Speed Limits Restored and Commercial Vehicle Ban Lifted on All Interstates

| January 21, 2019

Winter Weather PennsylvaniaVENANGO COUNTY, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has lifted the commercial vehicle restriction and speed limit reduction on all interstates.

(A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation road treatment truck pulls in to attach a plow at a storage facility. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic.)

The bans had included all commercial traffic, including buses, though tow-truck operators were permitted to perform their operations for motorists. The action was taken following Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration Friday.

With the weekend storm gone from Pennsylvania, all of the commercial vehicle and speed restrictions on the interstates have been lifted.

The bans had included all commercial traffic, including buses, though tow-truck operators were permitted to perform their operations for motorists. The action was taken following Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration Friday.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.penndot.gov.


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