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-180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to I-80;
• I-276; PA Turnpike
• 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);
• 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.