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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Crews had the westbound lanes closed between Grant Street and the Fort Pitt Bridge.

Traffic was being detoured in the area, but the highway has since reopened.

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