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Highway travel restrictions lifted

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have now lifted travel restrictions on the region's major highways.

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, speed limits were reduced Thursday to 45 mph on (all) interstates and several other routes in the region. All speeds are restored to their usual posted limits.

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear.

Turnpike officials lifted the 45 mph speed restriction for all drivers at 6 a.m. Friday, as well as bans on certain commercial and non-commercial trailers.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 24 hours a day by visiting www.511PA.com.

Turnpike travelers can check up-to-the-minute turnpike conditions with the live Travel Conditions Map online at www.paturnpike.com/webmap or call 866-976-TRIP (8747) for restrictions and closures.

The turnpike's free smartphone app, "trip talk," provides iPhone and Droid users with audio alerts for their specific location and direction of travel. Visit www.paturnpike.com/triptalk to learn more.

 For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/winter.


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