Two people were rescued after the "bathtub" section of westbound I-376 in Pittsburgh flooded on Saturday.
A Channel 11 crew at the scene said there were two people on top of their vehicles.
Rescue workers used rubber rafts to reach the stranded motorists.
The Bathtub is OFFICIALLY CLOSED. ALL inbound Parkway East Traffic must Detour at Grant Street. And don’t worry @penguins fans, I already worked with the city this morning to make sure that they kept all lanes of Grant st open for you! #PittsburghTraffic #wpxi pic.twitter.com/iW8wodOyK6— WPXI Traffic (@WPXITraffic) January 13, 2018
That section of the roadway is still closed. PennDOT issued an advisory for anyone that would be using it to get to Heinz Field ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers playoff game Sunday afternoon.
As of 9 a.m. Sunday, PennDOT said crews have begun pumping water and cleaning up the bathtub area since the river has receded.
Officials said Saturday it is unlikely that the bathtub section of I-376 will be reopened by game time around 1 p.m.
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