- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) - Ice jams have caused a western Pennsylvania creek to overflow, forcing about a half dozen residents to evacuate.

At least one woman had to be rescued by boat in Ligonier Township, when Loyalhanna Creek overflowed its banks about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The flooding is about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for much of western Pennsylvania. Runoff from melting snow, coupled with rain, is expected to cause creeks and rivers to rise with minor flooding possible in some areas, especially if ice keeps the water from flowing normally.

Crews in Oakdale, about 15 miles west of Pittsburgh, broke up an ice jam on Chartiers Creek to relieve flooding there. No homes were affected, but some roads were covered early Wednesday.

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