Snow Takes Rush Out Of Rush Hour

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) – The snow started falling just in time to bring last night’s rush hour traffic to a crawl; and drivers can expect more slow-going for the morning commute.

The snow brought traffic on Interstate 79 to a stop yesterday at several points in the South Hills and into Washington County.

While numerous accidents were reported, most of them were minor.

Police had to shut down Forest Grove Road in Robinson Township after two vehicles crashed head-on. Two people were injured in the accident.

Dennis Maffei, from Pine Ridge Landscaping, clears snow away for businesses, but had trouble traveling between jobs.

“The roads are treacherous, real bad,” said Maffei. He also said he was stuck in the same spot for more than an hour near Southpointe.

Mike Buczkowski of Penn Hills said the key is to drive smart, but as for the condition of the roads, he said, “They’re awful!”

PennDOT said they are concentrating on primary routes. They have all crews out and hope to keep the primary roads passable for this morning’s commute.

  • Haley lutz

    Maybe u should really focus everywhere even in smaller towns like manor westmoreland cty. snow has yet 2 slow up as predicted and rds are horrific.

  • Bob

    Attention yuppies in your 4WD overpriced vehicles “4WD is not 4 wheel stop” slow down there are other people on the roads besides you.

    • lauren d cosgrove

      It’s people like you bob that can’t drive in the snow that cause accidents

    • Lauren

      @Bob – yes it is true, people go overboard in the snow thinking they can because they have SUVs/Trucks. However, the labeling of people was unnecessary.

      @Lauren D Cosgrove – Let’s face it, there are a lot of people who cannot drive in the snow.

  • Jason

    @Bob – why figure it’s just yuppies, its rednecks, and pretty much everyone else, probably your own judgmental self as well.

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