Flood Waters Cause Damage in Cook Forest Area; River Road Shut Down

10410509_850255024989235_2677689841527557143_nCOOKSBURG, Pa. (EYT) – As of 7:14 a.m. the flood warning continues for the Clarion River at Cooksburg.

According to the National Weather Service of Pittsburgh, heavy rainfall of three to four inches on Wednesday morning over the Clarion and Upper Allegheny River basins caused a rise on the Allegheny River. The only warning remaining is at Cooksburg.

(Photo: Cook Forest Area Photos captured by Devin Callihan. For more of Devin’s photos, visit callihanimages.blogspot.com and facebook.com/callihanimages)

This flood warning affects Clarion, Forest, and Jefferson Counties.

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan. 

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan.

At 6:00 a.m. today, the stage was 14.3 feet; flood stage is 13.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring.

The flood warning continues until 1:18 p.m. today, or until the warning is cancelled.

It is forecasted that the river will continue to fall below flood stage by this morning.

The National Weather Service advises the public to not drive through flooded areas, warning that the water may be deeper than it appears.

The flooding also prompted PennDOT to close River Road (State Route 2002) from the Clarion County Line to Coleman Run Road in Barnett Township.
Traffic is detoured to Route 36, then Route 66 to Route 899. The road is expected to reopen by 4 p.m.

The Flood Warning is cancelled for Allegheny River at Parker affecting Armstrong and Clarion Counties and the Allegheny River at CW Bill Young Dam affecting Allegheny County.

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan. 

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan.

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan. 

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan.

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan. 

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan.

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan. 

Flooding in the Cook Forest area. Photo captured by Devin Callihan.

Nebraska Bridge in the Tionesta area. Photo by Denise Stevenson.

Nebraska Bridge in the Tionesta area. Photo by Denise Stevenson.


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