PennDOT Restores Speed Limit on Interstates in Northwest Region


Speeds were reduced to 45 mph on five different interstates, including I-80


OIL CITY, Pa. (WKBN) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has restored the speed limit on interstates in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, and Venango counties.

The speed limit had been reduced to 45 mph on Interstates 79, 80, 86, 90 and 376 in Erie, Crawford, Venango and Mercer counties.

Motorists should continue to use caution while driving during winter weather.

Although PennDOT crews have been treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable. Roadways will not be completely free of ice and snow while a winter storm event is happening. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

While PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting the 511 Pa. website.

The department also 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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