• Landslide numbers down, but still impacting local communities

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    FOX CHAPEL, Pa. - Landslides in Allegheny County are down significantly this year compared to 2018, but it’s still impacting the bottom lines of boroughs and municipalities.

    There have only been five landslides in the county since Jan. 1, including a slide Saturday night in Fox Chapel that closed Squaw Run Road. 

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    "We haven't had the catastrophic landslides that we had last year. I think we've had a little less wet weather. We're trying to keep up with the ones that we get," PennDOT executive Cheryl Moon-Siraianni said.

    There were 118 slides in Allegheny County last year alone. The majority happened between February and April.

    Moon-Sirianni said there were so many slides last year that it caused a backlog of long-term projects.

    "We're probably doing about a dozen this year. That doesn't even touch the surface of the 93 we have, though," she said.

    Severe Weather Team 11 Meteorologist Danielle Dozier looked at what was different between this year and last that caused the drastic drop in slides. Watch her report below.


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