Landslide

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Motorists were inconvenienced for months last year, when a section of Route 30 near East Pittsburgh was closed due to a landslide.

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Along Fifth Avenue where Pittsburgh’s Oakland and Hill District neighborhoods meet, sit the remnants of concrete foundations and staircases. Trees and wildflowers wrap around broken brick walls and peak through crumbling retaining structures all the way up the hillside.

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Authorities say a landslide has caused a road and home to collapse in western Pennsylvania.

The landslide occurred Friday morning in the Perry North section of Pittsburgh. The cause was not immediately known.

No injuries were reported. But it's not yet clear if anyone was in the home at the time.

The home on Semicir Street was destroyed, except for a fire escape that remained standing.

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A federal grant may help municipalities in Allegheny County grapple with fallout from last year’s record rainfall and accompanying floods and landslides. However, the competition for funding is fierce, said Matt Brown, chief of Allegheny County Emergency Services.

“I don’t think that we’ll have a capacity to recover from a lot of the ... challenges that we have, but this is an opportunity that we don’t want to turn away from,” Brown said.

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This past winter and spring saw record rainfall in Allegheny County, which led to an unprecedented number of landslides and extensive property damage.

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Route 30 is open to traffic again following the April landslide that destroyed a 300-foot section of the road near East Pittsburgh. Repairs included shoring up the collapsed hillside, installing a replacement drainage system, and adding a retaining wall anchored by steel piles at the base of the hill.

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Pennsylvania's governor is asking for federal help to address costs and damage from heavy rains that caused landslides in the Pittsburgh area earlier this year.

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Construction crews are working around the clock to rebuild a section of Route 30 in East Pittsburgh, about 10 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The road has been closed since April 7, when it collapsed due to a landslide.

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It's been nearly three weeks since a devastating landslide collapsed part of Route 30 and displaced apartment tenants in East Pittsburgh. 

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Officials with Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation say the 300-foot section of Route 30 that collapsed during a landslide in East Pittsburgh earlier this month will re-open in mid-July. 

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Route 30 near East Pittsburgh had been buckling for weeks under the stress of continued rain and snow until it finally collapsed on Saturday.

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Norfolk Southern blasted loose boulders Wednesday from a Mt. Washington hillside that were threatening to tumble onto its railroad tracks and a busy city road below.