PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It was a white start to the Halloween weekend for motorists in parts of Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.
Many local roads were slick and snow-covered Saturday, especially during the early morning hours of the day.
On a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County, there were at least six vehicle accidents before 10 a.m. The State Farm Safety Patrol was inundated with calls.
“[The] biggest problem is people didn’t want to slow down,” State Police Trooper Christopher Rossi told KDKA’s Kym Gable. “They just weren’t slowing down, and we got inundated with reportable crashes this morning.”
A Winter Storm Warning was also issued for Cambria and Somerset Counties through Saturday evening.
And even though we were warned it was coming, the abrupt change caught a lot of folks unprepared.
No, I’m not ready,” Brittani Goerner, of Penn-Trafford, said of the snow. “Not at all.”
A morning of scraping and shoveling has now given way to a chilly weekend of trick or treating for some local communities.
“This is crazy, absolutely crazy,” added Amy McCabe, of North Huntington. “It’s so wet and it’s not stopping.”