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Wilmore Dam Concerns

First responders and residents of Cambria County have been on high alert Today as the Wilmore Dam reached maximum capacity.

Nicole Fuschino is at a nearby command center, Nicole what are officials telling you there?

First of all the Wilmore Dam did not break, I’m outside of the Summerhill Fire Hall where Fire Chief Bob Burkett is joining me with an announcement that people cn come back home

A few hours ago the Wilmore Dam crested its banks which means water levels reached a critical stage in that area.

Officials warned the public about the possibility of the dam failing and evacuations began in Wilmore Borough this Afternoon.

Bob told me earlier Today the heavy rains caused the North Branch of Little Conemaugh River to rise which fed into the Wilmore Dam resulting in the water in the dam rising two feet over it’s spillway.

 

 

 

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