City Launching Abandoned Vehicle Blitz

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 26, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh will launch a blitz on abandoned vehicles in city streets tomorrow, focusing first on Allentown and Beltzhoover and later spreading to other neighborhoods citywide. 

Residents are welcome to report abandoned vehicles to 311. Starting tomorrow the Bureau of Police will pull officers from all six police zones to work with traffic supervisors to blitz the two southern neighborhoods and tow every abandoned vehicle it can. 

Police will repeat the blitzes throughout the city in coming weeks and clear as many 311 complaints as possible. 

“Abandoned vehicles are a blight on neighborhoods and we’re making a special commitment of resources to address them. I urge residents to help police by letting us know of any such vehicles in their neighborhoods,” Mayor William Peduto said. 

Residents may report abandoned vehicles to the 311 Response Center by calling 311, 412-255-2621 or by filing an online 311 Request Form.



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