Pa. issues commercial vehicle ban for Tuesday
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and PA Turnpike are advising motorists to closely monitor weather forecasts and conditions as a storm brings mixed precipitation types to much of the state, with many areas expected to see precipitation during the Monday evening and Tuesday morning rush hours.
“Our crews have been and will continue to treat roadways through the storm, and the public are our partners in handling this storm,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “I want to remind drivers that while snow is falling roads will not be bare, and in a storm like this one, snow can be helpful in reducing initial impacts from sleet and freezing rain.”
Due to potential snowfall and anticipated sleet or freezing rain along with balancing needs for goods movement, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike are implementing phased restrictions through the storm. Depending on conditions, restrictions may be expanded or reduced. See a map of planned restrictions at www.penndot.gov, and when restrictions are effective, they can be viewed at www.511PA.com.
At 6 a.m. Tuesday, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike will implement a full commercial vehicle ban (including buses) on the following roadways: • Interstate 380 full length from I-81 to I-80.
• Interstate 80 from I-79 to the New Jersey state line.
• Interstate 81 from I-78 to the New York state line.
• Interstate 84 full length from I-81 to the New York state line.
• Interstate 476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from I-78 to Clarks Summit (exit 131).
• Interstate 180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to Interstate 80.