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Motorists met by winter preview with first icy roads of the season

November 7, 2019 News Extra

Friday morning fraught with fender benders

Some motorists were slip, sliding away this morning as the season's first icy roads struck Butler County.

A number of minor accidents, mostly fender-fenders, began around 6 a.m., according to the Butler County 911 center.

“There were quite a few,” said one dispatcher. “Mostly in the southern part of the county.”

But only one reported crash, a two-vehicle accident on Route 228 and Highpointe Drive in Seven Fields, required transport to the hospital for a minor injury.

A call about 7:25 a.m. from Cranberry Township reported that “Marshall Road is a sheet of ice.”

A short time later the Cranberry Township road crew was requested to treat the slippery intersection at Marshall and Goehring Road.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh is calling for a slight chance of snow showers before 3 p.m. today with a high near 33.

The forecast for tonight is mostly cloudy, with a low around 20. Saturday is to be partly sunny, with a high near 40.