Central region

PennDOT removes more restrictions in the North Central region

Clearfield, Pennsylvania – PennDOT has lifted more temporary restrictions on certain vehicles from traveling on highways in north central Pennsylvania.

Due to the impact of Winter Storm Quinlan on the area, PennDOT has temporarily restricted certain vehicles from using Interstate 80 from Exit 97/DuBois-Brockway to Exit 161/Bellefonte and throughout the I-99 earlier in the day to help ensure highways remain open during the harshest winter storm conditions. PennDOT also lifted speed and utility vehicle restrictions on the right lane only on Route 322 from the I-99 interchange to the Juniata/Perry County line.

These vehicle restrictions reflected Tier 4 of the Commonwealth Weather Event Vehicle Restriction Plan.

Restrictions on vehicles reflecting Tier 2 of the Commonwealth Weather Event Vehicle Restriction Plan remain in effect on I-80 from exit 161/Bellefonte to mile marker 192 at the Clinton/Union County line. A 45 mph speed limit and a restriction of commercial vehicles to the right lane only also remain in effect on this stretch of I-80.

Under Level 2 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on the affected roads:

  • Tractors without trailers
  • Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded closed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers
  • Tractors towing loaded tandem trailers, unless there are chains or other approved alternate traction device on board
  • Enclosed cargo delivery trucks meeting the definition of a commercial vehicle
  • Passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, vans, etc.) towing trailers
  • Recreational Vehicles/RVs
  • School buses, commercial buses and coaches
  • motorcycles

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 by 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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MEDIA CONTACT: Timothy Nebgen, 814-360-3838

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