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Politics or safety?

January 17, 2014

Is it all about politics or safety? That's the question of the Day! Wanna hear something really stupid? I called 911 because two cars were broken down in the middle of the Market Street Bridge on......

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Premier

Jan-17-14 5:06 PM

I could have said "lit up like a Christmas tree" but I would have been reminded that it's a "Holiday tree" or that unsold trees would not be "lit". :}

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Premier

Jan-17-14 4:04 PM

"Premier: Many airports are not lit up at night. Pilots turn on the lights from the air when they want to land."

Wow K, pilots can turn on {or off} runway lights from their cockpit at altitude on any airfield in the country? You might want to inform the FAA and Homeland Security about this! This game is easy to play.

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mikekerstetter

Jan-17-14 2:21 PM

Many people might find this as a surprise, but the closest unit is quite often not called. It's based on territories, usually Borough or Township boundaries. That's why people in Clinton Twp were all in an uproar when the medic unit was being dispatched from Loyalsock TWP when closer units (IE the Medic based out of Muncy) were closer.

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KrazyK

Jan-17-14 1:11 PM

Premier: Many airports are not lit up at night. Pilots turn on the lights from the air when they want to land.

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SteelerFan

Jan-17-14 8:33 AM

You're right Premier, that bridge is always lit up like daylight. Maybe Craig was going too fast.

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Premier

Jan-17-14 7:38 AM

Uh, you could not see a vehicle on the Market Street bridge that is lite up like an airport?

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JabbaTheHutt

Jan-17-14 6:39 AM

Sorry, didn't see the previous comment stating the same.

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JabbaTheHutt

Jan-17-14 6:38 AM

The Susquehanna River falls within the borders of Loyalsock Township - notice the signs at each end of the bridges that say Loyalock Township. Therefore, anything over the river is under the jurisdiction of the Loyalsock Township Police Department - a.k.a. The Pennsylvania State Police.

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spike2

Jan-17-14 6:29 AM

Uh-oh. Lycoming County Bridgegate.

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eriklatranyi

Jan-17-14 6:14 AM

Did the disabled vehicles turn their hazard signals on?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jan-17-14 6:06 AM

Maybe you should call the snow and ice removal phone number and the TV station next time and then watch a snowplow deposit the cars in the river!!

Just kidding but it would make a great 6 o'clock news video piece. :-)

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JohnHilfirty

Jan-17-14 2:31 AM

Craig; The explanation - believe it or not - is that a portion of the river is actually part of Loyalsock Township. (There are signs at each end indicating which political sub-division you are entering.)

Accidents on the bridge span itself are handled by PSP. (I'm fairly certain that either city police and/or southside police would also be dispatched and respond if any serious injuries were reported).

By the way, this applies not only to the Market Street Bridge, but to the Maynard Street AND Arch Street bridges as well, (and some others, also).

Don't ask me why, or who came up with the idea! LOL!

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