The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is implementing vehicle restrictions on several roadways starting at 5 p.m. today and advises against unnecessary travel in affected areas during the winter storm forecast for today and Friday much of the Northeast.
Vehicle restrictions are planned to begin at 5 p.m. today for the following roadways at Tier 1 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan:
- The entire length of Interstate 99.
Effective at 7 p.m. today vehicle restrictions are planned for the following roadways at Tier 1 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan:
- I-79 from I-80 to I-90
- The entire length of I-80
- I-81 from I-78 to the New York border
- The entire length of I-84
- The entire length of I-180
- The entire length of I-380
- The entire length of Route 33
Restrictions will remain in place until conditions have improved enough to warrant their removal.
Under Tier 1 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on affected roadways:
- Tractors without trailers
- Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers
- Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers
- Enclosed cargo delivery trucks that meet the definition of a CMV
- Passenger vehicles (cars, SUV’s, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers
- Recreational vehicles/motorhomes
- School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches not carrying chains or Alternate Traction Devices (ATD’s) and
PennDOT urges motorists to avoid travel if possible.