Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The dog, found in the Perkiomen Woods development off of Rt. 29, has been reunited with its owner.
Wednesday, February 6
Another lost dog story in the Perkiomen Valley had a happy ending this week, as the greying Carin Terrier/Westy mix found in the Perkiomen Woods development off of Rt. 29 was renited with his owner, thanks to the mailman. "The dog that was reported to be found in the Perkiomen Woods Development on Rt 29 in the Collegeville area, has been reconnected with his owner," a new announcement from Patch reader Diane Kriebel said. "Thanks to the mailman making the connection!" The dog was found in the Perkiomen woods area on February 3, and he was returned within the next 24 hours. Last month, Draggin was returned to his owner after the community held quite a search party, which was chronicled on Patch.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Traffic backed up past Ursinus, up Ridge Pike.
A multi-car accident has snarled rush-hour traffic in Collegeville. Traffic is reportedly backed up past Ursinus College on Main Street, for an accident that took place at Main Street and Route 29. Passers-by report that the cars have mostly been removed from the roadway, and that local traffic has opened, but is going by slowly with reduced lanes. Many of the damaged vehicles were moved into the area of the McDonald's parking lot at Second Avenue and Main Street to continue an investigation out of the way of traffic. The emergency units were dispatched at 3:55 p.m., according to the Montgomery County Department of Safety website. Injuries were reported, but the extent of which are not yet known. Many police units from the Collegeville …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
If traveling down Route 29 or Route 113, plan an alternate route.
A late afternoon accident at the intersection of Route 29 and Iron Bridge Drive in Perkiomen Township has traffic slowed to a near-halt in both directions, as crews work to free two vehicles from a wooded area. Though it is unclear what caused the accident at this time, Perkiomen Valley Patch reader Robin Pasquarello, who is at the scene, stated that both vehicles had gone well off the road. "Both cars were deep into the woods to the point you could only see fire crews trying to pull the drivers out," said Paquarello. "There was at least three firetrucks and one ambulance." Pasquarello also that traffic moving towards 113 is not getting by at all, and traffic coming from 113 is being re-routed through Iron Bridge Drive. She added that Iron…
A three-car collision on Friday afternoon claimed the lives of two Hereford residents.
A three-car collision at the intersection of Route 29 and Palm Hill Road in Upper Hanover has claimed the lives of two Hereford residents, after their vehicle was struck and forced into oncoming traffic on Friday afternoon. According to a report from the Pennsylvania State Police, Theodore Hiriak, 73, and Mary Ann Hiriak, 69, were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital following the accident, but they were pronounced deceased shortly after their arrival. Both victims were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision. The report states that on Friday, July 20, at 12:46 p.m., a grey Jeep Cherokee, driven by 18-year-old William Ludlow, of East Greenville, was traveling northbound on Route 29 when the vehicle attempted to make a left …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Perkiomen board approved three applications for Iron Bridge Corporate Center; businesses will bring 35 new jobs to the area.
The Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors approved three applications from Gorski Engineering, which will bring 35 new jobs to the Iron Bridge Corporate Center. John Riebow, of Gorski Engineering, presented the plan to the Board of Supervisors at the July 3 meeting. He stated that construction will begin in September. The board approved a combination of lot line adjustments and development plans that will allow Comstar Supply to move into a new 29,400 square-foot building, with the possible future expansion of another 17,500 square-feet. Additionally, the board approved new construction of a 30,000 square-foot building to house Williams Form, an engineering company based out of Michigan. While the applications pertained primarily to …
Sunday, August 21, 2011
No medical transport for drivers or passenger; vehicles towed from the scene.
No major injuries were reported in connection with a two-vehicle crash on Route 29 -- near the Schwenksville fire house -- shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday. According to a preliminary investigation, Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael Watts said the crash's cause may be "weather related." One of the cars, a silver-colored sedan, was traveling on Route 29 when it apparently hydroplaned over a puddle and crossed into the next lane of travel, colliding with the front end of a black pickup truck, Watts said. Both vehicles suffered heavy front-end damage. The state police had to wrap up their investigation before they could determine whether any citations should be issued, Watts said. Lower Frederick Regional Ambulance Corps members evaluated people…
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Emergency personnel and PECO were on the scene for hours as investigation and repair work ensued.
An Schwenksville man is reportedly in stable condition after being ejected from a car during a one-vehicle crash on Route 29 in Lower Frederick shortly after midnight Wednesday. According to Pennsylvania State Trooper Brian Noll, Michael Lutz, 28, was traveling south on Route 29/Gravel Pike in Lower Frederick when the car swerved off the road, hit a utility pole and then spun, throwing Lutz from the vehicle. The exact cause of the crash is unknown at this time. Lutz was the car's only occupant. Mid Atlantic 3 Medevac flew Lutz to West Reading Hospital for treatment, troopers Noll and Richard Schroeter said. The struck pole was broken, and the lines were pulled down. However, the crash didn't cause anyone in the area to lose power, police …
Monday, May 16, 2011
A Schwenksville man will face charges.
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Monday, May 16, 2011
Schwenksville resident Kenneth Gunning Lyle III is expected to turn himself in to police today after a search of his Cadillac allegedly yielded a “small amount” of marijuana, $386 in cash and drug paraphernalia, Lower Frederick police reported last week. According to the probable cause for a search warrant, Lower Frederick Police Chief Paul Maxey was traveling north on Route 29/Gravel Pike by Zieglerville Road when he “observed a black Cadillac CTS 4 … traveling southbound on Route 29 at a high rate of speed” around 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Maxey activated the police car’s lights and followed the vehicle, which was moving at more than 100 mph, the report states. Concerned about the potential danger of traveling at such a high rate of …
Friday, April 29, 2011
No major injuries were reported; traffic was diverted around the scene at the intersection of Routes 73 and 29 in Schwenksville.
For more than two hours traffic was diverted around a disabling crash scene at the intersection of Routes 73 and 29 in Schwenksville today, according to a Pennsylvania State Police report. A 2009 freightliner truck tractor--driven by Darrell Scott, 54, of New York--was negotiating a left turn on Route 73/Skippack Pike when the trailer's rear "struck a concrete bridge abutment and guide rail," pulling off the rear eight tires, the report states. The vehicle "became disabled in the roadway, blocking the travel lanes," the report continues. A 2006 Subaru station wagon--driven by Brooke Martin, 30, of Gilbertsville--"was stopped in traffic waiting to turn right to travel west on Route 73 when the trailer struck the front left corner panel" of …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Audubon Society's programs promotes protecting bird sanctuaries and ecosystem education.
Lower Frederick Township will now be a part of the Audubon Society’s "Bird Town Pennsylvania" program after a unanimous vote approved the environmental project Tuesday night at the township’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting. The Bird Town program promotes the protection of bird sanctuaries and educates the public on how they can create and contribute to healthy ecosystems in their backyards and community. Park Board Chair Robin McGovern addressed the board with this program and said Lower Frederick is the perfect place for this program. “Being such a rural community, we have the perfect opportunity now to become environmentally friendly and protect the resources we already have,” said McGovern. A large part of the program will be educating …