PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The latest round of snow and precipitation caused traffic issues across the Pittsburgh region Thursday, but it was a weather issue of a different kind creating problems to the south of the city.
Flooding prompted the closure of roads in Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties.READ MORE: Former Mylan Executive Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading, Preparing False Tax Return
During the overnight hours, high water rolled in to Fayette City.
“The power of water and what it can do,” said Sadie Bednarczyk, a Fayette County resident.
Not only was the water up, the power was down.
“For them to be put out with no heat or electricity down here, it’s a shame,” said Bednarczyk.
She, along with many, are somewhat trapped, the elements bracketing them in for the time being.
“We can go up the back roads, but with the snow, the boroughs are having a hard time keeping up with the roads,” Bednarczyk said. “We’re just hanging out in our homes, trying to keep warm right now.”
Fayette City is not alone.
The road that supposed to head toward Brownsville now looks more like a frozen canal. It will likely be some time before it makes its way to the Mon River. The same goes for Fayette City.
“It’ just depends on the weather,” Bednarczyk says. “If we get slammed with warm weather and it melts fast, it could be days or a week.”
PennDOT says to avoid driving through standing water. As a result, the following roads have been closed for the time being:READ MORE: Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster Visits Western Pennsylvania School For The Deaf, Learns Sign Language
-Route 4034 (Perry Road) in Jefferson Township at the intersection of Laureldale Road.
-Route 3003 (Tom Cat Hollow Road) in Springhill and Nicholson townships between Morgantown Road and Geneva Road.
-Route 201 in Fayette City between the intersection of Connellsville St and Johnson Hollow Road and Intersection of Route 906.
-Route 4003 (Market St) in Brownsville between the intersection of Bank St/Water St and the intersection of Brownsville Ave.
-Route 2006 (Davistown Road) in Perry Township between Dunkard Ave. and Watkins Run Road.
-Route 2023 (Rocky Run Rd) in Dunkard Twp. between Bald Hill Road and Dunkard Dilliner Road.
-Route 3001 (Windy Gap Road) in Springhill Township between Deep Valley Road and Crook Run road.
-Route 3020 (Bristoria Road) in Jackson Township between Macedonia Road and Game Road.
-Route 481 in Carroll Township between Van Voorhis Road and Park Wy.
-Route 2055 (Black Dog Hollow Road) in East Bethlehem Township between main Street and Sandy Plains Road/Morey Road.
-Route 1065 (Courtney Hill Road) in Union Township between Patterson Road and Route 837.
-Route 3029 (Banning Road/railroad St./Second St) in South Huntingdon Township between Creek Road and Hoffman Road.
-Route 3049 (Clay Pike Rd/Guffy Rd/Banko Park Rd) in Sewickley Township between Guffey Rd/Turner Valley Rd and Mickanin Road.
A flood warning and advisory has also been issued for Allegheny County. A river flood warning has been issued for the Mon River near Elizabeth and a flood advisory is in effect for the Ohio River in Pittsburgh.MORE NEWS: CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Sickens Over 100 People, Including 2 Pennsylvanians