• Heavy downpours continue to cause widespread damage; More rain expected


    PITTSBURGH - Heavy rain caused flooding Monday evening across the Channel 11 News viewing area.

    A flood warning was issued for Allegheny, Beaver and Washington counties as rain moved through. A flood advisory for northern counties and a flash flood watch for most locations were also issued.

    Allegheny County officials reported that Banksville Road flooded, forcing authorities to close Banksville from Crane Avenue to the Parkway West ramp.

    Elsewhere, Route 51 southbound in Pittsburgh flooded at Whited Street. In Baldwin Borough, police closed the 4800 block of Streets Run Road due to flooding. Water also covered a portion of Wildwood Road in Hampton Township.

    In McCandless Township, a sinkhole began to reportedly form in the 1600 block of Duncan Avenue. Channel 11's Courtney Brennan reported that a house in New Stanton was struck by lightning.

    Downed trees and wires were reported throughout the Channel 11 viewing areas. A section of Jacks Run Road (Route 48) was closed from McClintock Road near White Oak Park to Route 30 in North Versailles. In Ross Township, Rochester Road was blocked by a tree and wires near Sloop Drive. A large tree was also reported to have fallen in the 200 block of Butler Street in Etna.

    Severe Weather Team meteorologist Kevin Benson said more shower and storms can be expected Tuesday. 


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