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Pa. Turnpike traffic restrictions lifted

Jeff Himler
| Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, 6:03 p.m.
Snow outlines the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Donegal, Westmoreland County.
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Snow outlines the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Donegal, Westmoreland County.

Weather-related traffic restrictions for some commercial vehicles, all recreational vehicles and motorcycles were lifted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between New Stanton and Carlisle.

The move ended all vehicle restrictions on the Turnpike mainline, which had gone into effect beginning at midnight Monday in anticipation of hazardous winter driving conditions across portions of the state.

Also, on Tuesday afternoon, similar vehicle restrictions came to an end on: Interstates 95, 176, 283, 295 and 676; the non-turnpike sections of interstates 76 and 476; and Interstate 83 from the Maryland state line to I-81.

The restriction prohibiting travel by empty tractor-trailers, large combination vehicles with double trailers, tractors hauling empty trailers, all motorcycles and recreational vehicles, and any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or sport utility vehicles, remained in place on: I-78 from I-81 to the New Jersey state line; I-81 from the Maryland state line to I-83; the Turnpike Northeast Extension, between the Mid-County and Lehigh Valley exits; Route 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line; and Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.

A full ban on all commercial vehicles, including buses, was lifted on Interstate 70 in Fulton County but remained in effect on: Interstate 80 from Interstate 79 to the New Jersey state line; Interstate 81 from I-78 to the New York state line; Interstate 84 from I-81 to the New York state line; Interstate 180 from routes 220/15 to I-80; Interstate 99 from I-80 to the turnpike; Interstate 380, from I-81 to I-80; the Turnpike Northeast Extension, from I-78 to the Clarks Summit Exit.

A reduced speed limit of 45 mph remained in place on various major routes, with or without a vehicle restriction.

Updated information on traffic restrictions can be found at www.511PA.com .

Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jeff at 724-836-6622, jhimler@tribweb.com or via Twitter @jhimler_news.

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