Flood watch for York County extended into Saturday

River ice on the Susquehanna River is bringing visitors by the carload to the Long Level area, Sunday, January 21, 2018. John A. Pavoncello photo

The flood watch that York County has been under for several days has been extended once again, according to the National Weather Service.

The watch, which was supposed to end at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, has been extended to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.

Earlier in the week the watch was supposed to end Monday, Jan. 22, but was extended to Thursday, Jan. 25, then Friday.

Craig Evanego, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in State College, said forecasters have been checking the river on a day-by-day basis.

“These ice jams are largely unpredictable," he said.

The weather service said flooding from ice jams is possible along the Susquehanna River below York Haven.

Roads on both the York County and Lancaster County sides have experienced some flooding, he said.

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Route 624, Long Level Road, has some water, and Route 441 between Columbia and Washington Borough is currently experiencing some flooding as well, he said.

According to the weather service, areas most susceptible to ice jam flooding are Lake Clarke, primarily on the York County side; Long Level Road, from Klines Run Road to and including Fishing Creek Road; North Front Street near Wrightsville; and River Drive near the Accomac Inn in York County.

 —Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.