City Snow Removal Preparations Underway

PITTSBURGH, PA (December 15, 2020) With significant snowfall predicted for Wednesday and Thursday the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works is preparing for road salt treatments and plowing citywide. 

Forecasts are for snow to fall from approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday through 7 a.m. Thursday, with the heaviest accumulation expected Wednesday afternoon. 

Crews will begin treating streets with blue-tinted magnesium chloride salt tomorrow morning and will continue treating and plowing throughout the storm. 

DPW plans to have 75 trucks on the 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. daylight shift tomorrow, and extend crews through the afternoon shift from 2-10 p.m, when there will be 69 trucks available. Night crews will work from 10 p.m. through 7 a.m. Thursday. 

Motorists are advised to be especially careful during the Wednesday afternoon rush hour, and to only travel if necessary. 



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office