PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An icy mix of weather made for a slick morning commute Monday, and now snow could be on the way for the evening commute.
Several accidents were reported due to icy conditions on roadways.READ MORE: Thousands To Be Vaccinated At Western Pennsylvania's Largest Single-Day Clinic
A freezing rain advisory was issued for the area overnight into Monday.
In the Greenfield area, a public works employee was injured after sliding into a pole.
The employee’s truck started sliding on Lilac Street hitting the pole, as she got out of the truck she slipped and hit her head.
She was transported to Mercy Hospital.
Officials want to remind people that the sidewalks are extremely icy and to use caution if you’re going to be walking anywhere.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Are Relief Payments Bad For The Economy?
“When you come out of your house, be very careful, you’ll see a lot of slip and falls, remind people to be careful when they go out to walk their pets, but when rain continues to come down, they do freeze over,” Guy Costa with Public Works said.
City Works crews are working at full capacity, salting major streets first.
Pittsburgh International Airport reported that 9 departing flights and two arrivals had been cancelled due to the weather.
A water main break on Route 51 and Maytide slowed the commute in Overbrook.
Forecasters say freezing rain should transition over to all rain before possibly transitioning back over to snow this afternoon or evening.MORE NEWS: Law Enforcement Surround Home In Burgettstown, Man Eventually Taken Into Custody
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