A sloppy mix of snow, rain and ice caused numerous crashes and shut down several roads Sunday night and Monday morning.
Mt. Pleasant Road in Hempfield Township was closed because of two early morning crashes, according to Westmoreland County 911. A vehicle crashed into a utility pole knocking down power lines around 5 a.m., then two cars collided nearby about an hour later.
No injuries were reported.
Pittsburgh’s online plow tracker is up and running for the first time this winter, though not all plow trucks are in the system.
An average of 2-3 inches of snow fell across the region, according to the National Weather Service in Moon Township.
The snow stopped early Monday morning as temperatures warmed and the precipitation turned to a wintry mix.
It is expected to turn to rain across the region by the end of the morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Allegheny County reported the following incidents on Twitter:
The National Weather Service issued a special weather alert at 6:40 p.m. Sunday for Allegheny, Westmoreland, Beaver and Washington counties, among others.
Motorists should pay special attention to Interstates 70, 79 and 376 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to the alert.
WPXI reported that many area schools are delaying the start of classes. See the list.