Thursday’s high, 90; Overnight low, 65







A Narvon, PA truck driver escaped injury when his rig overturned on the morning of August 17 in Tioga Township, Tioga County. Troopers say Curvin Good was going north on Route 15 when he fell asleep at the wheel of his 2010 Peterbilt causing it to go off the road and hit an embankment. According to state police, Good was not using a seatbelt but was not hurt.

A 42 year old Mansfield man was arrested for DUI  during the early morning of August 15 in Hamilton Township, Tioga County. Troopers claim  when they stopped on Block Morris Run Road after seeing a driver’s arm hanging out of the window on a 2009 Nissan parked in a pull off. The investigation revealed the driver had allegedly driven the car while under the influence of alcohol.

Minor injuries were reported for a Weedville driver and her  passenger following a one-car crash Tuesday afternoon young in Fox Township, Elk County. According to Ridgway state police, Alexandra Barnett was speeding when her Buick LaCrosse failed to make a left hand curve, went off the east side of the road and struck a tree. Barnett and an  a two year old girl were taken to Penn Highlands Elk for treatment of minor injuries.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is alerting area drivers that slow work progress on Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001) in Cameron County has extended the daylight closure for a second time—pushing completion into the middle of next week. PennDOT Cameron County Maintenance started this work Monday, August 16, and had expected to complete it in approximately five days.

PennDOT now expects the closure to remain in place through September 1. The official, 40-mile detour also remains in effect. The detour uses Quehanna Highway (Route 2006 in Cameron County/Route 2004 in Elk County), Route 555, and Route 120. The closure and detour will continue to be in effect from 6:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. daily, except for Saturday and Sunday when crews will not be working. Residents and camp owners along Wykoff Run Road are able to access their properties.

Work consists of placing a double seal coat along the entire 10-mile stretch of Wykoff Run Road. The sealcoat will provide a protective coating to the asphalt pavement—extending its life and improving ride quality for drivers. Closing the road during this work enhances safety for maintenance workers and allows PennDOT to complete it efficiently.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed that as of 12:00 a.m., Friday, Aug. 27, there were 3,509 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,288,041.


ELK 1644

McKEAN 3009


TIOGA 2672



There are 1,722 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19. Of that number, 476 patients are in the intensive care unit with COVID-19. The trend in the 14-day moving average number of hospitalized patients continues to increase again. Statewide percent positivity for the week of Aug 13 – Aug. 19 stood at 6.9%.The most accurate daily data is available on the website, with archived data also available.

As of 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, there were 22 new deaths identified by the Pennsylvania death registry, reported for a total of 28,180 deaths attributed to COVID-19. County-specific information and a statewide map are available on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday, Aug. 26, Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all 50 states for total doses administered.

According to the CDC, as of Thursday Aug. 26, 65.3% of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

5,926,165 people are fully vaccinated; with 23,698 vaccinations administered yesterday and a seven-day moving average of more than 17,600 people per day receiving vaccinations.

In licensed nursing and personal care homes, there have been a total of 74,245 resident cases of COVID-19 to date, and 15,858 cases among employees, for a total of 90,103 at 1,605 distinct facilities in all 67 counties.

Approximately 30,036 of total cases have been among health care workers.

All Pennsylvanians age 12 and older are eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine. Use Vaccine Finder to find a COVID-19 vaccine provider near you.