Bridgeville Cleaning Up After Storms Cause Severe Flooding


TRAFFIC STILL OKAY ON THE PARKWAY WEST. WIDESPREAD DAMAGE FOLLOWING LAST NIGHT’S STORMS. EMERGENCIES HAVE BEEN PUT INTO PLACE. WE HAVE MEGAN IN BETHEL PARK. AMY JOINS US FROM BRIDGEVILLE. AMY. Reporter: RICK AS YOU CAN SEE HERE IN THE DAYLIGHT, THIS IS BOWER HILL ROADBRIDGE ALL THE DEBRIS PUSHED HERE. LAST NIGHT, YOU CAN SEE SEVERAL DUMPSTERS, A WHITE CAR STANDING UPRIGHT AND A LOT OF LOGS OF TIRES, YOU NAME IT. PANNING TO THE PARKING LOT NEARBY, YOU CAN SEE TOW TRUCKS PULLING THE CARS NEARBY TO THE LOT. THE LOT IS COVERED IN MUD. IT WAS COVERED IN FLOOD WATER WHEN THE CREEK OVERNOWED. IN FACT, IT WAS THE WATER WAS UP ABOVE THESE CARS BUT IT HAS SENSE RESEEDED. THIS IS WHAT’S GOING ON OUT HERE IN BRIDGEVILLE THIS MORNING. I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME VIDEO THAT A VIEWER SENT TO US OF THE ROAD WHEN IT OVERFLOWING BEFORE THIS WATER RESEATED HERE. ON BALDWIN, YOU CAN SEE CREWS RESCUING A CHILD. THERE WERE 66 RESCUES COMPLETED DURING THIS STORM. TAKE A LISTEN. ONCE THE CREEK TENDS TO CROSS THE BANKS BEHIND THE WAREHOUSE, WE KNOW IT’S A MATTER OF MINUTES BEFORE IT FLOODS OUT. RAILROAD STREET ALSO COVERED IN MUD AND MUCK THIS MORNING. IT’S CLOSED TO TRAFFIC RIGHT NOW. WE DON’T KNOW WHEN THAT ROAD WILL REOPEN. BACK OUT HERE LIVE, THE ROAD, OF COURSE, THE WE ARE SECTION OF WASHINGTON IS CLOSED. WE DON’T KNOW WHEN IT WILL REOPEN. FURTHER DOWN AT BOWER HILL ALSO CLOSED.

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