CLARION (KDKA) — All lanes were closed Saturday westbound on I-80 between Exit 64 and 60, according to the National Weather Service.A multi-vehicle crash on Saturday near Clarion involving at least 4 tractor trailers closed off traffic between Exit 64: PA 66 South – New Bethlehem/Clarion and Exit 60: PA 66 North – Shippenville.
Police said they received a call about the accident at 8:43 a.m.
Pennsylvania State Police, firefighters and emergency medical services are all on the scene.
There is no word on the condition of the drivers involved in the crash.
Traffic is being diverted at the 64 mile marker westbound. The accident happened between the 61 and 62 mile marker.
A new record high temperature in Pittsburgh was set for the date Saturday, breaking a 130-year-old record.
The high temperature recorded at Pittsburgh International Airport was 70 degrees which beats the record high of 68 set in 1890.A normal high for this time of year is 36 degrees, with a normal low around 21 degrees.
Kids in the 1960s did see more snow.
That was the snowiest decade since 1900, with 541.1 inches of snowfall over that 10-year stretch.
One thing you will notice on this graph, though, is that 2010-19 was the second snowiest decade.
It lagged behind the snowiest decade by almost 50 inches, but that really isn’t much over the span of a decade.
If you were a kid in the 1960s, KDKA meteorologist Ray Petelin agrees with you that there was more snow “back then.”
Everyone else has seen more snow over the last 10 years.
(CNN)Minnesota’s known for being cold, but the southern part of the state froze over late Friday and early Saturday.Overnight temperatures were hovering below freezing, said CNN meteorologist Gene Norman, but what was odd was that current temperatures in the state are warmer for this time of year.“It’s slightly unusual,” Norman said, adding that the icing occurred because of a surge of warm air. “What’s falling out of the sky, melts in a shallow layer above the ground and refreezes when it hits the ground.”So how cold is it in Minnesota? Well, it’s so cold that …
School buses are slipping and sliding on the roads
A huge redwood tree fell and killed a man visiting Muir Woods national monument park in California on Christmas Eve, authorities said on Thursday.
Subhradeep Dutta, 28, of Edina, Minnesota, died while walking on a marked dirt trail with two other people in the park north of San Francisco famous for its towering trees, according to the Marin county coroner’s office and a spokesman for the park.
Dutta was pinned by the trunk of the 200ft (61-meters) tree and was pronounced dead at the scene. The trunk measured more than 4ft (1.22 meters) in diameter.
A woman injured by falling debris was taken to the hospital for treatment. A man hiking with the group escaped injury.
The tree fell following a series of winter storms over the past two weeks.
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A large portion of Australia is on fire after weeks of extreme heat, strong winds and drought that have created ideal conditions for hundreds of bushfires to thrive across the country. Several fires have been burning since November, particularly in the eastern state of New South Wales.
The fires threaten many of Australia’s largest population centers, including Sydney, a city of more than 5 million, which has been cloaked in smoke. Blazes have destroyed hundreds of homes and almost 3 million acres of bushland, threatening the habitat of countless wildlife, including already endangered koalas. One fire in the state of Victoria has reportedly become large enough to generate its own weather.
The fires come after years of drought in parts of the country and record-breaking heat. Earlier this week, Australia had its hottest day on record — only to break that record the following day. And fire season has just begun, leaving many bracing for worse.
PennDOT needs to hire another 25 seasonal snow plow operators in Westmoreland County, with early winter weather on the horizon. It currently has 13 on the roster.
About 100 seasonal plow drivers normally are hired to help treat and clear roads throughout District 12 — including Westmoreland, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties, according to PennDOT officials. But, each of the counties has so far fallen short of its hiring target.
The state transportation agency competes with other employers to hire from a depleted pool of qualified workers who have a commercial driver’s license, said PennDOT Safety Press Officer Jay Ofsanik.
“Most people are working, so you don’t have an excess of unemployed personnel,” he said. “In Southwestern Pennsylvania, we’ve had an uptick in the gas and oil industry, and those industries typically use a lot of CDL drivers. For the most part, those jobs pay more per hour, so it’s tough competition.”
PennDOT pays drivers $16.72 an hour to start. Ofsanik noted seasonal work sometimes can lead to a permanent position.
Winds reaching 55 miles per hour will be in the area.
The National Weather Service’s U.S. forecast map is draped in alarming shades of pink, purple and red, reflecting winter storm warnings that are in effect from California to Michigan. And the bad weather is expected to last: The winter storm warning posted by the NWS office in Las Vegas will remain in effect from 5 p.m. PT Tuesday through 4 a.m. PT Friday.