The Herald, Sharon,
PA Published Sunday, Sept. 27, 1998


State inspectors find no major road damage

By The Associated Press

ERIE -- Road and bridge inspectors fanned out across northwestern Pennsylvania following an earthquake that gave people the shakes but apparently caused no major damage.

The state Transportation Department sent teams out immediately following Friday's quake centered near Sharon to look for new cracks in the infrastructure. They had enough daylight left to make quick checks of major roads, department spokesman Rich Schenker said Saturday.

The employees carried lists of existing cracks so they would know if there were any new ones. Schenker said the first round of checks indicated no major problems but said more work will be done next week.

The workers checked interstates and highways before moving on to the back roads. Bridges got priority.

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