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Coal silt spill in Hometown

Published June 28. 2011 05:01PM

Rush Township police responded to a 200-foot long spill at the SR54 and SR-309 intersection in Hometown around 10 a.m. Monday after an unknown person dumped approximately two ton of black coal silt onto the road. Traffic was affected in all directions as approaching drivers didn't know how to react as they traveled over the spill. The direction of the vehicle is also unknown. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-4242. Police pointed out that when the driver is found, he/she could face over a $1,000 in fines. Police and fire police stayed on scene until PennDOT could arrive and clean up the lengthy spill.

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