• LIVE UPDATES: Many roads still impacted by flooding in the Pittsburgh region

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    PITTSBURGH - Heavy rain and storms that moved through the area Thursday lead to flooding in many locations.

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    UPDATE (8 a.m. Friday): The following state routes in Allegheny County are closed or restricted because of flooding, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation:

    • Single-lane alternating traffic on the Route 1003 (Kittanning Pike) bridge near Kirkwood Drive in O’Hara Township
    • Route 1016 (Log Cabin Road) between Little Deer Creek Road and Butler Logan Road in Indiana and Frazer Townships is closed to traffic
    • Single-lane alternating traffic on Route 4002 (Geyer Road) between Mt. Troy Road and Babcock Boulevard in Reserve and Shaler townships
    • Route 4032 (Fern Hollow Road) in Sewickley Hills Borough closed to traffic
    • Single-lane alternating traffic on Route 130 (Sandy Creek Road) the Municipality of Penn Hills
    • Route 3094 (Bocktown Road) between Route 51 and Beaver County in Crescent Township is closed to traffic

    UPDATE (6:30 a.m. Friday): The Public Works Director for Ross Township just told Channel 11 that repairs will probably take about a week for McKnight Circle, the road where a sinkhole opened Thursday.


    UPDATE (4:30a.m. Friday): Penn Hills Park is closed because of damage caused by the storm Friday.

    The creek along Guffey Road in North Huntingdon is causing the asphalt to corrode in that area.


    UPDATE (10:30p.m.): As of this time there are still nearly a dozen roads impacted by flooding in Allegheny County. PennDOT says the following roads are closed or restricted:

    • Route 1003 (Kittanning Pike) between Kirkwood Drive and Route 28 in O’Hara Township has a lane restriction on the bridge near Kirland Drive;
    • A single-lane of traffic is open on southbound Route 28 between the Harmar (Exit 11) and RIDC Drive (Exit 10) interchanges in Harmar Township; 
    • Route 3109 (University Boulevard) southbound lane restriction between Stoops Ferry Road and Robert Morris University in Moon Township;
    • Route 837 (East Carson Street) between the Glenwood Bridge and Becks Run Road in Baldwin Borough is closed to traffic;
    • Route 1016 (Log Cabin Road) between Little Deer Creek Road and Butler Logan Road in Indiana and Frazer Townships is closed to traffic;
    • Single-lane alternating traffic on Route 4002 (Geyer Road) between Mt. Troy Road and Babcock Boulevard in Reserve and Shaler townships;
    • Route 2046 (Streets Run Road) in Baldwin Borough and the City of Pittsburgh is closed to traffic;
    • Route 4032 (Fern Hollow Road) in Sewickley Hills Borough closed to traffic;
    • Route 130 (Sandy Creek Road) the Municipality of Penn Hills is closed to traffic; and
    • Route 3094 (Bocktown Road) between Route 51 and Beaver County in Crescent Township is closed to traffic.

    UPDATE (8:30 p.m.): Washington Boulevard has reopened after today's flooding.


    UPDATE (6:45 p.m.): The soutbound lanes of Route 28 between Millvale in Pittsburgh have reopened, PennDOT says. The are of Route 28 near Harmar still has one lane closed southbound.


    UPDATE (6:00 p.m.): One lane of Route 28 southbound has reopened in the Harmar Township area. Both lanes had been closed for several hours due to flooding and debris that covered the road.


    UPDATE (5:43 p.m.): A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for part of Washington County could mean winds reaching up to 60 miles per hour.

