Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Roads are slick and several accidents have already been reported.
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Snow dusts area during Thanksgiving weekend.
The Thanksgiving 2012 weekend has been filled with turkey, shopping deals and snow. Pine-Richland residents awakened Saturday and Sunday morning to snowfall. Goodbye summer. Hello winter. Here's the forecast from the National Weather Service. Sunday Afternoon: Cloudy, with a high near 38. Southwest wind around 14 mph. Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind around 8 mph. Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Monday Night: A chance of snow after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tuesday: A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 37. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. …
Friday, November 23, 2012
During storms, interstates and expressways are PennDOT’s primary focus and equipment may be redirected to these routes during significant winter events.
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Friday, November 23, 2012
As the winter and holiday travel seasons approach, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced that the department has 5,400 operators and more than 2,250 trucks ready for winter weather, and encouraged motorists to join in preparations for the season. “PennDOT’s primary goal during winter weather is keeping our nearly 40,000 miles of roadway passable, which means they won’t necessarily be free of ice and snow during storms,” Schoch said. “Getting through winter safely is a shared responsibility between us and our customers, so I encourage motorists to be sure they’re ready for whatever conditions we’ll face this winter.” During storms, interstates and expressways are PennDOT’s primary focus and equipment may be redirected to these routes …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Duquesne Light reported 4,500 power outages, but that number decreased to 127 by Saturday morning.
Western Pennsylvania residents awoke to a coating of snow Saturday morning as a mild winter transformed into a "real" winter to show us that it is still February, after all. Strong winds that moved into the area Friday disrupted power and toppled trees. As of 7:30 a.m., Duquesne Light reported 127 customers were without power, down from the initial 4,500 scattered outages in Allegheny and Beaver counties. Customers will see power restored by Saturday afternoon, according to Duquesne Light spokesman Joseph H. Vallarian. The National Weather Service forecasts scattered areas of snow showers will continue to move southeast across the region into the afternoon. "In heavier snow showers, a quick coating to one-half inch will make untreated …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
National Weather Service warns of blowing snow and icy roads.
As afternoon reports of accidents on icy roads in the North Hills come in, the evening commute promises to be a driver's challenge. The National Weather Service's winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. "The combination of snow showers and blowing snow can still cause hazardous travel conditions through the evening," the weather service website states. "Nighttime conditions will add to the hazard impacts as increased traffic can cause ice to develop on untreated pavements beneath the packed-down snow." A winter weather advisory for snow means periods of snow can cause travel difficulties, the weather service stated. Motorists are advised to be prepared for snow-covered roads and limitied visibility.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Snowstorm creates travel problems throughout area.
Pine-Richland schools are closed today as the area digs out from a snowstorm. Last night’s commute was a nightmare for motorists as cars slipped and slid on local roads and some cars were abandoned on highways. Minor accidents and disabled vehicles were reported in the Pine-Richland area. The speed limit was reduced on interstates, but that 45-mph speed limit reduction has been lifted this morning, according to PennDOT spokesman James B. Struzzi II. The snowfall set a record for Feb. 21 at 8.4 inches, shattering the 3-inch record set in 1929. Today’s forecast is for partly sunny weather with a high near 29 and a northeast wind between 7 and 10 mph, according to the National Weather Service. It is forecasting a chance of snow showers, …
Winter storm warning in effect.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday and motorists are warned to stay off the snowy, icy roads, according to the National Weather Service. An accumulation of 5 to 8 inches of snow is expected, with the heaviest snowfall occurring before midnight, the weather service said in a 7 p.m. statement. "A winter storm warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring," the weather service reported. "Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency." Snow, sleet and freezing rain moved into the area as temperatures dropped this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Kindergarten classes are on a modified schedule.
Pine-Richland schools are operating on a two-hour delay Wednesday morning, and kindergarten classes are on a modified schedule. The National Weather Service issued a hazardous-weather outlook warning at 4:30 a.m. that forecasts temperatures will fall into the single digits tonight. "The cold temperatures, combining with 6 to 8 mph winds may push wind chill values below 10 below again late tonight," the weather service's statement said. Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 24 and wind chill values as low as minus 9 degrees, with west winds between 8 and 15 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Kindergarten classes on modified schedule.
Pine-Richland schools are opening two hours late this morning and kindergarten classes are on a modified schedule as a winter storm warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. The National Weather Service is predicting an accumulation of one-quarter to one-half inch of ice. Freezing rain is forecast for this morning; the weather service says it may become very light this afternoon and turn into a very light rain. Motorists are warned that ice on untreated roads creates hazardous driving conditions. A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected, according to the National Weather Service.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Motorists urged to stay off roads.
Stay home. That, in effect, is the message for anyone considering traveling during the winter storm. PennDOT cautioned motorists to avoid unnecessary travel and to pack an emergency kit because of the ice, sleet and snow forecast for the next few days, according to a statement from acting PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “Extremely dangerous weather is expected over the next few days, and although we will have crews treating roads around the clock, motorists should remain prepared for exceptionally icy conditions,” Schoch said. “All it takes is one stuck vehicle or crash to halt traffic and create lengthy delays." A winter storm warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to an update from the National Weather Service at 9…