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Flooding Prompts Early Dismissal For Some York Co. Schools

Heavy rain causes flooding in York County

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -

Southern York County got drenched Wednesday as creeks turned into small rapids.

Southern York County School District decided to send their students home early on account of the heavy rainfall. School officials said "Due to the weather we wanted to get the kids home safely."

Driving on Interstate 83 during the heavy downpour was a nightmare for drivers. Visibility was low and cars were moving slower than usual.

The south branch of the Codorus Creek in Glen Rock was moving quickly. Neighbors said it only looks dangerous when they receive a heavy amount of rain.

Some driveways were submerged in water and even a few yards looked more like ponds in some areas of York County.

York County Emergency Management Services reported eight roads were closed as of 2 p.m, including Glatfelter Station/Valley Road and Twin Arch Road/Reynolds Mill Road in Springfield Township, Route 616 at Graybill Road in West Manchester, Big Mount/East Berlin Road in Paradise Township, Susquehanna Trail/Sinking Springs Lane in Spring Garden Twp and Frysville Road/Route 462 in Hellam Township.

According to the South Eastern School District website, they too had an early dismissal.

Emergency crews want to warn homeowners about the saturation of the ground. A lot of rain has fallen over the last 24-48 hours and tree roots can become loose.

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