Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Interstate 79 was covered in snow, despite the snow plows' efforts to keep it clear.
Accidents were commonplace on Interstate 79 Wednesday as a winter storm covered the area in snow and sleet. These photos were taken of the southbound lanes of I-79 near mile marker 62, about 2 miles north of the Route 60 exit. The photographer is Christoper Cook, son of Patch Editor Richard Cook. Do you have photos of the winter weather? Upload them here. Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
National Weather Service's winter storm warning remains in effect. Pittsburgh Airport reports its runways are clear.
Snow, sleet or ice will make travel hazardous or impossible today (Wednesday) as a winter storm warning remains in effect for western Pennsylvania as well as parts of Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland, according to the National Weather Service. In other words, it's a good day to stay inside and roast chestnuts on an open fire, as "The Christmas Song" says. Reports of icy roads and vehicle accidents were coming across the scanner steadily Wednesday morning. The storm warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday. Pittsburgh International Airport spokeswoman JoAnn Jenny said runways have been cleared of snow at the airport, though dozens of arriving flights have been cancelled. "At this point our runways are clear," Jenny said. "But we have had…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
National Weather Service had forecast freezing rain, sleet and snow for Thursday morning.
UPDATE: The winter weather advisory issued for Thursday has been lifted. EARLIER STORY: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until 10 a.m Thursday that calls for a mix of light freezing rain, sleet and snow. A coating of up to one-tenth of an inch of freezing rain could accumulate, the weather service stated on its website. "A winter weather advisory means that snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties," the National Weather Service said. "Use caution while driving and report snow and ice accumulation to use the National Weather Service by calling toll free 1-877-633-6772."