PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A busy road in Allegheny County was closed Monday morning due to a mudslide.
According to officials at the scene, Powers Run Road was closed between Freeport Road and Camberwell Drive in both directions, again, after mud and debris from the hillside fell onto the road.
PennDOT officials said this isn’t the first time they’ve had this problem. The same spot was closed just a few weeks ago and drivers said they’re getting tired of it.
“This happens a lot every time it rains,” said one resident.
Leslie Kittenbrink had to turn around so she could get where she was going.
“It’s happened like three times in the last two weeks, but there’s no warning when you come down here to bail,” said Kittenbrink.
Cynthia Morton is frustrated. She’s one of the owners of CJ’s Kitchen which sits just above the stretch of Powers Run Road that closed due to a landslide.
“This is about the fifth or sixth time the road has closed,” said Morton.
CJ’s Kitchen just opened about eight weeks ago.
“We know our sales will be low because this is the fifth or sixth time going through this and we know the sales over past eight weeks so when this happens we see a drastic decline,” said Morton.
Cynthia Morton is concerned about this happening again and wants to make her customers aware that business is still open regardless.
“Everyone comes down here and I can tell they’re really frustrated and they’re turning around as fast as possible and heading up the other direction. We know on social media everyone’s saying the road is closed, but people don’t realize down here we’re still open,” said Morton.
The road reopened around 11 a.m.
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