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Rain, construction make for miserable rush hour

| Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:00 a.m

A combination of rain, crashes and construction led to traffic congestion during the morning commute into the city, officials said.

There was a crash on the Parkway West inbound, a small fire that blocked a lane of Route 28 inbound and a mix-up in traffic control near the ramp to the Crosstown Boulevard, PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said.

There were no city officers handling traffic control of the detour route, which led to back-ups, Struzzi said.

“That was a one-time thing,” Struzzi said.

A falling tree limb knocked out power in the area of Sarah Street in the South Side for about an hour this morning, said Duquesne Light spokesman Joseph Vallarian.

There also were scheduled closures of Downtown streets overnight for filming of “One Shot.” The rain may have affected some of the filming, a spokeswoman with the Pittsburgh Film Office said.

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