PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — PennDOT has reopened the Bathtub section of the Parkway East in downtown Pittsburgh after severe flooding.
The heavy rain has caused water to rise in the flood-prone area of the busy highway.
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Pittsburgh: @PennDOTNews is advising drivers that the “Bathtub” area of I-376 westbound (between Grant Street and the Ft. Pitt Bridge) is closed due to flooding. Approaching traffic will be detoured using Grant Street and Fort Pitt Boulevard.
— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) July 11, 2019
Crews had the westbound lanes closed between Grant Street and the Fort Pitt Bridge.READ MORE: Latrobe Police Searching For Missing Man Daniel Jacobs
Traffic was being detoured in the area, but the highway has since reopened.MORE NEWS: AAA: Gas Prices In Western Pennsylvania Rise For 3rd Straight Week
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