Huge chunks of ice that created navigation problems on the Allegheny River have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch.
Some Carrick residents will be without water for several hours as crews work to repair a large water main that burst this afternoon.
This has been a rough week for outdoor jobs in Pittsburgh. But it’s hard to imagine a more difficult task than working on steel beams, high above the ground.
Utility crews throughout the region have their work cut out for them as the extreme cold continues to pose challenges.
Power was knocked out Tuesday night for about two and a half hours in the Prospect Terrace housing development in East Pittsburgh, leaving residents to deal with the extreme cold without heat.
Mary Thompson is horribly cold. A towel wrapped around her head, a blanket around her body, her hands shaking violently from the cold.
A transmission tower stands silhouetted against a frosty sky. The sub-zero digits during this record-breaking cold are demanding a lot of juice to keep warm, especially with our neighbors in the northeast.
When Washington Township firefighters arrived on the scene of a house fire on Beech Road Tuesday morning, they had to deal with a house fully engulfed in flames, live wires on the ground and bitter cold temperatures.
Since Monday, operators at the City of Pittsburgh’s 311phone bank and Allegheny County’s 211 phone bank have been on standby to take calls from anyone in the area with a weather-related problem.
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat…” Well, “heat” is not the problem these days. But subzero temperatures and wind chill?
School districts throughout the region are weighing the decision whether to close, delay or open on time Wednesday morning.
A brick on a gas stove, the burner on high. This is heat in a Polish Hill apartment with no working furnace.
People are bracing for the next round of winter weather.
Local hospitals are already seeing the toll this bitter cold is taking on people, and we haven’t even felt the worst of it yet.
You think it’s cold here wait until you hear how cold it is for our neighbors to the north and what they are doing.