All told, the response to the blizzard of Jan. 22 and 23 was remarkable and praiseworthy, despite its greater-than-expected punch to the Keystone State.

PennDOT crews received kudos from Governor Wolf and other political leaders for an outstanding response, not just on state roadways but in lending a hand to several local governments as well.

The Turnpike Commission has launched an examination into events that stranded about 500 vehicles on the toll road for 24 hours. News reports said a truck attempting to pass another truck in an unauthorized lane. Emergency responders helped assure that those stranded were able to withstand the ordeal.

In any event, the storm certainly left us looking forward to spring. Let’s hope that whistle pig, Punxsutawney Phil, is correct that it will be sooner rather than later.

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