State Department of Transportation officials have again relaxed up a movement boycott for trucks, transports and other commercial vehicles as Winter Storm Harper delivers less extent a punch than was initially forecast.
As of 4:30 p.m., the ban was lifted for the sum of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s fundamental line, and these interstates south and west of the Turnpike: I-70 in Washington and Westmoreland regions; I-79; I-279; I-579 and I-376.
The boycott had just been lifted before this afternoon from Interstate 83; Interstate 81 south of Interstate 83; Interstate 283, and Interstate 176.
It was never implemented on interstates in the Philadelphia area.
The commercial vehicle ban does remain in place, however, for many other Pennsylvania interstates, the Turnpike’s 22 expressway in the Lehigh Valley and the Pa. Route 33 expressway in Northampton and Monroe counties.
A 45-mph speed limitation is likewise set up for all motorists on Interstate 80 from the Ohio state line to I-99, as well as I-376 in Mercer and Lawrence counties. The speed restriction also remains in place on Interstate 90, Interstate 86 and Interstate 79 from I-90 to I-80.