Weather service advises of possible slippery roads in southwestern Pa.
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Widespread slippery road conditions across much of southwestern Pennsylvania prompted the National Weather Service to issue a special weather statement around 9 a.m. for Pittsburgh and surrounding counties.
Residents of counties from Greene in the southwest to Washington, Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Clarion and Jefferson in the northeast were being advised of the potential of slick spots on highways. Light snow since around dawn has caused a small accumlation, and with temperatures hovering near freezing, untreated pavement was becoming slick.
Other areas covered by the special weather statement included all of the West Virginia panhandle and northern counties.
A winter weather advisory has been posted for Preston and Tucker counties in West Virginia, and Garrett County in Maryland. Those higher-elevation areas could see as much as 4 inches of snow.
Travelers heading farther east should be cautious. A storm is expected to leave 3 inches of snow or more in parts of eastern Pennsylvania. In central Pennsylvania, two to four inches at higher elevations could fall.
For the latest conditions and forecast, visit the Post-Gazette's weather page.
First Published November 27, 2012 5:50 am