Butler Co. Gets First Taste Of Winter
BUTLER (KDKA) – Butler County is received a couple of inches of snow overnight.
People were out early Tuesday morning shoveling sidewalks and getting ready to head back to work after the holidays.
Before the sun came up, the roads were cleared of snowy remains. However, the sidewalks were left to Randy Booher.
“We were due for it,” Booher said.
Along main street in Butler, Booher grabbed his shovel and salt and got to work. Unfortunately, efforts made Monday around the Morgan Building, where he works, did not pay off.
“Seems like there’s some ice. I salted it yesterday down here, but it must have melted and then new snow,” Booher said.
While it may be back breaking work for some, the winter means more business for others.
At Flynn’s Tires, once the snow started swirling, business began booming.
They’ve been busy putting on snow tires for all those procrastinators who waited for winter to show its face.
“Always looking at the weather to see what’s coming up so we know what’s going to happen. It’s going to be a long night,” Roger Ditmore said.
For most people, the hardest part is getting to and from work in this weather. However, imagine if your job was to work in the elements,
Fess Parker mans a corner for two hours a day helping students cross on their way to school. He knows all too well that when the temperatures drop, it’s time to bundle up.
“Two sweatshirts, a hooded sweatshirt, Gortex gloves. It gets a little chilly out here,” Parker said.