Allegheny Township road looks like Niagara Falls after collapse


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Allegheny Township, Pa. – Residents in the Hyde Park area of Allegheny Township won’t be able to use South Gosser Hill road for some time after the roadway collapsed possibly due to a 48″ pipe under the roadway plugging up.

A large area at Pitrow Lane normally a small valley has become a massive pond extending a few hundred feet into a wooded area. The roadway is acting a a dam, holding all that water back said one onlooker at the scene.

The collapse of the roadway at Pitrow Lane appears to be a mini Niagara Falls as water continued to cross about two-thirds of the roadway before dropping off into a wide waterfall. PennDot crews along with Allegheny Township VFD also put up barriers blocking the roadway at Hyde Park Road.

From the Hyde Park area, residents can drive as far as Pitrow Lane before being turned back. AKVNEWS.COM will continue to update this story as more details are released.


© Images & Video Copyright Lowes Computers | Photojournalist |Paul R. Lowes | AKVNEWS.COM