Pittsburgh Traffic: Route 28 reopens, other roads remain closed after flooding

I-79 off-ramp to Route 910 reopens

PITTSBURGH — Intense storms moved through the Pittsburgh area Tuesday night and into Wednesday evening causing downed trees and flooding the led to road closures across the area.

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UPDATE 6:30 a.m. Thursday: 

PennDOT just updated it's list of road closures and restrictions.

Allegheny County

  • Route 1031 (Lardintown Road) from Route 908 to Butler County in Fawn Township closed due to flooding
  • Route 1034 (Bull Creek Road) from Ridge Road to Howes Run Road in Fawn Township closed due to flooding
  • Southbound Route 19 lane restriction near Cumberland Road in McCandless Township due to a clogged inlet
  • Route 8 lane restriction from Craighead Road to Mt. Royal Boulevard in Hampton Township due to a clogged inlet
  • Route 2017 (Douglas Run Road) in Elizabeth Township closed due to downed tree and live wires

Beaver County

  • Route 588 from Hartzell School Road to Pine Run Road in Marion Township closed due to flooding
  • Route 1019 (Brush Creek Road) from Route 68 to Route 588 in Marion and New Sewickley townships closed due to flooding
  • Route 1008 (Soap Run Road) in Franklin Township closed due to flooding
  • Route 2006 (Lovi Road) in New Sewickley Township closed due to slide
  • Route 68 lane restrictions in Midland Borough
  • Route 2003 (Hoenig Road) in Economy Borough closed due to flooding
  • Route 1029 (Dogwood Drive) in Daugherty and North Sewickley townships closed due to flooding
  • Route 4034 (Wolf Run Road) in Industry Borough closed due to flooding

Lawrence County

  • Route 1003 (Plank Road) in Neshannock Township closed due to flooding

TRENDING NOW:

UPDATE 5 a.m. Thursday: 

The northbound I-79 off-ramp to Route 910 will has reopened.  Crews continue to work in the area.

UPDATE 4 a.m. Thursday: 

All lanes of Route 28 has fully reopened after being closed Wednesday because of flooding.

UPDATE 10:51 p.m.

I-79 in Franklin Park has reopened in both directions after power lines fell onto the road earlier today, according to PennDOT.

The northbound off-ramp to Route 910 will remain closed as crews continue to work.

Posted Detour:

  • Continue on northbound on I-79, past the closed ramp
  • Take the Warrendale (Exit 75) off-ramp
  • Turn left onto Warrendale Bayne Road
  • Turn left onto the ramp to southbound I-79
  • Follow southbound I-79 to the Wexford (Exit 73) off-ramp
  • End detour

UPDATE 8:43 p.m. 

The northbound lanes of Route 28 has reopened.

The southbound lanes remain closed.

TRENDING NOW:

UPDATE 8:16 p.m.

Route 28 remains closed in both directions

Traffic is being detoured.

UPDATE 7:47 p.m.

McKnight Road northbound between I-279 and Nelson Run Road restricted to one lane due to flooding.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m. 

Route 28 is closed between the Millvale exit and the 31st Street Bridge due to flooding, according to PennDOT.

Allegheny County

A portion of Becks Run Road in the South Hills was closed Wednesday evening due to flooding.

A tree came down on busy Route 8 early Wednesday in Hampton Township, blocking part of the roadway.

<p>Route 8 and McCully in Hampton Township.</p>

Route 8 and McCully in Hampton Township.

The tree has been removed and the road has reopened to traffic.

PennDot sent an alert letting drivers know the following roads are closed.

  • Lardintown Road from Route 908 to Butler County in Fawn Township.
  • Bull Creek Road from Ridge Road to Howes Run Road in Fawn Township.
  • Howes Run Road from Donnellville Road to Route 908 in Fawn Township.

Beaver County

PennDOT officials sent an alert letting drivers know about road closures in North Sewickley Township, Big Beaver Borough and other neighborhoods:

  • Route 588 from Eastvale to Route 65 in North Sewickley Township.
  • Route 551 in Big Beaver Borough.
  • Brush Creek Road from Route 68 to Route 588 in Marion and New Sewickley townships.
  • Shenango Road from Charles Street to Park Road in Chippewa Township.
  • Soap Run Road in Franklin Township.
  • Lovi Road in New Sewickley Township.

Butler County

In Zelienople, where a state of emergency has been declared, rising waters caused Gutenkunst Road to collapse.

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