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PennDOT helping with Northeast blizzard dig-out

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has sent crews and equipment to help Connecticut dig out from a blizzard that dumped up to three feet of snow in the Northeast.

PennDOT crews from Somerset and Tioga Counties left late Saturday evening, and crews from Montour and Columbia Counties left early Sunday.

The department also sent three massive snow blowers, three tractor trailers to haul the snow blowers, three crew cab trucks, several equipment operators, several foremen and a mechanic.

Governor Tom Corbett said he directed the PennDOT crews to mobilize after a request for help.

"Our neighbors in Connecticut are struggling with closed roads, power outages and dwindling supplies of perishable goods - when the call came in for help, we quickly responded," Corbett said Monday. "I'm proud of our employees who will be working long hours and spending time away from their own families to help others in need."

PennDOT expects their teams to return to Pennsylvania later this week.

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