PennDOT announces restrictions ahead of upcoming storm

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EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — With the potential for ice in the upcoming storm, PennDOT is warning drivers to limit unnecessary travel and be aware that conditions can change.

PennDOT Officials say they’re concerned about ice accumulating on the roadways, creating a potentially dangerous situation.

They’re asking people to just stay home if they don’t need to go out.

PennDOT workers have already started pre-treating the roads.

They also issued travel restrictions.

Restrictions start at 12 p.m. Friday with a tier 3. That means reduced speeds to 45 mph. Trucks must stay in the right lane and unloaded tractor trailers are banned from the interstate. at 2 p.m. we move to a tier 4. PennDOT will restrict traffic on I-18, I-80 and 380.

All commercial trucks, tractor trailers along with motorcycles, RVs and passenger cars towing a vehicle will be banned even if they have chains.

PennDOT officials recommend always having an emergency travel ban in your car with things like jumper cables and phone chargers. Again, they’re looking at potentially icy conditions beginning tomorrow at noon and into the evening.

For more information, visit the PennDOT website.

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