PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Damage from heavy rain and flooding forced a number of closures throughout the Pittsburgh area Sunday.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for parts of Washington, Beaver, Indiana, Butler, Allegheny, Westmoreland and Armstrong counties around 3 p.m.
The warning remains in effect until 9 a.m. Monday.
By 8:15 p.m., the Pittsburgh area had seen 3.52 inches of rain, making it the 5th wettest day on record.
With a few hours still left in the calendar day, today is the 5th wettest day on record for Pittsburgh. Will we reach #2? Yeah… we think so! pic.twitter.com/Jzg4z0pkQ4
— NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) September 10, 2018
The National Weather Service also issued a flood warning for the Monongahela River and the Ohio River.
Parts of the region began to see flooding and damage Sunday afternoon, forcing a number of closures.
Three Allegheny County roads were shut down by PennDOT due to flooding:
- Freeport Road between Powers Run Road and Boyd Avenue in O’Hara Township
- Stewart Road/Berryman Avenue between Brownsville Road and Stoltz Road in South Park Township
- Boyce Road between Hunting Ridge Road and Washington Road in South Fayette
- Piney Fork Road between Brownsville Road and Snowden Road in South Park Township
PennDOT shut down the 10th Street Bypass around 3 p.m. in anticipation of flooding.
The “bathtub” area of westbound I-376 will be shut down around 2 a.m. Monday due to expected flooding.
“A lot of our streams and creeks are beginning to overflow, so we will see more of that. We just ask folks that are going out tonight and tomorrow, if you see a barricade, don’t go around it. There’s a reason for it,” Pittsburgh Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa said. “Also, be on the lookout for pooling of water on the roadway. It could cause accidents. People gotta use common sense.”
The Mon Wharf will be closed to parking on Monday.
- PennDOT Shuts Down 10th Street Bypass Due To Flooding
- Parkway East ‘Bathtub’ To Close Monday Morning Due To Flooding
- Allegheny County Crews Respond To Countless Reports Of Rain Damage
- Fayette, Westmoreland, Washington Among Counties Hit Hard By Flooding
The Pittsburgh Irish Festival was forced to cancel festivities on their final day, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rescheduled their game against the Miami Marlins. Kennywood and Idlewild & SoakZone announced they would not open Sunday due to the weather.
Hundred Acres Manor haunted house in the South Hills also closed Sunday.
Damage from the heavy rain also caused power outages for Duquesne Light customers. Around 6 p.m., almost 7,000 customers were without power. Crews had restored power to 3,500 customers by 9 p.m.