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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Monday’s quick burst of storms and relentless rains left behind plenty of damage around the area.

In Moon Township, heavy rains brought down trees and a utility pole.

When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they shut down Brodhead Road between Flaugherty Run and Boggs School Roads.

Traffic was detoured through a nearby shopping center, but police encouraged drivers to avoid the area.

In Hampton Township, there was a very similar situation. There were downed wires, plus a downed tree. Crews were on the scene working to clear the mess for hours.

South Montour Road was also blocked off at Wildwood near North Park.

“We come out and we cut up the tree and get it out of the way, get it off the road and then Duquesne light can finish up what they’re doing with the wires,” Kellen Wheeler said.

It was one of the larger trees crews in Hampton have had to deal with recently.

They said with all of the rain lately, a number of smaller trees and branches have presented problems.

“We have eight guys right now, there are chain saws, a chipper, a wood chipper, and then a backhoe to load the big logs onto a big truck,” Wheeler said.

Like a lot of people, these crews are hoping for some dry weather and a break.

“It gets old coming out day in and day out when it’s raining like this, you want to stay home with your family and stuff,” Wheeler said.

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