Snow; Frigid Temps Make For Difficult Morning Commute

First day of February one of the worst morning commutes in awhile

Larry Richert and John Shumway
February 01, 2019 - 10:50 am

Andrew Limberg

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Overnight snow since about 2 a.m. has made for a slow and dangerous commute Friday morning.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 5 p.m. An inch or two of snow is expected around the city before it wraps up in the early afternoon.

While a large amount of snow hasn’t fallen in Pittsburgh AccuWeather’s Elliot Abrams says the type of snow we got is the culprit for the bad roads.

“It’s a very powdery snow and when it compresses it also gets very slippery sort of like graphite and so that makes it very slippery.”

In addition, with temperatures being so low, the initial snow fall hit the roads and turned to ice.

Abrams says Pittsburgh is right on the edge of the storm.

“We’re right at the edge of where they’re getting 4, 5, 6 inches of snow just to the south and where they’re getting hardly anything to the north so we can get another couple of inches before the (storm) finally winds up.”

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