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Hurricane Sandy: Upper Macungie Information Center

Use the article to find and share information about Hurricane Sandy's impact on Upper MacungieTownship.

As we ride out Hurricane Sandy's aftermath, we want to make sure that Upper Macungie Township stays connected.

Community/School Info

LANTA bus service has resumed.

Lehigh County Courts are open Thursday.

Lehigh County Government Center is closed Thursday.

Parkland Schools are closed Thursday. 

St. Joseph the Worker School is closed Thursday.

Parkland Community Library is closed Thursday. Its reopening Friday as power has been restored.

Upper Macungie's Yardwaste Site is open this week 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Upper Macunige will NOT be out picking up any debris as it is in full force cleaning roads and storm drains.

PennDOT Driver, Photo-License Centers in Lehigh Valley are closed Thursday due to power outages.

PennDOT has extended the expiration dates for Pennsylvania driver licenses, identification cards and vehicle inspections/registrations. The expiration date for vehicle registrations and safety and emissions inspections scheduled to expire on Oct. 31, 2012, has been extended until Nov. 15. The expiration date for driver's licenses and identification cards scheduled to expire between Oct. 26 and Nov. 15 has been extended until Nov. 15.

Shelters

The American Red Cross has an evacuation shelter at 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, and at the Agricultural Complex in Allentown on the property of the Allentown Fairgrounds at 17th and Chew streets. 

LVCART has a pet shelter at Western Salisbury fire department Eisenhower station, 3425 Eisenhower Ave.

Businesses

Lehigh Valley Mall is open.

Promenade Shops are open.

South Mall in Allentown is open.

Chris' Diner in Upper Macungie is open.

Upper Macungie Road Closings

Route 100 north between Route 222 and Industrial Boulevard, downed utility.

Partial Road Closures with downed wires in Upper Macungie:

Oak View Drive
Becker Street
Oldt Road

Additional PennDOT Road Closings in Lehigh County as of 4:30 p.m. Thursday

  • Route 100 north between Route 222 and Industrial Boulevard in Upper Macungie Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Route 143 between Allemaengel Road and Lynn Street in Lynn Township is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires;
  • Route 378 between Landis Mill and Spring Valley roads in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires;
  • Emmaus Avenue  between State Mack Boulevard in Allentown City and Chapel Road in Salisbury Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Vera Cruz Road between Reinbold Road in Upper Milford and Kozy Korner Road in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Powder Valley Road between Palm Road in Lower Milford Township and Sell Road in Upper Milford Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • West State Street/Station Avenue between Magargee Lane and the Bucks County Line in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires;
  • Vera Cruz Road between 13th Street and Delong Avenue in Emmaus Borough is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires;
  • Vera Cruz Road between Queens Lane and Main Road in Upper Milford Township is lane restricted northbound due to a downed utility;
  • Kings Highway between Zionsville Road and Penns Way in Lower Milford Township is lane restricted southbound due to a downed tree on utility;
  • Zionsville Road between Dillingersville and Elementary roads in Lower Milford Township is closed due to downed trees in utility wires;
  • Zionsville Road between Kings Highway and School House Lane in Lower Milford Township is closed due to downed trees in utility wires;
  • Weyhill Drive between Landis Mill road and Station Avenue in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to downed trees and utility wires;
  • Spring Valley Road between Landis Mill Road and Washington Lane in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to a downed tree and utility;
  • Steinsburg Road between Bell Gate and Crested roads in Lower Milford Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Oakhurst Drive between Stonesthrow Road and Old Bethlehem Pike in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Lanark Road between Blue Church Road and Spring Drive in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires;
  • Landis Mill Road is closed between Route 378 and Station Avenue in Upper Saucon Township due to downed trees on wires;
  • Churchview Road between Dillingsville and Geho roads in Upper Milford Township was closed due to a downed utility but is now open;
  • Camp Meeting Road between Saucon Avenue and Bay Hill Drive in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Stonesthrow Road between Oakhurst Drive and Honeysuckle Road in Upper Saucon Township is closed due to downed trees in utility wires;
  • Honeysuckle Road between Black River Road and Emmaus Avenue in Salisbury Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Brookdale Road between Mertztown and Elm roads in Lower Macungie Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Ziegels Church Road between Weiss Road in Upper Macungie Township and Old Route 22 in Weisenberg Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Neffs Laurys Road between Scheidys and Riverview roads in North Whitehall Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Mountain Road between Borman Road in Lynn Township and Reservoir Road in Heidelberg Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Memorial Road between Hawk View and Bake Oven roads in Heidelberg Township is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires;
  • Hawk View Road between Memorial and Mountain roads in Heidelberg Township is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires;
  • Schochary Road between Kistler Valley and Sechler roads in Lynn Township is closed due to a downed utility;
  • Allemaengel Road between Kings Highway/Levans Road and Donats Peak Road in Lynn Township is closed due to a downed tree in utility wires.

Trash Collection

Raritan Valley is running one day behind in Upper Macungie. Contact: www.raritandisposal.com or call 1-877-534-4446 for more updates. 

Power Outages as of 3 p.m. Thursday

  • 1,336 PPL customers remain without power in Upper Macungie.
  • In all of Lehigh County, 60,663 customers are without power, but 51,634 have been restored.

Other Community Resources

All Lehigh Valley Health Network hospital sites are operating, including  17th Street and Muhlenberg. LVH-Muhlenberg is back on normal power.

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If you notice wires down or a fallen tree on the road, please alert authorities and then let us know so we can spread the word quickly. You can add information or ask questions as part of this story in the comments section below.

Upper Macungie Patch is all about connecting neighbors so we hope you’ll find this information hub helpful.

Elsa October 30, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Ziegels church road is blocked right before Weiss rd. trees and wires are down.

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