Strong storms cause problems in area

From staff reports

Venango County 911 said strong storms Sunday resulted in several reports of flooded roadways, downed trees and downed wires in the area.

“Weather related, we probably had 120 calls between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m.,” a Venango County 911 operator said. “A usual standard day has about 60 (calls).”

911 said roadway flooding started around 5 a.m. in the areas of Seneca, Cooperstown, Rocky Grove, Cornplanter Township and Polk.

Route 8 near State Park Road was closed because of flooding, 911 said.

Calls of trees being down first began around 3:30 a.m. and “those are still trickling in,” 911 said Sunday evening.

Areas with reported trees being down included Cornplanter Township, Cherrytree Township, Polk, Franklin, Rocky Grove, Reno, Oakland Township, Seneca, President Township and Pleasantville, 911 said.

Route 62 near President Road was shut down due to a tree being down and reopened by Sunday evening, 911 said.

“Trees down, a lot of wires down,” 911 said.

The 1000 block of Route 427 was closed at about 3:45 p.m. and remained closed Sunday evening due to a tree being down on wires, 911 said.

In Rocky Grove, Front and Fox streets had wires down, 911 said.

Clarion County 911 said that there were multiple trees and wires down across the county, but no roads were closed.