PITTSBURGH, PA (November 30, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works is preparing for forecasted snowfall on Tuesday.
DPW is bringing in extra staffing to work the 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. night shift this evening, which will allow for 55 trucks to work overnight spreading magnesium chloride blue-tinted salt on road surfaces. Some of those employees will join the regular 6 a.m. Tuesday daylight shift to keep treating streets through the day.
Should temperatures drop and icy conditions persist, staffing could be boosted through 6 p.m. Tuesday, and through the Tuesday-Wednesday night shift to keep treating streets.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.