PennDOT crews were out in full force Friday morning treating roads.
Butler County Maintenance Manager Mike Mattis says crews began work prior to 3 a.m.
“We were out ahead of the storm when we started experiencing freezing rain,” Mattis said. “That soon turned over to snow and it gradually progressed harder and harder. Our crews spent all morning spreading salt, treating, and plowing the roads.”
Mattis says that PennDOT crews have cleared most of the main roads and interstates now. But you could see some remnants of the morning snow.
“Around 10 a.m. we’re starting to concentrate on our secondary roads, but all of our crews are out and we’ll continue to treat and plow roadways throughout the storm,” Mattis said.
Mattis is urging drivers to still use caution throughout the course of the day. He said PennDOT crews will continue to monitor roads Friday night and through the weekend.
“Once the roads are treated, traffic will start drying the roads as they run,” Mattis said. “If we can get them to where they’re dry, they may not be a concern. But with the snow melting it may become a concern, so we’ll have supervisors in all weekend and have crews out if needed.”