Winter is coming, and the state Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission are gearing up for it. PennDOT has budgeted nearly $200 million for this winter’s statewide operations, deploys about 4,700 workers, and has more than 560,000 tons of salt on hand across the state. PennDOT is actively seeking more than 600 temporary equipment operators statewide to supplement its full-time staff. The Turnpike has more than 400 licensed equipment operators ready to activate 24/7 staffing. This could be especially challenging in light of CDL
Townships, as well as the public, can track roadway conditions and PennDOT plow truck locations statewide this winter through www.511PA.com. Click here for more, including suggestions on how the public can prepare for winter driving conditions.