Parts Of Fayette And Greene Counties Also Dealing With Flooding

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The rising rivers and expected flooding have already shut down the Mon Wharf parking lot, now it has done the same to the 10th Street Bypass. And that’s not the only place where flooding is causing concerns.

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The 10th Sreet Bypass reopened to traffic Sunday morning at approximately 6:45 a.m.

PennDOT says crews have closed the busy roadway from I-279 Parkway North/Fort Duquesne Bridge to Fort Duquesne Boulevard in both directions because of anticipated flooding.

A Flood Advisory remains in effect for the Ohio River in Pittsburgh through Sunday evening.

All traffic is now being detoured around the area. PennDOT says drivers on I-279 should use the ramps to Fort Duquesne Boulevard.

In addition, the ramps from northbound and southbound I-279 to the 10th Street Bypass have been closed, PennDOT says.

The Mon Wharf parking lot has also been closed down for the weekend due to the high waters.

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Pittsburgh Public Works has shut down the rivewalks on the North Shore and at Point State Park as water covers them as well. They are asking the public to “please obey the barricades.”

Meanwhile, river waters flooded the Riverside Wharf Park in Brownsville early Friday. At one point overnight, the flood waters crept up to Water Street, home to several businesses and houses.

Neighbors in Brownsville remained optimistic, telling KDKA Thursday night’s storm was “nothing” in comparison to recent flooding.

Neighbor Dennis Falsetto said the wind woke him up.

“It was bad, it was windy and it was a lot of rain,” said Falsetto.

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He lives on a hill and did not see any water damage, but he said he’ll be keeping an eye on the forecast this weekend.

“We get used to looking at it here and we watch the weather, and whenever we get a lot of rain, we just think ‘Okay, the rivers coming up,'” said Falsetto.

The flood waters came up past the benches and floated several garbage cans along the waterfront park.

Debra Goney said she hopes the rain doesn’t flood the area this weekend.

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“The people that live in the river are used to it, so they probably already are moving their stuff out of the basement and up higher,” said Goney.

High waters in Greene County kept road crews busy early Friday. A sign posted along Muddy Creek Road reads: “Be Prepared: High Waters.”

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KDKA watched as PennDOT set up bright flares along the creek and roadway, while several cars decided to turn around and avoid the standing water along Muddy Creek.

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