SPRING HILL (KDKA) –A driver became stuck when they went off the road in an attempt to avoid a landslide in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill-City View neighborhood Thursday morning.
It happened just after midnight in the 2300 block of Gershon Street.
Pittsburgh firefighters had to tread through thick mud to get to the compact car.
The section of road has been closed because of a landslide. Pittsburgh’s Chief Operations Officer Guy Costa said the road will remain closed indefinitely until engineers can evaluate it.
Saw horses form temporary barricades at either end of Gershon Street. It’s not known why the driver went around those barricades.
Public Works crews plan to put up more permanent barriers to make sure drivers stay off of Gershon Street.
A team from Pittsburgh’s Permits, Licenses and Inspections team was in the area Thursday, looking at the landslide and the homes above Gershon Street.
Currently, the homes are not being affected by the landslide. However, they will continue to monitor the homes to make sure they are stable.
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