Category: Public Safety

City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible

City Opens Four Regional Warming Centers, Reminds People To Stay Inside If Possible

Outdoor pets law to be enforced; Mayor Peduto asks residents to check on neighbors

PITTSBURGH, PA (Feb. 15, 2015) The City of Pittsburgh is opening four regional warming centers today to help residents through dangerously low temperatures and wind chills.

Public Works Crews Respond To Winter Weather Conditions

Public Works Crews Respond To Winter Weather Conditions

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 14, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during today’s winter weather event. A forecast for 2″ to 4″ is in effect until Noon on Sunday, February 15.

Attend the Public Meeting on the Replacement of the Greenfield Bridge

Attend the Public Meeting on the Replacement of the Greenfield Bridge

As Pittsburghers know, the 94-year old Greenfield Bridge has been beset by problems for decades–to the point where a bridge was built beneath it protect the freeway below from falling concrete. Because of this, the bridge has been scheduled for demolition and replacement. The Greenfield Bridge will be closed in the fall of this year with demolition to be completed the last week of December.

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Winter Weather Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has issued a Snow Level 2 alert in anticipation of a weather event that is scheduled to hit the Pittsburgh area Sunday evening into Monday morning.

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

City of Pittsburgh Launches Snow Plow Tracker Website

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 16, 2015) – Mayor William Peduto announced today that the City of Pittsburgh has launched a pilot version of the Snow Plow Tracker website. The website is designed to give residents a real-time update on the current location and travel history of Public Works vehicles during a winter weather event.

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast

Public Works Crews Prepare For Overnight Ice, Snow Forecast

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 11, 2015) – City of Pittsburgh Public Works overnight crews have been called in early this evening to prepare for tonight’s forecast of freezing rain and icy conditions.

Tomorrow is Your Chance to Help Make a New Beginning for Police-Community Relations

Tomorrow is Your Chance to Help Make a New Beginning for Police-Community Relations

Tomorrow, January 9th, is national Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. A day set aside to thank those who have sworn to serve and protect us all from harm. Here in Pittsburgh, we are extremely fortunate to have a new visionary Police Chief, Cameron McLay, who has taken a lead in making sure that all members of our Pittsburgh community feel they share in the promise of that oath.

City Opens Warming Centers Due To Frigid Temperatures

City Opens Warming Centers Due To Frigid Temperatures

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 8, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh has activated emergency response protocols due to severe weather and extreme cold temperatures hitting the area this week.

Warming centers at four Senior Center locations are currently open throughout the city. Facilities are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. until further notice.

Public Works Crews Responding To Winter Weather Conditions

Public Works Crews Responding To Winter Weather Conditions

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 6, 2015) – The City of Pittsburgh Public Works crews have been treating roadways throughout the city during this morning’s winter weather event.

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Ferguson, Missouri Grand Jury Decision

“Ferguson may be hundreds of miles away, but the reverberations from August’s shooting are still felt, understandably, in Pittsburgh and other cities nationwide. I know it is hard right now, but it is my fervent hope that in coming days we can use this decision as an opportunity to come together — in peace and in prayer — to do the necessary work of strengthening ties between residents and police, and finding new paths to mutual trust and understanding.”