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Pittsburghers Battle Icy Conditions, Up To 8 Inches Of Snow In Forecast

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An icy sidewalk in Pittsburgh's Stanton Heights neighborhood.

The Pittsburgh region and much of western Pennsylvania are expected to get freezing rain and heavy snow heading into Monday and extending into Tuesday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 1 a.m. Monday until 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Pittsburgh could see as much as 8 inches of snow.

Freezing rain began assaulting Pittsburgh Saturday night and left behind hazardous conditions Sunday morning.

“Public Works had 16 salt trucks deployed overnight, and we have not received many reports of issues on county-owned roadways. However, we encourage drivers to stay home this morning, if possible, and those who decide to travel should be extra cautious and on the lookout for slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses,” Pittsburgh Public Works Director Stephen G. Shanley said in a statement.

Sarah Kovash previously worked as a web producer for KDKA-TV, as a freelance journalist for the Valley News Dispatch covering local government throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley and at NPR station KPBS in San Diego.
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