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Pennsylvania road restrictions announced ahead of Friday’s expected snow

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Upcoming Pennsylvania road restrictions have been announced ahead of snowy weather expected on Friday. 

As of Thursday afternoon, January 18th, all of Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania will be under Tier 1 restrictions beginning at 3 a.m. on Friday, January 19th, reported the Pocono Record.

Tier 1 restrictions ban the following vehicles: Bobtail tractor trailers; rigs hauling empty or lightly loaded dry van trailers, open trailers or tank trailers; tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded doubles; enclosed unloaded or lightly loaded cargo delivery trucks/box trucks; passenger vehicles towing trailers; recreational vehicles/motorhomes; school buses, commercial buses and motor coaches; and motorcycles.

Tier 2 restrictions are planned for the Poconos and nearby areas at 3 a.m. on Friday, January 19th. These restrictions ban the following vehicles: commercial vehicles towing loaded doubles without chains or alternate traction devices; and all loaded or unloaded school buses, commercial buses, and motor coaches regardless of chains or other traction devices. 

The Tier 2 restrictions will be in effect on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeastern Extension (I-476) south of Pocono Interchange, all of I-78, all of Route 33, I-81 from Maryland to I-80, US 22 from I-78 to New Jersey.

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