Sunday, August 5, 2012

Flood advisory continues after fast-moving storm - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Some area roadways are still closed following a fast-moving storm Sunday night that, in some places, dumped more than an inch of rain in 30 minutes.

The flooding is subsiding in many areas, but Pittsburgh zone officers said Route 51 at Bausman Street was still closed around 7:30 p.m., as well as Morange Road in Idlewood. Second Avenue and Bates Street is now open. Washington Boulevard did not experience any flooding and the floodgates were not released.

A flood advisory is still in effect for Allegheny County and parts of Washington and Westmoreland counties through 8:45 p.m., said Rihaan Gangat of the National Weather Service. Small parts of Indiana County are under that advisory.

The areas of Carnegie, Green Tree and Oakland were hit particularly hard, he added. Rain gauges in Oakland counted 1.55 inches in one hour, Mr. Gangat said.

Carnegie logged 1.1 inches and Green Tree 1.27 inches of rain between 5:15 and 5:45 p.m.

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