Due to extreme winter road conditions, PennDOT and the Pa. Turnpike Commission temporarily reduced the speed limit on several highways in the region.
Around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, PennDOT restored the normal speed limits from the restricted speed limit of 45 mph on:
• Interstates 76, 95, 476, 676
• U.S. Routes 1, 30, 202, 422
• State Routes 63, 100 Spur, 309
The Turnpike Commission still has 45 mph restrictions on the NE Extension of the Turnpike (I-4776) from the Mid-County Inerchange (Exit #20) to Clarks Summit (Exit #131).
Turnpike officials said the speed restrictions will remain until the weather improves.
The Commission lifted the 45 mph restrictions on the east-west portion of the Turnpike (I-276) around 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Although PennDOT crews are treating roadways, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow.
PennPennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.
Before you head out, check out road conditions at www.511pa.com.
Turnpike travelers can get up-to-date travel information by calling 866-976-8747 or or online at www.paturnpike.com. Look for the travel advisories box on the top right of the home page.