Road crews prep for more snow across tri-state

Department of Transportation crews in the tri-state area were at it again, prepping the roads for another round of snow.
March 16, 2014 8:23:58 PM PDT
Department of Transportation crews in the tri-state area were at it again, prepping the roads for another round of snow.

PennDOT crews moved fast, checking their equipment, loading up and moving out in the Hunting Park section of the city on Sunday night.

"Hopefully this is it. I don't want anymore. No more snow," said Michael Smith, South Philadelphia.

Days away from spring and people in our area are gearing up for another round of snow.

"This is going to be the last one. I don't think there's anymore. The weather fluctuates then it starts to keel off," said Edward Smith, South Philadelphia.

PennDOT has been closely monitoring the changing forecast, increasing its numbers when needed. The agency is up to nearly 300 trucks across the five county Pennsylvania region.

Over in New Jersey, NJDOT trucks were on the job early spreading salt on the bridges and overpasses.

Hundreds of trucks have been called in and will work the overnight hours to treat the roads for the Monday morning commute.

It's the same story in Delaware. In New Castle County, DelDOT had crews on the job all day Saturday spreading brine.

As for residents, there were plenty of people getting things done before the snow hits.

"Hopefully it will just blow by us. We're just praying that it's not too much and that everyone is safe trying to get to work," said Larry Banks, Middletown.

Strange as it may seem, there are actually quite a few people who aren't ready to say goodbye to the wild winter weather.

"Most people would probably would disagree with me but I love it. I'm having a banner year, I love snow but being retired kind of helps too," said Jerome Savage, New Castle.

All three transportation agencies in our area are expecting to get their plowing and salting operations underway as we head into the morning commute.


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