With another winter storm on the way, PennDOT is gearing up for what could be a long night of work.
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.
PennDOT and City officials started treating roads late Sunday night, and at midnight PennDOT began rolling out the road crews, meaning a full fleet of salt and brine trucks and plows are ready to go.
Erin Waters-Trasatt, as spokeswoman for PennDOT talked with WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about its importance and how it has affected the Philadelphia area.
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Blaum says PennDOT expects the work to be completed by the fall of 2019.
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Les Toaso, PennDOT’s district executive for Southeastern Pennsylvania, says the department put three-quarters of its trucks on the road to make sure they stay ice free through this travel period.
PennDOT press secretary Rich Kirkpatrick said Wednesday that anyone considering driving long distances on the highway should try to postpone their travel.
Light rain this morning will be changing to snow and the timing just could not be worse.
PennDOT says they will have 444 snow plow trucks ready for this winter in the Philadelphia area and they have over 100,000 tons of salt ready to go.
While Crews Gear Up To Tackle Snowy Roads, PennDOT Reminds Drivers To Be Prepared And Flexible When Traveling
PennDOT says crews are monitoring the forecast and they will be prepared to take on the wintry weather conditions.
The AAA Mid-Atlantic estimates more than a half million Philadelphia-area residents will travel 50 miles or more away from home over the Thanksgiving holiday.