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PennDOT announces full CMV travel ban ahead of winter storm

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a full CMV travel ban for certain roadways ahead of a winter storm.

Effective at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, PennDOT will place full Tier 4 CMV restrictions on the roadways:

  • I-80 from milepost 173 (Lamar) to the New Jersey state line
  • I-81 from I-78 to the New York state line
  • I-84, entire length
  • I-180, entire length
  • I-380, entire length
  • PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) from I-80 to Clarks Summit (Exit 130)

A Tier 4 restriction is a “complete CMV restriction,” PennDOT says.

Additionally, starting at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, PennDOT will place Tier 2 restrictions in place on the following roadways:

  • PA Turnpike (I-76) from New Stanton (Exit 75) to Breezewood (Exit 161)
  • I-78, entire length
  • I-80 from I-79 to milepost 173 (Lamar)
  • I-99, entire length
  • U.S. 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line
  • Route 33, entire length
  • PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) from I-78 to I-80

Under Tier 2 restrictions, the following vehicle types are not permitted to travel:

  • Tractors without trailers
  • Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers
  • Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers
  • Tractors towing loaded tandem trailers without chains or Alternate Traction Devices (ATDs)
  • Enclosed unloaded or lightly loaded cargo delivery trucks/box trucks that meet the definition of a CMV
  • Passenger vehicles (cars, SUV’s, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers
  • Recreational vehicles/motorhomes
  • School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches, regardless of the availability of trains or ATDs
  • Motorcycles

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