Uprooted Trees, Downed Power Lines Affect Pine Twp. Morning Bus Routes

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PINE TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — Part of Pearce Mill Road in Pine Township was closed in both directions early Friday morning, which affected buses for students in the Pine-Richland School District.

The mess started when four trees toppled around 1 a.m.. Three of the trees hit the road.  The fought got caught up in some wires and was dangling over the road. As a result, crews had to come in and remove it before anything else could be done.

Because of the precarious nature of things, crews were careful to remove the trees correctly and then get power and cable back up and running.

As of 12:45 p.m., one lane of Pearce Mill Road had reopened between Graham and Logan roads. Pine-Richland School District officials said the entire road may be open for afternoon bus traffic, and they expect minimal or no delays to afternoon bus routes.

The Pine-Richland School District said the company that operates school buses in the district was sent vans to pick up students who have bus stops along Pearce Mill Road.

Those included Pine-Richland High School/Middle School bus Nos. 30, and 136; Eden Hall bus Nos. 122, 130, 131, 132 and 138; and Wexford Elementary bus No. 138.

 

 

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