• Landslides lead to road closures across area

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    Landslides have caused many roads to be closed across the area after the rain that fell Sunday into Monday.

    Allegheny County

    East Pittsburgh

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is targeting midsummer to reopen Route 30 after its partial collapse during a landslide, officials said Tuesday.

    STORY: 11 things to know about Route 30 landslide, collapse

    During a news conference, PennDOT officials said they hope to have a bid in place for a permanent fix to the road in the next 7-10 days. The plan will include a 400-foot wall to help prevent future landslides.

    The landslide in early April not only caused significant damage to Route 30, but also led to the collapse of an apartment building.

    People who lived in the collapsed building and in surrounding buildings were forced to evacuate. Some people might be able to return once the permanent wall is in place, officials said Tuesday.

    Harmar

    Guys Run Road is closed due to a landslide. 

    Debris is covering the road. There is no time frame for the road to reopen. 

    Glassport

    Residents in Glassport have been alerted by officials of a potential landslide.

    People living in homes between Oregon Street and Iowa Avenue have been told about the possibility of evacuations.

    Allegheny County and state officials surveyed the hillside earlier this week and determined there has been shifting and that a landslide is a real possibility.

    A geotechnical team will be brought in next week to assess what can be done.

    No evacuations have been mandated at this point, but officials are asking residents to seek shelter somewhere else just in case.

     

    Homestead

    Baldwin Road, between Glass Run and Streets Run roads, is currently down to one lane with stop signs on each side, due to the road giving in.

    Crews continue to monitor the situation.

    Moon Township

    Part of Brodhead Road in Moon Township is closed because of a landslide, officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

    The road is closed between Flaughtery Run Road and Shafer Road.

    A PennDOT spokesman said cleanup could once the rain stops. 

    Broadhead Road between Flaughtery Run Road and Shafer Road is closed due to a landslide.
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    Verona

    Hunter Road in Verona appears to be down to one lane due to the road slipping.

    Beaver County

    Fallston

    Route 51 at the Veterans Memorial Bridge is only open to Fallston residents because of a landslide.

    All other drivers have to detour.

    Industry

    Route 68 between the Shippingport Bridge and Wolf Run Road in Industry Borough is closed Monday after a landslide.

    PennDOT trucks hauled away more than 20 loads of mud, and workers placed concrete barriers in the area to prevent further issues. Officials are monitoring the problem area before reopening the road.


     

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