PennDOT Prepares For Dangerous Road Conditions

By Kym Gable

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Extra PennDOT crews are on stand-by as the region prepares for possible icy road conditions.

If the situation becomes severe, Spokesman Jim Struzzi says PennDOT will set up an incident command center and operate much like the military.

“It could be a situation if the roadways do freeze up, the roads may have to be closed. When you are dealing with an ice storm, it’s a scary forecast,” Struzzi told KDKA’s Kym Gable.

Struzzi says there wasn’t much need for pre-treating area roads today with salt and anti-icing agents because there’s still a lot of residual salt on the surfaces from previous applications.

  • I'm just saying

    PennDOT’s Jim Struzzi says there wasn’t much need for pre-treating and in Trina Orlando’s story with PennDOT’s Tim Cook says they’re out pre-treating. So which is it? And why pay the road crews if there is anything for them to do?

  • Christal Kunkle

    If it’s an ice storm… is “residual” salt really gonna cut it????? Sounds like they’re tryin to be cheap.

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