Detour Due to Underground Fire

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Detour of Route 61 in Centralia, PA

Because of the underground coal mine fire in Centralia, PA, a 0.7 mile section of Route 61 was closed, and a new segment of Route 61 was created to detour drivers around the area of active burining.  The asphalt is currently buckled, cracked, and occasionally will have smoke billowing out, reminding visitors of the hazard burning below.

Laura Guertin
Date Taken: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2007