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Pittsburgh had a good time with that video of a dumpster floating down Route 51

Everyone else has dumpster fires. Not us.

Just casually floating down Route 51

Just casually floating down Route 51

Courtesy of KDKA-TV
MJ Slaby

Updated: 10:38 p.m.

It was not unlike a dumpster fire.

As heavy rain trounced the South Hills on Wednesday night, a blue dumpster seemed to float effortlessly along a flooded Route 51.

The powerful rain left precipitation totals from 0.5 to 2 inches over five hours, said John Darnley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Moon Township. And the already wet ground caused run off and flooding. Unlike typical thunderstorms that move through the area, this storm developed over the South Hills and stayed there, he said. KDKA-TV reported that there were a few vehicle rescues but no injuries.

And, of course, the rain isn’t over yet. Darnley said showers are expected on and off today, but the heaviest rain will fall tomorrow. Allegheny County could get 0.5 an inch over 48 hours.

So stay dry, stay inside, and send us your favorite dumpster memes at @theinclinepgh. Here were a few of our favorites.

Here’s the original tweet heard ’round the ‘Burgh.

That didn’t take long.

Forget the Log Jammer.

Memes on memes

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. … It’s a tiny house.

Dumpsters on the big screen

A dumpster that *gets* us.

Of course, things got political.

Football season, already?

But this summed up the whole thing nicely.

The internet kept having fun after we wrote this, so here are a few more greatest hits:

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