Winter blast causes icy roads, delays in Pa.

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 22, 2013 at 9:37 am •  Published: January 22, 2013
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A blast of icy weather brought winter back across Pennsylvania on Tuesday, but it may be just a little less cold in a few days.

The freezing temperatures caused icy roads across much of the state, which had been experiencing milder temperatures.

"It's an old-fashioned cold winter day. It's nothing record breaking, but definitely well below normal," said Rodeny Smith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh. Temperatures could drop to zero or even 5 below for much of Pennsylvania Tuesday night and on Wednesday morning, and wind chills will make that feel like 10 or 20 below zero. Some areas could get 4 to 8 inches of snow, too.

Temperatures in Philadelphia won't be so low — about 14 degrees Tuesday night.

Many school systems in western Pennsylvania delayed opening by two hours on Tuesday morning.

In northwestern Pennsylvania, a portion of Interstate 90 had to be closed Monday night because of a snowstorm that blanketed that region.