PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Road crews in the Pittsburgh are ready for snow overnight and into Tuesday.
PennDot trucks were loading up with salt in Collier Township, and drivers got orders to put plows on them Monday evening.READ MORE: Cooking With Rania: Seafood Pasta
“We’re going to have full crews out tonight,” said Steve Cowan from PennDot. “This is going to be the first big snow storm of the year.”
The heaviest snowfall may come right as people are heading to work Tuesday morning.
“That’s the worst time. A weekday during rush hour is always difficult for motorists,” said Cowan. “You have to remember when you’re stuck in traffic, our trucks are stuck in traffic.”PTL Links: Jan. 19, 2022
That said, PennDot will do as much pre-treating of the roads as it can.
The lack of snow so far this winter has resulted in a bountiful supply of salt. Allegheny County Public Works reports having more than 8,000 tons available.
This time last year, they had used about 4,300 tons. So far this winter, only about 1,500.
PennDot has now unveiled a way for you to see exactly where plow trucks are. The site 511pa.com tracks the trucks much the way the city of Pittsburgh does now.MORE NEWS: Free COVID-19 Tests Provided By Federal Government Available Now, Some Issues Reported
“We’ll have forty plus trucks here in Allegheny County where motorists can go on to the website and actually see where the trucks are at in their routes,” said Cowan.