Icy roads slow down Pittsburgh-area drivers Sunday morning

CARRICK, Pa. — We went to Carrick on Maytide Street for a report of a multi-vehicle accident. But that was not the case.

It turned out to be several cars and a flat-bed truck stranded on ice early Sunday morning — not able to move on the steep hill without sliding.

Pittsburgh fire trucks blocked Maytide Street to traffic.

Meghan BIANCO was on her way to work — and didn’t move for an hour.

“It’s a little bit sobering, a reminder to be safe and it’s not so important to get somewhere to safely do so,” Bianco said.

Channel 11 saw firefighters throwing down salt on the icy road until city public works trucks came to also treat it.

Minutes later, we saw cars with their blinkers flashing, slowly making their way down the street.

John Jordan was about to move his car, worried about it getting hit, when it was struck not once, but twice by out-of-control cars coming round the bend, sliding down the hill right into his car on Overbrook Boulevard.

“As I was getting information about the first accident, a second car come down. It wasn’t stopping either. It hit the back of the car, so then I had two accidents,” Jordan said.

Jordan has this suggestion for the city.

“Just look at the roads that are more prone to accidents and try to get those areas done prior or earlier because this happens every year,” Jordan said.

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