Pittsburgh landslide closes RR tracks, no injuries

  • April 8, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A landslide on a steep Pittsburgh hill has blocked a train track, but no injuries have been reported.

Pittsburgh public safety Director Michael Huss says the “substantial” landslide on Mount Washington was reported Tuesday at about 5 a.m. That’s right across the river from the point of downtown Pittsburgh.

Heavy equipment crews are working to clear the Norfolk Southern tracks, which are expected to be closed for the day.

Huss says the Le Mont restaurant on top of the hill has been closed as a precaution, and buildings inspectors are checking to see if any businesses along nearby Grandview Avenue were affected.

The nearby Duquesne Incline, a near-vertical public train that goes up and down the hill, was closed for several hours but re-opened at about 9:15 a.m.


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