Winter Weather Returns This Weekend
A winter weather advisory goes into effect at 6 p.m. Friday and expires 6 a.m. Sunday.
Winter weather will return this weekend with two episodes of snow, according to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh.
The first will start on Friday evening, making untreated pavements snow-covered and slippery.
The second snow Friday night into Saturday morning will add to the snow accumulation, which is a predicted to be a total of two to four inches.
In addition, brisk winds will cause for near-zero wind chills on Saturday night.
PennDOT crews in Allegheny County are preparing Friday by pre-treating heavily traveled state-owned roadways. Trucks are being mounted with plows for what is expected to an accumulating snow storm. Adequate salt and material supplies are on hand and equipment has been checked to ensure mechanical readiness. Full crews are out and will remain out treating roadways around-the-clock as needed this weekend.
Extremely cold temperatures could create challenges for motorists, particularly on Saturday evening. PennDOT urges motorists to use caution and slow down on bridges, ramps and overpasses, which tend to freeze before roadways.
“We are prepared in anticipation of rapidly changing conditions as temperatures drop over the weekend,” said Jeff Karr, assistant district executive for maintenance. “Our crews will be out full force, but with predictions of up to four inches of accumulation and the possibility of ice, we urge drivers to use caution.”
Please allow ample space when driving near winter maintenance vehicles.
To report roadway concerns and conditions on state roads, call 1-800 FIX ROAD (1-800-349-7623).
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