Road gives way near Wellersburg

September 22, 2018

The weather caused a portion of Palo Alto Road to collapse near Shaffer Drive northeast of Wellersburg. Anthony Scalia, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation safety press officer, said heavy rains mixed with saturated ground caused the road to slide, reducing travel to a single lane. “The amount of water caused some erosion of the earth underneath the roadway resulting in the collapse of the roadway above,” he wrote in an email to the Daily American. Somerset County maintenance crews are to begin work on the roadway Friday (today), he said. Staff photo by Matthew Toth

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