Landslide Closes Part Of Rt. 51 In Moon Twp.

Detour Map for landslide in Moon
Photo credit PennDOT
By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A landslide has forced PennDOT to close a section of Route 51.

Wet weather caused the slide early Thursday morning.

The affected area is in Moon Township on McGovern Boulevard.

Rt. 51 is closed until further notice in both directions between Flaugherty Run Road and Purdy Road.

Local traffic is allowed up to the slide, all other traffic will be detoured.

PennDOT has released the following detour:

Posted Detour

East of the slide

  • Take Flaugherty Run Road (Route 3089) to Broadhead Road (Route 3077)
  • Turn right onto Broadhead Road (Route 3077)
  • Make a right onto Laurel Road (Route 151)
  • Follow Laurel Road (Route 151) to Route 51 (McGovern Boulevard)
  • End detour

West of the slide

  • Same detour in the opposite direction

Geotechincal engineers are monitoring the site as the hill continues to move.

Power to almost 800 Duquesne Light costumers was knocked out but restored shortly after 5 a.m.

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