PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Due to the winter weather and snow, PennDOT temporarily reduced the speed limit on the Beaver Valley Expressway and Interstate 80 to 45 mph Friday morning.
The reduced speed limit was in effect in Beaver and Lawrence counties between the Allegheny County line to the Mercer County line on the Beaver Valley Expressway.
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Beaver County Emergency officials who say this morning’s snow created a lot of accidents. Drivers hitting guide rails or sliding off the road into ditches, but nothing serious.
Earlier, the snowfall was heavy and it was so windy, which made the visibility tough for drivers.
KDKA’s Lindsay Ward noticed many commuters driving in the middle of the road along I-376 because they had a difficult time seeing the tracks on the road.
As for Interstate 80, the reduced speed limit was in place in Butler, Clarion and Jefferson counties.
KDKA’s Chris Hoffman Reports:
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PennDOT is reminding drivers that despite having plows and crews treating roadways, their goal is to keep roads passable not completely free of ice or snow.
They will be treating roads until the snow stops and the roads are clear.
You can track plows on the PennDOT 511 website.