Turnpike hearings? How about budget, Wolf says

     Traffic was at a standstill on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Watkins via AP)

    Traffic was at a standstill on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Watkins via AP)

    As Pennsylvania digs out from the snowfall, state lawmakers are digging in.

    House and Senate members have started calling for hearings to look into the circumstances that led more than 500 vehicles to be stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Somerset and Bedford for nearly a day as the storm began Friday night.

    Radio PA asked Gov. Tom Wolf what he thought of such Monday-morning quarterbacking.

    “I think we need a budget,” quipped Wolf in an interview with Brad Christman, host of the Ask the Governor program.

    “I think the Turnpike is conducting its own inquiry,” Wolf added, “so I’m sure the Turnpike officials welcome any questions.”

    Wolf said he’s pleased with the coordination of multiple state agencies and local governments to respond to the weekend snowfall. He added that any historic storm “really tests your mettle.”

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