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By Adam Smeltz
Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
 

Icy driving conditions in Pittsburgh could linger into Sunday as more snow rolls into the region, the Mayor Bill Peduto's office warned.

Snowfall began about 4:30 a.m. Saturday and accumulated 2 to 5 inches by the early evening, keeping 50 city trucks and five tractors busy throughout the day, the office reported. About 56 trucks will be on duty overnight into early Sunday.

They will spread a combination of rock salt and liquid calcium, which can make the salt effective in temperatures as low as zero degrees. Nighttime low temperatures on Saturday are expected to reach about zero degrees in the area, with winds making it feel as cold as 16 degrees below zero, according to the National Weather Service. Another inch of snow could fall overnight.

Highs on Sunday are forecast to approach 26 degrees. Forecasters expect new accumulation during the day of about an inch, the weather service reported.

Clairton City Hall will be open as a warming center from 8 a.m. Monday morning through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Temperatures on Monday night and Tuesday night are expected to plummet to 10 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

City Hall is located at 551 Ravensburg Boulevard.

Pets will be allowed.

Adam Smeltz is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach Smeltz at 412-380-5676 or asmeltz@tribweb.com.

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