A line of thunderstorms descended on the region just in time for the end of the evening rush.
The storm hit about 6:15 p.m., bringing drenching rains, lightning and reports of hail. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:15 p.m.
The storm has prompted tornado warnings in Ohio counties about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. One-inch hail and some rotating clouds were reported.
Emergency dispatchers said at 6:40 p.m. that Banksville Road was being closed in both directions between the Parkway West and Crane Avenue due to high water.
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