PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — PennDOT has shut down the Bathtub section of the Parkway East in downtown Pittsburgh due to flooding.
The heavy rain has caused water to rise in the flood-prone area of the busy highway.
Pittsburgh: @PennDOTNews is advising drivers that the “Bathtub” area of I-376 westbound (between Grant Street and the Ft. Pitt Bridge) is closed due to flooding. Approaching traffic will be detoured using Grant Street and Fort Pitt Boulevard.
— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) July 11, 2019
Officials with PennDOT says they’ve closed the westbound lanes between Grant Street and the Fort Pitt Bridge.
Traffic is now being detoured around the area.
PennDOT suggests this detour:
· From westbound I-376, traffic will take the Grant Street (Exit 71A) off-ramp
· Turn left onto Fort Pitt Boulevard
· Bear left onto the westbound I-376 ramp toward Fort Pitt Bridge/Airport
· End detour
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