Tag: Ross Twp

Local McKnight Road Sinkhole Repairs Underway

081314-ross-twp-sinkholeBy Ralph Iannotti – KDKA

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Crews have started cleaning up and fixing a massive sinkhole that swallowed up a car in Ross Township Tuesday.

The sinkhole opened up in the parking lot of Hollywood Tans along McKnight Road.

Repairs began around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

According to crews at the scene, the sinkhole is about 50 feet long, 20 feet wide and 12 feet deep.

Fortunately, the owner of the vehicle was able to get out safely when she realized what was happening.

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Driver Facing DUI Charges After Crashing Into Ross Twp Home

071514-ross-twp-car-into-houseBy Heather Abraham – KDKA

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A driver is facing DUI charges after crashing into a home in Ross Township Monday night.

According to police, the accident happened in the 5900-block of Babcock Boulevard around 11 p.m.

The driver lost control, went off the road and struck the side of the home.

Initially a building inspector was called to the scene, but it is unknown if there was any structural damage.

The driver’s name has not been released at this time.

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1 dead in fiery crash in HOV lanes near Pittsburgh

020514-i279-hovBy Amber Nicotra – WTAE

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. —State police are looking into a fatal early morning crash on Interstate 279 that had the high-occupancy vehicle lanes shut down for five hours Tuesday.

“At this point in time, we’re starting from scratch. All we know is we have a vehicle, we have one individual that was in that vehicle, and we’re unable to identify that vehicle,” said Trooper Robin Mungo of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Video: Watch Amber Nicotra’s report from I-279

Investigators believe the vehicle is a sport-utility type, possibly a Jeep Wrangler, but it’s unclear.

The driver was headed north when he hit a concrete wall near the Perrysville Avenue exit and flipped over and burst into flames.

“The individual, for unknown reasons at this time, obviously lost control of his vehicle. After several different impact points, the vehicle flipped over,” Mungo said. “All I know is that at some point in time he did ride the jersey barrier, that’s only one direction, that HOV lane.”

Police have yet to release the name of the victim and are working to notify his family.

“Obviously we have a family out there who is without their loved one so we want to give them at least some comfort knowing we were able to identify the body,” Mungo said. “We don’t want anyone to linger and wonder why their loved one isn’t home.”

Nobody else was hurt. The crash remains under investigation.

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One Man Hurt In Perry Highway Collision

073113-mccandlessStory/Photo by Richard Cook – North Hills Patch

One man was hurt Monday afternoon in a two vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of Perry Highway near the intersection with Old Perry Highway in McCandless, less than a mile from the border with Ross Township.

The driver of a black Mazda sedan was taken to the hospital after colliding with the rear of a truck. The driver of the truck was not hurt.

It took volunteer firefighters from Highland Station 186 several minutes to extricate the driver from the wreckage.

It’s believed the man’s injuries are not life threatening.

Police continue to investigate the cause of the crash.

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Storms Bring Down Trees, Close Roads in Ross Township

071713-rosstwpStory/Photo by Richard Cook – North Hills Patch

Ross Township volunteer firefighters, police, and fire-police shut down roads and responded to dozens of calls in the wake of a brief, lightning-filled thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon.

A portion of Thompson Run Road between Sutter and Amity Road was closed after a suspected lightning strike triggered a utility pole fire. 

A portion of Hahn Road just off of Babcock Boulevard was also closed by a downed tree.

Police and firefighters responded to dozens of similar calls as utility crews worked to repair the damage and restore power.

There were no reports of any serious injuries.

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Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Flames Inside Ross Senior High Rise

credit Richard Cook

by Richard Cook – northhills.patch.com

The Ross Township Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of a small, but smoky fire inside an apartment of the Perrytown Place Apartments at Highland Pines Drive.

Firefighters responded to a call around 3:45 p.m. of smoke coming from a fourth floor apartment of the senior high-rise.

The fire was quickly put out, and exhaust fans were brought in to ventilate the hallways. Most residents watched the activity from their balconies, and only a few were asked to leave their apartments while firefighters investigated.

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Berkeley Hills Fire Station OPEN HOUSE!

by AmyJo Brownnorthhills.patch.com


The goal of this event is to raise community awareness of the services offered by Berkeley Hills Fire Company and educate Ross Township residents on fire safety.

Several demonstrations are planned for the event. There will be other agencies involved and they will have information to hand out as well. The big highlight of the event will be the display of the new Truck that Berkeley Hills Volunteer Fire Company received earlier this year.

Berkeley Hills Fire Company is a volunteer fire company located in Ross Township, north of the city of Pittsburgh, PA. They provide invaluable fire and rescue services to the local community, business district, and surrounding areas. They receive very little funding from Ross Township and are nearly entirely supported through local donations and grants.

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