Flash Flooding Hits Pittsburgh Area


A GLAD FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR PARTS OF OUR AREA THIS EVENING. ROUTE 51 IS FLOODED. THERE ARE SEVERAL SECTIONS OF ROUTE 51 UNDER WATER THIS MORNING. AMY IS LIVE WHERE THE WATER IS NOW COVERING THE ROAD. AMY? THE WATER HERE HAS ACTUALLY REALLY RECEDED PRETTY QUICKLY. R, AS YOU CAN SEE — AS YOU CAN SEE. NOW YOU CAN SEE JUST THE RIGHT LANE IS PARTIALLY COVERED. THIS IS COMING FROM SAW MILL RUN CREEK HERE. THIS IS ON EDGE BROOK AVENUE. YOU CAN SEE FLASHING FLIGHTS. EMERGENCY CREWS HAVE THAT SECTION OF 51 CLOSED OFF, AND WHERE WE’RE STANDING IS STILL CLOSED OFF TO TRAFFIC, BECAUSE IT’S STILL TOO DANGEROUS FOR CARS TO COME THROUGH HERE. EVEN THOUGH THE WATER HAS RECEDED FOR THE MOST PART, THERE IS DEBRIS ALL OVER THE WORLD. YOU CAN SEE SOME IN THE OPPOSING LANE. THERE WERE A FEW TIRES BEHIND ME. THERE’S A DUMPSTER THAT FLOATED IN FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET OFF TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THERE ARE SEVERAL FOLKS STANDING AROUND WATCHING IN AMAZEMENT PAUL OF THIS FLOODING AND HOW QUICKLY THE WATER FLOODED ON TO THE ROADWAYS. THERE’S ACTUALLY A LOCAL VETERINARY CLINIC NEAR US. AND WE SPOKE TO A WOMAN WHO LIVES NEAR THERE. HEAR WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY TO US. PRETTY CRAZY, DESCRIBE TO SAY. I KNEW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO RAIN TODAY, BUT DIDN’T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO BE THIS MUCH WATER OR THIS FAST ALL OF A SUDDEN. WE DON’T CLOSE UNTIL 8:00, BUT OUR POWER IS OUT RIGHT NOW, SO WE’RE GOING TO CLOSE A LITTLE EARLY. AGAIN, AS YOU HEARD, POWER IS OUT TO SOME OF THESE LOCAL BUSINESSES HERE, SO WE’LL HAVE TO CHECK ON THAT AND SEE HOW LONG POWER WILL BE OUT IN THE AREA. WE ARE GOING TO GO FURTHER DOWN 51, ONCE WE ARE FINISHED HERE, TO GET A LOOK AND SEE HOW BAD IS ROAD IS UP THAT WAY. AGAIN, WE ARE ON 58 AT THE INTERSECTION OF EDGE BLOCK AVENUE. SO, LIKE I SAID, THIS STRETCH OF ROAD IS SHUT DOWN, THE FLOODING IS GOING DOWN, BUT CREWS BE OUT HERE CLEANING UP BEE DEBRIS ON THE ROADWAY. WE’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN WE FIND OUT THAT THE ROAD HAS REOPENED. THANK YOU, AMY. MORE FLOODING TONIGHT. A CAR ALSO STUCK IN FLOODWATERS ON LEBANON CHURCH ROAD. THIS IS WHERE IT INTERSECTS WITH CLAIRTON ROAD. THE PARKING LOT AT CASSIE VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER IN BALDWIN, WHITE HALL, ALSO FLOODED MANY CARS SURROUNDED THERE. ALSO NEWS FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY THAT FLOODING HAS ALL INBOUND AND OUTBOUND BLUE LINE LIBRARY RAILCARS BLOCKED AT LOGAN ROAD. THE PORT AUTHORITY HAS CREWS ON THE WAY, AND THE PORT AUTHORITY ALSO REPORTS THAT BUS ROUTES 55, 56, AND 59, ARE RUNNING UP

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