PennDOT lifts ban for commercial vehicles in some areas

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With the weekend storm ending, bans through Pennsylvania are being removed on Sunday.

The announcement was made in a media release.

The ban for commercial vehicles on Interstate 79 between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-80, Interstate 80 between the Ohio state line and the junction with I-81, Interstate 99, and I-376 South of l-80.

The ban is still in place on I-79 north of I-80. I-81 north of I-80, I-84, I-86, I-90, I-380, and I-476. 

The ban is for commercial traffic. 

The ban was put in place after Gov. Wolf’s declaration of emergency on Friday.

The 45-mph speed limit is still in place.

This is what the entire release said:

Commercial Vehicle Ban Lifted from More Interstates

Most Speed Restrictions Remain in Place

Harrisburg, PA – With the weekend storm exiting Pennsylvania, more of the remaining bans on commercial vehicle traffic on certain interstates were removed at 11 a.m.

The ban was lifted from Interstate 79 between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 80, Interstate 80 between the Ohio state line and the junction with Interstate 81, Interstate 99, Interstate 180 and Interstate 376 south of Interstate 80.

The ban remains in effect on Interstate 79 north of Interstate 80; Interstate 81 north of Interstate 80; Interstate 84; Interstate 86; Interstate 90; Interstate 380; and Interstate 476, the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike north of Interstate 80.

The bans included all commercial traffic, including buses, though tow-truck operators were permitted to perform their operations for motorists. The action was taken following Governor Tom Wolf’s emergency declaration Friday.

A 45-mph speed restriction remains in place on most of the interstates in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania State Police are in continued collaboration at the Commonwealth Response Coordination Center and with teams across the state.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Rich Kirkpatrick, PennDOT, mobile, 717-439-1787.

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