PennDOT plans automobile restrictions on a number of roadways

HARRISBURG, Pa. —  The Pennsylvania Division of Transportation will likely be implementing automobile restrictions for a number of Pennsylvania roadways forward of winter climate anticipated throughout many of the state.

PennDOT stated in a launch, restrictions to roads will go into impact at 5 a.m. Saturday. 

Transportation officers are advising drivers to keep away from pointless journey in affected areas in the course of the storm.

  • PA Turnpike I-76 (Mainline) from New Stanton (Exit 75) to Breezewood (Exit 161)


  • Interstate 80 from I-79 to I-99; and
  • The whole size of I-99
  • I-476 from I-78 to I-81


  • I-80 from I-99 to the New Jersey border;
  • I-81 from I-80 to the New York border;
  • The whole size of I-84;
  • The whole size of I-180; and
  • I-380



Restrictions will stay in place till situations have improved sufficient to warrant their elimination.

Extra velocity restrictions and right-lane restrictions for business autos will likely be imposed as crucial on a regional stage.


Below Tier 1 restrictions, the next autos are usually not permitted on affected roadways:

  • Tractors with out trailers;
  • Tractors towing unloaded or flippantly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers;
  • Tractors towing unloaded or flippantly loaded tandem trailers;
  • Enclosed cargo supply vehicles that meet the definition of a CMV;
  • Passenger autos (automobiles, SUV’s, pickup vehicles, and so on.) towing trailers;
  • Leisure autos/motorhomes;
  • Faculty buses, business buses and motor coaches not carrying chains or Alternate Traction Gadgets (ATD’s); and
  • Bikes.


On roadways with Tier 3 restrictions in place, no business autos are permitted besides loaded single trailers with chains or accepted Alternate Traction Gadgets. A

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Moreover, all faculty buses, business buses, motor coaches, bikes, RVs/motorhomes and passenger autos (automobiles, SUVs, pickup vehicles, and so on.) towing trailers are usually not permitted on affected roadways whereas restrictions are in place. 


PennDOT can be urging motorists to keep away from journey if potential, however to make use of warning if one should journey. 


Drivers ought to put together or restock their emergency kits with gadgets corresponding to non-perishable meals, water, first-aid provides, heat garments, a blanket, cellphone charger and a small snow shovel. Motorists ought to tailor their kits to any particular wants that they or their households have corresponding to child provides, further medicine and pet provides.


For extra data on protected winter journey, an emergency package guidelines and knowledge on PennDOT’s winter operations together with a video, go to Extra winter driving and different freeway security data is obtainable at