    UPDATE (4:31 p.m.): The following Allegheny County Roads are closed or restricted due to flooding:

    • Route 1001 (Freeport Road) between Brilliant Avenue and Delafield Avenue in Aspinwall is closed to traffic;
    • Route 1003 (Kittanning Pike) between Kirkwood Drive and Route 28 in O’Hara Township is closed to traffic;
    • Southbound Route 28 near the 31st Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh is closed to traffic;
    • Southbound Route 28 between the Harmar (Exit 11) and RIDC Drive (Exit 10) interchanges in Harmar Township is closed to traffic; 
    • A single-lane restriction on southbound Route 28 at the Shaler Waterworks in Shaler Township;
    • Route 8 south of McCulley Road in Hampton Township is closed to traffic;
    • Route 8 (Washington Boulevard) is closed to traffic;
    • Route 3109 (University Boulevard) southbound lane restriction between Stoops Ferry Road and Robert Morris University in Moon Township;
    • Single-lane lane restriction on Route 65 in each direction at Quaker Village Drive in Leetsdale Borough;
    • Route 837 (East Carson Street) between the Glenwood Bridge and Becks Run Road in Baldwin Borough is closed to traffic;
    • Route 1016 (Log Cabin Road) between Little Deer Creek Road and Butler Logan Road in Indiana and Frazer Townships is closed to traffic;
    • Route 908 (Bakerstown Road) at the intersection with Russelton/Little Deer Creek Road in West Deer Township is closed to traffic;
    • Single-lane alternating traffic on Route 4002 (Geyer Road) between Mt. Troy Road and Babcock Boulevard in Reserve and Shaler townships;
    • Route 2046 (Streets Run Road) in Baldwin Borough and the City of Pittsburgh is closed to traffic;
    • Route 4032 (Fern Hollow Road) in Sewickley Hills Borough closed to traffic;Route 4011 (Babcock Boulevard) between Thompson Run Road and McKnight Road in Ross Township is closed to traffic;
    • Route 130 (Sandy Creek Road) the Municipality of Penn Hills is closed to traffic;
    • Route 2058 (Verona Road) between Route 130 and Route 380 in the Municipality of Penn Hills is closed to traffic;
    • Route 3094 (Bocktown Road) between Route 51 and Beaver County in Crescent Township is closed to traffic;
    • Route 51 between Stoops Ferry Road and Beaver County in Moon and Crescent townships is closed to traffic;
    • Route 1019 (Butler Road) between Hite Road and Freeport Road in Springdale and Frazer townships is closed to traffic;
    • Route 4029 (McAleer Road) between Rochester Road and Mt. Nebo Road in Ohio Township and Franklin Park Borough; and
    • Route 4022 (Mt. Nebo Road) under I-279 (Parkway North) in Ohio Township is closed to traffic.

    UPDATE (3:09 p.m.): A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been has been issued for parts of Beaver County until 3:30 p.m.


    UPDATE (2:59 p.m.): While we are currently in a bit of a break between storms, another line of severe weather is expceted to move through during the evening commute.

    PHOTOS: Heavy rain floods roads across area

    Allegheny County Emergency Services is warning people who are planning to be on the roads between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to plan accordingly, and find alternate routes if possible. 

    "ACES also advises municipalities and members of the public to take the opportunity to check that the routing of rain downspouts is away from homes and structures, and that storm grates are clear," a statement from the county said.


    UPDATE (2:35 p.m.): A Flash Flood Warning is in place for parts of Fayette and Green counties until 4:15 p.m.


    UPDATE (2:15 p.m.): The following roads in Allegheny County are closed for flooding.

