Governor Activates PA National Guard to Help with Winter Storm Response

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has activated the Pennsylvania National Guard to help emergency crews respond to Friday’s severe weather in northeastern Pennsylvania.

“Our National Guard members will assist local responders and residents during this severe storm and the state continues to field and fulfill local requests for resources,” Governor Wolf said. “We are very fortunate that they live and work in our communities and are able to mobilize on short notice in order to provide help. Their service is vital to our commonwealth, especially during difficult weather.”

The activated National Guard members will report to their local armories and will begin helping overnight and into the day Saturday, the governor’s office said.

11 comments

  • Dana Smith

    What a load , A putzy storm and common accidents and babies crying they were delayed waiting ( while someone else was having a worse day) Whatever happened to not driving in bad weather ? Unneeded Natl Guard called ?

  • catman5308@yahoo.com

    p.s. many people STILL WAITING TO EVEN SEE A GLIMPSE OF A NATIONAL GUARD UNIT, THEY ARENT OUT THERE, THE GOVERNOR IS AS USELESS AS PENNDOT

  • J (@ds18301)

    You know years ago, a storm like this might not have been predicted far in advance. The “winter storm watch” for yesterday’s storm had been posted by the NWS for three days. Sorry folks, No sympathy here. There are times you don’t travel. The people who do are called idiots and unless they have the utmost urgency they are putting other people’s lives in danger. First responders and emergency personnel should not have to risk their necks to scoop idiots out of snowbanks because there’s a sale on Doritos at Walmart.

  • Frank Angiola

    My father has been stuck on 1-80 east since 2pm today. 8 hours later his gas is running low, We don’t know what we can do. I’m worried about the other drivers and the children that might be in those cars as well. There is very little information about this that I can find.

    • commentswithabrain

      your father didn’t see the storm warning that has been up for days? i hope he’s okay but it’s a pretty poor decision to travel in weather like this..

  • Mardena Bisbing Harbaugh

    It would be nice if Penndot would let people know what’s happening with traffic on 80 and other routes. My husband got stuck on 80 West a little over a mile before the Tannersville exit around 1:30 this afternoon. The last I heard from him was about 3, and then, since we both have Verizon, I haven’t even been able to communicate with him since then. I have no idea if he’s still on the highway or has at least gotten off and is making his way home another way.

    • Heather Mosley

      Checkout PA511.com for the traffic cameras on the interstate throughout the state. I rely on this with inclement weather.

    • catman5308@yahoo.com

      would be nice if penndot would plow on a constant basis, continuing as the storm does, but no, they would rather show their GROSS INCOMPETENCE BY DOING NOTHING, and keeping peoople in t the dark with info, stranded, and endanger their lives.

      PENNDOT OFFICIALS NEED TO GO TO JAIL IMMEDIATELY

      • dolphins4

        They should sub contract all of Penn Dots work out to sub contractors . Most of the people at Penn Dot are lazy and they love pushing their work off on younger guys with less seniority.

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