Hurricane Sandy and company overwhelmed areas of the East Coast, but brought little excitement to Warren County.
Better underwhelmed than under water.
Warren County PennDOT maintenance operations were on alert Monday and early Tuesday.
"We were in our standard on-call procedures for non-working hours," Assistant Maintenance Manager Adam Hoisington said. "We had 24-hour coverage."
With managers at the maintenance shed overnight, the department kept current on local developments. "We communicated with local Pennsylvania State Police in Warren, Marienville, and Corry, the Warren 911 Center, and local and municipal police," Hoisington said.
All pertinent storm information was also passed to higher levels of PennDOT.
"We activated our incident command center at the state level," Hoisington said. "We report every two hours to our district incident command center (in Oil City) on roads and conditions for our county."
The command center in Oil City passed information up the ladder to a command center in Harrisburg where officials were in touch with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Gov. Tom Corbett.
There wasn't much to report from the county.
"Basically, all we experienced were trees down, miscellaneous debris, rock slides on Route 59," Hoisington said. "We didn't have any flooding, we didn't have any road closures. I was ready for the worst."
The reports also include fuel supplies and equipment availability.
The command center was shut down at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
"Thankfully, it was somewhat of a calm evening for what was predicted," Hoisington said.
William Dilley, Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department chief, said there were a lot of trees down in the area of Route 948 and Henrys Mill Road. There were also a lot of power lines down there.
As of Tuesday morning, Dilley said work was being completed to address the problems. Although water was high, he had not heard of any flooding.
Kristi Kulka, Sheffield Township secretary, said there were no complaints received by the township office by Tuesday morning.