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Despite Heavy Snow, Pirates Say Opening Day Still On

Crews have cleared the field and are ready for baseball.

April 02, 2018 - 11:37 am

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – The weather is more fitting for a Steelers playoff game than Opening Day at PNC Park but the Pirates say today’s game against the Minnesota Twins will go on as scheduled.

Pittsburghers woke up to quite a shock Monday morning after 2 to 5 inches of snow quickly fell around the area overnight.

The Yankees-Rays game in New York has been postponed due to the weather but not in the ‘Burgh!

Ground crew and other workers were up early Monday clearing the snow that piled up at PNC Park overnight and are ready for the 1:05 p.m. first pitch.

Pirates President Frank Coonelly says the snow has been removed from the field and it’s going to be a lot nicer than it was for 2017’s Opening Day.

“The sun should shine so for all of our fans who remember . . . Opening Day last year where the weather was really tough and it was probably 30 degrees at first pitch and it stayed [in the low 30s] and windy, this year is going to be much nicer than that,” said Coonelly.

The high by the end of the game is expected to be in the high 40s.

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