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01/17/2022

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#UPDATE: PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike are implementing additional restrictions based on conditions on the roadways, and reports from first responders, law enforcement and PennDOT and PA Turnpike personnel. See the latest road conditions and restrictions on www.511PA.com

Read the release: https://www.penndot.gov/pages/all-news-details.aspx?newsid=912

CC: Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association Governor Tom Wolf Commonwealth of Pennsylvania PA Emergency Management Agency

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01/16/2022

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Check 511PA.com or the 511PA app for the most up-to-date information on vehicle restrictions and road conditions ❄️
#PAWinter #PAWX

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PA Emergency Management Agency
Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association

Keep yourself and others safe during this winter storm by following these tips. ❄️📱 Follow your trusted local weather so...
01/16/2022

Keep yourself and others safe during this winter storm by following these tips. ❄️

📱 Follow your trusted local weather source for up-to-date weather information for your area
🚗 Get real-time travel information on 511PA.com
⚠️ Sign up for weather alerts at ready.pa.gov
🔦 Have emergency kits ready in case of a power outage
🚫 During winter weather, avoid travel, if possible

Learn more about this storm and winter weather safety: bit.ly/3Fz0ODG

#PAWX #PAwinter

Keep yourself and others safe during this winter storm by following these tips. ❄️

📱 Follow your trusted local weather source for up-to-date weather information for your area
🚗 Get real-time travel information on 511PA.com
⚠️ Sign up for weather alerts at ready.pa.gov
🔦 Have emergency kits ready in case of a power outage
🚫 During winter weather, avoid travel, if possible

Learn more about this storm and winter weather safety: bit.ly/3Fz0ODG

#PAWX #PAwinter

01/16/2022
Jan. 2022 Winter Storm Update

Join us as PEMA, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Turnpike, and PA State Police provide an update on state agency activities to prepare for the significant winter storm and remind citizens of actions they can take to stay safe.

📢 TODAY AT 3 PM: PEMA, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Turnpike, and PA State Police w...
01/16/2022

📢 TODAY AT 3 PM: PEMA, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Turnpike, and PA State Police will provide an update on state agency activities to prepare for the significant winter storm and remind citizens of actions they can take to stay safe.

WATCH LIVE:
🔴 pacast.com/live/pema
🔴 facebook.com/PEMAHQ

📢 TODAY AT 3 PM: PEMA, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Turnpike, and PA State Police will provide an update on state agency activities to prepare for the significant winter storm and remind citizens of actions they can take to stay safe.

WATCH LIVE:
🔴 pacast.com/live/pema
🔴 facebook.com/PEMAHQ

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01/16/2022

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#UPDATE: PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike have adjusted their planned vehicle restrictions in anticipation of tonight's #PAWinter storm.

Full list of restrictions → https://www.penndot.gov/pages/all-news-details.aspx?newsid=911

Always check www.511PA.com for the latest restrictions and road conditions. ❄🌨

CC: Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association PA Emergency Management Agency Governor Tom Wolf Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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01/16/2022

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Another winter storm is hitting PA, here are some reminders:
If your power goes out, report outage to your utility.
Ice, snow & wind can bring down power lines, stay away - they may be electrified.

PA Weather Update 1/16/22: A winter storm arrives in PA today.❄ Expect snow for all at the start🌨️ Heavy wet snow in the...
01/16/2022

PA Weather Update 1/16/22: A winter storm arrives in PA today.

❄ Expect snow for all at the start
🌨️ Heavy wet snow in the west overnight
🌧️ Switch to rain/sleet/icing east
🌬️ Strong wind Monday as snow tapers

Hazards to expect:
⚠️ Slick travel
⚠️ Reduced visibility
⚠️ Sporadic power outages
⚠️ Downed limbs

Stay safe! Avoid travel if possible, and make sure you receive weather alerts in at least 2⃣ ways. Sign up for PA weather alerts: bit.ly/Alert-PA

#PAWX

Photos from US National Weather Service State College PA's post
01/15/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service State College PA's post

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01/14/2022

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Winter weather is on the way! ❄️ We're anticipating some vehicle restrictions Sunday. Please avoid unnecessary travel during the storm, and check 511PA.com for the latest information if you must be out on the road.

