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Thanksgiving traffic may be messy
The more than 46.3 million people traveling this Thanksgiving will be watching the weather closely. Forecasters say the midstate region could get 6-10 inches of snow. The earlier you can leave on Wednesday morning, the better, as conditions will get worse as the day progresses.
PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch said, “We all want to visit our friends and families this Thanksgiving, but I urge all motorists to be prepared for potential winter road conditions and consider altering travel if necessary. Our first priority should be to arrive safely, even if it takes more time to reach our destinations.”
PennDOT crews across the state are monitoring forecasts and will be prepared to tackle wintry conditions. PennDOT expects to extend crew shifts to have 24-hour coverage and will work through the Thanksgiving holiday to clear any accumulating snow.
“Motorists should be aware that if this storm begins with rain or freezing rain, we generally won’t pretreat roads because the rain will wash salt brine away,” Schoch said. “This is one of the reasons why it’s so critical that we have real-time conditions and that drivers closely watch forecasts to decide whether they should travel.”