DUBOIS, Pa.—State and county officials have been reporting severe flooding in Dubois and some nearby towns in west-central Pennsylvania, after reports of up to four inches of rain Thursday that followed storms the past two days.

The (Dubois) Courier Express was reporting that Sandy Lick Creek and the Tannery Dam had overflowed, closing some roads in the borough about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. An alert from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency says all roads into the borough were closed due to severe flooding.

Emergency dispatchers in neighboring Jefferson County have been reporting flooding in and around Sykesville, Reynoldsville and Big Run along the U.S. Route 119 corridor southeast of Dubois.

Police have been urging people to remain where they are to avoid becoming stranded by the flooding Thursday afternoon.