Mifflin County Regional Police say someone has been using the department’s official phone number to “spoof” area residents. A local resident recently received a call from phone number 717-248-1900, which is the correct phone number for Regional Police. The caller spoke with a foreign accent, and advised that there was a warrant for the victim’s arrest. The public is advised to exercise caution with phone calls of this nature. If you receive a similar call, do not send money. When in doubt, terminate the call and contact your local police department directly, or through the Mifflin County Communications Center.
North Main Street in Yeagertown is closed – both directions. A large rock wall collapsed on the roadway yesterday. PennDOT expects the closure to be in effect until at least mid-day today (September 9th).
Work will begin Friday (September 10th) on a culvert replacement project in Huntingdon County. PennDOT says the project is on Route 305 over Harod Run in Jackson Township. The contractor will implement a 19.5-mile, four-day detour. Once the detour has been lifted, the project area will be controlled by flagging operations. Delays are possible. All work on the project is expected to be completed by early-October.
[The detour will follow Route 305, Route 26, Route 1029 (Charter Oak Road), to Mooresville, then back onto 305].
PennDOT has provided an update for drivers bound for Beaver Stadium this weekend. The Nittany Lions home opener against Ball State is Saturday (September 11th) at 3:30 pm. On Route 322 westbound near Philipsburg, traffic is reduced to a single lane while crews construct a turning lane between Decatur Hill – Graham Station Road and Route 53. On I-80, overnight work on the local interchange/Route 26 project at Bellefonte/161 started earlier this week. Work may require a closure of the right (travel) lane in some cases. In these instances, all westbound traffic will utilize the temporary crossover. PennDOT does not expect the new traffic pattern to result in any significant travel delays but urges motorists to exercise caution and be on the lookout for construction vehicles entering or exiting the work zone. Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com.