press release

Honesdale declares emergency


HONESDALE, PA — Due to flooding from tropical storm Isaias, Mayor Sarah Canfield declared a disaster emergency in Honesdale Borough at around 4 p.m. on August 4. In addition to the previous announced road closures, Erie Street has been added to the list.

The following roads and intersections have been closed:

  • Maple Avenue/Route 6 West
  • The intersection at Vine, Commercial and Terrace strees
  • Erie Street

In cooperation with the Wayne County YMCA, any borough resident without power may telephone the YMCA at 570/253-2083 to make an appointment to take a shower beginning August 5, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. COVID-19 restrictions are in place, so masks must be worn, and temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Residents need to bring all towels and amenities with them as none will be provided.

Emergency Management coordinator Stan Pratt has advised residents not to go out "unless absolutely necessary."

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