UPDATE: Ice Jam Creating Backflow into Parker; Route 268 Flooded from Parker to Foxburg

| February 24, 2014

flood-PPARKER, Pa. (EYT) – The Flood Warning continues for the Allegheny River at Parker. (Photo submitted by Paul Murray.)

The National Weather Service of Pittsburgh issued the following Flood Statement and Flood Warning at 4:27 a.m. on Monday, February 24:

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
427 AM EST MON FEB 24 2014

…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN PENNSYLVANIA…OHIO..
ALLEGHENY RIVER AT PARKER AFFECTING ARMSTRONG AND CLARION COUNTIES

MUSKINGUM RIVER AT COSHOCTON AFFECTING COSHOCTON COUNTY

. MINOR FLOODING CONTINUES ON THE ALLEGHENY RIVER AT PARKER. AN ICE JAM IS CREATING A BACKFLOW OF WATER INTO THE TOWN OF PARKER. STATE ROUTE 268 IS FLOODED FROM PARKER TO FOXBURG. THE ICE IS STATIONARY BANK TO BANK AT THIS TIME. MEANWHILE…MINOR FLOODING IS EXPECTED ON THE MUSKINGUM RIVER AT COSHOCTON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SAFETY MESSAGE…DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. THE WATER MAY BE DEEPER THAN IT APPEARS. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR LATER DEVELOPMENTS.

427 AM EST MON FEB 24 2014

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE ALLEGHENY RIVER AT PARKER.

* UNTIL THIS EVENING…OR UNTIL THE WARNING IS CANCELLED.

* AT 4:00 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS 22.5 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 20.0 FEET

* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.

* FORECAST…THE RIVER MAY FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACT…AT 22.0 FEET…SEVERAL HOMES ON RT. 268 FLOOD.

Roadway flooded in Parker due to ice jam,.  Taken by Paul Murray on February 23, 2014. Roadway flooded in Parker due to ice jam. Taken by Paul Murray on February 23, 2014.Three deer stranded in the middle of the ice jam near Parker. Photo captured by Sharon Knight-Geary. Three deer stranded in the middle of the ice jam near Parker. Photo captured by Sharon Knight-Geary.

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