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Police re-open Parkway East between Churchill and Wilkinsburg; ramp reopens, too |

Police re-open Parkway East between Churchill and Wilkinsburg; ramp reopens, too

Christine Zirngibl | Tribune-Review
Snarled traffic on the Parkway East

Allegheny County police reopened I-376 Parkway East from Churchill to Wilkinsburg in both directions about 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

Police closed down that section for about 20 minutes.

However, the westbound on ramp taking traffic from William Penn Highway to the Parkway remained closed until shortly after 8 p.m.

The closure was related to the Allegheny County Police SWAT team assisting Churchill police, according to Amie Downs, Allegheny County spokeswoman.

Details on the police activity are pending.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4691, or via Twitter @MaThomas_Trib.

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