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PITTSBURGH TIME: DIRECT UPDATES: Instant flood warnings like rain waves and storms in the area





PITTSBURGH – Heavy rains and thunderstorms moving Thursday in the region caused flooding in many places. Instant flood warnings are in effect. Additional rainfall and potentially violent thunderstorms are expected throughout the day.

PHOTOS: Heavy rains flood roads across the region

INTERACTIVE RADAR

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


UPDATE (11 am): A vehicle is blocked by flooding in the 9000 block of Old Perry Road in McCandless.


UPDATE (10h50): Drivers are advised to avoid the area of ​​Route 65 due to flooding, said Leetsdale Police Chief.

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UPDATE (10:45): A UPMC spokesman issued the following statement regarding flooding near UPMC St. Margaret's Hospital:

"Because of the floods, the police closed the Freeport Road and Brilliant Avenue, thus limiting access to St. Margaret's UPMC. The hospital remains complete and operational. The emergency department remains open. Emergency medical services have access to the hospital by ambulance via Delafield Ave. Patients whose outpatient procedures are planned are notified because some services may be delayed or rescheduled. "


UPDATE (10:40): The Pennsylvania Transportation Department has released the following list of closed or limited public routes in Allegheny County:

  • Highway 1001 (Freeport Road) between Brilliant Avenue and Delafield Avenue in Aspinwall is closed to traffic
  • Highway 1003 (Kittanning Pike) between Kirkwood Drive and Highway 28 in O'Hara Township is closed to traffic.
  • Highway 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 the Shaler and Reserve townships are closed to traffic
  • I-279 (Parkway North) northbound lane restriction on Mt. Nebo Road in the Township of Ohio

UPDATE (10:30 am): Flash flood warnings were extended in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Beaver counties.


UPDATE (9:48): A car was towed from Washington Boulevard where a flood occurred. The flood valves remain in place.

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


UPDATE (9:18): Access to UPMC St. Margaret's Hospital from Dellafield Avenue is open, but there is still no access to St. Margaret Drive due to flooding.


UPDATE (9:10): There is flooding on Sandy Creek Roads in Verona and Coal Hollow. The flood gates are on Washington Boulevard.

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UPDATE (09:08): Rodi Road, at Penn Hills, is awash between Hoover and Purity roads.


UPDATE (09:05): Nadine Road is closed between Allegheny River Boulevard and Lincoln Road due to overflow from a creek.


UPDATE (9.00): Floods occur in Plum in the 2100 block of Hulton Road.


UPDATE (8:52): Flash flood warnings for the southeastern counties of Allegheny and west-central Westmoreland have been extended until 10:45 am.

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


UPDATE (8:45): Flooded roads block access to UPMC St. Margaret's Hospital.


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


UPDATE (8:39): Sudden flood warnings are in effect for parts of the counties of Allegheny and Westmoreland until 10:30 am.

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UPDATE (8:35): Highway 65 is closed to traffic in Leetsdale on Quaker Village Drive.


UPDATE (8.30): Allegheny River Boulevard is flooded at Washington Boulevard, where two vehicles are stranded, tweeted Allegheny County.


UPDATE (8:25): Floods now affect the following areas, according to Allegheny County:

  • Pittsburgh: Floods on Highway 28 at 31st Street Bridge
  • Plum: Floods 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): Floods affect Highway 28, Freeport Road and Delafield Road.


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


UPDATE (08h08): Allegheny County reports additional floods in the following areas:

  • Maplewood Street to Butler Street in Etna
  • 900 block from Washington Avenue to Carnegie
  • Brook overflowing the block of 200 Soose Road to Shaler
  • Third Street in Washington Avenue in Oakmont

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UPDATE (7:58): Idlewood Road at Bell Avenue in Pittsburgh and Hawthorne Road at Evergreen Avenue in Millvale are flooded.


UPDATE (07:47): A flood warning is in effect for northeastern Allegheny County until 9:45 am.


UPDATE (7:40): Floods have been reported on Allegheny River Boulevard in the Nadine Road area of ​​Penn Hills and on Ohio River Boulevard in Leetsdale.


ORIGINAL HISTORY: Thursday will be the occasion of several showers and storms throughout the day.

Some of the storms can be violent with high winds and heavy hail.

INTERACTIVE RADAR

Repeated rains of heavy rains during these storms could result in localized flooding.

The heaviest storms will pass through the area towards the end of the afternoon and evening, but a strong storm can not be ruled out earlier in the day.

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