Flooding Of Girtys Run Causes Major Problems For Millvale

Flood Waters from McKnight Rd and the North Hills causes Girtys Run to Overflow Thursday

Joe DeStio
July 05, 2018 - 2:01 pm

Joe DeStio

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The entire town of Millvale is in mop-up mode this afternoon after Girtys Run flooded Thursday morning.

Rick Sternistsky, who lives on Sedgwick Street, says the rain came as a surprise.

“It was hectic. It started to rain. We didn’t think it would come that fast.”

The waters that flooded the McKnight Road and the North Hills spilled into Girtys Run, quickly flooding it.

Anna Bruns was able to move her car to higher ground before the flooding started.

“By the time we walked back, it was starting to come over the fence and we knew when we heard the first siren, that it was bad.”

Jean-Marc Chatellier’s French Bakery on North Avenue

They gave an update early Thursday:

Megan Ford took this picture from her house on Walters Avenue, right by Girtys Run:

Megan Ford