Here in western Pennsylvania, there's a "Tier 1" vehicle restriction both directions on I-76.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As Pennsylvania continues to be pummeled by winter weather, PennDOT and the Turnpike have put vehicle restrictions in place across the state.

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These restrictions are in place until further notice, and PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid the roads entirely if possible.

The Turnpike later said that beginning on midnight Sunday, they’ll lift restrictions from the Ohio line to the Carlisle Exit #226. They’ll stay in place for eastern Pennsylvania.

Starting at noon, vehicle restrictions were put in place for vehicles in “Tier 1” like tractors without trailers, tractors with empty trailers, RVs and motorcycles. This affects all of Interstate 76/276 and Interstate 476 in both directions.

Shortly after that, restrictions for “Tier 1” vehicles went in place for the following, the majority of which aren’t in our area:

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  • The entire length of Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) in both directions;
  • The entire length of Interstate 78 in both directions;
  • Interstate 81 from the Maryland border to Interstate 80;
  • The entire length of Interstate 83 in both directions;
  • The entire length of Interstate 95 in both directions;
  • The entire length of Interstate 176 in both directions;
  • The entire length of Interstate 283 in both directions;
  • The entire length of Interstate 295 in both directions;
  • The entire length of Interstate 476 (non-tolled portion) in both directions; and
  • The entire length of Interstate 676 in both directions.

Here in western Pennsylvania, a big snow event is expected Monday and Tuesday, with some models forecasting several inches of snow.