PennDOT has released travel limitations in advance of predicted snowstorm

Penni Schewe

Provided are tractors without the need of trailers or flippantly loaded trailers and buses will not be permitted on Interstate 380, Interstate 476 and aspect of Interstate 81.

PENNSYLVANIA, Usa — PennDOT has issued vacation restrictions on numerous roadways throughout Pennsylvania forward of the snow. 

Effective at 4:00 AM on Thursday, February 18, Tier 1 limitations are prepared for the subsequent added roadways:

•    Route 22 from Interstate 78 to the New Jersey border

•    The overall length of Route 33

•    PA Turnpike I-76 and I-276 (mainline) in equally directions from Valley Forge (Exit 326) to the I-95 connector.

•    The complete length of Interstate 78

•    Interstate 80 from Interstate 99 to the New Jersey border

•    Interstate 81 from Interstate 78 to Interstate 84

•    The full duration of Interstate 84

•    The overall duration of Interstate 176 

•    The entire length of Interstate 380 and

•    PA Turnpike I-476 (Northeastern Extension) from Mid County exit (Exit 20) to Clarks Summit (Exit 131). 

Beneath Tier 1 limitations, the following vehicles are not permitted on impacted roadways:

•    Tractors without trailers

•    Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers

•    Tractors towing unloaded or frivolously loaded tandem trailers

•    Enclosed cargo shipping and delivery vans that meet up with the definition of a CMV

•    Passenger vehicles (cars and trucks, SUV’s, pickup vehicles, and so on.) towing trailers

•    Recreational motor vehicles/motorhomes

•    School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches not carrying chains or Alternate Traction Devices (ATD’s) and

Limitations will be communicated through variable concept boards, the 511PA traveler info site at www.511pa.com and smartphone apps. Motorists can also signal up for alerts on www.511pa.com by clicking on “Particular Alerts” in the left-hand menu.

PennDOT urges motorists to stay away from travel for the duration of the storm if achievable. But if travel is required, use warning, lower speeds and be mindful of shifting weather problems. Freezing temperatures are anticipated in the course of this celebration, so motorists must be conscious of blowing and drifting snow, which can cause icy spots on roadways, which includes overpasses and bridges. With freezing temperatures, roadways that only glimpse damp might truly be icy, and further caution is required when approaching bridges and freeway ramps wherever ice can sort without having warning.

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