— Speed Restrictions Still Remain in Effect —
Harrisburg, PA– Beginning at 9 AM, PennDOT will lift the temporary vehicle restrictions that were placed on trucks traveling on major highways in south central Pennsylvania. These restrictions that were placed at 8 AM on Saturday had banned all double trailers, empty trailers, and tow-behind-trailers from travel on the interstates and major expressways in the region. The 45 mph speed restrictions on major roads and expressways remain in effect.
The purpose of the ban was to help ensure the interstates and other major roads remain open during the most challenging conditions of the winter storm. Conditions have now improved and the restrictions have been lifted.
PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the region and will continue until roads are clear.
Motorists can check conditions on nearly 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.pendot.gov/winter.