Saturday, June 19, 2021

One reported dead in multi-vehicle crash on Route 30 Saturday evening



8:36 PM EDT Jun 19, 2021


WEST HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. - UPDATE: According to PennDOT, one person has died as a result of the crash.

Eight others were injured and taken to local hospitals.


A multivehicle crash along Route 30 in West Hempfield Township on Saturday evening caused numerous injuries, and at least one vehicle to catch fire, according to a supervisor with Lancaster County-Wide Communications.

Firefighters were called to westbound Route 30, east of Columbia, at 6:15 p.m. after reports of at least four vehicles that crashed, the supervisor said.

One of the vehicles caught fire during the crash, according to dispatch reports.

As many as eight people were injured in the crash, with three of them children, the supervisor said. At least two people were trapped in a vehicle, with one of them being successfully freed.

Two helicopters were requested to the scene.

Westbound Route 30 was shut down at Prospect Road.

At least 7 injured in multivehicle crash that caused vehicle to catch fire (photos)


Friday, June 18, 2021

Friday the 18th in Scenic Columbia

Some photos from around Columbia . . . 

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Bart Simpson at Columbia River Park . . .


A fish out of water?

A bird on a wire?

Evidence of an impending car show . . .

Some of the cars will be parked in the Locust Street lot, and this is what visitors will see.

It's the Eberly Myers property at the bottom of Locust Street.


They'll see this, too. By the way, when are we getting our sidewalk back? It's been like this for about 4 years now.

The former Northwest Bank, now becoming apartments and a bridal shop.
Oh well, onward and upward.

The former Wells Fargo Bank, now an empty building. Now there's only one bank left within borough limits.
Onward and upward?

This is the plot of land that the borough should have purchased (between Bridge Street and the Veterans Memorial Bridge). It has high visibility and would be an excellent location for businesses to grow.

The bridge inspectors were at it again today. The guy in the bucket was hammering on the bridge, causing small chunks of concrete to fall on the road below. The other guy was sweeping up.

Looks like our bridge is in bad shape.

A dilemma:
A car was parked in a handicapped space in the middle section at River Park.

The car displayed a handicapped placard in the window, but didn't have a trailer.
Ticket or no?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday the 17th in Scenic Columbia

Some photos from around Columbia . . . 

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Corrective lenses to better see what's going on in town, and it's not all good.

It's enough to make one downright cantankerous.

But here are some happy folks.

They're at Park Elementary.

Something's in that window.

It's just someone watching.
Are we under surveillance?

3 "towers"

Draw your own conclusions.

7th Street still looks like a war zone, but the results will no doubt be spectacular.

This is what happens when you pull out onto 9th Street from Spruce with a long flatbed carrying a huge milling machine.

The rotating camera at 3rd & Locust was rotating this morning.

By the way, are we under surveillance?


The borough is cracking down on double parking, allegedly.

More activity under the bridge

Here's how you put the boat away at the end of the day . . .


And here's a doggo out for a ride . . .