An engineer from PA DEP Division of Dam Safety has completed an assessment of the dam and concurs that the damage, which is assumed to have occurred during the high water levels from Ida passing through, is not expected to have any further impact on the ability of the dam to continue its job. DEP will be working with the owner to ensure conditions at the dam are managed in a way to even further reduce risk and have repairs completed as soon as possible.
No further impact is expected to those downstream of the dam.
The Berks County Department of Emergency Services advises that due to conditions at the Green Hills Lake Dam in Robeson Township, the public should avoid the area downstream of the dam along 568, from Green Hills through Gibraltar.
Our students will be heading back to school this week, but that’s not the only new thing in the area of the High School. New flashing stop signs have been posted at the intersection of N. Dwight Street and Grandview Blvd. The intersection is now a four-way stop, so please use caution as this will be new to motorists traveling on N. Dwight Street. Drive safely and please watch for school students walking to and from school.
Douglass Dr. between West Pine Forge Rd. and Hill School Rd. will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. A tree fell on MetEd wires, and the wires are down in the roadway. This happened at the top of the hill on Douglass Dr. just after West Pine Forge Rd. MetEd has been notified, however there is no eta for arrival.
The picture of the attached dog is looking for its lost owners. The dog was located, searching the area of Morgantown Road and Furnace Road for its owners. A very kind resident is currently providing a safe place for the dog to stay until the owners are located. If you recognize this friendly dog, please contact the Robeson Township Police at (610)582-4276.
Farmington Avenue between Reading Avenue and Englesville Hill Road will be closed for an undetermined amount of time. Around 1740 hours a vehicle struck a MetED pole which caused wires to hang over the roadway. MetED has been notified and we were informed a crew has been dispatched.