PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Cleanup is underway after severe weather hit western Pennsylvania on Monday.
The stormy day had it all: rain, thunder and lightning, plus plenty of watches and warnings from the National Weather Service.READ MORE: Crews Respond To Flash Flooding, Downed Trees And Wires During Heavy Storms
A tornado warning for parts of Allegheny and Butler counties and a second one later for Greene County have all been allowed to expire, as have all other severe warning warnings.
The greatest threat from Monday’s storms was damaging winds and flooding. High winds knocked down trees and power lines across the region.
The heavy rain caused flooding on many roads, including one in Shaler Township that will be closed through at least Tuesday morning.
Police closed Seavey Road between Elbe Drive and Soose Road and set up a detour due to the flooding.
A lightning strike is also believed to have caused a house fire in O’Hara Township. There is minimal structural damage as a result of the fire, but there is a lot of smoke and water damage.
The family of four is OK, but they won’t be able to get back into their home for a while
“When it all went down, it was very traumatic. We started to smell smoke. We were not sure what was going on,” said Hunter Skena.
Much quieter weather will return after some early showers on Tuesday.
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