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Franklin County briefs

August 03, 2010

Burn ban still in effect for Washington Township



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- A burn ban remains in effect in Washington Township, Pa.

Township Manager Mike Christopher said Monday that most people seem to be complying with the ban. He said he spoke to Blue Ridge (Pa.) Fire Chief Jim Meek about burning conditions, and Meek said the ban continues to be necessary due to the lack of rain.

The ban applies to all outside burning, other than gas or charcoal grills, Christopher said.

Road closed for bridge project



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Lyons Road at Pa. 316 south will be closed from late Wednesday to early Thursday.

Washington Township (Pa.) Manager Mike Christopher said the contractor for a major bridge project on Pa. 316 south (Wayne Highway) wants to use that section of Lyons Road for a crane.

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Burn ban still in effect for Antrim Township



GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The Antrim Township Supervisors are reminding residents that the township's burn ban remains in effect, Township Administrator Brad Graham said in a news release.

The supervisors enacted the ban on any open fires last month.

The public will be notified when the ban is lifted, Graham said.

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