Pennsylvania Bans Tandem Trucks, Empty Trailers, On Several Major Interstates

Staring at 10 p.m. tonight, many commercial vehicles will not be allowed on several major interstates.

Pennsylvania Bans Tandem Trucks, Empty Trailers, On Several Major Interstates

With a heavy winter storm looming, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has issued travel restrictions that will include a ban on some commercial vehicles on all interstates east of I-99.

Starting at 10 p.m. this evening, Governor Wolf’s travel restrictions will go into effect.

The travel restrictions ban “tandem truck trailers, empty trailers, towed trailers, buses, recreational vehicles, and motorcycles” from any interstate or expressway east of I-99. The speed limit on all of these interstates and expressways will also be lowered to 45 m.p.h.

Per the Governor’s office, these interstates include I-70, I-76, I-78, I-80, I-81, I-83, I-84, I-283, I-176, I-180, I-476, I-380 and all expressways not on the interstate system.

The same travel restrictions also apply to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Additionally, the Governor’s office has cancelled all super load permits for Tuesday.

As many as 12 inches of snow could fall on some parts of Pennsylvania.

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