Road Crews Deal With Overnight Snow, Minimal Salt
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As Pittsburgh hunkers down for another round of snow, steps are being taken to stretch dwindling supplies of rock salt.
Pittsburgh Operations Director Guy Costa says the city had deliveries of 500 tons of salt today, and 500 tons of anti-skid mix.
Costa, who says another salt shipment is expected tomorrow, told reporters that hills and curves, along with main roads will be priority overnight.
The Port Authority says it will plow Park & Ride lots, but, because of the scarcity of salt, it won’t salt them, instead it will salt the bus ways.
The Port Authority’s Jim Ritchie said light transit vehicles may run on the “T” all night tonight, to prevent ice buildup on the overhead lines.
KDKA’s Kym Gable spent some time in several Westmoreland County communities Monday Night.
Many, including Hempfield Township, have put voluntary travel restrictions in place due to limited salt supplies.
Hempfield’s advisory expires at 1 p.m. Tuesday.
In nearby Southwest Greensburg Borough, the Volunteer fire department is digging out fire hydrants buried in mounds of snow. They’re using their Facebook and Twitter sites to alert residents and ask for help
Julia Mirek, who got off the “T” in Dormont tonight said with a grin, “We live in Pittsburgh, so we have to expect it.”
Maggie Kielburger of Dormont said she’s had it.
Kielburger said she hates the winter weather, and she wants to move to California, adding she wished it would stop snowing after Christmas.