Evacuation order for Le Mont Restaurant lifted

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PITTSBURGH —

The city’s Bureau of Building Inspection lifted the evacuation order for the Le Mont Restaurant on Friday following the landslide earlier this week on Mount Washington.

A landslide “as wide as a football field” shut down the Duquesne Incline Tuesday morning and forced the restaurant to evacuate and close.

Channel 11 spoke with a bride-to-be who was nervous about possibly having to change her rehearsal dinner plans last minute.

“We were either going to have pizza or we were going to be here,” so we’re very happy to be here,” said Cassie Frannell.

The slide did not damage the Le Mont.  It was closed as a precaution.

Officials said the slide happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday when a Norfolk Southern train hit a tree that had fallen on the tracks.

Tuesday evening, engineers continued to inspect the landslide, and the city’s Bureau of Building Inspection closed the Le Mont. 

The restaurant will operate normally this weekend.

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