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WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. – 911 in Westmoreland County has been dispatching volunteer fire departments for just about everything in the book as rain in some areas is estimated to be about two inches or more late Saturday evening. Routes 981, 119, and 819 have been impacted with roadway closings due to low lying areas and clogged drains.
Residents and motorists have been dealing with mud slides, trees down, heavy flooding in basements as high as the washer and dryer, wires down, flooded roadways and even a report of a telephone pole on fire in a girl scout camp.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh issued a flood advisory for Westmoreland County until 1045 pm. The good news is that as the evening wears on, rainfall will continue to decline.
Tonight forecast is for an 80% chance of rain, and a chance of scattered thunderstorms overnight. Sunday – Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 77F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
As of 9:23 pm, most of the Alle-Kiski Valley has been spared of heavy rains. There has been very few calls to local fire departments for help in the immediate area.