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Old 01-12-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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McArdle slide on Mount Washington worse than anticipated

I'm glad they're addmitting to this, finally, since there have been several slide since they took the vegetation down:

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The contractor is working around the clock to stabilize the hillside, which was stripped of trees and invasive vegetation in the past few years to preserve the view of Downtown from Mount Washington overlooks. Grass and smaller trees were planted.
Asked if he thought that might be a factor in landslides that have occurred the past two winters, Mr. Kaczorowski said "any time you take a tree out, you lose some stability. It's one of the variables."
Traffic has been a bear every night this week, too. Boulevard of the Allies is backed up all the way to Craft, almost.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:43 PM
 
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I blame fracking.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I blame the reassessment! Someone on Grandview Avenue was trying to cause their house to slide over the ravine so they wouldn't have to pay higher taxes on it!
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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I saw an example of this in Fineview when I visited Pittsburgh in August. On Compromise Street, late 1800's houses on one side were being hit by falling rock, on the other they were hanging onto a rapidly eroding cliff. There appeared to be people still living in them. How they get a wink of sleep I don't know.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: somewhere near Pittsburgh, PA
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Someone threw a parking chair into the woods, triggering the landslide.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Maybe they can shore up the hillside by building a retaining wall out of confiscated parking chairs.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:40 AM
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Location: Great White North Hills
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I thought SteelCity ran his car into the hillside for wreck #74.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I saw an example of this in Fineview when I visited Pittsburgh in August. On Compromise Street, late 1800's houses on one side were being hit by falling rock, on the other they were hanging onto a rapidly eroding cliff. There appeared to be people still living in them. How they get a wink of sleep I don't know.

I don't know how people on Compromise get a wink of sleep even when the rocks aren't flying.

Right above I-279 its awfully noisy.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I thought SteelCity ran his car into the hillside for wreck #74.
Naw. With my luck I'd have been the only one heading down McArdle at the time of the landslide, and my car would be totaled again!
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Road to be closed for at least a month: McArdle Roadway shut for a month

There's talk of making the Wabash tunnel not HOV for the duration, which is good.
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