were submerged, the floodwater may have caused damage that could affect the safe operation of the equipment. A qualified contractor should be called to inspect the appliances. 

While the basement is flooded, customers should NOT attempt to adjust any gas equipment or their gas meters. 

Customers should not turn on any gas valve that has been turned off by National Fuel or emergency personnel when flooding has occurred. Once the water has subsided, contact National Fuel at 1-800-365-3234, and the company will test and restore the service at no charge to its customers. Appliances affected by floodwater will remain turned off and the customer will be required to contact a heating contractor or plumber to verify that the equipment will operate safely. 

 As always, if you smell gas, leave fast! If a rotten-egg natural gas odor is present, leave the premises immediately without turning on or off any electrical appliances and call National Fuel's emergency line at 1-800-444-3130 from a different location. If you smell an odor of gas outdoors, please call this number and provide the address nearest to the site of the odor. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to receive emergency calls. 

 

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is the Utility segment of National Fuel Gas Company, an integrated energy company that is engaged in a number of natural gas-related activities. The Utility provides natural gas service to more than 740,000 customers in Western New York and  northwestern Pennsylvania. To learn more, visit www.nationalfuelgas.com.

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Firefighters Respond to Leboeuf Township Explosion

We have a report of an explosion in southern Erie County shortly before 7 pm Sunday night.  According to information at www.crawfordpa.safetown.org/community alerts, the explosion was reported at 6:48 pm in Leboeuf Township at the intersection of Stone Quarry Road and Vincent Road a rural section of Erie County.  We have no other information. 

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DEP to Host Public Open House on Pro Waste Services, Inc. – Municipal Waste Transfer Station

Meadville, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites interested members of the public to a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at McKinley Elementary School (gym/cafeteria) located at, 933 East 22nd Street, Erie, PA 16503. The meeting is to inform the public about a municipal waste transfer station permit application submitted by Pro Waste Services, Inc.

The purpose of the meeting is for the applicant to answer questions about their project and permit application, for the department to explain the permit application review process, and for both the department and the applicant to hear and understand concerns or questions from the public.

Copies of the application are available for review at the Department of Environmental Protection, Northwest Regional Office, 230 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335 and at the Raymond M. Blasco Memorial Library, 160 East Front Street, Erie, PA 16507 at the reference desk.

 

WHAT: Public Information Meeting – Pro Waste Services, Inc. permit for a municipal waste transfer station
WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
WHERE: McKinley Elementary School (gym/cafeteria) 933 East 22nd Street, Erie, PA 16503

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PennDOT Announces Erie County Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Erie County Maintenance Manager Robert Miller today announced the following county maintenance schedule for the week of May 1, 2017 for roadways maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 

The Erie County maintenance schedule is: 

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

 

Manual Patching

Summit Township

0090

I-90

Manual Patching

Girard Township

0090

I-90 WB

Manual Patching

North East Township

0090

I-90

Manual Patching

Franklin Township

0098

Route 98

Manual Patching

Elk Creek Township

3006

Route 6N

Manual Patching

Wayne Township

2024

Follett Road

Manual Patching

Wayne Township

2026

Carter Hill Road

Manual Patching

Girard Township

0020

Ridge Road

Manual Patching

City of Corry

0426

Main Street

Bridge Repair

City of Erie

0079

I-79

Bridge Cleaning

Countywide

0090

I-90

Crack Sealing

Summit Township

4008

Oliver Road

Crack Sealing

Venango Township

0008

Wattsburg Road

Base Widening

City of Erie

0005

12th Street

Milling and Paving

City of Erie

0005

12th Street

 All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change. 

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Erie County Maintenance Office at (814)871-4411.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers.  

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

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DEP to Hold Environmental Justice Listening Session in Erie

Erie, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an Environmental Justice listening session in Erie today.

The session will focus on engaging community residents and leaders in DEP’s decision-making process, and how DEP can involve people that may not fit the traditional definition of an environmental justice area - which is based on minority population and income levels in census tracts.

