It’s still 10:46 in downtown York, and has been since Monday night.
Blame a deer.
A deer ran straight through downtown York on the city’s main street Monday night, causing a driver to hit the clock.
The clock, with faces on both sides, sits on the east side of Congress Street, in the heart of downtown.
Time on the clock won’t change until about $2,000 in repairs can be made.
“We all know that downtown York is a wonderful place for all, but we want downtown more for two-legged creatures than the four-legged kind,” said York Mayor Eddie Lee.
The driver told police the deer crossed in front of him. The driver was unhurt, but swerved right into the clock, said Lee and a police report from the incident.
The report shows “animal in road” as the cause for the crash.
The clock cost around $17,000, which was raised by the Yorkville Historical Society in the years before 2004, when it was dedicated.
In the years since, it has become one of the city’s signature spots.
The driver’s vehicle suffered $7,000 worth of damage when it hit the barrier around the clock and the clock base, the police report shows.
York Public Works Director Terry Montgomery climbed a ladder Tuesday to inspect the damage. He handed off broken pieces to city building inspector David Krepps.
City officials are determining how to put in an insurance claim.
The claim will say that York’s downtown is so great time stands still.