Transcript for Major road collapses in East Pittsburgh
The start here means east Pittsburgh where investigators are trying to figure out. Weather weather was a factor in a massive landslide a major road collapsed. Destroying apartment buildings and forcing dozens of people from their homes. ABC's Kenneth Melton is at the scene in Kenneth what do you see right now. Paul and Dan we're you know better a look at the mats out here this morning take a look your feet up pile of rubble behind me. Bags before apartment buildings against the crews are already back at work they're trying to clean up and secure this hillside as much as possible. This morning landslide emergency Western Pennsylvania dot com tell me down I copied down route thirty a major road outside a Pittsburgh collapse forty feet sending debris down this hillside. Taking out electricity poles before crushing Mary Russell's apartment building just as I was getting up and get in the car you could say the hill it's common now. Incredibly no injuries first responders evacuated more than two dozen people who sit. He got there he does not mean like right now Christmas Saturday to a policy one of two damaged go to the fat with apartment complex. There are houses up that hillside above route thirty but officials say at this point they don't appear to be and any danger. I was thinking before but we never imagined the magnitude that it was actually a landslide are engineers do have a solution they. They think it's been. Our Pennsylvania's Department of Transportation says this region have experienced more than sixty landslides in the past couple of months but this one is the worst. The ground saturated from the unusually wet winter. Nearly three times the amount of rain in February he'd been normal. Crews are also trying to save this house because of the increasingly a slight risk in this area known for its densely populated neighborhoods. And steep hills resident that he would imagine. Our concern for those who have a whole lot here that the be out for weeks and that they are part of a highway. Will be posted them on them all up. That Holman a perilous position right now Kenneth thank you notes. Scary ending theme.
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