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Governor Corbett asks Pennsylvanians to check on neighbors in wake of storm

Written by Matt Paul, Reporter/Producer | Feb 14, 2014 4:00 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Snowfall finally tapered-off last night after the fourth winter storm to hit the midstate in two weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in many spots.

But just as the digging out begins, Governor Corbett says emergency managers are watching another – hopefully much smaller – storm that’s could impact the region over the weekend.

“We are asking Pennsylvanians to continue to remain vigilant, to use extreme caution if they must venture out over the next few days,” he said at his second of two storm briefings, Thursday, at the PEMA headquarters.

“If you must head out though, we urge you to have an emergency kit in your vehicle.”

Corbett says such kits should include warm clothes, a blanket, water and any special supplies needed for babies or pets.

He hopes Pennsylvanians will be looking out for one another in the wake of the nor’easter.

“We would ask you to continue to check on your neighbors and your loved ones, especially those members of our community who are extremely vulnerable and our senior citizens. Please check on them to make sure that everybody is okay.”

Speed restrictions will remain in place across many midstate highways until travel conditions return to normal.

The State Emergency Operations Center in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, will remain active and staffed at least through the morning.

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