City: Nesbitt Park closed due to rising river

By Roger DuPuis - [email protected]

WILKES-BARRE — Nesbitt Park is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic until further notice, city officials said, due to high and increasing river levels.

At 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, the river in Wilkes-Barre was just above 18 feet and rising.

As of 12:15 p.m., it was at 20.34 feet. Flood stage begins at 22 feet.

By Roger DuPuis

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