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Serious flooding in northeastern Butler County

August 28, 2013 News Extra

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Bear Creek flowing between Adam's Roadhouse and INDSPEC in Petrolia as firefighters pumped basements and monitored rising water levels in the northeast corner of Butler County on Wednesday, 8/18/13 (Dave Prelosky photo)

Heavy rain Wednesday afternoon lead to serious flooding, primarily in northeastern Butler County.

Major flooding took place in Allegheny, Donegal, Fairview and Parker townships, as well as Bruin, Cherry Valley, Chicora, Karns City and Petrolia.

Flooding also took place in Buffalo and Winfield townships.

Several major roads, including Route 268 in Petrolia, Bruin and Fairview Township, Route 68 in Chicora and Route 38 in Cherry Valley, had to be closed. Flooding left some cars stranded on the roads.

Parts of other roads, including Hooker Road, Slippery Rock Road and Butternut Road, also were washed out.

Although many basements and roads were flooded, Butler County 911 reported no injuries.

Butler County 911 took nearly 30 flood-related calls between 1:15 and 4 p.m. About 10 fire companies responded, with the Bruin and Petrolia volunteer fire departments in charge.

As of 6:30 p.m., Butler County crews were assisting in flooded areas of Armstrong County. Several roads in the county had to be closed due to flooding.

A flood warning for Butler County expired at 6:45 p.m.

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