PENNSYLVANIA (WHTM) — A 45-mph speed restriction was in place for interstates in several south-central Pennsylvania counties, PennDOT said on Thursday morning as sleet and freezing rain fell across the Midstate.

Around 10:15 a.m., some of those speed restrictions began being lifted, according to 511PA. Around 11:15 a.m., PennDOT said most speed and vehicle restrictions in the area had been lifted.

Speed and vehicle restrictions have been lifted for the following roadways, according to PennDOT:

  • Interstate 78 from I-81 in Lebanon County to the Berks County line
  • Interstate 81 from the Maryland state line in Franklin County to I-78 in Lebanon County
  • Interstate 83 from the Maryland state line in York County to I-81 in Dauphin County
  • Interstate 283 from PA 283 to I-83 in Dauphin County

Speed and Tier 1 vehicle restrictions remain in place on Interstate 81 from I-78 in Lebanon County to the Schuylkill County line, PennDOT noted.

A 45-mph speed restriction also remains in place for U.S. Route 322 from Centre County through Juniata County, PennDOT said around 11:15 a.m.

The following vehicles are not permitted on highways restricted under Tier 1 of the commonwealth’s weather event vehicle restriction plan, PennDOT noted:

  • 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 unloaded or lightly loaded cargo delivery trucks/box trucks that meet the definition of a CMV
  • Passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, etc.) towing trailers
  • Recreational vehicles/motorhomes
  • School buses, commercial buses, and motor coaches
  • Motorcycles

PennDOT said that although crews have been treating roads, drivers should be alert for ice and snow. Drivers also should not drive too close to plows or attempt to pass a truck while it is plowing or spreading winter materials, PennDOT said.