Snow Storms Breaking The Bank?

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PennDOT and local municipalities are clocking thousands of hours of overtime to keep the streets clear of snow.

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kathy65

Bangor, PA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
yesterday...Sunday, in Upper Mt. Bethel Township, a state truck rode back and forth thru the main road of a development (Saddle Creek) doing absolutely nothing...then we watched as he made his way down Turkey Ridge toward Portland...

Double time??? Waste of taxpayers money??? Yep, I think so!
My Opinion

Slatington, PA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
kathy65 wrote:
yesterday...Sunday, in Upper Mt. Bethel Township, a state truck rode back and forth thru the main road of a development (Saddle Creek) doing absolutely nothing...then we watched as he made his way down Turkey Ridge toward Portland...
Double time??? Waste of taxpayers money??? Yep, I think so!
silly Kathy, it's called job security, jk
Debra Cox

Allentown, PA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
I think that Penndot and local municipalities need to crack down on the work which is reportedly being done. Saturday night at approximately 9 pm five trucks came through my block following each other. Now why five trucks following each other on the same block with their plows half down? Then to top it off the next morning the streets in the area were not even clear. They are racking up overtime for no reason. Maybe someone should check on that.
Jason

Whitehall, PA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
I would like to say that Whitehall Township did an awesome job with the streets across the township. I was amazed at how slippery and snow-covered the major streets (Mauch Chunk Rd, Cedar Crest Blvd) in the surrounding muncipalities where while my back alley was bare and clean. Keep up the great work Whitehall Twp.!
TBK

Middlesbrough, UK

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Feb 8, 2010
 
We can withstand tomorrow's storm and probably the next two storms, said Panto. We'll still be within in budget, which is the important part.-

The important part? I thought the important part was keeping the road clear and safe for the drivers who have to go to work to pay the taxes for the "budget"
blue collar man

Whitehall, PA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
realy ,how many snow falls have we had around here.
south heidelberg resident

Reading, PA

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Feb 9, 2010
 
Jason wrote:
I would like to say that Whitehall Township did an awesome job with the streets across the township. I was amazed at how slippery and snow-covered the major streets (Mauch Chunk Rd, Cedar Crest Blvd) in the surrounding muncipalities where while my back alley was bare and clean. Keep up the great work Whitehall Twp.!
Ditto that for South Heidelberg Township. Those guys were awesome! They faced many challenges and problems Saturday from 18" of snow, miles of 6 foot snow drifts, trucks breaking down, no sleep, sliding down mountain roads sideways, and grouchy people complaining cause their roads weren't open yet. Its easy to sit at a computer and complain about the plow guys, but when it comes down to it, not one of you would want to do it. Our guys did a FANTASTIC job. Again, Way to go Terri and the guys of South Heidelberg Township!

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