Oil City, PA – PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid travel to the downtown Meadville area, if possible, due to localized flooding that has closed or restricted some state roads and city streets.
Message boards are being placed to alert motorists of traffic congestion and delays being caused by the localized flood conditions.
PennDOT urges motorists to be alert to water on roadways, obey warning signs and traffic control devices, and never drive through flooding or standing water on roads. Shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water.
Motorists can check road conditions, including closures and restrictions, on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095
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