By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SHALER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Many communities are concerned after the flash floods on Monday evening forced many people to flee to higher altitudes.
One of these areas is in Shaler Township.
A section of Seavey Road was due to be closed during early morning rush hour, but the lane is clear and has reopened.
Yesterday’s thunderstorms caused severe flooding across the region.
A section of Seavey Road between Elbe Drive and Soose Road had to be closed, whereby the drivers had to take a detour.
Several local residents say this happens every time there is a storm.
Shaler Township Police Chief says the road was recently repaved but continues to flood.
He says PennDOT engineers believe the problem is with the Seavey Shopping Center, which is down the street.
PennDOT spokesman Steve Cowan says, “This is a problem with a private line that is either blocked or down. The department has notified the property owner. “
Penndot response to problems on SeaveyRd. Shaler Twp: “There is no fixed time frame. However, with multiple flooding issues we obviously want this to be resolved sooner rather than later. Our maintenance staff will check whether the owner has responded. ”@ KDKA pic.twitter.com/JN1SypTcYj
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Cowan says there’s no set timeframe for when the pipe needs to be repaired, but with multiple flooding problems, they hope the problem will be resolved sooner rather than later.