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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
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."


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. The tornado generated top wind speeds of 120 mph, had a maximum width of 500 yards, and traveled 12.8 miles.

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