Thursday, December 27, 2012
Officials in Bristol Borough and along the Neshaminy Creek are warning of flooding on Thursday and Friday following a massive weather system.
Officials in the lower portion of the county are warning residents who live along the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek that flooding is a threat in the coming days. Bristol Borough emergency management officials said the "Mill Street Parking Lot is likely to flood the next few days on high tide." They also asked residents along Radcliffe Street to secure "floatable" items and to remove electronic and valuables from lower levels. Bucks County emergency planners cautioned residents who live near the banks of the Neshaminy Creek Bristol, Bensalem, Langhorne, Lower Southampton, Middletown and Northampton to "monitor the creek and take protective actions if necessary." Rain and high winds are expected to remain in the region until Thursday …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The old sewage treatment plant on Newportville Road in Bristol Township will be demolished.
The former waste water treatment facility in the 3000 block of Newportville Road in Bristol Township will soon be a thing of the past. At their most recent meeting, the Bucks County Commissioners approved a $493,620 demolition bid from Comar-based Geppert Brothers. The site has been closed for years and poses several concerns for the county, officials said. The land, which sits along the Neshaminy Creek, is set to be turned back into open space, an official told the commissioners. Dilapidated buildings currently fill the grounds of the site. A busted security fence appears to have done little to stop vandals over the years at the site.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Levittown Patch will continue to update this post with the latest information on Hurricane Sandy's impact on the area.
Tuesday, 9:58 p.m.: Tuesday, 3:25 p.m.: From Bristol Township police: "Please contact your insurance company for damage to your home. Please make sure you contact reputable companies for repairs. Please be aware there are people who will take advantage of the immediate need for repairs and will try to take advantage of you. Please be on guard. Report any suspicious activity to the police." Click here to get more information and see photos from the ravaged Thornridge section of Falls Township. Tuesday, 1:48 p.m.: PECO is still reporting tens of thousands of customers in the Levittown area without power. The utility said restoration could take days. Tuesday, 11:37 a.m.: A story and photo gallery on the damge sustained by Bristol and …
Levittown Patch will be continuing to update this post with lists of closing and delays caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Last Update: Tuesday, 12:01 a.m. - Officials from the Bristol Borough School District announced school will be canceled on Monday. The district is planning to release information on Tuesday at a later time. - "After consulting with local and county emergency management agencies and other nearby school districts, Bristol Township School District has decided to close schools on Monday and Tuesday," said district spokeswoman Eileen Kelliher. School offices will remain open on Monday. - Bucks County Technical High School in Bristol has canceled classes for Monday and Tuesday. - Schools in the Neshaminy School District will be closed both Monday and Tuesday. - Pennsbury schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday. The district announced that all …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Area communities are gearing up for Hurricane Sandy to hit the region.
Officials around Lower Bucks County are bracing for the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy, asking residents to be aware of the weather conditions and be prepared in case of power outages. Crews in Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, Falls Township and Tullytown Borough, which are along the Delaware River, spent much of Friday readying for the storm. Area emergency management coordinators are asking residents be alert for downed power lines. They also said never to enter or drive through moving or standing water. The large amount of rainfall and prolonged winds are a major concern with the storm system. Officials in Bristol Township, Middletown and Tullytown said public works crews took to the streets Friday to clear storm drains and …
Monday, February 27, 2012
A major bridge reconstruction project is slated to begin in Lower Southampton this spring.
This spring, PennDOT will begin a major bridge reconstruction project in Lower Southampton that will take up to 18 months to complete. PennDOT will be tearing down and replacing the Maple Avenue Bridge (Route 213) over the Neshaminy Creek. According to a notice from PennDOT on the township website, this bridge, which is located on the border of Lower Southampton Township and Middletown Township, has "reached the end of its useful life and is in need of replacement before further deterioration adversely affects traffic flow across this important state route." This bridge project will require the road to be closed throughout the reconstruction. The anticipated detour route will use Bristol Road, Brownsville Road and Old Lincoln Highway. …