Heavy rain floods roads around York

The flooded intersection of Pinehurst and Mason Avenue in Springettsbury Township after a severe storm on Monday, July 17, 2017.

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – More than three inches of rain that fell in just over two hours flooded several roadways in York and its surrounding communities Monday afternoon.

A county spokesperson said at least five cars became stranded while driving in high water in the city and in Springettsbury Township.

The City of York Fire Department reported flooding throughout the city and numerous stranded vehicles.

Northern York County Regional police said there were numerous reports of street flooding and wires down in the North George Street and Route 30 corridor in Manchester Township.

York Area Regional police reported severe flooding closed East Prospect Road at Freysville Road in Windsor Township.

In Springettsbury Township, street flooding was reported at the intersection of Pinehurst and Mason Avenue in Springettsbury Township. At least three cars became stranded in high water on Eastern Boulevard.

First Energy reported electricity outages after the storm affected about 3,500 customers. County officials said the outages were caused by a blown transformer.

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