UPDATE: PennDOT announced that all speed limit and right-lane only commercial vehicle restrictions on I-80 and I-99 have been restored as of 1:30 p.m.
I-80 westbound between exit 147/Snow Shoe in Centre County and exit 133/Kylertown in Clearfield County, which was closed due to multiple crashes, also reopened.
The original story can be found below.
CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Due to multiple crashes and severe weather conditions, PennDOT announced there is a temporarily reduced speed limit on I-80 and I-99 in addition to closing part of I-80 westbound.
Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:
- Interstate 80 in Clearfield, Centre and Clinton counties.
- Interstate 99 in Centre County, Blair and Bedford counties.
PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel, and commercial vehicles are restricted to the right lane only.
Additionally, I-80 westbound in Clearfield County is currently closed between exit 147/Snow Shoe and exit 133/Kylertown due to multiple motor vehicle crashes.
Traffic on I-80 westbound is being diverted onto the red detour. Traffic will follow route 144 to route 53 before reconnecting with I-80 at the Kylertown interchange.
PennDOT will issue updates as warranted. Crews have been treating roadways, though they said the primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow.
As always, motorists can check road conditions by using 511PA’s website for the latest updates.