Western Pennsylvania wakes up to discover severe damage from a storm Sunday night. Flooding, downed trees, power outages, and other destruction occurred throughout several counties and boroughs in and around Pittsburgh.
Connellsville was put in a state of emergency at 10:30 p.m. last night. It’s reported Connellsville endured up to 4.8 inches of rain throughout the storm.
— Kelsey (@kels_kes) August 29, 2016
Emergency personnel responding to heavy flooding Connellsville.119 near Bellview Rd. and Breakneck Rd. impassable. pic.twitter.com/5H94mQC6UV
— Herald-Standard (@hsuniontown) August 29, 2016
The state of emergency forced the Connellsville Area School District to close school for the day after initially issuing a 2 hour delay. Today was supposed to mark the first official day of the new school year.
In addition to Connellsville, flooding was reported on Interstate 279 North, Washington Boulevard, Baum Boulevard, Second Avenue, Bates Street, the Boulevard of the Allies, Acorn Street in Greenfield, Streets Run Road, Allegheny River Boulevard in Highland Park, and across major roads.
— Breaking911 (@B911Alternate) August 29, 2016
Due to a power outage and water leaking onto the roads, the Squirrel Hill Tunnels closed around 9 p.m.
West Penn Power has estimated about 5,800 customers were or are still without power. Duquesne Light reported nearly 3,200 outages.