2012-05-12 / Front Page

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Soaking rains last Wednesday from the same storm that brought a ‘microburst’ to Potter County caused a major problem on Rt. 120 in southern Cameron County between Driftwood and Sinnemahoning, a spot that gives PennDOT crews headaches often during times of heavy runoff. This time, though, PennDOT workers arrived to find the road covered in hundreds of tons of mud and dislodged trees. By early Thursday afternoon PennDOT had cleared enough of the mudslide to allow cars through in one lane. Both lanes have since been opened, but travelers are cautioned to watch for debris falling from the unstable bank. Soaking rains last Wednesday from the same storm that brought a ‘microburst’ to Potter County caused a major problem on Rt. 120 in southern Cameron County between Driftwood and Sinnemahoning, a spot that gives PennDOT crews headaches often during times of heavy runoff. This time, though, PennDOT workers arrived to find the road covered in hundreds of tons of mud and dislodged trees. By early Thursday afternoon PennDOT had cleared enough of the mudslide to allow cars through in one lane. Both lanes have since been opened, but travelers are cautioned to watch for debris falling from the unstable bank.

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