There appears to be a water main break in the 400 blk. of S. Front St. (Rt. 441) in Columbia Borough. The Lancaster Water Bureau was contacted and we were told that they would be looking at it some time this morning. There is a very good possibility that the section of Rt. 441 between Mill St. and Plane St. may need shut down. Partial and/or full lane closures are possible. Motorist are advised to find alternative routes to avoid this area.

1:25pm update. A PennDOT employee just showed up, this is going to take longer than expected. They need to call in equipment operators to clear this up. We will try to let you know when this is cleared up.

Rt. 30 E is down to one lane of travel between Rt. 441 (Columbia Exit) and Ironville Pk. At least one or two large bales of straw fell off a truck and we are awaiting the arrival of PennDOT for cleanup. Be advised travel may restricted for the next 2 hours.

Columbia Police are investigating a shots fired call in the area of the 200 Blk of S Third Street. Witnesses reported hearing multiple shots in the block. Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbia Borough Police at (717)684-7735 or text tips LANCS to 847411

Rt. 441 in Columbia Borough is closed between Mill St. and Plane St. Please avoid the area if possible while water company crews working on repairing a line that is leaking. Road closure signs are up at 441 and Locust St. as well as 441 and Mill St. for all southbound traffic. Northbound traffic will find a road closed sign at the intersection of 441 and Plane St. Please travel safely if you are in the area. Trucks trying to get to Turkey Hill Dairy should go 462 and Rt. 741 and go south to Rt. 999, then west on 999 to Rt. 441. Traffic will be closed for several hours.


Police are on the scene with a very deep sinkhole forming on the southeast corner of N Third Street and Linden Street in Columbia Borough. Please avoid the area and intersection. Police are redirecting traffic to Second Street of Fourth Street.

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