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Litter Pickup Begins Next Week on Major Highways in Cumberland County

Travelers passing through Cumberland County should be aware that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin picking up litter along major highways in the area next week. Weather permitting, crews will clean up litter at various locations on Interstates 81 and 83, Route 581, and Route 15 corridors from Monday, March 20, for about two weeks.

Litter will be removed on weekdays between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM. There will be no impact on traffic, but drivers should watch for PennDOT workers and vehicles operating near the roadway.

For updated information on road conditions, motorists can visit, which provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. The 511PA smartphone application is also available for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts on the 511PA website.

To subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties, visit PennDOT District 8. More information about infrastructure in District 8, including completed work and significant projects, is available at District 8 Results, and planned and active construction projects are listed at PennDOT Projects.


Tammy Annette Robinson 1964-2024

For the past years, Tammy helped take care of her mother. She enjoyed watching game shows and listening to contemporary Christian music.

Robert William Gordon 1947-2024

Born August 18, 1947, a son of the late Merrill R. and Goldie E. Kotzmoyer Gordon, Bob liked to hunt and fish, and loved spending time with his family.

Janice Mae Keller 1938-2024

Janice always enjoyed shopping trips with her children and always used that opportunity to stop at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.

Ethel R. Smith 1935-2024

Ethel was a very loving and caring woman. She will always be remembered and cherished as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Sharon M. Matthews 1951-2024

Sharon enjoyed game shows on TV, mostly Wheel of Fortune. She also liked watching the Food Network and talk about what they made.

Ralph V. Foltz 1928-2024

Ralph enjoyed hunting, telling stories, and traveling around the United States on bus trips, alongside his wife Lois.

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On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

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