Residents, PennDOT Prepare For Icy Roads

WESTMORELAND COUNTY(KDKA) – With the possibility of freezing drizzle in some spots overnight, PennDOT in Westmoreland County was out on the roads before anything fell from the sky.

They were treating the roads with salt brine to help keep any ice from bonding to the road surface.

“I’d rather have snow. It’s a lot easier to work with,” Assistant County Maintenance Manager Dave Forkey said.

Bill Weston is concerned about his driveway and whether his wife will be able to get down it to go to work in the morning.

That’s why they bought a bag of rock salt Monday evening.

“I don’t like anything about winter.. nothing,” said Rose Weston of Charleroi.

Tony DePasquale, of Belle Vernon, wonders about his morning commute, too. He moved here from Cleveland.

“I’m not used to hills, so the ice is going to really freak me out,” DePasquale said.

In addition to the pre-treatment, PennDOT will also have crews out all night long in case it gets bad, and they’re ready to call more people in if need be.

  • my opinion

    was PennDot pretreating the roads?, there is not a single road i did not have trouble driving on… i seen a few cars that were sliding as well, one that could not make it up the street, the other seemed as though it slid off the road almost… i sure could not tell, they must want to save their money rather than be concerned over drivers.

  • j. dinardo

    my opinion,…… the icy roads hasnt even happened yet! lol, its obvious you dont like penndot but at least wait till the conditions are bad before you lie!!!!

  • James

    j. dinardo,

    I don’t know where you live but the road were starting to get bad around midnight where I live also. I live not that far from Greensburg. My opinion may have been right. Don’t know where he lives either and I really don’t care. Just don’t throw out someone lied on here when you don’t know what your talking about. I have a lot more important things than reading post about someone lied. I need to make sure my wife can get to work safely. These post sometimes are a big help and I bet many people read them.

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