Heavy rains damage Woodland Hills' football stadium, flood area roadways



TURTLE CREEK, Pa. - A quick-moving storm Monday night packed quite a punch in much of the Channel 11 viewing area.

About two feet of water covered the field at the Wolvarena in Turtle Creek. The field is home to the Woodland Hills High School football team.

Channel 11 was there as crews were sweeping water off the field and clearing mud from the locker rooms.

“We’ve had a tremendous cleanup since the incident occurred with the flooding,” Assistant Superintendent Jerry Chessman said. “It was such a tremendous amount of rain. It came down from the road and flooded the field.”

Chessman said this is not the first time storms have caused damage at the field.

“There has been flooding in the past through the stream that flows near Wolvarena. There has been flooding in the past and we would like to resolve it,” Chessman said.

According to Chessman, they’ll assess the total damage once all of the water has been cleared from the field. Woodland Hills is scheduled to play an away game this Friday.

“Coach Novak is always prepared for any challenges that come our way,” Chessman said.

Meanwhile, a tree fell on a car on Mount Nebo Road in Ohio Township following the storm.

Emergency officials said the driver was not hurt, but the roadway had to be shut down while crews worked to clear the tree and debris from the road.