More than 60 flood-weary McDonald residents turned out Thursday for a special meeting at the borough building to discuss flooding along the borough’s Route 980 corridor, near the site of ongoing work on the state Turnpike Commission project to extend the Southern Beltway.

Part of McDonald was hammered with the latest of several bouts of flooding in less than a week when more than 1.5 inches of rain doused the borough Wednesday night.

The storm was the latest in a series of heavy rains that sparked complaints from residents and business owners about flooding.

The meeting, organized by state Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-South Fayette, brought together residents and representatives from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, state Department of Environmental Protection, state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Carroll, and local officials.

Brad Heigel, a chief engineer for the Turnpike Commission, apologized to… Read the full story here: