Fred Harran, Bensalem's Public Safety director, told Patch that the public works department is keeping up with the roads, but drifting snow is problematic.
"If people don’t have to go out today, they shouldn’t," Harran said, adding that less drivers will allow snow plows and salters the ability to "do their job."
Police were "very busy" Thursday night responding to multiple crashes after the snowfall began, Harran said. "Nothing major" came of the crashes, he said and Friday, so far, has been quiet.
"I think today most people are using some common sense," he said. "Use your head if you’re dirivng and use your head before you call the police for something that can wait."
Harran suggested that residents wait until the weather gets better to call police for non-emergency matters.
In terms of state-owned roads, PennDOT this morning lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place on several roadways in the region.
PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways and will continue until roads are clear.
However, the turnpike commission cautioned motorists to keep alert for changing weather conditions and to remember to remove all snow and ice from vehicles before hitting the highway.
In case of an accident, breakdown or other emergency, the turnpike advises:
- Motorists can use the yellow emergency call boxes on the shoulder of the turnpike or dial *11 or 1-800-332-3880 to receive help.
- Be prepared to give your milepost location and direction of travel, plus move any vehicles out of the travel lanes if possible.
What will the weather be like this weekend?
The National Weather Service said Saturday reach a high of 27 degrees in Bucks County.
Snow is likely again Sunday before 2 p.m., followed by rain after 3 p.m. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 36 degrees, the National Weather Service said.
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