Landslides Close Roads, Damage Vehicles in Pittsburgh Area

February 28, 2018

Landslides in the Pittsburgh, Penn., area closed roads and damaged vehicles. Allegheny County officials said Saturday a Duquesne Heights landslide prompted closure of a street and evacuation of a home after materials slid down a slope against the home.

Another street in the Squirrel Hill/Swisshelm Park area was again closed Saturday due to a landslide, the second such closure in as many days. Another street on South Side Slopes was closed due to a slow slide, but residents were able to reach homes via city steps.

In West Elizabeth, a slide brought down a tree, sending wires and a transformer into the road. In Ross Township, another slide sent concrete blocks down a hillside, crushing two vehicles.

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