Details: https://www.penndot.gov/pages/all-news-details.aspx?newsid=910

#PAWinter #PAWX
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PA Emergency Management Agency
PA State Police
Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association

How will winter weather affect your business operations? Receive critical event information to help you plan and get bac...
01/14/2022

How will winter weather affect your business operations? Receive critical event information to help you plan and get back to business quickly.

Sign up to be a Pennsylvania Business Emergency Operations Center (PABEOC) trusted partner by emailing your name and organization to [email protected].

Learn more about #PABEOC: https://bit.ly/PABEOC

How will winter weather affect your business operations? Receive critical event information to help you plan and get back to business quickly.

Sign up to be a Pennsylvania Business Emergency Operations Center (PABEOC) trusted partner by emailing your name and organization to [email protected].

Learn more about #PABEOC: https://bit.ly/PABEOC

With dangerous cold in the forecast tonight (1/14) through Saturday night, you may be concerned about pipes freezing or ...
01/14/2022

With dangerous cold in the forecast tonight (1/14) through Saturday night, you may be concerned about pipes freezing or bursting. Here are some simple tips to help you prevent frozen pipes at home. ⤵️

Learn more: bit.ly/2TmwwN9

#PAWinter #PAWX

With dangerous cold in the forecast tonight (1/14) through Saturday night, you may be concerned about pipes freezing or bursting. Here are some simple tips to help you prevent frozen pipes at home. ⤵️

Learn more: bit.ly/2TmwwN9

#PAWinter #PAWX

📢 IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: PEMA and PA State Police are urging residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase o...
01/14/2022
State Police, PEMA warn residents with older phones that 3G network phase-out could result in loss of connectivity

📢 IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: PEMA and PA State Police are urging residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022.

AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have announced plans to shut down their 3G networks to accommodate more advanced services as early as February 2022.

Most users of these services will be notified directly by the carriers if this discontinuation affects them. If you have questions about your service, contact your wireless service provider today.

Residents with older cell phones should be aware that the nation's three biggest wireless carriers will begin phasing out 3G networks as early as February.

PA Weather Update 1/14/22: Prepare now for a busy winter weekend ahead.Tonight: Arctic cold arrives with dangerous wind ...
01/14/2022

PA Weather Update 1/14/22: Prepare now for a busy winter weekend ahead.

Tonight: Arctic cold arrives with dangerous wind chills.

This weekend: A complex winter storm arrives Sunday evening with:
❄️ Snow
🌧️ Sleet
☔️ Rain
🌬 Wind

Snow is expected for most of PA and a wintry mix for part of southeastern PA. Follow your trusted local weather source for up-to-date details like amounts and timing.

#PAWX

We're urging residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022. ...
01/13/2022

We're urging residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022.

“The best plan of action is to contact your service provider to determine if your devices are compliant,” said PEMA Deputy for 911 Jeff Boyle. “It’s important to plan now so you don’t lose connectivity.”

The nation’s three major wireless carriers (AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile) have announced plans to shut down their 3G networks to accommodate more advanced services, including 5G, as early as February 2022. As a result, many older phones will be unable to make or receive calls and text messages or use data services. This may also affect other devices that rely on 3G connectivity, such as medical alert devices, tablets, smart watches, home security systems, and in-vehicle safety, security, and roadside assistance systems.

Most users of these services will be notified directly by the carriers if this discontinuation affects them. However, users of older phones that are used only for 911 connectivity may not receive the notification if they do not have active service with a carrier.

Low-income individuals concerned that their 911-only phones will no longer be supported should consider applying for service through the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program: lifelinesupport.org

Learn more from the news release: https://bit.ly/3zS2veo

PA State Police

During Home Office Safety and Security Week, it's important to make sure you're being as cyber safe as possible. Here ar...
01/13/2022
Guide: Protecting Yourself Online

During Home Office Safety and Security Week, it's important to make sure you're being as cyber safe as possible. Here are some tips:

🌐 Know your employer's security guidelines
🌐 Keep work and personal devices separate
🌐 Make sure your Wi-Fi is secure
🌐 Watch out for phishing emails
🌐 Keep your devices locked and tracked
🌐 Keep your confidential files secure
🌐 Create strong passwords
🌐 Use two-factor authentication

Learn more cybersecurity tips: pa.gov/cybersecurity

#HomeOfficeSafetyandSecurityWeek #BeCyberSmart

This guide will connect you with cybersecurity resources and tips for protecting yourself online. Remember: Think before you click!

