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Wilkes-Barre erects temporary flood walls on Solomon Creek

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 WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – Wilkes-Barre Public Works crews spent part of Friday morning errecting temporary flood walls along Solomon Creek Friday ahead of heavy rainfall predicted overnight.

The City has been rebuilding permanent walls after the older protective walls were damaged by floods in 2018.

In addition to errecting the temporary protection along the flood-prone creek, the city is also monitoring four other creeks which flow through the city: Mill Creek, Springbrook Run, Coalbrook Creek and Laurel Run.

Additionally, crews have been clearing catch basins and removing debris from storm drains through the area. 

Eyewitness News encourages everyone living in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania to be extra cautious of this storm, which is expected to drop two to three inches of rain overnight Friday into early Saturday morning. Remember not to drive across flooded roadways and be aware of the potential for flash flooding.

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