PITTSBURGH (AP) — Torrential downpours around Pittsburgh have flooded roads and highways, triggered landslides and even blocked access to a hospital for several hours.

The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on Thursday and the rain is expected to continue throughout the day.

The weather service tweeted that later storms could bring strong wind, more heavy rain and hail.

Allegheny County says access to UPMC St. Margaret hospital was blocked due to flooding. Ambulances were able to access the hospital using a different entrance.

In North Huntingdon, a sinkhole opened up behind a daycare.

People were driving the wrong way on an exit ramp because a stretch of Route 28 was closed.

Across the state, flash flood watches are in effect from Harrisburg to Philadelphia through late Thursday as potentially strong thunderstorms move in.

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