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Sinking roadway closes all lanes of Route 30 indefinitely

PITTSBURGH — After closing in one direction on Wednesday, Route 30 in East Pittsburgh is now completely closed to traffic after a severe dip formed in the road, PennDOT announced.

The closure went into effect about 1 p.m. Friday

The landslide on a hill in that area is causing a portion of the roadway to sink and threatening apartment buildings below.

RELATED: Westbound lanes of Route 30 closed due to road settling

Officials said Route 30 will be closed in both directions for the long term.

RELATED: Apartments evacuated for falling trees as landslide continues in East Pittsburgh

All eastbound traffic will be detoured at Electric Avenue in North Braddock using the following route:

  • From eastbound Route 30, all traffic will take the ramp to Electric Avenue toward East Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek
  • Turn right onto Braddock Avenue
  • Turn left onto East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard
  • Turn left onto Navy-Marine Corps Way
  • Turn right onto eastbound Route 30
  • End detour