Flash Flooding Hits Pittsburgh Once Again

Flash flooding and a rockslide shut down Route 28 last night for several hours.

Paul Rasmussen
July 03, 2018 - 10:23 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – There was strong flash flooding in the Pittsburgh area Monday evening. Severe thunderstorms hit around 5 p.m. and reports of flooding were coming in soon after from, Elizabeth, Fox Chapel, Indiana, O’Hara, McCandless, Sewickley, Aspinwall and Sharpsburg.

Allegheny County received an average of a half-inch of rain last night, with a high of 2.72 inches north of Imperial and 1.60 inches at Pittsburgh International.

State Police shut down Route 28 due to flooding and a rockslide. About 100 cars, trucks and SUV's were stuck. Old Freeport Road in O'Hara is still closed and a state of emergency has been declared.

In Zelienople, water on Main Street was about three feet deep.

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