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Lower speed limits and truck bans no longer in effect.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.