6 western Pa. counties clean up from flash floods

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — Parts of six western Pennsylvania counties have been cleaning up after a storm swept through dumping two to three inches of rain on most areas, and causing flash floods that swamped highways, and flooded some businesses, homes and basements.

The storms began early Wednesday afternoon in Crawford County in northwestern Pennsylvania, and swept southeast to Fayette County, which is on the state’s southern border with West Virginia.

In between, Chicora in Butler County, Apollo and Kiski Township in Armstrong County, and Bullskin Township in Fayette County appeared to be the hardest hit. Westmoreland and Somerset counties also reported flooding.

There were no reports of injuries, but Route 68 in Butler County, Route 66 in Armstrong County, and Routes 119 and 711 in Fayette County were closed by rushing waters that temporarily trapped some motorists.

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