OK, so my office party was today, so I had not only my laptop bag on me going home, but a paper bag full of salad makings and bowl. I got to the bus stop carrying all of this stuff, and heard some lady complaining on her cell phone about waiting for buses that didn't come. I saw a bus fly past, not stopping. So I asked her how long she'd been waiting... "over an hour." Yah, I decided it was time to walk to a later bus stop (I figured if I got a few blocks up, the buses would be more likely to stop).
On my way up Beeler I then saw a bus *sliding* its way downhill. The sign on it said, "Going to Garage". And I also realized that the traffic going uphill (outbound) was not moving. It wasn't long before I put two and two together, and realized that the only buses on the road were being sent to the garage to wait out the weather.
So, I got to walk the mile.5 home. And I was actually glad about it... the sidewalk was *much* better than the road, since the sidewalk was only slush and the road was an inch of water on top of ice. I watched both a Jeep Cherokee and a UPS truck spin in place on the black ice in places that weren't very steep. I was glad I wasn't driving.
As for me, my paper bag finally broke two blocks from home, and my clothes (all five layers of them) were completely soaked through. I'm on my way to a very hot bath and warm, dry clothes now.
So, yah, if you're in Pittsburgh... cancel all of your plans tonight and stay inside.