PA Turnpike Lifts All Travel Restrictions

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PA Turnpike Lifts All Travel Restrictions Statewide

Lower speed limits and truck bans no longer in effect.

MIDDLETOWN, PA (March 15, 2017) – The PA Turnpike Commission advises motorists that it will lift the truck and trailer restrictions as well as the 45-mph speed restriction on the entire Northeastern Extension at 6 a.m. today. At that time, no more speed-limit or commercial-vehicle bans will remain on the PA Turnpike system.

PA Turnpike crews may continue to treat the roadway in some areas. Keep alert for changing pavement and weather conditions:

· Drive at a speed suitable for local conditions — even on those sections with a normal posted limit.

· Do not tailgate or attempt to pass an active snow plow or plow train.

· Be prepared for probable slick surfaces, especially on bridges and ramps.

· High crosswinds may cause reduced visibility and snow drifting in some areas.

Check conditions across the entire PA Turnpike system by calling 1-866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting www.paturnpike.com, which provides the latest travel alerts via a live ticker, an interactive map featuring web cams and average speeds, a personalized text/email service and a free smartphone app called TRIP Talk.

Follow the PA Turnpike on Twitter at: @PATurnpikeAlert.

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