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Pittsburgh Weather: Severe Storms Drop Hail, Flood Streets

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Severe thunderstorms brought hail to the Pittsburgh area and also flooded local streets. Power is also out in parts of Allegheny County.

Allegheny County power reports that 1,205 customers don't have power.

They say the areas hit the hardest were Vandergrift and Monessen. Elizabeth, Manor, Fallowfield, Allegheny and Hempfield Townships were all heavily impacted as well.

KDKA's Ralph Iannotti was checking out storm damage.

Trees and wires are down in Jefferson Hills, and at the time, Coal Valley Road was blocked off.

He also reported that a creek in Lincoln Borough overflowed its banks and flooded sections of Coursin Road.

KDKA's Kym Gable was also out reporting storm damage. Quicksilver Golf Club in McDonald was struck with what was believed to be a microburst.

A shed on the golf course was destroyed, and debris was littered throughout the course.

WATCH: Kym Gable's coverage in Washington County

One video sent in by a viewer James Miller showed Becks Run Road flooding during a torrential downpour.

WATCH: Flooding on Becks Run Road near Pittsburgh

Photos also show the Kennywood tunnel filling with water, which the park says usually happens for a short five to ten minutes when a heavy downpour starts, then eases up with the rain.

kennywood tunnel flooding
(Photo Credit: Lisa Wilson)

Because of the inclement weather, Kennywood closed early at 5:15 p.m.

One video sent in by viewer Jo Beth shows power lines sparking and catching fire in Swisshelm Park.

WATCH: Power lines smoke, spark and catch on fire in Swisshelm Park

Another video shared with KDKA on Twitter showed hail coming down at a residence in Baldwin.

The National Weather Service said that nearly a million people were under a severe thunderstorm warning that brought winds up to 60 mph and hail the size of a quarter.

The NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning earlier this evening that expired at 5 p.m.

The thunderstorm brought heavy rains, along with the possibility for some gusty winds.

Torrential rainfall caused localized flooding, which the NWS advised motorists not to drive through.

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