Rocks fall on Route 8 in Oil City

From staff reports

Some rocks and debris fell from a hillside onto Main Street/Route 8 in Oil City at about noon or 12:30 p.m. Friday, PennDOT press officer Jill Harry said.

The road was closed while PennDOT and Oil City city workers cleared the debris off the road, Harry said.

“This happens from time to time when the ground gets saturated” and the phenomenon is due to how the hillside was cut into many years ago, Harry said.

A net and barrier were put in place a number of years ago to minimize the debris falling, according to Harry.


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