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PennDOT reduces speed limits on several area roadways

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PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on several roadways in Central Pennsylvania due to inclement weather, effective immediately.

Drivers are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel, but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on a number of highways including:

  • Interstate 81 in Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin and Lebanon counties
  • Interstate 78 in Lebanon County
  • Interstate 83 in York, Cumberland and Dauphin counties
  • Interstate 283 in Dauphin County
  • US 22/322 in Dauphin and Perry counties
  • PA 581 in Cumberland County
  • US 11 in Franklin and Cumberland counties
  • US 15 in York and Cumberland counties
  • US 11/15 in Cumberland and Perry counties

Although PennDOT has crews treating roadways around the clock, the department's primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. PennDOT will continue to treat roadways throughout the storm until precipitation stops and roads are clear.

PennDOT is also asking drivers to allow plenty of space when driving near plow trucks. Also, for their own safety and the safety of plow operators, drivers should never attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials.

Drivers should also pack an emergency kit for their vehicles. A basic kit should include non-perishable food, water, blanket, small shovel and warm clothes. When preparing an emergency kit, motorists should take into account special needs of passengers such as baby food, pet supplies or medications and pack accordingly.

Stay safe, Central PA!

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