Snow, cold temperatures in Pittsburgh region close schools

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As much as 5 inches of snow fell Thursday into Friday in parts of Allegheny County, complementing single-digit temperatures and wind chills below zero.

Some roads remained icy overnight as the cold temperatures interfered with the effectiveness of road salt. Some interior Pittsburgh neighborhoods were neither plowed nor salted.

A vehicle crash in the North Hills has affected as many as 500 West Penn Power customers, according to the company. A Penn Power outage map shows service interrupted at Grubbs Road near Yonder Hill Lane in McCandless. The power company expects to restore by noon.

PennDOT said HOV lanes will remain closed this morning and that crews aim to reopen them for the evening rush.

Pittsburgh Public Schools are closed today. A list of other closures and delays in our region from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news partner KDKA-TV can be found here.

Temperatures in the Pittsburgh area hovered around 8 degrees at 7 a.m., with a wind chill of 15 degrees below zero, said Lee Hendricks of the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh, based in Moon. Today's predicted high is 14 degrees with sun this afternoon.

Mount Washington recorded 5 inches of snow. Other snowfall totals in the region: 4.2 inches in Moon, 3 inches in Highland Park and Allison Park, 2 inches in Carnegie, 3.5 inches in Cranberry and in Latrobe, and 7 inches in Butler and Portersville.

First Published January 3, 2014 8:12 AM

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