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May 16, 2014

Flooding reported along Penns Creek today

PENNS CREEK - Heavy rains overnight have pushed water levels along Penns Creek above flood stage today, causing flooding issues in low lying areas along the creek.

Although river water levels will rise through Sunday, no flooding problems are anticipated on the North of West branches of the Susquehanna River or along the main stem of the river from Sunbury south, according to forecasts issued this morning by the Middle Atlantic Flood Forecast Center in State College.

At 11 a.m. today, the water level on Penns Creek was 9.2 feet. At more than 8 feet, the north bank overflows downstream of the Route 104 bridge. The water has affected some properties and secondary roads in that area.

The creek is expected to crest at just under 10 feet this afternoon, forecasters said.

The rainfall totaling more than 2 inches in most areas could also cause flooding issues along smaller creeks and streams, the National Weather Service reports.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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