WHAT:           Erie County Environmental Justice Listening Session

WHEN:           Today

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WHERE:         Tom Ridge Environmental Center

301 Peninsula Drive, Room 112

Erie, PA 16505

Comments will also be accepted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Additional information, including listening session focus area questions, future dates and locations, can be found on the DEP website at http://www.dep.pa.gov/PublicParticipation/OfficeofEnvironmentalJustice/Pages/Listening-Sessions.aspx

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PennDOT Announces Erie County Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Erie County Maintenance Manager Robert Miller today announced the following county maintenance schedule for the week of April 24, 2017 for roadways maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The Erie County maintenance schedule is:

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

 

Bridge Cleaning

City of Erie

0079

I-79

Crack Sealing

Greenfield Township

0008

Route 8

Drainage Repair

Girard Township

0020

Ridge Road at

Route 18

Manual Patching

Wayne Township

2024

Follett Rd

Manual Patching

Summit Township

0090

I-90 Eastbound

Pipe Replacement

Millcreek Township

4012

Zimmerly Road

Manual Patching

Franklin Township

0098

Route 98

Manual Patching

Edinboro Borough

0699

Meadville Street

Base Repair

Millcreek Township

4014

West Grandview Blvd

Base Repair

Summit Township

4008

Oliver Road

Base Repair

Waterford Township

0197

Route 97

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Erie County Maintenance Office at (814)871-4411.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. 

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

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McDonalds Restaurants praising a crew member who recognized the suspect in the Facebook Video Killing

 

 

A McDonalds drive up window attendant 

recognized Steve Stephens and called 911.

According to a 5 pm Tuesday release from the Erie

State Police , at 11:10 am, an alert McDonald's

employee contacted them indicating Steve Stephens

was sighted at the McDonalds Restaurant on Buffalo

Road in Harbor Creek Township, Erie County. Henry

Sayres, the restaurant manager says Stephens pulled

up to the drive thru and ordered Chicken McNuggets

and fries.  

Police say Stephens was wanted for the brutal homicide

of Mr. Robert Godwin in Cleveland, Ohio, Easter

Sunday. Troopers responded to the scene, found

Stephens' white Ford Fusion sedan and initiated a

pursuit traveling west on Buffalo road through

Wesleyville Borough toward the City of Erie. 

The troopers say officers of the Wesleyville

Borough Police Department joined the chase.

Stephens stopped his car about a mile from the initial pursuit area and as troopers got out of their cars, Stephens again fled west on Buffalo Road.  The pursuit continued for about a mile where troopers carried out what they term a precision immobilization technique near Downing Avenue in the City of Erie proper bringing Stephen's car to a stop.  Media reports indicate spike strips were employed.  It was then Stephens used a handgun to take his own life.  Media reports indicate Stephens shot himself in the head.

Presently police are executing search warrants on Stephens' car and its contents.  Police say they cannot determine if Stephens had been in the Erie area, but are continuing to investigate and  assist the Cleveland Police Department with the investigation.  

The Pennsylvania State Police say while this was not the ideal outcome, they are pleased no one from the community was harmed including law enforcement officers and other emergency personnel.  The state police are extending condolences to the Godwin family in Cleveland, Ohio.

Assisting in the case were members of the Wesleyville Borough Police Department, the Erie City Bureau of Police, the Erie County Coroner Lyle Cook, and Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri. 

 

The troopers are extending their thanks to the public for their diligence and for the numerous tips received over the last several days.  The public was instrumental in bringing this investigation to a successful conclusion.  

Sayres says "We applaud the crew members at this Mcdonald's restaurant who recognized the suspect and did the right thing by quickly alerting the authorities of his location. "

Restaurant Owner Thomas DuCharme, Jr. says workers tried to "buy some time for the cops" and told Stephens his order of fries was delayed.  Du Charme says Stephens replied he had no time to wait and drove away.  He says "I could't prouder of my employees, the restaurant, the Pennsylvania State Police.  everyone came together and did what we had to do."

 

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DEP to Hold Environmental Justice Listening Session in Erie

Erie, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold an Environmental Justice listening session in Erie, PA on April 27, 2017. 

The session will focus on engaging community residents and leaders in DEP’s decision-making process, and how DEP can involve people that may not fit the traditional definition of an environmental justice area - which is based on minority population and income levels in census tracts.

WHAT:           Erie County Environmental Justice Listening Session

WHEN:           Thursday, April 27, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WHERE:         Tom Ridge Environmental Center

301 Peninsula Drive, Room 112

Erie, PA 16505

Comments will also be accepted via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Additional information, including listening session focus area questions, future dates and locations, can be found on the DEP website at http://www.dep.pa.gov/PublicParticipation/OfficeofEnvironmentalJustice/Pages/Listening-Sessions.aspx

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