Lehigh County Government Center is closed Wednesday, but courts will be open.

Unloading water

Unloading water

In Hackettstown, N.J., city residents without power may use the Centenary College Reeves Gym until 6 p.m. Friday for showers. Use the Lackland Center parking lot off of Grand Avenue to access the gym.

In South Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., trash pickup the remainder of the week will be delayed one day from the normal pickup schedule. Normal refuse and recycling pickup is scheduled to resume on Mon., Nov. 5. Please contact J. D. Mascaro at 610-434-2501 with questions.

Hurricane Sandy has forced Reading to revise its recycling/trash pickup schedule. The updated schedule is:

Wed Oct 31--- Monday collection zone
Thur Nov 1—Tue Collection zone
Fri Nov 2—Wed collection zone
Sat Nov 3 –Thur and Fri collection zone

Please note the following:
Collection needs to be completed by Saturday because the landfills are closed on Sunday.

Allied Waste will be assisting with recycling collection on Saturday, so residents need to be aware that they will be using trash trucks as recycling collection vehicles for that day. City crews and our contractor will only be passing through once. There will be NO missed collection pick-ups for this week. If collection is missed, the resident must take it back in and set it out next week for collection.

The Nazareth American Legion, located at 158 S. Main St. in Nazareth, has opened a shelter. The legion has cots and food available.

A Hiring Our Heroes RescruitMilitary Veteran Hiring Fair originally scheduled for Thursday has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia.

Whitehall Township announces that the Cameron Tract on Eberhart Road will be open to township residents Saturday from 7-11 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m. for tree limbs, branches, shrubs from the storm. No grass or leaves. The Cameron Tract will be open every day next week without appointment from 7-11 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.

Whitehall Township will return to a regular refuse, recycling, yard waste and leaf pickup schedule next week.


Trans-Bridge has resumed normal service to New York City.