PA Weather Update 1/13/22: There's much to watch over the next few days regarding the upcoming winter storm.🥶 Arctic col...
01/13/2022

PA Weather Update 1/13/22: There's much to watch over the next few days regarding the upcoming winter storm.

🥶 Arctic cold arrives Friday evening through Saturday
❄️ The winter storm is likely to impact PA Sunday evening through Monday morning
⚠️ Expect more details Friday, but at this point, the event looks impactful for much of the state
👀 Monitor the forecast for updates

While there's much more to learn about this storm over the next few days, we can prepare today!

📱 Sign up for weather alerts: bit.ly/Alert-PA
🚗 Know how to check current travel conditions: 511PA.com
🎒Have emergency kits in your home & vehicle

#PAWX #PAwinter #ReadyPA
US National Weather Service State College PA

📢 TODAY AT 10 AM: The PA Emergency Management Agency and PA State Police will provide an important public safety update ...
01/13/2022

📢 TODAY AT 10 AM: The PA Emergency Management Agency and PA State Police will provide an important public safety update regarding the availability of 3G cellular service in the commonwealth.

WATCH LIVE:
🔴 pacast.com/live/pema
🔴 facebook.com/PEMAHQ

📢 TODAY AT 10 AM: The PA Emergency Management Agency and PA State Police will provide an important public safety update regarding the availability of 3G cellular service in the commonwealth.

WATCH LIVE:
🔴 pacast.com/live/pema
🔴 facebook.com/PEMAHQ

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01/13/2022

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Tonight, a 213-foot-long, 294-ton #SuperLoad starts its over 400-mile trek from West Milton, New York, to Wampum, Pennsylvania. The travel plan involves 16 counties and will feature ramp maneuvers, unusual traffic patterns, and slow-moving vehicles. Drivers along the planned route should remain alert for this two-lane operation.

More info ➡️ http://ow.ly/lPmU50Ht9bs

Follow along with #PASuperLoad22 and join our "Pennsylvania Superloads" Facebook group.

01/12/2022

DEP Declares Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulate Matter for Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Multiple Areas of Pennsylvania: https://bit.ly/3HYIR35

01/12/2022

It's Home Office Safety and Security Week! Do you have a home office or work space? Make sure it's fire safe with this checklist.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/375UFA5

#HomeOfficeSafetyandSecurityWeek

PA Weather Update 1/12/22: We can expect tranquil weather mid to late week, with limited light snow chances in western a...
01/12/2022

PA Weather Update 1/12/22: We can expect tranquil weather mid to late week, with limited light snow chances in western and northern Pennsylvania.

Looking ahead in PA:
🥶 Cold weekend
👀 Then attention turns to monitoring the storm over the weekend
⏰ It's too early for details like amounts, type, and timing

Follow your regional U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) office on social media and tune in to other trusted local weather sources for up-to-date forecasts.

#PAWX #PAWinter

01/11/2022

BE FIRE SAFE when heating your home this winter. 🏠 Make sure you have a qualified professional install, clean, and inspect your heating equipment.

Also remember to test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms regularly.

Learn more: osfc.pa.gov/BeFireSafePA

#TestItTuesday #BeFireSafePA

Here's a good reminder from our friends at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) during Winter Driving...
01/11/2022

Here's a good reminder from our friends at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) during Winter Driving Awareness Week! Always have an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you need it.

It's Winter Driving Awareness Week! ❄️🚗 Take some time to prepare as the season continues. All our tips are available at penndot.gov/winter. But remember, don' t drive in bad weather unless you have to.

Find more recommendations for packing your emergency kit ➡️ https://youtu.be/h3kH2rwO9gk

#PAWinter
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01/10/2022

Temperatures across Pennsylvania are dropping and 🏠LIHEAP can help you keep warm all winter long:
💻 Apply online: compass.state.pa.us
📄 LIHEAP information: dhs.pa.gov/LIHEAP

📢 DEADLINE REMINDER: TODAY, January 10, is the deadline to apply for FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster a...
01/10/2022

📢 DEADLINE REMINDER: TODAY, January 10, is the deadline to apply for FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance for damages caused by the remnants of Hurricane #Ida.

Learn more and apply: pema.pa.gov/ida

📢 DEADLINE REMINDER: TODAY, January 10, is the deadline to apply for FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance for damages caused by the remnants of Hurricane #Ida.

