State Employees in Capitol Complex to be dismissed two hours early

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 The Office of Administration has announced that non-essential state employees under the governor’s jurisdiction who work in the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg area are authorized for release two hours prior to their standard quitting time.

The early dismissal will help ease traffic congestion during the evening commute as a result of today’s tanker fire in the area of Interstate 81 and Route 322.  Motorists are urged to avoid the area, if possible. Also, you can check conditions of Pennsylvania interstates at the 511 website, at, or by calling 511.

Employees and the public should monitor their local media outlets for the most up-to-date information on state office delays and closings. Information is also available on the Alerts & Advisories page at

In addition, individuals can subscribe to notifications via email or text message to your pager or cell phone at AlertPA, located at  All you have to do is set-up an account and opt to receive “Commonwealth Employee Delays/Closings.”  There is no cost for this service.