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LIST: PennDOT, Turnpike implementing vehicle restrictions on many PA roadways

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In anticipation of another winter storm, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike are imposing vehicle restrictions on multiple roadways.

At midnight tonight, a full commercial vehicle ban (including buses) will be in place on I-70 from the Maryland state line to the Turnpike and on I-99 from I-80 to the Turnpike.

Also at midnight, from New Stanton east o Carlisle, the Turnpike will prohibit the following:

  • empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks
  • all Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers)
  • tractors hauling empty trailers
  • any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs
  • all motorcycles
  • all recreational vehicles and RVs

At 6 a.m. on Tuesday, PennDOT and the Turnpike will implement a full commercial vehicle ban, including buses, on the following roadways:

  • Interstate 380 full length from I-81 to I-80
  • I-80 from I-79 to the New Jersey state line
  • I-81 from I-78 to the New York state line
  • I-84 full length from I-81 to the New York state line
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from I-78 to Clarks Summit (exit 131)
  • I-180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to I-80

Also at 6 a.m. Tuesday, PennDOT and the Turnpike will prohibit only empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers); tractors hauling empty trailers; any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; all motorcycles; and all recreational vehicles and RVs on the following roadways:

  • PA Turnpike (I-76, I-276, I-95) from I-81 to the New Jersey state line
  • I-176
  • I-283
  • I-476 (non-Turnpike, full length)
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from Mid-County (#20) to Lehigh Valley (exit 56)
  • I-676
  • I-76 (Turnpike and non-Turnpike, New Stanton to Philadelphia)
  • I-78 full length from I-81 to the New Jersey state line
  • I-81 from the Maryland state line to I-78 split
  • I-83 from the Maryland state line to I-81
  • I-95 full length
  • Route 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line
  • Route 33 from I-78 to I-80

A 45-mph speed restriction will be in place on all roadways with vehicle restrictions at least during those time frames. Speed restrictions may be implemented sooner and on non-vehicle-restricted roadways as well.

Motorists are reminded that they could receive a $200 to $1,000 fine if they fail to clear their vehicles of snow and ice and cause bodily injury or death to other drivers or pedestrians.

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