Central region

Commuters update on travel restrictions in the North Central region

As winter storm Oaklee continues to move through the region, PennDOT provides a new update on travel restrictions in north-central Pennsylvania. Effective at 7:30 a.m.:

Removed Level 1 restriction on Interstate 80 from Exit 97 (Clearfield County) to Exit 161 (Center County). The speed reduction to 45mph and utility vehicles in the right lane only will remain in place.

Removed Level 1 restriction on Interstate 99 from Blair County at the I-80 interchange (Centre County). The speed reduction to 45mph and utility vehicles in the right lane only will remain in place.

Changed Level 4 to a Level 1 restriction on Interstate 80 from Exit 161 (Center County) through Clinton County. The speed reduction to 45mph and utility vehicles in the right lane only will remain in place.

Earlier in the day, the 45 mph speed reduction and right lane only commercial vehicle restriction was lifted on Route 322/22 from the Juniata County line to I-99 in the county of Center.

Although PennDOT crews treat the roads, the department’s primary goal is to keep the roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roads throughout the storm until the precipitation stops and roads are clear.

Restrictions will be communicated via variable message signs, the 511PA traveler information website at www.511PA.com and smartphone apps. Motorists can also sign up for alerts on the website.

Although PennDOT recommends against travel during winter storms, motorists can check conditions for more than 40,000 miles of road, including color-coded winter conditions for 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. The 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to over 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone app for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1 or following regional Twitter alerts.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT handles winter storms, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Cameron, Central, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter counties at www.penndot.gov/District2.

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