January 3, 2021 at 11:13 ESTPA homepage
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A vehicle rollover occurred due to snow and ice weather conditions on Interstate 84.
Jefferson Township Fire Company received a call around 10 a.m. Sunday of a pickup truck rollover on the interstate.
According to law enforcement, four passengers were involved however luckily no injuries were sustained. The accident occurred due to weather conditions on the roadway.
Pennsylvania State Police, Jefferson Township, and Moscow Ambulance were on scene to assist the accident.
January 3, 2021 at 10:31 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The snow and pockets of a wintry mix will come to an end Sunday night.
It will, gradually, taper off through 2 a.m. Even though it will be in the process of ending, a couple of spots with heavier snow will remain possible.
As a reminder, any untreated roads could be slippery. By morning, temperatures will be near 30 with only a lighter snow shower or flurry left over.
See the Eyewitness Weather Interactive Radar for the latest conditions.
January 1, 2021 at 09:14 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — An area of low pressure will continue to bring an icy/wintry mix to Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania this afternoon and continuing into tonight. Untreated surfaces will be slick, so drivers will want to allow some extra time on the roads. Some locations may even see some snow mixing in, but any accumulation will be under an inch.
December 31, 2020 at 12:08 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — With the potential for ice in the upcoming storm, PennDOT is warning drivers to limit unnecessary travel and be aware that conditions can change.
PennDOT Officials say they're concerned about ice accumulating on the roadways, creating a potentially dangerous situation.
They're asking people to just stay home if they don't need to go out.
PennDOT workers have already started pre-treating the roads.
They also issued travel restrictions.
December 25, 2020 at 15:02 ESTPA homepage
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — Projected river levels dropped during the day, but many in the Wyoming Valley weren't taking any chances.
The projections from the National Weather Service have come down from a forecasted high of 34 feet in Wilkes-Barre. All along, the Eyewitness Weather Team has been forecasting minor to moderate flooding, though nothing serious enough to overwhelm the levee system.
Still, crews from Forty Fort, Kingston and the Diamond City converged to build the barrier and close the iconic Market Street Bridge.
December 25, 2020 at 10:44 ESTPA homepage
LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — River levels are slowly rising along the Susquehanna River and roads are starting to close, anticipating flooding.
In the latest river level update, the Susquehanna River in Wilkes-Barre is currently over 14 feet and continuing to rise. The river is predicted to crest around 32 and a half feet. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), by that measure, major flooding would begin affecting areas of Wilkes-Barre including the Court House.
December 25, 2020 at 09:26 ESTPA homepage
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Flooding concerns plague the Wyoming Valley and other parts of NEPA. Kevin Hayes brings you a story of survival to raise spirits in Schuylkill County. Those stories and more on your Eyewitness News webcast.
December 25, 2020 at 09:22 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The unseasonable warm-up, causing a large amount of snow to melt, and heavy downpours are contributing to rising levels in the Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers.
Roads and bridges, like the Market Street Bridge, have been closed due to flooding potential.
Areal Flood Warnings have been issued for Wyoming, Monroe and Carbon Counties until Friday evening.
December 24, 2020 at 18:57 ESTPA homepage
EYEWITNESS WEATHER (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A few Flood Warnings remain in effect along the Susquehanna River with some set to expire soon. With the heavy rainfall on Christmas Eve, combined with the snowmelt, water levels rose drastically over the weekend.
River levels were a top concern over Christmas weekend as they were rising to a projected moderate flooding stage.
However, the initial projection of river crests from Christmas Eve-decreased with lower projections over time. Either way, cities like Bloomsburg, West Pittston and Wilkes-Barre were prepared for impact.
December 24, 2020 at 12:00 ESTBloomsburg PD
BLOOMSBURG – The Bloomsburg Police Department is notifying all residents of a potential flooding hazard. Heavy rain is expected over the next 18 hours along with warm temperatures that will bring a large amount of water into Fishing Creek and the Susquehanna River. As of 11:00 AM this date the river is expected to crest at 7:00 PM Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 26.4 feet (7 feet above flood stage).