PennDOT restores I-80 speed limit, some road restrictions still in place snowy Pa. highways

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Drivers should avoid traveling, if possible

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(WKBN) – There are road restrictions in Pennsylvania Monday due to the snowy weather.

As of 10:30 a.m., PennDOT has restored the speed limit on Interstate 80 from the Ohio State line to Exit 45 (Route 478, Emlenton/St Petersburg) in Clarion County.

Vehicle restrictions remain in place on I-80 starting at the I-79 interchange in Mercer County. The restrictions reflect Level 1 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan.

Additional speed and vehicle restrictions are in place for other interstates throughout the state.

Starting at 9 a.m., Tier 4 restrictions will be in place on these roads:

  • Route 22 from Interstate 78 to the New Jersey border
  • The entire length of Route 33 in both directions
  • The entire length of Interstate 78 in both directions
  • Interstate 80 from Interstate 81 to the New Jersey border
  • The entire length of Interstate 84 in both directions
  • The entire length of Interstate 380 in both directions
  • Interstate 476 (PA Turnpike Northeast Extension) from Interstate 78 (Lehigh Valley Interchange, Exit 56) to Interstate 80 (Pocono Interchange, Exit 95)

Tier 4 restrictions mean commercial vehicles, school buses, commercial buses, motorcycles, RVs/motorhomes, motor coaches and passenger vehicles towing trailers are not allowed.

Tier 3 restrictions will be in place on the following roads:

  • Interstates 76, 276 and 95 (PA Turnpike mainline) from Interstate 81 (Carlisle interchange, Exit 226) to the New Jersey border
  • Interstate 80 from Interstate 90 to Interstate 81
  • All of Interstate 81 in both directions
  • All of Interstate 83 in both directions
  • Interstate 283 in both directions
  • Interstate 476 (PA Turnpike northeast extension) from Interstate 276 (PA Turnpike mainline) to Interstate 78 (Lehigh Valley interchange, Exit 56)
  • Interstate 476 (PA Turnpike northeast extension) from Interstate 80 (Pocono interchange, Exit 95) to Interstate 81 (Clarks Summit interchange, Exit 131)

These roads will be under Tier 3 restrictions, which means no commercial vehicles will be allowed, except loaded single trailers with chains or approved Alternate Traction Devices. School buses, commercial buses, motor coaches, motorcycles, RVs/motorhomes and passenger vehicles towing trailers are not allowed either.

Tier 1 restrictions will be in place on these roads:

  • Interstate 70 in both directions from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) to the Maryland state line
  • Interstate 76 (PA Turnpike mainline) from Breezewood Interchange, Exit 161, to Interstate 81 (Carlisle Interchange, Exit 226)
  • Interstate 80 in both directions from Interstate 99 to Interstate 79
  • The entire length of Interstate 99 in both directions

Under Tier 1 restrictions, the following is not allowed:

  • Tractors without trailers
  • Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers
  • Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers
  • Enclosed cargo delivery trucks that meet the definition of a CMV
  • Passenger vehicles towing trailers
  • Recreational vehicles/motorhomes
  • School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches not carrying chains or Alternate Traction Devices
  • Motorcycles

Drivers should avoid traveling, if possible.

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