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Police: 11 charged after WVU snow day ruckus last month

March 7, 2019

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say 11 people have been charged in connection with a raucous public disturbance during a snow day near West Virginia University last month.

The Morgantown Police Department announced the charges Wednesday.

The department says it responded to a request for assistance from campus police on Feb. 1 as a large drunken crowd blocked a roadway in an area known as “Frat Hill.” Some people in the crowd were sledding and snowboarding down the street.

Morgantown police attempted to escort city snow plows down the roadway but people in the crowd started throwing bottles, rocks and other items at the officers and the public works crew.

Police say they identified those charged through a review of body camera footage, statements and surveillance video.

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