Suscon, Pennsylvania

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Suscon
Unincorporated community
Suscon is located in Pennsylvania
Suscon
Suscon
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°18′8″N 75°43′21″W / 41.30222°N 75.72250°W / 41.30222; -75.72250Coordinates: 41°18′8″N 75°43′21″W / 41.30222°N 75.72250°W / 41.30222; -75.72250
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Township Pittston Township
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18640
Area code(s) 570

Suscon is an unincorporated community in Pittston Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, northeast of Wilkes-Barre and south of Scranton. It is named for its position at the former junction of the Susquehanna Connecting Railroad and the Wilkes-Barre and Eastern Railroad (both subsidiaries of the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway). It uses the Pittston zip code of 18640. [1]

Suscon is notable for being the home of the urban legend, "The Suscon Screamer."[1]

History[edit]

Tornado[edit]

An F2 tornado struck Suscon (Pittston Township) on Saturday, February 25, 2017. It was on the ground from 2:30 pm to 2:50 pm. This is the first tornado in February for Luzerne County in recorded history.[2][3] The tornado generated top wind speeds of 120 mph, had a maximum width of 500 yards, and traveled 12.8 miles.[4]

Geography[edit]

Suscon is located in the eastern part of Pittston Township. It is mostly made up of mountains and forests.

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