Totals tell tale of flood
Communities throughout Armstrong County responded to several emergency situations caused by the heavy rains and flooding on Wednesday.
According to Armstrong County's Department of Public Safety, the county faced a total of 244 flood-related emergencies between 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday and 5:35 a.m. on Thursday, including:
• Ford City Borough had 53 reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Kiski Borough had 37 reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Manor Township had 32 flood-related emergencies.
• North Apollo Borough had 29 reports of flood-related emergencies.
• West Franklin Township had 18 reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Parks Township had 13 reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Apollo Borough and Bethel Township each had 11 reports of flood-related emergencies.
• East Franklin Township and Gilpin Township each had 10 reports of flood-related emergencies.
• South Buffalo Township had nine reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Cadogan Township and Worthington Borough each had seven reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Bradys Bend Township had six reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Sugarcreek Township had five reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Leechburg had three reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Ford Cliff Borough, Freeport Borough, Kittanning Borough and Rayburn Township each had two reports of flood-related emergencies.
• Mahoning Township, Burrell Township, Perry Township and South Bend Township each had one report of flood-related emergencies.
• Armstrong County first responders assisted Butler County with one, and Westmoreland County with two reports of flood-related emergencies.
According to PennDOT, several roadways were closed, and remained closed, throughout Armstrong County because of the flooding, including:
• Glade Run Road, between Route 128 in Cadogan Township and Pony Farm Road in North Buffalo Township.
• Stitts Run Road in Parks Township, between Dime Road and Garvers Ferry Road.
• Nicola Road in West Franklin Township, between Fenelton Road and Route 422.
• Edmon Road/Old State Road in Kiskiminetas Township, between School Road and Ross Road.
Several roads, which closed on Wednesday due to flooding, reopened Thursday according to PennDOT, including:
• Yellow Dog Road, at the intersection of Craigsville Road, in West Franklin Township.
• Route 3007, between Freeport Road in North Buffalo Township and Booher Road/Claypoole Road, in East Franklin Township.
• Route 128, between Bunker Hill Road in North Buffalo Township and Ford City Road in South Buffalo Township.
• Iron Bridge Road, between South Scenic Road and Locust Drive, in Buffalo Township.
• Route 3011, between Yellow Dog Road in West Franklin Township and Ruffaner Road in North Buffalo Township.
• Worthington Slate Lick Road, between Lemmon Hollow Road in West Franklin Township and Ridge Road in East Franklin Township.
• Lairds Crossing Road, between Route 3011 and Ridge Road, in West Franklin Township.
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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