Expect heavy travel conditions today, especially this afternoon prior to the Guns N' Roses concert at Hersheypark Stadium. To mitigate traffic issues associated with large concert events and their impact on traffic in the village area of Hershey, the "slip ramp," which normally permits northbound traffic from Park Boulevard into the main parking lot, will be closed on Saturday, July 31st from 2:00pm to 8:00pm. All traffic wishing to gain access to the parking lots for this concert event will need to use Hersheypark Drive. Persons who still use northbound Park Boulevar
On Friday 7/30/21 the right lane of north bound Route 611 Bypass at Broad Street is closed due to deteriorating concrete which caused several flat tires. PENNDOT has been notified and are responding. The lane will remain closed until PENNDOT arrives.
The NLCRPD continues to investigate a fatal crash that occurred this evening of State Street near the intersection of Cottage Place in the Borough of East Petersburg. The crash involved a motorcycle that was traveling west on State Street when the operator lost control and began a slide on the roadway, the operator was separated from the motorcycle, as the motorcycle impacted an oncoming BMW SUV that was traveling east bound on State Street. The motorcycle operator died at the lancaster General Hospital.
N. Penryn Road, from Airy Hill Road to Oak Lane, will be CLOSED to through traffic, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. The closing is for a pipe project, just north of Airy Hill Road. There is a detour in place. Emergency vehicles and mail carriers WILL NOT be able to get through the closed area.
A press conference has been scheduled for 10:30 AM today, at the Bensalem Township Municipal Complex located at 2400 Byberry Road. We will be providing updates on the storm related operations within the township.
Bensalem Township Emergency Management has assessed all impacted areas of the township. We are reporting no loss of life and no serious injuries sustained during the severe storm. The roads will remain closed overnight and the roadways will be assessed first thing in the morning to determine if they are safe to be reopened.
If you need assistance with shelter due to storm damage or power outage, contact Bensalem Police Department at (215) 633-3719.
All of the resources of Bensalem Township have been activated in order to respond to the severe weather in Bensalem Township. Be advised that there are multiple road closures in effect until further notice. The current list includes a complete closure of Street Road from Richlieu Road to Trevose Road; Old Lincoln Highway from Route 1 to Bristol Road; The area of Linconia Park has also been closed to all traffic.