Mansfield declares disaster due to heavy rain

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Streets in Mansfield, Pa., had several feet of muddy water flooding the area. Storm drains pushed out thousands of gallons of water into the town. Image by Chris Gilbert © July 9, 2021. (FIRST News Now)

MANSFIELD, Pa., (WETM-TV) – The Borough of Mansfield declared a disaster Friday night after heavy rain brought flooding and damage to local roadways. That’s according to a social media post from the Mansfield Borough Police Department.

Mansfield was not under a flood advisory for the heavy rainfall they received Friday evening, according to the 18 Storm Team. The area did however received around 2″ of rain around 10:30 p.m., causing rising waters on roadways.

Police said crews are continuing to clear the roadways overnight. All roads are open, with the exception of Academy Street and Sherwood Street. If traveling, officials said to please use caution.

South Main Street by Cast & Crew Restaurant in Mansfield, Pa. Image by FNN Staff L. Gallagher © July 9, 2021. (FIRST News Now)
East Main Street Mansfield, PA. Image by FNN Staff L. Gallagher © July 9, 2021. (FIRST News Now)

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