PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Maintaining roads can be one of the more challenging factors as snow covers the ground overnight and the Allegheny County Department of Public Works knows it well.
Experience is knowledge, and Allegheny County Public Works Manager Stephen Shanley said they’ve had a lot going because road maintenance has improved over the winter.
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Crews were working hard on Saturday when it snowed overnight and they made sure the roads were clear.
Shanley said the county had 34 plows and salt trucks spanning hundreds of miles by 10:00 a.m
“Majority [the] The roads are clear and passable in Allegheny County, we’ve handled 360 miles of roads,” he explains.
In Carnegie, however, residents say Shanley’s claims have no merit.
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Craig Szerejko said: “Not bad, they’re okay, they’re okay, just be careful.
Szerejko gets up early to help shovel the sidewalk in front of her friend’s restaurant to make sure passersby don’t slip and fall.
Meanwhile, even with the roads mostly free of snow and mud, Shanley says they still have concerns about evening riding.
“There are concerns about snow drift, melting and freezing on the roads, so we’re asking people to be cautious of that throughout the day and into the evening,” he said.
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Shanley said crews will be out overnight and they will continue to monitor conditions from early Sunday morning.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/03/12/allegheny-county-public-works-and-plows/ Allegheny County Public Works Director talks about keeping roads clear during a blizzard – CBS Pittsburgh