News & Notices

Damaged License Plate Replacement

The Portage Borough Police Department will be participating with Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr., in a damaged license plate replacement for free at the borough office on May 30th, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Parking is available in rear lot.

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As a reminder and notice to Borough residents, owners, occupants, etc., The Portage Borough Police Department will be strictly enforcing the borough ordinances for grass, high weeds, accumulation of junk and trash and unregistered vehicle ordinances.

Residents/occupants of the borough must maintain their properties for the health and wellbeing for themselves and their neighbors.

Portage Annual Yard Sale



8:00 AM to 3:00 PM – RAIN OR SHINE

There is a $5.00 charge to participate in the event.  All participants will receive a numbered sign and several balloons to be picked up at the museum on Thursday June 6 or Friday June 7 from 12-5 PM.  The PAHS will do extensive advertising online, in the newspapers and with signs and posters.  They will also make available a free map of Portage showing participating sites.  Maps will be available on Facebook and at all registered sites on Saturday, June 10.

Form for Yard Sale

Portage Police Warning

The Portage Borough Police are warning citizens of a “Citizens Behind the Badge Scam” that requests donations and has been observed in mailboxes in our area.

This group is based out of Virginia and is “NOT” registered as a 501(C3) nonprofit with the IRS.

The Portage Police Department does NOT solicit donations by mail or phone and encourages residents to research before making any donations to any organization.

Chief David Rosamilia

Route 53 Road Closed

Hollidaysburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the closing of State Route 53 between Portage and Lilly, Cambria County, today until further notice after water eroded the soil under the road, causing portions of the shoulder to fall away.

The damaged section of the route is approximately 1,500 feet north of the SR 53 and SR 164 intersection near Plane Road (T408).

Traffic near the area is being detoured:

– State Route 53 north traffic will take SR 164 east to SR 22 east to SR 53 Cresson/Lilly exit.

– State Route 53 south traffic will take SR 22 west to SR 164 west to SR 53

There is no timetable for reopening the road.

Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before They Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts. Follow PennDOT on X and like the department on Facebook and Instagram