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Snow Impacts Morning Commute, Creates Some Slick Spots On Roads

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A fresh batch of snow was enough to coat the roads this morning and send the salt trucks into high gear.

There wasn't a lot of accumulation, but there were some slick spots on the highways.

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The snow greeted morning commuters like an old-friend you've been trying to avoid.

The snowfall made many late for work. And while the salt trucks got the job done, there wasn't much you could do about the poor visibility and the occasional patch of ice.

"I hit ice and I went off the road," said one driver.

The driver, who didn't want to be identified, lost control on Interstate 79 near Evans City, went airborne, scraped some trees and demolished his car. He was not hurt in the crash.

KDKA's Paul Martino: "Any advice for motorists today?"

Driver: "Obviously, I'm not the person to be giving advice. Look at my car; I'm the last person that should be giving advice."

By mid-day, the snow had left the area and there was nothing left to do but shovel.

"I like it when it snows," said one person. "So, I'd be happy with more."

KDKA's Paul Martino Reports:

A Winter Weather Advisory remained in effect through 6 p.m. for some places like Cambria, Clarion, Jefferson, Mercer, Somerset and Venango counties.

KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman said he expected a slushy 1-2 inches across Allegheny and Washington Counties.

A total of 2-4 inches in counties north and east of Allegheny.

Fayette County and down into West Virginia saw little snow, but hazardous conditions were the result of a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow.

There will be some light snow tonight with no additional accumulation and a low of 27 degrees.

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