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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Westmoreland County/Cross Fork camp
The Flood in central PA
WOW! It took me 6 1/2 hours to get to Cross Fork, Potter County -- and I'm amazed I even made it at all through the high water. It started in Punxsutawney, and got worse as I made it to DuBois.
Even the detours had us driving through water as high as the guard rails in a number of places. Not all cars and trucks made it through. One older gentleman on a motor cycle was washed off the road and stuck against the rail, with the rescue team trying to figure out how to get him.
I was lucky to make it to Interstate 80 to go to Lock Haven, and on to camp --- where, by the way, the streams are running low and clear! If I was not in a full-sized truck I would not have made it.
Luckily, I was ahead of my wife and step daughters who were in a Toyota Highlander, and another couple also coming up driving a Hyundai Santa Fe. I phoned them when they were eating lunch at a restaurant as you come into Punxy, and got them to go back and circle around and get on I-80. I fear they would not have made it through the high water. Heck - I'm amazed I made it...and I'm wondering if we will make it back home...?
It made national news - but I don't know what it's like in that area now -- and if the waters are lower or higher...
Any flood/road reports would be appreciated!