PennDOT gears up for snowy conditions

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DUNMORE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — PennDOT is gearing up for the snowstorm getting ready to hit Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

Eyewitness News caught up with a few workers getting ready to take on the snow this afternoon, gearing up trucks and plows and filling them with salt.

“Right now we are preparing out trucks, getting the salt into the trucks and going to be heading out onto the roadways,” Jessica Kalinoski, Community Relations Coordinator of PennDOT District 4 said.

One facility visited had around 1,000 tons of salt ready to treat the road which will come in handy as the area expects to see 12 to 18 inches of snow on the roads by Thursday morning.

“During the storm we have employees monitoring the situations, monitoring the roadways and our snow trucks are out there salting and plowing the roads,” Kalinoski said.

For when you are in the middle of the storm, you can head to 5-1-1 PA for helpful resources.

“You’ll see the traffic map, possible traffic delays, weather alerts, the forecast, you can see the cameras and you can even see where the snow trucks are,” Kalinoski said.

At the end of the day, Kalinoski says she wants to make sure drivers know what to expect.

“The roadways will become impassable at times with 3″ of snow coming down an hour,” she said.

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