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Landslides prompt home evacuation near Pittsburgh

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 25, 2018 7:53 AM
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(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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.

(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 neighborhoods.

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.

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