Monday, March 25, 2013
The snow has been falling most of the night. Use our interactive map to check out roads in and around your neighborhood.
Click on "view larger map" for an interactive look at how the roads are in the Moon and Robinson areas. Then click on the blue camera icon to see live pictures from traffic cameras. Map Legend: Let Patch know how the roads are where you live in the comments box below. ___________________ Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Don’t forget your hat and gloves today. Weather forecasters are predicting heavy snow.
Thus far, March is certainly doing its best to come in like a lion. The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter weather advisory in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday through 7 p.m. Wednesday for the Pittsburgh region. Snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are predicted, according to the weather service. The flakes are expected to start late Tuesday afternoon as a mix of rain and snow moves into the area. The most intense snow could fall overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. The weather could cause hazardous travel conditions due to snow-covered streets. Motorists should prepare for limited visibility on the roads. Temperatures will reach a high of 40 degrees Tuesday before dropping to 29 later in the evening, according to the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The snow is expected to taper before midnight.
It's shaping up to be a slippery Monday rush hour. The National Weather Service in Moon Township is predicting a quick moving storm will move through the western Pennsylvania area Monday afternoon and evening. Here is a more detailed look at the forecast.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
PennDOT is encouraging motorists to report potholes and roadway concerns to road workers.
It's freeze-thaw season, which means it's pothole time. PennDOT officials are encouraging motorists to report potholes or other road problems on state-owned roads. “We want our roadway system to be the best it can be, but with a network of 2,568 miles, we can’t be everywhere at once when sudden problems arise,” District 11 Executive Dan Cessna said. “Motorists can help us keep state roads in good shape by reporting any problems they encounter, especially if it involves a safety concern.” With the frigid temperatures and consistent precipitation that has occurred throughout the region in recent weeks, potholes, cracking and other roadway deficiencies can occur more rapidly than usual on many area roadways. Callers are asked to be as …
Friday, January 20, 2012
Motorists are advised to avoid travel this evening.
Motorists might want to think twice before taking to township roads this evening. The National Weather Service in Moon has issued a winter storm warning from 7 p.m. today to 1 p.m. Saturday, calling for a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow. The service said up to a quarter of an inch of ice and 1 to 2 inches of snow is expected to accumulate, making travel conditions treacherous. Downed trees and power lines due to heavy ice accumulation is possible. Winter storm warnings are issued when weather conditions are expected to make travel hazardous or impossible, according to the service. Report travel conditions to the National Weather Service by calling 1-877-633-6772. The winter storm watch issued for the remainder of today has …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The National Weather Service advises motorists to use caution as temperatures plummet Thursday evening.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Don’t let today’s warmish temperatures fool you, snow is on the way for the Greater Pittsburgh area, including Butler County. The Moon-based National Weather Service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday issued a winter weather advisory from 9 tonight until 6 p.m. Friday for all of western Pennsylvania. Strong winds and snow showers are expected overnight Thursday into Friday. Winds are predicted to be southwest at 20 to 25 mph with gusts of more than 40 mph possible. Weather forecasters are calling for an accumulation of 1 to 3 inches of snow overnight. The snow is expected to continue falling Friday, mainly before 2 p.m., with new accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible, according to the weather service. Rain showers will begin falling before 10 p.m. …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A new plow will help clear interstates and expressways in Allegheny County.
As winter approaches, PennDOT crews are gearing up for road maintenance, and in Allegheny County, they have a new three-lane plow to help with the job. On Monday, Angelo Pampena, senior highway maintenance manager for PennDOT, gave members of the media an overview of the Tow Plow, which he said will help clear roads more efficiently and could potentially cut costs. “For bigger arteries with a larger snowfall, that Tow Plow is much more efficient,” Pampena said. It acts much like a wing plow, swiveling out to the right of a standard plow truck to cover as many as three lanes. It is equipped with air brakes and two 1,000-gallon tanks for salt brine and can maneuver through traffic going as fast as 60 miles per hour. Pampena said the plow, …
Friday, January 21, 2011
PennDOT reminds drivers to slow down on Pittsburgh-area roads today.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said last night's snow storm is still causing headaches for local motorists. Drifting snow, strong winds and icy temperatures could make for treacherous road conditions, PennDOT said this morning. In addition, snow squalls today can limit roadway visibility. Drivers are urged to slow down, pay attention and use caution. Drivers who encounter drifting snow can call 1-800-FIX-ROAD to report the location of the drift. PennDOT also urges drivers to not pass plow and salt trucks. Need more info about snow plowing in Moon? Check out the township's snow removal guide. It's a quick run-down of the Moon's snow removal procedures.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Moon is under a winter-weather advisory from the National Weather Service.
It may look placid outside now, but 3 to 6 inches of snow might be on the way. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a winter-weather advisory for Moon and Allegheny County until 6 p.m. tonight. Snow is expected to accumulated this afternoon and tonight and "roads will likely become snow-covered," according to the NWS. PennDOT is urging motorists to drive with caution today. Road crews will be plowing and treating roads throughout the day. Drivers can check road conditions by calling 511PA. The number, which is free and available 24-hours a day, provides weather and traffic updates. In addition, all evening activities in the Moon Area School District have been cancelled. The Bon Meade science fair has been rescheduled …