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Spotted Lanternfly Alert

The spotted lanternfly causes serious damage including oozing sap, wilting, leaf curling and dieback in trees, vines, crops and many other types of plants. In addition to plant damage, when spotted lanternflies feed, they excrete a sugary substance, called honeydew, that encourages the growth of black sooty mold. This mold is harmless to people however it causes damage to plants. In counties infested and quarantined for spotted lanternfly, residents report hundreds of these bad bugs that affect their quality of life and ability to enjoy the outdoors during the spring and summer months. Spotted lanternflies will cover trees, swarm in the air, and their honeydew can coat decks and play equipment.

In addition to damaging trees and affecting quality of life, the spotted lanternfly is a huge threat to Pennsylvania agriculture industry. The economic impact could total in the hundreds of millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs for those in the grapes, apple, hops, and hardwood industries.

More information can be found at: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/SpottedLanternflyAlert/Pages/default.aspx

or

Spotted Lanternfly (psu.edu)


Annual Raccoon Rabies Vaccination Baiting Project


For the 20th consecutive year, the Allegheny County Health Department and USDA Wildlife Services will team up to distribute raccoon rabies vaccine baits across Allegheny County to help eradicate raccoon rabies in Southwestern, Pa. Known as the Raccoon Rabies Vaccination Baiting Project, this effort has resulted in a significant reduction in human and pet exposures to rabies throughout Allegheny County. Please visit ACHD’s web page for more information about this project, which includes a list of frequently asked questions: http://www.achd.net/raccoon/


Prescription Drugs

Take-Back Locations


Need to get rid of old or no longer needed medications? The PA Attorney General has partnered with the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), the PA District Attorneys Association (PDAA), and the PA National Guard (PNG) to help you legally dispose of unwanted prescription medications that may create a public health and safety concern.


Drop-off locations for Allegheny County are listed below (A complete list of all locations can be found on DDAP’s website.)


Police Department & Location


Moon Police Department*

1000 Beaver Grade Rd.

Moon Twp., PA 15108

412-262-5000


Indiana Township Police Department

3710 Saxonburg Blvd.

Indiana Twp., PA 15238

412-767-5333


Mt. Lebanon Police Department*

555 Washington Rd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15228

412-343-4016


Pittsburgh Bureau of Police*

1203 Western Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

412-323-7837


* - 24 hours/7 days a week

View a PDF version of the Drug Take-Back Locations in Allegheny County.


Click on the image above for link to project information and detour map.


WAY HOLLOW ROAD CLOSED INDEFINITELY BETWEEN WOODLAND RD AND BACKBONE RD

In the interest of public safety, PennDOT made the decision to close the roadway until further notice. At this time, there is no dedicated timeframe for the slides to be repaired or the roadway reopened.


Posted Detours

North of the Closure

  • From Backbone Road take Quaker Hollow Road

  • Turn right into Country Club Road

  • Make a left onto Blackburn Road

  • Turn right onto Scaife Road

  • Veer left to continue on Scaife Road

  • Make a quick right onto Glen Mitchell Road

  • Turn right onto Beaver Street

  • Make a right onto Academy Avenue

  • Take a left onto Woodland Road

  • End detour

South of the Closure

  • Same detour in opposite direction