PennDOT is out in full force, trying to stay ahead of the snow. In New Jersey, it’s all hands on deck.
The snow may not last long, but the cold air is expected to linger which could cause problems on the roads.
In Monday morning’s early hours, Montgomery County PennDOT crews filled trucks with sand and were ready to hit the roadways.
The morning snow storm had some affect on mass transit, this morning. Philadelphia International Airport reported weather-related delays of up to an hour and 30 minutes and SEPTA suspended service on its Cynwyd Regional Rail line due to switching problems.
Mayor Nutter has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the owner of the old Electric Factory bill to drape electronic advertising on the building’s sides. But, the idea may not yet be dead.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation crews have been out since yesterday spraying salt solution on the roadways to help prevent any snow accumulation from bonding to the asphalt.
Phase one of the nearly $21-million project calls for crews to completely rebuild Markley Street, also known as Route 202 South.
So, when that next snowfall hits the region in the coming weeks, how can you prevent that municipal snow plow from ruining the work you just did clearing out your driveway access to the street?
Drivers who take I-95 through northeast Philadelphia may have noticed a peculiar sight on some overhead signs. The signs are peeling, creating a two-tone backdrop for the lettering and directional symbols.
When the snow is falling, people are shoveling, PennDOT and New Jersey DOT are plowing, but you need to take steps to protect your mailbox, too, if you would like to receive your mail in the stormy weather.
“It is an 8,000 gallon tractor-trailer full of salt brine,” Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger explains.
We’re still awaiting the first major snow of the coming winter but PennDOT’s new plow drivers have already experienced virtually everything the season has to offer.
With snow and rain expected to impact the area, officials were working hard to keep roads and transit running smoothly on Tuesday.
PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum advises motorists to expect traffic congestion on both the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, as well as the Sunday after.
Governor Corbett says people with pre-existing medical conditions that first responders might need to know in the event of a crash or other emergency will now be able to place a yellow dot sticker on the rear window of their vehicle.
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