10 - 28 - 2011 PennDOT crews, equipment, & supplies ready for winter
With snow & colder temperatures appearing in some local forecasts, State Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch announced that PennDOTâs final winter preparations are being made & more than 2,200 trucks & 5,400 operators will be ready to tackle winterâs worst. Interstates & expressways are PennDOTâs primary focus during storms, & equipment may be redirected to these routes during significant winter events. During heavier storms, motorists may find deeper accumulations on less-traveled routes & should adjust their driving for those conditions. PennDOT has agreements with more than 700 municipalities for them to clear state roads within their jurisdictions.