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Valley News Dispatch

Landslide shuts down River Road in Gilpin

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Monday, April 16, 2018, 11:42 p.m.

River Road in Gilpin was completely blocked by a landslide late Monday night, according to Armstrong County 911.

The slide was located between Leechburg and Rivers Edge Canoe & Kayak, a dispatcher said. It was reported around 10:50 p.m.

The slide was reportedly blocking both lanes and had made its way into the Kiski River. Debris was still coming down around 11:30 p.m., the dispatcher said.

No buildings were affected and no injuries were reported.

The road was expected to be blocked for an extended period of time, the dispatcher said.

PennDOT had been notified and was responding with heavy equipment.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@tribweb.com or on Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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