Rising floodwaters caused state Department of Transportation workers on Sunday to close Elimsport Road in Brady Township for the second time this year.
In spring, heavy rains over a long period of time caused the waters to flood the road, Rick Mason, PennDOT spokesman, said.
"Basically when you have as much rain as we've had this year, which hasn't happened in the last 40 years since Hurricane Agnes, the water table came up to the point where it flooded from the rain," Mason said. "There's so much and we're seeing it again because of the tremendous rainfall in September at various times."
It keeps raining and, with the ground already saturated, it also keeps flooding. A man takes a photo of a flooded and closed section of Elimsport Road.
There is a detour in place for Elimsport Road. Motorists coming in from Route 15 are to continue south to Route 44 and then to Route 554, assistant traffic engineer Steve Mutchler said.
Last Friday, heavy rain forced the closure of one lane on Elimsport Road; and, as the rain situation deteriorated, PennDOT workers again closed the road.