UPDATE: Most truck restrictions in Pennsylvania lifted

Updated Jan 8, 2019

UPDATE: Update on Interstate Restrictions: PennDOT continues to post 45 mph speed restrictions on Interstate 81 between Scranton at Mile Marker 194 and the New York State border. All speed and vehicle restrictions were lifted earlier from Interstates 80 east of the junction with Interstate 79; Interstate 81 south of Scranton; Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the Turnpike; and Interstates 84, 180 and 380.Screen Shot 2019 01 07 At 7 15 48 Pm

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is imposing restrictions on some trucks and other vehicles and limiting speed limits because a period of snow, sleet, and freezing rain are expected across the state through Thursday.

The restrictions will be in place between 11 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday and will ban double trailers, empty trailers, non-commercial vehicles pulling trailers, recreational vehicles and motorcycles on these interstates:

  • Interstate 80 east of the junction with Interstate 79 to the New Jersey border
  • Interstate 81 north of the junction with Interstate 78 to the New York border
  • Interstates 84, 180 and 380 in northeast and north-central Pennsylvania
  • Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north of the Lehigh Valley exit

Speed limits will be restricted to 45 mph on these interstates while the vehicle restrictions are in place. Additional speed restrictions on other interstates could be added depending on changing conditions.