PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The National Weather Service updated their data overnight on incoming snow, and we want you to be prepared.
Despite the relatively warm temperatures so far, our region is expected to see ice and snow in the coming days.
Latest data = storm further south, a little faster. Changes in forecasts. Expect more as models have more control over the track and speed. The snow reached the south late in the game at the back. Spreads N the day before. 6 to 9 o’clock window for snow. Stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/f9MIxhqrDk
– NWS Pittsburgh (@NWSPittsburgh) January 5, 2022
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PennDOT says they’re up for any wintry weather we might encounter.
At this point, PennDOT says they have been able to save a large chunk of their salt stores, thanks to a hot December.
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The Allegheny County manager for PennDOT said their drivers had completed their tests and were ready to go.
About 40% of all road accidents take place during extreme weather conditions, so here are some driving tips:
- Be sure to thoroughly clean your car before you hit the road.
- Accelerate slowly and brake slowly
- You’ll also want to drive a little slower.
Pennsylvania is the 5th most dangerous state for winter driving according to some studies.
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Experts say if you see salt trucks on the road, be sure to give them a little extra space.