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PennDOT Crews Stay Busy Even With Break in Weather

This break in weather allows crews to fix and fine tune any gear before the next big wintry blast.
A wintry blast has kept PennDOT crews busy these past couple of days, but this is just the beginning.
Crews have been working around the clock to keep the roads clean, and although we had a break in weather, they are already preparing for more snow.
A winter storm is expected later this Sunday into Monday and will unleash even colder air on Monday and Tuesday with lake effect snow to follow, that's according to meteorologist Tom Atkins.
Today, Jet 24 rode along with Brian Tinko.
He's a plow operator with PennDOT.
On days like today, a break in the weather is a relief, especially after crews have been working around the clock since Monday.
But that doesn't mean work stops.
After highways are plowed, PennDOT focuses on secondary roadways, plowing those roadways and spreading a salt brine mix.
This break in weather also allows crews to fix and fine tune any gear before the next big wintry blast.
There are 38 routes covered and 43 trucks in the fleet.
PennDOT officials urge drivers to be patient.
Drivers can check road conditions on 511pa.com.
The site features maps and live updates.
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