Learn more and apply: pema.pa.gov/ida

PA Weather Update 1/10/22: It's cold out there, PA! 🥶 Pennsylvania can expect lake effect and mountain snow today, plus ...
01/10/2022

PA Weather Update 1/10/22: It's cold out there, PA! 🥶 Pennsylvania can expect lake effect and mountain snow today, plus frigid air through Tuesday.

More #PAWX information:
❄️ Accumulating and blowing snow in northwestern PA and western mountains until Tuesday morning
🌡️ Cold air, with wind chills less than 0 degrees in spots overnight

Stay safe in extreme cold:
✅ Stay indoors
✅ Limit travel and keep an emergency kit in your car if you must travel
✅ Learn how to shut off water valves in case you would need to
✅ Check on older family, friends, and neighbors
✅ Bring pets inside

Photos from US National Weather Service State College PA's post
01/09/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service State College PA's post

PA Weather Update 1/8/22: Icing expected tonight into Sunday.🧊 Cold rain freezes on contact with ground⚠️ Expect icy roa...
01/08/2022

PA Weather Update 1/8/22: Icing expected tonight into Sunday.

🧊 Cold rain freezes on contact with ground
⚠️ Expect icy roads, sidewalks, and elevated surfaces
🌳 Ice may weigh down trees/power lines
🌡️ Temperatures rise above freezing Sunday PM

Be extremely cautious if traveling, especially on untreated surfaces.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
#PAWX

01/08/2022

As freezing temperatures and winter weather continue across the state, use extra caution if you're out on our roadways.
❄️ Check 511PA.com for road conditions and find all our winter driving tips at PennDOT.gov/winter.
#PAWinter

Many of us are setting and working toward goals in the new year. Make it a goal or resolution to take steps to be more p...
01/07/2022
“Resolve to Be Ready” for Emergencies in the New Year

Many of us are setting and working toward goals in the new year. Make it a goal or resolution to take steps to be more prepared for emergencies in 2022.

Start by creating an emergency plan and kit.

Learn how to #ResolveToBeReady from our #ReadyPA blog:

“Resolve to be Ready” in 2022 by creating family emergency plans and emergency kits.

01/07/2022

We cannot stress this enough: DON'T DRIVE UNTIL YOU CLEAR THE SNOW FROM YOUR ENTIRE VEHICLE! You're a better driver when you can see the road, and people driving behind you will appreciate it.
...Plus, it's the law 👍
#PAWinter

A statewide snow event is heading PA's way! ❄️ Be prepared. Make sure you know winter weather safety information:📱 Follo...
01/06/2022

A statewide snow event is heading PA's way! ❄️ Be prepared. Make sure you know winter weather safety information:

📱 Follow your trusted local weather source for up-to-date weather information for your area
🚗 Get real-time travel information on 511PA.com
⚠️ Sign up for weather alerts at ready.pa.gov
🔦 Have emergency kits ready in case of a power outage
🚫 During winter weather, avoid travel, if possible

Learn more about emergency preparedness and kits at ready.pa.gov.

#PAWX #PAwinter

A statewide snow event is heading PA's way! ❄️ Be prepared. Make sure you know winter weather safety information:

📱 Follow your trusted local weather source for up-to-date weather information for your area
🚗 Get real-time travel information on 511PA.com
⚠️ Sign up for weather alerts at ready.pa.gov
🔦 Have emergency kits ready in case of a power outage
🚫 During winter weather, avoid travel, if possible

Learn more about emergency preparedness and kits at ready.pa.gov.

#PAWX #PAwinter

PA Weather Update 1/6/22: Snow arrives in Pennsylvania later today, with the bulk of it falling tonight.ABOUT THIS EVENT...
01/06/2022

PA Weather Update 1/6/22: Snow arrives in Pennsylvania later today, with the bulk of it falling tonight.

ABOUT THIS EVENT:
❄️ Cold enough for an all snow event
⚠️ Slick travel expected
⏲️ Wraps up early Friday morning
📍 Lake effect snow kicks in all day Friday in northwestern PA

SAFETY TIPS:
✅ Before traveling, make sure you know your local forecast; delay or cancel travel during inclement weather.
✅ Get weather alerts in multiple ways, including through AlertPA: bit.ly/Alert-PA
✅ Check current road conditions and more: 511PA.com

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
#PAWX #PAWinter

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