Ice jam on Allegheny River causing flooding in Armstrong, Clarion counties


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A flood warning is in effect for the Allegheny River in Armstrong and Clarion counties due to an ice jam that is causing minor flooding in Parker.

The National Weather Service says the ice jam is creating a backflow of water into the town of Parker. State Route 268, also called the Kittanning Pike, is flooded from Parker to Foxburg.

Forecasters say the ice is “stationary bank to bank at this time.” Two people were rescued early Sunday in Parker because the water was getting too close to the structure.

Ice jam on Allegheny River secure for now

An ice jam on the Allegheny River, while secure for now, is creating the risk of flooding. It's also proven to be a tourist attraction. (Reuters video; 2/24/2014)

Officials said the river may fall below flood stage Monday afternoon.

The area of the flooding is about 60 miles northeast of Downtown Pittsburgh.

Emergency dispatchers in Venango County say another ice dam upriver in Oil City hasn’t caused any flooding so far.

United States - North America - Pennsylvania

First Published February 24, 2014 6:05 AM


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