State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

Pugh Street Garage Roof to Be Repaired by Summer

by on April 28, 2015 12:05 PM

The Pugh Street garage roof won’t be out of commission for too long if State College borough workers have anything to say about it.

On Monday afternoon, State College police and Alpha Fire Company members responded to a call about hazardous conditions at the garage. Part of the wall running around the roof had been damaged earlier in the day, leaving a piece of reinforced concrete hanging out over the street below.

Alpha Fire crews stabilized the wall on Monday by using heavy rope to tie the wall to a nearby lamppost, which Centre Region Code officer Walt Schneider calls “a temporary measure.”

State College borough public works director Mark Whitfield says in an email that borough crews will make a temporary repair by Wednesday, with plans to make a permanent repair over the summer.

Schneider told that the borough will likely use a private contractor to repair the wall. The exact timeline for making a permanent repair will depend on the contractor, he said.

Whitfield says the incident was not a hit-and-run or an act of vandalism. He explains that an elderly man accidentally ran into the wall with his car on Monday, then immediately called in the damage and apologized for the incident.


Homeless Shelter Expanding, Facing Additional Costs

School Board Adds Fitness Center, Wrestling Gym To High School Plan

Ron Paul And Barney Frank Discuss Role Of Government In Lively Debate

Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Up To No. 2 In Learfield Standings

Centre County Report Wins College Television Awards Emmy

Michael Martin Garrett is a reporter and editor for who covers local government, the courts, the arts and writes the Keeping the Faith column. He's a Penn State alumnus, a published poet and the bassist in a local indie rock band.
Next Article
Ron Paul And Barney Frank Discuss Role Of Government In Lively Debate
April 28, 2015 11:25 AM
by Onward State Staff by Ben Berkman
Ron Paul And Barney Frank Discuss Role Of Government In Lively Debate
Disclaimer: Copyright © 2020 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

order food online