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PennDOT issues roadway restrictions for commercial, other vehicles

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PennDOT map shows roadways with travel restrictions. (www.penndot.gov)
PennDOT map shows roadways with travel restrictions. (www.penndot.gov)

With the threat of a wintery weather mix creating slick conditions for drivers, PennDOT has issued commercial and other vehicle restrictions on a number of roadways, but staggering the restrictions to match the expected progression of the storm.

Restrictions are already in place in parts of Central Pennsylvania.

As of 6 a.m. this morning PennDOT placed a full commercial vehicle ban, including buses, on I-70 in Fulton County from the Maryland state line to the Turnpike and I-99 from I-80 to the Turnpike.

Also, the following vehicles will be prohibited on I-80 from I-79 to the I-99 interchange and on the Turnpike from New Stanton, exit 75, east to Carlisle, exit 226:

• Empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks;

• All Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers);

• Tractors hauling empty trailers;

• Any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs;

• All motorcycles; and

• All recreational vehicles and RVs.

Starting at noon today, the same restrictions are in place for the following roadways:

• PA Turnpike (I-76, I-276) from I-81 to I-95 (Exit 43);

• I-76 (Turnpike and non-Turnpike, New Stanton to Philadelphia);

• I-78 full length from I-81 to the New Jersey state line;

• I-80 from I-99 to the New Jersey state line;

• I-81 from the Maryland state line to the New York state line;

• I-83 from the Maryland state line to I-81;

• I-84 full length from I-81 to the New York state line;

• I-176;

• I-180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to I-80;

• I-276; PA Turnpike

• I-283;

• I-295;

• I-380 full length from I-81 to I-80;

• I-476 (non-Turnpike, full length);

• I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from Mid County (exit 20) to Clarks Summit (exit 131);

• I-676;

• Route 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line; and

• Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.

A 45 mile per hour speed limit may also be enforced for all vehicles on these roadways. PennDOT said motorist can check the latest restrictions and roadway conditions on the website www.511PA.com.

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