PennDOT announces large-scale travel ban ahead of snow storm

Transportation officials in Pennsylvania have issued a large-scale commercial vehicle travel ban to go into effect on Tuesday, February 12, in anticipation of snowfall and freezing rain.

A full commercial vehicle ban will take effect at midnight (12 a.m.) on Tuesday on the following roadways:

  • I-70 in Fulton County (from the Maryland state line to the Penn. Turnpike)
  • I-99 from I-80 to the Penn. Turnpike

A full commercial vehicle ban will also go into effect on the following roadways at 6 a.m. on Tuesday:

  • Interstate 380 full length from I-81 to I-80;
  • I-80 from I-79 to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-81 from I-78 to the New York state line;
  • I-84 full length from I-81 to the New York state line;
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from I-78 to Clarks Summit (exit 131);
  • I-180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to I-80.

An additional commercial vehicle ban for empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all Large combination vehicles (double trailers); and tractors hauling empty trailers will also be implemented at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday on the following roads:

  • PA Turnpike (I-76, I-276, I-95) from I-81 to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-176;
  • I-283;
  • I-476 (non-Turnpike, full length);
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext.) from Mid-County (#20) to Lehigh Valley (exit 56);
  • I-676;
  • I-76 (Turnpike and non-Turnpike, New Stanton to Philadelphia);
  • I-78 full length from I-81 to the New Jersey state line;
  • I-81 from the Maryland state line to I-78 split;
  • I-83 from the Maryland state line to I-81;
  • I-95 full length;
  • Route 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line;
  • Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.

In addition, a 45-mile-per-hour speed limit will be in place on all roads with vehicle restrictions.

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