Prepare For More Landslides Across The Area

Larry Richert and John Shumway
February 07, 2019 - 11:04 am

Joe DeStio

PITSSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - City police and engineers are keeping an eye on a mudslide in Allentown, just above Arlington Avenue.

A few homes have been evacuated and the hillside was monitored overnight.

“If it starts moving again and working its way down in to the roadway, the roadway will be closed,” said Chief Operations Officer for the City of Pittsburgh Guy Costa, during an interview with KDKA Radio on Thursday.

“We do have a plan to close the roadway if necessary, but right now we’re able to keep it open.”

With more rainfall expected today, crews are preparing for potential landslides across the region.

Chief Matt Brown, Head of Allegheny County Emergency Services, joined KDKA Radio on Thursday as well, telling listeners how to recognize a landslide before it occurs.

"Leaning trees, the sound of cracking trees, sliding dirt and rocks, a guard rail l that is sloping away from a hillside; it's really about knowing your environment and monitoring it on a regular basis," Chief Brown explains.

Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD or click here to report an area that looks concerning.

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