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Speed, vehicle restrictions lifted on the Pa. Turnpike

February 14. 2014 8:09AM
Times Leader Staff

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The Pa. Turnpike Commission has announced that it lifted the 45 mph speed limit and the bans on certain commercial and non-commercials trailers on all remaining sections of the Turnpike at 6 a.m. today.

Motorists should still double check for changes or updates and drive with caution when hitting the road in the morning, as high winds and drifting could force local restrictions or lane closures.

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In anticipation of the impending winter storm, the Pa. Turnpike Commission (PTC) has banned all empty and double tractor-trailers. The ban will be in effect on the turnpike from Breezewood (Exit #161) to the Delaware River Bridge (Exit #359) and the entire Northeastern Extension (I-476) from Mid County (Exit #20) to Clarks Summit (Exit #131).

That ban has been expanded to include non-commercial or recreational trailers being pulled by passenger vehicles, including utility or cargo trailers, horse and other livestock trailers and trailers for boats, snowmobiles and other recreational vehicles.

The PTC has also added a speed-limit restriction of 45 mph for all drivers traveling between Blue Mountain Tunnel (milepost #200) and the Delaware River Bridge (Exit #359) as well as the entire Northeastern Extension from Mid County Interchange (Exit #20) to Clarks Summit (Exit #131).

The PTC will continue to lower the speed limit to 45 miles per hour in areas where conditions warrant.

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