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UPDATE: PennDOT issues vehicle restrictions ahead of expected snow and ice

PennDOT is lifting restrictions as the storm moves away.
Credit: WNEP

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — UPDATE: PennDOT is lifting restrictions.

To view the current vehicle restrictions, head to 511PA by clicking here.

Original story:

Penndot is imposing vehicle restrictions due to the winter storm.

PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit to 45 mph and restricting trucks to the right lane on the following interstates as of 5:00 a.m. on Friday, February 25.

  • Interstate 80 in Luzerne County will remain a tier 4
  • Interstate 81 North of I-80 to the New York border;
  • Interstate 84 in Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties; and
  • Interstate 380 in Lackawanna and Wayne counties.        

Tier 4 vehicle restrictions are in effect on those roadways as well. That means the only vehicles allowed are emergency vehicles, cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Click here to check out the different tier restrictions.

In addition, PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, a blanket, a small shovel, and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account the special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies, or medications and pack accordingly.

To view the current vehicle restrictions, head to 511PA by clicking here.

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