As snow began falling Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) issued the following advisor for winter travel.PennDOT reminds motorists to drive responsibly if you have to be out traveling.
Drive at a speed at which you can maintain control of your vehicle under the road conditions you encounter, and plan extra time for your travels. Keep plenty of space between you and vehicles in front of you. Be sure you are buckled up and pay full attention to your driving. Consider postponing travel, if possible.
PennDOT crews are out treating and plowing roads, as warranted.
Motorists should visit the Travel Information page of the PennDOT Web site, www.dot.state.pa.us for the latest conditions on interstate highways. The Web site contains links to department traffic cameras and also to current weather-related travel conditions and closures for all Pennsylvania interstates.
The interstate road conditions hotline provides weather-related road condition information - updated every 15 minutes - for all Pennsylvania inter-states. The toll-free hotline is 1-888-783-6783 for in-state callers; out-of-state callers should call 717-783-5186.
PennDOT recommends drivers make sure their vehicles are prepared for ice and snow. Although four-or all-wheel drive vehicles are more suited to travel through deep snow, they cannot stop any faster than other vehicles on slippery pavement.