Indiana, PA - With the possibility of additional heavy rains heading our way, PennDOT Engineering District 10 would like to caution motorists of possible flooded roadways and to remind them to report any roadway problems to PennDOT immediately.
To report a flooded roadway or other highway concerns, please call PennDOT at 1-800-FIX ROAD.
The number was created by PennDOT to provide easy customer access to each county maintenance office Statewide. Customers who use 1-800-FIX ROAD are automatically directed to the respective county office from where the call originated.
PennDOT reminds motorists to use extreme caution during these times and never attempt to drive through a flooded area of roadway or across downed power lines and trees.
Water can be deeper than it appears, and water levels can rise very quickly. Most cars will float dangerously for at least a short while. A car can be buoyed by floodwaters and then swept downstream during a flood. Floodwaters also can erode roadways, and a missing section of road even a missing bridge, will not be visible with water running over the area. Wade through floodwaters only if the water is not flowing rapidly and only in water no higher than six inches. If your car stalls in floodwater, get out quickly and move to higher ground. The
floodwaters may still be rising, and the car could be swept away at any moment.
In the event of a power failure, PennDOT would like to remind motorists that numerous traffic signals might become inoperative. The rule of the road requires motorists to react to an inoperative signal as they would to a four-way stop. That is, come to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way to the motorist on the right.