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Four Days Post-Sandy, Side Street Still a Mess

Much of the nearby borough of Fountain Hill and surrounding South Bethlehem neighborhoods remain without power in the wake of high winds that brought down utility poles and trees Monday night.

Tiny Uncas Street lies near the border between Bethlehem and Fountain Hill.

A leafy lane lined with attractive townhomes, the thoroughfare that is far from isolated currently looks more like a war zone than a residential side street, with a massive fallen tree blocking one end of it near Delaware Avenue.

Four days after Superstorm Sandy struck the region, Uncas Street remains closed to traffic, with nary a PPL truck or worker in sight late Friday morning.

Meanwhile, power is still out to the surrounding neighborhood, and much of the Borough of Fountain Hill.

PPL crews have already restored power to St. Luke's University Hospital.

Just a few blocks away, utility lines, pieces of pole and metal transformer parts litter the one block of Uncas that connects Delaware Avenue with Brighton Street, which leads to the hospital.

As of Friday morning many motorists headed east on Ostrum Street and away from St. Luke's were forced to turn around at the bright yellow barricades near the end of Uncas.

Jay Bell November 03, 2012 at 06:14 AM
Hurricane Sandy definitely did a number on New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and PA, with New York taking a lambasting. www.firebrandcentral.com

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