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Flooding causes Monroeville road closures

Dillon Carr
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Heavy rains caused flash flooding, high water and mudslides throughout the area early Thursday afternoon, July 11. Storm drains clogged with debris forced the temporary road closure of Old William Penn Highway around 12 noon.
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Heavy rains caused flash flooding, high water and mudslides throughout the area early Thursday afternoon, July 11. Old Willian Penn Highway by Thompson Run was flooded around noon, forcing temporary closure of the road.
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Heavy rains caused flash flooding, high water and mudslides throughout the area early Thursday afternoon, July 11. Storm drains clogged with debris causing dangerous driving conditions along Old William Penn Highway between Laural Drive and Thompson Run.
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Heavy rains caused flash flooding, high water and mudslides throughout the area early Thursday afternoon, July 11 forcing a temporary road closure along Logan’s Ferry at Leaside Road around 12 noon.
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Heavy rains caused flash flooding, high water and mudslides throughout the area early Thursday afternoon, July 11 forcing a temporary road closure along Logan’s Ferry at Leaside Road around 12 noon.

Several Monroeville roads were closed Thursday due to flooding.

Monroeville administration sent out Nixle alerts that notified residents of the following road closures:

• Old Frankstown Road near Hochberg Road;

• Abers Creek Road;

• Westbound section of the Triboro Expressway before the Patton Street exit;

• The crossover from Route 286 to Route 22;

• Thompson Run Road;

• Logans Ferry Road starting at Edgemeade Drive.

Other warnings were issued for Route 48 between MacBeth Drive and Broadway Boulevard as “several areas along this road are flooded and barely passable.” The intersection of Stroschein and Pitcairn roads was also flooded.

Except Abers Creek Road, all roads were reopened by 2 p.m., Police Chief Doug Cole said.

There were no reported injuries due to flooding, Cole said.

“We had our core areas that flooded, and some people that had to leave their cars and we towed them. We’re expecting more rain, so that’s something to keep an eye out,” Cole said.

Monroeville remains under a flood watch from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. More rain is forecast to fall after 5 p.m.

The forecast shows partly sunny skies Friday with a high of 80 degrees.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Dillon at 412-871-2325, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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