York County happenings: PennDOT deadlines, showers for homeless, food distribution

Staff report


Deadlines extended

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced extensions on the expiration dates of vehicle registrations, inspections and parking placards to help with the COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

The new extension dates are as follows:

  •  Vehicle registration of all classes, including mass transit, apportioned, fleet, dealer plate, temporary, and biennial farm certificates scheduled to expire March 16 through May 31 have now been extended until June 30.
  • Safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire March 16 through May 31 have now been extended until June 30.
  • Persons with Disabilities parking placards scheduled to expire March 16 through May 31 have now been extended until June 30.

For more information visit www.dmv.pa.gov.


Showers open for homeless

The YMCA of York is offering free showers to the unsheltered homeless of York City at the Graham Aquatic Center, located at 543 N. Newberry St.

The showers will be available from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. People coming to use the showers must use the entrance on the south side of the building next to Ferguson Elementary.

This service will continue until the county is moved to the yellow phase of the state's reopening plan. 

York County Food Bank volunteer Sue Nelson of East Berlin loads food boxes during a drive-thru food distribution Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at a new location at the former Kmart store at 1094 Haines Road in Springettsbury Township. Food bank distributions will take place there from 3 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and from 3 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday at its main location at 254 W. Princess St. in York City.  The York County Food Bank served 18,000 families during its second distribution from its new location according to Jennifer Brillhart, executive director. Bill Kalina photoBill Kalina photo


Pop-up food distribution

The York County Food Bank has announced it will hold another pop-up drive-thru food distribution 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday at the John Wright Restaurant, 234 N. Front St. in Wrightsville.

Boxes of food will be given out, with each containing enough food to feed a family of four for nearly a week. Anyone who is struggling to buy groceries may attend the event.

No identification is required, but the food bank asks that only one person per household go to the site and that the trunk of the vehicle be cleared so the box can be placed in it.

For more information, call 717-252-2609.  

Lower Windsor Twp.

Bridge work to begin

Work will begin Tuesday on replacing a 100-year-old concrete slab span on a bridge in Lower Windsor Township.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said the bridge that carries Route 124 over a tributary to Cabin Creek, just south of Yorkana, will be closed for up to 90 days while the existing structure is replaced with a precast concrete box culvert.

A detour, which follows Mount Pisgah Road, Main Street in Yorkana, and Bluestone Road, will be available for motorists.

The section of Route 124, locally known as East Prospect Road, averages more than 4,000 vehicles traveled daily, PennDOT said.