Heavy rain floods roads, closes schools in Mercersburg

MERCERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Parts of Franklin County were under water after a storm cell lingered over the area for hours Thursday morning.

Two to three inches of rain fell in the Mercersburg area.

The Tuscarora School District canceled school for all students Thursday due to the flooding.

An ABC27 viewer shared photos from the intersection of Claylick and Shimpstown roads near Whitetail Golf Course, where Licking Creek spilled over its banks.

Emergency officials said Shimpstown Road in the area of Stoney Bridge is completely washed out and closed.

A house on Shimpstown Road had knee-deep water in the basement. A resident says this flooding is the worst he's seen in 60 years here.

Bill Pine said he hasn't seen it this bad since Agnes in 1972.

"I try not to let stuff worry me too much," Pine said. "I see the water is starting to recede and so I know it's heading towards the good side."

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