• Landslide causes road closure in Washington County

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    Investigators confirmed there was a landslide in Washington County Saturday.

    Trees, rocks and debris slid down a hillside off of Route 837 in Elrama, and “a portion of the road” is covered, investigators said.

    Calls came in to 911 operators at 12:25 p.m. Saturday.

    Investigators said the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will clear the debris and determine the stability of the hillside.


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    Route 837 will remain closed in both directions – from Finleyville Elrama Road to Coal Bluff Road – until PennDOT clears the road.

    The overnight rain storms that swept through Western Pennsylvania may have caused the landslide to occur.

    No injuries were reported.

    Stay with Channel 11 News and WPXI.com for the latest updates.


     

     

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