The City of Pittsburgh has released its new plan for snow removal, including emergency snow removal routes. These streets are designated by the Emergency Snow Route sign pictured above.
In the Winter Weather Emergency Resource Guide (available on the City of Pittsburgh website), the Department of Public Works outlines protocol for four phases of snowy weather ranging from 1-3 inches to 10+. If the forecast calls for fewer than 6 inches of snow, primary routes will be cleared first followed by secondary and tertiary roads. Emergency routes will not come into play unless 6 inches of snow or more is forecasted.
Among the 220 miles of City streets included in the emergency routes are Highland, Negley and Penn Avenues and all of Penn Circle.
To download a copy of the guide, visit the City of Pittsburgh website.