Flash floods, high winds hit Pittsburgh, W. Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fast-moving storm has caused extensive flooding in the Pittsburgh area and western Pennsylvania.

Authorities say some roads were closed late Tuesday afternoon but no injuries have been reported.

Firefighters also responded to a report that the dome of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Brereton Street in Pittsburgh’s Polish Hill neighborhood had been struck by lightning.

Utility companies say the strong winds knocked out power to about 9,000 customers in Allegheny County. An emergency dispatch supervisor says reports of flooding, downed wires and houses being struck by lightning are coming in from across the county.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of Allegheny County, Fayette County and Westmoreland County, saying high winds topping 60 mph are possible.

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