Armstrong County residents who had to go to Pittsburgh yesterday found themselves in a virtual parking lot for hours as morning rain caused extensive flooding along Route 28.
Barricades were first set up at the Harmar exit re-routing traffic onto Freeport Road. Flooding was so heavy that water and debris spilled down onto Freeport Road from Route 28 between the Harmar exit and RIDC Park.
Traffic was reportedly stalled for more than two hours at the approach to the 31st Street Bridge. Flooding between the 31st Street Bridge and the 40th Street Bridge made it necessary to exit all southbound Route 28 traffic over the 31st Street Bridge onto Butler Street.
The National Weather Service meteorologists forecast sunshine for the weekend.