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Heavy Snow Expected in Plum-Oakmont Area Wednesday

Weather forecasters issue a winter storm warning for the Pittsburgh metro area.

If you're hoping for a winter wonderland, you're in luck.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Allegheny County, effective from 5 a.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday.

Four to eight inches of snow are expected to accumulate throughout the day, with heavy snow occurring mid-Wednesday morning through the afternoon. Sleet and freezing rain are also expected.

Visibility for motorists could be limited to a quarter-of-a-mile during heavy snows, according to the NWS.

Hazardous travel conditions are expected.

Here's the forecast for the Plum-Oakmont area:

  • Wednesday—Snow, mainly after 9 a.m. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 31. East wind 13 to 16 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.
  • Wednesday Night—Snow. Low around 26. East wind 10 to 14 miles per hour becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • Thursday—Snow showers likely, mainly before 8 a.m. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Northwest wind 11 to 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
  • Thursday Night—A chance of snow showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. West wind 6 to 9 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

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Heidi Dezayas December 26, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Reports of a vehicle over an embankment near 7984 Saltsburg Road in Plum.
Heidi Dezayas December 26, 2012 at 04:07 PM
Verona Public Works is treating the roads in the area...have you guys seen salt trucks or snow plows? Don't forget to share your photos.
Heidi Dezayas December 26, 2012 at 07:36 PM
The Pennsylvania State Police have closed Route 28 in both directions from Harmarville (Exit 11) to Tarentum (Exit 14).

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