Robert Smith, of Weirton , W.Va., shovels snow before dawn from a driveway along Jordan Drive in Bethel Park.
Mother Nature missed her mark by several hours if she had been aiming to provide a region-wide White Christmas for southwestern Pennsylvania.
Snow began falling overnight, providing slippery roadways for commuters early Thursday morning. Some areas of Pittsburgh and its immediate suburbs received as much as two inches by dawn with perhaps another inch on its way before noon.
Most major roadways near the city were slushy and wet in the predawn hours, though there were areas in which snow was lying on the pavement. Ssecondary roads remained mostly covered with snow.
School closings were not an issue because of holiday vacations.
The Public Parking Authority of Pittsburgh said the Mon Wharf will reopen Friday after cleanup from recent flooding has been completed.
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