Thursday, March 10, 2011

Flooding Through Pittsburgh Area Continues

Rain is expected to continue in Pittsburgh into this evening turning into snow around two in the morning. The rain along with melting snow is leading to flooding throughout the region.

John Darnley, Forecaster for the National Weather Service, the Ohio River and its tributaries will flood soon. "When we talk about this type of flooding along the Ohio River. It's the type where the Wheeling Island floods at 38 (feet) and it's forecast to go to 41.6. So we're looking for some minor to major flooding all along the Ohio with just some moderate flooding throughout the Monongahela through Pittsburgh."

Darnley says that the Mon Wharf will be flooded through the beginning of next week into Tuesday. He says the Point along with the Tenth Street Bypass will flood at midnight tonight, with the Parkway Central flooding at 8 am tomorrow during rush hour.

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