Totals tell tale of flood
By Brad Pedersen
Published: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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