Armstrong, Westmorland Residents Digging Out After Latest Snow
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The snow came fast and heavy overnight and into this morning, and then in a lot of places, it was gone as quickly as it came.
Some areas saw more than others. And a few really unlucky places are dealing with more than a foot.
When John Peters sees snow in the forecast, he knows he will have a long day of work ahead.
KDKA’s Trina Orlando Reports:
The owner of the Churchfield Funeral Home in New Kensington said he spent more than five hours clearing snow, and he was still not done.
“Started with my other funeral home, in-laws, my house and here, and I’m going to go do a couple more sidewalks,” he said. “Hopefully the snow plow will come and do my parking lot.”
In nearby Arnold, Mike Goedicke shoveled by hand. His car, like many, got plowed in.
“It has to be done,” he said.” I’ve got a family, I have to get out. If I don’t get out then I can’t feed the family or put diapers on my kids, but it’ll get done, eventually.
KDKA’s Trina Orlanda couldn’t help but ask him though, why he wasn’t wearing a coat in the chilly weather?
“It’s beautiful. I love this weather,” Goedicke added. “If it could stay like this all year round, I’d be in heaven.”
For many, the cold and snow isn’t so enjoyable. They’re hoping the saying holds true, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
“I was ready a couple months ago on the last big snowfall we had. So I’m about ready to put this thing away,” Peters said of his snow blower.
KDKA Radio’s Bill Rehkopf interviews Seven Springs Mountain Resort’s Ann Weltz:
Meanwhile, parts of Armstrong County also saw the snow pile up. But then, sunshine got the melting process underway quickly.
Leechburg got more than a foot, and crews with West Penn Power were dealing with a number of outages across the area.
The storm also put Armstrong County’s brand new 911 center to the test.
KDKA’s Mary Robb Jackson Reports:
It was the first day in their new building.
“With this transition, we haven’t had any issues or hiccups right now in the system,” said Randall Broszenick, of Armstrong County Emergency Operations.
All emergency calls are being routed through the new center. They say everything went smoothly.