By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As winter weather continues to move through the area, the Pennsylvania Turnpike has put traffic restrictions in place that will go into effect at 6:00 p.m.READ MORE: Shaler And North Allegheny Girls Basketball Teams Take Stand Against Racism
The commonwealth’s “Tier 1” restriction plan will make it so that the following vehicles will not be permitted on the Mon-Fayette Expressway, Greensburg Bypass, Beaver Valley Expressway, and Southern Beltway:
- Tractors without trailers
- Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded enclosed trailers, open trailers, or tank trailers
- Tractors towing unloaded or lightly loaded tandem trailers
- Enclosed cargo delivery trucks that meet the definition of a CMV
- Passenger vehicles including cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks, towing trailers
- RVs and motor homes
- School buses, commercial buses, and motor coaches not carrying chains or alternate traction devices
As of 7:00 p.m., Routes 22 and 33, I-70, I-78, I-80, I-81, I-83, I-84, I-99, I-180, and I-380 will also be under the Tier 1 restrictions.
PennDOT says vehicle restrictions are in effect at “Tier 3” on the following sections of Interstate 80: From the Ohio Border to Interstate 79 and from Interstate 180 to the New Jersey border. The restrictions mean no commercial vehicles are permitted except loaded single trailers with chains or approved alternate traction devices.
PennDOT also implemented a 45 miles per hour speed limit on State Route 28, Interstates 79, the Parkway East, Parkway West, Parkway North and Interstate 579 in Allegheny County. Interstate 376 in Beaver County and Interstate 79 and 376 in Lawrence County also have a reduced speed limit of 45 miles per hour.READ MORE: 1 Dead After Shooting At Washington County Convenience Store
45 mph speed reductions are once again in place on I-79, I-376, I-279, I-579, Route 28, and Route 422 Check https://t.co/mBFWLuqom8 for the latest updates on the status of the roads. pic.twitter.com/KfLNqYxYSA
— 511PA Pittsburgh (@511PAPittsburgh) February 15, 2021
PennDOT is also temporarily imposing travel restrictions on Interstates 79 and 80, including a 45 miles per hour speed limit. Click here for all the details.
As conditions change and more traffic restrictions are put in place, this story will be updated.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 3 Confirmed Cases Of UK Coronavirus Variant
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