Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are implementing some vehicle restrictions on Interstate 80 ahead of expected winter weather.
PennDOT says they’ll be implementing Tier 1 vehicle restrictions starting at 3 p.m. on I-80 from I-79 to I-99.
Under Tier 1 restrictions, the following vehicles are not permitted on affected roadways:
Tractors without trailers;
Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers or tank trailers;
Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers;
Enclosed cargo delivery trucks that meet the definition of a CMV;
Passenger vehicles (cars, SUV’s, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers;
School buses, commercial buses and motor coaches not carrying chains or Alternate Traction Devices (ATD’s); and
PennDOT is urging drivers to avoid traveling if possible, but if you must go out, use caution.
PennDOT has issued a temporary speed limit reduction along Interstate 99 for both Bedford and Blair Counties effective immediately.
Officials say the reduction will be placed at 45 mph, with commercial vehicles being restricted to traveling in the right lane only.
Crews will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.
PennDOT reminds all motorists to stay home when possible and to use extra caution if you must travel.
They also asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks and should never try to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.
The speed reduction will be lifted as weather conditions change.