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Warming centers opened, school cancelled in Monroeville area

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By Kyle Lawson
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, 3:18 p.m.
 

Sub-zero temperatures this week took a toll on daily operations in Monroeville and Pitcairn.

Classes for Gateway and Propel Pitcairn students were canceled Tuesday, due to what Gateway officials posted on the website as “dangerous” temperatures.

The Monroeville Senior Citizen Center, located on Gateway Boulevard, was open to the public as a warming center, while Pitcairn officials opened a warming center at Fire Company No. 1 on Center Avenue.

Garbage collection in Monroeville and Pitcairn remained on schedule, though some of the recycling routes in Monroeville were pushed back one day because of the conditions, Monroeville public-works director Mike Adams said.

“The brakes were freezing on some of the recycling trucks, so we we're a little behind,” Adams said Tuesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, neither the Forbes Regional nor UPMC East emergency rooms had admitted any patients with weather-related ailments.

Kyle Lawson is a staff writer for Trib Total Media.

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