Corbett sends PennDOT crews to help dig out Connecticut

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Gov. Tom Corbett has sent PennDOT crews and equipment to Connecticut to help its residents dig out from the weekend blizzard.

"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," Mr. Corbett said in a news release today.

"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 crews from Somerset and Tioga counties left Saturday and crews from Montour and Columbia counties left Sunday. The state 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. The crews expect to return later this week.

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