UPDATE: PennDOT lifts restrictions ahead of winter weather

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UPDATE: The travel restrictions have been lifted, according to PennDOT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — PennDOT is implementing vehicle restrictions ahead of upcoming winter weather.

At 7 p.m. Monday evening, Tier 1 of PennDOT’s vehicle restriction plan will apply to these roadways:

  • Interstate 70 in both directions from the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) to the Maryland state line;
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) between the New Stanton and Breezewood interchanges;
  • The entire length of Interstate 83 in both directions
  • The entire length of Interstate 99 in both directions

At 10 p.m., Tier 1 restrictions will apply to Interstate 80 from I-79 to I-81.


Under these restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on the previously mentioned roadways:

  • 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 (cars, SUV’s, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers;
  • Recreational vehicles/motorhomes;
  • School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches not carrying chains or Alternate Traction Devices (ATD’s); and
  • Motorcycles.

In addition, the speed limit on these roadways will be limited to 45 mph. Motorists are encouraged to check out 511PA for traffic updates.

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