Troopers, Snowplows, National Guard Lead Tot to Heart Transplant During Pa. Storm

Toni Houston
March 19, 2017

Cpl. Adam Reed, communications director for the Pennsylvania State Police, said the convoy reached Geisinger's Danville campus about 2:40 p.m.

The storm dropped more than 20 inches of snow in that area. Tandem trailers, empty trailers, buses, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and towed noncommercial trailers aren't allowed on those highways.

Governor Tom Wolf is deploying members of the National Guard and announcing travel restrictions ahead of a winter storm that could bring a foot or more of snow to eastern Pennsylvania. PennDOT representative Sean Brown said the department's District 5 team plowed the path via I-80 from East Stroudsburg to the Luzerne County line, where a District 4 team took over jurisdiction duties.

"I ask residents and commercial drivers across the commonwealth to prepare to avoid unnecessary travel on roadways during this time - as to let road crews and emergency responders do their jobs and minimize unsafe travel".

A 45 miles per hour restriction is also still in effect on I-81 north /south from Exit 89: I-78 East-Allentown to Exit 151A: I-80 East-Stroudsburg; I-81 north from exits 151-188; I-81 south from exists 187-151A; I-84 east/west to the NY line; I-380 north/south.

The turnpike restriction has been lifted from the Bedford Interchange (Exit 146) east to the Carlisle Interchange (Exit 226).

During a storm, PennDOT's primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow.

The proclamation authorizes state agencies to use all available resources and personnel as necessary to cope with the magnitude and severity of this emergency situation.

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