In a whirl of wind, smoke and snow, firefighters descended on the 400-block of General Braddock Road in New Sewickley Township on Thursday morning.
Almost 10,000 people in western Pennsylvania are without power after high winds knocked down trees and power lines.
Severe weather is moving through parts of the area and causing some damage and flooding.
Summertime storms are just part of the hazard of hosting a mid-summer car paradise in the open air of Schenley Park.
It’s been a day of storm preps across the region from Westmoreland County to Allegheny County and everywhere in between.
While it’s uncertain just how much rain we’ll get, even just the risk of flooding spurs emergency crews to be proactive. They can’t afford to just watch and wait, so they create a plan of attack.
Winter has come to Pittsburgh. Cold temperatures, gusty winds and even some snow – it has all arrived just as the holiday weekend gets underway.
Authorities are blaming bursts of fierce winds for bringing down power lines and causing at least three transformers to explode in the area on Monday evening.
The National Weather Service will inspect damage today in Eighty Four, Washington County, after strong storms blew through the area on Thursday afternoon.
A day of hot temperatures was capped off by severe storms.
With some snow in the forecast, crews were out pre-treating the roads Sunday evening with salt and gravel. But for some residents, the damage was already done when this afternoon’s high winds knocked down power lines. Many were left without electricity as temperatures plummeted.
High winds and saturated soil are being blamed for several trees falling down and causing damage to property around the area Monday night.
Another round of severe weather is set to move through the area late this afternoon and into this evening.
A family became trapped inside their home in the Pittsburgh’s Marhall-Shadeland neighborhood Sunday afternoon after high winds sent a tree crashing into some power lines.
The gusty winds have kept power crews working all weekend to restore service.