Storms Cause Flooding Problems South Of City
CHARLEROI (KDKA) – Overnight storms caused some flooding issues in Allegheny and Washington counties Monday morning.
In Allegheny County, there were reports of minor flooding on West Noblestown Road in Collier Township and on Washington Avenue, in Scott Township.
The Chartiers Creek in Carnegie also rose, but did not spill over its banks.
Areas south of the city, especially in Washington County, were hit hard as well.
“When it came, it came now. We barely had time to get our vehicles up the hill and we were about knee deep in water,” Carmon Russell said.
A tree was carried downstream and ended up on a bridge on Cooper Road. Part of the bridge also cracked under the pressure of the flooded waters.
One man saw a dumpster floating down a creek, roll over a bridge and then kept floating downstream.
In Fallowfield Township, Ron Large still has water in his basement.
“I’ve lived here going on 11 years and never had rain like this,” Large said. “Destroyed everything. I got water in the basement, water in my pool shed. Everything, everything’s ruined.”
Water is still knee deep in some areas. Unfortunately, there are just some things that couldn’t be saved last night.
In Charleroi, businesses are cleaning up the mess that was left behind. Many are still amazed at how much damage was done in such a short period of time.