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Heavy Rain Floods Chartiers Creek

Heavy rains Sunday afternoon brought flooding, submerging cars and nearly flooding structures.

Heavy rains Sunday afternoon brought high waters to several western Pennsylvania communities, submerging cars and nearly flooding structures.

The Chartiers Creek began overflowing its banks around 5 p.m. Sunday and reached a few roads in the East Carnegie neighborhood that straddles Scott Township and Pittsburgh.

The water apparently submerged several cars along Idlewood Avenue in the city, although no injuries were reported.

Lt. Walt Maust said that his station along Duncan Avenue was nearly flooded. But the water receded just as quickly as it came.

“It came up pretty fast,” he said “but it went down just as fast.”

Maust said he did not know of any structures being affected by the water, except for possibly an abandoned building near his station. Although the water didn’t reach the fire hall, the firefighters were surprised by how close it came to flooding them.

“It usually never comes up that high,” he said.

Maust said city firefighters were working on several cars flooded on Idlewood Avenue in the city. There were also reports of flooding on Campbells Run Road in Robinson Township.

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