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Minor flooding reported in Western Pa.

| Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
Patrick Connolly | Tribune-Review
Deputy Chief Ricky Manley of Fort Allen Service 104 monitors water passing over Cribb Station Road in Greensburg on Saturday, July 30, 2016. The department closed the road after a Honda Civic unsuccessfully attempted to cross the road and stalled while taking on water.
Patrick Connolly | Tribune-Review
Robert Repovz, 6, splashes through rain water running across First Street in New Stanton on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
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Dave Happe of Mt. Lebanon reels in his line as it starts to rain after fishing in the Youghiogheny River in West Newton on Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Patrick Connolly | Tribune-Review
Kayakers float down the Youghiogheny River as it starts to rain heavily in West Newton on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Homeowners reported basement flooding in low-lying areas near Herminie and Madison in Westmoreland County Saturday morning as heavy thunderstorms pushed some streams over their banks.

Those reports came as the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for much of Western Pennsylvania that has since expired.

A supervisor for Washington County's emergency dispatching center said heavy rains led to isolated road flooding there. All local roads were cleared by noon.

The National Weather Service reported that heavy rain would cause flooding and that up to 1 inch of rain had already fallen in some areas.

The forecast calls for continued rain until about 9 p.m. Saturday.

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