Evacuation ends in Fairfield

Chunks of ice block the current of Tub Mill Creek along Creek Road, in West Bolivar, forcing the waters to flood Creek Road and residents homes living along the roadway on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
Chunks of ice block the current of Tub Mill Creek along Creek Road, in West Bolivar, forcing the waters to flood Creek Road and residents homes living along the roadway on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
Photo by Evan Sanders | Tribune-Review
| Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 1:03 p.m.

People from five homes who fled rising creek waters in Fairfield Township were able to go back Saturday.

“The area has been cleared of water ... and they are able to return to their homes,” said Daniel Stevens, a Westmoreland County public safety spokesman.

The homes were evacuated Friday after ice backed up on nearby Tub Mill Creek and caused flooding. Rescue boats from Saltsburg and Blairsville were called to assist.

Most damage occurred to areas outside the homes, Stevens said.

“This isn't the first time it's flooded in that area,” he added. “That area is very prone to flooding.”

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