Slide closes section of Route 837
PennDOT crews dump debris from a landslide along Route 837 near the Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge in West Mifflin Wednesday morning October 31, 2012. The slide occurred about 8pm Tuesday and closed the two-lane highway overnight between the Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge and the Boswell Oil Co. on Washington Avenue in Dravosburg. The road was reopend to one lane of traffic this morning as PennDOT removed debris.
Photo by James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
A 2.3-mile stretch of Route 837 was closed Tuesday night because of what West Mifflin Police are calling “a major landslide.”
The slide, which occurred about 8 p.m., closed the two-lane highway between the Duquesne-McKeesport Bridge to Boswell Oil. Co. on Washington Avenue in Dravosburg.
“No traffic can get through,” police said.
The stretch of road — which is bordered by the hillside and railroad tracks — is a common slide area, police said.
State Department of Transportation personnel were called to examine the site and plan cleanup operations.
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