Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Motorists Hit the Road for Thanksgiving

Drivers will flood Pennsylvania’s highways and interstates over the coming days. Transportation Secretary Alan Biehler says the Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest—and most dangerous—stretches of the year.
He says last Thanksgiving saw more accidents than any other holiday, but notes PennDOT will try to ease congestion.

"Our road construction, in general, will be shut down during the holidays. There might be a few jobs continuing, depending on the type of work, but for the most part our work will be shut down during the holidays."

Pennsylvania drivers can get updates on traffic, weather and road conditions by dialing 5-1-1. Biehler is asking motorists to stay alert behind the wheel, and keep distractions to a minimum. He’s also reminding Pennsylvanians to wear their seatbelts and nominate a designated driver if holiday celebrations involve drinking.

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