PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Road crews across the region are busy preparing for an upcoming storm that is expected to bring rain, ice and snow to the Pittsburgh area.
Bethel Park City Manager Laurence Christian told KDKA’s Meghan Schiller that the Department of Public Works needed to clear 130 miles of roads and that was just one way.
Christian is urging people to stay off the road, and Bethel Park Police Chief Timothy O’Connor is asking for the same. He said if you’re driving and you find yourself sliding on the ice, the outcome will depend on “road conditions, your car and God.”
Inside the Bethel Public Park building on Wednesday, crews were busy refueling snow trucks and prepping equipment.
“We are busy getting all the trucks ready,” says Christian. “We have 16 8-ton tractor trucks going around the city over 130 miles, and they’ve been busy getting ready, getting salt in it, catching the plow, the chain, getting ready for a long weather event. day.”
Christian said crews typically work from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but they will start at 10 a.m. Thursday and expect a later workday.
This department contains thousands of pounds of salt and sand. A total of 18 people will be on duty, ready to deploy as soon as the rain stops.
Christian also asks the landlord to do the following:
Christian said this storm will cover a double block of ice and snow and won’t provide road workers with the luxury of pre-road handling. That’s why he said it was important for people to stay off the roads on Thursday night unless it was absolutely necessary.
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2022/02/02/road-crews-preparing-freezing-rain-snow-pittsburgh/ Road crews remain busy preparing for the rain and cold snow that is coming to the Pittsburgh area – CBS Pittsburgh