Icy Roads Make Driving Treacherous

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It was slow going for many drivers and walkers Monday morning, as local roads and sidewalks turned into slippery slopes thanks to freezing rain.

The area received up to a third of an inch of ice, which made it difficult for PennDot to keep up with de-icing the streets.

Ice sent many cars out of control on Morrowfield Avenue in Squirrel Hill. One fender bender was caught on tape by KDKA-TV cameras.


Pittsburgh Public Works director Rob Kaczorowski says they started prepping and pre-treating streets around 10 p.m. Sunday, but their hard work went down the drain as the freezing rain continued to fall.

“Unfortunately with the amount of precipitation that came down, it washed all the work away.” Kaczoroski said.

Side roads and some hills like Lemington Avenue became unsafe, one vehicle slammed into the hillside, another driver abandoned their car on the side of the street.

Walking was also no easy feat.

Pittsburgh Public Works says they are now preparing for the next bout of snow, as well as landslides that may come from the rain.

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