Every year I find a resource from PennDOT stating how much they have, plow, and put down every winter.Â Here’s this year’s list.
15 â€“ Snow blowers
59 â€“ PennDOT facilities capable of making salt brine
180 â€“ Anti-icing units
400 â€“ Estimated number of trucks and operators PennDOT will rent to help with [...]
We’ve already talked about this before, but I wanted to bring up PennDOT’s Winter Gameplan again.Â This is how PennDOT handles different snow accumulations…
So, it is now 1:11 AM on Friday and I just drove home from Pittsburgh.Â I left the ‘Burgh around 10:00 PMÂ and got back to the apartment around 12:30 AM.Â The drive normally takes between an hour and a half and two hours, depending on traffic.Â Tonight, it took 2 and a half [...]
Just a quick update on what we’re starting to do now… updates on the road conditions from PennDOT’s RWIS (or Road Weather Information System). RWIS gives us the ability to color-code roadways across the Alleghenies. Here’s what it looks like…
You can get a look at the Road Weather Information System [...]
I did this last year, but that part of the blog isn’t easily accessible, so let’s do it again…Here’s a list of some PennDOT Winter Facts (facts taken directly from ‘PennDOT’s Playbook’):15 – Snow Blowers112 – Anti-Icing Units
2,250 – Trucks, Plows, and Salt Spreaders
5,000 – Approximate Number of Department Employees Licensed to [...]
Every year, we tell viewers to go to our website to see current weather conditions, school closings, watches and warnings, and to check the latest on area roadways. This year, PennDOT has updated their website with all kinds of great tools.
Just what can you do on their new website? Here’s a list: