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Sunday afternoon snow triggers road havoc

February 17, 2019 News Extra

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State and local police investigate one of the dozens of crashes Sunday afternoon that occurred as a band of snow and sleet moved through Butler County. Andie Hannon/Butler Eagle

Mother Nature wreaked havoc on motorists late Sunday afternoon when a band of snow and sleet blew through the county, causing headaches for drivers and a flurry of activity for 911 dispatchers, police and emergency crews. Dozens of crashes occurred between 4 and 6 p.m., according to officials.

The first crash sent police to Interstate 79 near the 94 mile marker, where a multiple vehicle crash was reported.

About the time police determined there were no injuries and damage to the vehicles was minor, they were dispatched to another accident on the interstate in Muddy Creek Township.

When that accident scene was secured, dispatchers reported a car over an embankment in Muddy Creek Township at Perry Highway and Bauder Mill Road.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition of the Butler Eagle.

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Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs is a Butler County native who has been with the Butler and Cranberry Eagle newspapers since June 2000. Grubbs has covered the Mars School District and Middlesex Township for over 20 years with the Eagle and her former employer, the Cranberry Journal. She also covers Adams Township, Evans City and Mars in addition to events and incidents throughout Southwestern Butler County as assigned. Grubbs has taken the lead at the Cranberry Eagle in reporting on shale gas development, which has been a hotly debated topic in the recent past, both locally and nationally. A 1979 graduate of Butler Senior High School and a 1994 graduate of Geneva College, Grubbs has won a Golden Quill and four Keystone state awards, plus an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Grubbs enjoys following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, volunteers with the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup each summer, and loves spending time outdoors and bird watching at her Penn Township home. Grubbs is the daughter of James R. Davis Sr., of Center Township, and the late Maxine Davis. She has two grown children, Jacqueline and Thomas.