Totals tell tale of flood

| Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, 1:16 a.m.

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 bpedersen@tribweb.com.

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