Even though the federal government is back to business as usual, millions of Pennsylvanians continue to feel the ramifications of the 35-day shutdown, and likely will for weeks to come. Food banks and pantries across the country also are feeling the effects of the shutdown and Governor Tom Wolf is encouraging Pennsylvanians who can to donate to their local charitable food organization.
With the federal government shutdown entering a second month, Governor Tom Wolf today provided an update on how his administration is working to minimize the impact on Pennsylvanians.
The tail end of Winter Storm Harper is bringing a blast of freezing air with wind chills expected to be well below zero.
The Commonwealth Response Coordination Center (CRCC) coordinates the deployment of state agency resources to counties that do not have the capability to respond as needed or have exhausted all available resources at the county level.
With an intense winter storm bringing heavy snow, high winds, sleet and freezing rain expected across the state through this weekend, Governor Tom Wolf has signed a state of emergency declaration to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs, and the commonwealth is imposing speed restrictions and a ban on all commercial traffic, including buses on most interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.