Predawn snow showers cause slick roads near Pittsburgh
A burst of early-morning snow coated the Boulevard of the Allies near Point Park University around 4:30 a.m.
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Though little accumulation was expected overnight, a line of lake-effect snow showers moved across Allegheny County in the predawn hours and coated highways, secondary roads and city streets in Pittsburgh.
But there is at least some good news for commuters in the city: the Mon Wharf is open to parking this morning after being closed yesterday by a flood threat.
Weather radar showed only a small area of snow, but the city, parts of Beaver and Washington counties to the west and Westmoreland County to the east were receiving some accumlation before 5 a.m.
In Pittsburgh and suburban areas, PennDOT trucks were treating major highways, but secondary roads and streets had a small coverage of snow, enough to make slippery travel.
The National Weather Service said scattered snow showers should diminish by 9 a.m. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with a high in the low 30s and northwest wind from 9 to 14 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent. A total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
For the latest advisories, watches and warnings, visit the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh website.
First Published January 18, 2013 5:04 am