Last updated: February 14. 2014 8:08AM - 2178 Views
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PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place on several roadways in north central Pennsylvania.


Due to the winter storm impacting the region, speed limits were reduced yesterday to 45 mph on Interstates 80 and 180 in the region. All speeds are restored to their usual posted limits.


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DUNMORE — Due to the winter storm gripping the region, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in the region.


PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:


• Interstate 80


• Interstate 81


• Interstate 84


• Interstate 380


PennDOT has also restricted certain types of vehicles from using Interstate 78, Interstate 81, Interstate 83, Interstate 283, Route 283 and Route 581 in south central Pennsylvania. That list includes:


• Empty straight truck


• Large combination vehicles (tandem trailers and doubles)


• Tractors hauling empty trailers


• Trailers pulled by passenger vehicles


• Motorcycles


• Recreational vehicles (RVs)


Although PennDOT has crews treating roadways around the clock, the department’s primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

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