Travel restrictions expected ahead of Wednesday's winter storm

Travel restrictions expected ahead of Wednesday’s winter storm

Travel restrictions will be in place on some Pennsylvania highways Wednesday during forecast snow and ice, PennDOT said.

In a winter weather advisory, the National Weather Service said snow, sleet and rain are likely between 4 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Rain and snow will begin Wednesday morning and then combine with sleet between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., forecasters said. More rain is likely after 4 p.m. through early Thursday.

Temperatures will peak in the upper 30 degrees on Wednesday, forecasters said. Winds of nearly 30 mph are possible throughout the day.

Level 1 travel restrictions will come into effect at 6 a.m. Wednesday on the following highways:

  • Interstate 80 from I-79 to I-180
  • I-76 (PA Turnpike) from New Stanton to Breezewood
  • Full length of I-99

Level 1 travel restrictions will come into effect at noon Wednesday on the following highways:

  • I-80 from I-180 to the New Jersey border
  • I-81 from I-78 to New York border
  • I-84, full length
  • I-380, full length
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike Northeast Extension) from I-78 to I-81 Clarks Summit

Tractors, motorcycles, buses, tractor-carrying vehicles, motor homes and most trucks are not permitted on highways subject to Level 1 travel restrictions, PennDOT said.

Although passenger vehicles are permitted on these highways, PennDOT urges residents to avoid travel on Wednesdays, if possible.

The NWS said: “Expect slippery road conditions. Dangerous conditions will impact the Wednesday morning ride. »

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Icy roads likely Wednesday as snow, sleet and rain fall: forecasters

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