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Fallowfield Ave. Neighbors Fear Repeat Of Icy Conditions

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — With snow, sleet and freezing rain in the forecast setting the stage for possibly tricky driving conditions, people in two local neighborhoods are concerned.

On Fallowfield Avenue in Beechview, Grace Caracci says the last thing she wants is a repeat of what happened two weeks ago. Ice turned the street into a skating rink.

The damage to two of her vehicles totaled more than $11,000.

A few doors down in the 1600-block of Fallowfield Avenue, Dave Durler decided not to park his Jeep in front of his house and parked at the bottom of the hill for safety reasons.

People who live on the steep, narrow streets of Mission and Sterling in the South Side Slopes are also worried about the weather.

Nikki Heckmann lives off Mission Street. She is a full-time student and has a full-time job. Walking on icy roads is especially tough.

For its part, the city of Pittsburgh issued a phase one winter weather emergency alert which means road crews will be working extra hours to keep roads safe.

The city’s warming centers are on alert for opening if there are power outages.

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