Weather in Pittsburgh: Landslide on Spring Garden Avenue

A landslide was reported along Spring Garden Avenue on Friday, causing a tree to fall atop a convenience store. Robert Spehar, whose family owns Marshall’s. It was along Spring Garden Avenue in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Trees, mud and debris slid behind the Marshall’s convenience store. “I wasn’t working (but) my wife was working at the grill, my son was at the counter and they heard some kind of rumbling and the building shook,” Spehar said. “So they got out (and) when they got out, the tree fell on the roof.” Spehar said his business suffered significant damage as a result. “All the dirt came off the hill and filled in the back, knocked down the back wall of the building. All the equipment is a mess now,” Spehar said. Councilman Bobby Wilson was at the scene shortly after the slip. “I think everyone is still processing what’s going on here,” Wilson said. “I’ve spoken with the owner of the business to see what we can do to help. Trying to work with all the different parts of government to make sure this thing moves forward as quickly as possible.” Tree crews worked to remove trees from the roof of the business Friday evening until around 8:30 p.m. “They brought in a construction company to try to come back in there to clean up the debris,” Spehar told Action News 4 from Pittsburgh. we achieve it, we will work to bring it back into operation. “City officials told Action News 4 of Pittsburgh that they should return Saturday morning to reevaluate the slide. This is a developing story. Stay with Action News 4 of Pittsburgh for updates. Download the app mobile WTAE to stay connected with the latest news.

A landslide was reported along Spring Garden Avenue on Friday, causing a tree to fall atop a convenience store.

“We have a gas station, inside the building we have a cigar lounge, we also have a grill that we make sandwiches with,” said Robert Spehar, whose family owns Marshall’s.

It was along Spring Garden Avenue in the Spring Garden neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Trees, mud and debris slid behind the Marshall’s convenience store.

“I wasn’t working (but) my wife was working at the grill, my son was at the counter and they heard some kind of rumbling and the building shook,” Spehar said. “So they got out (and) when they got out, the tree fell on the roof.”

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Spehar said his business suffered significant damage as a result.

“All the dirt came off the hill and filled in the back, knocked down the back wall of the building. All the equipment is a mess now,” Spehar said.

Councilman Bobby Wilson was at the scene shortly after the slip.

“I think everyone is still processing what’s going on here,” Wilson said. “I’ve spoken with the owner of the business to see what we can do to help. Trying to work with all the different parts of government to make sure this thing moves forward as quickly as possible.”

Tree crews worked to remove trees from the roof of the business Friday evening until around 8:30 p.m.

“They brought in a construction company to try to come back in there to clean up the debris,” Spehar told Action News 4 from Pittsburgh. “Once we’re done, we’ll work to get it back into operation.”

City officials told Action News 4 of Pittsburgh that they should return Saturday morning to reevaluate the slide.

This is a developing story. Stay with Action News 4 from Pittsburgh for updates. Download the WTAE mobile app to stay connected with the latest news.