Sunday’s ice and snowstorm starts impacting roads right away
Traffic was impacted Sunday night as snow and ice accumulated across the region.
Allegheny County reported the following incidents on Twitter:
- South Negley Avenue was closed between Fair Oaks Street and Fifth Avenue in Pittsburgh because of icy conditions.
- A vehicle rollover was reported on Glenbury Street at Transport Street near Route 51 in the South Hills.
- There was a two-vehicle crash reported along Gibsonia Road at QSI Lane in West Deer.
- The Rachel Carson (Ninth Street) Bridge was closed between Duquesne Boulevard and Anderson Street due to ice. It reopened shortly after 8 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Moon Township issued a special weather alert at 6:40 p.m. for Allegheny, Westmoreland, Beaver and Washington counties, among others. Meteorologists said an area of heavy snow will affect several communities including Pittsburgh, Ross, Monroeville, Penn Hills, McCandless and Greensburg.
Meteorologist Shannon Hefferan said residents should expect up to 2 inches of snow through 9 a.m. Monday.
The overnight low will be about 29 degrees, she said.
Icy roads are possible as snow melts and refreezes.
Motorists should pay special attention to Interstates 70, 79 and 376 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to the alert.
Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, [email protected] or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.