    •    Route 1001 (Freeport Road) between Brilliant Avenue and Delafield Avenue in Aspinwall is closed to traffic;
    •    Route 1003 (Kittanning Pike) between Kirkwood Drive and Route 28 in O’Hara Township is closed to traffic;
    •    Southbound Route 28 near the 31st Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh is closed to traffic;
    •    Southbound Route 28 between the Harmar (Exit 11) and RIDC Park (Exit 10) interchanges in Harmar Township is closed to traffic; 
    •    Route 8 south of McCulley Road in Hampton Township is closed to traffic;
    •    Route 4011 (Rochester Road) between Sloop Road and Sewickley-Oakmont Road is closed to traffic;
    •    Lane restrictions on Route 4003 (McKnight Road) between I-279 and Nelson Run Road; 
    •    Southbound Route 51 between Bausman Street and Edgebrook Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh is closed to traffic;
    •    Route 8 (Washington Boulevard) is closed to traffic;
    •    Route 3109 (University Boulevard) southbound lane restriction between Stoops Ferry Road and Robert Morris University in Moon Township;
    •    Southbound Route 65 at Quaker Village Drive in Leetsdale Borough is closed to traffic;
    •    Route 837 (East Carson Street) between the Glenwood Bridge and Becks Run Road in Baldwin Borough is closed to traffic;
    •    Route 1016 (Log Cabin Road) between Little Deer Creek Road and Butler Logan Road in Indiana and Frazer Townships is closed to traffic;
    •    Route 908 (Bakerstown Road) at the intersection with Russelton/Little Deer Creek Road in West Deer Township is closed to traffic;
    •    Route 4029 (McAleer Road) between Rochester Road and Mt. Nebo Road in Ohio Township and Franklin Park Borough; and
    •    Route 4022 (Mt. Nebo Road) under I-279 (Parkway North) in Ohio Township is closed to traffic.


    UPDATE (2 p.m.): According to PennDOT, Route 28 southbound remains closed between the 40th and 31st street bridges. It’s also closed between Harmar and RIDC Park.

    There's no timetable on when it'll reopen.


    UPDATE (1:10 p.m.): A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 4 p.m. for parts of Fayette and Greene counties.

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    UPDATE (1 p.m.): A state of emergency has been declared in O’Hara Township. Residents are being advised to leave low-lying areas.

    STORY: State of Emergency declared in O'Hara due to flooding


    UPDATE (12:51 p.m.): A Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 1:30 p.m. for southern Allegheny, central Westmoreland and central Washington counties.


    UPDATE (12:30 p.m.): A sinkhole has opened up along McKnight Road, at the entrance to the Waldorf Apartments, after an 8-inch storm drain line collapsed, officials said.

    Residents of the apartments need to used the Chick-fil-A entrance to enter and exit.


    UPDATE (12:20 p.m.): Southbound Route 28 in Harmar Township is closed because of flooding, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.

    Southbound Route 28 will remain closed between the Harmar Exit (Exit 11) and RIDC Park (Exit 10) until further notice.

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    UPDATE (12:18 p.m.): The “bathtub” section of westbound Interstate 376 (Parkway East) has reopened, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said. It was closed for a short time because of flooding.


    UPDATE (12:13 p.m.): A driver had to be rescued from their car amid flooding on Route 30 near Nichols way.


    UPDATE (12:10 p.m.): Babcock Boulevard is closed at Cemetery Lane.


    UPDATE (12:05 p.m.): Several Port Authority of Allegheny County bus routes are taking detours because of flooding, primarily in areas north of the city of Pittsburgh, a spokesperson said.

    Detours are impacting the following routes:

    • Three bus routes (1, 75 and 91) in the Sharpsburg area
    • Two bus routes (2, 12) in Millvale
    • The P78, Oakmont Flyer and three routes (55, 56, 59) are detoured because the Mansfield Bridge is closed

    UPDATE (12 p.m.): Flash flooding is a threat around the Pittsburgh area this afternoon.

    A few showers and storms will continue to cross the area, with the greatest risk of severe storms coming during the late afternoon and evening along a cold front.

    Any storm that moves through this evening may contain 60 mph wind gusts and one-inch hail. Flash flooding and lightning will also be threats.

    Overnight, expect a mostly cloudy sky and some areas of fog. Low temperatures will be in the mid-60s. 

    High temperatures Friday will be near 80 degrees, with decreasing clouds and less humid air.

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    UPDATE (11:45 a.m.): The “bathtub” section of westbound Interstate 376 (Parkway East) is closed because of flooding, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

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    All traffic approaching this section of I-376, located between Grant Street and the Fort Pitt Bridge, is being detoured.

