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Springdale VFD Jubilee parade still on, but at risk from weather |
Valley News Dispatch

Springdale VFD Jubilee parade still on, but at risk from weather

| Friday, July 7, 2017 11:21 a.m
Heavy rains, high water and flash flooding created scenes similiar to this at the intersection of Haymaker Road and Center Road in Monroeville as storms moved through the area early Friday evening, June 23. Lillian DeDomenic | For the Tribune Review
Michael Swensen | Tribune-Review
R.D. Thomas, 30, of Whelmington, North Carolina, watches over his employees as they set up a vintage carrousel for the Springdale VFD Jubilee on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

With storms passing to the south, Springdale firefighters are planning to go forward with their jubilee week parade this evening.

As of about 4:15 p.m., the parade was on, said Jeannie Harmon, secretary for the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department.

The parade, a highlight of the annual festivities, is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Storms that moved through the area this morning were not severe, but the National Weather Service’s Pittsburgh office tweeted that there is still the potential for severe storms this afternoon and evening.

Weather radar appeared to show the worst of the storms missing Springdale, and the area just getting clipped by rain, or barely missing it, as they move from the northwest to the southeast.

If there’s just light rain, the parade will go on, Harmon said. But if there’s lightning and thunder, it will be cancelled.

Rain and wet conditions caused the jubilee at Veterans Field on Lincoln Avenue to be shut down entirely Thursday night.

Harmon said they were putting wood chips on the field for Friday night. Gates are scheduled to open at 6 p.m.

“That Guy With the Birds,” who had been scheduled to appear Thursday, was rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, or on Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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