Susquehanna Township Police Department responded to a traffic collision that occurred on 7/11/2020 at approximately 1234 hours. The collision occurred in the 5200 block of North Front St. between a passenger car and a pickup truck and resulted in the death of Mr. Charles E. Rudy of Harrisburg, one of the vehicle operators. The crash closed both lanes of North Front St. for several hours. The collision is under investigation by members of the Susquehanna Township Police Department with assistance from the Dauphin County Accident Reconstruction Team.
Sand Hill Road just south of Laurel Drive will be closed starting 7:00 am on Friday, June 19, 2020. Work at this closure will be conducted throughout the weekend and should be finished by sometime early Monday morning, June 22, 2020. The roadway will remained closed for the duration of the time it takes to complete the work. There is a chance the work will be completed earlier than expected. The official detour route uses Roush, Waltonville, and Roundtop Roads. Access to residences in the area will still be afforded to those within the limited access areas
Old West Chocolate Avenue, between Hockersville Road and Hersheypark Drive, will remain closed to fix a sink hole under the roadway. Road closure will continue through the weekend, 06/12/2020, through 6/15/2020. The Penn State Health Rehab hospital and the Hershey Chocolate Plant remain accessible from Hersheypark Drive.
Old West Chocolate Avenue, between Hockersville Road and Hersheypark Drive, will be closed to fix a sink hole under the roadway. Road closure will start on 06/10/2020, around 6:00 am and PennDOT hopes to have the work completed by 3:00 pm. PennDOT will provide barricades and warning devices for the road closure.
The City of Harrisburg is expecting a large number of outside advocacy groups to rally at the Capitol Complex Monday morning. The Harrisburg Police Department, in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies, is preparing for an event that may impact traffic access to parts of the downtown area. Beginning in the morning, barricades will be distributed at various points along Forster, Second, and Third Streets. Drivers are encouraged to remain vigilant and watch for pedestrians if in the downtown area.
We are all living through a time of economic dislocation, pandemic, and outrage at the senseless death of George Floyd. We reject the actions that led to his death which are directly contrary to the training and the professional standards of the Susquehanna Township Police Department.
Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Police Commissioner Thomas Carter will speak to local news media today at 4:00pm, in reference to this weekends protests and current community concerns. We encourage residents and visitors of Harrisburg to monitor local news outlets for information distributed during this meeting. The Harrisburg Bureau of Police would like to thank it's residents for their patience and understanding during these challenging times in our country, and our communities.
Due to current events in the City of Harrisburg, Mayor Papenfuse has declared a curfew starting at 9:00 pm this evening. Residents are requested to stay in, or at, their residence. More details will be announced as they become available.
The curfew restriction will end at 6:00 am this morning, Sunday May 31st.