An unexpected rapid drop in temperatures has led to a significant amount of black ice on area roadways to include Upper Gwynedd Township. Please slow down and expect that anything that looks wet could be ice. Public Works and PennDOT have been notified.
Emergency responders are on scene at the intersection of Fairgrounds Rd & Elroy Rd investigating a vehicle crash. Fairgrounds Rd is currently closed, so please avoid this area. The roadway should be open within the hour. Thank you.
2012 Toyota Tacoma owned and driven by Robert Francis Braun, Jr., struck a retaining wall at 768 N. Pleasant view Red., and rolled on to side in middle of N. Pleasantview Red. Braun, Jr, was the sole occupant in the vehicle. Sanatoga Fire Company and Fire Police from Sanatoga and Ringing Hills Fire Company on location along with Goodwill Rescue. Braun, Jr, had to be extricated from vehicle and Goodwill Ambulance transported Braun,Jr, to Reading Hospital. N. Pleasantview Rd, was shut down for approximately 1 hour until roadway cleared. Vehicle towed by Saratoga Auto Body.
Township emergency responders and PECO have been on the scene of a natural gas leak in the vicinity of Sanatoga Center on Evergreen Rd since mid morning. At this time Township Emergency Management officials are monitoring the situation. If additional emergency actions are required you will be notified. In meantime avoid the area and close windows.
Traffic signals on Bethlehem Pike (SR 309) are out at the North Broad Street and Walnut Street intersections. Traffic is being controlled by officers and repair has been requested. At this time, it is unknown why the lights have malfunctioned. THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS HAVE BEEN REPAIRED.
This morning the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department conducted a VIP student escort from the Woodgate development to the Ringing Rocks Elementary School. Anyone who witnessed the police activity should not be concerned this was not an emergency.