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Residents watch Allegheny River ice jam with awe, concern

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The question now is: Will it cause any flooding? (Source: KDKA/CNN) The question now is: Will it cause any flooding? (Source: KDKA/CNN)
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ARMSTRONG COUNTY, PA (KDKA/CNN) - Ice clogged the Allegheny River near Parker Monday.

As amazing as the ice jam is to look at, it could be devastating if it melts too quickly, causing flooding. They got a little taste of that flooding this weekend.

The ice jam is so popular, it inspired a drink at the Riverstone Night Club in Parker.

The question now is: Will it cause any flooding?

Until the answer arrives, people who live around there are keeping a close eye on the situation.

"There's more ice in there right now than there was in 1959. This is the worst that I have seen it," Knox Mayor Frank Agnello said. "It's been a long time since they've had this around the area."

People in Parker are hoping for warmer weather, but no rain, so that the ice will melt slowly and not cause flooding.

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