Elberon Ave. to remain closed the rest of the week due to landsl - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Elberon Ave. to remain closed the rest of the week due to landslide

PRICE HILL, OH (FOX19) -

Elberon Avenue in Price Hill between Mt. Hope and Purcell avenues, will remain closed in both directions the rest of this week due to a landslide.

The landslide is on the upslope side of Elberon, about 500 feet from the intersection of Mt. Hope Avenue. Due to recent wet conditions, trees slid down a wooded hillside owned by the City and toppled onto the roadway. Crews began clearing these trees today; once the vegetation is removed, City engineers can begin their assessment.

Over the weekend, crews began removing the debris from the roadway, and engineers will monitor the slide to see how it reacts.

Work will proceed only when engineers feel the slide is stable enough to do so. The City's first priority is the safety of workers and motorists.

Commuters should seek alternate routes.

Drivers can follow Purcell Avenue or Mt. Hope Avenue to West Eighth Street to detour around the affected area.

This area of Elberon has a history of active slides, and the unusual amount of heavy rain has accelerated the hillside's movement.

There are no private houses or developments affected by this landslide.

Copyright 2012 FOX19. All Rights Reserved.

 

Powered by Frankly