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Penndot clearing roads for morning commute

Penndot crews had their hands full yet again after another snow storm hit Central Pennsylvania.  York County Penndot Maintenance Manager Mike Martin said crews will be on through midnight Monday getting all of the slush off of secondary state roads.

Martin said this is the first snow this season that has been heavy and wet, which actually helped. “With this snow we don’t have those issues with blowing snow and the temperatures were right around freezing, so everything was working to the best it can get with this winter storm,” said Martin. It also spared them some materials. “We used more so far this year than we did last year. It gets expensive. But fortunately this time it’s 32 degrees. We can do more plowing and less salting and anti-skid,” said Martin.

“Now our concerns are mainly for the secondary’s, get them all slushed off. Temperatures are to dip tonight so we don’t want the re-freeze on the highway tonight,” said Martin.

 

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