Road crews getting job done as 2nd round of snow hits Berks

TILDEN TWP., Pa. - Maybe you measure your winter in the type of snow that sticks.

"It's a little wetter. Since we did have the warm-up this afternoon, it is freezing up pretty quick, making everything very treacherous and slick," said Michael Quick Jr., roadmaster for Tilden Township.

Or you might measure the amount of salt purchased.

"Probably about 130 pounds," said Victor Sacks of Edinburg.

Perhaps it’s the temperature the thermometer dips to.

"The cold, definitely the cold. The cold bothers you more than the snow," said Darin Williams of Easton.

Regardless, it appears to be a winter we're all working through, one short storm at a time.

"It could be a couple hours. It could be six hours. It could be eight hours," Sacks said.

Speaking of time, road crews in Tilden Township will put in their fair share Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

"We'll probably be out until the early morning, late morning. Not sure when this is gonna stop yet," Quick said.

Those working to clear the roads ask drivers who venture out during the storm to be careful and give road crews plenty of room.

"Give us space. We don't always see you," Quick urged.

And like an ingredient in some weird, wintry recipe, the roads could use just a pinch more of something.

"It could use more salt, I think," Sacks said.

And as you weather this storm, remember, it's all relative, as one traveler explained, on his way from Pittsburgh to central New Jersey.

"Much worse in Pittsburgh, much worse. There's considerably more snow, and it's blowing snow," he said.

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