As Pittsburgh’s rivers recede, roads reopen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The region’s rivers were receding Saturday and roads were reopening after rain and melting snow caused some flooding.

Saturday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reopened portions of the Parkway North and East, including the area known as the bathtub, as the flooding subsided.

The southbound ramp on I-279 from the Fort Duquesne Bridge to eastbound I-376 had also been closed but now has reopened.

But the 10th Street Bypass remained closed.

The Ohio River crested at 22.93 feet Friday afternoon and has slowly been receding since, according to data collected by the National Weather Service in Moon.

The Ohio floods at 25 feet and as of 3:30 p.m. Saturday had fallen to about 19.5 feet.

The Pittsburgh Parking Authority closed the Mon Wharf parking area Friday due to flood concerns, and it will remain closed until further notice, the authority said.

Water levels along the Allegheny River also peaked Friday afternoon and have been falling since. The Monongahela River rose slightly due to the weather, but mostly stayed near its average level of about 12 feet.

Source: As Pittsburgh’s rivers recede, roads reopen | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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