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

November 8, 2019 News Extra

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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.

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