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Evacuation in place for residents in part of Somerset Co.

Updated: Thursday, June 12 2014, 06:15 PM EDT

By: WJAC Web Staff

OGLE TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Some residents in northeastern Somerset County have been asked to evacuate their homes as a precaution because of a problem with a dam.

Emergency officials asked residents on Hollow Road and Crescent Drive in Ogle Township and live below Pine Lake to leave their homes as a precaution because the lake's dam had been compromised.

Officials issued the precautionary evacuation order at about 3 p.m. Thursday because of raising water in the lake. No flooding was reported in the area, but water in streams in the area was running high.

There was no information immediately available about how the dam was compromised or how long people would not be able to be at their homes.

Evacuation in place for residents in part of Somerset Co.


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