Pennsylvania officials warn of power outages, drifting snow

Evrard Martin
Mars 19, 2017

A Pennsylvania mother has voiced her relief after her toddler son was transported almost 90 miles through a storm for life-saving surgery with the help of a snowplow and multiple emergency services.

(HARRISBURG) - Gov. Tom Wolf is announcing travel restrictions ahead of a significant winter storm that could bring a foot or more of snow to the eastern parts of Pennsylvania.

The restrictions remain in place along the turnpike east of the Carlisle exit and on interstates east of I-81. PennDOT's Automated Vehicle Locator plow tracking tool is available for all of the more than 2,200 PennDOT-owned and rented plow trucks, with vehicle locations viewable on 511PA. They are Interstates 80, 81, 83, 84, 176, 283, 380 and 476 and all non-interstate expressways.

"We are preparing for significant snow and winds and the impacts that those conditions could have on travel and public safety during and after the storm", Richard D. Flinn Jr., director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, said.

Restrictions on the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) will be lifted from the Bedford Interchange (Exit 146) east to the Carlisle Interchange (Exit 226).

All of Northeastern Pennsylvania is under a winter storm warning from 8 p.m. tonight until 8 p.m. Wednesday.

PennDOT is also canceling all superload permits for movement on Tuesday. She said the drivers were able to keep every interstate passable. He also signed an emergency proclamation.

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