Monday, February 25 2013 4:49 AM EST2013-02-25 09:49:19 GMT
For the second time this week, a water main break is causing headaches in the City of Harrisburg. Dispatchers said water is leaking underneath the street in the area of the 1500-block of South CameronMore >>
For the second time this week, a water main break is causing headaches in the City of Harrisburg.More >>
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -
A boil water advisory is in effect indefinitely for approximately 3,000 South Harrisburg residents following Saturday's water main break underneath South Cameron Street. It's the second pipe to crack this week.
"We'll have to come in to the area, take five samples, let them culture, test them and make sure that it's safe for human consumption," said public works director Kevin Hagerich said. "Then we'll lift the ban on the boil water and everybody will back life will be normal, until the next time."
Hagerich said his crews are hard at work to make sure there is not a "next time." He said the problem is that the infrastructure is past its 100-year expiration date.
"A young person falls down the steps, they kind of bounce," he said. "An old person, the bones break. We're having some bones break here."
To make sure nothing else breaks, Hagerich and his team are being proactive.
"There's some laser technology out there. What it'll really do is it will let us know which ones are the most critical and that way we'll prioritize and start knocking out one project at a time," he said.
But Harrisburg is a city drowning in debt, which has one city council member flooded with fear.
"When you're dealing with a cash-strapped city, how are we going to pay for this? Where's the funding going to come from?" Councilwoman Sandra Reid said. "Maybe we can get our state legislators to work a little bit harder in getting us some funding so we can take care of some of these major infrastructure problems."
On Tuesday, an eight-inch pipe cracked under the 600-block of North Cameron Street. The city engineer attributed that break to freezing temperatures. So far, the city has not provided a price tag on the cost of repairs for either case.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:13 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:13:11 GMT
The murder arrest of a Harrisburg man already facing trial on sex crimes has shed new light on an old problem with Pennsylvania's criminal justice system.More >>
The murder arrest of a Harrisburg man already facing trial on sex crimes has shed new light on an old problem with Pennsylvania's criminal justice system, and prosecutors and advocates are encouraging lawmakers to finally act.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:47:23 GMT
Harrisburg's police union has reached a tentative agreement with the city receiver's office that would lift a requirement for uniformed police officers to live inside the city limits. Jason Brinker, presidentMore >>
Harrisburg's police union has reached a tentative agreement with the city receiver's office that would lift a requirement for uniformed police officers to live inside the city limits.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 4:48 PM EDT2013-06-19 20:48:33 GMT
Someone broke into a pizza shop and stole the tip jar early Wednesday morning, according to Mechanicsburg Police. Police said the thief used a piece of concrete to smash through the front glass door ofMore >>
Someone broke into a pizza shop and stole the tip jar early Wednesday morning, according to Mechanicsburg Police. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:25 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:25:45 GMT
Joe Wissler said back on July 11, 2010 his son was attacked, from behind and struck in the head with an object. His son, Joe Wissler IV suffered brain damage and almost three years after, is still in aMore >>
Back on July 11, 2010 Joe Wissler said his son was assaulted in Steelton and suffered brain damage. With the three year anniversary of the attack approaching his dedicated father is hoping someone will step forward. More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 10:10 AM EDT2013-06-19 14:10:34 GMT
One person was flown to the hospital this morning and another taken by ambulance after a multiple vehicle accident on Route 22/322.The accident blocked traffic on both directions of the Clarks Ferry Bridge.More >>
One person was flown to the hospital this morning and another taken by ambulance after a multiple vehicle accident on Route 22/322.More >>
Sunday, June 16 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-06-16 20:32:52 GMT
The westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are closed near the Susquehanna River Bridge due to a multi-vehicle crash.Authorities said there are traffic incidents near mile markers 241.9 and 247.4.TheMore >>
The westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike have reopened following a multi-vehicle crash at the Susquehanna River Bridge in Dauphin County.More >>