Pa. to address road salt shortage by hitting road - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Pa. to address road salt shortage by hitting road

Posted: Updated:

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is sending commercial haulers to Delaware to pick up 20,000 tons of road salt - a commodity in high demand after a series of winter storms.

Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday he made the decision to dispatch dozens of trucks to Wilmington over the next week with travel safety on his mind.

The trucks will bring the road salt to staging areas in Philadelphia, Allentown and Harrisburg - regions that are considered to have the most urgent need for fresh supplies.

PennDOT has used nearly 1 million tons of salt this season, going through it about 32 percent faster than during a typical recent winter.

Earlier this month Corbett signed an emergency proclamation that lets road-salt delivery drivers work longer shifts than normal.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:46:14 GMT
    Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the...More >>
    Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico.More >>
  • Police unmask suspected bank robber in two counties

    Police unmask suspected bank robber in two counties

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:46:00 GMT

    Police have unmasked a man suspected in several robberies in Mercer and Lawrence County. 

    More >>

    Police have unmasked a man suspected in several robberies in Mercer and Lawrence County. 

    More >>
  • In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-09-20 03:43:44 GMT
    Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers.More >>
    Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms