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Rush-hour wreck to shut down Frankstown Road in Penn Hills for hours

Dillon Carr
| Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 4:21 p.m.

Frankstown Road in Penn Hills will remain closed for several more hours after an auto sheared a utility pole during rush hour.

The accident occurred Tuesday at about 3:45 p.m. at 10045 Frankstown Road. Power lines were lying on the roadway.

Frankstown is closed between Evaline Street and McCutcheon Lane. Westbound traffic is being detoured on to McCutcheon; eastbound is heading on to Evaline.

Penn Hills Officer Tim Brickner said Frankstown will remain closed until at least 9 p.m.

Complicating matters is traffic signals are not working along Frankstown between Coal Hollow Road/Beulah Road and Graham Boulevard.

Brickner said the silver car was westbound on Frankstown when it apparently failed to negotiate a curve and struck the pole. There were two injuries, but they were not believed to be life-threatening.

By 4:45 p.m., the vehicle had been removed and crews from Duquesne Light and Comcast were on the scene.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review reporter. Reach him at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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