City Prepares for Expected Snow and Ice Storm

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 30, 2021) With significant snowfall predicted for Sunday and Monday, 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 1 a.m. Sunday through 11 p.m. Monday, with the heaviest accumulation expected Sunday afternoon. 

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

DPW plans to have over 50 trucks on the 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. shift tonight, salting roads in advance of the storm. Sunday daylight crews will continue work from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, when over 60 trucks will be available for salting and plowing. Additionally, crews will be out salting and shoveling City steps, sidewalks, and bridges. Crews will be in place around the clock salting and plowing until the storm has passed through the area. 

The City Snow Plow Tracker App will be activated tonight at 10 p.m. and throughout the storm.

Slippery road conditions should be expected on Sunday, as crews work through their routes. Motorists are advised to use caution when driving, especially on steep roads and narrow streets.  



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office