Speed Limit Restored on Interstate 80

CLARION, Pa. — PennDOT has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place on Interstate 80 in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Due to the winter storm impacting the region, speed limits were reduced temporarily to 45 mph on Interstate 80 in Clarion and Jefferson counties.

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear.

Although PennDOT recommends not traveling during winter storms, motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

The department also asks motorists to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, motorists should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.

PennDOT reminds motorists to pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

PennDOT also reminds citizens that downloadable materials, including home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are available at www.ReadyPA.org or by calling 1-888-9-READYPA. Citizens can find information about getting involved in local emergency response efforts and other volunteer opportunities through the website or the toll-free line.

For more winter driving tips and information on how PennDOT treats winter storms, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/winter.


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