By Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Even though we haven’t had a monster storm this winter, it’s pesky weather troubles have piled up.READ MORE: Officials Investigating Gas Explosion Inside Home In South Philadelphia
As KYW’s Justin Udo reports, PennDOT is now worried about more than just the snow and ice.
Fighting all these winter storms has caused PennDOT to go over budget.
“Adjustments will be made to the general maintenance fund to cover additional winter costs.”READ MORE: Philadelphia Police ID Suspect In Deadly Shooting Of Temple Student Samuel Collington
PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says they’re still going to be out on the roads doing what needs to be done.
“We have enough salt stockpiled right now for about four more storms although we do have 30,000 tons of salt on order and we’re expecting delivery of that salt soon.”
Blaum says budget woes will not affect their work and they’re making sure this fleet is ready for the latest round of winter weather.
“Our mechanics have been very busy repairing hoses, replacing blades on the plows, fixing the spreaders, making other mechanical repairs to the trucks.”MORE NEWS: FDA Panel Narrowly Votes To Recommend Merck's COVID-19 Pill
This winter marks the fourth time in six years PennDOT has spread more than 100,000 tons of salt on area roads.