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Governor Rendell: Pennsylvania Closing Southeast PA Interstates at 2 PM - Schuylkill Closed
prnewswire ^ | Feb. 10

Posted on 02/10/2010 12:28:57 PM PST by JoeProBono

HARRISBURG, Pa., - With travel conditions worsening dramatically in southeast Pennsylvania, Governor Edward G. Rendell said the non-toll portions of four interstates will close at 2 p.m. today.

The Governor said the affected highways include the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76), I-476, I-176, and I-676.

"Other than emergency responders, no one should be driving on Pennsylvania's highways today," Governor Rendell said. "This is a serious storm that will jeopardize the safety of anyone who attempts to travel."

Earlier today, the Governor announced the closure of I-81 from the Maryland border to I-80, and all of interstates 83 and 78. In addition, PA 581 has been closed in both directions.


TOPICS: Outdoors; Travel; Weather
KEYWORDS: jpb; pa; rendell; snow


1 posted on 02/10/2010 12:28:58 PM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 02/10/2010 12:30:30 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Always wondered how you pronounce that. (well, not YOU personally).


3 posted on 02/10/2010 12:34:53 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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Schuylkill

Schuylkill = Skoo-kill

4 posted on 02/10/2010 12:37:21 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on it's own.)
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"Sure-kill Distressway" = Schuylkill Expressway


5 posted on 02/10/2010 12:38:55 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Grew up there, but left when the Army moved me to Seattle in ‘71. Decided to stay when I got out. We’re having an unusually warm winter combined with our usual wetness.


6 posted on 02/10/2010 12:41:43 PM PST by Publius
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OK, I shall forever remember “Surekill”, if not the actual pronunciation lol


7 posted on 02/10/2010 12:48:51 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: JoeProBono
Governor Edward G. Rendell said the non-toll portions of four interstates will close at 2 p.m. today.

I guess the toll portions are safe?

These guys are nuts. We probably have a foot here in NJ about 90 miles north of Philly. My little street has been plowed, and there would be no reason to keep anyone off of it who knows what he is doing and has a car capable of driving in the snow. WTF is the Governor to decide that people cannot drive on the roads?

(About 30 years ago we had a storm here with at least twice as much snow and "life threatening conditions" according to the guys on the radio. I had ticket to an opera in NYC that I was really looking forward to. So I trudged to a bus stop and took a bus into NYC and a cab up to the Met. No problem. FTGov.)

ML/NJ

8 posted on 02/10/2010 12:50:31 PM PST by ml/nj
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Harrisburg PA Snow Scene, 1961


9 posted on 02/10/2010 12:59:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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I can guarantee that Ed Rendell would NOT have been on that boat! A patriot he’s not!


10 posted on 02/10/2010 1:30:42 PM PST by Cricket24 (Conservatives Only...NO RINO'S!!!!!!!!!!)
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That would be Sure Kill! At least that’s how I’ve always known it!! lol


11 posted on 02/10/2010 1:32:01 PM PST by Cricket24 (Conservatives Only...NO RINO'S!!!!!!!!!!)
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> These guys are nuts.

We have well over 30” on the ground, with drifts as high as 6 feet. I am near the MD/PA border.

http://www.footsforecast.org/

WED 2.10.2010 3:00 PM Update: The National Weather Service raised total storm accumulations for the Baltimore-Washington metro area to 20-30”. It appears the low pressure center off the New Jersey coast may be stalling, accessing unexpectedly higher amounts of moisture off the AltanticWe project that heavy snow may continue until at least 8:30 PM in MD/VA, near 12 AM in PA, and taper in early morning hours across NJ and NY. Previous snowfall projections remain for the next 3 hours, we will reassess by 5:00 PM.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 1:34:07 PM PST by XEHRpa
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13 posted on 02/10/2010 1:35:15 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Talisker

Locals know it as the “sure-kill”.


14 posted on 02/10/2010 1:37:36 PM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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I spent 8 hours trying to go the 20 miles on the Schuykill Expressway in a snow storm in ‘86. It was something, we got two feet of snow in that time and it was lightening and thundering. I have never seen lightening in a snow storm before or since. Back then there was only one exit in the middle at Conshohocken IIRC and it was lined with concrete barriers for the entire twenty miles. We used to call it the “luge run”.


15 posted on 02/10/2010 1:39:33 PM PST by wastoute (Government cannot reistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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