Heavy rains cause various road closures across Valley

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Heavy rain that caused some localized flooding is making the drive to work or school Wednesday morning difficult for some drivers. Alternative routes will have to be taken.

The following roads are closed in Salem Township:

  • Lisbon Canfield Road (Between State Route 558 and State Route 344)
  • St. Jacob Logtown Road (East of State Route 45, between SR 45 and Lisbon Rd)
  • Old State Route 558 (at railroad underpass between Jersey Ridge Road and SR 558)

Salem Township Police Chief Dan Valentine said the roads would most likely be closed all day Wednesday. He said Lisbon Canfield Road would likely be closed until Thursday.

In Youngstown, the Red Zone on W. Woodland Avenue is closed due to “significant water damage.”

A high wind warning is in effect on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Ohio Gateway and the Donegal exit, about a 90-mile stretch of the highway. Drivers should keep alert to high profile trucks. Reduce speeds and drive according to conditions.

Several other roads have standing water on them and drivers are urged use caution and avoid driving through flooded roads.

Rainfall rates and coverage is expected to decrease, but widespread runoff will continue.

Wind Advisories are in place for the entire Valley until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Winds are out of the west at 20 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 50 miles per hour. Strong winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

Wind topples Road Closed sign on State Route 558

Wind topples Road Closed sign on State Route 558

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Mel Robbins Main Area Middle

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