Minor flooding in Pittsburgh, McArdle reopens after mudslide

| Friday, May 16, 2014, 8:42 a.m.

Heavy rains prompted minor flooding in and around Pittsburgh on Friday, and the National Weather Service posted watches and warnings as the rains moved eastward.

A portion of McArdle Roadway in Mount Washington closed for several hours while crews clean up a mudslide caused by rain.

Crews from the Department of Public Works cleared the mud that spilled onto the street between the Liberty Tunnel and Grandview Avenue. Mayoral spokesman Tim McNulty announced McArdle reopened after noon.

The Ohio River could crest at 22 feet late Friday or early Saturday, which would flood some low-lying roads along the city's riverbanks. The Mon Wharf parking lot along the Monongahela River was closed as a precaution Friday, but had yet to flood by midmorning.

A mud slide closed a road in nearby Lincoln Borough, and flash flooding closed state Route 381 in Ligonier Township early Friday. Two to four inches of rain fell Thursday into Friday in many areas.

In Washington, nearly 30 residents were evacuated after rains heavily damaged an apartment building roof.

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