Gov. Tom Wolf has signed a disaster emergency proclamation for the severe winter weather that is impacting the commonwealth. Among other language, the proclamation waives any laws or regulations that would restrict the state Department of Transportation from helping local jurisdictions to repair, clear, and remove snow and other obstructions from non-state-owned highways and at the discretion of the Secretary of Transportation. The proclamation also establishes PEMA (Pa Emergency Management Agency) as the statewide command and control center of operations for emergency response, recovery, and mitigation aspects of the commonwealth and that all applicable county, municipal, and other emergency response plans be activated. Click here to view the proclamation.