Update: Crews have cleared water and mud from Route 182 and Route 616 in York County, PennDOT announced. Both roads reopened by 1 a.m. Monday.
Previous story: As commuters and other travelers prepare for their Monday morning drives, only two state-maintained roads in south central Pennsylvania remain closed due to flooding from the rains last Thursday and Friday.
Both are located in York County - Route 182 between Indian Rock Dam Road and Croll School Road in Spring Garden Township; and Route 616 between West College Avenue in North Codorus Township and Route 30 in West Manchester Township. Both these roads are expected to reopen sometime during the day Monday.
One significant improvement Sunday in the capital area was the reopening of the ramp from westbound Route 581 to Route 15 in Camp Hill Borough, Cumberland County. This important connection had been closed since 6:17 p.m. on Friday after the unusually heavy rains that day filled the retention pond and water covered the ramp. The ramp was reopened shortly after noon Sunday, restoring the connection between westbound Route 581 and both northbound and southbound Route 15.
At one time on Friday evening, more than 60 state roads were closed due to flooding, most of them in York and Lancaster counties. The majority of the roads reopened by Saturday morning after the flood waters receded. In instances where the flood waters flowed against bridges, the roads remained closed until bridge inspection teams from PennDOT examined them and gave the OK to reopen them these past three days. None of the bridges suffered significant damage from the flood waters.