PITTSBURGH - Icy conditions caused dozens of accidents during the Wednesday morning commute, even though temperatures were above freezing.
At least 45 Crashes Reported this Morning. From Fender Bender to Significant w/ Road Closures- Here's the latest... pic.twitter.com/Jps10wrdz8— WPXI Traffic (@WPXITraffic) January 11, 2017
TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 30 Westbound CLOSED in Ligonier Twp, Westmoreland County... pic.twitter.com/1Xml8QmOrg— WPXI Traffic (@WPXITraffic) January 11, 2017
Severe Weather Team 11 Meteorologist Scott Harbaugh said the skies cleared out and heat escaped from the road surfaces, causing road temperatures to fall below freezing.
ICY ROADS NOW— Scott Harbaugh (@WPXIScott) January 11, 2017
Temps near 40. Skies cleared = heat left the earth's surface = black ice on many roads = accidents. pic.twitter.com/gT6EiV4GHm
Some school districts delayed classes because of the icy conditions.
More than 30 accidents were reported before 7 a.m. Channel 11’s Trisha Pittman reported that another dozen crashes had happened by 7:30 a.m.
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