PennDOT, PA Turnpike imposes vehicle restrictions as winter storm rolls through region

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The Pennsylvania Department of Travel (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have updated their vehicle travel restrictions during the upcoming winter storm. According to PennDOT, the restrictions are a departure from the guidance issued Friday, and changes may be made depending on conditions. With effect from kl. At 17.26, PennDOT announced vehicle and speed restrictions for the following Level 3 lanes of the Commonwealth’s Weather Event Vehicle Restriction Plan: · Interstate 70 (east of Interstate 79) in the Westmoreland and Washington Counties. With effect from kl. At 5pm on Sunday 16 January, PennDOT announced that vehicle and speed limits are now in place for the following Level 3 lanes of the Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan: I-70 East of I-79 I-79 North of I-80I -80 from the Ohio border to I-99The full length of I-86The full length of I-90I-99. Effective at 15.50, Sunday, January 16, PennDOT announced vehicle restrictions for the following lanes in Pittsburgh at. Level 2 of the Community Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan: Allegheny County · Interstates 79, 376 (Parkways East and West), 279 (Parkway North), and 579Beaver County · Interstate 376 (Beaver Valley Expressway) Lawrence County · Interstates 79 and 376Effective at. At 3pm on Sunday 16 January, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following level 2 lanes of the Commonwealth Vehicle Restrictions Weather Event Plan: All intermediate states south of Interstate 80, not including Interstate 80; PA Turnpike I-76 (Mainline) from the Ohio border to Cranberry (Exit 28) and then from Breezewood (Exit 161) to the New Jersey border, including all Western extensions; PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) from I-276 to I-80; US 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey border; Route 33 from I-78 to I-80. Valid at 3pm Sunday, January 16th, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following level 3 lanes in the Commonwealth’s Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan: PA Turnpike I-76 from Cranberry (Exit 28) to Breezewood (Exit 161) With effect from 17:00 on Sunday 16 January, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following level 2 lanes of the Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan: All intermediate states north of I-80; and I-80 from I-99 to the New Jersey border. With effect from kl. 17:00 on Sunday 16 January, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following level 3 lanes of the Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan: I-70 east of I-79; and I-79 north of I-80; I-80 from the Ohio border to I-99; The entire length of I-86; The entire length of I-90; and I-99. With effect from kl. At 7pm on Sunday 16 January, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following level 2 lanes of the Commonwealth’s Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan: PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) from I-80 to the Clarks Summit. With effect from kl. 23:00 on Sunday 16 January, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following level 3 lanes of the Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan: I-81 north of I-84; I-84; and I-380. According to PennDOT, under Tier 2 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on affected roads: Tractors without a trailer; Tractors tow unloaded or lightly loaded closed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers; Tractors tow loaded tandem trailers unless there are chains or another approved alternative towing device on board; Closed trucks that meet the definition of a CMV; Passenger cars (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers; Recreational vehicles / motorhomes; School buses, commercial buses and motor vehicles; and motorcycles. buses, commercial buses and motor vehicles; and motorcycles. On roads with Tier 3 restrictions in place, no commercial vehicles are allowed, EXCEPT loaded single trailer with chains or approved alternative towing devices. In addition, all school buses, commercial buses, buses, motorcycles, motorhomes / motorhomes and passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) are not allowed on affected roads, while restrictions are in place. PennDOT suggests that motorists avoid possible unnecessary travel during the storm. If you are going out, officials say you need to be careful, slow down and plan for changing weather conditions and icy roads. Download the WTAE app to stay in touch with severe weather alerts and the latest news.

The Pennsylvania Department of Travel (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have updated their vehicle travel restrictions during the upcoming winter storm.

According to PennDOT, the restrictions are a departure from the guidelines issued on Friday, and changes may be made depending on the circumstances.

Valid at 17.26, PennDOT announced vehicle and speed limits for the following lanes at 6 p.m. Level 3 of the Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

· Interstate 70 (east of Interstate 79) in the Westmoreland and Washington Counties.

Valid at 17.00, Sunday 16 Jan. PennDOT announced vehicle and speed limits are now in place for the following lanes at Level 3 of Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

  • I-70 east of I-79
  • I-79 north of I-80
  • I-80 from the Ohio border to I-99
  • The entire length of I-86
  • The entire length of I-90
  • I-99

Valid at 15.50, Sunday 16 January, PennDOT announced vehicle restrictions for the following level 2 lanes of Pittsburgh in Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

Allegheny County

· Interstate 79, 376 (Parkways East and West), 279 (Parkway North) and 579

Beaver County

· Interstate 376 (Beaver Valley Expressway)

Lawrence County

· Interstate 79 and 376

Valid at 15.00 on Sunday 16 January, vehicle restrictions are planned for the following lanes at Level 2 of Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

  • All interstate south of Interstate 80, not including Interstate 80;
  • PA Turnpike I-76 (Mainline) from the Ohio border to Cranberry (Exit 28) and then from Breezewood (Exit 161) to the New Jersey border, including all Western extensions;
  • PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) from I-276 to I-80;
  • US 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey border;
  • Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.

Valid at 15.00 Sunday 16 Jan. vehicle restrictions are planned for the following lanes at Level 3 of Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

  • PA Turnpike I-76 from Cranberry (Exit 28) to Breezewood (Exit 161)

Valid at 17.00 Sunday 16 Jan. vehicle restrictions are planned for the following lanes at Level 2 of Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

  • All intermediate states north of I-80; and
  • I-80 from I-99 to the New Jersey border.

Valid at 17.00 Sunday 16 Jan. vehicle restrictions are planned for the following lanes at Level 3 of Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

  • I-70 east of I-79; and
  • I-79 north of I-80;
  • I-80 from the Ohio border to I-99;
  • The entire length of I-86;
  • The entire length of I-90; and
  • I-99.

Valid at 19.00 Sunday 16 Jan. vehicle restrictions are planned for the following lanes at Level 2 of Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

  • PA Turnpike Northeast Extension (I-476) from I-80 to Clarks Summit.

Valid at 23:00 Sunday the 16th of January. vehicle restrictions are planned for the following lanes at Level 3 of Commonwealth Vehicle Weather Event Limitation Plan:

  • I-81 north of I-84;
  • I-84; and
  • I-380.

According to PennDOT, below Tier 2 restrictions, are the following vehicles not allowed on affected roads:

  • Tractors without trailer;
  • Tractors tow unloaded or lightly loaded closed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers;
  • Tractors tow loaded tandem trailers unless there are chains or another approved alternative towing device on board;
  • Closed trucks that meet the definition of a CMV;
  • Passenger cars (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers;
  • Recreational vehicles / motorhomes;
  • School buses, commercial buses and motor vehicles; and
  • motorcycles.
  • buses, commercial buses and motor vehicles; and
  • motorcycles.

On roads with Tier 3 restrictions in place, no commercial vehicles are allowed EXCEPT loaded single trailer with chains or approved alternative towing devices. In addition, all school buses, commercial buses, coaches, motorcycles, motorhomes / motorhomes and passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers are not permitted on affected roads while restrictions are in place.

PennDOT suggests that motorists avoid unnecessary travel during the storm. If you are going out, officials say you need to be careful, slow down and plan for changing weather conditions and icy roads.

Download the WTAE app to stay in touch with severe weather alerts and the latest news.

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