By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Safety is urging drivers to use caution after heavy rains flooded roads.

(Photo Credit: Dennis Lane/KDKA)

In a tweet on Thursday night, Public Safety said Washington Boulevard is impassable because of flooding. They are telling people to avoid the area.

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Allegheny County said the gate is being put down to block the road.

KDKA-TV viewer Kim Freeman shared a video of a flooded Washington Avenue in Scott Township.

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An emergency alert was also sent to cell phones to remind people of the flash flood warning that was in effect until 10:30 p.m. for parts of Allegheny, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

“This is a dangerous and life-threatening situation. Do not attempt to travel unless you are fleeing an area subject to flooding or under an evacuation order,” the alert said.

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