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Rain Causes Icy Roads Wednesday Morning

Take caution if you're heading out the door.

The National Weather Service issued a special weather statement calling for icy road conditions in Allegheny and surrounding counties Wednesday morning.

Rain moving through the area has created those conditions.

According to the NWS, several counties are reporting ice on roads due to surface temperatures being below freezing, despite the fact that air temperatures are in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette traffic reporter Jon Schmitz said on Twitter that multiple crashes have been reported on Route 28 in Tarentum due to the icy roads. He also reported that more than 50 crashes have occurred in Butler County since 10 a.m.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is treating roads. Drivers should take caution.

Here's a look at the forecast: 
 

This Afternoon: A slight chance of showers before 3 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 47. Southwest wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 5 to 11 mph. 

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. 

Thursday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 11 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. 

Friday: Showers likely, mainly after 9 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 53. South wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. 

Friday Night: A chance of showers, mainly before 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. 
 

How are the roads in your area? Any problems? Tell us in the comments!

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