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Traffic returns to normal on I-80 in Mercer, Venango Counties

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All speed reductions have been lifted and certain restrictions on commericial vehicles have been lifted on Interstate 80 in Mercer and Venango counties.

As of 8:00 p.m. the full commercial ban (including buses) was removed from the following roadways:

  • I-80 from I-79 to I-81;
  • I-81 from I-83 to the New York state line (both the full and limited vehicle bans);
  • I-476 (PA Turnpike, Northeast Ext. both the full and limited vehicle bans); and
  • I-180 full length from Route 220/U.S. 15 to I-80;
  • Interstate 99 from I-80 to the Turnpike.

A full commercial ban (including buses) remains in effect on the following roadways:

  • I-380 full length from I-81 to I-80;
  • I-80 from I-81 to the New Jersey state line; and
  • I-84 full length from I-81 to the New York state line.

A prohibition on only empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks; all Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers); tractors hauling empty trailers; any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs; all motorcycles; and all recreational vehicles and RVs remains on the following roadways:

  • I-78 full length from I-81 to the New Jersey state line;
  • Route 22 from I-78 to the New Jersey state line; and
  • Route 33 from I-78 to I-80.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says speeds were reduced to 45 mph on Interstate 80 in from Exit 19B (Interstate 79) in Mercer County to the New Jersey state line.

There was also a full commercial vehicle ban (including buses) in place on the same portion of Interstate 80. Included in the ban were:

Empty, straight CDL-weighted trucks;

All Large Combination Vehicles (double trailers);

Tractors hauling empty trailers;

Any trailers pulled by motorcycles, passenger vehicles, pickup trucks or SUVs;

All motorcycles; and

All recreational vehicles and RVs.

Drivers will see similar restrictions on other interstates throughout Pennsylvania today.

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike are both implementing phased restrictions through the storm. 

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