Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett declared a disaster emergency yesterday for parts of the state.
Why, you ask?
Well while we were complaining about rain and less than agreeable temperatures, the northern and western parts of the state got slammed with snow and heavier storms.
Yesterday’s proclamation granted state agencies the authority to use “all available resources and personnel, as necessary, to cope with the magnitude and severity of this emergency situation.”
Things were so bad yesterday that the speed limit was lowered on a 55-mile stretch of the turnpike. The state’s Emergency Operations Center in Harrisburg has been activated.