A landslide shut down part of Route 837 for several hours in the area of Finleyville, Washington County.
The Elrama Volunteer Fire Company said the road is closed between Coal Bluff Road and Finleyville Elrama Road.The landslide brought down power lines and broken telephone poles.
A PennDOT spokesperson said the road reopened shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday.
ELLSWORTH, Pa. – A man was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after a shooting outside a Washington County bar.
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State police said a 49-year-old man was shot in the parking lot of the Crazy Horse bar on South Main Street in Ellsworth Borough around 8:50 p.m. Friday. The victim was found in by his brother, state police said.
What started as a brush fire ended up engulfing an abandoned building on Apex Mine property in Washington County Tuesday night. The building, a vacant storage building, was fully involved when fire crews arrived after 7:30 p. m. , with smoke visible from Highway 91 near Apex Road. The building’s roof was partially collapsed already when the first crews arrived. Firefighters faced difficulty battling the blaze, and ultimately decided to let it burn out, monitoring hot spots through the night.
It happened on I-70 in Somerset Township around 5:15 p.m. State police say the roadways were covered with snow from a sudden winter storm at the time.
According to state police, a Lincoln-Continental town car and a tractor trailer were traveling westbound in the left lane of I-70. Both vehicles were going about 60 mph.
The driver of the town car reportedly lost control of the vehicle and struck a concrete barrier, causing the vehicle to spin out into the road. The tractor trailer then struck the car on its passenger side.
Both the car and the tractor trailer went off the road, crashed through a guide rail and went down an embankment into a ditch. The tractor trailer flipped over onto its passenger side in the crash.
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is shutting off gas service to approximately 1,700 customers in Donora, Washington County Saturday evening.
Representatives with Columbia Gas said the shutdown of service was taken as a safety precaution immediately after one of their construction crews identified an influx of air in the system.Columbus Gas is currently in the process of turning off all gas meters in the affected area. Once that is completed, they will restore the flow of natural gas into the system, and crews will go door to door to perform safety checks and relight natural gas appliances.
Crews are currently working to review and restore the system.
Representatives with Columbia Gas said the outage could last up to 38 hours.
According to Columbia Gas, the shutdown of service and the steps they are taking is out of an abundance of caution. They said there is no threat to customers.
Columbia Gas is working with local emergency management officials, and warming stations are available for customers in the area affected by the gas outage.
Warming stations are available at the Carroll Township Social Hall (130 Baird Avenue, Monongahela PA 15063), the Carroll Township Volunteer Fire Department (988 Route 837, Monongahela PA 15063) and Donora Council Chambers (603 Meldon Avenue, Donora PA 15033).
For transportation to the Carroll Township and Donora warming stations, customers should call 724-379-6600.
Late last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration notified Washington-based Coen Energy and another company, U.S. Well Services, of penalties against them.