MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A section of a Moon Township road is closed Tuesday due to a landslide.
PennDOT says southbound lanes of University Boulevard between Stoops Ferry Road (Route 51) and Campus Drive will be closed until further notice.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Cool Conditions Continue
Crews are working to clear debris from the road.
PennDOT Allegheny County Maintenance Manager Jason Zang told KDKA’s Kym Gable, “We’ve been having so much rain that the ground just hasn’t had a chance to dry up. It’s almost like spring weather. We’ve been dealing with flooding, and water on the roadways, and pothole patching, and landslides.”
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Zang said his crews had been chasing calls all night. He says they know more weather challenges lie ahead.
“When the temperatures start to drop, (we will have) freezing conditions,” he said. “So, we’ve got people working around the clock making sure we’re keeping the roadways as safe as we can.”READ MORE: Millennials Paying More Attention To Life Planning As COVID-19 Pandemic Causes Wake-Up Call
The rain was also the likely cause of a rockslide in Penn Hills on Allegheny River Boulevard on Tuesday morning.
The posted detour for drivers is along Stoops Ferry Road.
From North of the Slide
- Continue northbound on Route 51 (Stoops Ferry Road)
- Turn left onto Flaugherty Run Road (Route 3089)
- Turn left onto Brodhead Road (Route 3077)
- Turn left onto University Boulevard
- End detour
From South of the Slide
- Same detour in opposite direction
Drivers can check 511PA.com for information on road conditions.MORE NEWS: Gas Prices Potentially On The Rise In Pittsburgh Area Following Cyber Attack On U.S. Pipeline