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Freeport Road in O'Hara reopens, other roads remain closed after weekend rain

Tawnya Panizzi
| Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
A sinkhole formed on Fox Chapel Road near Squaw Valley Park in O’Hara.
A sinkhole formed on Fox Chapel Road near Squaw Valley Park in O’Hara.

At least one of the O’Hara roads closed for flooding this weekend has reopened.

Freeport Road, between Powers Run and Boyd Avenue, was closed most of Sunday night and this morning but was reopened just before 12:30 p.m., according to PennDOT.

The three-day rainfall which dumped nearly 5 inches of rain since Saturday has made for tricky travel through parts of O’Hara.

Portions of Fox Chapel Road are cordoned off after a sinkhole formed near Squaw Valley Park, and portions of Delafield Road between Valley Drive and West Waldheim in Fox Chapel are closed.

Remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon have wreaked havoc across the region, dumping 1.02 inches of rain on Sept. 8 and 3.73 inches on Sept. 9.

Already today, an additional 0.26 inches of rain had fallen, according to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.

In neighboring communities, Etna officials announced that Little Pine Creek had risen to 13 feet, reaching the underneath of Crescent Avenue bridge.

It is expected to overflow at 14 feet.

The Millvale department of public works was supplying materials under the 40th Street Bridge for people to build their own sand bags to battle potential flooding.

Allegheny County remains under a flood watch until Tuesday afternoon.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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