Seneca Street Reopens; Justus Park Remains Closed

seneca streetOIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Oil City Police say Seneca Street has reopened to traffic.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center & Photography

Officials say flooding has stopped in Oil City and Seneca Street was opened to traffic around 9:00 a.m.; however, according to Oil City Police, Justus Park remains closed.

On Friday night Oil Creek hit flood stage resulting in flooding.

Subsequently, Oil City police closed Seneca Street from Duncomb Street to White Bridge, and traffic was rerouted to the Route 8 bypass.

Sources say Seneca Street businesses were evacuated, and residents were also told to evacuate the area.

Some businesses were still boarded up as of 1:00 p.m. Sunday.

EMA reported there was no ice movement yesterday at mouth of where Oil Creek and the Allegheny River meet, according to the sheriff deputy.

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Hazardous Weather Outlook for the area at 4:29 a.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2014:

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
429 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2014

GARRETT-TUSCARAWAS-CARROLL-COLUMBIANA-COSHOCTON-HARRISON-JEFFERSON OH-MUSKINGUM-GUERNSEY-BELMONT-NOBLE-MONROE-MERCER-VENANGO-FOREST-LAWRENCE-BUTLER-CLARION-JEFFERSON PA-BEAVER-ALLEGHENY-ARMSTRONG-INDIANA-WASHINGTON-GREENE-WESTMORELAND-WESTMORELAND RIDGES-FAYETTE-FAYETTE RIDGES-HANCOCK-BROOKE-OHIO-MARSHALL-WETZEL-MARION-MONONGALIA-PRESTON-TUCKER-
429 AM EST SUN FEB 23 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WESTERN MARYLAND…EAST CENTRAL OHIO…NORTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA…SOUTHWEST PENNSYLVANIA…WEST CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA…NORTHERN WEST VIRGINIA AND NORTHERN PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA.

LOCALIZED FLOODING FROM ICE JAMS IS POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.

Photo by Greg Knox of Bright Ideas Learning Center and Photography.


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