Winter Weather Advisory Remains In Effect Until 1 a.m. Friday

Drivers are advised to take it easy on the roadways throughout the day

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UPDATE as of 9:10 p.m. on Thursday, November 15th: The Winter Weather Advisory continues to be in effect until 1 a.m. on Friday morning. There will be a mix of snow, sleet, or freezing rain, causing dangerous road conditions. Snow accumation could be as much as 1 to 3 inches. 

 

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Many Pittsburghers woke up to slick steps and ice-covered cars Thursday morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday evening across much of the Pittsburgh area.

The morning mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to turn to just rain in the late morning/early afternoon and last through much of the day, but a high of only 35 expected drivers should be careful on the roadways throughout the day.

The rain will turn into snow late tonight with 1-3 inches possible making roads messy again for the Friday morning rush hour.

Most roads around Pittsburgh remained only wet during morning rush hour Thursday with a few patches of black ice reported.

Black ice and slick roads were reported further north in Butler and Lawrence Counties resulting in a few morning accidents.

PennDOT’s Angelo Pampena told the KDKA Radio Morning News crews sprayed brine on roadways Wednesday evening in anticipation of the frozen precipitation and will continue to treat highways as needed.

“Give our trucks some room because whether they’re shooting brine or putting down salt right now, they need some room so it doesn’t hit your cars,” said Pampena.

Another important thing to remember is that ice can form sooner on bridges, overpasses and ramps because they can be two to three degrees colder than roadways.

Stay with KDKA Radio for the latest weather, traffic and any school delays.

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