Power has been restored to City Hall. We are open for business.
Additionally, our Recycling Department has the following announcement:
THE BETHLEHEM COMPOST FACILITY WILL BE OPEN 9-3 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS TO DISPOSE OF ANY DEBRIS FROM THE STORM.
THE THEIS/CORNFELD RECYCLING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
CURBSIDE COLLECTION WILL RESUME ON THURSDAY, NOV. 1. IF YOUR COLLECTION WAS MISSED DUE TO THE STORM, PLEASE HOLD YOUR RECYCLING UNTIL YOUR NEXT SCHEDULED PICKUP.
Power restored to Bethlehem Waste Water Treatment Plant, City Hall power should be restored by day’s end
Bethlehem, Pa. (October 31, 2012)
Power was restored to the City’s Waste Water Treatment Plant this morning around 11:40 a.m. City Hall remains without power. However, we have heard from PPL that power should be restored by 11:00 p.m. tonight so we expect City Hall to be open for business tomorrow.
While Bethlehem City Hall remained closed today because of the lack of power, critical personnel including, police, fire, EMS, parks, public works and street crews reported to work to serve the City’s residents and continue our clean up efforts.
City crews and PPL crews continue to work cooperatively to remove downed trees and wires blocking City roads.
The damage from Hurricane Sandy was severe but we in Bethlehem were fortunate. As the City remains under a state of emergency, please continue to use caution when traveling.
Communication is vitally important during any clean up effort. If you see a down wire, please report it and use 911 to report any emergencies.
Mayor Callahan said, “He wanted to thank the residents for their patience. Obviously this storm caused catastrophic damage up and down the east coast and we are doing our best with our local partners to get the City up and running again.” He urges residents to continue to check in on friends and neighbors without power, especially those that may have particular difficulty without electricity, especially the sick and elderly. “If there is an emergency do not hesitate to call 911”, he continued.