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Pennsylvania Turnpike

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  • Wretched winter grips Northeast; huge Pennsylvania Turnpike pileup

    WASHINGTON--Mother Nature had scant love for the eastern portion of the United States on Valentine’s Day, continuing a streak of miserable and deadly weather that has turned much of the nation into a snowy, icy mess and caused a major pileup on...
  • PennDOT adds more traffic cameras, other updates to "511PA" traveler-info site

     
    Views from PennDOT's traffic cameras and other information geared to motorists can be convenient aids to trip planning. Before I leave for work many mornings, I check the traffic on Route 22 to see if it's clear or suffering from one of its not-infrequent...
  • Does road surface on bridges crumble faster?

    Q: The Hamilton Boulevard bridge over the Turnpike near Minesite Road needs some tender loving care. Previous cracks in the concrete have now turned into holes, and cracks are developing in other sections. It may be time to lock the door before the horses...
  • Expensive Allentown advice linked in some cases to campaign contributions

    It is downright heartwarming the way Allentown's city fathers want to do everything in full public view. "I think we were pretty darn open," Mayor Ed Pawlowski was quoted as saying Thursday, in a story on how he arranged more than $4 million in fees...
  • Higher speed limits may make it hard to nab contraband soap traffickers

    After the end of World War II, everybody was overjoyed and deeply disturbed at the same time, as vivid reports emerged about Adolf Hitler's atrocities. Also at that same time, people talked about one of Hitler's great accomplishments, the no-speed-limit...
  • Georgia sheriff cancels Valentine's Day on Facebook: Way too icy

    Georgia sheriff cancels Valentine's Day on Facebook: Way too icy
    A northern Georgia sheriff took to the department's Facebook page and canceled Valentine’s Day¬†because of dangerous, icy road conditions – succeeding in eliminating car crashes, but drawing some heat from lovers.¬† Here's Oconee County...
  • Accused Tennessee package bomber had been convicted of arson in 1990

    Accused Tennessee package bomber had been convicted of arson in 1990
    The Tennessee man charged with blowing up his wife's parents with a package bomb worked with children at his church's Sunday school, ran a home restoration business out of his in-laws' backyard and was convicted of arson two decades ago, records show....
  • Season's greetings from the PA Turnpike: Rate increase!

     
    Pennsylvania Turnpike officials remind us that their annual rate increase is coming down the road fast, with prices set to rise at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. The trend of jacking up the tolls much higher for cash customers compared to E-ZPass payments...
  • Fresh burst of snow forecast Tuesday atop the slush and ice

    Fresh burst of snow forecast Tuesday atop the slush and ice
    A second burst of snow in three days is forecast Tuesday, potentially lengthening the weekend for schoolchildren one more day and clouding the morning commute. Several inches of snow, with smaller chances of half a foot or slightly more, are forecast...
  • Ice, snow make Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. a misery

    Snow and ice that had been moving their way across the country since last week, finally arrived in the nation’s Mid-Atlantic region, creating power outages and traffic woes up through the Northeast on Monday. Snowfalls of up to a foot were...
  • Storms dump snow and ice across several states

    A series of snowy and icy storms swept through the southern and northeastern United States over the weekend, leaving at least six people dead and causing the cancellation of more than 2,500 flights Sunday — including more than 1,000 at Dallas/Fort...