Landslide Closes Route 66 Near Leechburg

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reporting that State Route 66 is closed in both directions due to an overnight landslide.

Route 66 is closed beginning at the intersection of Main Street in Leechburg and ends at Airport Road in Gilpin Township.

PennDOT crews are on site to detour motorists around the debris. Route 66 is expected to re-open 5 p.m. today, weather permitting.

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