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Rock slide closes Route 906 near Belle Vernon

Jim Ference | The Valley Independent
PennDOT Supervisor Don Redman from Fayette County District Office 12-0 watches as a loader clears a rock slide on State Route 906, between Washington Township and Fayette City. Redman said only a small amount of debris fell onto the roadway, large boulders on top of the hill may be unstable.

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Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 2:16 p.m.
 

A rock slide on Route 906 in Washington Township led Fayette County emergency personnel to close the road between the Fayette Road/West Side Street intersection and State Street in Belle Vernon.

A county 911 official said no one was injured.

PennDOT Supervisor Don Redman from Fayette County District Office 12-0 said only a small amount of debris fell onto the roadway, large boulders on top of the hill may be unstable.

The road will remain closed until geotechnical crews determine that the slide is stable and debris can be cleared, PennDOT said. Motorists should use Route 201 and Interstate 70 as a detour.

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