Share This Page

Downed trees keep Penn Hills public-works crews busy during second round of storms

| Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

Flooding was not an issue in Penn Hills during the second round of severe thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes and caused massive flooding in southern Allegheny County, according to public works officials, but the high winds caused power outages and fallen trees throughout the municipality.

Public Works Director Gerry Nosal said his crews were out Wednesday night removing downed trees on Stoneledge Drive, Paris Road, Doak Street, Springdale Drive and Rodilin Drive.

“Several (downed trees) on local streets brought down electric wires. Duquesne Light did repair the wires overnight and a DPW crew was called out at 4:30 a.m. to remove the trees from the roads,” Nosal said.

PennDOT Spokesman Steve Cowan said state crews closed Lime Hollow Road around 10:50 p.m. Wednesday night due to downed wires and trees. The road reopened at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday.

Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or pvarine@tribweb.com.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.