City Issues Phase 1 Alert As Snow Starts To Fall
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The salt trucks are ready to roll as another round of wintry weather is on the way.
The city of Pittsburgh is enacting its snow emergency removal plan, to keep the roads clear.
KDKA Meteorologist Dennis Bowman is calling for one to three inches of snow for the Pittsburgh area today.
The most active time period will be late morning through the afternoon hours, resulting in a slick evening rush hour.
In parts of Greene and Fayette Counties and northern West Virginia, three to five inches of snow can be expected.
The higher ridges to the southeast, including Garrett County, Md. and Preston and Tucker Counties in West Virginia, can expect a general four to eight inches. The highest ridge tops will get about 10 inches.
High temperatures will reach the low to mid 30s and snow will diminish to flurries for the evening and overnight hours.
As a result, the Pittsburgh Department of Public Works has issued a Phase 1 Snow Warning Alert.
Crews will be working 12-hour shifts with the bigger trucks taking care of the major roads and smaller trucks patrolling the secondary roads.
The objective is to have all the roads clear within 12 to 24 hours of the beginning of the storm
The new phase system came after criticism for how the city responded to last year’s massive snow storms.