Severe weather brings down trees, wires across Allegheny County |

Severe weather brings down trees, wires across Allegheny County


Severe weather that swept through the area Thursday evening caused down trees and flooding for several areas.

The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings for parts of Western Pennsylvania until 5 p.m.

Parts of Washington, Beaver and Allegheny counties were included in the warning.

Allegheny County reported an unoccupied vehicle floating in flood waters in Duquesne; a downed tree closed Coal Valley Road in Jefferson Hills; a down pole and wires closed the 1000 block of Findley Drive in Wilkinsburg; a vehicle stuck in water on Coursin Road in Lincoln; cars stuck in water on Becks Run Road in Pittsburgh; a pole struck by lightning in the 100 block of Whipple Street in Pittsburgh; and a tree and wires down on Stanton Avenue in Stanton Heights.

The county also reported a lightning striking the rooftop of CCAC South Campus.

The storm caused Kennywood Amusement Park to close early.

According to the weather service, the storm had been expected to bring wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

The weather service had advised people not to drive through flooded roadways and to stay inside and away from windows.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.