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Two former bus drivers have shifted gears to drive and operate snow plow trucks for PennDOT.
Once that first snow hits the ground, drivers across the state swear their fellow motorists have forgotten the basic rules of the road.
PennDOT has been in the business of snow removal for 100 years. We couldn't do it without the dedication of our plow drivers
Winter Storm Jonas was a catalyst to look for ways to serve motorists even in the most extreme situations.
We don't need the Farmers' Almanac to know we're getting snow at some point. It's something PennDOT prepares for all year long.
PennDOT is hiring for its annual Winter Maintenance Program (WMP), where a winter could become a career.
Did you know snow removal wasn't always a given on Pennsylvania roads?
This year, you might see some more colorful PennDOT snow plows that have been painted by students across the state.
Did you know PennDOT is directly responsible for nearly 40,000 miles of highway and roughly 25,000 bridges? We oversee programs and policies affecting highways, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports and waterways, in addition to administering the state's more than 11 million vehicle registrations and 8.8 million driver's licenses.
So, how do we do what we do? And how can we help you travel in Pennsylvania — whether it be for business or leisure — in safe and enjoyable manner? Read PennDOT Way to learn more about the department, what we do, and how and why we do it.