Over-Height Truck Causing Significant Backups Near Ft. Pitt Tunnels

Traffic Backed up Near Ft. Pitt Tunnel Inbound
Photo credit PennDOT
By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A truck that ignored the over height warning system is causing massive backups near the Fort Pitt Tunnel.

Traffic is backed up on the inbound side of the Parkway West.

5:00 P.M. UPDATE: The Ft. Pitt Bridge has reopened but delays are heavy.

Stiller says traffic is backed up to the Carnegie busway and recommends people take Interstate 79 or Route 60 to the West End.

UPDATE: PennDOT tells me this could take an hour-and-a-half or more to clear, could be close to 5 p-m before this reopens. Delays back to Carnegie Busway and building. Think about I-79 to Rt. 60 to West End #KDKAradioTraffic @Y108Pittsburgh @937theFan @KDKARadio @StarPittsburgh https://t.co/CWlT7W7RgR

— Scott Stiller (@Scott_Stiller) February 26, 2020

Stiller adds traffic must exit to Route 51 and that there are options:

Rt. 51 to West End Bridge to N. Shore if heading North or to Rt. 28 or Rt. 51 to West Carson Street to Ft. Pitt Bridge if heading to Parkway East outbound or Downtown.

In addition, Stiller reports there is an accident in the bathtub area of the Parkway East approaching the split to the Ft. Pitt and Ft. Duquesne Bridges.

Another accident on the Parkway North has closed the HOV lanes.

Accident Trifecta:1) Inbound Ft. Pitt Tunnel - Over height truck stuck.2) Parkway East Bathtub - blocking the right lane.3) Outbound Parkway North HOV lanes - BLOCKED!#KDKAradioTraffic @KDKARadio @StarPittsburgh @Y108Pittsburgh @937theFan pic.twitter.com/5HxVYtl0oM

— Scott Stiller (@Scott_Stiller) February 26, 2020

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