PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – – The rain and thunderstorms caused a wall to collapse in Mt. Washington Sunday morning.
Part of a hillside and a section of retaining wall came crashing down off of Virginia Avenue.READ MORE: Threats Place All Pittsburgh Public Schools On Modified Lockdown Friday
Heavy rain caused the hill to slide.
The force of the slide also took out a light pole and damaged part of the bleachers at “Olympia Park Field.”READ MORE: Allegheny County Employee Fired For Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine Says He's Preparing A Legal Fight
“For now, until we do a further investigation, Olympia Park Field will be closed until we A. figure out what happened, and 2. How to restore it,” said Guy Costa, Chief of Operations for the City of Pittsburgh. “Quite extensive damage. We’re very fortunate no one got injured.”
Police put up yellow caution tape around the area to keep people away from the debris.
No word on how long the repairs will take.MORE NEWS: Death Of Driver Who Crashed Into Biomat USA Plasma Center In Pittsburgh Ruled A Suicide