Pennsylvania authorities are cautioning drivers to keep off the roads as severe winter weather conditions have caused over 250 crashes in the central and western parts of the state.
As snow creates whiteout conditions and slippery roadways, PennDOT has shut down northbound I-83 from the Maryland border to Exit 38. Southbound I-83 is closed from Exit 36 to Exit 43. It isn’t clear when the interstate will reopen.
Numerous crashes have been also been reported on I-81.
Tractor-trailer jackknife in the median in I81 near mile market 68. Causing major traffic backup for people traveling northbound. pic.twitter.com/ZhHB1jCMcu
— Chelsea Koerbler (@ChelseaKoerbler) November 15, 2018
Oh no! Found a tractor trailer stuck on the side of the road. This is off of I-81 near Locust Point Road (mile marker 54). We’ll have the latest on conditions in Cumberland County throughout the day. Stay safe! @fox43 #stayweathersmart #snow pic.twitter.com/8NWpY6atxh
— Samantha Galvez (@SamanthaRGalvez) November 15, 2018
Currently on I-81 near Progress. pic.twitter.com/m4cfxONIyG
— Candy Woodall (@candynotcandace) November 15, 2018
Weather conditions have been deemed so dangerous that speed limits have been dropped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. From the Donegal Interchange at Exit 91 to the Valley Forge Interchange at Exit 326, the speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been reduced to 45 m.p.h.
PennDOT announced this afternoon that the speed limit has been reduced to 45 m.p.h. statewide.
Authorities in Montgomery County have reported more than 250 crashes and 350 disabled vehicles since noon today. Four inches of snow have already fallen on the area.
Almost 4” of #snow has fallen in Eagleville as of 2:40 PM. More than 250 vehicle accidents and 350 disabled vehicles have occurred in #montcopa since noon today. Roads are still very hazardous, please stay at home. #winterstorm #novembersnow pic.twitter.com/JVJcJWotQP
— Montco DPS (@MCpublicsafety) November 15, 2018
The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is asking drivers to “please stay off the roads.”