DICKSON CITY, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Traffic has backed up once again on Commerce Boulevard in Dickson City after heavy rain flooded the area.

The closure, which began Monday afternoon, caused heavy traffic disruption, and cars were backed up on both Route Six and Commerce Boulevard.

Officials say the pipe under the boulevard is the cause of all the problems.

The 25-year-old pipe is set to be replaced, work is expected to begin in October and will take about a month to complete.

Information was recently released about the plan to alleviate the ponding water, but that project has not yet begun.

Police are urging drivers to stay away from the area if possible.