News Live 365: January 12th, 2021

PennDOT has announced the closure of the right lane of Interstate 90 eastbound by Exit 6 in Springfield Township, Erie County after the load of a truck collided with the bridge carrying Route 215 over the highway. The northbound lane of Route 215 is also closed while PennDOT inspects the damage dealt.

 

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health says that nearly 300,000 vaccinations against COVID-19 have been given to healthcare workers and nursing home residents and staff since the first shipments of the vaccine arrived last month. The majority of vaccinations are first doses, but over 21,000 doctors and nurses have been fully immunized. Also on the vaccine front Pennsylvania’s House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff sent a letter to Secretary of Health Rachel Levine and Governor Tom Wolf asking that elected officials be removed from a higher vaccine priority and scheduled with the general public in order to better protect the most vulnerable residents of the state. Pennsylvania only received about 827,000 vaccinations for the entire state since they were rolled out by Operation Warp Speed.