PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The cold and snowy weather forced the mayor’s inauguration to move inside.
The mayor’s transition team had no choice given the conditions today with snow falling and a Wind Chill Warning in effect.
The mayor and his staff spent the weekend checking out their offices at the City County Building, but the decision to move inside was made on Friday.
That decision was made when it became clear temperatures would be dangerously cold at the time of the event
The 2,500 people who were already given tickets in advance for the inauguration will be accommodated at Heinz Hall. There will be a limited number allowed in beyond that due to space limitations.
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said this will be an exciting day for the City of Pittsburgh
“Other than the cold, Bill Peduto taking office will warm our hearts. I think there’s a lot of excitement in the city right now and in the region in general. This is a new day for the City of Pittsburgh, our 60th mayor and I can’t think of anybody that’s more ready to hit the ground running than Bill Peduto,” Fitzgerald said.
There will be road closures on Penn, Third and Fourth Avenues in addition to parking restrictions in the area starting at 9 a.m.
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