Flooding Closes Area Roads

Flash flooding hitting parts of Beaver County and northwestern Allegheny County after heavy rains Thursday.

Beaver County Emergency Services Center dispatchers said Laird Avenue from Brodhead Road to Kane Road in Hopewell Township was closed Thursday afternoon, as was Park Road and East Hookstown Grade Road in Independence Township and Rock Avenue and Patterson Avenue in West Mayfield.

A section of Route 65 in Leetsdale also closed because of flooding, and westbound University Boulevard heading toward Robert Morris University in Moon Township was closed as police and workers attempted to clear the road after a landslide.

Other roads in the area were also affected with most having re-opened as of this morning.