Governor Tom Corbett has directed PennDOT to speed up road salt deliveries to the Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Allentown areas.
Corbett said during the next week, commercial trucks contracted to PennDOT will haul 20,000 tons of road salt from Wilmington, Delaware.
He said the recent winter storms have forced PennDOT to use salt much more quickly than in recent years, and the three areas have been the most impacted and are in most need of resupply.
Additional salt is on order to replenish areas where the immediate need is less critical.
Through mid-February, Corbett said PennDOT had used just over 988,000 tons of salt across the state, nearly 32 percent more than what was used over the same period, on average, over the past five years.