Pennsylvania’s transportation secretary says keeping speed restrictions in place would not have prevented the series of pile-ups that paralyzed the turnpike on Valentine’s Day.
Kirkpatrick says the problem with salt is not a lack of supply but rather a problem with distribution, so commercial haulers will work around-the-clock for the next week or so to get extra supplies into the state.
“It just really creates a burden for the poor in Philadelphia,” says Adam Bruckner who runs the non-profit Philly ReStart.
The snow is melting, but that’s only exposing more gaping potholes throughout the region.
SEPTA announced that beginning Thursday, February 20, Richmond Street will close between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street as part of PennDOT’s I-95 reconstruction project.
Attention drivers: Richmond Street will be closed to through traffic and detoured between Lehigh Avenue and Cambria Street in Port Richmond beginning Thursday afternoon.
PennDOT and the Pa. Turnpike Commission have lifted some driving restrictions as the storm enters a lull.
Penndot’s Nick Martino says the suburbs north and west of the city could see as much as 14 inches of snow while the city and the I-95 corridor will get snow at first and then sleet and rain.
PennDOT crews have their plow blades prepared and are getting ready to load the trucks with road salt to handle the impending storm.
From driving snow that crippled traffic and caused accidents, to an ice storm that left more than a half million people in our region in the dark, the cost of this winter could be tallied in varied ways including serious inconveniences.
The anticipated snow on Monday, much like the many other storms this winter, is keeping road crews very busy.
The Montgomery County Health Department today kicked off a yearlong campaign to cut down on distracted driving.
What does all that salt mean for the environment when it’s washed away?
Plenty more salt is stock piled just in case Old Man Winter has a few more tricks up his sleeve, but where does all that salt come from?
Another winter blast blanketed the region Saturday with a modest covering of snow, but it still caused some problems for area residents.