PITTSBURGH - Rain moved through western Pennsylvania Thursday night, leading to flooding in several areas into Friday. Ice jams are also causing waters to rise.
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.
Flooding & ice jams on the Allegheny. Everything you need to know tonight on Ch. 11 news. pic.twitter.com/S63D7IC8fS— Amy Marcinkiewicz (@WPXIAmy) February 8, 2019
Riverfront campgrounds have also been flooded, Marcinkiewicz said.
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.
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.
Flooding on I-376 eastbound between I-279 North and Exit 71A - Grant St. All lanes closed.— 511PA Pittsburgh (@511PAPittsburgh) February 9, 2019
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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