With ice taking over the streets and roadways following Sunday’s storm, officials are encouraging drivers to be a little more cautious than usual.
Even though President’s Day is a state holiday, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation managers were on the job, planning their ground strategy to handle the approaching snowstorm.
Penndot is dispatching trucks, plows, and crews from across the state. New Jersey DOT is sending ten dumptrucks equipped with plows and salt spreaders, six front-end loaders, ten “bobcats,” and 36 workers.
Road crews are out preparing for what’s predicted to be a massive onslaught of snow over the next few days.
One day after the Philadelphia region saw hundreds of accidents and dozens of closures along major highways, drivers were being warned about the potential for more icy conditions on area roads.
PennDOT crews are bracing for more icy conditions on the roads though the overnight hours.
Road crews are preparing for snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight that could make for a slick commute during the morning rush.
Blaum says PennDOT expects the work to be completed by the fall of 2019.
PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says the 36 salt sheds around the region are receiving deliveries with the aim of filling them up by the time the first snowfall hits the area.
PennDOT will be patching some holes on highways ahead of a bigger fix.
A bridge over the Jenkintown Train Station will finally reopen Monday morning.
After Delaware highway officials discovered a giant dirt pile caused a bridge on Interstate 495 to tilt, Penndot says the situation under I-95 is much different.
Some residents whose homes back up to the 8½-mile parkway say the grounds behind their houses aren’t being taken care of.
One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.
The Greenwood Avenue Bridge was closed in June of 2012 and PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum says the $5.4-million project was very complicated, but it’s nearly done and the span is to reopen this June.