Pittsburghers Cope With Latest Snowfall

By Ralph Iannotti

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Allegheny County Port Authority stopped bus service at 10 p.m. Monday due to poor weather and travel conditions.

Also, the Mon Incline is temporarily shut down because of the nasty weather and the “T” light rail service is operating with a slight delay.

The rain that had been falling earlier today, changed over to snow by mid-afternoon, and while snow was in the forecast, it still seems to have caught a lot of people off guard.

Pittsburgh Public Works Director Rob Kaczorowski told KDKA-TV that Monday was Presidents Day which meant a lot of people had the day off from work.

“It hurt, too, because we had a skeleton crew out, blue collar people were off today, so we had to call people in to work the holiday, when it started to snow,” he said.

Robin Everett of Stanton Heights is worried about tomorrow morning’s commute. She says it takes so long to get into town in the morning and when it snows it just makes driving into town that much more uncomfortable.

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  • Annette Hessom

    9-1/2 inches of snow in Allegheny Township and counting!!!!

  • Angry Traveler

    I just saw your commentary about hti sstorm and PennDot. I live between buffalo and Syracuse and I can tell you that this snow was nothing and if PennDot knew how to deal with it, there would have been no problems at all on the roads. I come down here often and do not understand why the road crews do no put their plows down and clear the snow. All I see then is drive around. This storm started before the rush hour and if they placed salt down at 4 PM and PLOWED the snow shortly after, they would have beat the storm! might I suggest that your road crew spend some time in upstate NY and see how its done

    Angry Traveler

    • Peggy

      I am a native Ny-er too. Ballston spa! I agre with you. Ihave lived in Pa for 20 years and It truelly is the Pitts for snow plowing. They need some lessons from NY!

  • Jodi

    I agree with Angry Traveler….I’m from Illinois, originally Chicago, and I’m STUNNED at how streets are never salted or plowed early on. Why does the city wait until the last flake has fallen before doing anything about it? And why do people here, if they salt at all, put salt ON TOP of the snow?

  • Janice

    City employees didn;t have the day off. City services were normal. What went wrong? What are you talking about “skeleton crew”?

  • meliison

    Skeleton crew ? Services here are pitiful. Very poor civic planning, pathetic, in fact.

  • dottie

    my husband just got home from cranberry where he works and we live in plum. roads have not been touched at all.

  • Al Bundy

    Polk High.

  • Cait

    If, you are familiar with Pittsburgh… I went from Edgewood, to Monroeville, on the Turnpike, to Harmarville. I did not see ONE salt truck out, and those are ALL main roads. Did I mention that I was traveling for TWO hours?? It usually takes me 20 mins. How could I be out for 2 hours and not see ONE salt truck. Explain that one to me Penndot

  • Lisa Tressler

    I live in New Kensington and I have seen one PennDott truck, and it is now 4am. Oh, and might I add that I have only seen one. It seems like PennDott is not being held responsible for their poor excuse for service. I can remember the days when 2ft of snow was nothing. How is it that PennDott can’t handle 4 inches and other areas handle up to 2ft?? Explain that PennDott!

    • Mr. Snow Miser

      I agree. The roads were in much better shape during the terrible winters of the 1970s.


    I am definately in the wrong career. I should have been a Meteorologist. Where else can you be wrong the majority of the time and still have job security. The forecasters here in Pittsburgh are a joke. No matter what the season is, they find a way to mislead the general public.

  • Geralt

    Nomination to Darwin Awards: Closing Fort Pitt Tunnel on the outlet. You get in, get stuck for two hours and you can repeat if you want after being turned around. Brilliant!

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