Washington Boulevard

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Overnight Storms Activate Flood Gates

The recent storms were severe enough to activate the flood gates on Washington Boulevard Sunday.

08/31/2014

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Pittsburgh Crime Stoppers, Family Seeking Answers In Missing Man Case

Marking the second anniversary of his disappearance, the family of a missing Penn Hills man had a large billboard put on Washington Boulevard, near Hamilton Avenue.

03/26/2014

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Fellow K-9 Officers, Partners Set To Pay Final Respects To Rocco

The funeral is set for Friday for Pittsburgh Police K-9 Officer Rocco.

02/06/2014

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Relatives Suing City, Chrysler And Others After Fatal Flash Flood

Surviving relatives of four people killed in flash flooding in Pittsburgh in August 2011 are suing several government and private entities claiming the deaths could have been prevented, attorneys for the two affected families announced Friday.

02/01/2013

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Safety Measures In Place 1 Year After Deadly Washington Blvd. Flood

Ever since this time last year, anybody who drives along Washington Boulevard – especially when it rains – takes a closer look at what’s going on around them. The newly-installed gate is a symbol of what’s happened during the past year.

08/17/2012

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Ambitious Plan Proposed To Fix Washington Boulevard

Washington Boulevard is a bowl or a basin and unsuspecting motorists were tragically trapped when it suddenly filled up August 19, 2011.

04/10/2012

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City Police, Firefighters, Paramedics Undergo Water Rescue Training

The chilling scenes of the Washington Boulevard flood last August remain vivid in the memory of city officials — as does the resolve that flood waters should never take another life.

01/09/2012

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Biggest Local Weather Events Of 2011

From snow and hail to thunderstorms and extreme heat, the Pittsburgh area experiences a little bit of everything when it comes to weather and this year was no exception.

12/29/2011

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Suspect Arrested In Overnight Burglary Attempt At Local U-Haul

Pittsburgh police say they have a suspect in custody following a burglary attempt at a U-Haul business in Larimer overnight. When the burglar alarm at the Washington Boulevard U-Haul sent an alert to police, they were able to get to the business in minutes.

12/08/2011

Griffith Family Benefit

Organizers have put together a fundraiser for the Griffith family. Kimberly Griffith and her two daughters, Brenna and Mikaela, were killed in flash flooding in Highland Park back in August.

11/17/2011

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Flood Gates To Be Installed On Washington Boulevard

Workers will begin installing an advanced notification flood gate system on Washington Boulevard on Tuesday.

10/25/2011

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Community Holds Benefit Dinner To Help Family Of Flash Flooding Victims

A charity dinner was held Sunday evening to benefit the family of the mother and her two daughters who lost their lives during flash flooding earlier this year. Brenna, Mikaela and Kimberly Griffith were all killed in the deadly flash flood along Washington Boulevard back in August.

10/23/2011

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Early Warning System Coming To Washington Boulevard

In an effort to avoid any further loss of life in Washington Boulevard flooding, crews started work today on an early warning system.

09/28/2011

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Rescue Equipment, Training Put In Place After Washington Blvd. Flash Flooding

The City of Pittsburgh is now ready to go with rescue equipment along Washington Boulevard, which was the scene of deadly flooding just weeks ago. For the first time, police officers will have immediate access to water rescue equipment.

09/08/2011

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Washington Boulevard Flood Plan Unveiled

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl unveiled a three-stage plan to deal with the potential for serious flooding on Washington Boulevard in Highland Park. Four people died during a flash flood on the road last month.

09/06/2011

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