Pennsylvania Turnpike, PennDOT impose truck ban starting at 8 p.m.

Certain trucks will be banned from the Turnpike and other major roadways starting this evening.

Pennsylvania Turnpike imposes

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and PennDOT have issued a ban on certain types of trucks ahead of yet another brutal incoming storm.

Starting at 8 p.m. tonight, March 20, a truck ban will be imposed along the turnpike’s east-west mainline from Ohio to New Jersey (I-76, 70/76 and 276) and on the entire Northeastern Extension (I-476). The ban will remain in place as long as winter weather conditions continue to make travel unsafe.

The types of vehicles that will be affected by the ban are:

  • empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
  • Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers)
  • tractors hauling empty trailers
  • any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs
  • all motorcycles
  • all recreational vehicles, or RVs

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission warns that if weather conditions deteriorate, officials could ban all commercial vehicles from the turnpike.

Additionally, PennDOT has issued truck bans for certain trucks on the following roadways:

  • Interstate 76 across the state, which includes the Schuylkill Expressway and the East-West Turnpike mainline
  • Interstates 276 and 476, a portion of the mainline Turnpike in southeastern Pennsylvania and the entire Northeastern Extension
  • Interstate 176 (entire length)
  • Interstate 95 (entire length)
  • Interstate 78 (entire length)
  • Interstate 80 from the New Jersey line to the junction with Interstate 81
  • Interstate 81 from the Maryland line to the junction with Interstate 80
  • Interstate 99 (entire length)
  • Interstate 79 from the Turnpike to Interstate 80

The truck ban for the above roadways is for the following vehicles:

  • empty straight CDL-weighted trucks
  • Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers)
  • tractors hauling empty trailers
  • any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs
  • all motorcycles
  • all recreational vehicles, or RVs

PennDOT is also banning ALL commercial vehicle traffic on the following roadways starting at 8 p.m.:

  • Interstate 70, from the Maryland line to the Turnpike.
  • Interstate 83 (entire length)
  • Interstate 84 (entire length)
  • Interstate 380 (entire length)

You can keep up to speed on the latest turnpike travel information by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747).