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A snowstorm that blew through the Pittsburgh area Friday caused numerous car accidents and backed up traffic on major highways and local roads.

A snowstorm that blew through the Pittsburgh area Friday caused numerous car accidents and backed up traffic on major highways and local roads.

The snow began falling in the Bridgeville area shortly after 9 a.m. and quickly covered most roads. Road conditions around the South Hills of Pittsburgh quickly deteriorated as snow blanketed western Pennsylvania.

The National Weather Service recorded 4.2 inches of snow in the Bridgeville area.

CV officials announced that all evening activities would be canceled Friday night. Also, the high school dismissed students a little bit earlier than usual to help the other school buses run on time.

Police briefly shut down Hilltop Road in Collier Township near Nike Site after a car accident around 11:45 a.m. No injuries were reported in that crash, however, emergency dispatchers said there were injuries in a crash at Bower Hill and Vanadium roads in Scott Township around 1:30 p.m.

A multi-vehicle accident was also reported on Interstate 79 near the southbound Canonsburg exit around 10 a.m. The crash was cleared shortly after 11 a.m., but traffic in both directions was moving slowly on I-79 near the Bridgeville exit for most of the day.

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Mike Jones (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 03:49 PM
Roads in the Bridgeville area are pretty nasty right now. Looks like we're close to an inch as of 10:50 a.m. Friday. What's the weather like in your neighborhood?
Mike Jones (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Police are shutting down Hilltop Road in Collier Township near Nike Site for a car accident. No injuries are reported.
Mike Jones (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Hearing of a huge back up in Scott Township at the intersection of Hope Hollow and Swallow Hill roads for a malfunctioning traffic light.
Bill January 25, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Any early dismissals for local schools yet? Anybody know?
Mike Jones (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Sounds like Carlynton is doing early dismissals. Still waiting to hear from CV officials about a decision.
Karen January 25, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Heard that CV High School is now going to be dismissed a half hour early.
Mike Jones (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 05:47 PM
That sounds about right, Karen... CV officials just announced that all evening activities are canceled for tonight. Also, the high school buses will leave a little bit earlier to help the other schools run on time.
same old story January 25, 2013 at 05:52 PM
slight early dismissal for high school, leaving just after 2
Mike Jones (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Does anyone have any snow photos? Share them here by clicking the UPLOAD PHOTOS button at the top of the story. We'll then feature them as the main photo.
Susan January 25, 2013 at 06:50 PM
Scott township should be ashamed! Their main roads are a mess.
Mike Jones (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 07:10 PM
Does anyone know how the roads are in Bridgeville, Collier and Heidelberg? The roads are still pretty bad in South Fayette. We had about 3+ inches of snow as of 1:30 p.m.
Mike Rogers January 25, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Took am hour and a half to get from Cranberry to Ambridge.Interstate 79 was passable but only 1 lane was clear.
ella January 25, 2013 at 08:31 PM
You'd think the roads would be better as we had days of preparation with this storm! Bower Hill Road is slick and messy from Kelso all the way down to Painters Run. Between the traffic, the hills, and stop lights it is not a risk worth taking--find an alternate route.
EM January 25, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Does anyone know what Forsythe Road and Greentree Road are like now?
Mike Jones (Editor) January 25, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Washington Pike in South Fayette is clear, although drivers are still being cautious. A Twitter follower told me Birdland is plowed and salted. How are the roads in your neighborhood?
Susan January 25, 2013 at 09:29 PM
Scrubgrass looks bad.

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