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UPDATE 2: Butler Street Closed between 42nd and 44th for Building Collapse Cleanup

Date: November 11, 2021
Incident Type: Facade Collapse
Location: Lawrenceville

UPDATE 2: 11/17/21 at 4:25 p.m.

Butler Street is now open to vehicle traffic in both directions between 42nd and 44th.

UPDATE: Butler Street remains closed between 42nd and 44th. Tractor trailers and emergency vehicles are permitted to pass, but other traffic will continue to be detoured. There is no set time for reopening as of now. 


Crews closed Butler Street in Lawrenceville between 42nd and 44th streets after the facade fell off a building in the early morning hours of November 11th, 2021.

The building is in the 4300 block of Butler Street. 

No one was injured and there are no utility outages, though Duquesne Light was on scene tending to hanging wires. 

Drivers should avoid the area throughout the day and expect detours as cleanup continues. 

Reporting PIO:
Amanda Mueller