The Austin Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to Keating Township at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 for trees on wires and a blocked roadway, pictured above. Bruce Brooks, chief, reported Route 607 was closed in both directions and his crew provided traffic control. Brooks said it appeared that a tractor trailer hit low wires causing the pole to come down along with a tree, pictured at right. PennDOT, state police, Zito Media and Verizon were called to the scene. The roadway reopened at 11:09 a.m.
People gathered at Harbor Counselling in Wellsboro for the third annual International Overdose Awareness Night where speakers would talk with those in long-term drug and alcohol recovery to urge those with a problem to speak up.