Sandy’s Effects Still Being Felt Throughout Region

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Superstorm Sandy’s effects continue to be felt throughout western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland.

Officials closed the Mon Wharf on Tuesday because of rising water and it remains closed until further notice.

As of 6 a.m., the river was at 18.5 feet and the Mon Wharf begins taking on water at 18 feet. Officials are expecting the river to crest at 19 feet today and drop down to 18 feet by Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, parts of West Virginia are trying to dig out from feet of snow that Sandy is leaving behind.

In Garrett County, Md., 17,000 customers are without power after nearly 2.5 feet of snow fell .

“I couldn’t believe it. They said it was going to be in like lower west Virginia and I never dreamt we would get it up here. Of course this is Garret County, we always get snow, but this is crazy,” Bill Murphy said.

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said that about 400 calls came into the Emergency Operations Center for downed trees and power lines and power outages.

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