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Storm-related landslides hamper Route 837 in West Mifflin


PITTSBURGH (AP) (AP)ong> - A busy highway near Pittsburgh has been hampered by overnight landslides being blamed on hillsides softened by rains from superstorm Sandy.

Route 837 was closed by a landslide late Tuesday, and again when a smaller slide blocked part of the highway in West Mifflin about 4 a.m. Wednesday.

Driver Daniel Bodner says he was driving his pickup when the dirt slid about 10 feet across the road in front of him. Bodner couldn't stop in time and hit the slide with his truck, which popped up into the air and blew a tire.

Bodner wasn't hurt and no other injuries have been reported. Crews have cleared the debris and the stretch of highway about 5 miles east of Pittsburgh has reopened.