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Valley News Dispatch

Slide-stricken River Road closed in Gilpin

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
A tree and more debris were blocking Route 66 (River Road) in Gilpin on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
Courtesy of PennDOT
A tree and more debris were blocking Route 66 (River Road) in Gilpin on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

River Road in Gilpin was closed Thursday evening and was expected to remain closed through the night, police Chief Lee Schumaker said.

Armstrong County 911 also said the road, Route 66, was closed until further notice.

The road has been intermittently closed, opened and closed again since a landslide Monday about a quarter-mile outside of Leechburg, between the borough and River's Edge Canoe & Kayak.

PennDOT said Thursday afternoon that the road was remaining closed because of “additional movement of the debris above the road.”

Schumaker said the road was open to emergency vehicles, but closed to all other traffic.

Police were keeping an eye on it, and would cite drivers who go around signs and barricades, Schumaker said.

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

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