PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The latest round of winter weather brought varying totals of snow to western Pennsylvania, but more is on the way.
The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory ahead of the storm, which remained in effect through 7 a.m.
According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Ron Smiley, blowing snow will be a concern throughout the day as a cold front moves through. Chilly temperatures can be expected for the rest of the day as well. Afternoon temperatures are expected to be in the upper-20s.
Through noon Thursday, 3.5 inches of snow had been reported at the Pittsburgh International Airport. However, areas to the north are seeing higher accumulations. In Butler, 6.5 inches of snow had fallen.
Meteorologist Ron Smiley’s Forecast:
In Allegheny County, PennDOT had 65 trucks on the road along with another 22 rentals.
From the looks of the traffic this morning at the salt pile in Monroeville, the drivers were working hard.
With snow falling at a steady pace, crews were out salting and plowing as needed.
For the crew of Pro-Scapes Unlimited in Cranberry Township, more snow means more money.
Chuck Goulding said he has 10 accounts and multiple trucks.
“We started at 3 a.m. The snow was real heavy. We have been fighting it ever since, thought we were done and more pennies from heaven are coming down,” Goulding said.
Goulding’s employee Caterina Vittner is counting all those pennies as she shovels.
“I just came here for break until January, just to make some money to go back to college,” she said.
During a snowstorm, those wet, icy roads can be dangerous.
Yogi Misra found out the hard way when his car went over a slight hillside off New Texas Road in Plum Borough.
“At the curve, I hit ice and then on the grass on the side there was no traction and I just slid,” he said.
Motorists are still being advised to use caution on the roads.
Meanwhile, another system is expected to impact the area on Friday. Snow showers are expected to arrive around 4 p.m.
Smiley is calling for about an inch of accumulation along the Interstate 80 corridor, while Pittsburgh will see less.
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