• McCardle Roadway reopens after landslide

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    PITTSBURGH - McCardle Roadway on Pittsburgh's Mount Washington reopened Tuesday after another landslide.
     
    The well-traveled road was closed for about three hours.
     
    “It would be nice if they got it fixed,” said Angela Rebeiro of Mt. Washington.
     
    This is the second landslide on Mt. Washington in as many months.
     
    Last month’s landslide brought dirt and debris onto railroad tracks near the Duquesne Incline. Officials said the land gave way after a train hit a tree that had fallen on the tracks.
     
    “It’s frustrating.  It is a part of living up here,” said Justin Beck, who was on his way to the zoo with his daughter when he got turned around.
     
    Officials blame rain for the slides.
     
    “There are old mines here, and they fill up with water from the heavy rain.  Then, it seeps out and what it does is get between the rocks and dirt,” said Guy Costa, chief operations officer.
     
    A landslide in 2012 closed the roadway for months.  It cost nearly $700,000 to fix.


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