The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a winter storm warning for the Pittsburgh region, including the Sewickley area, from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Forecasters say snow will accumulate 5 to 8 inches before the storm ends Wednesday afternoon. The period of most intense snow will be between midnight Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
A storm warning means that snowfall will make travel dangerous, according to the weather service, and drivers are urged to use extreme caution if they must go out.
PennDOT announced that it's preparing for the "mixed-precipitation winter event" that is set to hit the area tonight and tomorrow. Officials said crews will begin pre-treating and anti-icing the roadways Tuesday afternoon through the evening.
"Other preparations occurring today include checking equipment to ensure mechanical readiness and mounting plows on trucks," PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said in a press release.
"Adequate salt and winter maintenance materials are on hand. Crews and salt trucks will remain out in full force overnight through Wednesday as long as needed."
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