PennDOT begins litter cleanup on Erie interstates ahead of eclipse traffic

As we enter the spring season, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) urged motorists to be mindful of littering on the interstates.

PennDOT has begun their efforts to clean litter that has accumulated along the interstates over the winter.

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Crews have been working to pick up as much as they can before visitors travel in for the eclipse.

PennDOT’s press officer said that the areas that gain attention are interchanges and exits. She added that a lot of littering is usually accidental.

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“People might not have secured their load as well as they think they did, or things shift and things come out of the back of their vehicles and other things like that might happen. Sometimes it’s also left over from crashes so maybe the cleanup, especially in the winter months when we might not be able to see it all sometimes, that, you know, is what contributes to the issue too,” said Jill Harry, PennDOT northwest region.

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