State Deploying Additional Resources to Supplement Erie Winter Storm Response

first_img December 26, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today said that multiple state agencies are working with county and local authorities to supplement the winter storm response in northwestern Pennsylvania as state and local agencies tackle a record amount of snow fall across the area over the last several days.“Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of people in the area,” said Governor Wolf. “Multiple agencies are working with local officials to address the snowfall and ensure that requests for state help are processed quickly and so there’s no delay in delivery of whatever is needed. Please help first responders by being safe and avoiding travel if possible.”The Department of Transportation has deployed additional plow trucks, heavy equipment and personnel to Erie County to assist with snow removal for the duration of the storm. At the same time, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is working closely with Erie County emergency management personnel to assist the county with any needs.PennDOT has restricted commercial vehicle travel on Interstate 86 and a portion of Interstate 90 in Erie County. The restriction is in place for Interstate 86 and Interstate 90 from the New York state line to the Interstate 79 interchange. Included in the restriction are lightly-loaded or empty semi-trucks, double trailers, recreational vehicles, non-commercial vehicles towing trailers, and motorcycles.State officials are urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on Interstate 90, Interstate 86, and Interstate 79.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.center_img State Deploying Additional Resources to Supplement Erie Winter Storm Responselast_img read more

ICC World Cup No tension as Steve Smith and David Warner back in Aussie colours: Langer

first_img New Delhi : Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back to the Australian team with “no tension”, coach Justin Langer said Friday, with the World Cup offering another opportunity for redemption. The duo returned to the national side for a World Cup training camp Friday in Brisbane after serving year-long bans for their part in the “sandpapergate” scandal in Cape Town that rocked cricket.”There is no tension,” a smiling Langer told reporters. “They’re back in the team now. They’ve been selected, which is brilliant.” The duo have enjoyed a solid comeback in the Twenty20 IPL, with Warner in blistering form, topping the competition batting rankings with 692 runs from 12 innings.Langer acknowledged there would need to be some adjustments for the former team leaders, but said the team would be boosted by their experience. “When you come from the titled position of captain then there is going to be a certain degree of humility that comes with that,” he said.”One of our really strong values is humility, so there will be great opportunity to develop that.”  The Aussie coach welcomed the selection dilemma Smith and Warner added to the top order, joining Aaron Finch, Usman Khawja and Shaun Marsh, made it “exciting to have those five 100-makers at our disposal”. Australia are the reigning World Cup champions and have been in recent red-hot form winning eight one-day internationals on the trot, against India and Pakistan.”We have had great success in the past. While we celebrate that, it means nothing on how we play this (World Cup),” Langer said.”But I do know that we had a very humbling experience. And we bought it upon ourselves,” he added, reflecting on vision of Smith being “frog-marched out of South Africa”.He said the team needed to use every tournament on the calendar to “make Australians proud of us again”. “We must make the most of every opportunity that comes up, including this World Cup,” he said.The World Cup starts on May 30 in England and Wales. Steve Smith and David Warner are back in Australia camp. David Warner was in prime form during IPL 2019. Australia will play its first game against Afghanistan in World Cup.  highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more