DERRY BOROUGH (KDKA) — An unstable dam prompted the emergency evacuation of all residents living along McGee Run in Derry Borough on Monday.
Westmoreland County emergency officials said all residents living downstream of the Lower Ridge Dam in Derry Township were being warned to evacuate the area within the McGee Run stream valley, including the area of South Chestnut Street.
The evacuation was prompted by fears the dam would collapse due to the rain.
Around 7 p.m., officials announced the mandatory evacuation order had been lifted.
Elsewhere in Westmoreland County, the Youghiogheny River began overflowing its banks in the area of Sutersville and West Newton.
On the West Newton side, two homes had to be evacuated as the water levels rose, and a woman was rescued from the roof of her jeep.
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A man driving a pickup truck just happened by and saw the woman trapped on the vehicle’s rooftop. He helped her down and police then took her to where she worked.
She said she had no idea just how deep the water had become.