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Another snow storm heading this way

By Jennifer Joas, Reporter, JJoas@wfmz.com
Published On: Jan 01 2014 09:32:12 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 01 2014 09:56:49 PM CST

More snow is expected to hit Berks County Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. -

More snow is expected to hit Berks County Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. PennDOT crews will be mobilizing as early as 4 a.m. Thursday morning to treat the roads in preparation for the storm. But drivers still have a headache just thinking about the snowfall.

"I am a little annoyed with it. I have to worry about getting on the road and getting there safely," said Leesport driver Lisa Rotkiske.

"We have had enough already. I am ready for spring," said Mt. Penn driver Steve Davis.

Some people do not mind driving in snow.

"My parents made sure that I learned how to drive in the snow when I was very young. So I kind of relish it, especially with four-wheel drive," said Shoemakersville driver Dan DeMarco.

Other drivers are dreading it, especially after several major accidents throughout the month of December that shut down both the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-78 on multiple occasions.

"When you hear about that kind of thing going on you do not want to get on the road and drive," said Rotkiske.

"People do not know how to drive anymore. So whenever we get a bad snow or bad weather period, it just magnifies the fact that people do not know how to drive," said Davis.

PennDOT crews and public works crews in the city of Reading tell us they are hoping to minimize the bad road conditions. PennDOT will being treating the roads 4 a.m. in anticipation of this storm. Meanwhile, the city of Reading will have crews on standby at 11 p.m. Wednesday night. They are stocked up on salt and ready to go when the storm hits.