• Flooding causes damage across area after another round of storms

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    9:35 P.M. THURSDAY UPDATE: Less than a thousand Duquesne Light customers are without power.

    Service is projected to be restored to the majority of people by 8 a.m. Friday.

    9:15 P.M. THURSDAY UPDATE: The Mansfield Bridge in reopened after minor flooding. Recovery in other areas expected to take much longer.

    8:33 P.M. THURSDAY UPDATE: The Mansfield Bridge is closed in both directions in McKeesport and Glassport due to flooding.

    Fire departments are at the scene providing traffic assistance.

    7:11 P.M. THURSDAY UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium will be closed Friday as they continue to clean up from the storm. 

    Flash flooding, strong storms likely Thursday night

    5:58 PM THURSDAY UPDATE: The torrential rain caused a small landslide that damaged Shenanigan's Bar and Grill on Babcock Boulevard.

    Tree removal crews found several trees on top of the restaurant.

    The trees not only damaged the building, but also put holes in the roof.

    5:31 PM THURSDAY UPDATE: People living in O'Hara Township are dealing with severe flooding for the second time this week.

    Some residents of Fox Chapel Road lost everything.

    One woman with insurance, Elizabeth Clay, said the amount she will receive won't exceed $10,000.

    The force of the water inside one house pushed the walls of the foundation.

    5:07 PM THURSDAY UPDATE: Washington Boulevard is closed and officials are monitoring it, because crews are worried about a possible landslide there.

    "If the roadway would've been open, it could've caused an accident or some injuries, so it is a blessing in disguise," said Guy Costa, with the city of Pittsburgh.

    The flood gates stayed down most of the morning because of concerns for high water but, before it was going to open at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a tree crashed down.

    Concerns have now shifted to the hillside where city crews say they're noticing movement and shifting.

    4:44 PM THURSDAY UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium sustained damage and lost power after storms moved through the area Thursday morning.

    Crews are working to restore power and clear debris.

    No animals were affected, according to zoo officials.

    4:39 PM THURSDAY UPDATE: More than 3,000 people are still without power after a series of storms that started Wednesday evening.

    Duquesne Light crews have been working 16 hour shifts to restore power to 20,000 customers in Penn Hills, Ross, Fox Chapel and Shadyside.

    Service is expected to be restored to most people by Friday morning.

    4:11 PM THURSDAY UPDATE: Babcock Boulevard at Peoples Road is closed indefinitely after flooding damage. 

    According to PennDOT, bridge engineers didn't find any structural damage.

    Despite the cones and warning signs, some drivers decided to drive through the crumbling road.

    "Our sewer infrastructure was built 80 years ago and it's not able to maintain the type of capacity we may need for these bigger and larger storm events," said Steve Korbel, Ross Township commissioner.

    12:15 PM THURSDAY UPDATE: Duquesne Light says about 6,000 customers remain without power in areas including Millvale, Stanton Heights, the Northside, O’Hara Township and Penn Hills.

    Crews are working around the clock on 16-hour shifts to restore power to the majority of customers without service by Friday morning. However, additional storms Thursday afternoon could lead to more outages.

    11:45 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: McKnight Road northbound is expected to reopen sometime Thursday afternoon. No timeframe has been given for Babcock Boulevard.

    9:53 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Debris remains on McKnight Road, where lane restrictions are in place near the Red Lobster after flooding.

    9:30 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Floodwaters in Millvale are receding.

    PHOTOS: Flash flooding hits Pittsburgh area for second straight day

    FLASH FLOOD WARNING: Storms bringing heavy rain, more flooding Thursday

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    9:10 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Passengers have been rescued after a Port Authority of Allegheny County bus became stuck in floodwaters on Thompson Run Road.

    8:48 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Flooding is occurring on Route 28 between the 40th and 31th Street bridges.

    8:45 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Floodwaters have consumed the area of North Avenue in Millvale.

    8:35 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Firefighters have responded with rescue rafts to flooded Babcock Boulevard in Ross Township.

    8:20 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is closed Thursday because of a power outage.

    8:12 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Girty’s Run in Millvale is quickly rising. Water is rushing near street level.

    8:10 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Flooding is being reported on McKnight Road.

    8:00 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Flooding is occurring at Babcock Boulevard and Thompson Run Road in Ross Township.

    6:10 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: Water is rushing down Delafield Road in Aspinwall as heavy rain moves through the area.

    5:45 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: About 10,000 Duquesne Light customers remain without power Thursday morning. Some service might not be restored until Friday morning.

    Staffing has been increased and crews are working around the clock, according to Duquesne Light.

    4:00 AM THURSDAY UPDATE: More than 11,000 customers are still without power Thursday morning, according to Duquesne Light's website.

    11:30 PM UPDATE: Duquesne Light says about 18,000 customers are without power after the storm.

    10:35 P.M. UPDATE: Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he was told by Duquesne Light that about 20,000 customers are without electricity after Wednesday's storm.


    A slow-moving storm hanging over the Pittsburgh area dropped torrential rain in some communities Wednesday night.

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    Allegheny County is reporting a fallen tree is blocking the right lane of northbound Route 28 at the Sharpsburg exit, and trees are also blocking roads in Pittsburgh, O'Hara, Plum and Penn Hills, where a tree landed on a car.

    A vehicle was reported stuck in rising waters on Allegheny River Boulevard in Penn Hills, as well.

    Power outages are being reported from Burgettstown to Oakmont, including Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood.

    At least two Fourth of July fireworks displays -- Shaler and Monroeville -- have been canceled in the wake of the storm.


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    Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for Allegheny County until 10:45 p.m. and Westmoreland County until 10:30 p.m. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Butler County until 10 p.m.


     

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