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How should roads and bridges that flood be addressed?

You probably know which roads in York County flood during heavy rains. The Route 74 bridge over the Little Conewago Creek is one. Indian Rock Dam Road is another. Should future road and bridge projects not only address the structures … Continue reading

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Historic bridge moves to Dover Township

A historic bridge in northern York County recently was moved to Dover Township. The span, which was built in 1890, was removed from Meadow View Road over the North Branch to the Bermudian Creek in Franklin Township so that it … Continue reading

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Use the “zipper merge” for highway lane closures

Resist the urge to merge early, which creates long traffic backups.

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New lights being installed on Columbia-Wrightsville bridge

Crews have started installing new cast iron lanterns on the piers of Veterans Memorial Bridge, which spans the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville. The span is returning to its 1930s look. “I think it looks great,” said Sam Sulkosky, … Continue reading

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Flash flood watch is in effect; officials will monitor conditions

Heavy rainfall from a storm is expected Wednesday, and a flash flood watch will be in effect tonight through Thursday morning, said Greg DeVoir, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service. A total of 2-4 inches is expected through the … Continue reading

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Cameras will be required in new cars to prevent “back overs”

A new rule released Monday will require rear view cameras in new vehicles under 10,000 pounds to help prevent drivers from backing into people, according to a news release from Kids and Cars Inc. Even with using three mirrors, drivers … Continue reading

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Historical marker for Thomas Cresap relocated in Lower Windsor Township

An historic marker for Thomas Cresap has been relocated to the original site of his home in Lower Windsor Township, according to a news release from the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area. Cresap settled at Pleasant Garden in 1729. This was … Continue reading

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Was the boom earlier this month a “frost quake”?

Earlier this month, a reader contacted us about a “boom” that was heard in the Dover area on New Year’s Day. Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services looked into the issue a little more, and he thinks that “frost quakes” … Continue reading

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Did you hear a boom or feel the house shake on New Year’s Day?

A reader contacted us recently about a boom heard in the Dover area on New Year’s Day. He said that many people reported hearing it, and some said their houses shook. It happened around 3 p.m. So I called Jeri … Continue reading

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I-83 drivers: Traffic will be detoured in Maryland next week

Interstate 83 traffic will be detoured overnight Monday and Tuesday in northern Maryland, according to the State Highway Administration. That’s because crews will be setting beams for the Middletown Road bridge in northern Baltimore County, the agency said in a … Continue reading

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