KINGSTON– Mayor James Haggerty said portable metal flood gates installed at the Market Street Bridge saved the municipality from the swollen Susquehanna River. Kingston officials spray painted a white high-water mark on the side of the wall near the Market Street Bridge.
Kingston Mayor James Haggerty and Kingston Emergency Management Coordinator Tom McTague look over the dirt and rock that Kingston dumped near the flood gates to help stop leaks at their base. But not before a few tense hours late Thursday night into Friday morning.
Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA will reopen today at noon! The college evacuated their students and closed in the wake of the recent historic flooding in Wilkes-Barre. Sunday sports and events are cancelled except for Mass in the chapel at 8 p.m. Classes will resume Monday.
The City of Wilkes-Barre also lifted their mandatory evacuation order on Saturday for those areas unaffected by flooding.