Gene Blaum

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Storm Leaves Icy Concerns Overnight, For Morning Commute

With ice taking over the streets and roadways following Sunday’s storm, officials are encouraging drivers to be a little more cautious than usual.

03/01/2015

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PennDOT Says Hundreds Of Trucks Are Standing By To Plow Next Round Of Snow

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(A pedestrian walks down Marshall Street in Boston, Mass. on February 10th, when the city was hit with its third major snowstorm in three weeks, closing schools and suspending train service.  Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Getty Images)

PennDOT, NJ DOT Pitching In To Help Boston Area Dig Out From Mammoth Snowfalls

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Road Crews Out Salting, Brining As Two Storms Approach

Road crews are out preparing for what’s predicted to be a massive onslaught of snow over the next few days.

01/25/2015

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Drivers Urged To Use Caution Over Concern About Slick Roads

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.

01/19/2015

Icy conditions caused nightmares for drivers in the Delaware Valley Sunday. (Credit: CBS3)

Road Crews Preparing For More Icy Conditions

PennDOT crews are bracing for more icy conditions on the roads though the overnight hours.

01/18/2015

(File photo:  a front-end loader fills a Penndot plow truck with salt.  Credit: CBS3)

Crews Getting Ready For Monday Morning Wintry Mix

Road crews are preparing for snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight that could make for a slick commute during the morning rush.

01/11/2015

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PennDOT To Remove, Replace Seven Bridges Over Vine Street Expressway

Blaum says PennDOT expects the work to be completed by the fall of 2019.

12/27/2014

(File photo:  a front-end loader fills a Penndot plow truck with salt.  Credit: CBS3)

PennDOT Gears Up For Winter

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.

10/20/2014

(Penndot repair crews, in file photo.  Credit: CBS 3)

PennDOT Patches Potholes On Major Delaware County Roads

PennDOT will be patching some holes on highways ahead of a bigger fix.

07/08/2014

Greenwood Avenue Bridge in Jenkintown (Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Bridge In Jenkintown Reopens…Finally

A bridge over the Jenkintown Train Station will finally reopen Monday morning.

06/30/2014

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Piles of Dirt Under I-95 at Girard Ave. Pose No Risk, PennDOT Assures

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.

06/18/2014

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PennDOT Promises More Attention To Landscaping Along Rt. 202 Parkway

Some residents whose homes back up to the 8½-mile parkway say the grounds behind their houses aren’t being taken care of.

06/03/2014

(The Walt Whitman Bridge, operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.  File photo)

Highway Officials Clearing Access to Alternative Del. River Bridges as Ben Franklin Project Begins

One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.

05/22/2014

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Long-Delayed Construction On Greenwood Avenue Bridge In Jenkintown Nearly Over

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.

05/02/2014

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