Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
PennDOT will be patching some holes on highways ahead of a bigger fix.
One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.
Penndot spokesman Charles Metzger says the agency already has workers out, getting ready for the next snowstorm, which is predicted to hit us on Sunday evening.
“It just really creates a burden for the poor in Philadelphia,” says Adam Bruckner who runs the non-profit Philly ReStart.
What does all that salt mean for the environment when it’s washed away?
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has granted a temporary waiver of hauling restrictions for home heating oil suppliers that are having difficulty keeping up with demand in this bitter winter weather.
Pre-wetting the roads with a solution of magnesium chloride helps crews stay ahead of the snow. Penndot begins plowing after one-half inch of snow accumulates.
PennDOT spokesman Brad Rudolph says the first priority was spraying brine on the roads.
Here we go again! Snow is in the forecast for Saturday, and area transportation department crews are ready for it.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman Gene Blaum says the salt depots are stocked with tons of salt across the five-county Philadelphia region, and plow blades are sharpened and ready to go.
A Penndot spokeswoman says the idea isn’t new — just the method.
Approximately $4.7 million in fine money collected from Philadelphia’s red light cameras in 2012 has been awarded to projects around the state, but only $1.5 million of that money will stay in Philadelphia.
Crews this week begin nighttime and overnight work this week to expand Route 202 to six lanes in Chester County.
There were 1,310 people killed in Pennsylvania traffic accidents last year, twenty-four more than in 2011.
The teen death toll rose in 25 states, eight states were unchanged, and 17 — including Pennsylvania and New Jersey — saw their the numbers drop.