PennDOT imposes speed restrictions on highways

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PennDOT urges motorists to avoid unnecessary travel, but those who must leave will see speeds reduced to 45 mph.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA – Before the snow, PennDOT is putting speed restrictions in our area.

On Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County, the speed limit is reduced to 45 miles per hour and trucks must stay in the right lane.

The same restrictions are in place on Interstate 80 in Monroe and Carbon counties.

PennDOT urges motorists to avoid unnecessary travel, but those who must exit will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on subsequent highways

Interstates 78 in Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties

All I-80

All I-380

All I-84

I-81 South of Exit 191 (Dickson City)

Commercial vehicles must stay in the right lane while the speed limit is in place on these roads. Additional restrictions on other routes may be added depending on changing conditions.

In addition to speed restrictions, vehicle restrictions were implemented earlier today. Vehicle restrictions reflect Commonwealth Weather Event Vehicle Restriction Plan Level 1, and are in effect on the following routes:

Under Level 1 restrictions, the following vehicles are not allowed on the roads concerned:

· Tractors without trailers;

· Tractors pulling unloaded or lightly loaded closed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers;

· Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers;

· Closed freight delivery trucks that meet the definition of a CMV;

· Passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, vans, etc.) towing trailers;

· Recreational vehicles / motorhomes;

· School buses, commercial buses and coaches; and motorcycles.

All truck drivers are reminded that during this reduction in the speed limit, trucks must travel in the right lane of the highway.

Restrictions will be communicated via message boards, the 511PA Travel Information website at www.511PA.com.

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