Creeks Swell Flood Loyalsock Township Overnight

WILLIAMSPORT, LYCOMING COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Severe storms swelled several creeks in the Wiliamsport Area overnight..
That includes one that flows near River Street in Loyalsock Township.
Now business owners are dealing with a huge mess.  Eyewitness News Reporter Joe Garrison has the story.

"Last night the water came up so fast it was going through the parking lot, depositing mud and debris.  And out back one of our trees finally came through our back patio." Dale Vollman, of Rivals Sports Bar told Eyewitness News.

Rivals Sports Bar is still open for business.  But the fallen tree and more stormy weather will keep customers from dining in the patio any time soon.


"Big Surprise, Big Tree.  But it is part of being in business.  And with these crazy storms that are happening this spring, that is one of the things that are going on." said Vollman.

The creek that runs behind the Loyalsock Little League fields also overflowed.  Mud covers much of the lower parking lot.  Rising water carried leaves and broken branches.  Piles of debris are now crushed up against the chain link fence.

 
"I had no idea about all the mud until I came down to the store this morning." Josie Latini owns My Party Story along Sheridan Street.

Here even more mud can be seen on roads and sidewalks.  She says its a big mess.  And she fears all of this could happen again.

 

"It was really, I have never seen mud like this before.  Something has got to get done.  I am not sure what because I am no civil engineer." said Latini

Township work crews spent Monday morning cleaning out storm drains, trying to stay ahead of the next big summer storm.


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