Landslide forces closure of Pittsburgh road, threatens home

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PITTSBURGH - A landslide brought down trees, mud and debris onto a busy street Thursday morning in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood.

Photos: Landslide closes Hazelwood road

RAW: Chopper 11 over landslide

Imogene Road was closed shortly after 6 a.m. Live video from the scene showed the hillside slowly moving.


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One of the trees was leaning on a utility pole. Duquesne Light was called to the scene. There were no immediate reports of power outages.

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The landslide is dangerously close to T.J. Spina's house. By about 9 a.m., the mud was touching it.

"I heard a rumble and we thought it was thunder," homeowner T.J. Spina said.

City of Pittsburgh crews told Channel 11 news that they will be periodically checking on the home to see if it needs to be condemned.

Spina said the land above and behind his home belongs to Cavalry Cemetery.

"They were digging a culvert because we have been having quite a bit of water coming down."

Spina plans to stay with a friend.


 

 

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