PennDot checks infrastructure for earthquake damage

Even though the scare from the earthquake is over in Pennsylvania, there is still work to do.PennDot’s Gene Blaum says they have crews checking structures and roadways to make sure everything is safe.”We’ll be riding each of our interstate highways and our non-interstate expressways,” he said. “We’ll be doing a visual inspection of the roadways themselves, looking for any particular damage that may have occurred because of the earthquake or any unusual features.  We’re also going to be inspecting bridges starting with our interstate highways — doing visual inspections.”While it appears all’s well, Ruth Miller of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency says nuclear plants are also checking for problems. “All of the nuclear powerplants have declaired unusual events and are proceeding with their steps to take in an incident like this, she said.”The city of Philadelphia reports no major injuries or damage.

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