An early morning storm causes widespread damage in Wayne County.
Heavy Rain washed away part of a road in Cherry Ridge Township.
EMA officials say the water was too heavy for the drainage pipes underneath.
A huge chunk is missing from Shuman Road near Honesdale.
The rain came down heavy last night, about 3 inches within a five hour window.
EMA officials point a creek runs underneath the road and it was too much water for the pipes to hold.
Kathy Roberts was surprised to see Shuman Road closed today.
"I didn't know why it was closed I couldn't figure it out."
Once showing her pictures of what the road looked like, she couldn't believe her eyes.
"Wow it looks like its going to be closed for a while. "
The storm last night washed out a huge chunk of of the road.
" We had alot of rain in a short period of time and it wound up taking the pipe right out from under the road. "
Large pieces of the road can be seen in the creek below.
"Water is a strong force. A very strong force as you can see from this. "
Price points out the storm brought about 3 inches of rain in a five hour window. Which was too much for the pipes underneath the ground to hold.
"It basically took the pipe right out from under it and the road along with it"
Neighbors passing by couldn't believe the extent of the damage.
"I have never seen anything like this. It carried the slews pipes all the way down the creek and pieces of the road along with it. Its pretty devastating. "
Route 191 near Honesdale is down to one lane. Rain washed out one side of the road.
"We have had a lot of state roads that got washed out. Crews are out their right now trying to fix the damage."
There is no timeline on how long it will take to fix Shuman Road, but PennDOt hopes they can expedite the process.