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Pittsburgh, W. Pa. bracing for more rain, flooding

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh and its southern suburbs have been cleaning up from flash flooding caused by heavy morning rains and were bracing for more of the same with additional storms forecast to hit the area during the evening rush hour.

 The hardest hit areas appeared to be the Route 51 corridor through the south part of the city and into suburbs. Nearby areas, including Castle Shannon, Baldwin, and Bridgeville were the hardest hit.

 Despite widespread reports of washed out roads, city and Allegheny County officials reported no fatalities or serious injuries. Three inches of rain or more fell in some areas Wednesday morning at the rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

 That has prompted emergency officials to warn motorists to avoid roads that flooded in the morning, and to abide by barricades Wednesday evening.

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