Last night, August 2nd, 2017, Route 15 was closed down for approximately three hours in Lycoming County. The stretch affected lay between the McDonald’s in South Williamsport to Route 54 in Clinton Township.
A hay bale fire was the reason for the shutdown. A trailer carrying 291 bales of hay caught fire in Armstrong Township. The time of the start of the fire was around 6:30PM. The driver, Carl Farley, of Elimsport, pulled over the trailer.
The cause of the fire was not given. The roadway was reopened at 10PM. There were no injuries reported.