    The following detour is posted: 

    • From westbound I-376, traffic will take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) off-ramp
    • Turn left onto Fort Pitt Boulevard
    • Bear left onto the westbound I-376 ramp toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
    • End detour

    UPDATE (11:40 a.m.): The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has released the following updated list of state routes that are closed or restricted in Allegheny County because of flooding:

    • Route 1001 (Freeport Road) between Brilliant Avenue and Delafield Avenue in Aspinwall is closed to traffic
    • Route 1001 (Freeport Road) between Lewis Avenue and Powers Run Road in Blawnox Borough and O’Hara Township is closed to traffic
    • Route 1003 (Kittanning Pike) between Kirkwood Drive and Route 28 in O’Hara Township is closed to traffic
    • Route 4002 (Geyer Road) between Mt. Troy Road and Babcock Boulevard in Reserve and Shaler Townships is closed to traffic
    • I-279 (Parkway North) northbound lane restriction over Mt. Nebo Road in Ohio Township
    • Intersection of Boyce Road (Route 3006) and Mayview Road (Route 3005) in South Fayette Township is closed to traffic
    • Route 50 between Boden Drive and Hope Street in Scott Township is closing to traffic
    • Southbound Route 28 near the 31st Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh is closing to traffic
    • Route 8 south of McCulley Road in Hampton Township is closed to traffic
    • Route 4011 (Rochester Road) between Sloop Road and Sewickley-Oakmont Road is closed to traffic
    • Route 4003 (McKnight Road) between I-279 and Nelson Run Road is closed to traffic
    • Route 51 between Bausman Street and Edgebrook Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh is closing to traffic
    • Route 8 (Washington Boulevard) is closed to traffic

    UPDATE (11:33 a.m.): Delafield Road in Aspinwall is again closed by flooding. The closure is between the Route 28 off-ramp and Freeport Road.


    UPDATE (11:22 a.m.): Part of Freeport Road near the Waterworks Mall is closed because of floodwater.


    UPDATE (11:18 a.m.): McKnight Road is closed southbound at McKnight Circle because of flooding.

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    UPDATE (11:15 a.m.): Water has started to flood Evergreen Road, at the intersection with McKnight Road, in Pittsburgh’s Summer Hill neighborhood. Evergreen Road is also flooding approaching the Parkway North on-ramp.


    UPDATE (11:10 a.m.): Library Road in Bethel Park will close between Valley and Milford drives because of flooding. There is also flooding in Hampton in the 4200 block of William Flinn Highway.


    UPDATE (11:04 a.m.): McKnight Road is flooded in the 7600 block.


    UPDATE (11 a.m.): A vehicle is stuck in flooding in the 9000 block of Old Perry Highway in McCandless.


    UPDATE (10:50 a.m.): Drivers are being asked to avoid the Route 65 area because of flooding, the Leetsdale police chief said.

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    UPDATE (10:45 a.m.): A UPMC spokesperson released the following statement regarding flooding near UPMC St. Margaret Hospital:

    “Due to flooding, police have closed Freeport Road and Brilliant Ave., limiting access to UPMC St. Margaret. The hospital remains fully staffed and operational. The emergency department remains open. Emergency Medical Services have ambulance access to the hospital via Delafield Ave. Patients with scheduled outpatient procedures are being notified as some services may be delayed or rescheduled.”


    UPDATE (10:40 a.m.): The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released the following list of state routes that are closed or restricted in Allegheny County:

    • Route 1001 (Freeport Road) between Brilliant Avenue and Delafield Avenue in Aspinwall is closed to traffic
    • Route 1003 (Kittanning Pike) between Kirkwood Drive and Route 28 in O’Hara Township is closed to traffic
    • Route 4004 (Seavey Road) between Soose Road and Evergreen Road in Shaler Township is closed to traffic
    • Route 4002 (Geyer Road) between Mt. Troy Road and Babcock Boulevard in Reserve and Shaler Townships is closed to traffic
    • I-279 (Parkway North) northbound lane restriction over Mt. Nebo Road in Ohio Township

    UPDATE (10:30 a.m.): Flash flood warnings have been extended for Allegheny, Westmoreland and Beaver counties.


