Hurricane Sandy Update

Hurricane Sandy Update This evening Governor Tom Corbett is advising Pennsylvania to take precautions as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall. Right now: · The storm was expected to make landfall shortly after 6 p.m. this evening. · At this point the expected track has the eye of the storm passing south of Harrisburg around 2 a.m. and will reach State College by 2 p.m. on Tuesday. · 100,000 or more Pennsylvanians are currently without power · PennDOT is closing the full length of Interstates 95 and 676; I-476 (non-toll portion); I-76 from the Pa. Turnpike to Passyunk Avenue and the U.S. Route 1 Extension in Philadelphia to all traffic except emergency vehicles from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m. · The Delaware River Port Authority has closed the Walt Whitman, Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, and Commodore Barry bridges in the Philadelphia area. · 27 counties have opened emergency operation centers. They include the southeast, mid-state and Allegheny County. · The Governor has deployed 1,600 PA National Guard troops to assist where needed. · Pennsylvania has 58 evacuation centers on stand-by with capacity for 31,000 people.