Severe roadway flooding in Cumberland County; residents waiting for road barriers


CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — Steigerwalt Hollow Road in New Cumberland has completed flooded as an aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida.

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As of 5:08 p.m. cars continued to drive through the inches of water covering the road despite officials advising to turn away from flooded sections.

A resident of the road says this measure of flooding has not happened in years. A creek of water has formed and runs through the back of her house and into the road.

As of 5:09 p.m., the resident had called the police, asking for a road barrier to be put in place

Lewisberry Road remains closed off as of 7:13 p.m. A large tree has fallen into the street and took the powerlines down with it, as well as breaking one of the power poles in half. Caution tape is in place to warn cars of the road conditions.

If you see a flooded road, don’t drown, turn around.

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