Landslide closes part of road in Allegheny County

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A portion of Lincoln Way in the Borough of White Oak, Allegheny County, is closed until further notice after the hill slipped overnight. Watch the full report in the video player above. The road connects the Borough of White Oak to the Township of North Huntingdon. Steve Cowan with PennDOT said the road will remain closed as the hillside is still in motion. With rain expected early next week, the hill will be monitored for further movement before determining when the stretch of road will reopen. White Oak Borough Superintendent John Palyo said the landslide knocked trees over power lines, knocking out power to several businesses. Duquesne Light crews were on scene and working through the day Thursday to restore power. every day so eventually, yeah, it did, it did,” said Richard Nicholson, owner of Richard Nicholson Design Studio. Richard Nicholson Design Studio lost business for much of Thursday until power was restored. of course, we are self-employed, but Duquesne Light has done a great job. They estimated it was 2 a.m. and it was on at 2 a.m.,” Nicholson said. 30% of everyone comes. That’s the busiest road,” said Larry Scholl, owner of Creek Side Vapes. Scholl fears the shutdown will force customers to look elsewhere. when you can just go up the road,” Scholl said. His store has been there for nine years, it was even rebuilt in the same place after being badly damaged by a fallen tree three years ago, and now this. “I never realized this could happen. It just happened,” Scholl said. “Lincoln Way is flooded all the time. It’s a main thoroughfare, and no one seems to bother fixing it. We have power outages with that,” Nicholson said. “The telephone poles are constantly hit; we have power outages with that. It seems like we are always out of power, or the road is flooded, and we are losing business. »

A portion of Lincoln Way in the Borough of White Oak, Allegheny County, is closed until further notice after the hill slipped overnight.

Watch the full report in the video player above.

The road connects the Borough of White Oak to the Township of North Huntingdon.

PennDOT’s Steve Cowan said the road will remain closed as the hill is still in motion. With rains expected early next week, the hill will be monitored for further movement before determining when the stretch of road will reopen.

White Oak Borough Superintendent John Palyo said the landslide knocked trees over power lines, knocking out power to several businesses. Duquesne Light crews were on scene and working through the day Thursday to restore power.

“They dug above the landslide and built a new road and stuff like that every time it rains it’s a huge waterfall and I’ll come to work every day so eventually, yeah, it’s done, it’s done,” said Richard Nicholson. , the owner of Richard Nicholson Design Studio.

Richard Nicholson Design Studio lost business for much of Thursday until power was restored.

“We lost business today, money of course, we are self employed but Duquesne Light did a good job. They estimated it was 2 a.m. and it was 2 a.m.,” Nicholson said.

Business has also been strained at Creek Side Vapes, not by a power outage, but by the road closure.

“I think it will hurt business because 99% of everyone goes down 30. That’s the busiest road,” said Larry Scholl, owner of Creek Side Vapes.

Scholl fears the shutdown will force customers to look elsewhere.

“That’s one of my fears because why go all the way down when you can just walk up the road,” Scholl said.

His store has been there for nine years, it was even rebuilt in the same location after being badly damaged by a fallen tree three years ago, and now this.

“I never realized this could happen. It just happened,” Scholl said.

“Lincoln Way is flooded all the time. It’s a main thoroughfare, and no one seems to bother fixing it. We have power outages with that,” Nicholson said. “The telephone poles are constantly hit; we have power outages with that. It seems like we are always out of power, or the road is flooded, and we are losing business. »

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