Heavy rain causes flooding in portions of Fayette, Westmoreland counties

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PITTSBURGH - Heavy rain caused flash flooding in portions of the Channel 11 viewing area overnight Friday.

The hardest hit areas were in Fayette and Westmoreland counties.

Flash flooding was reported in Dunbar and Perry townships in Fayette County.

At least 40 homes were impacted by flooding in Dunbar.

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In Perry Township, a portion of Falbo Road was washed away. A man died after he drove into the culvert.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh estimated that more than 4 inches of rain fell between midnight and 2 a.m. in Fayette County.

Meanwhile, residents of Smithton and Jacobs Creek in Westmoreland County were left to clean up after flooding rain moved through the area.

Barren Run Road in Smithton was closed for about an hour due to flooding.

“It just looked like a river coming down the road, so I went around waking all the neighbors up and they got their cars and they took the cars up around the bend and parked them because the bank was starting to give way,” said Mike Smerkar.

At least two homes in Jacobs Creek were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

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Pittsburgh was not impacted by flooding; however, dense fog was an issue Saturday morning.

Severe Weather Team 11 meteorologist Kevin Benson said improved weather is expected into Sunday.

Warm and muggy conditions will be present throughout the weekend, with a high of 82 on Sunday.


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