Heavy Rains Flooding, Roads, Homes and Businesses

Major roadways were closed Thursday

July 11, 2019 - 11:40 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Heavy flash flooding is affecting many area roads.

Flash Flood Warning Issued

As of 12 p.m. the National Weather Service measured 1.91’’ inches of rain at their Moon Township office.

McKnight Road is closed near I-279. Route 28 is closed southbound near the 31st Street Bridge. The bathtub section of I-376 has reopened at Grant Street and the Ft. Pitt Bridge after being closed earlier.

Listener Ray Father sent us this photo of a sinkhole that opened up on McKnight Road near the Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Courtesy of Ray Father

Ray Feather

Latest Forecast

Some of the roads flooded or closed include Library Road in Bethel Park is closed and flooding is being reported in Leetsdale/Edgeworth, Hampton, McCandless and many other area. 

There are reports of a car submerged on Babcock Boulvard.

KDKA Radio’s Marty Griffin took video of water gushing up through drainage areas and streams forming in backyards.

In addition to flooded roads, many homes and businesses are experiencing flooding including the pool at the Fox Chapel Racquet Club.

This flooding comes almost a year after the same pool was flooded due to a rising creek.

The flooding that happened Thursday is believed to be coming in from the drainage system.

Allegheny County announced Thursday that Boyce, North, Settlers Cabin and South Park pools are all closed due to the severe weather.

Griffin also captured this heavy flooding on Calmwood Road in O'Hara Twp.


The National Weather Service says that more heavy rain is on the way Thursday afternoon.

As of 2:30 p.m. the following roads are closed 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;
  • 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.

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