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Butler Co. One Of Hardest Hit Areas By Latest Winter Storm

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) - People all over western Pennsylvania got snow from the storm.

One of the hardest hit places was Butler County.

Steady snowfall covered roads in places like Cranberry and Evans City Monday morning.

Rush hour commuters headed from Downtown Pittsburgh to the north said wet roads turned to slush and snow once they hit the Butler County line.

"[Interstates] 79 and 279 were okay. Once you hit 228 and Cranberry it's awful. Terrible." Charise Lutz from Brighton Heights said.

Bob Skrak with PennDot says crews were out plowing and salting overnight and into the morning, but two heavy bands of snow dumped inches on the roads.

What was particularly unique was the fact that the snow band dumped on places like Cranberry.

Skrak who works out of PennDot in Butler said, "South of us was a little intense. That's unusual. Normally, north of us we get more snow and the south we don't."

Crews followed protocol tackling the main roads or highways the most and then the secondary roadways after.

Drivers seemed to be taking it all in stride.

"The roads seemed to be slick this morning. You know, smaller roads. The main roads usually are pretty clean, but I just gotta head over the hills and just drive slow. You know, slow and safe," Miles Francesconi said.

There will be some lingering snow around the area throughout the day today as well. Also, a Winter Weather Advisory that was set to expire at 1 p.m. has been extended until 7 p.m.

According to KDKA-TV Meteorologist Dennis Bowman, 1-3 inches will fall in western Pennsylvania with up to 4 inches possible in the Laurel Highlands.

Our high today will be 33 degrees. Tonight, light snow will give us a coating to an inch by morning and a low near 20 degrees.

Tomorrow, expect just a few flurries with a high of 25 degrees.

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