As winter weather conditions across the north central region continue to improve, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is lifting travel restrictions across the area.
Tier 4 restrictions have been lifted on Interstate 80 from I-99 at the 161/Bellefonte interchange in Centre County through Clinton County at mile-marker 192.
Tier 4 restrictions banned commercial vehicles as well as all school buses, commercial buses, motor coaches, motorcycles, RVs/motorhomes and passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers.
Additionally, speed limits have been restored and the restriction for commercial vehicles to use the right lane only has been lifted on the following roads:
• I-99 in Centre County—both directions;
• I-80 from mile-marker 97/Falls Creek to mile-marker 161/Bellefonte—both directions.
• U.S. Route 22/322 in Juniata, Mifflin, and Centre counties.
PennDOT reminds travelers that they can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.
Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateColl.
MEDIA CONTACT: Marla Fannin, 814-765-0423/cell 814-360-3013
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