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LITITZ BOROUGH - The LBPD initiated a hit-and-run crash investigation on 10/09/2020 at 2:20 PM at the intersection of East Front Street & North Locust Street.

A striking vehicle hit the posted stop sign and left the scene without providing information or reporting the crash. As a result, the posted stop sign facing west-bound traffic on East Front Street sustained damage.

High water on roadway hazards are being reported around Lancaster County, including in Lititz Borough. It is never a good idea to drive through floodwater.  If you encounter a flooded roadway, turn around.

Please follow this link for safety information.

https://www.ready.pa.gov/BeInformed/Know-The-Threats/Pages/Flooding.aspx
 

ROAD HAZARD - ENTRANCE TO LITITZ SPRINGS PARK CLOSED DUE TO SINKHOLE

There is a sinkhole forming inside the entrance to the Lititz Springs Park from North Broad Street.  This required the park entrance from North Broad Street to be closed to all traffic.  The park is still open, however, all traffic must enter and exit from the rear entrance along West Maple Street.

The Lititz Borough Public Works has been contacted and is responding.

Please avoid the area of the 100 Block of West Sixth Street, between South Spruce Street and Crosswinds Drive due to a gas leak. LBPD, NLCRPD, Lititz Fire (and mutual aid) are working to control the hazard. A unified command system is established and all outstanding needs to control the hazard are being being worked.  This affects the area of South Spruce Street and West Sixth Street in Lititz Borough and portions of the Crosswinds Development in Warwick Township. Resident evacuations have been initiated. Contact has been made with the affected households regarding evacuation.

The 200 Block of East Main Street (between North Water Street and Poplar Alley) is currently closed to traffic due to a large tree which has blown over.  The tree has impacted electrical wires and partially blocked one lane.  Both lanes are closed until PPL can arrive to secure the power lines and until the tree can be safely removed from the roadway.  Please avoid the area an plan alternate travel routes.

The intersection of East Front Street and North Locust Street is currently closed while the Lititz Borough Public Works fixes a water main break.  The intersection will remain closed while repairs are made.  Please avoid the area and plan alternate routes.

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Laurel Avenue between East Sixth Street and East Fourth Avenue is currently closed due to a gas leak. Please avoid the area. Additional updates will be released as available.

Update - the Police Incident on South Cedar Street is under control and responders will be clearing the scene shortly. It is important to emphasize that the public was not in any danger.

There is an active police incident in the 100 Block of South Cedar Street. Roadways in this area are closed. Please avoid the area and plan alternate travel routes. Residents in the area should stay inside their homes and avoid approaching the area. There is no public risk and the incident is contained to a single residence. Additional information will be released as it is available and appropriate to release.

Lititz Fire Company is investigating an odor or natural gas on North New Street between North Cedar Street and East Lincoln Avenue. The road is closed between these cross streets.

There is no risk to the public at this time and residents in the area need not take any action. Motorists should plan alternate travel routes if possible until the road is reopened.

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