PennDot Prepping For Third Storm In A Week - Fox 2 News Headlines

PennDot Prepping For Third Storm In A Week

Posted: Updated:
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. -

The snow not even melted in Quakertown and Allentown from Tuesday's snowstorm and already the weather authority calling for another pounding this weekend. 

The experts predicting Lehigh Valley could get hit hard with at least 6 to 8 inches.

"That's a lot. You've got to be careful when it gets that much," said truck driver Jimmy Herald.

He ought to know the dangers. He's been heading out on the highway for the past 14-years.

His concern, whether the snow plows  can clear the interstates fast enough.

"Usually after three or four inches  they cant keep up because the roads get real
icy."

PennDot trucks have already been out brining the interstates and expressways in the five county region, according officials.

They say 100-thousand tons of salt is available to battle this weekend's expected snowstorm.
Some of that salt will be  loaded onto the  415 trucks officials say are ready to roll across the area at the first snow fall, expected Saturday morning.

"We have to make sure we get out quick, fast and early. Hit the snow and hit it hard because  we want to make sure it doesn't bond to the roadway," explained Nick Martino of PennDot.

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Man Left Child In Car While Gambling In Del.

    Police: Man Left Child In Car While Gambling In Del.

    Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland man for leaving his child unattended in a car while he was gambling in a casino.
    Delaware State Police have arrested a Maryland man for leaving his child unattended in a car while he was gambling in a casino.
  • New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

    New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

    New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.
    New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.
  • Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices