Landslide causes road closure bordering Somerset County

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SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is warning motorists of a landslide on Route 40, Fayette County, that caused a road closure between the intersection of Route 281 and the Somerset County line.`

On Thursday, June 24, the landslide caused trees and debris to block the roadway. A detour is in effect using Route 281 to Confluence and Route 523 to Route 40.

The landslide occurred near the Fayette-Somerset counties’ border and the Yough Lake Bridge. The road is expected to remain closed through next week until crews can evaluate the situation and clear the roadway, according to PennDOT.

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