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Slide closes section of Route 837

James Knox | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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.

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Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, 8:46 p.m.
 

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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