Snow totals start piling up ahead of a long night – WPXI
PITTSBURGH— TRACK THE SNOW USING OUR INTERACTIVE RADAR HERE.
UPDATE 8:15 p.m.: 175 people are without power in Lawrenceville, according to Duquesne Light’s outage map.
UPDATE 20:00: Here is the full list of vehicle restrictions in Pennsylvania:
Tier 4: All Utility Vehicles
I-99: PA Tollway to I-80
I-80: OH Line to I-99
I-76 PA Turnpike: Cranberry to Breezewood
Level 3: All commercial vehicles without chains or ATD on board
I-86: I-90 to NY line
I-70: I-79 to
I-90: OH line to NY line
I-70: PA Turnpike to MD Line
I-79: I-80 to end of I-79
Level 2: empty and loaded tandem trailers without chains or ATD on board
I-79: WV line to I-80
I-283: PA Tollway to I-83
I-279: PA 28 to I-79
I-81: MD line to NY line
I-376: I-80I-78: I-81 to NJ line
I-376: I-279 to PA Turnpike
I-70: PA Turnpike to OH Line to I-79
I-80: I-99 to NJ line
I-676: I-76 to NJ line
I-176: PA Turnpike to US 422
I-579: I-376 to I-279
I-295: PA Turnpike to NJ Line
I-180: US 15 to I-80
I-84: I-81 to NY line
I-83: MD Line to I-81
I-380: I-80 to I-81
I-76: PA Turnpike to NJ Line
I-476: I-95 to Turnpike 476
I-95: DE line to NJ line
I-476 PA Turnpike: Pocono to Clarks Summit
I-95 PA Turnpike: I-276 line to NJ
I-76 PA Turnpike: Gateway (Ohio Connection) to Cranberry
I-76 PA Turnpike: Breezewood to Valley Forge
I-376 PA Turnpike: New Castle to PA 51/Chippewa
I-576 PA Turnpike: I-376 to I-79
I-476 PA Turnpike: Mid County to Pocono
I-276 PA Turnpike: Valley Forge Connector to I-95
PA 33: I-78 to I-80
PA 66 Turnpike: US 119 / I-70 to US 22 / Blairsville
PA 43 Turnpike: WV Line to PA 51 Jefferson Hills
US 22: I-78 to the New Jersey state line
UPDATE 7:30 p.m.: A break in the snow later in the night, around 10 p.m., could give road crews some time to catch up.
UPDATE 7:10 p.m.: I-376 East was reopened after a crash. PennDOT advises drivers to exercise caution on the roadway.
UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: An accident was reported on I-376 Westbound before Carnegie.
UPDATE 6:50 p.m.: I-376 Eastbound is closed between the Monroeville (exit 80) and Penn Hills (exit 81) exits. PennDOT says emergency personnel are on the scene to assist with the crash.
UPDATE 6:35 p.m.: Eastbound I-376 is still closed due to a tractor-trailer blocking all lanes.
UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: I-80 was moved to a Level 4 restriction. This means only emergency responders should be on I-80 until the restriction is lifted.
I-376 eastbound at Rodi Road is experiencing delays due to a stuck tractor-trailer.
UPDATE 5:45 p.m.: The snow begins to stick to the roads of the city of Pittsburgh.
UPDATE 5:35 p.m.: PennDOT has reduced speeds on Route 28 north and south. All vehicles must travel 45 miles per hour and commercial vehicles must use the right lane only, from exit 1A in Allegheny County to US 422 exit in Armstrong County.
UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: PennDOT has reduced speed to 45 miles per hour on I-70 in Washington and Westmoreland counties and on I-79 in Greene and Westmoreland counties. Commercial vehicles must use the right lane only.
Pittsburgh Public Safety is urging residents to avoid unnecessary travel.
UPDATE 5:25 p.m.: PennDOT has temporarily placed Level 3 restrictions on I-70, east of I-79 in Westmoreland and Washington counties.
UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Our 11 News team in Bethel Park says snow is falling and impacting visibility. Snow sticks to roads in some areas, but busy roads are just wet.
Winter weather reduced speeds on I-79 North between the West Virginia State Line and exit 116B to I-80 West toward Sharon. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 miles per hour and commercial vehicles must use the right lane only.
UPDATE 17:00: Washington County sees a smooth coating on roads, parking lots, and untreated sidewalks.
UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: An accident on 376 N near Camp Horne Rd causes delays. Vehicles approaching the scene have difficulty stopping.
UPDATE 4:50 p.m.: Allegheny County 911 is experiencing an increase in traffic collisions. County officials say the roads are slippery.
UPDATE 4:34 p.m.: Heavy, wet snow is starting to fall all over our viewing area.
UPDATE 4:30 p.m.: A winter speed and vehicle restriction has been put in place on US-22 East and West from the US 119 North — Indiana exit in Indiana County to the PA 75 — Port Royal exit in Juniata County.
UPDATE 4:00 PM: Freezing rain causes frigid conditions in Uniontown. Pay attention.
UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: PennDOT is temporarily restrict tier 2 vehicles on the following roads:
Interstates 79, 376 (Parkways East and West), 279 (Parkway North) and 579
Interstate 376 (Beaver Valley Highway)
Interstates 79 and 376
UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: The Mayor of Bethel Park has declared a snow emergency for the Municipality of Bethel Park and urges residents to take the following immediate actions:
· Move vehicles to your driveway.
· Keep garbage cans off the street. Please note that due to weather conditions, garbage collection may be delayed.
· Make sure cell phones and computers are charged.
· Please check on elderly neighbors.
· And, if possible, stay off the roads. Public Works clears the roads and will continue to do so until the roads are safe for travel.
UPDATE 3:10 p.m.: PennDOT is temporarily restrict Tier 2 vehicles on I-70 and I-79 in southwestern Pennsylvania.
UPDATE 15:00: Snow has started to fall in western Pennsylvania.
We have checked with Pittsburgh International Airport and will keep you posted on any flight delays.
From now on, Tier 2 Vehicle Restrictions are in effect for the following roads:
- All freeways south of Interstate 80 except Interstate 80
- PA Turnpike I-76 (Mainline) from the Ohio border to Cranberry (exit 28), then from Breezewood (exit 161) to the New Jersey border, including all western extensions;
- PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) from I-276 to I-80;
- US 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey border;
- Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.
A winter storm is expected to deliver several inches of snow to western Pennsylvania Sunday through Monday. There are many quiet hours left over the weekend to prepare for the winter storm before it arrives in the second half of the day on Sunday. Confidence increases in timing and impacts.
Download the Severe Weather Team 11 app to stay up to date on the track and expected totals of this storm.
FULL LIST: Pittsburgh-area school and business closures and delays
Snow will move into our southern region Sunday afternoon. Coverage will increase throughout the evening. Widespread snow will fall Sunday evening with heavy snow at times. If you must travel on the roads from Sunday evening to Monday morning, be careful of snowy and icy roads. Snowfall can reduce visibility, making travel dangerous. Snow cover lessens after sunrise Monday with persistent snow showers fading as the day progresses.
WATCH: Live updates on major snowfall heading our way
Below is a map showing the latest forecast for snow totals.
Limit your exposure to the cold and bring your pets inside. Winds will be strong on Monday, gusting westerly to 30 mph. Wind chills will be in teenagers.
RELATED: Allegheny County Public Works prepares to treat roads during snow storm
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