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PennDOT sends crews to help dig out Connecticut

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 11 2013 12:40:06 PM CST
Small storms cause headaches for PennDOT
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Governor Tom Corbett announced Monday that he directed PennDOT to send crews to help citizens of Connecticut with blizzard recovery.

Connecticut's governor asked for assistance, Corbett said, after the state suffered from one of the worst blizzards in recent history.

“Our neighbors in Connecticut are struggling with closed roads, power outages and dwindling supplies of perishable goods – when the call came in for help, we quickly responded,” Corbett said. “I’m proud of our employees who will be working long hours and spending time away from their own families to help others in need.”

Crews for Somerset, Tioga, Montour and Columbia counties left over the weekend and are expected to return to Pa. later in the week.

PennDOT sent three massive snow blowers, three tractor trailers (to haul the snow blowers), three crew cab trucks, several equipment operators, several foremen and a mechanic.

These crews are helping clear roads in parts of Hartford, Farmington and Meriden, Conn.