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Speed Limits Restored on Roadways in South Central Pennsylvania

Due to the winter storm that impacted the region, speed limits were reduced late yesterday afternoon to 45 mph on the interstate highways and major routes listed below. All speeds are now restored to their usual posted limits.

  • Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon counties,
  • Interstate 78 in Lebanon County,
  • Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties,
  • Interstate 283 in Dauphin County,
  • PA Route 283 in Dauphin and Lancaster counties,
  • US Route 22/322 in Dauphin and Perry counties,
  • PA Route 581 in Cumberland County,
  • US Route 15 in Adams, York and Cumberland counties,
  • US Route 11 in Franklin and Cumberland counties,
  • US Route 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry County counties,
  • US Route 30 in Lancaster and York counties,
  • US Route 222 in Lancaster County, between Rt. 30 and Berks County line.

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear. Due to the strong winds, motorists should be alert to drifting snow on roadways, including the interstate highways.

Motorists can check road conditions on more than 2,900 miles of state roads by calling 511 or visiting http://www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 500 traffic cameras. The 511 site also provides easy-to-use, color-coded winter road conditions for all interstates and other routes covered in the 511 reporting network. Regional Twitter alerts are also available on the 511PA website.

PennDOT asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.

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