Dauphin County Commissioners are encouraging residents, particularly those near flood-prone areas, to closely monitor conditions and be prepared for flooding.
“Over the next 24 hours, please be prepared for flash flooding along small streams and creeks,” said Commissioner Mike Pries, who has oversight of the county's Emergency Management Agency. “We're closely monitoring conditions and are ready to respond and provide assistance to municipalities in need.”
Commissioners also urged people to stay away from flooded and blocked roads.
The following roadways in Dauphin County have been temporarily closed due to flooding:
City of Harrisburg
Maclay Street between 7th and Cameron streets
Herr Street between 7th and Cameron streets
5th and Market streets
1400 Block of Market Street
Prospect Road Bridge
Koser Road Bridge
Valley Road Bridge
Hertzler Road Bridge
Beverly Bridge (Old Hershey Road)
Clifton Heights Road in 800 Block
Cloverleaf at 322 West
River Road between Water and Hollandale roads
Engle Road at Lancaster County border
Swatara Creek Road between Route 230 and Iron Mine Run Road
Hoffer and Route 230
Swatara Creek between Route 240 and Newberry
Swatara Creek between Bridge and Schoolhouse roads
Lower Swatara Township
Lumber and Spring Garden streets
Middle Paxton Township
Clarks Valley Road due to a downed tree and power lines
Paxton Church Rd between Shutt Mill and Walker Mill roads
State Farm Drive
City Park Drive
The Swatara Creek at Hershey was expected to crest around 8 p.m. tonight at 7.5 feet, which is slightly above flood stage of seven feet.
In Middletown, the creek is predicted to crest tonight slightly above flood stage at 11.6 feet. Flood stage is 11 feet.
The Susquehanna River is not expected to reach action level.