PennDOT Reopens Several Bucks County Roads Damaged by Flooding Last Month

Safety works look at a road damaged by floods
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The flooding resulted in the deaths of at least six people.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has reopened a group of roads in Bucks County that were damaged by flooding in July, according to a staff report from CBS News Philadelphia.

Parts of Taylorsville Road, Route 532, and Route 32 were damaged by heavy rain on July 15. The area received an astounding six to seven inches of rain in under an hour.

According to the state, the three roads were reopened ahead of schedule.

The flooding resulted in the deaths of at least six people. This includes members of a family who were swept up in flash flood water along Route 532, also known as Washington Crossing Road, as they were making their way to a barbecue.

In addition to four adults, two children were missing after the flood. The body of the two-year-old Mattie Sheils, whose mother Katie Seley also lost her life in the flood, was found almost a week later in the Delaware River in Philadelphia over 30 miles away. The search for her missing brother, 9-month-old Conrad Sheils, was called off days later.

Read more about the reopening of the roads at CBS News Philadelphia.


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