PennDOT Urges Motorists to Avoid Travel Due to Flash Flooding

PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid travel In the Venango County area, if possible, due to localized flooding on state roads.

A severe storm recently passed through the area, causing water to pond and debris to fall on roadways throughout the county.

PennDOT urges motorists to be alert to water on roadways, obey warning signs and traffic control devices, and never drive through flooding or standing water on roads. Shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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