PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The reality of winter weather continues to impact the area today as more snow fell around the area this morning and the temperatures remain frigidly cold.
Road crews have been out continuously since the snow started falling Tuesday afternoon, trying to keep the roads clear of snow and ice.
Independent snow removal companies have been continuously busy. Jordan Kinzler, with Steel City Landscape, has been behind the wheel working 18 hour shifts.
He says the last time he got a really good night’s sleep was sometime last week before the snow started to fly.
“I got a couple hours in last night, just enough to keep us going for today,” said Kinzler.
But there are snowy scenes all across the area today from the city of Pittsburgh to Westmoreland County to other places north. Route 908 in Harrison Township along the Allegheny County-Butler County line was covered with snow overnight.
Scores of schools were delayed across the area after overnight snow added another coating on top of what the earlier storm brought. Pittsburgh Public Schools and other local districts opened late Thursday morning.
While the school delays and cancellations make the students happy, parents are not very pleased.
Amy Steinmetz says the weather is beginning to interfere with her family’s daily routine and she is ready for the snow to stop and for her kids to go back to school.
“[I’m] about two hours behind in schedule,” said Steinmetz this morning as her kids got on the school bus after having a two hour delay.
Meanwhile, some good news is that the weather emergency that the Pennsylvania Turnpike was operating under from New Stanton to Breezewood has been canceled.
The National Weather Service says the midweek storm brought a total of more than six inches of snow to the Pittsburgh area.
A Winter Weather Advisory does remain in effect for Cambria and Somerset counties through 10 p.m.