(PITTSBURGH) Oct. 30 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl reported this morning that City public safety and public works crews responded swiftly to flash flooding and downed trees during the evening, ensuring that all City roadways will be open today. In Pittsburgh, no major life safety incidents occurred as a result of high winds and rain caused by post-hurricane Sandy. Approximately 70 City residents in the East Hills area are without power, with 350 without power in Allegheny and Beaver counties.
“City workers did a great job responding swiftly over night to downed trees and flash flooding,” Ravenstahl said. “While the worst of the storm appears to be over, residents must remain cautious as the risk of flash flooding in some areas still remains.”
Residents are reminded to never walk or drive through standing water. Residents should report power outages directly to their electric providers. Non-emergency calls, including trees that are down, but not blocking roadways or on power lines, should be directed to the Mayor’s 3-1-1 Response Line. As always, residents should call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.
Overnight Safety Response:
Swift Water Rescue Crews deployed to the Streets Run Road area for water on the roadway and to Routes 51 and 88 for a report of flooding. Public Works crews readied barricades at both locations. While the creek at Rt. 51 and 88 remains high, officials are closely monitoring it and at this time both roadways are open.
Public Works crews responded to multiple calls for trees blocking roadways mainly in the following areas: along the East Busway in Bloomfield, areas near Saw Mill Run Boulevard at Edgebrook Street, McCardle Roadway and areas in Mt. Washington, Rutherford Street in Beechview, and Arlington Avenue in Allentown. All trees were removed and the roadways reopened.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Office of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl
512 City County Building | 414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
telephone: 412-255-2626 | facsimile: 412-255-2687