Dozens Of Residents Evacuated From Luzerne County Nursing Home

Published 05/11 2014 11:07PM

Updated 05/12 2014 09:01AM

Harvey's Lake, Luzerne County- More than two dozen residents of a Luzerne County Nursing Home are staying elsewhere tonight after an emergency evacuation.

The scene of the evacuation is Lakeside Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Harveys Lake.

Buses took some of the 30 evacuees to sister facilities while other residents will stay with family.

The problem started Sunday between 6 and 7 o'clock at the one-story facility on Idetown Road.

A malfunction with water pipes or a boiler caused a few inches of water to fill the nursing home.

There is no word on the extent of water damage or how long residents will remain evacuated from the nursing home in Luzerne County.

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