The sub-zero temperatures occurring of late may be creating another serious problem. The Borough of Walnutport has run out of water. Two reservoirs which supply the town have gone dry. The Walnutport Elementary School is closed. Residents who have electric water heaters were told to shut them off to prevent damage. A water emergency exists in Jim Thorpe because a leak emptied the reservoir serving the Heights. A reservoir serving 13 households in Packerton is nearly dry, and is frozen solid, leaving the residents without water.
On this date
Thursday, January 13, 2011