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Mercer digs out from heavy snowfall

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MERCER, Pa. - The winter blast kept ODOT and Mercer County PennDOT plows on their routes for several hours. The main routes were mostly wet for commuters along I-80 and primary roads Wednesday morning.

In Mercer, homeowners spent the beginning of their mornings dig out from the heaviest snowfall recorded across the valley. The storm system left behind up to 9.5 inches of snow in the city according the National Weather Service out of Pittsburgh. 

"This time of year, this is the worst I've ever seen it," Resident Bernie Pyle says. "The most snow for Thanksgiving, I can't remember it being like this."

While some took the traditional route with a good old fashioned shovel, others took their four-wheeler plows out for a spin. The residential roads were cleared Tuesday evening, but fresh snow coated some streets for a second time overnight.

Hazardous road conditions Tuesday afternoon are being blamed for a crash in Sandy Lake that left one man dead and sent two to the hospital.

Police say two vehicles collided on State Route 62 at Triple Link Road.

With the possibility of an additional one to three inches of lake effect snow, Mercer County PennDOT plows are prepared to continue clearing their routes into the evening hours Wednesday.
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