NWS issues winter weather advisory.
Expect freezing rain and ice accumulations of about a tenth of an inch on Friday. That's the word from the National Weather Service. It issued a winter weather advisory that is in effect from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. The freezing rain is expected to begin between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. and end between 3 and 6 p.m. The National Weather Service warns of hazardous travel conditions because of ice-covered roads. Winds of 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph are also forecast. A winter weather advisory means freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.
Police report that Interstate 70 near Belle Vernon is closed because of icy conditions, but Washington County 911 reports only one accident countywide as of early Saturday morning.
This story was updated at 10:11 a.m. to include information about Canonsburg and an update about the Interstate 70 closure. A winter storm warning remains in effect through 1 p.m. today—and first responders warn motorists to be vigilant on icy roadways. The Southwest Regional Police Department sent out an alert Saturday morning advising that Interstate 70 eastbound from Belle Vernon was closed to all traffic. But a Washington County 911 supervisors early Saturday said that, countywide, there was only one minor accident in Charleroi, although the roads remain icy. Canonsburg Public Works employee Dale Rhome said that while the crew had "a hell of a time last night," it was finally starting to get a break Saturday morning. While roads are …