State DOT says it is ready for Sandy
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The State Department of Transportation says it has equipment and manpower ready to deploy to any areas hard hit by the storm.
In Central New York alone, more than 300 DOT workers and 300 pieces of equipment are on standby. The department is also reminding motorists of steps they need to keep in mind in dealing with potential storm problems.
"If there's water covering a road or bridge, do not try to drive through it. It only takes two inches of flowing water to carry away a vehicle. Also, do not drive around barricades if a road is closed. If traffic signals are dark from a power outage, treat them as all-way stop signs," said Carl Ford of the New York State Department of Transportation.
The State DOT says the latest transportation information for roads, air and rail will be available by calling 511, the state traffic information line.