Salt Trucks Out Ahead of Freezing Rain Due Sunday

MOUNT HOLLY NJ – Forecasts for a light freezing rain that could glaze area highways with ice, scheduled to begin Sunday (Jan. 9, 2022) at 8 a.m. and continue until noon, prompted the National Weather Service to declare a winter weather advisory for Montgomery and Chester counties.

It’s simple message: Avoid travel if necessary. If you must drive, slow down and use extra caution.

The advisory, issued Sunday at 3 a.m., acknowledged that “untreated roads and walkways may become slippery.” The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the state Turnpike Commission agreed, and urged drivers to stay off the highways if possible.

PennDOT trucks were seen late Saturday night and early Sunday, spreading road salt and other winter materials on state-owned highways in the Pottstown area. As a precaution, the two agencies also imposed a lengthy list of vehicle restrictions that regionally affected:

  • The Interstate 76 portion of the Turnpike in both directions from its Breezewood to Reading exits; and
  • The entire length of Interstate 176 from Morgantown to U.S. Route 422 near Exeter.

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