Local roadways rendered hazardous by weather band

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A band of snow moving through the region late this morning resulted in hazardous travel conditions and multiple accidents.

"It's pretty bad everywhere,'' said a spokesman for the Pennsylvania State Police at Findlay, which patrols Allegheny County's interstate highways. Troopers were on the scene of a crash along Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville exit around noon.

A dispatcher for the Washington County 911 center said there had been dozens of traffic accidents.

More than a half-dozen people were hurt in a crash in Franklin Park.

A spokesman for the Allegheny County medical examiner's office said there were no reports of any fatal accidents as of about noon.

Lee Hendricks, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service at Pittsburgh, said a band of snow that was expected to lay down one to two inches began moving through the area at about 10 a.m. - a little earlier than had been initially predicted.

 



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