Residents, Road Crews Making Final Preparations Ahead Of Storm
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — In Schenley Park on Saturday, it looked more like a spring day than the day before a giant snowstorm is supposed to hit.
“Are you sure about that? I’m sorry I can’t believe that it’s going to snow tomorrow,” said one person who was walking in the park. “We’ll see, wait and see.”
Don’t you wish denial would actually work to keep the white-outs away?
“We better believe it,” said Davinder Singh, of Squirrel Hill. “It’s coming, but at least we get a chance to have fun today.”
Score one for winter!
At area supermarkets like the Kuhn’s in Banksville, the usual suspects were flying off shelves.
“It’s been pretty crazy,” said Taylor Nagy, an employee. “I guess everyone’s stocking up for the snowstorm.”
“The essentials – the milk, the bread,” added one shopper.
Shoppers are basically professionals at this by now.
“We started around noon. We went to CostCo and spent about three hours there. Then, from there, we went to the Sam’s and we spent another two hours there,” said shopper Helen Ahamed. “I got blisters on both sides of my feet.”
Pittsburgh Public Works crews spent Saturday resting up. They’ll be be working round the clock once the snowflakes start to fall as this storm is slated to dump a lot of snow and fast.
“We’re going to have to stay on top of it quickly, so you are going to see streets that are going to be snow covered and a little slippery,” said Pittsburgh Public Works Director of Operations Guy Costa. “We want to remind folks to be very careful out there.”
Costa says normally the city uses anywhere from 40,000 to 42,000 ton of rock salt per winter. So far this winter, the city has used 57,000 ton of salt.