Main Street in Gilberton remains under water, but water receding

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GILBERTON, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Some good news Saturday night in a flooded Schuylkill County community — the water is receding.

That wasn’t the case since early Thursday morning when Main Street in Gilberton began taking on water. It followed a drenching rain which overwhelmed drainage pipes. Some blame the problem on a bridge construction project at Route 924.

The borough is using more than a half-dozen pumps, including four from New Jersey, to remove the standing water. The pumps were shut down for a time Saturday because they were causing erosion near a rail line.

Those pumps and emergency responders were back at work Saturday night, but no word when dozens of evacuees can return home.

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