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Hillside Gives Way, Impacts Route 30 Traffic

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

Harold Hayes Harold Hayes
Harold Hayes joined KDKA-TV in August of 1979 as a general assignment...
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FOREST HILLS (KDKA) – Part of the hillside along Route 30 in Forest Hills gave way, which sent debris crashing onto the roadway overnight.

The first call came in around 11:45 p.m. Monday after trees and other debris tumbled onto the eastbound lanes near the Westinghouse Bridge.

There were no reported injuries and the road was closed for a brief period of time. It was reopened in time for morning rush hour traffic.

Earlier this year, a rockslide sent debris crashing through the windows of cars during the evening rush.

One of the victims was retired McKeesport Fire Chief Fred Bray.

He was in the eastbound lane near Forest Hills when several large boulders and smaller rocks came tumbling down the hillside.

Some of the rocks crashed through the front windshield of Bray’s 2004 Escalade.

At the time, PennDOT brought in crews to break up some of the larger rocks along that stretch of road.

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