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Ice jam causes flooding concerns in Clearfield County

Updated: Wednesday, February 26 2014, 11:51 AM EST

By: Lauren Hensley

FAUNCE, Pa. -- An ice jam on the Clearfield Creek in has many residents and property owners worried about flooding and potential property damage.

Landon Bailor enjoys visiting his grandfather's hunting camp that was built alongside Clearfield Creek in Faunce, Boggs Township. But when Bailor and his family went to check on the camp, they were in for a shock, as massive chunks of ice were blocking the river.

"Well, I am just afraid it might flood the camp," Bailor said.

Dennis Dillon's hunting camp sits just inches from the banks of the creek. The creek attracted many onlookers who wanted to check out the frozen sight. One woman told us she took a 15-minute detour home.

"Well I am definitely concerned," Dillon said. "I have never seen it like this before and if the right conditions hit it will wipe out the camp there is no doubt about it we would lose the camp," Dillon said.

As 6 News reporter Lauren Hensley was interviewing resident Darla Boal, a sudden thud was heard, as the ice was shifting.

"Did you hear that?" Boal said. "So it is adjusting still, that ice it can do a lot of things."

Visitors have been stopping by to take a photo, but they are warned to stay away from the edge of the creek.

"I went the long way around and I came down just to see what it was doing and I don't know it could get bad again I think," Boal said.

Ice jam causes flooding concerns in Clearfield County

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