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UPDATED: Allegheny River Blvd Reopens in Penn Hills, Pittsburgh After Car Crash

If you're heading into the city from Oakmont or Verona, avoid ARB.

UPDATE: Allegheny River Boulevard opened at 11:15 a.m. Friday morning.

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An overnight car chase and crash on Allegheny River Boulevard near the Penn Hills/City of Pittsburgh border has closed off a large chunk of the road—that's going to be a problem for several Plum, Oakmont and Verona residents during the morning commute.

WPXI is reporting that a car chase that began in Homewood overnight ended when the driver crashed into a utility pole on Allegheny River Boulevard.

According to the WPXI, the road will be closed until noon while crews work to repair a utility pole that was damaged during the crash.

Plum-Oakmont Patch readers are saying traffic is backed up in Oakmont. Has this affected your commute? Tell us!

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Kathy McGrath McQuillan February 15, 2013 at 02:00 PM
I have never seen traffic so backed up in Oakmont before. It was not moving from the bridge all the way across Allegheny Avenue. I took a back way up Plum Street to Frankstown to go around it. Whew!
Heather February 15, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Yes, it's a mess!
Heidi Dezayas February 15, 2013 at 02:33 PM
My mom takes ARB to work every day so I sent her directions to get to work the back way. She still got there on time, but what a mess! Glad you were able to get around the traffic!
Heidi Dezayas February 15, 2013 at 06:10 PM
FYI: Allegheny River Boulevard has reopened.

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