• Flooding hits several areas after widespread rain, ice jams

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    PITTSBURGH - Rain moved through western Pennsylvania Thursday night, leading to flooding in several areas into Friday. Ice jams are also causing waters to rise.

    STORY: Flood warning, advisory in effect after heavy rain

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    ARMSTRONG COUNTY

    Ice jams are causing issues along the Allegheny River in Armstrong County.

    Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz reported the ice jams are impacting a 9-mile stretch of the river.

    Riverfront campgrounds have also been flooded, Marcinkiewicz said.

    ALLEGHENY COUNTY

    The North Shore Riverwalk in Pittsburgh is closed after water levels rose over the banks and flooded much of the area between PNC Park and Heinz Field.

    PHOTOS: North Shore River Walk under flood waters

    The Mon Wharf parking area is also closed because of flooding.

    Late Friday morning, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the 10th Street Bypass is closed in both directions because of anticipated flooding.

    The 10th Street Bypass closure reopened Sunday morning between Interstate 279 Parkway North/Fort Duquesne Bridge and Fort Duquesne Boulevard, as well as the ramps from northbound and southbound I-279 to the 10th Street Bypass.

    Friday afternoon PennDOT officials announced that the bathtub section of the Parkway East would be closed overnight due to anticipated flooding. The closure began just after 8 p.m. and reopened around 6 a.m. Saturday.

    FAYETTE COUNTY

    The Monongahela River spilled its banks, flooding part of Brownsville Riverside Wharf Park in Brownsville.

    Floodwaters at the park were already starting to recede Friday morning.

    Emergency dispatchers said four or five homes in the Brownsville area reportedly sustained water damage.


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