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The Department apologizes for any confusion related to yesterday's post relating to the search for David Banos. Banos went missing between 11/15/2021, and the morning of 11/16/2021. David Banos, a 68-year-old white male, went missing from his address on Old Philadelphia Pike. Yesterday, Wednesday, November 17th, the Douglass Township Police with the assistance of Reading Search and Rescue and local volunteer services conducted a search along Old Philadelphia Pike. The railroad was searched along with the Schuylkill River Trail.

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Our missing person has been located and has been transported to Hospital  for medical care.

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Attention Residents:  

A search is being coordinated for a missing person in the area of Old Philadelphia Pike between River Bridge Rd and Grosstown Rd.  Staging point will be 343 Old Philadelphia Pike.  Search is being coordinated by Reading SAR - The Real One.  You can message or call Chief Richard Miller with any questions at (610)751-6161.

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Attention Residents:

While on their way to Edgehill Rd another tree fell on Poplar Rd completely blocking traffic.  That tree was removed and roadway opened.  The road crew is now on location on Edge Hill Rd and the roadway should be opened to traffic within the hour.

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Attention Residents:

Tree down on Edgehill Rd just south of Poplar Rd near apple orchard.  Road crew has been notified and are on their way to remove tree.  Road is closed until further notice.

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ATTENTION!!  Wires down in the 300 Block of Douglass Dr.  Fire has placed traffic control devices accordingly.  Please observe and follow as necessary.  
 

Douglass and Hill School - Douglass closed northbound.

Douglass and W Pine Forge Rd - Douglass closed southbound.

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The bridge on Pine Forge Rd between Manatawny Dr and Grist Mill Rd has been repaired and is now open to traffic.  

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The Douglass Township Police Department was informed today, 10/13/2021, that Squirrel Hollow Road between Benjamin Franklin Highway and Old Philadelphia Pike will be closed for maintenance on the railroad crossing between October 14, 2021, and October 18, 2021.  During the time of the closure no traffic will be permitted to cross the tracks.  During this time Old Philadelphia Pike will be able to be accessed from River Bridge Road and Grosstown Road.

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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.

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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.

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