PennDOT Gets Ready for a Change in the Weather

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(WBRE/WYOU-TV) — With the winter weather on its way, PennDOT in Dunmore has activated its incident command center.

Officials will be monitoring the roads from Lackawanna to Susquehanna and beyond. While PennDOT officials will be monitoring cameras, crews will be out on the road in full force treating roadways.

PennDOT spokesman James May tells Eyewitness News with this kind of weather moving into our area, motorists need to be warned to slow down. With rain during the day, May says there’s a good chance it will freeze tonight into tomorrow, causing black ice and/or slippery roads.

While PennDOT is out treating the roads, their primary goal is to make the roads passable, not completely free of ice or snow. PennDOT crews have been working the last couple of weeks getting all their ducks in a row to tackle the first snowstorm head-on.

“We’re looking up in Susquehanna County, Wayne County, Pike, those areas in the northeast, it looks like that’s where it’s going to be hit harder, so everybody is ready and then as we begin to see exactly what the storm is bringing, that’s when we will call them out,” May said.

Eyewitness News is told PennDOT District 4 has plenty of salt to go around this storm and for future winter storms that might come our way.

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