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.
UPMC Professor of Emergency Medicine gives tips and advice on how to avoid frostbite or hypothermia in these frigid temperatures.
Extreme cold and snow-covered roads continue to be big weather concerns across the area as temperatures continue to plummet.
With temperatures plummeting into the single digits in the Pittsburgh area, doctors say a combination of knowledge and common sense can go a long way to keeping you out of the emergency room.
Could something from the garden help PennDOT deal with the snow and cold temperatures on the roads?
It’s January, it’s winter, it’s western Pennsylvania, and so it’s no surprise that those two four letter words – S-N-O-W and C-O-L-D – are in the forecast with a potential for frostbite.