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. »