07/26/14 | 16:25 | 2ND ALARM | SOUTH WHITEHALL | MAUCH CHUNK ROAD AND STANLEY AVENUE | TRUCK FIRE : : 07/26/14 | 11:00 | CATASAUQUA | 3RD ALARM | 725 CRANE ST | FIRE IN A 2.5-STORY DUPLEX | 5 L/S/O | VIDEO PHOTOS AND STORY COMING SOON....
Trees down. Transformers exploding. Wires down. Power outages. Area 9-1-1 Centers gave out hundreds of calls to area fire and police departments. The skies lit up like lightning as transformers blew.
We started covering the storm in the afternoon and finished just before 11:00 PM Monday night. The fire radio was so clogged with calls, we couldn't keep track of everything. Every street we encountered had debris strewn about. Trees blocking the traffic lanes.
In Allentown, it appeared as though a tornado hit the city. Roofs were blown off, trees down everywhere. Blocks and Blocks of black outs. It got way to dangerous to continue to look for emergencies to photograph.
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We will start covering this hurricane event with photos and video. We cannot however, promise anything at this time. We will safely try to keep all our viewers up-to-date with photos and video from around the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton Metropolitan area of Pennsylvania.
We will not go into details as we are not meteorologists. So we will leave the forecasting to them. We are news stringers and we will stick to what we know best!
Stay tuned as we start gathering photos and video. We will share them on our Facebook page in a photo album marked "Hurricane Sandy 2012."
We want all our fans to stay safe and out of harms way during this storm. Let it up to professionals to keep you informed. Thank you.
Hanover Twp., Pa. - Just before 3:00 AM, traffic slowed on Rt. 22 westbound for an accident near Dauphin Street when a SUV slammed into the back of a Morning Call Newspaper truck in the area of the T-Mobile call center. The driver was killed after becoming trapped under the truck.
The SUV had heavy intrusion to the front passenger side of the vehicle. State Troopers called in the accident. Han-Le-Co statioin 33 and EMS 75 were dispatched to the second accident.
Rt. 22 was closed westbound at Airport Road while Troopers investigated the fatal accident.
Emmaus, Pa. - Emmaus Fire Department responded to a structural fire at 1449 Chestnut Street at the Farmhouse Restaurant around 1:45 PM.
Flames were seen to the rear of the building and the second alarm transmitted. Vera Cruz 28 was on the scene assisting Emmaus. Alburtis F.A.S.T. company and Wescosville were re-called.
1 line was stretched and operating. The fire was darkened down in 10 minutes. Members remained on scene overhauling for about an hour. The initial call was for a dumpster fire and was upgraded to the structural fire when the fire was extending to the building.
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