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Flooding forces evacuation of 5 Fairfield Township homes

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Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, 4:57 p.m.
 

Flooding in the Bolivar area of northeastern Westmoreland County forced the evacuation of five homes Friday afternoon, according to the county Department of Public Safety.

Ice that backed up along a stream along Creek Road has caused flooding in Fairfield Township, said Daniel Stevens, a spokesman for the public safety department. A section of Creek Road is blocked off because of the flooding from the stream, which is a tributary of the Conemaugh River, Stevens said.

The public safety department received reports of the flooding at 3 p.m. and rescue boats from Saltsburg and Blairsville were called to assist at the scene, an emergency dispatcher said. The rescue teams were securing propane tanks at the homes to prevent a secondary hazard, Stevens said.

Fairfield Township emergency management officials contacted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for assistance in solving the ice jam problem, Stevens said.

 

 
 


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