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Landslides prompt home evacuation near Pittsburgh

Debris surrounds a truck as workers had cut a tree apart to free the truck, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Millvale, Pa. A landslide on Friday caused trees and concrete stored on top of the hill to tumble onto a business below in the Pittsburgh suburb. Area roads are closed and authorities warn more closing and flooding may be coming with the weekend's continuing rains. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
February 24, 2018 - 12:32 PM

PITTSBURGH - Landslides outside of Pittsburgh have damaged vehicles, closed roads and even caused a home evacuation after debris slid down a slope against the house.

Authorities are warning that more may be coming with the weekend's wet weather.

Allegheny County officials said Saturday a Duquesne Heights landslide prompted the home evacuation. Roads were closed in various neighbourhoods.

In West Elizabeth, a slide brought down a tree, sending wires and a transformer into the road.

In Ross Township, another slide sent concrete blocks down a hillside, crushing two vehicles.

No major flooding has been reported from the area's rivers but officials are keeping an eye on them.

News from © The Associated Press, 2018
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