By Chuck Biedka
Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012, 8:34 a.m.
Updated 5 minutes ago
A landslide has shut down a road in Harrison Township, a PennDOT spokesman said Thursday morning.
Route 1027, Pleasantville Road, is closed between Route 1032, Burtner Road and Juniata Street, Jim Struzzi said.
Crews are on the scene, but PennDOT suggests motorists use alternate routes.
By Eric Slagle
Wet weather from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy is being blamed for landslides that temporarily closed Route 837 in West Mifflin.
The roadway between the McKeesport-Duquesne Bridge and Washington Avenue in Dravosburg was shut down from about 9-11:30 p.m. on Tuesday by mud and trees sliding from the hillside onto the road, PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said.
“Heavy rains cause the soils to loosen up and give,” he said.
More of the hillside reportedly slid early Wednesday morning, blocking part of the road.
Debris from the slides was dumped at a clearing just south of the bridge.
No injuries were reported, but a driver said he blew a tire when he hit some of the debris.
Struzzi said PennDOT will continue to monitor.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Landslide closes Pleasantville Road in Harrison Township (triblive.com)
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- Sandy spares Mon-Yough area (triblive.com)
- PennDOT reports 81 roads, 17 bridges closed in midstate due to Hurricane Sandy (pennlive.com)
- PennDOT Issues Update for Storm-related Road Closures (gantdaily.com)
- PennDOT Announces Storm-related Road Closures (gantdaily.com)