PennDOT: Closed Roads in Jefferson County Now Open

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Roads closed today in Jefferson and Clarion counties due to downed trees and utilities are now open.  

Jefferson County

· Route 2005, Lipp Road, is open between Cloe Bells Mills Road in Bell Township and Route 2002 in Gaskill Township.

 Clarion County

·  Route 1012, Greenwood Avenue, is open in Farmington Township between the Forest County line and Route 1015

· Route 2009, Lawsonham Road, is closed between Toby Shed Road in Toby Township, and Route 368 in Licking Township.

·  Route 322 is open between Southern Avenue in Strattanville Borough and Pioneer Road in Clarion Township.

Armstrong County

·  Route 1004 remains closed between Scenic Road/Poseytown Road and Rimer Hill Road in Madison Township – this road was closed earlier this week due to a slide.

Butler County

·  Route 8 is open in both directions between Dingham Road and Penn Street in Butler City.  The road was closed earlier due to a crash with utilities down.

· Route 3006, Renfrew Road, is open between Hicks Road and Three Degree Road in Penn Township.

· Route 3029, Dick Road, is open between Whitestown Road in Connoquenessing Township and Country Lane Road in Franklin Township.

·  Route 2010, Winfield Road, is open between Bicker Road and Clearfield Road in Winfield Township.

Only Route 1004 in Armstrong, closed due to a slide earlier this week, remains closed.

PennDOT recommends avoiding travel during winter storms if possible, but motorists who must be on the road are urged to use caution while driving and offers this advice:

  • Don’t drive through standing water.
  • Slow down and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.
  • Turn on your headlights.
  • Increase your following distance.
  • Reduce in-car distractions.
  • Use defroster and wipers.
  • Keep windows and mirrors free of snow and ice.
  • Use four-way flashers when traveling slowly.

Always buckle up and never drink and drive

To help make decisions as to whether to travel during winter weather, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should consider special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

PennDOT also reminds citizens that downloadable materials, including home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are available atwww.ReadyPA.org or by calling 1-888-9-READYPA. Citizens can find information about getting involved in local emergency response efforts and other volunteer opportunities through the Web site or the toll-free line.

For more information on winter driving and PennDOT operations, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com/511PA


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