News: Vehicle strikes fire hydrant, prompting road closure in Ross Township

ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP, PA — Property damage and flooding were reported Thursday evening after a vehicle hit a fire hydrant in a Ross Township residential area, reports WTAE.

The incident was reported on Rochester Road and prompted a response from West View Water Authority crews, who worked on repairs into the night.

Preliminary details indicate a contractor who was working at a residence was backing a vehicle out of the driveway when it struck the hydrant. Following the crash, water shot up into the air, sending nearby rocks flying.

Minor property damage was reported at the residence, and other neighbors reported flooding in their basements. It was not immediately clear how many households were impacted.

No injuries have been reported in the event.

A section of Rochester Road was closed to traffic as crews worked the scene.

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