New Castle News

July 12, 2013

Storm Aftermath: Roads closed in Lawrence County

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The Lawrence County Public Safety department reported road closings throughout the county following Wednesday’s storm.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation closed portions of two roads Wednesday, but have since reopened them.

PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan said Moravia Street from Reynolds Street to Gardner Avenue was closed to clear debris from one side of the bridge.

He also said Savannah Road extension between Union Valley Road and Pennsylvania Avenue was closed because of flooding and downed trees.

The Lawrence County Housing Authority is assessing the damage to part of a 25-foot-high hillside at Brinton Hill that slid down along East Washington Street. Mud slid onto both the sidewalk and street.

The street had been cleared, but Gene DiGennaro, authority executive director, said they had to wait until the mud on the sidewalk dried before removing it. He said there was about a foot and a half of mud.

DiGennaro said the authority’s architect plans to meet with him to determine how to correct the hillside.

Roads closed around the county include:


•CLOSED — All of Pennsylvania Avenue, 100 block of Savannah Gardner Road, all of Daugherty Road

•Partly passable — Dean Drive, Old Butler Road near J&L Metal, Gardner Center Road near Gardner Stop Road


•CLOSED — All of Pennsylvania Avenue, Intersection of Moravia Street, West Long Avenue



•CLOSED — Old State Road from Princeton to Route 422, Big Run Road from Mill Road to Countyline Road, Route 388 from Princeton to Route 422, Young Road from Fox Road to Swamp Road, Fox Road from 904 Fox Road to Young Road, Millbridge Road from Tursle Road to Eckerts, Countyline Road from Heckathorne to Rosepoint-Harlansburg Road, Big Run Road from Frew Mill to Countyline Road, Shawn Road from Frewmill to Countyline Road, Copper Road from Blind Road to Fairview Road.