Flooding Wreaks Havoc in Northern Venango County, Titusville; Route 27 Closed

TitusvilleFlooding from heavy rains on Tuesday evening continues to cause problems in Northern Venango County and parts of Crawford County.

(Photo captured in Titusville, Pa. by Amy Deeter.)

As of 11:05 a.m., Route 27 is closed from Newland Road to Pastorius Road in Oil Creek Township, Crawford County due to flood damage. A detour has been posted.

At 11:44 a.m., Venango County Office of Emergency Services (OES) stated that Route 8 is open.

The dispatcher reports that some municipal roads are still closed, and the situation is currently being assessed.

According to OES, some of the fire companies are still on the scene taking care of downed trees.

Earlier this morning, Venango County Office of Emergency Services (OES) reported that several fire companies were still on the scene as a result of the flooding last evening.

PennDOT has also been called out, according to OES.

According to an OES Dispatcher, several fire companies were called out last night for flooding on Route 8 from Rouseville to Titusville.

OES reports that flooding has been reported on Route 427 near Beatty Run Road; flooding was reported in Sugarcreek; and several trees and wires have been reported down.

A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 2 p.m. for several other counties in the region including Butler; Clarion; Forest; Jefferson; Lawrence; Mercer; and Venango.

Showers are expected to continue through Wednesday morning.

Officials urge motorists to avoid travel in flooded areas and heed instructions from law enforcement.

Last night at 10:26 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar continued to show very heavy rain moving through northern Venango County.

At 10:57 p.m., a Venango County 911 Dispatcher told exploreVenango.com, “We have flooding everywhere,” but declined to provide information on locations affected by the flooding.

Venango County 911 was contacted again at 11:36 p.m. and was still unable to provide information on areas affected by flooding.

Locations affected by the heavy rain last night included Pleasantville, Cherrytree Township, and Chapmanville.

According to the National Weather Service, 2 to 3 inches of rain has fallen over parts of Northern Venango County.

At 12:35 a.m. on June 25, emergency officials reported continued flooding.

Motorists reported flooding on several area roadways, including Route 417, Route 8, and Hamilton Corners Road in Cherrytree Township.

Last night downed trees were reported throughout the area.

There were also numerous roadways in Venango County shut down due to flooding, including Route 8 in Cornplanter Township.

High water areas can be reported to the National Weather Service by calling 412-262-1988.

If you need temporary housing due to evacuation, call Red Cross at 814-677-2024.

If you have an emergency related to the flooding, call 911 immediately.

Captured in the Franklin area by Kerry Orr.

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