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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for most of Friday.
Expect freezing rain and ice accumulations of about a tenth of an inch on Friday in the Cranberry area. That's the word from the National Weather Service. It issued a winter weather advisory that is in effect from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The freezing rain is expected to begin between 6 and 8 a.m. and end between 1 and 3 p.m. The National Weather Service warns of hazardous travel conditions because of ice-covered roads. Winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph are also forecast. A winter weather advisory means freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Use our interactive map to find out how the roads are in and around your neighborhood.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh is forecasting several inches of snow Friday afternoon, and road conditions are deteriorating. Click on "view larger map" for an interactive look at how the roads are where you live. Then click on the blue camera icon to see live pictures from traffic cameras. Map Legend: Let Patch know how the roads are where you live in the comments box below. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Duquesne Light reported 4,500 power outages, but that number decreased to 127 by Saturday morning.
Western Pennsylvania residents awoke to a coating of snow Saturday morning as a mild winter transformed into a "real" winter to show us that it is still February, after all. Strong winds that moved into the area Friday disrupted power and toppled trees. As of 7:30 a.m., Duquesne Light reported 127 customers were without power, down from the initial 4,500 scattered outages in Allegheny and Beaver counties. Customers will see power restored by Saturday afternoon, according to Duquesne Light spokesman Joseph H. Vallarian. The National Weather Service forecasts scattered areas of snow showers will continue to move southeast across the region into the afternoon. "In heavier snow showers, a quick coating to one-half inch will make untreated …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Travel could be difficult because of blowing snow and strong wind gusts.
The National Weather Service has extended the winter weather advisory in effect for southwestern Pennsylvania until 1 p.m. Sunday. An accumulation of up to another two inches of snow is forecast as snow showers continue through the morning, the weather service stated in an 8:56 a.m. announcement. Blowing snow will reduce visibility and create hazardous travel conditions. Winds from the west will be at around 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. The high temperature is expected to reach 24 degrees. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for the Cranberry area: Today: Snow showers likely and areas of blowing snow before noon, then patchy blowing snow and scattered snow showers between noon and 4 p.m., then a slight chance of snow …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The area is under a winter weather advisory from 7 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Now might be the time to head to Giant Eagle to stock up on toilet paper, milk and salt. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for counties north and west of Pittsburgh, including Butler County. The advisory is in effect from 7 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. Forecasters are calling for 3 to 5 inches of snow tonight through Saturday morning. Hazardous travel conditions are expected because of snow and ice covered roads. Today’s high temperature will be around 25 degrees. If you commute to downtown Pittsburgh for work, you may also want to keep an eye on the roads. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Allegheny County from 7 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. The warning is in effect …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Three to 6 inches of snow is possible.
While it wasn’t a white Christmas – and snow predictions for last week didn’t pan out – the New Year may get off to a snowy start. In the wake of a strong cold front, the Cranberry area is under a winter weather advisory through Monday. The National Weather Service has issued the warning from 7 a.m. Monday to 4 p.m Tuesday for Butler, Lawrence, Armstrong and Indiana counties. Snow accumulation of 3 to 6 inches is possible through Monday night. Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph could cause blowing snow and add to travel difficulties, according to a statement from the National Weather Service. The snow flurries that began falling Sunday night should increase in intensity into Monday evening, according to the weather service. Northwest winds will …
Monday, December 26, 2011
Cranberry’s road warriors look forward to trying out their new winter weapon.
Western Pennsylvania traditionally has two seasons per year—bad weather and construction season. The transitions usually take place early in November and April. So far at least, 2011’s weather has been kind to Cranberry. Temperatures have been mild, snowfall has been miniscule and black ice is rare. Construction season continues to linger on, notably throughout the Wexford flats area on Route 19. At least for the record, that’s fine. No public official wants to be quoted saying he or she would love to see winter’s fury arrive with its blizzards, drifts, ice storms and bone-chilling cold. In any other year, that sentiment would go double for Bob Howland, Cranberry’s road crew director, and the employees who work alongside him on the …
Sunday, November 6, 2011
More than 2,200 trucks are ready to roll to keep roads passable in winter weather.
With the colder weather on the way, PennDOT’s final winter preparations are being made, and more than 2,200 trucks and 5,400 operators will be ready to tackle winter’s worst. “Overall, PennDOT plows nearly 40,000 miles of roadways, about the same number of miles maintained by New York, New Jersey and all the New England states combined, making ours the largest system in a major snow-belt,” State Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “With this huge number of miles, our primary goal must be to keep roads passable, not necessarily completely free of ice and snow.” Interstates and expressways are PennDOT’s primary focus during storms, and equipment may be redirected to these routes during significant winter events. During heavier …
Friday, March 11, 2011
How many more weeks is it until spring again?
March showed it could still roar like a lion today as Cranberry residents woke up to a winter wonderland. The weather also caused a two-hour delay for the Seneca Valley School District. The township pre-school also is running on a modified schedule and trash collection in Cranberry has been delayed by one day. But, it could have been worse. The area did not get as much snow as expected overnight. “It looks like it went more north than forecasted. Originally, the weather service was calling for 6 inches,” said Jason Daily, Cranberry’s director of public works. “I think we ended up with 2 inches locally.” Daily said crews began clearing the roads early Friday morning. “The roads are in pretty good condition,” he said. “It primarily was wet …