PITTSBURGH, PA (January 6, 2015) - The City of Pittsburgh Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during this morning's winter weather event.
Crews began pre-treating roads late last night in anticipation of a winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service at 2:33 a.m. The forecast called for between 1-3 inches for the Pittsburgh region and is in effect until 1:00 p.m. today.
At the start of the snow event, approximately 3:00 a.m., 37 vehicles were dispatched throughout the city. Starting at 6:00 a.m., 70 total vehicles (approximately 12 per division) were dispatched to continue to treat primary, secondary and tertiary routes.
At this time, all primary and secondary roads have been treated with a salt/liquid calcium mix. In lower temperatures, liquid calcium is a more effective treatment than just salt alone. Plowing is being done intermittently throughout the city where accumulations on the roads have neared 3 inches.
Crews will be working all day to continue to treat and clear secondary and tertiary routes. Public Works Director Mike Gable has advised that the 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. work shift could be extended if additional support is necessary. Afternoon crews will be on hand to prepare for another winter weather event expected overnight tonight.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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