BACKYARD BROADCASTING LOCAL NEWS APRIL 18, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported yesterday, that there are 1,706 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 29.441 in all 67 counties.  The department also reported 49 new deaths among positive cases, bringing the statewide total to 756. All people are either in isolation at home or being treated at the hospital. Lycoming County has 2 additional cases bringing the total to 32 positive cases with no deaths reported.

Governor Wolf was in a video press conference yesterday addressing some of the issues Pennsylvanians face, many having to deal with the reopening of the PA economy. He also addressed the influx of web traffic and phone calls to government services, saying that one of the things he will do, is increase staff as the days go on. For the 30 minute address by Governor Wolf, click here.

 

Motorists traveling Route 15 southbound are advised that both southbound lanes are closed from Steam Valley to Trout Run, due to a tractor-trailer crash.  Follow the posted detours and be alert of workers on the side, slow down, expect delays, and drive with caution.

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