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2 WPa. motorists hit by snow from PennDOT plows

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GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) - Two western Pennsylvania motorists have complained that their vehicles were hit by falling snow and ice pushed off highway overpasses by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plows.

PennDOT spokeswoman Erie Waters-Trasatt tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that incidents like those reported Dec. 29 in neighboring Butler and Mercer counties north of Pittsburgh, aren't believed to be widespread. But PennDOT is advising its staff about the problem.

The newspaper says the passenger in an SUV was hit in the eye when snow was pushed off a Route 19 bridge in Butler County onto Route 422 below.

A more serious incident happened the same day on Route 173 near Grove City when a car was driving under an Interstate 80 overpass. That car's roof and hood were buckled, and two windows were shattered. Nobody was hurt.

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