Motorists Reminded to Watch for Heavy Rain and Flooding; Monitor Weather Through the Holiday

first_img Holidays,  Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf is reminding motorists to be aware that heavy rain overnight, with rain showers through most of the day tomorrow, could impact travel across much of eastern Pennsylvania. Motorists should watch for ponding on roadways and flooding in poor drainage areas while traveling.“I want every Pennsylvanian and every visitor to our state to have a safe holiday season,” Gov. Wolf said. “Please don’t let the distractions of the holidays keep you from driving safely and heeding weather forecasts, especially as we anticipate heavy rain and possible flooding over the next day or so in the eastern portion of the state.”Anyone with properties along rivers and other waterways should keep an eye out for rising water levels from Friday morning into the weekend. Major flooding is not expected at this time, but conditions can change quickly.The National Weather Service says parts of the state could see scattered snow showers Friday into early next week. While significant accumulations are not anticipated, light amounts of snow can create hazardous road conditions.The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) will be in contact with county emergency management personnel to monitor any unmet local needs.PennDOT warns motorists not to drive across roads covered with water because even shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water. And never drive around barricades or signs on closed roads – Turn Around, Don’t Drown.Fines for going around a barricade are $250; if emergency responders need to perform a water rescue or have a vehicle towed, the fine increases to $500 plus two points on the driver’s license.Anyone planning to travel through the holiday weekend should closely monitor weather conditions along travel routes.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. Motorists Reminded to Watch for Heavy Rain and Flooding; Monitor Weather Through the Holiday SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img December 20, 2018last_img read more

Thiago strike helps Bayern past 10-man Anderlecht

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s striker Thomas Mueller (C) vies for the ball with Anderlecht’s defender Olivier Deschat (L) and Anderlecht’s forward Alecandru Chipciu during the Champions League group B match September 12, 2017 © AFP / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNMUNICH, Germany, Sep 13 – Thiago Alcantara’s second-half strike helped an underwhelming Bayern Munich see off 10-man Anderlecht 3-0 in their opening Champions League group match on Tuesday.After Robert Lewandowski converted an early penalty, Thiago turned the tie decisively Bayern’s way before Joshua Kimmich grabbed a late third at a sold-out Allianz Arena. However, despite playing nearly 80 minutes with the numerical advantage following Sven Kums’s early dismissal, this was not a convincing display by Bayern against a limited Anderlecht side.“We should have capitalised,” rued Kimmich.“In the end, Anderlecht had a few chances to equalise, and they shouldn’t even have been close.“With the extra man, we should have done more.”Arjen Robben agreed that Bayern should have been more clinical.“There was no tempo to our game – we needed to show a bit more desire,” said the Dutch winger.“The crowd deserved more, we have to give more. We should have finished them when they had a man sent off.”The Bavarians need an improved performance at big-spending Paris Saint-Germain, who routed Celtic 5-0 in Glasgow, in a fortnight.The Bayern-PSG tie at the Parc de Princes is likely to set the tone in Group B.Head coach Carlo Ancelotti reacted to Bayern’s shock 2-0 defeat at Hoffenheim by dropping Thomas Mueller and giving new signing James Rodriguez his first start in the attacking midfielder role.Veteran wingers Robben and Franck Ribery, who both started on the bench in Hoffenheim, returned to the starting line-up.Thiago moved back into defensive midfield alongside France international Corentin Tolisso.Bayern seized the initiative after just 12 minutes when Anderlecht shot themselves in the foot.Tolisso’s pass put Lewandowski away and Anderlecht defender Kums pulled the Poland striker down in the area when he was through on goal.Referee Paolo Tagliavento dismissed Kums and Lewandowski sent Belgian goalkeeper Matz Sels the wrong way to convert the penalty.Bayern Munich’s forward Robert Lewandowski (C) scores the penalty for the first goal during the Champions League group B match against Anderlecht September 12, 2017 © AFP / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNDespite having the numerical advantage and enjoying 76 percent possession, Bayern took their foot off the gas after going ahead.Anderlecht should have drawn level just before the break when midfielder Nicolae Stanciu fired wide after Leander Dendoncker had charged unchecked down the wing.Another great chance fell to the Belgians early in the second half when striker Lukasz Teodorczyk opened up space for right-back Alexandru Chipciu, who hit the post.Robben then forced Sels into a good save as Bayern applied some pressure.The second goal arrived when Kimmich’s cross from the right was met by Thiago in the middle, who fired past Sels on 65 minutes.Bayern centre-back Niklas Suele headed into the Anderlecht net two minutes later, but Tagliavento disallowed the goal after spotting a push from the home side.With 15 minutes left, Germany defender Jerome Boateng came on for his first appearance of the season after injury, while Mueller came on for Ribery to the Frenchman’s clear disgust.Mueller can now claim 10 consecutive years of playing Champions League football for Bayern.Only fellow Bayern legends Ribery, Mehmet Scholl and Oliver Kahn have also played a decade of top-level European football for the club.With the 90 minutes up, Boateng’s pass through the defence put Kimmich away to roll his shot into the Anderlecht goal.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more