Governor Tom Wolf announced that a color-coded map is now offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for Pennsylvanians to see when each of the nearly 40,000 miles of state-maintained roads were last plowed.
The map can be found at www.511PA.com, under the plow trucks section.
PennDOT has $220 million budgeted for this winter's statewide operations and has more than 652,000 tons of road salt on hand across the state at this time.
When winter weather hits, PennDOT's primary focus is on interstates and expressways. The more traffic a roadway has, the more attention it will get from the plows. Drivers may refer to the map to see which roads are safe for driving.
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This is all thanks to PennDOT’s Automated Vehicle Location technology which uses more than 2,200 department owned and rented plows to send a signal that shows the trucks location.
By the way, PennDOT is seeking approximately 480 temporary equipment operators statewide for the winter season to supplement the full time staff. Details and requirements can be found here.