NEWS RELEASE March 30, 2020

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Shippensburg residents can get local public safety alerts by text, email.

SHIPPENSBURG —One of the ways the Shippensburg Area Emergency Task Force will issue local public safety alerts about the novel coronavirus pandemic is by text and email messages.

Residents can sign up by texting 888777 and entering the Shippensburg ZIP code, 17257.

In addition, every page on the Shippensburg Borough website has a link at the bottom to register phone numbers and email addresses with Nixle, the platform used to issue the alerts.

Task force members encourage all local residents to register for the alerts, even if they don’t live in the borough. Any pandemic-related alert will apply to everyone in the Shippensburg Area School District, noted David Lindenmuth, borough emergency management coordinator.

The primary location for task force information on social media will be the Shippensburg Fire Department pages on Facebook (@ShippensburgFireDept), Twitter (@ShipFire) and Instagram (@shipfiredept).

To register for statewide alerts, go to the AlertPA signup website.

Cumberland County PA Recycling and Waste – Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event is canceled on April 4 – Read More….

Cumberland County Household Hazardous Waste disposal event originally scheduled for April 4, 2020, has been canceled.  Furthermore, we have temporarily suspended registration for the remaining three events planned in 2020 to allow time for guidelines and recommendations to further play out. 

We will keep you informed with future updates as soon as we know the next steps.  Thanks for your understanding.

ATTENTION – COVID-19 IMPACT at Hopewell Township Office

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to impact Pennsylvania and now Cumberland County, Hopewell Township is responding to comply with Governor Wolf’s directions to protect the health and safety of our community.  
Please be assured that township staff will remain available to you. Our office will be staffed; however, we encourage you to communicate with us by phone (717-423-6582) or email ( If in-person service is required, please make an appointment to meet with us so we may serve you in the safest manner possible.

We encourage you to practice social distancing to protect your health.
As this situation continues to develop, we will keep you informed of any changes to these temporary measures as well as important information passed on to us by the Cumberland County Department of Public Safety.

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  • Make sure house numbers are clearly marked, and are easily identifiable day or night.  This will aid first responders by allowing them to more readily locate your residence in the event of an emergency.
  • As warmer weather approaches, we will likely see more motorcycles on the road.  All motorists are reminded to double check intersections for motorcycles, as they are sometimes difficult to see.  For those operating motorcycles, please be mindful of gravel or left over weather related clearing materials on the roadways that may remain prior to spring cleanup. 
  • The PA Legislature recently approved use of automated camera speed enforcement in work zones.  As the program expands, remember to drive the posted construction zone speed limit to avoid possibly civil penalty.
  • While driving past an emergency scene or construction zone may draw curiosity, motorists are reminded of their duty to maintain their full attention on the roadway.  An attempt to snap a picture or take a video while driving, regardless of the reason, is extremely dangerous.
  • Please be aware of a variety of on going telephone scam techniques.  If it seems suspicious end the call and DO NOT provide any further personal information above what the caller may have.  Most of the personal information these deceptive individuals already have may have been obtained via internet.  Don’t be fooled with “some” information that they have, and end up providing additional sensitive data.  Based off of the circumstance you should consider contacting the police. 
  • As a reminder, if you see an emergency vehicle approaching towards you, or from behind, you are required by law to yield.  Utilize your 4-way flashers, and pull over as far as safely possible to allow emergency responders to pass.  DO NOT stop at the crest of a hill either.  While you may be able to see over the hill, the emergency vehicle which is passing, likely cannot, making it even more dangerous for responders to navigate traffic. 
  • If you are stopped within a significant traffic backlog on the interstate, from a crash or potential roadwork, and you suspect your vehicle is going to run out of fuel or overheat, please pull as far from the travel lanes as you can and call for help.
  • Spring is always a great time to check and update your address on your PA Driver’s License/ID Card, Vehicle Registration Card, and Insurance Card as needed. 
  • PSP Carlisle offers free gun locks.  If you are interested in the program, please call PSP Carlisle at 717-249-2121 and ask to speak to a Firearms Instructor.  Arrangement will then be made for you to stop by station.
  • PSP Carlisle has a secure medication drop box located within our lobby, in which you can drop off old or expired medications.  Please note that we will not accept liquids, aerosols, or needles.

Trooper Kyle J REESER, Trooper, Troop H Carlisle, Patrol, 2 Dunwoody Drive, Carlisle, PA 17015, Phone 717-249-2121,

Bulky Waste Day Scheduled

Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, PA BULKY WASTE DISPOSAL April 18, 2020 and September 12, 2020 from 7:30AM-11:30AM At the Cumberland County Landfill 620 Newville Road, Newburg.   

Bulky waste disposal days are free to Hopewell Township Residents ONLY.  Bulky waste from any business will be rejected.  Non- Hopewell Township customers will be charged the gate rate fees for regular household trash and bulky waste disposal. Residents MUST present their WSI card sent previously. 

Cumberland County Landfill will NOT accept any hazardous wastes (automotive/household/outdoor/paint products, etc.) liquid waste, yard wastes (grass/tree clippings, etc.), batteries, closed containers, construction materials, computer equipment or vehicles. NO WIRE of any kind!

ACCEPTED will be white goods (stoves, refrigerators/freezers/hot water heaters/dishwashers/air conditioners, etc.) Furniture, construction materials, (boards/block/bricks), lawn mowers, bicycles and tires (10 regular-light truck/car and 2 large tractor). Tires must be off rim and be free of calcium, stones, mud and water. Any inquiries should be directed to the Landfill at 496-9351.

Date – April 18, 2020

Date – September 12, 2020

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With snow and ice prevalent in the harsh Pennsylvania winter, please use caution when driving in these conditions. Please allow extra time to get to workin these conditions, as crews work as quickly as they can to clear the road or snow and clear crashes. While you maybe driving the speed limit in a wintery condition, it may still be too fast to be safe and is still a citable offense under the Vehicle Code.

Wet leaves and gravel on the roadway can also be problematic for traction of your vehicle.

As a reminder, if you see an emergency vehicle approaching towards you or from behind you, you are required to yield. Pull over as far as is safely possible and allow them ample room to pass. Do not stop at the crest of a hill. While you may be able to see over the hill, the emergency vehicle which is passing, likely cannot. This means that any approaching traffic also cannot see the oncoming emergency vehicle, making it much more dangerous for first responders.

 If there is a significant backlog (traffic) on the interstate from a crash or roadwork and your vehicle is going to run out of fuel or overheat, please pull as far from the travel lanes as you can and request help.

In snow storms, please do not abandon your vehicles on the roads and interstates. Your vehicle will be towed at your expense in order to clear the snow, including the possibility of a citation under the Vehicle Code.

Be mindful when consuming alcoholic beverages around the upcoming holidays, as there is a strict no-tolerance policy for DUI.

With the advent of online shopping, please be mindful of package theft and be vigilant for suspicious activity in your neighborhood.

As tax season approaches, keep in mind that the I.R.S. will not call you demanding payment in the form of gift cards. Please be aware of such scams and do not allow yourself to become a victim.

Do not leave unattended vehicles running to warm up. This allows a potential car thief easy access to steal your vehicle.

 Remember to update your addresses on your PA identification cards, driver’s license, and vehicle registrations.

Trooper Kyle J Reeser | Trooper Troop H Carlisle| Patrol 2 Dunwoody Dr., | Carlisle, PA 17015 Phone: 717-249-2121