Heavy rains resulting from Hurricane Ida in August cause extensive damage in Liberty Township, Bedford County, it was ascertained at the municipality’s recent meeting.

Supervisors Dick McClure, vice chairperson John Black and chairperson Brian Weaver reviewed a list of sites in the township that were heavily damaged by the torrential rains with a special focus on roadways and drainage areas. Like neighboring Saxton Borough, the rains created heavy damage on roadways and private properties.

In the township several state roadways were inundated by overflowing water from the nearby Raystown Branch of the Juniata River including just west of Stonerstown (Route 913) and at Marysville (Route 26). Numerous roadways were closed to traffic until the water receded and necessary repairs/cleanup were completed, the supervisors explained.

In response to the road damage, the supervisors announced that repair work will start this month. The municipal leaders also agreed to investigate the availability of state funding to assist with the storm damage repairs.

Turning to other matters, the supervisors reminded township residents that the Fall Bulky Waste Day will take place 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, outside the former Stonerstown Elementary School. Certain restrictions apply and the public should contact the township for details.

In the police report for August, Weaver said that law enforcement officers responded to 22 complaints, two arrests and one warning in the municipality.

Weaver also reported that there were no land use permits issued in August.

Also present for the township session was secretary Anna Black.

Ron can be reached at dnews@huntingdondailynews.com.


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