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Burst Water Pipes Cause Roof Collapse at Luzerne County Care Center

The frigid cold weather that’s settled over our area caused water pipes to burst on Sunday at a Luzerne County care center, sending residents to a temporary shelter.

Almost sixty residents of Back Mountain Care Center in Dallas Township were moved to the Dallas Middle School when water pipes burst in one room, causing part of the structure’s roof to collapse.

According to WNEP.com, the Red Cross is assisting residents who will need transitional housing. The fire chief said it could take weeks to repair the damage inside the building.

If you have loved ones in a skilled nursing facility or nursing home in the area, it might be best to call or visit during this cold front. It may give you peace of mind to know that they are safe and warm, and that their needs are being met while we wait out this chilling winter.