    UPDATE (9:48 a.m.): A car was towed from Washington Boulevard where flooding occurred. The flood gates remain down.

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    UPDATE (9:35 a.m.): Additional storms could bring more heavy rain and wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph.


    UPDATE (9:18 a.m.): Access to UPMC St. Margaret Hospital from Dellafield Avenue is open, but there is still no access to St. Margaret Drive because of flooding.


    UPDATE (9:10 a.m.): There is flooding on Sandy Creek Road at Verona and Coal Hollow roads. The flood gates are down on Washington Boulevard.

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    UPDATE (9:08 a.m.): Rodi Road in Penn Hills is flooding between Hoover and Purity roads.


    UPDATE (9:05 a.m.): Nadine Road is closed between Allegheny River Boulevard and Lincoln Road because of an overflowing creek.


    UPDATE (9 a.m.): Flooding is occurring in Plum in the 2100 block of Hulton Road.


    UPDATE (8:52 a.m.): Flash Flood Warnings for southeastern Allegheny and west central Westmoreland counties have been extended until 10:45 a.m.

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    UPDATE (8:47 a.m.): The Mansfield Bridge in McKeesport is closed due to flooding.


    UPDATE (8:45 a.m.): Flooded roads are blocking access to UPMC St. Margaret Hospital.


    UPDATE (8:42 a.m.): The flood gates on Washington Boulevard have been lowered.


    UPDATE (8:39 a.m.): Flash flood warnings are in effect for parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties until 10:30 a.m.

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    UPDATE (8:35 a.m.): Route 65 is closed to traffic in Leetsdale at Quaker Village Drive.


    UPDATE (8:30 a.m.): Allegheny River Boulevard is flooded at Washington Boulevard, where two vehicles are stuck, Allegheny County tweeted.


    UPDATE (8:25 a.m.): Flooding is now affecting the following areas, according to Allegheny County:

    • Pittsburgh: Flooding on Route 28 at 31st Street Bridge
    • Plum: Flooding on Unity Center Road at Universal Road
    • Aspinwall: Freeport Road is closed between Brilliant Avenue and Delafield Avenue due to flooding

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    UPDATE (8:17 a.m.): Flooding is impacting Route 28, Freeport Road and Delafield Road.


    UPDATE (8:10 a.m.): A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of Allegheny County until 10:15 a.m.


    UPDATE (8:08 a.m.): Allegheny County is reporting additional flooding in the following areas:

    • Maplewood Street at Butler Street in Etna
    • 900 block of Washington Avenue in Carnegie
    • Creek overflowing onto the 200 block of Soose Road in Shaler
    • Third Street at Washington Avenue in Oakmont

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    UPDATE (7:58 a.m.): There is flooding on Idlewood Road at Bell Avenue in Pittsburgh and Hawthorne Road at Evergreen Avenue in Millvale.


    UPDATE (7:47 a.m.): A flood advisory is in effect for northeastern Allegheny County until 9:45 a.m.


    UPDATE (7:40 a.m.): Flooding has been reported on Allegheny River Boulevard in the area of Nadine Road in Penn Hills, as well as Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale.


    ORIGINAL STORY: Thursday will bring the chance for several rounds of showers and storms throughout the day.  

    Some of the storms may be severe with damaging winds and large hail.  

    INTERACTIVE RADAR

    Repeated rounds of heavy rain in these storms could lead to localized flooding.  

    The strongest storms will cross the area during the late afternoon and evening hours, however, a strong storm can't be ruled out earlier in the day.

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