By David Highfield

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Public Works has some trucks loaded with salt, some with sand and some with equipment to close roads in advance of a storm expected dump heavy rain in the area and produce high winds.

Director Rob Kaczorowski says crews spent the day Friday checking areas for the rain water to drain.

“We’re prepared for a little bit of everything,” he said, as he watched radar and storm charts.

“We’re out checking as many catch basins as we could to make sure they were cleared and open and able to take water,” Kaczorowski said.

Todd Myers from West Penn Power says heavy rain and high wind can be a one-two punch.
“That makes the ground soft and pine trees and other trees start to blow over when the root-ball gets all wet,” he said.

Pittsburgh International Airport is prepared to shelter planes that may have to be diverted here because of the storm.

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