Tree down on road in Jim Thorpe


JIM THORPE, CARBON COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — The serve weather came through across the area, downing trees in Carbon County.

It occurred around 7:30 p.m. on the 200 block West Broadway in Jim Thorpe, taking wires down with it.

The road is closed between High Street and Flagstaff Road, and PPL is now awaiting a tree crew for assistance but was unsure of when they would arrive.

“I heard a bang and a pop and the lights started flickering and eventually stayed out. And I came to the front of the house and looked out the window, looked down the street and saw nothing. I looked up the street i saw this huge tree laying down and said, ‘wow’, ” said Jack Sterling.

Residents and businesses in the area are without power, PPL hopes to have the power restored in Jim Thorpe by 3:30 a.m.

Eyewitness News will keep you up to date on the latest storm damage affects through out our area.

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