PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — PennDOT has more than 100 vehicles treating our area roadways to deal with the winter storm. Despite a light morning drizzle, Montgomery County is expected to get hit with one to three inches of snow.
PennDOT crews have been loading their trucks with salt throughout the day and are ready to go.
“We’re here, we’re ready to go, so we’re feeling good,” said John Clancy, assistant highway maintenance manager for Montgomery County.
Many of the roads and highways have already been treated.
Most crews are in a holding pattern waiting for the ice and snow.
“They’re just going to be out patrolling. Any time the road temperatures dip below 32, bridges, overpasses, they’ll treat them,” Clancy said.
Clancy says 40 of PennDOT’s 44 trucks are up and running in the county, plus contractors.
PennDOT says it has about 130,000 tons of salt available at the start of the winter season.
The state budget is $26.5 million.
As PennDOT prepped, Eyewitness News caught up with some drivers.
“I like snow, I always enjoyed the winter,” driver Scott Summers said. “As long as I can avoid people that are reckless, I’m fine with it. I think that it’s the people that are in a hurry trying to get somewhere that end up causing accidents.”
Anna Marie Yorck is not interested.
“I’m retired, 73, old, want to stay home relax and enjoy it looking out the window,” she said.
Drivers like Salvatore Mazzotta, from South Philly, welcome the snow.
“I’m like a little kid. I love the snow. It’s just going to be a pain to park but other than that, I’m ready for it,” he said.
If you are out on the roads, be sure to take it slow and leave plenty of room, especially if you are behind a plow truck.